A valid Driving License, issued under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, is an essential document to drive a motor vehicle in any public place in India. In the State of Kerala driving licenses are being issued by the Motor Vehicles Department through its 17 Regional and 42 Sub Regional Transport Offices. One should have proper authorization in the license to drive specific class/classes of vehicle he intends to drive.
If you are between 16 and 18 years you can apply, with the written consent of your parents, for a driving license to drive a Motor Cycle below 50cc.
If you are 18 years or more, you can apply for a driving license to drive a non-transport vehicle.
On submission of the application you will be required to undergo a computer based Learner’s test. Your knowledge on Road Rules and Regulations, Signals and signs, Road manners, defensive driving etc will be tested.
Facility for practicing the test is provided in this site; and also in the Information kiosk in the office.
A Learner’s License, valid for six months and valid throughout India, will be issued to you on passing the test. If you fail in the test you can reappear for re-test on any of the coming working days on paying fee of Rs.30/-
Holder of a learner’s license for more than 30days can only appear for driving test. You should produce the application along with the learner’s license in the ground mentioned in the learner’s license on the date and time prescribed in it.
Driving test is conducted in two parts. First part is ground test and the second is road test. In the first part your efficiency in controlling the vehicle will be tested. An 8 track is made for testing part I for two and three wheelers; while an ‘H’ is made for testing the four wheelers.
FORM1: If you are below 50 years and applying for non-transport driving license, use this form for self declaration of physical conditions.
FORM1 A: If you are 50years or more and applying for non-transport driving license, or you are applying for a transport vehicle driving license, you should obtain a certificate from a general medical practitioner about your physical condition Form1A.
FORM2: Application for Learner’s License (you should fill up)
FORM3: Learner’ License form- (you can fill up some columns)