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Are you wondering how to get drivers license in India? The process is really simple indeed. In this article, we will guide you on how you can apply for your driver’s license the online and offline way.

Why is it important to have a driver’s license?

A driver’s license is one of the simplest forms of identification you could own. Plus, driving can prove to be an important and necessary skill to have. Thus, you may want to consider applying for a driver’s license as soon as you reach legal age.

Documentation and eligibility criteria

To apply for a driver’s license, you need to present the following documents – the application form, address proof (passport/ utility bills / ration card), and passport size photographs. You will also need to present your learner’s license which can be issued with the help of a driving school.

To apply for a driving license, you need to be aged at least 18 years.

How to apply for driving license online?

To apply for a driving license online in India, just follow these steps:

  1. Visit the website of the Ministry of Transport in your state
  2. Download the relevant forms
  3. Fill them up and submit these forms with the required documentation at your RTO
  4. Go for your driving test as scheduled
  5. Receive your driver’s license if you clear the test

You may also apply for your driver’s license the offline way by directly going to the RTO in your area. A driving school will usually be able to help you with the entire process. In fact, if you are new to a city, a good driving school will help you learn to operate your vehicle and help you with the process of getting your driver’s license issued.

Do bear in mind that there are different types of driving licenses based on the kind of vehicle you will operate. For example, if you get a two–wheeler license, you cannot use it to drive a car. You need to have a license that states you can drive a two–wheeler and a car. There are also separate licenses for larger vehicles that move heavy goods. This is because there is a separate set of skills required for operating each of these vehicle types.

Do note that you need to have a valid driver’s license to operate your car legally on the roads in the country.

Importance of motor insurance

Apart from a valid driver’s license, you also need to have a valid motor insurance policy for your vehicle too. A basic third–party insurance coverage is mandatory for all motorists whether they operate vehicles for personal use or commercial use. Plus, having motor insurance helps secure you financially against the heavy expenses that can result from an accident if you meet with one.

We hope that this article has shown you how to apply for driving license in India.

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