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Jammu and Kashmir Learning License

As per the law, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle without a valid driving license. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 states that an individual who wants to drive in public areas of India should hold a driving license. The MVA, 1988 also makes it compulsory for an individual to first obtain a learning license as it acts as a temporary license giving an individual the freedom to practice driving. An individual who holds a learning license can learn to drive a vehicle under the supervision of a person who holds a valid driving license. The Jammu and Kashmir RTO functions as per the rules of the Motor Vehicles Act,1988 that makes it mandatory for an individual to obtain a learning license by following the below process.

Types of Learning Licenses in Jammu and Kashmir

The J&K RTO issues a learning license to an individual on the basis of the below vehicle types.

Learning license issued for a motorcycle without gear: This type of learning license is issued for driving motor vehicles such as scooters and mopeds, without gear. Motor vehicles not exceeding an engine capacity of 50cc are also included in this license category.

Learning license issued for a light motor vehicle: This type of learning license is issued to an individual who wants to drive light motor vehicles such as a car, bike, etc.

Learning license for a commercial vehicle: This type of learning license is issued to an individual who wants to drive commercial vehicles such as lorry, truck, trailer, etc.

Eligibility Criteria for Obtaining a Learning License in Jammu and Kashmir

  • To apply for a learning for a light motor vehicle, an individual should have completed 18 years of age.
  • To apply for a learning license for a commercial motor vehicle, an individual should have completed 20 years of age.
  • To apply for a learning license for a motor vehicle not exceeding an engine capacity of 50 cc, an individual should have completed 16 years of age.
  • The learning license applicant should have knowledge of traffic rules and regulations.
  • To apply for a commercial learning license, it is necessary that the applicant holds a permanent driving license for a light motor vehicle for not less than one year.

Documents required for Obtaining a Learning License in Jammu and Kashmir

The below documents have to be submitted to the J&K RTO for the purpose of obtaining the Jammu and Kashmir learning license.

  • Application Form 2
  • Application Form 1 and Form 1A i.e. the medical fitness and physical fitness form
  • Applicable Application fee
  • Age and address proof documents such as voter’s ID, passport, PAN card, Aadhar Card, LIC policy bond, school certificate, birth certificate, etc.
  • Passport size photographs.

How to Obtain a Learning License in Jammu and Kashmir?

An application for a permanent driving license in Jammu and Kashmir can be made after 30 days or within 180 days from the date of issuance of the learning license. Hence, first, an individual will have to obtain a learning license by following either of the below application procedure.

Online application for obtaining a learning license in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Visit Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Website- parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
  • Click on online services and select driving license related services
  • Enter the name of the state-Jammu and Kashmir
  • Click on apply online and select new learning license
  • Fill and submit the form online
  • Upload the documents
  • Upload photo and signature
  • Book a slot for the learning license test
  • Pay the application fee
  • Visit the test venue on the given date and time
  • On passing the test, the learning license is issued to the applicant.

Offline application process for obtaining Jammu and Kashmir learning license

  • Visit the RTO
  • Collect the form or download the application Form through J&K Motor Vehicles Department Website- jaktrans.nic.in/
  • Fill out the form and submit it to the RTO
  • Pay the application fee
  • Do the slot booking for the LL test
  • Appear for the test on the given date and time
  • Pass the test to obtain the learning license

How to Obtain a Duplicate Learning License in Jammu and Kashmir?

Jammu and Kashmir duplicate learning license is issued to an individual whose original learning license is damaged, lost or stolen. Such an individual can make a written application to the RTO by giving out the reason for obtaining a duplicate LL.

Documents required for obtaining a duplicate learning license in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Applicable application fee
  • Application Form LLD
  • Age and address proof documents
  • FIR copy, if the license is stolen
  • Learning license details

Procedure to obtain a duplicate learning license in Jammu and Kashmir

An application for a duplicate learning license in Jammu and Kashmir has to be made online or offline at the RTO. The applicant will have to visit the RTO for the verification process. Once the documents are verified, the duplicate learning license is issued to the applicant. Filing a First Information Report is mandatory in case of theft of the learning license as the RTO would not issue the duplicate LL without it.

Learning License Test Procedure in Jammu and Kashmir

A learning license test in Jammu and Kashmir is conducted as per the rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The test is conducted in presence of the Motor Vehicles Inspector who assesses the knowledge of traffic rules and regulations of the applicant. The applicant has to visit the RTO to give the test that will be conducted online or in written form. If the applicant passes the test, he is issued the learning license. However, on failing the test, the applicant can re-appear for the test after 7 days. The slot of the learning license test can be booked online or directly at the RTO.

FAQs on Learning License in Jammu and Kashmir

How can I check my learning license status in Jammu and Kashmir?

You can check the status of your Jammu and Kashmir learning license online through sarathi.nic.in: or at the RTO office.

Can I add more than one class of vehicle to my learning license issued in Jammu and Kashmir?

Yes, by paying an additional application fee, you can add more than one class of vehicle to your learning license issued in J&K.

What type of questions will I be asked during the learning license test in Jammu and Kashmir?

At the time of your LL test in Jammu and Kashmir, you will be asked questions related to traffic rules and regulations. You can also take a mock test online through parivahan.gov.in.

What will happen If I do not make an application for a permanent driving license after obtaining the Jammu and Kashmir learning license?

Nothing will happen if you don’t make an application for a permanent DL after obtaining the J&K LL. However, ideally, an application for a permanent driving license can be made within 6 days from the date of issuance of the learning license. If the application is not made within the grace period, then the applicant will have to apply for renewal of learning license or a fresh learning license, depending on what the RTO allows.

What is the validity of the J&K learning license?

The J&K learning license is valid for a period of 1 year.

Is learning license fee the same in all the cities of Jammu and Kashmir?

Usually, the learning license fee is the same in all the cities of Jammu and Kashmir. However, depending on the service provided by the RO, and where you are applying from, the fee may vary.

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