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 International Monitoring Organization offices 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:

  1. Restricted Grade
  2. General 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.

The Morse code test examines the proficiency of the candidate in sending and receiving the international Morse code at 8 WPM. The test is only for those opting for the general grade amateur radio license.

When can I apply for an (ASOC) exam? Would there be a notification for that?

There is no time schedule for exams. You can apply anytime but the exams will happen at the convenience of monitoring stations.

How to apply for an ASOC exam ?

You can apply online directly on the website –
Additionally, we can go through this official FAQ

Where do I get study materials ?

You can download our study materials for the theory paper.
For learning code: is one great online resource to learn code systematically. Create a login and start today!

How can  Assam Amateur Radio Foundation can help?

We like to promote our hobby. We are regular people from various walks for life, in fact the amateur radio community worldwide have people coming from diverse background. We help people who are interest in Amateur Radio and located in Assam and other north eastern states to make the progress of licensing easy for new commers.

Do Assam Amateur Radio Foundation conduct classes?

Yes, We do. Whenever we can like a bunch of 10 or more  seriously interested people. We talk and chat about our fantastic hobby online. We share the sample questions papers and guide new amateurs how to get into this wonderful hobby.

How can I get the updates about the exam and also your activities?

We have a Whatsapp Group where we update about the classes, and our other activities. This group is also a platform for exchanging ideas, queries and meeting fellow friends. Only those who use whatsapp as a messaging/communication platform, may ask us to add you there. It’s a zero spam group! If you want to join – WhatsApp