With the launch of online theory test laboratory in Phuentsholing yesterday, the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) has gone paperless while conducting theory test to avail driving licenses.

Some driving license applicants also sat for the theory test online at the RSTA office yesterday at the launch.

Learners were given 30-minute to conduct the online test. Applicants would see the results instantly when they submit answers to all the questions.

The director general of RSTA, Pemba Wangchuk, said that the online test would be fair to all learners. “The results pop out instantly in their system and they cannot blame officials for manipulating the result.”

He said the new system would also give easy access to people.

The director general said that the previous system of writing the test on paper would also continue.

He explained that it would be for those who do not know how to use a computer.

One of the applicants who passed the online theory test, Choki Wangchuk, 18, said that the new system was an important improvement.

He said it was easy for him, as he could use the computer.

However, another learner, Naina Singh Baniya of Denchukha, Samtse, said the online system did not make any difference because he did not understand the questions in English.

The class five dropout failed the test.

Rajesh Rai | Phuentsholing