Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) allows passengers to book train tickets online. Those who own smartphones or have access to computer and internet can book railway tickets online right from the comfort of their homes. Passengers can use IRCTC mobile app or website to book train tickets online. Furthermore, you can also book tatkal ticket and premium tatkal ticket using its platforms (app and website). To book train ticket online, first, you will have to create new account on IRCTC portal, and in this tutorial I will show you how to create new account on IRCTC using IRCTC app and website. IRCTC registration can be done using either mobile app or website.
It’s very easy to book train tickets using IRCTC portal. Now, you don’t need to stand in railway ticket booking queues because you can book your train ticket online. All you have to do is just create new account on IRCTC and book your tickets anytime and anywhere. To complete IRCTC registration, you have to verify your mobile number and email address, therefore, make sure you have an active mobile number and email address. Don’t worry! This tutorial will help you create an account on IRCTC. Just follow the instruction given below to create new account on IRCTC.
1. How to Create New Account on IRCTC Using IRCTC App –
First, you will need to install IRCTC Rail Connect mobile app from your phone’s app store like Iphone App Store or Google Play Store. Simply, open your phone’s app store and search for IRCTC Rail Connect official app and install it to your phone.
After installing the app, open it and tap on TRAIN TICKET.
In the next step, tap on Register.
Now, create a unique username (try different text if username is not available) for your IRCTC account. Then enter a password using small letters, capital letters and numbers like Abc123. In the next column reenter your password. In the same way fill up the remaining form and subsequently enter a valid mobile number and email address. Thereafter, press Next button.
In the next page, you will be asked to select your nationality, marital status, and security question (in case you forget your password this will help you reset it again). After selecting all the fields, tap on Next.
In the next step, you will need to enter your address details. Simply, enter your address details and again tap on Next.
Upon tapping on Next, a pop up message will appear on your mobile screen, just tap on OK and you will be redirected to login page.
Now, enter your IRCTC account username and password and tap on Login button.
In the next page, you will be asked to enter OTP numbers. Check your phone and email’s inboxes and enter the OPTs to verify your account. After entering the OTPs, hit Verify User button.
Note: You can tap on Resend OTP buttons if you’ve not received OTPs.
That’s it. Close the pop up message by tapping on OK.
Now, again enter your IRCTC account username and password and hit Login button.
In the next step, you will be asked to enter 4 digit PIN number (See screenshot 10). Simply enter any four digit PIN number and then reenter it to complete IRCTC registration.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully created new account on IRCTC. Now, you can book railway tickets online using IRCTC app.
Note: Use your 4 digit PIN to get access to your IRCTC account. If you try to login to IRCTC from another device then first you will have to enter your IRCTC password and then you will need to create 4 digit PIN again. Also, you can use the same username and password to login on IRCTC website.
2. How to Create New Account on IRCTC Using IRCTC Website –
First of all, visit IRCTC official website (https://www.irctc.co.in).
From the IRCTC homepage, click on Sign Up.
In the next page, a form will appear on your computer screen. Simply, fill out the form and when you reach at the bottom of the page then enter the captcha text and click on Submit Registration Form.
Note: Enter a unique username if page shows username is not available then enter a different username. Create a password using capital letters, small letters and numbers like Abc123.
Upon clicking on the link, a pop up message will appear on your computer screen, just click on OK to proceed.
In the next step, you’ll be asked to accept terms and conditions, click on I Agree Term and Condition.
That’s it! We have successfully created new account on IRCTC website. Now, for IRCTC new account activation, from top nav menu, click on Home link or go to IRCTC login page.
Enter your user ID, password, and captcha text, as shown in screenshot, and hit login button.
In the next step, you will be asked to verify your mobile number and email address. For that purpose, first, click on Verify Mobile No. with OTP link then click on OK to close the pop up box. Enter the OTP, that you’ve received on your mobile number, and click on Submit The OTP Code link. Upon clicking on the link, you will be able to see green tick next to mobile number. Close the dialog box.
Now, click on Verify Email ID with OTP and follow the same steps and enter the OTP that you have received on your email address.
Note: If you’ve mistakenly entered wrong mobile number or email address then you can click on edit mobile or edit email link.
After verifying the email address and mobile number, you can read “Your account has been verified click here for login.”
Congratulations! You have successfully created an account on IRCTC portal now you can book railway tickets online. If you don’t know how to book train ticket online then click here to know how to do so.