Indian Railways: Here’s How to Create an Account on IRCTC Website

Here are the simple steps you need to follow to create a new account on IRCTC website.

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Create a New Account On IRCTC 

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Cooperation (IRCTC)‘s website is where people can book and cancel their train tickets from the comfort of their homes. Users, with the help of their mobile phones, can access the official website and mobile app of the IRCTC and make the bookings via their accounts.

In order to make your own account on the IRCTC websote, here are the steps you need to follow:


Steps To Create An Account On IRCTC Website

  1. Visit the official website of IRCTC at
  2. Here, you can see the ‘Login’ button on the menu bar.
  3. On clicking on the login button, it will be redirected to a new page where you can fill in your credentials if you already have an account.
  4. Otherwise, click on the ‘Register’ button, which will redirect to a registration form.
  5. Enter the username, which should be consisting of 4-10 characters.
  6. After entering the username and password, you can enter the security question with its answer.
  7. Enter your name, gender, marital status, occupation, date of birth.
  8. Carefully fill up a valid email ID and mobile number as your login password.
  9. Enter your full address, including the pin code.
  10. Enter the text from the image and then click on the Submit’ button.
  11. Verify the account by entering the code sent at your registered number/email ID. Click on Submit’.

Steps To Book Railway Reserved Ticket From IRCTC

  1. Visit the official website of IRCTC at
  2. Login to the account with your login credentials.
  3. Click on the option ‘Plan My Journey’
  4. Select the journey date and train.
  5. You can continue with the existing passenger list or add passengers.
  6. You can then confirm the booking and pay via credit/debit card/UPI/Paytm
  7. After completing the booking process, the user will receive a message from the IRCTC which will include the PNR number, train number, date of journey, class etc.

The online ticket can be cancelled through the IRCTC portal before the final chart is prepared. Check below the steps of how to cancel the e-ticket.

Steps To Cancel The Railway E-Ticket

  1. Visit the official website of IRCTC at
  2. Go to the booked tickets section.
  3. Select the ticket which you want to cancel.
  4. The cancellation will be confirmed and the refund will be credited to the user's account after the deduction of the cancellation fee.

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