How to Create New Account on IRCTC

IRCTC is an online portal where the Indian railway tickets can be booked. To book a ticket, first the passenger has to register for an account on this website. Then passenger has to follow certain steps to reserve berth in the train. After that a PNR number is generated which can be used to check the booking information. Track the PNR status online on the Indian railways to know whether a wait listed ticket is confirmed or not.

In the old days, to book or cancel a train ticket, we have gone to the nearest railway station and wait in queue for a long time. This is time wasted and hopeless process. Thanks to greatest innovation of technology, due to this everyone can book rail tickets online. It is very extremely easy, convenient, comfortable and saves time.

IRCTC Registration Process for New Account

By using the online IRCTC website, everyone can book train tickets very easily. For this, every individual has to create a new account on this website. Without the account, no one can book the train tickets. This account is very useful to frequent travelers. With this, they can save time and avoid the long queues at railway stations.

Recently Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd have introduced a new user interface e-ticketing website. There are a lot of features are made on this website to make a better experience with new look. This improvement is very good for users because the visitor can check the availability of seats without login and check reservation up to the period of 120 days, except few trains.

Here we are going to explain to you about to create a new account. So just follow the below steps:

  • First, visit the official website
  • Now click on ‘REGISTER’ to create a new account.
  • Now you visit the page

Account Registration

Now complete the registration process. Here, you have to remember the important point that is garbage or junk values in profile may lead to deactivation. And also note that you have to provide the valid email id and mobile number for registration. The steps are given below:

  • Enter the username, which is between 3 to 35 characters. Here, only letters and numbers are allowed.
  • Enter the password. It is a minimum of 8 characters and a maximum of 15 characters. It contains at least one small and one capital alphabet and numeric digit.
  • Select one of these security questions and it will remember one. Those are 1. What is your pet name, 2. What was the name of your first school, 3. Who was your childhood hero, 4. What is your favorite past-time, 5. What is your all-time favorite sports team, 6. What is your father middle name, 7. What was your first car or bike and 8. Where did you first meet your spouse?
  • Now answer this security question. It is between 3 to 20 characters. Here, you can use only letters and numbers.
  • Select the preferred language, which is either English or Hindi.

User Name Creation

After filling the above details, now you have to fill the personal details. Here, you have fill these details according to Aadhaar, so that you can get the best benefits on eTicketing. The procedure is given below:

  • Enter your name. The first name is compulsory. Middle name and last name are optional.
  • Enter your gender, which is male or female.
  • Enter your date of birth.
  • Enter your occupation like Government, Public, Private, Professional, Self Employed, Student or Other.
  • Enter your marital status, which is either married or unmarried.
  • Enter your county name.
  • Enter your email id. It is a minimum of 10 characters and a maximum of 70 characters.
  • Enter your mobile number. It must numeric.
  • Now select the nationality.

After filling the above details, now you have to fill your address details. The step by step procedure is given below:

  • Enter your flat or door or block number. Here, use only letter, number, spaces, and some special characters.
  • This would be between 3 to 225 characters.
  • Enter your street or lane.
  • Enter your area or locality. It is optional.
  • Enter your pin code. Here only digits are allowed. It is between 0 and 9.
  • Enter your state, city or town, post office, phone number.
  • Finally tick on Yes, if you’re residence and office address are same. If not tick on NO.

If your address is not similar then do the same procedure. And fill your office address details. The procedure is given below:

  • Enter your flat or door or block number.
  • Enter your street or lane.
  • Enter your area or locality.
  • Enter your pin code.
  • Enter your state, city or town, post office, phone number.

Now enter Captcha as correctly given. These captcha letters are case sensitive and to be entered in upper case only.

Finally, read the terms and conditions. After that enter the tick in the box, where the sentence “I have read and agree with the Terms and Conditions. And also agree to receive promotional emails/SMS/offers/announcements from IRCTC & associated partners”. Now press the ‘Register’ button. After this you will get an OTP your mobile number. Verify to get started with booking the train ticket.

IRCTC Features

The features of IRCTC are given below:

  • Every individual can book reserved train tickets.
  • A maximum number of passenger to book a ticket is ‘6’.
  • Confirmed, RAC and Waitlisted tickets are also booked.
  • Name changes are also permissible.
  • The journey can be altered in I-Ticket and not acceptable in E-Ticket.
  • Boarding point also changeable.
  • Reserved tickets can cancel at railway counters and online for I-Ticket and only online for E-Ticket.
  • You can use both credit and debit card for booking tickets.
  • ID proof is required, during the journey.
  • A maximum number of bookings per month is ‘6’.
  • The concession is for only senior citizens.
  • Tatkal booking is for only E-Tickets and not for I-Tickets.


Create a new account on IRCTC is simple and easy, just go to the above procedure. Here we provide you step by step information with images to create an account. Hope that you will create the account. Now successfully enter the account and book the tickets, check PNR status.