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Enter your 10 digit PNR number to check Indian Railways train live PNR status online. Enquiry IRCTC PNR Status and get prediction for waitlisted tickets.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PNR?

Full form of PNR is Passenger Name Record, a unique 10-digit number which is provided against every train ticket that is booked across India. Each PNR numbers provides a variety of information to ticket-holder(s).

The PNR Status information includes ticket booking status (confirmed/waiting list/canceled), departure and arrival time, details of the train, seat number, fare paid by the passenger for the seat. When group booking is done, then a single PNR may be provided to up to 6 passengers.

How to check IRCTC PNR status online?

To check PNR status, follow these steps:

  1. Find 10-digit PNR number on top left of your IRCTC train ticket.
  2. Enter the PNR No. of your ticket and click "Get Status".
  3. Your PNR Status will show up with information regarding your train ticket booking.

This is an official portal designed by CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) which was estabilished by the India's Ministry of Railways in 1986. It develops and manages most of the important information system of the Indian Railways.


IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations. If you have booked tickets from their website you can login to IRCTC website and go to Booked Ticket History > E-Tickets > Get PNR Status.

How to check PNR status via SMS?

To check the status of PNR No. by SMS -

  • Type "PNR (10-digit PNR Number)" and send it to 139.
  • Type "PNR (10-digit PNR Number)" and send it to 5676747.
Example: PNR 4622661166
*Standard SMS charges would be applied.
Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL and all major telecom networks supported.

You may also download the IRCTC Rail Connect android app available on Google Play for seamless access to Bookings, Cancellation, Refuund History, TDR Filing, Meal Booking.

How to predict confirmation chances for a waitlisted ticket?

Whilst booking a ticket on the Indian Railway network, there is a pretty good chance that you will get a waitlisted ticket as it is pretty common. When all of the RAC seats are sold then the passengers are given Waiting List tickets.

If you are on the Waiting List then the chances of you getting a confirmed seat are if other passengers cancel their tickets. Ticket cancellations by other passengers will increase your chances of getting confirmed tickets.

What are types of Indian Railways Tickets?

  • E-Tickets: Electronic Tickets (E-Tickets) are ones which you receive on online booking. You can either show it through your mobile to Ticket Checker (TC) or you may print a physical copy before boarding the train.
  • i-Tickets: These are the tickets you get when booking directly from reservation counters. You may also book the same ticket from IRCTC website and get it delivered to your doorstep.

IRCTC handles over 500-600k daily bookings so chances of Tatkal booking confirmation is slim, you may want to read our what are confirmation chances for my waitlisted ticket? guide.

How to contact IRCTC?

Customer Care Numbers: 0755-6610661, 0755-4090600

If you have booked ticket through IRCTC:

You may also contact Indian Railways Seva on Twitter @RailwaySeva


PNRPassenger Name Record
WLWaiting List
CNF / ConfirmedConfirmed (Coach/Berth number)
RACReservation Against Cancellation
SLSleeper Class
3AAC 3 Tier
3EAC 3 Tier Economy
2SSecond Sitting
FCFirst Class
2AAC 2-Tier Sleeper
1AFirst Class AC
GNGeneral Quota
DFDefence Quota
TQWLTatkal Quota Waitlist
LDLadies Quota
HPPhysically Handicapped Quota


Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways which is responsible for catering, tourism and online ticketing operations. It is Indian's one of the largest eCommerce portal which handles over 7,00,000 ticket bookings every day and has revolutionized online ticket booking experience with schemes such as Tatkal and Rolling Deposit Scheme (RDS).

It introduced standard, hygienic, and freshly cooked foods available to passengers and thus improving the experience of train travel. On 4th October 2019, Indian Railways launched "Tejas Express" which is India's first private train run by its subsidiary IRCTC.

It handles a great part of Indian's tourism for domestic and foreign tourists. Budget package "Bharat Darshan" and Luxury packages such as "Buddhist Circuit Train" and "Maharajas's Express" are some of the most popular tourism plans. In August 2019, IRCTC launched a mobile app iMudra which provides easy access to book and manage railway tickets.

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