In India, all individuals need to apply for a driving licence to legally drive or ride vehicles on public roads. The process of applying for a driving licence involves the submission of several crucial documents to the Regional Transport Office (RTO). Among these documents is a medical certificate, which is commonly known as RTO Form 1A, along with Form 1.

In this blog, we will provide a comprehensive guide to these RTO forms and highlight how to fill them out, among other details.

How to Obtain RTO Form 1A?

To obtain an application for Form 1A, vehicle owners aged 40 and above can visit the Sarathi Parivahan website or their nearby RTO office. After acquiring the form, they must undergo a medical examination conducted by a certified medical practitioner and  obtain their signature on the form.

Once the form is signed by the medical practitioner, the RTO Form 1A should be submitted to the RTO office while applying for a Driving License.

How to Download Self Declaration Form 1?

Vehicle owners below 40 years of age can obtain the self-declaration Form 1, instead of  RTO Form 1A from the same government website. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do so.

Step 1: Visit the official website of Parivahan Sewa or Sarathi Parivahan.

Step 2: Navigate to the ‘Driving License Related Services’ on the main page and click on it.

Step 3: Choose ‘Online Services’.

Step 4: Specify the state you are applying from.

Step 5: Tap on the ‘Others’ option displayed in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 6: A drop-down menu will appear on your screen. Choose ‘Print Application Form’ from the menu.

Step 7: Enter your application number and date of birth.

Step 8: Click on the ‘Download Form 1’ tab.

How to Fill RTO Form 1A and Form 1?

The following is a guide on how to fill RTO Form 1A Application for a hassle-free process of obtaining a driving licence in India.

  • Enter your full name and father’s name exactly as the two appear on your identity documents. If you are a married woman, you can use your husband’s name in place of your father’s name, just like how it is in the ID document.
  • Provide your permanent address exactly as it appears on your address proof document. If you do not have a permanent address, you can provide your temporary address in this section.
  • Specify your date of birth as indicated on your official ID document.
  • Enter ‘No’ if you have never had epilepsy or any related symptoms.
  • Check the box if you can see the licence plates of other vehicles from 25 metres away in daylight.
  • Input ‘No’ if you do not have any muscular issues or motor disabilities.
  • Input ‘Yes’ if you have a history of colour blindness and cannot distinguish between colours.
  • Write ‘Yes’ if you can drive without the use of a hearing aid.
  • If you have any additional illnesses or disabilities that may affect your ability to drive safely and pose a risk to other road users or passengers, list them in the provided space.
  • Lastly, input ‘Yes’ if you believe you are physically capable of driving/riding a vehicle.

Things to Consider While Filing RTO Form 1A and Form 1

Here is what you need to keep in mind when filling out Medical Certificate Form 1A and Form 1 for your driving licence application.

  • If you have filled ‘No’ in the boxes concerning physical disabilities, you must provide evidence stating your capability to drive/ride a vehicle safely without endangering other commuters.
  • Individuals 40 and above must submit Form 1A, while those between 17 and 40 must fill out Form 1.
  • To obtain a driver’s licence, applicants need to diligently answer all health questions on both Form 1 and 1A while accurately filling out the other required details.
  • These forms need to be submitted to the RTO office along with valid identification, proof of address and a birth certificate. Additionally, the RTO officer may request vehicle-related documents such as a vehicle fitness certificate.

Bottom Line

After filling out the RTO Form 1A or Form 1, make sure to get it signed by an MBBS doctor registered with the National Medical Commission or your State Medical Council. By ensuring all the required documents and forms are in order, you can streamline the process of obtaining a driver’s licence.