Government of Puducherry
Traffic Police


How to Obtain a Learner's Driving Licence


A Driving Licence is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle. Under the provisions of the  Motor Vehicles Act,1988 in India, no person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid Driving Licence issued to him.

In India, two kinds of Driving Licences are issued: Learnerís Licence and Permanent Licence. A Learnerís Licence is essential for obtaining a Permanent Licence.


  • For driving motorcycle without gear, a candidate must have completed 16 years.

  • For other vehicles, they must have completed 18 years.

  • For Transport vehicles driving they should have completed 20 years.

  • After 30 days of obtaining Learner's Licence, they can apply for permanent Driving Licence.

  • Preliminary test is exempted if he is already a holder of a Learner's Licence or possesses a permanent licence but they will have to appear before the concerned Authority with proof of documents (original).

  • Medical Certificate is necessary in case of obtaining the LLR for transport vehicles such as Bus, Lorry and Taxi etc., Medical Certificate for LLR is not necessary in case of other category of vehicles.

  • Parent of Guardian should sign before the Licencing Authority in case of the applicant applying for Learner's Licence has not completed 18 years of age but completed 16 years of age, for giving their consent.


The persons who intend to get a Learnerís Licence must apply in Form No.2 along with the documents mentioned below with a fee of Rs.15. An acknowledgement token will be issued. The applicant will have to be appear for a preliminary test after that.

Preliminary written test will be conducted in the department from 09.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. after every 30 minutes. The learners test is conducted for a period of 20 minutes and it has 10 multiple objective type questions. The minimum marks to qualify is 6 out of 10. The objective type questions will test the knowledge in traffic signs, traffic rules and regulation, the result of the test will be exhibited in the notice-board next day and successful candidates can get the Learner's Licence by producing the token issued to them.


Necessary Documents
  • Application in Form No.2

  • Recent passport size photograph 1 (Apart from one affixed in application)

  • Residence proof (Duly attested Xerox copy/true copy)

  • Age proof (Birth Certificate/School Certificate/Collage Certificate

  • Medical Fitness Certificate in Form 1 and 1A (In case of Transport vehicle)

  • Note: Any one of the below mentioned documents should be produced towards residence proof

    • Ration Card

    • Election Identity card/Extract of Electoral Roll

    • Passport

    • Electricity Bill/Telephone Bill

    • Pay Slip issued by Central/State Government

    • House Tax Receipt

    • Study Certificate issued by the institution