Four Wheelers License
LMV (Light Motor Vehicle)
For light motor vehicles like Auto Rickshaws, Motor Cars, Jeeps, Taxis, Three-Wheeler Delivery Vans, etc.
At present online slot booking and automated test facility available only for Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad (Subhash Bridge RTO), Himatnagar, Rajkot, Mehsana, Bharuch, Palanpur, Ahmedabad (Vastral RTO), Bhuj, Dahod, Surat, Bhavnagar (Only
for Two Wheeler), Valsad, Vyara, Vadodara, Patan, Nadiad and Amreli district.
For a driving license, person has to first apply for a
Learner’s License, with their personal details as required. Once you have Learners license with you (older than a month) then you can apply for a Driving
For permanent license you have to pass pre-defined test. You can
book an appointment online in prior for appearing for the test
OR you can visit RTO with the
relevant documents. If you go for Online booking then you have to log into online system where you will get available slots and you can book as per your preferable time. Once you booked your time slot you have to visit
RTO at specified time given and your test will be started accordingly.
An applicant for a Light Motor Vehicle Driving License will take the following tests:
- Knowledge of traffic sings
- Skill to stop and drive forward on a road with upward gradient without any backward movement.
- Skill to drive forward on an '8’ shaped track
- Skill of Parallel Parking (Reverse Parking)
- Skill to drive in reverse in a ‘S’ shaped track
Identification of Traffic Signs Test
The purpose of this test is to evaluate the ability of the candidate to identify the Mandatory and Cautionary road signs. This test is common to both Two wheeler and four wheeler drivers. The system will pick any 4 road signs from the question database and
display it to the candidate along with 8 choices. The candidate has to match each of the road sign with the correct answer from the choice provided. To pass the test the candidate has to answer least 3 questions correctly.
The purpose of this test is to evaluate the ability of the candidate to identify the Mandatory and Cautionary road signs. This test is common to both Two wheeler and four wheeler drivers. The system will pick any 4 road
Forward ‘8’ Shaped Track Test
In this test the candidate should drive the vehicle forward in the direction of the arrow mark on a track shaped like the digit ‘8’. 49 poles are positioned to mark the track edges on either side. The time limit for this test is 60 seconds. Candidate knocking
down not more than 6 poles and completing the best within the stipulated time will be considered pass.
Reverse Parallel Parking Test
In this test the candidate has to park the vehicle in the specified space. 5 poles are positioned to mark the track edge. Once the green light glows, the candidate should start the car, move forward to cross the start/stop line, reverse the car and park
within the specified area and within 180 seconds (When the candidate crosses the start line the signal would have turned red). The candidate should wait for the green light to glow again and then should drive the car in forward direction and cross the start/stop
line. A candidate knocking down not more than 3 poles and completing the test within the stipulated time will be considered pass.
Reverse ‘S’ Test
In this test the candidate has to drive backward in the direction of the arrow mark on a track shaped like the English alphabet ‘S’. 27 poles are positioned to mark the track edges on either side. The time limit for this test is 120 seconds. The candidate
knocking down not more than 8 poles and completing the test within the stipulated time will be considered pass.
The candidates successfully completing the driving skill tests on the automated track and signage identification test will be tested on public road by Inspector of Motor Vehicles to fulfill the remaining requirements of the driving test as prescribed under
Rule 15 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
Candidates failing in any of the tests [I] to [VI] mentioned above as applicable will not be allowed to take public road test.
The Salient Features of the System
- Touch screen-Kiosk-PC for traffic sign identification. This system will display four different road signs with eight descriptions. The candidate should match the correct description to the signs.
- The tracks have sensors embedded along the sides.
- Computer system that receives information from the sensors record the movement of vehicle along the track. The system also takes note of the time taken to complete each test from the start to stop position and automatically rates the efficiency of the driver.
On completion of all the tests, the results generated are printed and handed over to the candidate immediately.
- Video cameras are used to monitor and record the activities of the candidates all along the tracks.
Procedure (Steps) for taking the Driving Test
- Step 1 – Reception: Preparation of Application.
- Step 2 – CASH SECTION: Payment of Fee.
- Step 3 – ARTO: Scrutiny of Application and Annexures.
- Step 4 – REGISTRATION: Registration, Issue of ID card and Signage Test on Kiosk.
- Step 5 – Driving Track Test.
- Step 6 – Public Road Test.
- Step 7 – Photograph and Biometric.