As defined by the Motor Vehicle Act 1988, having a driving licence is compulsory for anyone who wishes to use a motor vehicle on the public streets. Obtaining a driving licence in Patna, the capital of state of Bihar, is an easy task if you are well-aware of the process that one should follow. Here, in this post, we tell you how to get a driving licence in Patna online and offline, along with how to renew the driving licence in Patna. In fact, we even tell you how to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with the process to attain a duplicate driving licence in Patna.
An applicant for a driving licence in Patna should meet the below conditions to be eligible for obtaining a driving licence-
Basically, there are three categories of driving licences in Patna
Also read – Commercial Driving Licence (CDL)
The RTO in Patna has a fixed fee for all its services. The service-wise fee amount can be checked out in the table below –
|Type of Licence-related Issue||Fee (In Rs)|
|Learner’s license renewal||200|
|International driver’s license||1,000|
|Driving Licence Fees||200|
|Driver’s license test||300|
|Driver’s license renewal||200|
|Renewal and issue of license for driving schools||10,000|
|Issue of renewed driver’s license||200|
|Appeal fee against RTO||500|
|Issue of duplicate license for driving schools||5,000|
In order to get a driving licence in Patna, you should submit self-attested copies of the documents mentioned below to the RTO-
Also read – Driving Licence (DL) Online Form
One of the below age proofs-
One of the below address proofs
To apply for a driving licence offline in Patna, one should go through the steps given below-
In Patna, you can apply for a driving licence online through the procedure given below-
Also read – Driving Licence Status Online
There are two methods to check the driving licence application status online in Patna. First of these two is to check it on the state transport department website, while the second one will be to check the status on the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway. Following are steps to check the status using the first method-
Follow the steps given below in case you want to know the status of your driving licence application through the second method-
If you damage or lose your driving licence, you shouldn’t panic and instead, go to the RTO to obtain a duplicate copy of your driving licence
One should submit the following documents to the RTO in Patna to get a duplicate driving licence
All the photocopies of the documents mentioned above should be attested by a notary or by a gazetted officer
On paying the required fee, one needs to follow the steps given below to obtain a duplicate driving licence-
In case you can’t remember your driving licence number, you’ll have to apply for a fresh driving licence
In Patna, like it is across the country, the validity of a driving licence for a private vehicle is 20 years or until the holder gets 50 years old (whatever comes first). After the DL has been renewed, it has a validity of 5 years. On the other hand, the driving licence for a commercial vehicle needs to be renewed every 3 years.
In order to get a duplicate driving licence in Patna, the process to do so can be carried out either offline or online, based on your convenience-
For obtaining an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Patna, you need to go to the RTO in your area and submit the relevant application form and the necessary documents. You will not be required to give any test but it is compulsory to have a permanent driving licence to obtain an IDP.
Below is a list of all the documents one should give to the RTO to obtain an international driving permit-
*attested copy should be submitted
As is the case across the nation, even in Patna, the driving licence test is conducted as per the procedure defined by the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. A Motor Vehicle Inspector from the RTO acts as an invigilator and the applicants should have their own vehicles, which should be of the same category for which they have applied for a driving licence. In case a candidate doesn’t possess the required vehicle, he can use the vehicle of the motor driving school.
In case of driving licence test for a two or a three-wheeler, the applicant for a driving licence has to first ride inside a border and make an imaginary pattern of ‘8’ without stalling the vehicle even once. Once satisfied, the invigilator next asks the applicant to ride on a public road, where his performance in real-world conditions is noted.
For the driving licence test for a four-wheeler, the applicant needs to first drive the vehicle on a specially prepared track without coming in contact with any of the columns positioned on the perimeter of the track. Once he has driven to the satisfaction of the invigilator, the applicant has to drive on a public road, where his driving is judged in real-world conditions.
On failing a driving licence test in any of the above three categories, a candidate can give a re-test after a gap of 7 days and on payment of a nominal fee to the RTO.
A: Driving without a valid driving license in Patna is punishable offence under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. An offender will have to cough up a fine of up to Rs. 500 and/or face imprisoned for up to 3 months
A: To verify the status of your driving licence application, you can check visit sarathi.nic.in or directly check the status at the RTO
A: The validity of a renewed driving licence in Patna is 5 years.
A: Patna RTO office address is: The Regional Transport Officer (RTO), ChajjuBagh, Patna, Bihar – 800001
A: If you fail the driving licence test in Patna, you can give a re-test after a gap of 7 days and after the payment of a nominal fee
Patna, the capital of the state of Bihar, has just one RTO, whose details are given below –
|BR-01||The Regional Transport Officer (RTO), ChajjuBagh, Patna, Bihar – 800001|
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