Basic Information

on Amateur Radio

How to get your license ?

Amateur Radio is a hobby which involves Government licensing.

In India, the Wireless Planning Commission, a division of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, conducts licensing exams through the Wireless Monitoring Organization's stations in major cities.

Anyone above the age of 12, can obtain their amateur radio license in India.

There are currently two classes of licenses granted to Radio Amateurs in India,

  • General grade
  • Restricted grade

The Exam Syllabus and the operating privileges between the two are quite similar,except for a few differences.

The Amateur Station Operator’s certificate is awarded after a candidate has successfully cleared the licensing exam and has paid the necessary fees.

The licensing exam is consists of a Theory test and a Morse code test at 8WPM( for general grade).

The Theory test examines the candidates grasp of basic electronics, radio regulations, communication procedures, local and international law.

How to apply for an ASOC exam?

Download the application from

Pay the challan using this link

Fill the form and submit to the nearest monitoring station in your area along with the challan.