Now you can book Tatkal Ticket online in just 30 seconds that too by sitting at home using your mobile phone. You must have known how difficult it has become to book Tatkal Ticket nowadays. Normally we can’t finish it. Because at the time of booking on IRCTC website, it becomes so crowded that the booking ends within 2 minutes.
In this post, I am going to tell you a great method. With the help of this, you will be able to book Tatkal Ticket by yourself within 30 to 50 seconds. This process will be explained step-by-step below which anyone can understand and learn very easily.
I guarantee you this. After reading this post, you will not have to run to the Ticket Booking Counter / Center outside the Railway Station to get Tatkal Ticket. If you go to the station you will have to face a long queue and there is no guarantee that you are going to ticket the ticket. The best way is online booking. You too can do online ticket booking sitting at home like me.
Railway Ticket Booking Rules – IRCTC Guidelines in 2021
I have come up with important information about IRCTC ticket booking rules and policies. Before proceeding, I want to tell you about some basic things. It will make your train booking and journey a lot easier.
Tatkal Ticket Booking Rules and Policies
IRCTC keeps on changing the guidelines and policies of Indian Railways from time to time. I am telling you some important things about the Latest Guidelines so that you are aware of every updated policy.
- With Women (Ladies Quota) and (General Quota) you cannot select Tatkal Quota.
- You do not get any concession in Tatkal booking.
- Tatkal fare is a minimum of 30% of the basic fare.
- You can reserve a seat for a maximum of four (4) passengers on a Tatkal ticket (PNR Number).
- Confirm You do not get any refund on the cancellation of the Tatkal ticket.
- You are not allowed to reserve Tatkal Quota for AC 1 Tier (1AC).
Tatkal Ticket Booking Charges
No concession is available in this Quota. I am giving this information according to IRCTC’s last ( 2021 Update ) changes.
|Travel Class||Minimum fare||Maximum fare|
|Second Sitting (2S)||₹ 10||₹ 15|
|Sleeper (SL)||₹ 100||₹ 200|
|AC Chair (ACC)||₹ 125||₹ 225|
|AC 3 Tier (3A)||₹ 300||₹ 400|
|AC 2 Tier (2A)||₹ 400||₹ 500|
|Executive Class (EC)||₹ 400||₹ 500|
The fare varies from time to time. I keep changing all the fares according to the new updates. With this, you always get information about the latest Ticket Charges.
Tatkal Quota Booking Time
Indian Railway has set a specific time for ticket booking in Tatkal Quota. You have to follow the ticket booking time according to the travel class.
Maybe you know about these Travel Classes;
- AC Class – (AC Chair Car, AC 3 Tier, AC 2 Tier, Executive)
- Non-AC Class – (Second Sitting and Sleeper)
Separate time has been set for these two categories. The booking of AC class starts at10 am every day while on the other hand, the booking of the non-AC class starts at 11 am. It has been set the same for booking both at Railway Station Counter and Online Booking.
Requirements For Online Tatkal Ticket Booking
Let us know before proceeding that what are the things that are going to be required to book Confirm Taktal Ticket. You are going to need these things;
- Laptop (or) Mobile Phone
- Fast Internet Connection
- IRCTC Account
- UPI or Debit card (for online payment)
It is not necessary that you have a computer or laptop. You can also easily do Tatkal Ticket Reservation from Mobile.
How To Book Confirm Tatkal Ticket
Actually, in this method given by us, all your details are already filled. So that you do not have to do anything at the time of booking. Everything is made automatic. All your work is done in just a few seconds!
First of all, make sure that you have all the four things mentioned above. If you do not have an IRCTC account then first create it. You can create an IRCTC account on mobile or laptop at any time. Let’s assume you have everything you need. Let us now move on to the step-by-step guide for ticket booking.
Install Quick Tatkal App
- For Railway Ticket Booking on your mobile, you have to install the ” Quick Tatkal App “.
- For this, go to Google Play Store and install it very easily.
- After installing the app on your mobile, open it.
After this Quick Tatkal will ask you to give some permission on your phone. You make it ” Allow ” so that it works better.
Create New Ticket Form
To go to the next process, you have to create a new form. To create a new Tatkal Ticket Form, you have to tap on “ New Form ”. Then you give any name to that form. For example, you can name it like this:
- New Delhi to Mumbai
- Purushottam Express Tatkal Form
After giving the name of the form, you tap on the button “ Submit ”. Your form will be saved successfully.
IMPORTANT: In this application, you can create only three ( 3 ) ticket forms for FREE. But next, I will tell you a BONUS TRICK, from which you can create a lot of Ticket Forms for FREE.
Provide Journey Details
Now, you have to fill this Tatkal Form one by one. It is quite easy to fill it. For this, you can see the photo below. With the help of the Quick Tatkal App, you can do Automatic Tatkal Booking from both the IRCTC website and Rail Connect App.
It is not necessary to fill everything. Here you have to fill in only the necessary things. For example:
- IRCTC login details
- Journey details
- Passenger details
- Train information
- Payment option
Fill in all the information carefully. Then make sure that there is no wrong information entered.
QUICK NOTE: You can also book Tatkal Ticket from your mobile. For this, you select the option with “RAIL CONNECT”. To take advantage of this facility, it is necessary to have the IRCTC Rail Connect App on your mobile.
Select Payment Method
Now it is the turn of the Payment Option. This option is also a part of the previous step. In this app, you get to see all the payment options. It depends on you which payment method you want to select.
It is better that you choose one of these options:
- BHIM / UPI
- Debit card
- Paytm wallet
Select any one option for your convenience. After that, save this form. The option to save is present on the top as an icon.
PRO TIP: This application works best with Paytm wallet. So choose this option if possible.
Finish Tatkal Ticket Booking
This is your final step. But this is where things can go awry. That’s why you have to be alert in this process.
Prepare Quick Tatkal App
Prepare both yourself and this app for further processing. To prepare this application, you have to do one thing in the setting of mobile.
- To turn on this feature, go to the Settings of your mobile phone. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Quick Tatkal > Turn on.
This option may be different on your mobile. You go to the setting and check it once. and enable this option. After turning on this option, this app will automate all the work. Along with this, you will also be notified before the time starts.
Open Saved Form
You have to do this work 2- minutes before starting the Tatkal Ticket Booking Time. Check the timings for which class you have to make a reservation.
- 10:00 AM – For AC Class
- 11:00 AM – For Sleeper Class
Separate time has been made for these two classes. The timing of AC and Sleeper Class is similar.
- If you want to do a reservation in the AC class then, open this app at 09:58 in the morning.
- On the other hand, if you want to get a reservation in Sleeper Class then, open it at 10:58 in the morning.
Tatkal Quota or Premium Tatkal Quota are both booked one (1) day before the train departure and at the same time.
For example, if you travel on the 22nd of a month, then the ticket booking will have to be done on the 21st at 10 AM (AC) or 11 AM (Sleeper) respectively.
Start Booking Tatkal Ticket
You have to complete your last step. To complete this, open the previously saved form. You will see the option of “ Book Now ” at the bottom.
After doing this you will go to the IRCTC website or Rail Connect App. There the whole process will happen automatically. For example:
- Train details
- Passenger and journey Information
- Captcha code
- Payment method
You have to complete the last payment only. If you are paying through UPI then you have to pay the ticket fare by entering the UPI PIN.
Bonus – Get FREE Form Tickets from Quick Tatkal
In this post, I told you I will tell a trick to get the Ticket Forms for free. It’s quite easy. All you have to do is share this application with your friends. For this, go to the option with Free Tickets. After that, you can copy its Unique Link and share it anywhere.
When someone installs this app on their mobile through your link. Then you will continue to get the Ticket Form for free.
This was the way to book Tatkal Ticket from Mobile. Let us know the way of booking using a computer.
Book Tatkal Ticket on IRCTC Website
This method also needs you to have an IRCTC account. If you don’t have an account on IRCTC, then create one.
Login On IRCTC
- First of all, go to the IRCTC website and log in.
- To sign in, you have to fill in these details;
- captcha code
- After filling in these three credentials, click on “Sign in”.
- After that, you will be able to log into your account.
Create Favorite Journey and Master List
Before booking Railway Tatkal Ticket, it is necessary to make both these lists. By doing this you will be able to book the ticket first in 1-minute.
To create these two lists, move the mouse on My Account shown at the top. After that in the menu with My Profile, you will see these two options as follows:
- Add / Modify Master List
- Add / Delete Favorite Journey List
Now you have to create them one by one. Create a master list in this way. Here you fill in the information related to all the passengers. This is going to be very helpful in the further process. You have to fill in all these important things and submit them:
- Passenger Name
- Date of Birth
- Berth Preference
- Food Choice
- ID Card type and Number
After filling in all these basic things, you click on the “Submit” button. Your details will be added to the Passenger List shown below. You fill in the details of all the people one by one. If you have to book tickets for more than one person.
Note that the Aadhaar number should not be wrong. Otherwise, your Aadhaar will not be verified. And will not be able to select that passenger at the time of ticket booking.
Now fill the Favorite Journey List in this way:
Journey List means in which train you have to travel from where to where. And in this list, you also have to select the class. You have to fill in this information;
- Train Number
- Travel Class
- From Station
- To Station
- Ticket Quota
After filling in all the details, click on the button “Save Journey List”. Now we move on to the next step.
Now you have to come to the IRCTC website 5-minutes before the start of the booking time. And login to the account. After that, select the train after searching. Now you have to wait till the booking time is over.
Start Ticket Booking Process
In this stage, select Tatkal or Premium Tatkal from the Quota option you see. Then click on Check Availability.
Now you will see the option of Book now. Here you will see the options to fill in the Passenger Details. Your Master List is going to be useful at this time. Just select the Master List. By doing this, the passenger details will not have to be filled in.
Pay Ticket Charge
Make the payment in the method which is easy for you. I think UPI Payment will be the best if you have PhonePe, Google Pay, or Paytm.
If I had selected the option of UPI, then I have been redirected to the UPI Payment page. If you have also selected UPI, then you have to approve it from your mobile.
After that, your payment will be completed! As you see in these screenshots.
Now after your payment is complete, your Tatkal Ticket will be booked successfully. Confirmation of this will be visible on the screen of your laptop. Now your Tatkal Ticket Book is done. And now you can travel comfortably.
BONUS – Tatkal Ticket Booking Apps and Guide
I try to provide premium information in each of my bonus chapters which can prove to be very useful for you. For this reason, I have provided two important things here. This information will make the Tatkal Ticket Booking process simple and super fast so that you can successfully book General and Premium Tatkal Ticket every time
Fast Tatkal Ticket Booking Guide
Everyone knows that booking an online ticket from IRCTC is not an easy task. But by following some special things and these tricks, we can make this process very easy.