How to Create new IRCTC Account – Registration and Signup Process

IRCTC Account - Registration and Signup Process

We all have been caught up in the long queues in railway stations. Waiting for hours to get a ticket. Going through all the hectic processes of filling up forms and producing a soft copy of documents. Or paying huge commissions for travel agencies to book tickets for you. Or booking through online wallets, paying fees for them too. Why waste your time, money and energy when you can do all this in minutes anywhere around the world. Yes, now you can book your train tickets to the lunch you receive in trains through the IRCTC website. All you need to do is to register in IRCTC, Create IRCTC account and book your tickets.

You must be already thinking that creating an IRCTC account is more hectic than buying tickets from railway stations already. The truth is IRCTC sign up is a really easy process and you can do it in minutes by yourself from your mobile or computer all by yourself. If you haven’t yet registered for an IRCTC account during this digital India era you have been actually living under the rocks for a long time. You should create and IRCTC account even if you are not a frequent traveler because once or the other you will need to book tickets through IRCTC. So why not create an account right now. In this article, we will teach you

How to create an IRCTC account online

There are two ways to create an IRCTC account, you can either create an account through IRCTC Connect Mobile application available in all leading mobile Platforms. You can also sign up for an IRCTC account through your desktop from the official IRCTC website. First, we will learn how to register an IRCTC account through the IRCTC connects mobile app which is way easier than doing it via desktop.

IRCTC online registration through Mobile App online

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Now open the application from your smartphone

After the application loads, you will automatically reach at a page with four options

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To create an IRCTC account tap on the Train Ticket banner which is the first option.

Now you will be redirected to the IRCTC log in platform

To register a new IRCTC account, click on the register button which is situated just below the log in button

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Username – You should create a username which has a minimum of 3 characters and maximum 10 characters. You should only use letters, numbers and underscore in your username

Password – Your password must at least have 8 characters. Your password must also contain at least one small alphabet. One capital alphabet and a number.

Then you need to re type the exact password in the confirm password section

Enter your first name, middle name (optional), last name and date of birth

After that select your sex

Then enter your mobile number and email id in the respective form segments.

After you have filled up the IRCTC registration form go through it one more and check for errors.

After you have successfully filled up the IRCTC registration form, click on the next button to continue with the registration process.

Then the application will verify your mobile number with an OTP. And your email ID by sending a verification email.

Once you have successfully verified your IRCTC account through mobile or email verification, you can log in to the IRCTC account using your log in credentials.

Now we will see how to create a new IRCTC account through the official IRCTC Website

It is a simple task to register an IRCTC account through your desktop. Follow the steps given below to register and IRCTC account.

  • Type in IRCTC.co.in in the address bar of your browser
  • After the page has loaded, click on the IRCTC Sign up Link to register a new account
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  • Now you will be automatically redirected to the IRCTC registration form
  • Fill up all the details required in the registration form
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Username – You should create a username which has a minimum of 3 characters and maximum 10 characters. You should only use letters, numbers and underscore in your username

Password – Your password must at least 8 characters. Your password must also contain at least one small alphabet. One capital alphabet and a number.

Then you need to re type the exact password in the confirm password section.

Select a security question and its answer.

Select your preferred language.

Enter your first name, middle name (optional), last name.

After that select your sex.

Then select your Martial status.

Fill up your date of Birth.

Then select your occupation.

After that, enter your Aadhar and Pan card number (optional).

Then enter your mobile number and email id in the respective form segments.

Then select your nationality.

After that fill up your residential address

After that, type in the captcha code

Then select the subscription you wish to receive

After you have filled up the IRCTC registration form go through it one more and check for errors.

Now click on the submit registration button to proceed

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Then click on OK in the next pop up window that appears

Then the website will ask you to accept their terms and conditions

Click on Accept

Now a thanking note will appear along with a little info about IRCTC

Now that you have successfully created a new IRCTC account, you will need to activate it to book tickets and avail other services. Here is the step by step tutorial on activating your IRCTC account

Type in IRCTC.co.in in the address bar of your browser

Now enter your Username, password, and the captcha image and then press login.

Now a pop up will appear asking you to enter your Mobile and Email id in order to verify your IRCTC account.

  • Enter your valid mobile number and then press verify Mobile No with OTP option.
  • Enter the OTP you received in your mobile and click ok

There it is, you have successfully created and verified your new IRCTC account

Creating an IRCTC account is an essential thing if you always get tangled up while booking tickets. IRCTC has now gone very further by adding flight booking, meal bookings and even tourism bookings on their website. Leave your queries and comments about this article below. Let us know in the comments below if you have any issues while registering for a new IRCTC account or while verifying it.

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