RTO Form 2: Application for the Grant or Renewal of Learner Licence
The Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 states that it is illegal to drive a vehicle on public roads without holding a valid driving licence. However, if you wish to practice driving under the supervision of a permanent licence holder, then you can apply for the Learner’s Licence by submitting RTO form 2. The Regional Transport Office issues a permit to a candidate after he successfully clears a written or online examination assessing the knowledge of traffic rules. Currently, most RTOs maintain an online portal for hassle-free submission of RTO Form 2. Moreover, there are mock Learner’s Licence tests to help applicants during the preparation.
How to fill RTO Form 2 Application?
Form 2 has four parts; the first part includes details about the RTO authority and the type of vehicle for which the applicant wants a licence. The second part contains particulars which the candidate will furnish. The third part is a declaration for a minor applicant, and the fourth part is for official use.
Enter the name of the RTO office where you wish to apply for the learner’s licence and also mention the type of vehicle for which you require the document.
- The second part of form 2 consists of the personal details of the applicant. Input your name, father’s name, and permanent address in point 1, 2, and 3 respectively (as mentioned in the identity proofs enclosed with the application). If you are residing at a temporary address, include it on point 4 along with appropriate documents. You must also mention the duration of stay in the present address in point 5.
- In point 6 and 7, enter your date and place of birth respectively. Do not forget to attach a proof of birth details to verify the age. If the birthplace of the candidate was outside the Indian territory, then mention the year of migration to India in point 8.
Point 9 consists of the educational qualification of the candidate. Enter whether you are a high-school pass out, graduate, or post-graduate in this space.
- Mention two visible identification marks like birthmarks, moles, or stitch marks in point 10 for ease of recognition.
- Point 12 includes the blood grouping and Rh factor.
If you already hold a valid driving licence, then select the type of vehicle in point 13.
If the authorities held up or cancelled your previous driving licence, then mention about it briefly on point 14.
- In point 15, enter whether particulars of your learner’s licence ever got held up. Describe the type of automobile for which you have applied for the permit.
- If the authorities have previously disqualified you from owning a learner’s licence, then mention about it in point 16 along with the specific reason behind it.
- In point ‘17’ mark ‘yes’ if you have enclosed three passport size photographs. Similarly, in number ‘18’ enclose the fitness certificate along with the date and the name of the medical practitioner who has issued the ‘Medical Certificate’.
- If the applicant is a minor, then he must submit written consent from his parents or guardian along with the form in point 19.
- In point 20, the applicant mentions the name and address of the driving school from where he has obtained the ‘Driving Certificate’ along with its date of issue.
- Point 21 deals with the fees for the learner’s licence. Since January 2017, the RTO authority has fixed the charges at Rs. 150 per applicant.
- Point 22 and 23 include the exemptions of the Medical Test and Preliminary Examination, as mentioned in Rule 6 and Rule 11(2) of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
- At the end of personal details, the adult candidate must include his signature along with the date. In case of minor candidates, parents or guardians must take responsibility for driving skills of the applicant. The person should affix his signature on the form and mention the relationship with the candidate. You need to fill up this part in the presence of the licensing authority.
- The last part of the form is for official use. Here the Licensing Authority mentions whether the candidate has passed or his learner’s licence can get refused. The official also signs the document and affixes the seal.
Documents to be Attached
Detailed below is the list of documents required while filling up Form 2
- Three recent passport size photographs
- Identity and address proof
- Proof of age (birth certificate, 10th Class mark sheet, an affidavit
sworn before an Executive Magistrate, or an affidavit from a First
Class Judicial Magistrate)
- Duly filled Form 1 A and 1 signed by a registered medical practitioner appointed by a state government (if applicable).
Download Application for Grant or Renewal of Learner Licence for a Motor Vehicle
Key Factors to be considered while filling Form 2
- There is a long list of automobiles at the top of form 2, including motorcycle with and without gear, light motor vehicle, medium goods vehicle, medium passenger motor vehicle, heavy goods vehicle, and heavy passenger motor vehicle. Be sure about your automobile type before filling up this space.
- Electricity bill, Aadhaar card, passport, house agreement, ration card and telephone bill can serve as your address proof.
- Do not forget to submit Form 1 A and 1 signed by a registered medical practitioner along with form 2 while applying for a learner’s licence.
Finally, we can say that form 2 is crucial for practising driving on public roads of India. Without a valid learner’s licence, if your vehicle collides with another automobile or cause damage to public property, you may end-up with legal complications.