Vikash Sharma

After a brief gap, the tests for Learner’s License (LL) will resume only for the LL applicants from August 11, the Odisha State Transport Authority (STA) said on Friday.

As per the STA, the slot booking for LL test will be available from August 9 from 11 am. Subsequently, the applicants can book slot from 7 am to 10 pm every day, tweeted the STA.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Learner’s License services were suspended from April 20, 2021 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation prevailing then.

The STA has issued important guidelines for the applicants:

- The slots booked for LL test have been cancelled w.e.f 18.03.2020.

- The fee already paid for LL test will remain valid.

- The LL slot booking will be available w.e.f 11 AM on 09.08.2021.

- Only the existing LL applicants can book the slot.

- The date for fresh applicants for LL will be notified later on.

- The LL test will resume from 11.08.2021.

- The slot duration will be of 15 minutes which will include 10 minutes of test time.

- A candidate has to answer at least 12 questions correctly out of 20 questions to pass the test.

- The candidates will not be allowed inside the office prior to more than 45 minutes of the slot time.

- Candidates may undergo the LL mock test on

- The applicants must wear masks and follow the social distancing norms at the testing centre/office.

- The applicants from Containment Zone will not be allowed for any test. In case, any such applicant tries to enter in office, the matter will be informed to the local Police.

- Applicants are advised not to bring their friends and relatives with them to the office.

- Applicants with symptomatic sign of COVID-19 are not allowed for the test.

- In case of emergent situation due to Covid pandemic leading to shutdown of the office, the test may be cancelled at short notice.

- Applicants are advised not to visit RTO office for any enquiry regarding Learner's License.