Downloading a Learner’s Licence in India

In India, a driving licence is granted only to eligible individuals who pass the driving test and understand traffic rules. The Regional Transport Office (RTO) at the district level provides all services related to driving licenses.

In this article, I will guide you through the complete process of downloading a Learner’s License for new applicants. Be sure to read until the end to get all the necessary details.


To download your Learner’s Licence, follow these simple steps:

Driving License Related Services
  • Choose your state, and you’ll be redirected to the Sarathi Parivahan Portal.
  • now in the menu, choose “Print Learner Licence (Form3)” and then click “Proceed”.
Print Learner Licence
  • You’ll see three options to download your licence: application number, driving licence number, or mobile number.
  • Enter your details then click “Submit”.
Learner Licence Download

An OTP will be sent to your mobile. Enter it when prompted. Once verified, your Learner’s License will appear, ready for download or printing.

What is a Learner’s Licence?

Learner’s Licence is the first step before getting a full Driving Licence (DL). It allows you to drive on Indian roads with an experienced driver to help you learn.

It’s for those still learning to drive and lasts for six months, after which it expires. This period is meant for practicing driving skills before taking the test for a permanent DL.

To apply for a Learner’s License in India, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Age Requirements:
    • For motorcycles without gear (up to 50cc): Minimum age is 16 years with parental consent.
    • For motorcycles with gear and light motor vehicles: Minimum age is 18 years.
    • For commercial vehicles: Minimum age is 20 years.
  • Educational Qualification:
    • For commercial vehicle licenses, a minimum educational qualification of passing the 8th standard is required.
  • Medical Fitness:
    • Applicants must be physically and mentally fit to drive. A medical certificate may be required for certain categories.
  • Knowledge of Traffic Rules:
    • Applicants must have a basic understanding of traffic rules and regulations. This is usually tested through a written or online exam.
  • Residency:
    • Applicants must be residents of India and provide proof of residency.