For IRCTC Train Ticket Booking and Live PNR Status Tracking
Check PNR status and waitlist PNR prediction of IRCTC
PNR Status of IRCTC Train tickets can be checked on
Qrail using your PNR number. Enter your 10 digit PNR number and
click Check PNR Status button
Your ticket may be on the waiting list at the time of booking, which
means that your ticket has been purchased but no seat or berth has been
assigned to you. Tickets on the waiting list may be confirmed before the
train leaves, depending on how many confirmed tickets are cancelled or
an additional coach is added. You can check the status of your waiting
list train tickets on the Qrail website by entering your 10-digit PNR
number, which is printed on your ticket. You can also use Qrail PNR
Status prediction to see how likely it is that your waiting list tickets
will be confirmed.
Check PNR status on festivals
Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja (Dussehra), and Summer Vacation are all coming
up soon. Tickets for Holiday Break, or any other festival, can be booked
on the Qrail App with all available alternatives and confirmation
predictions. Please visit this link PNR STATUS to check the wait list or
To handle the festival rush, we've upgraded our servers. So that our
users can quickly and easily check their PNR status.
What is PNR ?
The term 'Passenger Name Record' (PNR) is an
abbreviation for 'Passenger Name Record.' It's a record in Indian
Railways' database that stores a passenger's or a group of passengers'
journey information. When a reserved railway ticket is booked for a
train in Indian Railways, all of the passengers' details are stored in
relational databases, including current PNR status, availability of
berths in all classes for the next 60 days, and static inquiries such as
Train Between Important Stations, Reservations Rules, Fares, Refund, and
Rules. A unique ten-digit number is associated with these details. PNR
stands for Passenger Name Record. The PNR number is usually found in the
top left corner of printed tickets. The E – Ticket is mentioned in
a separate cell at the top. Passengers' personal information, such as
name, age, and gender, is saved in the database in conjunction with this
reference number. It has columns for storing the ticket's booking status
and current status. Because every train has a limited number of seats,
it's possible that you won't be able to get a confirmed reserved ticket.
When there is any availability of reserved seats due to cancellation,
the current status of such a waitlist (W/L) ticket changes. The PNR
status refers to the new current reservation status.
About Qrail PNR Prediction
Prediction of Qrail PNR, i.e. Qrail STATUS can assist you in estimating
your chances of receiving confirmed tickets. Data analytics and machine
learning techniques are used to compute predictions based on past
booking and cancellation trends, station quotas, days of the week,
seasonality, holidays, and other factors.
Generally, during peak seasons such as Durga puja (Dussehra), Diwali,
Chhath, Holi, and others, waiting list PNR status has a very low chance
of being confirmed. Due to the large number of commuters returning to
their hometowns, this is the case. Even during the busiest months, the
cost of flights and bus tickets skyrockets.
Qrail PNR Status allows you to check your PNR's current status as well
as the likelihood of having your PNR status confirmed. It is advisable
to look for alternates if your PNR status has low confirmation chances
on Qrail status(Prediction).
Qrail also has an alternate feature that allows you to explore all of
the best options for getting to your destination.
PNR Status Confirmation of different waitlist tickets
- RLGN (Remote Location General Waiting List) - Less chances of
confirmation, when user books ticket under RLWL
- RLWL (Remote Location Waiting List) - Less chances of confirmation
- GNWL (General Waiting List) - Highest confirmation chances
- RQWL (Request Waiting List) - Less chances of confirmation
- PQWL (Pooled Quota Waiting List) - Less chances of confirmation,
quota shared between several stations
- RSWL (Roadside Station Waiting List) - Less chances of confirmation
- CKWL (Tatkal Waiting List) - GNWL tickets are preferred over Tatkal
tickets hence CKWL Confirmation chances are low compared to GNWL
PNR is an abbreviation for 'Passenger Name Record'. As the term suggests,
when you book a ticket, an entry is created in your name and a 10-digit
unique id is allotted against your transaction. This is your ‘PNR
number’. This id is the key to figure a variety of information
about your train reservation. For instance, PNR
status tells you if booking is confirmed or
you’ll need to wait to get a seat if someone cancels their ticket.
Apart from booking confirmation, you also get to know the details of the
train coach and berth, the fare paid by you, and the departure and
arrival date and timelines. What’s more, you can check
the PNR status using your smartphone too.
Below explains how you could do the same.
Using PNR Number to check ticket details: It’s super easy to
check your PNR Status. To check your reservation status, enter the PNR
number in the search bar and the results of the search are mostly the
Passenger and Ticket Details:
- Information about the passenger such as their Name, Age, Gender, and
- Information on what seating class or quota the ticket has been booked
- Ticket status showing CNF, RAC, or WL (these terms have been explained
in detail below)
- It mentions the coach and berth number
- Payment and Train Details:
- Reveals how much you paid for the ticket including the transaction id
and the mode of payment
- It also mentions the train number and name
- The last bit of information will be about your boarding date and time
and when the train is going to get you to your destination
Modes of PNR enquiry and how does it work ?
You're probably curious about the mechanics of a PNR inquiry, as well as the
various modes of enquiring PNR and how they work across channels. So, here's
everything you need to know about it. You no longer need to physically visit
a railway station to inquire about the status of your ticket in this era.
You can do it with modern inquiry methods such as smartphone apps, web
portals, SMS, and, of course, final reservation charts.
This number retrieves the current PNR status from the database when you make
an online PNR status inquiry. You can book up to six seats in one
transaction, and the online PNR status will show the reservation details for
all six. If you need to book more than six tickets, you can do so in a
separate transaction. IRCTC first introduced an SMS service to get real-time
PNR status on your phone. All you have to do to use this service is send a
message to the service number with the following format: PNR space "Your PNR
Understanding IRCTC PNR Status Abbreviations
The abbreviations found on a PNR number statuspage or
on a ticket could read alien and you might wonder what do these terms mean?
Here is help. Here’s a list of some abbreviated terms, their meaning
and full forms that they stand for:
- CNF – If you read this on your live PNR
status, you’ve got a ‘Confirmed’ ticket
- RAC – ‘Reservation Against Cancellation’ meaning that
you are likely to get reservation in case someone cancels to travel. You
can board the train though
- WL – ‘Waiting List’ meaning that you’re lined up
to get a confirmed ticket only if one decides to cancel their booking.
If the chart has been prepared and your IRCTC PNR
status still says WL, you cannot board the train.
There are other types of waiting lists as well including GNWL (General
Waitlist), TQWL (Tatkal Waitlist), PQWL (Pooled Quota Waitlist), RLWL
(Remote Location Waitlist), and NOSB (No Seat Berth)
- CAN – Ticket Cancelled.
A quick piece of wisdom to sum up – though the PNR number is
meaningless post you’ve de-boarded, it’s still kept intact in
the Indian Railway PNR Number database for the
next 9 months.
What are the features of Qrail PNR Status?
- PNR current status update
- PNR status prediction and confirmation chances
- PNR status with seat and coach position
- PNR status with passenger names and journey details
- PNR chart prepared information