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Using PNR status 10 digit, you can check your latest PNR status with ease on ixigo, and also use the PNR Prediction feature and avoid getting Waitlisted.

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How to Check IRCTC PNR Status?

Following are the different ways to check the PNR status:

  1. Check PNR status on the ixigo website: Go to the trains page of the ixigo website and select 'PNR Status Enquiry'. In the designated field, enter your 10-digit IRCTC PNR number and click on the 'Search' button. Your IRCTC PNR status will be checked immediately, and you will be able to view whether your ticket is confirmed (CNF), placed on the RAC list, or on the waiting list (WL).
  2. Check PNR status on the ixigo mobile app: If you are using the ixigo mobile app to perform a PNR check, then just tap on the ‘PNR Status’ icon, enter your 10 digit PNR number and complete your PNR enquiry.
  3. Check PNR status using the SMS service: A convenient method for the PNR check with Indian Railways is by using their SMS service. Simply send your PNR number via SMS to 139, and you will receive a prompt response regarding your IRCTC PNR status.
  4. Check through the railway enquiry number (Call 139): You can complete the PNR status check for railway tickets by calling the railway enquiry number, 139. When you call, select the ‘PNR Enquiry’ option on the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system to inquire about your railway PNR status.
  5. Check the final reservation charts: Opt to check PNR status 10-digit by referring to the final reservation chart displayed at the railway station. However, for this, you need to wait until a few hours before the train's departure, which may not be practical in some situations.
  6. Visit Railway Enquiry counters at the railway station: You can also check PNR status by visiting the railway station enquiry counters in person.
  7. Check PNR status through IRCTC website: Visit the IRCTC website and click on the ‘PNR Status’ tab. Select ‘PNR Enquiry’ and enter your 10-digit PNR. Press the ‘Submit’ button and you’ll get the desired information.

PNR Status Enquiry On Mobile App

Trusted by millions of Indians, PNR check on the ixigo trains mobile app is Easy & Real-Time.

Use the PNR Status Live Check Mobile feature and get notified as soon as your waitlisted train ticket status gets confirmed. We will provide the current PNR status 10 digit check for railway tickets along with passenger and train details – Your reservation booking status, platform number, coach position, and more.

On ixigo, you can also check PNR status in Hindi (पीएनआर स्टेटस पूछताछ).

The IRCTC train ticket booking system provides CNF (Confirmed) and RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation) status when tickets are available, and the bookings made after that are provided waitlisted status. Waitlisted tickets get confirmed in order only if any of the CNF/RAC tickets gets cancelled.

Especially when you have a waitlisted ticket, tracking IRCTC PNR status live becomes necessary. Other travel details, such as coach number, berth number and berth type are provided only if the booked ticket status is Confirmed (CNF). Check the PNR number to get your platform number. Know more in detail about how to check train PNR status online.

PNR Status Enquiry on Mobile App

Check PNR Status Via SMS

You can send a text to Indian Railways number ‘139’ for the PNR enquiry. Just type the 10-digit number (without hyphen) and send it to ‘139’. You can also send the SMS to ‘5676747.’ You will get the updated PNR information in your phone inbox. Know more in detail about how to check PNR via SMS.

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PNR Status Information

PNR is a 10-digit number which stands for ‘Passenger Name Record’. It is a unique number that is assigned to every booked train ticket on Indian Railways. PNR Status shows the current status of booked train tickets i.e. whether it is confirmed, waitlisted or RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation). You can check your ticket status on the ixigo app. The feature provides passenger's basic information like PNR status with name, age & sex, date of the journey, train details and ticket booking status. One can also check the chances of their waitlisted tickets getting confirmed with our PNR Status Prediction feature.

The database assigns this unique PNR number with every passenger details entered while booking a ticket. Each PNR number includes a maximum of six passengers only. PNR number lasts a minimum of 9 months. This is because the TDR filed can take a maximum of 9 months. It is then removed from the database. PNR of the tickets booked online(e-tickets) could be seen at the top center of your ticket.

PNR Status Information

Types of IRCTC PNR Status

Different PNR status types provided:

CNF It means confirmed. The ticket status shows as CNF when seats are confirmed.
RAC It stands for Reservation Against Cancellation meaning the train ticket has a confirmed seat but wait-listed berth. If the tickets are booked under RAC status, then the allocated berth has to be split into two seats.
CAN It means cancelled i.e. ticket has been cancelled.
WL Waiting List is a ticket status that gets confirmed only if the passengers on the same train who have booked before you cancel their ticket.
GNWL General Waiting List. The probability of this ticket status getting confirmed is very high.
PQWL Pooled Quota Waiting List status is issued when a passenger is travelling from the origin station to a station short of the last station, or from an intermediate station to the last station, or between any two intermediate stations.
RLWL Remote Location Waiting List means a ticket has been issued to a passenger for intermediate stations (between the origin and terminating station). These intermediate stations are usually the most important towns on the route in particular.
TQWL Tatkal Quota Waiting List. This is the waiting list for tatkal tickets booking. The tickets in Tatkal get confirmed directly, instead of going through RAC. However during chart preparation GNWL is preferred over TQWL.
NOSB It stands for NO SEAT BERTH which means journey is allowed without seat. This is allotted to child passengers below age 11 years.

If you are not able to get a confirmed ticket, check seat availability in other trains.

What does a PNR number generated explain?

PNR number holds various information related to the train journey.

  • Passenger Details - Name, Age, Sex, Birth Preference
  • Ticket Details - Train Number, Date of Journey, Origin/Source Station, Destination Station, Boarding Station, Class, Berth, Quota
  • Fare, Transaction Type and Payment Details
  • First 3 digits tell us from which Passenger Reservation System or PRS the ticket has been booked.
  • First digit depends on the Zone of the Train, w.r.t. starting station of the train.
  • Zonal Codes - 1 (SCR Secunderabad PRS); 2, 3 (NR, NCR, NWR, NER New Delhi PRS); 4, 5 (SR, SWR, SCR Chennai PRS); 6, 7 (NFR, ECR, ER, ECoR, SER, SECR Calcutta PRS); 8, 9 (CR, WCR, WR Mumbai PRS)
  • Last seven digits are randomly generated numbers using the Rand() function. These numbers represent no information about the ticket or journey as such. They only provide an unique identity to the PNR number.

PNR Confirmation Probability and Prediction

PNR confirmation probability means the chances of getting a train ticket status confirmed if the current status is "Not Available". When all the confirmed and RAC tickets are sold out, the Indian Railway assigns a waitlisted ticket for further bookings made on the respective train and class. The confirmation probability of railway PNR status for these waitlisted tickets depends upon the cancellations of confirmed and RAC tickets only. It also relies on factors like weekends, seasons, festivals, and special events, among other factors. Once your ticket is confirmed, check train running status.

You can use the PNR prediction feature on the ixigo app, and check the chances of your waitlisted tickets getting confirmed. PNR prediction helps you in making a smart travel decision.

PNR Status Enquiry Quick Facts

What is PNR in e-ticket? Passenger Name Record
Length of PNR no. PNR Status 10 Digits (Only Numeric form)
Meaning of first 3 digits of your PNR Passenger Reservation System, usually referred to as PRS, from which the ticket has been booked.
Meaning of last 7 digits of your PNR The last seven digits are randomly generated by the system.
Validity period of a PNR number A PNR number is valid for 9 months after which it is flushed. The same PNR number can be generated after a year.

Indian Railways PNR Enquiry FAQs

Q. What is PNR?

A: PNR stands for ‘Passenger Name Record’. It is a compilation of data related to either an individual traveller or a group of individuals travelling together. It shows the latest train ticket status of the passenger.

Q. Where is the PNR number printed on a train ticket?

A: The 10-digit PNR number is printed on the upper-left-hand side of a train ticket.

Q. What are the benefits of a PNR Number?

A: You can order food to your seat by telling your PNR number. You can book rooms and dorms and get them at cheaper prices on railway stations.

Q. For how many days can we check PNR Status?

A: A PNR remains valid for 9 months before expiration, after which it can be regenerated one year later.

Q. What happens if my railway PNR remains waitlisted after chart preparation?

A: According to IRCTC cancellation regulations, if the PNR status 10-digit for an e-ticket continues to remain on the waitlist even after the preparation of the chart, the passengers' names will be excluded from the reservation list. An automatic refund will be initiated, after deducting the applicable fee.

Q. How to perform a PNR status Check on a phone?

A: You can send an SMS and perform the PNR status check:
  • Type "PNR (10-digit PNR)" and send it to 139.
  • Type "PNR (10-digit PNR)" and send it to 5676747

Q. Can you explain the RLGN PNR status?

A: Remote Location General Waiting List (RLGN) is issued when a user books a ticket where the WL quota is RLWL. This means after booking a ticket, RLWL gets named as RLGN.

Q. Is a PNR number allotted for unreserved and reserved tickets?

A: A PNR number is only allotted for reserved tickets.

Q. How to check the status of the waiting list?

A: Enter your PNR number on ixigo's PNR status checker. After a few seconds, the status of your ticket will display on the screen.
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