is the Indian Railways official platform, and it can be used to book train tickets online for various railway services. To use the service, you need to create an account using the IRCTC website
. Continue reading to find out how.
Sign Up on the IRCTC Train Ticket Booking Website
To sign up on the IRCTC train booking website, visit IRCTC site
and click the Sign Up
button located at the top-right side of the page:
A form will appear on the page. Start with Individual Registration
, where you will need to select a unique User ID
, Security Question
, Security Answer
, and Preferred Language
Next, enter your personal details, including Name
, Date of Birth
, ISD Mobile
, and Nationality
In the third section, called Residential Details
, fill in your address including the PIN code, state, city, and post office.
Respond to the captcha to move onto the last section:
Next, enter Yes
to the questions pertaining to the IRCTC's subscription based service. Then, click Submit Registration Form
A pop-up screen will appear in which you will need to confirm your email address and phone number, the latter of which being where the IRCTC will send the one-time password (OTP) that will be needed to access the account. Click OK
Next, the IRCTC will inform you about the available services. Click I agree terms and conditions
A confirmation message will appear. Click Please click here to login and activate your account
Next, click the Verify Mobile No with OTP
button, followed by Verify Email ID with OTP
to verify the account:
Upon entering the OTP correctly, you will then be able to book your train tickets online using your IRCTC account.
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