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New rules for Nepal driving licence test from mid-July

File: A driving licence test

Kathmandu, June 25

The Department of Transport Management says it is introducing new rules for conducting the driving licence test from mid-July.

The department was preparing to implement the new rules from mid-May. However, owing to the lockdown in most of the districts citing the surge in the Covid-19 cases, the department had halted accepting applications and conducting tests.

The new test rules are reportedly easier than the previous ones. Whereas the department has already published a questionnaire of hundreds of multiple-choice questions for written tests, each applicant will be asked 20 questions to answer from them. On the practical side, the department says the evaluation begins from 100 marks, and the marks will be deducted for mistakes. If the final score does not go down from 70, the applicant is considered qualified.

Over 500,000 applicants are waiting for the tests to resume across Nepal.

Read here to learn how to apply for and obtain a driving licence in Nepal. You can submit your application online once the department begins accepting them again.

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