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Check PNR Status

Now with the help of internet and IRCTC mobile app, it becomes easy to find out IRCTC PNR status  in which we are going to travel. Before telling you how to check PNR status IRCTC we would like to introduce about PNR status.

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What is IRCTC PNR status?

PNR stand for ‘Passenger Name Record’, it is a 10 digit number written on the left side of the railway ticket. PNR is a record of passengers of Indian railways that are stored in the Indian Railways computer reservation system. In another word, when a person booked his/her train ticket in Indian Railways then their all details are stored in the database of a centralized reservation system. These details are associated with a unique 10 digit number. This unique number is known as PNR and it is printed on the corner of the train ticket. Against this reference number, passenger’s personal details like name, gender, age and others are saved in the database.

In Indian railways, there are several trains having a limited number of seats, sometimes one may not receive a reserved ticket. For such waitlist tickets, booking status will change when there is any availability of reserved seats due to cancellation. This new reservation status is a PNR status and now it is very easy to check your Indian railwaysPNR status online.

How to Check PNR Status?

It is very easy to know your PNR status by entering the unique 10 digit number on the official site of IRCTC. Here we mentioned step by step procedure to know your PNR status. You can know your PNR status through following ways:

  • Through online websites
  • By SMS
  • Through Mobile applications
  • At Railway inquiry counters
  • Final reservation charts

A. Know Your PNR Status Through Online Website Of IRCTC:

This is a most selective way to check your current PNR status as it is very easy and reliable. Here we mentioned procedure to check PNR status through the online website.

  1. Enter in the address bar, it is an official site of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation that manage all the details of online ticket booking.
  2. Then click on ‘Booked Ticket History’.
  3. After that select your E-Ticket and click on ‘Get PNR Status’.
  4. Enter your 10 digit PNR number in the given box and click on Submit button.
  5. One new window will appears on a screen along with your PNR status.

B. Know Your PNR Status By SMS:

With the help of mobile phones, our life becomes, it is the best medium of communication. With the help of mobile phones, we can send SMS from one person to another within a second. Now Indian Railway has also launched its SMS service through with one can know their PNR status within a second. This service does not require smartphones nor it does require the internet.

To know PNR status through SMS follow following steps:

Type PNR then enter your 10 digit PNR number and sent it to 5676747 or 139

for example PNR and send it to 5676747 or 139

C. Know your PNR Status Through Mobile Applications:

Recently IRCTC has launched its official mobile app that supports different platforms. You can easily download this app to your mobile phone. To know indian railways PNR status through Mobile application follow these steps:

  1. If you have an existing account in IRCTC then enter your Username and Password.
  2. Then click on Know your railway PNR status
  3. Enter your 10 digit PNR number and click on Submit button.

D. Know your PNR Status At Railway Enquiry Counters:

Go to the railway inquiry counter window and ask them to tell your railway PNR status.

E. Know your PNR Status From Final Reservation Charts:

Generally, final reservation chart is prepared before two or three hours of train departure time. This reservation chart is placed on the notice board of the railway station platforms.

Types of Indian Railway Tickets:

In India, there are various types of trains are running on the railway tracks like Metro Trains, Suburban Locals trains, Passenger Trains, Express & Super-fast Express, Shatabdi and Janshatabdi Express Trains, Garib Rath, Rajdhani Express, Duranto Express and others. The tickets of all these trains are different and their prices are also different. All these trains are the well-known trains of India and designed according to the needs of the Indian passengers. The tickets of few trains are quite expensive as it offers many facilities to the passengers. A few years ago, Railway mister had launched Garib Rath which is fully air condition and the price of its tickets is comparatively low. Basically, two types of tickets are available in Indian Railways i.e E-Ticket and i-Ticket.


E-ticket is an electronic ticket which is booked through IRCTC PNR check  website. The passenger can take print out of booked ticket and can show it to the TTE with relevant ID prove. This ticket is also valid at railway stations.


I- ticket is a ticket which is booked at railway reservation counter. It can also be booked through IRCTC website. I- tickets are usually delivered through courier at passenger’s doorstep.

What is WL number of PNR status?

On Indian railway ticket, there are usually two numbers are placed in the corner of the ticket. At the time of ticket booking, you will find a train name/ class/seat/berth along with the date and time. When you buy a ticket with WL5/WL2. When you reached to WL 5/RAC 3 that means you can board the train, but no berth will be allocated to you.

On the other hand, when you reaches to WL 5/CNF that means your ticket is confirmed and you can board the train and you have also a berth. When your ticket history show WL and RAC refunds, it means your ticket is not confirmed and your amount will be automatically refunded to your bank account.

Hope this article will help you to check your PNR status IRCTC easily. For more details must visit the official website of Indian Railways.

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