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Tatkal Ticket Booking Guide

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Passenger Current Status
Enter the PNR for your booking below to get the current status. You will find it on the top left corner of the ticket.

Introduction -  Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC)

Tatkal Booking/Reservation Guide

  • Get yourself registered at
  • It is necessary to provide the Mobile as well as working  email id for securing registration
  • Make a Log In by entering the password as well as username provided on the landing page of
  • Visit "Plan my travel" page by clicking on it.
  • Select the Date of Journey after filling the departing/Arrival station correctly.
  • Make the selection of Ticket Type as e-ticket.
  • Select Tatkal under the Quota Selection.
  • Next, hit on the button showing “Find Train.”
  • Advance Reservation Period (ARP) provided in the Tatkal scheme has been changed from original two days to single day and this excludes journey as taken from originating point of the train station.  Say for the example, in case the train is making the departure from the point of initiating station on 5th of a particular month, the booking for Tatkal quota for respective train would only be done at 10:00 hrs from third of that month right from station of origin.
  • Soon the "Train Listings" page will show up.
  • Look for the specific Train and then click at respective class provided at the train listing and soon there will be the list showing availability of details.
  • For booking the tickets, press "Book" provided in the availability option.
  • For making the selection of another train, you should press on another train class button.
  • Only four passengers against PNR need to be booked out there on Tatkal reservation ticket.
  • Next, the page showing Ticket Reservation will come up. It is your responsibility to get through the name of Train, name of station,   train name and station names, journey Class, type of the Quota, the precise Boarding Point etc. Make sure that the information displayed is correct.
  • Make the entry of passenger’s name, his/her age, sex and berth preference respectively. Only a maximum of 15 characters are allowed.
  • There is absolutely no concession available to the Senior citizen in the Tatkal Quota.
  • You need to make the entry of the ID Card like the Driving License, or the Passport, or the Pan Card, or the Voter Identity Card, or ID Card issued by any of Central/State Government issued, Student Identity Card, Passbook of any Nationalized Bank, Bank Credit Cards, Exclusive Identification Card known as the "Aadhaar", and of course you need the card number.
  • The ID Card of one of the passengers traveling in the Tatkal Proportion Railway Ticket is important.  ID card of the other passengers seems to be optional.
  • In wake of any cancellation, there needs to be one of the ID Cards available with the passenger listed in the ticket.
  • In wake of cancellation of every ID card of the passenger in the railway ticket, all tickets will be canceled.
  • Make the visit to “Auto Upgradation” in case of the programmed upgradation of class once the chart is prepared.
  • Make the entry of the mobile number of the Passenger for receiving the booking sms as well as an SMS for the cancellation.
  • After entering the valid code for verification, click to GO.
  • "Payment" page Flashes.
  • Secure the e ticket after making the online payment.
  • Make sure that you choose from any of the modes of payment. You should make an instant visit on the payment possibility provided below in order to secure the help on the payment procedures through either of the options.
  • After the payments have been done, accommodations clearly show up, and the User comes with details on the ticket authorization accompanied with a button visible as “Print ERS”.
  • Next, after the required clicking, there is a unique button ERS showing up that is coupled with print option.
  • There is also the 'Print Ticket' provided on the navigation bar on to the left. It will provide the Electronic Reservation Slip.
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