How to Get Driver License in Gurgaon

After figuring out the way to get HSRP in Gurgaon or Gurugram, I decided to figure out how to get Driving License in Gurgaon or Gurugram. The process is simple, time needed is not much and yes there are few challenges you’ll face.

There are two parts to it – first you’ll have to get a Learner’s License and then you’ll get the Permanent Driving License.

Learner’s License: To get the Learner’s License in Gurugram, you’ll need to do as follows;

  1. Be prepared with the following documents
  • Two passport size photographs
  • ID proof – PAN Card is fine
  • Date of Birth proof – Matric/10th Class certificate
  • Address proof – you need minimum of 2 but my advice is carry more viz. copy of cooking gas booklet, copy of rent agreement (if living on rent), electricity bill (if own the house), copy of passbook of a PSU/nationalized bank, copy of address proof document from office (if working), copy of your company ID proof and any other valid document you have and you think can be helpful
  1. Go to Ekal Seva Kendra at the Mini Secretariat in Gurgaon. It’s on the ground floor and there is option of paid parking inside the complex
  2. Buy the Learner’s License form/file for Rs 50/-. This particular counter keeps moving so will not confuse by mentioning its exact space. When I visited last, it was the first counter on your right
  3. The file has Learner’s License application form, medical form and space to paste/staple your ID, address proof and date of birth proofs
  4. Fill all the forms and go to the medical room which is behind this room. Pay the fees there which is about 150/-. A doctor present there will sign and stamp your medical form
  5. Come back to the first room where you got the form and go to Counter No 3 – this usually has long queue but if everyone waits for his and her turn then the queue moves very fast
  6. At the Counter No 3, there is separate line for ladies and senior citizens
  7. The clerk at this counter will check your documents/proofs and if satisfied will sign it too
  8. After the clerk signs it, go back to medical room area, there would be a queue for computer based test to check your knowledge about rules related to driving
  9. This test is little tricky – you have to get 6 answers right out of a total of 10. You get 30 seconds to answer each question. Some questions are easy but some are as weird as they can get, e.g., one question I faced was about permissible speed of auto rickshaw, another on the permissible limit on protruding things/carriages from a trolley. Thankfully I got 6 right out of 9 – my score card didn’t show that I had solved 10 questions
  10. Don’t take this test lightly since a lot of people fail it and if that happens you have to get a new time to retake the test
  11. If you are smart, do Google search and you’ll get a PDF that has all the questions and correct answers too, apparently
  12. If you are successful at the test, they will click your picture there and ask you to pay the fees
  13. They’ll give you a receipt/counterfoil – this is your Learner’s License till you get your actual license delivered at your address through post. I got my Learner’s License after 6 week

Permanent Driving License: One month after the day you got your Learner’s License, you are eligible to apply for Permanent Driving License in Gurugram. You’ll need to have the original Learner’s License and counterfoil won’t do

To apply for Permanent Driving License in Gurugram, do as follows;

  • Be prepared with following documents (don’t ask me why they need these again)
  • One passport type photograph
  • ID proof – PAN Card is fine
  • Date of Birth proof – Matric/10th Class certificate
  • Address proof – you need minimum of 2 but my advice is carry more viz. copy of cooking gas booklet, copy of rent agreement (if living on rent), electricity bill (if own the house), copy of passbook of a PSU/nationalized bank, copy of address proof document from office (if working), copy of your company ID proof and any other valid document you have and you think can be helpful
  1. Go to Ekal Sewa Kendra and buy the Permanent Driving License form – it is fairly cheap and is available at the same counter from you got the Learner’s License file/form
  2. Fill the form and attach your Learner’s License in original in the file
  3. On the other side of road, right opposite the entrance to Mini Secretariat, is the Driving Test area. If you go in the morning you’ll see long queues of cars (many with L sign) parked there.
  4. The Permanent Driving License test happens only in morning, before lunch and it happens from Monday to Friday
  5. When your turn comes, your file will be checked (Form and Learner’s License only) at the gate and you’ll be allowed to enter the test area. Only drivers who have come for the test and their cars are allowed inside.
  6. Before the test starts, they will explain you the rules – listen carefully and most importantly – while driving for the test be patient, don’t hurry at all. Take your time, irrespective of how good a driver you think you are. When I took the test, out of about 20 folks almost 15 failed.
  7. In case you don’t qualify the test, you are free to come again after a week and retake the test. If you fail 2nd time too, you can come a 3rd time and so on
  8. Make sure you don’t wait till the 6th month of your Learner’s License ‘cause if you are not able to qualify and valid time period of your Learner’s License is over, you’ll have get the Learner’s License issued again – which means going through the whole grind again
  9. After you have passed the test, go to Counter Number 3. The clerk there will check all the documents and sign it
  10. After that you will go to the counter next to no 3, submit your file there and pay the fees which is about 560 – if don’t carry change don’t expect to get balance back
  11. At this counter they will also give you the counterfoil/receipt which becomes your valid ‘Permanent Driving License’ till the actual one is sent to your address by post. They say it will reach you in a week but don’t count on that.

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