What is IRCTC and how to create account in IRCTC?

 Do you know what is IRCTC? All of us must have travelled in a train at some point in our life. If done, then you must have known about the method being done before the journey, such as booking of tickets.

Train travel is more fun only when we have the right ticket to go. Most of you will definitely agree with my statement. But getting this ticket is not so easy when you have to stand in long and long lines.

From here you can read how to do online tatkal ticket booking in IRCTC. Then without delay let's start how to create IRCTC account.

What is IRCTC?

IRCTC is one of the main branches of our Indian Railways. Whose value purpose is to support the passengers in catering (food facility) and tourism. But along with this, the Indian government has also given it the responsibility to provide the facility of ticket booking.

From IRCTC, we can do Online Railway Ticket Book sitting at home. In this we just need to create an IRCTC account.

Indian Railway (Indian Railways) is the world's fourth (4th) largest railway network. Before India, USA, China, Russia are in first, second and third place in terms of Railway Network. Its head office is located in New Delhi. And its official website is www.irctc.co.in.

By using this irctc online portal, you can easily do Online Train Ticket Booking. For your information, let me tell you that about 15 lakh people open this site in a day, from this you can get an idea of ​​how high the demand for this site is. This is all about IRCTC and Indian Railways, now let us know further about its other functions.

How to Create IRCTC Account 2021?

You must have understood what is IRCTC, so let's know how to create IRCTC account. If you are having trouble understanding this tutorial, then a video has also been given for you.

1. Visit the official website and fill the form

i) First of all you have to go to the official account of IRCTC. There you have to click on Sign up or Register at the top of the page. Click on this link here to register.

ii) Here we have attached ScreenShot of IRCTC home page for your convenience. In this page you will see Register above, click on it.

 iii) After that this page will open. This is actually IRCTC Registration Form. In this page you will have to fill all the details, while for your convenience, I have filled the form below as an example. As the form has been filled in the screenshot, you also have to fill your form in the same way.

iii) After that this page will open. This is actually IRCTC Registration Form. In this page you will have to fill all the details, while for your convenience, I have filled the form below as an example. As the form has been filled in the screenshot, you also have to fill your form in the same way.

 Now, you have to slowly fill the form correctly. At the same time, I have explained to you people below about the things to be filled. Read it carefully, so that there are no further mistakes.

ii) After accepting, a confirmation page will open to you. There it will be written that your registration has been successfully done.

2. Confirm Your Registration

i) After submitting the form a dialogue box will appear in it click on I Agree. In this page click on accept.


ii) After accepting, a confirmation page will open to you. There it will be written that your registration has been successfully done.


3. Verify Mobile and Email

Now from here you have to go further to the login page and there you have to login with the help of your user id and password.

Now the further process is also called Account Verification. In this, your account will be formally verified with your given mobile number and email address, then the registration process will be completed.

IRCTC message will come on both your mobile number and email ID, in which 6 digit OTP will be received. First you verify the mobile number by entering the OTP received in the mobile, after that verify the email ID with the OTP received in the email ID.

4. Book Tickets

When you login, you will see this kind of window. In which you have to verify it by entering the OTP received on your phone and email.

Note: Sometimes OTP may take time to arrive, it is payload on your network. Sometimes there can be some delay in the email ID also. That's why you should work a little patiently. When you do not get it for a while, you can also resend from here.

Now you are ready to book IRCTC online ticket, just now you have to click on proceed for booking which is clearly visible on the screen shot. This page will open as soon as you click on Proceed for booking and in this page you will have to enter the password and click on go.


Once you have verified the mobile number and email ID by entering the OTP, you will see a window like this.

Finally, you have successfully completed the registration and confirmation then now you can start booking the ticket from your IRCTC Account. For this, now you open the login page.

Types of Train Coach

Class or Category means you have to choose whether you want to travel in General Train Coach or SL,1A,2A,3A,SL,2S,CC,GN. Let us now know about the different categories.

SL – Sleeper class – Since the number of middle class people in India is high, this sleeper class is the most chosen and most of the coaches in the train are also of SL. If ever you need to book tickets to travel in this coach for advance or tatkal scheme. Whereas in India, most people prefer to travel without tickets, which is a heinous crime.

1A(1A) – First tier AC – This class is mainly designed for the rich and VIPs. Basically like a five star hotel room with furnished wooden compartments. Its ticket price is the highest and many types of facilities are provided in it.

2A(2A) – Second tier AC – Its number comes after First Tier AC. It can be compared to a three star hotel. Its price is also a little less than before.

3A(3A) – Three tier AC – It is also known as the average Indian AC. The structure of this class is similar to that of SL class, but AC service is available in it, so its price is slightly higher than Sleeper class.

CC – Chair Car – Basically it has a bus-like build. It also has a good system and it mainly has two types with AC and without AC. You can travel in it according to the weather. Mainly it is suitable for short distance places.

2S (2S) – Second sitting – 3:2 seats, for this you have to reserve the ticket in advance. It is often present in day trains and in short distance trains.

GN – Also known as “general bogie” – it is a second class coach and has the lowest cost due to which everyone can travel in it.

To travel in this, you have to book the ticket on the date of travel as you cannot book a ticket in it in advance. Despite being the cheapest ticket in India, people prefer to travel for free in it.

Who looks after IRCTC?

Earlier BroadVision used to maintain IRCTC which was really very cheap. But the new IRCTC NGeT (Next Generation e-Ticketing) site is developed and maintained by CRIS (Center for Railway Information Systems).

CRIS also maintains this site fully, but IRCTC manages the commercial interfaces of the system.

What is IRCTC new website?

Recently IRCTC has launched its new IRCTC next-generation e-ticketing website: Recently, the e-ticketing part of Indian Railways i.e., Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched its official website. has been modernized.

Running Status: https://runningstatus.in
Rail Yatri: https://www.railyatri.in/live-train-status
eRail.in: https://erail.in

eTrain.info: https://etrain.info/in?PAGE=runningstatus

In this new IRCTC website, you will get to see many new features which were not there in the old website. At the same time, many old features have been introduced in a new way. At the same time, it is very fast and it is also very easy to migrate as compared to the old one. Whereas irctc next generation login is also very easy.

How to check IRCTC Train Status?

If you want to check IRCTC Live Train Status then you can do it easily. For this but you may need an Internet connection. There are many sites where you can check IRCTC Live Train Status online. some of them are:

At the same time, you can also check the PNR status of IRCTC ticket in this. Also you can check irctc train availablity.

What is the customer care number of IRCTC?

If you want to get in touch with the customer care of IRCTC then its details are provided below.

Customer Care Numbers: 0755-6610661, 0755-4090600 (Language: Hindi and English)

For Railway tickets booked through IRCTC

General Information

I-tickets/e-tickets : care@irctc.co.in

For Cancellation E-tickets : etickets@irctc.co.in

What is the full form of IRCTC?

The full form of IRCTC is "Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation".

Who is the owner of IRCTC?

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary part of Indian Railways, handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of Indian railways.

Government of India (Government of India) is the owner of Indian Railways. It is maintained by the Government of India only, that too by the Ministers of Railways.