Obtaining LLR made tough in City

Obtaining LLR made tough in City

The City’s regional transport offices authorised to issue driving licences and the website of the transport department, have started displaying the format of a new 138-question test devised for applicants seeking a learner’s driving licence (LLR). 

The new format of the questionnaire, along with the correct answers, have been put up on the notice boards of all the 13 regional offices, said an official of the transport department.

“The move is aimed at educating the aspiring drivers and familiarising them with road safety information and minimise problems in taking the test,” said the official.

The new test format is said to be difficult and contains questions that evaluate the applicants’ knowledge on road signs and driving skills.

The new test carries 138 questions and the transport offices have already started taking test of the learner’s licence applicants on the basis of the new format, said an official. “The format is more or less patterned on the lines of the models adopted in other countries and helps separate capable drivers from others,” he said.

In the earlier system, applicants without adequate knowledge of road safety, too, could manage to get a learner’s licence and go on to drive on Delhi roads, he said. “The attempt now is to prevent people with poor knowledge of road safety from coming on to the road and posing hazards for other motorists,” said an official.

On an average, about 1,500 learning driving licences are issued in Delhi every day. For the unlettered learner’s licence applicants, the department has prepared a special package for testing their knowledge of road safety. “For such people, a voice-enabled test module has been devised,” said the official, adding that the same package can be used for people who are not computer friendly.

The 10-minute test for learner’s driving licence is taken on a computer terminal and each applicant gets to see 10 bilingual questions on the screen which he or she has to answer.

“To minimise chances of cheating or copying in the test, the system picks the questions randomly and no two question sets are similar,” said an official.  

He said there was very little difference between the basic road safety questions that are asked in a test paper meant for an applicant for a two-wheeler and a car learner’s driving licence.