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Driving Licence in Jharkhand: How to Apply Online/Offline?

Team AckoApr 5, 2024

Jharkhand is a state featuring dense forests and rich mineral resources. Recent development has led to industrial and tourism growth. As a result, one can notice many private and transport vehicles running on state highways and city roads. However, the drivers of all these vehicles require a valid Driving Licence (DL) to drive legally, as mentioned in The Motor Vehicles Act of India. The state has strict laws against people driving/riding without a DL. If you are looking to apply for a Driving Licence in Jharkhand, this article will help you understand the process involved in doing so.




Types of Driving Licences in Jharkhand

A DL can be of many types based on the vehicle’s class and validity.

Type of Driving Licence Vehicle type
Learning Licence or LL Issued for two/four-wheeled vehicles with a limited validity of 6 months
Gearless Permanent Driving Licence or DL  Issued for gearless two-wheelers
Geared Permanent Driving Licence or DL Issued for geared and private two and four-wheeled vehicles
Commercial Permanent Driving Licence or DL Issued for commercial/transport vehicles

Driving Licence application process in Jharkhand

Read ahead for the online and offline methods related to the Driving Licence application process in Jharkhand. 

How to apply for a Driving Licence online in Jharkhand

The online process for a Driving Licence application includes these steps in Jharkhand.

  • Step 1: Use Parivahan Sewa to access Driving Licence online services.

  • Step 2: When you reach the Sarathi Parivahan page, select “Jharkhand”.

  • Step 3: Apply for Learning Licence via the portal and download the slip.

  • Step 4: Take your Learner’s Licence test using the application slip to obtain your LL.

  • Step 5: Drive for a month and then apply for permanent DL via the Sarathi portal to schedule a test appointment.

  • Step 6: Visit the local RTO with the DL application acknowledgement to take the test.

Clear the exam as per the RTO inspector’s instructions and allow a few days of processing to obtain your fresh Driving Licence.

How to apply for a Driving Licence offline in Jharkhand

 The offline process for a Driving Licence application includes these steps in Jharkhand.

  • Step 1: Download a form for a Learner’s Licence online or get it from an RTO in your location.

  • Step 2: Accurately fill out the application for a Learner’s Licence and submit it to the RTO with the documents supporting your request.

  • Step 3: Pay the fee to get a receipt and book an appointment for the LL examination.

  • Step 4: Complete the exam to obtain your LL on the same day.

  • Step 5: Fill out an offline application for a Driving Licence as a holder of a Learner's Licence.

  • Step 6: Take the DL test on the scheduled date and complete the biometric process.

Let the RTO verify your application and documents to dispatch a fresh Driving Licence.

Also, read: All about RTO Offices in India

How to check Driving Licence application status in Jharkhand

To check your application status for DL in Rajasthan, you can follow these steps. 

  • Step 1: Head to the official Sarathi Parivahan portal. 

  • Step 2: Pick the “Application Status” option and enter the details requested.

  • Step 3: Verify with the given captcha and submit to see the application status.

Driving test procedure in Jharkhand

Here is how the procedure of a driving test is conducted in Jharkhand.

Driving test for four-wheelers

You must remember the following things about a four-wheeler driving test in Jharkhand.

  • An RTO inspector looks over the whole process.

  • The inspector tests your skills and knowledge of driving through a ground and road exam.

  • You need to effortlessly drive the vehicle in specific patterns as instructed by the inspector during the ground exam.

  • You must show your competence in following traffic rules while driving during the road exam.

  • The inspector holds the authority to pass or fail you.

  • You can take the same exam again if required after 7 days.

Driving test for two or three-wheelers

Here are the things to remember when appearing for a two/three-wheeler driving test in Jharkhand.

  • An inspector at the RTO will instruct you about the steps involved in the exam.

  • The competence is tested in two tests, including road and ground tests.

  • Your ability to control the vehicle is tested when riding in different patterns during a ground test.

  • Your ability to comply with traffic rules is assessed during a road test. 

  • The RTO inspector decides whether you fail or pass the examination as per your performance.

  • You can take the same exam again if required after 7 days.

Driving Licence fees in Jharkhand

The following table shows the fees related to Driving Licence in Jharkhand.

Type of service Fees (in Rs.)
Learner’s Licence (LL) Between 130 to 260
Permanent Driving Licence (DL) Between 500 to 800
Renewal of DL 250
International DL permit 500

Eligibility for Driving Licence in Jharkhand

The eligibility for DL in Jharkhand depends on the following factors.

  • One needs to cross the age of 16 before applying for a DL for any gearless motor vehicle.

  • One needs to cross the age of 18 before applying for a DL for any geared motor vehicle.

  • One needs to cross the age of 20 before applying for a DL for any commercial/transport vehicle.

  • Holding a Learner’s Licence (valid till 6 months of issuance) is also mandatory under the DL application.

Documents required for Driving Licence in Jharkhand

For a DL application in Jharkhand, the RTOs may ask for these documents.

  • Copy of your LL (Must be older than 30 days but under 180 days)

  • Proof of your age (Institutional certificates, Aadhaar card, birth certificate, etc.)

  • PAN card copy

  • Proof of your address (Ration card, voter card, passport, etc.)

  • Self-declaration of physical fitness (Form 1)

  • Physician authorised Medical Certificate (Form 1A, only when you’re 40 or older)

  • Application for a fresh DL (Form 2)

  • Payment slip for the processing fee

How to Renew Driving Licence in Jharkhand

You can use the following steps in case your DL needs renewal in Jharkhand.

  • Step 1: Find the “Renew Driving Licence” option by visiting the Sarathi platform and selecting “Jharkhand”. 

  • Step 2: Read the instructions and enter details like your Birth Date and DL number.

  • Step 3: Fill in an online application for DL renewal, pay the fee and print/download your receipt. 

The RTO will verify your documents to send the renewed licence.

Duplicate Driving Licence in Jharkhand

If you lose/damage your DL, it is possible to request a duplicate Driving Licence in Jharkhand. 

Documents required for duplicate DL in Jharkhand

The documents involved in the application for DL duplication are the following.

  • An application for duplicate licence

  • Challan clearance issued by the Department of City Traffic Police

  • FIR or First Information Report copy (for loss or theft of DL)

  • Proof of residence

  • Original Driving Licence (if damaged)

  • Processing fee payment receipt

Steps to apply for duplicate Driving Licence in Jharkhand

Follow these instructions for duplication DL application in Jharkhand. 

  • Step 1: Go to the Sarathi platform via the Parivahan Sewa website to submit your application under “Apply for duplicate DL”.

  • Step 2: Visit the chosen RTO with all your documents and payment slip for verification.

  • Step 3: Wait for process completion and receive the licence at your home address.

International Driving Permit application in Jharkhand

The process/documents mentioned below will help you with the application for International Driving Permit (IDP) in Jharkhand. 

Documents required for IDP in Jharkhand

Following documents might be needed at the time of IDP application in Jharkhand.

  • Your DL (must be valid)

  • Your passport (must be valid)

  • Your air ticket and visa (both in valid condition)

  • Application fee payment receipt

  • Photos in passport size (5 copies)

  • Your IDP application (filled out in Form 4A)

Steps to apply for IDP in Jharkhand

Here is the procedure to submit your IDP application in Jharkhand.

  • Step 1: Apply for International Driving Permit via the Sarathi or Jharkhand Transport portal

  • Step 2: Visit the selected Regional Transport Office (RTO) with your original documentation.

  • Step 3: Complete the verification process at the RTO to get the International Driving Licence issued.

Disclaimer: The information mentioned on this page is compiled from different websites and government sources. The information may be updated from time to time. Hence, please refer to the respective government websites and verify before making any DL-related decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are questions that will further help you with DL in Jharkhand.

Which form should I fill out to apply for a smart card DL in Jharkhand?


You can submit your smart card DL application in Form 7.

How much does the driving test cost in Jharkhand?


To appear for a driving test for DL in Jharkhand, you need to pay Rs. 300.

How long will I have to wait to get my Learner’s Licence?


If you clear the LL exam, the RTO authorities will issue the Learner’s Licence on the same day.

Can I get the name corrected on my DL in Jharkhand?


Yes, you can get the name updated on your permanent DL in Jharkhand by submitting the relevant documents and paying Rs. 10 as the application fee.

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