NTSA Driving Classes

NTSA Driving Classes. National Transport Safety Authority has developed this new curriculum for the training and testing of drivers. The curriculum has been designed to address the different needs of drivers depending on the vehicles they use. Consequently NTSA Driving Classes have been split into several modules that provide guidance for the training and testing of drivers of motorcycles, light vehicles, public service vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles. There are also modules that provide requirements for those people who drive for a living and for the drivers of plant and agricultural machinery. The curriculum includes theoretical sections and examinations and practical sections and examinations.

NTSA Driving Classes.

Class A

i. Category A1 (Moped)
-Up to and including 50 C.C.
-Minimum age 16 years.
-No passenger.




ii. Category A2 (light motorcycle)
– Above 50 C.C.
– Minimum age 18 years.
– Maximum load 60 kg (for upto 400 C.C)
– Maximum 1 passenger

iii. Category A3 Motorcycle Taxi, Couriers and three-wheelers.
-100 C.C. and above.
-Minimum age 21
-Previous 1 year riding experience of A2
-Maximum load 100 kg (for up to 400 C.C)
-Maximum 1 passenger






NTSA Driving Classes. CATEGORY B

i. Category B (Light Vehicle)
-Light vehicle (passenger car) or with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of maximum 3500 kg with one light
trailer (not exceeding 750 kg)
-Not more than seven passengers.
-Minimum age 18 years.
ii. Category B Automatic (Light Vehicle Automatic)
-Light vehicle (passenger car) with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of maximum 3 500 kg with one light
trailer (not exceeding 750 kg).
-Equipped with automatic gear box.
-Not more than seven passengers.
-Minimum age 18 years.

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iii. Category B Professional
-Light vehicle (passenger car) with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of maximum 3,500 kg with one light
trailer (not exceeding 750 kg).
-Equipped with manual or automatic gear box.
-Not more than seven passengers.
-Minimum age 21 years.






CATEGORY C

i. Category C1 (Light Truck)
-Light truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeding 3 500 kg and a maximum 7500 kg with
maximum one light trailer (limited to not exceed 750 kg)
-Minimum age 22 years
2 Category C (Medium Truck)
-Heavy truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeding 7 500 kg with maximum one light trailer
(limited to not exceed 750 kg)
-Minimum age 24 years

3 Category CE (Heavy Truck with trailer)
-Heavy truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeding 7 500 kg with heavy trailer or semitrailer.
-Articulated vehicles.

-Minimum age 28 years.


CATEGORY D

i. Category D (Van)
-Maximum 13 passengers.
-Minimum age 22years.
ii. Category D1 (Mini Bus)
-Between 14-32 passengers
-Minimum age 25 years.

Category D2 (Large Bus)
-33 passengers and above.
-Minimum age of 30 years.




CATEGORY E (SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS’ LICENSE)

-Minimum age 21years
-Completed 3 months driving practice with any vehicle classified under categories C1, C, CE, D, D1, D2
and licensed as EC1, EC, ECE, ED, ED1, ED2 respectively.
– Class ED2 Licenses shall be endorsed for classes D1 & D while Class ECE Licenses shall be endorsed for
C & C1

 CATEGORY G (INDUSTRIAL, CONSTRUCTION AND AGRICULTURAL PLANTS& EQUIPMENT)
-Special types of Plants and Equipment for which special authorization is required from the authority
before such plants can be registered for use.
-To operate such Plants and Equipment a driving License is a requirement
-Endorsement for Class G will be done on the driving License.

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