RTO Form 1A: Application for Medical Certificate from a Registered Medical
RTO Form 1A is the second application in the ‘Driving Licence’ category. Applicants submit this document along
with the Form 1 while applying for a driving licence. The state government appoints a registered medical
practitioner to conduct a thorough medical examination on candidates before filling in this application. The
doctor also verifies the details furnished in form 1, through this document.
How to fill RTO Form 1A Application?
Form 1A consists of three parts- personal details along with a photograph, a declaration, and a certificate of
medical fitness. The applicant fills the first part, while a registered medical practitioner certifies the second
and third part. Detailed below is the step-by-step process of filling up the form.
- Attach your recent passport size photograph at the top right-hand corner of the application. In point 1, input
your full name, as mentioned in the identity proof submitted along with the document. In point 2, enter two
identification marks which are easily visible on the body, like birthmarks, moles, or stitch marks.
- Point 3 consist of a set of declarations verifying that the candidate is fit to drive on roads. His present
medical condition should not pose a threat to other commuters.
- Declaration ‘a’ states whether or not the candidate has any vision-related defects. If the doctor marks ‘yes’
in this category, then he must also mention whether it is possible to correct the visual issue by wearing
- The second declaration certifies whether the applicant can distinguish pigmentary colours like red and green.
The third one validates the ability to detect other automobiles and number-plates from a distance of at least 25
metres. In both cases, the physician marks ‘yes’ if he finds your sense organs functioning within the standard
- Declaration ‘d’ communicates whether the candidate has any degree of deafness that can interfere with his
responsibility behind the wheels.
- The next declaration (point ‘e’) deals with night blindness. It is a vitamin A deficiency disease interfering
with night vision. Candidates having this medical issue may find it challenging to drive at night.
- Declaration ‘f’ concludes that whether or not the applicant has a deformity or loss of organs interfering with
his driving skills. The RTO department ensures that under no circumstances, the driver can pose to be a danger
to fellow passengers or riders of other vehicles.
- The declaration ‘g’ contains details about the blood grouping and ‘Rh factor’ of the applicant. This point is
optional; it remains on the discretion of the candidate whether he wishes to include the information in his
- The final part of form 1A consists of the ‘Certificate of Medical Fitness’. Here the registered medical
practitioner appointed by the state government certifies that he has personally examined the applicant. The
doctor also mentions that he has given special attention to the distant vision.
- If the candidate is applying for a commercial vehicle (goods carrier) or hazardous truck (oil tanker) license,
then the doctor should also examine his reaction time, glare recovery, and side vision. It is essential as
driving these vehicles requires better physical fitness and alertness of mind.
- Finally, the medical practitioner states whether or not the candidate is fit for holding a driving license. If
the doctor finds a candidate unsuitable, then he should state clearly the reasons behind his conclusions.
- The doctor should sign the medical certificate along with his name and designation above the signature or
thumb impression of the candidate. He must also mention his registration number and affix the official seal on
Documents to be Attached
Detailed below is the list of documents required while filling up Form 1
- Identity proof
- Recent passport size photograph of the applicant
- Duly filled form 1
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Key Factors to be considered while filling Form 1A
- The medical practitioner should affix his signature over the passport size photograph of the candidate in such
a way that part of his sign should be over the photo and the remaining portion on the application.
- A dumb candidate without any deafness is also eligible for applying for non-transport automobiles.
- Affix a recent photograph with a dark background so that your facial features are distinctly visible on the
Finally, we can conclude that RTO form 1A is a crucial document for applying for a driving licence.
Candidates submit this application along with the form 1. Though a registered medical practitioner appointed by
the state fills in most of the clauses of this document, candidates furnish personal details like the name and
identification marks. Do not forget to affix your recent photograph at the right-hand corner at the top of the