The Tatkal tickets are meant for the last-minute passengers. You can book Tatkal ticket for a train 24 hours or a day before it starts its journey. The tatkal charges have been fixed to 10% of the basic fare of the second class reservation and 30% for the other class reservation.
However, there are no cancellation charges for Tatkal tickets which have the RAC & waiting status. In case, the train is delayed by 3 hours from its originating station or it is cancelled there will be a full refund of your money. In this section, we will discuss the steps to book tatkal ticket in IRCTC.
Steps to Book Tatkal Ticket in IRCTC:
Step 1: Login to your IRCTC account using your User ID, Password & a Captcha.
Step 2: In BOOK YOUR TICKET section type the name of the location from where you will board the train in ‘From*’ text box. Type your destination location in ‘To*’ text box. Check the date. If you want, you can mention the Class you prefer. Click on Find Trains.
You can book Tatkal ticket for the train, a day before the train starts its journey or 24 hours before the train starts its journey. The Tatkal tickets for AC class starts from 10 a.m. whereas for non AC it starts from 11 a.m.
Step 3: The next step is to select Quota as Tatkal as your further steps depend on this.
In the very same page, you will find the list of trains that will depart from your selected location on your selected date. In front of the information about each train, there is a Check availability & fare button. So, check for the availability of tickets in the listed trains.
Step 4: Once you find the ticket available on your desired date then click on Book Now.
Step 5: As soon as you click on Book Now. A form will be displayed on your screen. Enquiring about the name & number of passengers, their ages and nationality, travel insurance. After filling the details enter the captcha and click on Continue Booking. If you want to do some changes in booking the click Replan Booking.
Step 6: You can review your ticket to see that if all the information is correct. In case, you need some changes, click on Back, or if you want to replan the bookings then click on Replan Booking else if all the information is correct then click on Continue Booking.
Step 7: At last it’s time to do the payment, choose the mode of payment you are comfortable in and do the payments.
So, these were the steps to book tatkal ticket in IRCTC. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading.