Now, appear for learner’s driving licence test online
Thiruvananthapuram: In the background of COVID-19 outbreak, test for learner’ s driving license will be switched to online. With this, the applicants will be allowed to appear for the test through mobile phone or computer.The tests which were postponed following the lockdown will be resumed soon.
The online test will be conducted once the officials complete the arrangements in Sarathi software for driving tests.
At present, the Kerala Motor Vehicle Department has received 4 lakh applications for learner’s driving license. The state government proposed the online test after examining that test at the MVD office is no more practical amid the pandemic.
The online test of 30 minutes will carry 50 questions. A user name and password will be given to the applicants once they submit their application online.
30 questions should be cleared to pass the exam. Applicants might be allowed to attend the test either from 8 pm to 11 pm or during the day.
The transport commissioner will issue the detailed guidelines regarding the online test later.
Meanwhile, the department has no facility to prevent impersonation and cheating in the test.
So far, the department was conducting a test with 20 questions. Those who cleared 12 questions were declared qualified to obtain the learner’ s driving licence.
Though the questions were easy, 20 percent people used to fail in the test.
Meanwhile, the transport Commissionerate informed that the state government has not issued any direction to resume the driving tests.