Procedure for new Learner License in Kerala

Procedure for new Learner License in Kerala

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.
  • If you are 20 years or more and having one year driving experience in non-transport vehicles, you can apply for a transport vehicle driving license. A pass in 8th standard is an additional condition to get a transport vehicle driving license. You will be exempted from one year driving experience if you need a transport vehicle Driving License only to drive Auto-Rickshaw.
  • Vehicles using for hire or reward are classified as transport vehicles and others are classified as non-transport vehicles.


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/-

Date for Road Test will be mentioned in the Learner’s License. The Learners License cannot be renewed.

Forms and Documents required

  • 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)


  • Eye Test Certificate shall be obtained from an ophthalmologist.
  • Attested copy of proof of residence, proof of age and proof of citizenship (Election ID card, Ration Card, School Leaving Certificate, passport etc) You can download all the forms Downward menu


Fee for each class of learner’s license: Rs. 30