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Holding a learning license is the first step towards obtaining a permanent driving license in Karnataka. The state of Karnataka witnesses over lakhs of commuters travelling by road. Hence, to maintain a swift and steady working of the transport system of the state, the Karnataka RTO has made it mandatory for an individual to hold a valid driving license. But before letting an individual apply for a permanent DL, the Karnataka RTO makes it mandatory for individuals to obtain a learning license that acts as a restricted license.
A learning license in Karnataka is issued to an individual who complies with the eligibility requirements and passes the learning license test. In order to obtain a learning license in Karnataka, an applicant can follow the application process mentioned below.
A motor insurance policy is mandatory for every vehicle registered at Karnataka RTO as per The Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.
A learning license in Karnataka is issued to an individual on the basis of the type of a vehicle he wants to drive.
Eligibility criteria vary depending on the type of vehicle an individual wants to learn to drive.
Karnataka learning license can be obtained by an individual on submission of the below-mentioned documents.
Any one of the below age proof documents :
Any one of the below address proof documents :
Learning license in Karnataka can be obtained by an individual by following any one of the below-mentioned processes.
Online application process for obtaining a learning license in Karnataka
Offline application for obtaining a learning license in Karnataka
In case an applicant has lost his driving license in Karnataka, he can apply for a duplicate driving license in the state by making an application for the same at the RTO. Application for a duplicate DL can also be made if the original license is stolen, damaged or lost.
Documents required for obtaining a learning driving license in Karnataka
Procedure to obtain a duplicate learning license in Karnataka
Applying for a duplicate learning license in Karnataka is easier as the application for the same can be made online or directly at the RTO. While applying online, the applicant can fill out the form, upload documents and pay the application fee online. Once the application is processed online, the applicant will have to visit the RTO for the verification process. Once the documents are verified, the duplicate DL in Karnataka will be issued to the applicant. The application form for duplicate DL in Karnataka can be downloaded online through transport.karnataka.gov.in/.
A learning license in Karnataka is issued to an individual who passes the learning license test. To appear for a learning license test, the applicant has to first make an application for it at the RTO. On the day of the test, the applicant has to give an LL test that can be conducted either online or in writing, depending on the qualification of the applicant. During the test, the applicant has to answer objective-type questions that are related to road safety, rules and regulations. The test is conducted in the presence of a Motor Vehicles Inspector as per the rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. If the applicant fails the test, then he can re-appear for the test the next day.
Can I check my learning license status in Karnataka?
Usually, the learning license in Karnataka is issued to the applicant on the day of passing the test. However, if the RTO where you have applied for the LL does not issue you the LL on the same day, then you can check the status either online through sarathi.nic.in:8443/nrportal/sarathi/HomePage.jsp or at directly at the RTO.
What happens if I fail the LL test on the first attempt?
If you fail the LL test in Karnataka on the first attempt, then you can re-appear for the test. However, if you fail the test on consecutive 3 attempts, then you will be denied the LL.
What to do if I want to make a correction in my learning license issued in Karnataka?
To make a correction in a learner’s license issued in Karnataka, an applicant will have to submit a written application for the required corrections. You will also have to attach the required documents with the application. Once the application and documents are reviewed by an RTO official, you will be issued a receipt and the new learning license will be issued to you via speed post.
What is the fee for obtaining a learning license in Karnataka?
The fee for obtaining a learning license in Karnataka is Rs. 150.
Can I give the learning license test online in Karnataka?
No, you will have to visit the RTO in person to give the LL test in Karnataka.