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A driving license is provided in the state of Madhya Pradesh to allow its citizens to legally drive a motor vehicle on public roads. The state transport department of Madhya Pradesh is entrusted with the responsibility of providing driving licenses to the citizens of the state. The Madhya Pradesh RTO issues driving licenses, learner’s license, duplicate driving license, international driving license, etc.
If you are a resident of Madhya Pradesh looking to apply for a driving license, then here’s an inclusive guide to obtaining a driving license in Madhya Pradesh.
The first step towards getting a driving license in Madhya Pradesh is to get a learner’s license only after which an individual is eligible to get a permanent DL.
In Madhya Pradesh, a permanent driving license is issued on the basis of the following vehicle types.
|Vehicle Type-Transport purpose|
|Light motor vehicle||Covers vehicles such as auto rickshaws, cars, jeeps, deliver vans, etc.|
|Medium passenger vehicle||Covers tempos and minivans|
|Medium goods vehicle||Tempos and trucks used for transportation of goods|
|Heavy passenger vehicle||Covers buses|
|Heavy goods vehicle||Tempos and trucks used for transport of goods|
|Vehicle Type-Non transport purpose|
|Motorcycle without gear||Covers two wheeler scooters, mopeds|
|Light motor vehicles||Includes hatchbacks and sedans|
|Motorcycle with gear||Includes all motor vehicle types|
License for road rollers is also issued under non transport vehicles.
If you are looking to get a driving license in Madhya Pradesh, here is a list of documents that you need to produce.
Age proof:You can provide any of the below documents
Address proof: You can provide any of the below documents:
To be able to procure a driving license in the state of Madhya Pradesh, an applicant has to meet the following eligibility criteria.
Obtaining a driving license in Madhya Pradesh is convenient as you can apply for it offline and online too.
How to get a driving license at RTO in Madhya Pradesh?
How to apply for driving license online in Madhya Pradesh?
If your license is stolen, misplaced or torn, then you can apply for a duplicate driving license in Madhya Pradesh by following the below steps.
Getting a duplicate DL in case it’s stolen:
Note: If the applicant does not remember his license number, then he will have to apply for a new driving license from the same RTO that first issued him the DL. An applicant can also apply for duplicate driving license online by visiting the website www.mptransport.org/MPTS/Default.htm and clicking on license appointment tab on the homepage and then clicking on the duplicate/lost tab. On doing this, the applicant will then have to enter his license number and date of birth.
Ideally, a driving license is valid for a period of 20 years or until the age of 50, whichever is earlier. Just like your car insurance renewal, your driving license is also subjected to renewal or on before its expiry. Here’s how you can renew your driving license in the Madhya Pradesh
Documents required for renewing a driving license for private vehicle
Documents required for renewing the driving license for a commercial vehicle
For renewal of a driving license, all the above documents have to be submitted to the RTO office. In case of private vehicle DL renewal, the renewed driving license is issued on the same day. But in case of DL for commercial vehicle, the DL is sent to the registered address of the applicant. An applicant can also apply for renewal of driving license online by visiting the website www.mptransport.org/MPTS/Default.htm and clicking on license appointment tab on the homepage and then clicking on the DL-renewal tab. For the online renewal process, the applicant will have to enter his driving license number and date of birth.
Note: For renewal of DL, all the photocopies of the documents have to be attested by the notary public or a gazetted officer.
Also, if the applicant has changed his state or city, then a no objection certificate has to be obtained from the RTO that issued his original DL.
If an individual wishes to drive a motor vehicle overseas then he can apply for an International driving license that will give him the legal freedom to drive his vehicle on foreign land.
An International driving license can be obtained by an individual from any RTO office in Madhya Pradesh. The individual will have to furnish the below documents to get an International driving license in Madhya Pradesh.
A learner’s license is valid for a period of 6 months. An individual can apply for a driving license 30 days after the learner’s license is issued. An applicant has to take his own vehicle or a vehicle provided by a motor school at the RTO office to give the driving test. The driving test is conducted in presence of an RTO inspector who declares the result of the driving test.
Driving test procedure for two-wheeler and three-wheeler: For procuring a driving license for a two-wheeler or three-wheeler, an applicant will have to pass the ‘eight-figure test’ wherein he will have to ride the motor vehicle without letting his feet touch the ground.
Driving test procedure for four-wheeler: For procuring a driving license for a two wheeler or three-wheeler, an applicant will have to pass the ‘H’ test wherein he will have to ride the motor vehicle and display his driving skills.
After the driving test, the applicant’s knowledge regarding traffic rules and regulations will be checked.
If the RTO official conducting the test is satisfied with the results, then the driving license will be delivered at the applicant’s registered address within 2-3 weeks. If the applicant fails the test, then he can re-appear for the test within a period of 1 week.
How can I change my address in driving license?
You can make an address change in your driving license by filling and submitting form 7, form for address change along with documents such as age and address proof, new residential address proof and passport size photographs.
How to check driving license status in Madhya Pradesh?
You can check the status of your driving license online on the website-dpes.mptransport.org/MPTS/Default.htm. You will have to enter your application number and date of birth after which your DL status will be displayed on the screen. You can also check the status of your DL at the RTO office where you gave the driving test.
Can I add a new vehicle class to my motor vehicle?
For adding a new vehicle class to your motor vehicle, you will have to fill and submit form 8 and other documents such as age and address proof, form 1Aand driving certificate in case of addition of transport vehicle class.
What are the documents required for getting conductor’s driving license in Madhya Pradesh?
For getting a conductors’ driving license, you will have to fill and submit form L.CON.A, form M.C.CON, attested copies of address and age proof, attested copy of 10th class certificate, 2 passport size photographs and a fee of Rs. 200.
What is the fee for renewal of driving license in Madhya Pradesh?
The fee for renewal of driving license within 30 days from the date of expiry is Rs. 250. A late submission charge of Rs. 50 is added in case of renewal after 30 days from the date of expiry.