Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited’s (IRCTC) tatkal ticket facility allows individuals to book train tickets in emergencies or for immediate travel plans. You can book your train ticket online using IRCTC website or its mobile app. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to book IRCTC tatkal ticket online using IRCTC mobile app. You don’t need to stand in long and unending queues to book your train ticket, simply follow the instructions given in this tutorial to get a confirmed tatkal ticket. IRCTC tatkal ticket booking procedure is very easy and mostly you can get confirmed ticket.
IRCTC has been doing slog over to provide confirmed train tickets to all passengers but as you know that everyday millions of people use trains therefore it’s very difficult task to provide confirmed ticket to everyone. However, it provides tatkal ticket booking facility for immediate travel plans. But it offers very limited seats under this facility.
So let’s come to the point, it is very easy to book tatkal ticket on IRCTC website. All you have to do is just create an account on IRCTC portal and then follow the simple steps to book your train ticket.
Before that, I would like to tell you that IRCTC has also started premium tatkal ticket booking facility; which is only for individuals and travel agents cannot use this facility. There are lots of probabilities that you’ll get confirmed tatkal ticket using premium tatkal facility.
Here are some important things that you should know before booking tatkal train ticket –
- IRCTC tatkal ticket timings are: 10:00 AM (For AC) and 11:00 AM (For Non-AC).
- There is no guarantee that you will get confirmed tatkal ticket. It depends upon seat availability.
How to Book IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Online Using IRCTC Mobile App –
First you will need to install IRCTC app from your phone’s app store like Google PlayStore or App Store. After installing the app, create an account on it. If you’ve any problem then read this post how to create an account on IRCTC.
Important – Tatkal ticket timings are 10:00 and 11:00 for AC and Non-AC respectively. Therefore, try to book tatkal ticket after the mentioned time.
After creating an account on IRCTC portal, login using your user ID and password.
Now, from the homepage, enter your boarding point and destination and select date. Subsequently, tap on Search Train.
Upon tapping on Search Train, you will get a list of trains that are available. Tap on a suitable train name and then select a class SL/ 3A/2A/1A and then see availability. In above screenshot, there’re 118 seats available, similarly if you can see green text then it means seats are available. To book railway ticket, tap on Book Now.
Now, tap on Add Passenger and add details of first passenger like name, age, gender etc and then hit Done button. Similarly, repeat the procedure to add more passengers. After adding the passengers, tap on Book Ticket.
In the next step, enter the captcha text in the box and then tap on Proceed to Payment.
Okay! We’re about to book the ticket. Now, tap on Other Payment Options to pay using internet banking/debit card or ATM card/credit card/mobile wallet. Again tap on the radio button as shown in the screenshot. Thereafter, press Pay button.
Now, enter your ATM or credit card details like number, expiry date, CVV number (see last 3 digits under black strip or click here to know how to find CVV number on ATM or Credit card) to make payment and then tap on Proceed to Pay.
Now, you’ll get a one time password on your registered mobile number. Just enter that in the OTP column and tap on Submit.
That’s it. You will be able to see your train ticket copy, tap on Save Ticket to save it to your phone’s gallery and you will also receive your PNR status details through an SMS.
In above instructions, I have shown you IRCTC tatkal ticket booking procedure if you’re facing any problem then feel free to ask in comment box.