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Driving Licence Fees Punjab

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  • TATA AIG Team
  • Published on :
  • 21/01/2024

Like all other Indian states, Punjab also has a structured fee system in place for various driving licences. With such detailed procedures, it can get confusing to keep track of all the expenditures related to a driving licence (DL).

For all aspiring drivers, understanding the fee structure of driving and learning licences is of significant importance to be able to plan their finances to apply for a driving licence in Punjab.

This blog provides a detailed road map for your financial planning as well as the processes related to acquiring a driving licence.

Types of Driving Licences in Punjab

Driving Licence Type Vehicle Types 
Geared Four-wheelers SUVs, MUVs, Hatchbacks, Sedans, Coupés, etc.
Geared Two-wheelers Geared scooters and motorcycles, etc.
Gearless Two-wheelers                           Mopeds, gearless bikes, scooters, etc.
Commercial Vehicles Trucks, transport buses, etc.
Other Vehicles Transport trucks for carrying industrial and hazardous goods

Punjab Driving Licence Fees Online

Licence Type Amount Payable 
Learning Driving Licence Fees in Punjab ₹30
Driving Licence Fees For 4-Wheeler in Punjab ₹50
Two-Wheeler Driving Licence Fees in Punjab ₹50
Driving Licence Renewal Charges in Punjab ₹50
Form 7 DL Fees in Punjab ₹200
Addition of a new class of vehicle  ₹50
Driving licence test fees ₹50

Driving Licence Application Process : Punjab

The driving licence application process in Punjab can be done using two methods; online and offline. Understandably, the process to apply for a driving licence in Punjab online is comparatively convenient and accessible to the offline process.

Apply for Driving Licence in Punjab: Online

Navigate to the Parivahan website.

Go to the 'Please select the state from where the service will be taken' drop-down menu.

Select 'Punjab' from the state list.

Fill out the application form with all the required detailed information according to the guidelines given on the screen.

Upload all the valid documents as instructed on the website.

Upload your photograph and signature when required.

Fill out details in the 'DL TEST SLOT BOOKING 'section and choose a slot of your preference.

Pay the fee online with the available modes of payment on the website.

Verify the Payment Status.

Save the receipt on the screen and print it for future use.

For more information on online services by the Punjab government, click here.

If the online application process is unavailable for you, here are the steps to follow for an offline application.

**Apply for Driving Licence in Punjab: Offline

Preparation of Files

For Facilitated Applications: The applicant is required to visit the facilitation centre, where an operator will assist in completing the necessary forms online. All the required documents must be attached to the printed application form provided by the facilitation desk.

For Self Applications: The applicant is required to fill out the given forms on the Parivahan website, pay the fees and book a slot for a driving test. A printed, filled form needs to be attached to all required documents.

Verification of Files

The applicant will have to have their files physically verified by an RLA clerk. If the file is rejected, a deficiency slip is given to the applicant. The slip should contain clear reasons for rejection and guide the applicant on how it can be rectified.

Submission of Files

The applicant is required to submit the file at the fees and booking slot for the driving test counter if the fees still need to be paid or a slot is booked.

Driving Test

The applicant is required to appear for the driving test at the test centre after drawing their slot. Results for the test are given at the same time.

The applicant will be tested on criteria mentioned in the details of the application documents.

If the applicant fails to clear the test, they are required to book the slot again online or at the counter and reappear for the test until they clear.

Delivery of the Licence

Once the applicant passes the driving test, the permanent driving licence will be sent through a speed post.

Documents Required to Apply for Driving Licence in Punjab

Form 4.

Self Declaration Form.

Valid learner licence (class of vehicle same as applied DL).

3 copies of recent passport-sized colour photographs.

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Driving Licence in Punjab

The criteria for obtaining a driving licence in Punjab are delineated by age and the vehicle type of the prospective learner.

  • Individuals aged 16 can apply for a licence to operate motorcycles with an engine capacity not exceeding 50cc.

  • For those aspiring to drive transport vehicles, such as passenger or goods vehicles used for hire, the eligibility criteria are set at 20 years of age.

  • Meanwhile, individuals reaching the age of 18 are eligible to apply for a driving licence for all vehicles, excluding motorcycles with an engine capacity not exceeding 50cc and transport vehicles.

The eligibility criteria are structured while aligning age requirements and responsibilities associated with different vehicles.

How to Check Your Driving Licence Application Status?

Thanks to the Sarathi Parivahan website, checking the application status of any driver's licence has become very easy. Here are the steps to check your application status online:

  • Navigate to the Sarathi Parivahan website.

  • Select your state from the drop-down menu.

  • Click on 'Apply Online'

  • Select 'Application Status'

How is the Driving Licence Test Conducted in Punjab?

The driving licence test in Punjab is administered by an official at the Regional Transport Office (RTO) and involves a thorough evaluation of the applicant's driving skills.

The test is conducted under the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988. It is used to evaluate general driving skills, understanding and compliance with traffic rules and regulations.

The testing procedure varies depending on the type of vehicle:

Four-Wheeler Test

The evaluation of the four-wheeler driving demands that applicants showcase their precise control while navigating through a set route that has border markers. The applicant must not touch any border markers during the test.

Two-Wheelers and Three-Wheelers

The evaluation of two-wheeler and three-wheeler driving demands that the applicant navigate through a set route and form a figure-8 pattern while avoiding stalling.

Need for Motor Insurance in Punjab

As per the Motor Vehicles Act, it is mandatory to get car or bike insurance if you own a vehicle. As an aspiring driver, if you want to avoid getting fined, it is best to get insurance for bikes or cars before you start navigating the streets of Punjab.

Any records in e-challan Ludhiana, Amritsar or any other city will tarnish a good driving record on the central driving system. Repeated offences can also lead to suspension of licence. Hence, to navigate the streets safely and economically, it is advisable to get comprehensive motor insurance that is tailored to your needs.

At Tata AIG, any car or bike insurance is tailored to your preferences at cost-effective prices, ensuring your safety within a feasible budget.

Conclusion

Staying informed about the procedures and details related to the driving licence and fees is about more than just being financially responsible. It is also about taking significant steps towards safe and legal road navigation.

Navigating the roads of Punjab requires more than just skill and precise reactions; it demands an apparent adherence to rules and regulations as well as the financial commitments that are involved with owning or driving a vehicle.

FAQS

What are the total fees for a driving licence in Punjab?

The total fees of procuring a driving licence in Punjab include the cost of the test as well as the issuance of the driving licence. This total comes out to be ₹250 if the test is cleared in one attempt.

What do I do if my Driving Licence cannot be seen on the online portal?

If your driving licence cannot be seen on the Sarthi Parivahan portal, you are required to contact your zonal office or transport department to inquire about the same. Make sure to carry all original documents that may be required to prove validity along with you for your visit.

Is there a minimum educational qualification required to obtain a driving licence?

Yes, the minimum educational qualification required for obtaining a regular driving licence is 8th standard.

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