Types of PNR status
(1) Confirmed Ticket – CNF
If tickets are available for your desired station, then you will get confirm ticket with Coach and seat no. Also wait list can be tickets can be converted to confirm ticket if another passengers cancels their ticket. It is always safe to book confirm tickets than wait list tickets.
(2) RAC (Reservation against cancellation) (Half confirmed ticket)
RAC tickets are most likely to get confirmed by the time of chart preparation and passenger gets a ticket. If it is not confirmed even after chart preparation, then 2 passengers have to share a side lower berth. Even if RAC tickets are not confirmed after chart preparation, TTE always give priority to RAC tickets and try to accommodate them in the births which are cancelled after chart preparation.
(3) WL (Waiting List tickets)
Below all irctc pnr status are types of waiting list. There are different quotas for waiting list tickets like general quota, tatkal quota, ladies quota, pooled quota, H.O. Quota, defense quota.
Rqwl means request waiting list ticket. If ticket is booked from 1 intermediate station to another intermediate station and if it is not covered under general quote, remote quota or pooled quota then waiting list ticket goes into request waiting list. Chances of confirmation is very less and it only gets confirmed when confirm ticket for similar station gets cancelled.
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