IRCTC Tatkal ticket booking fastest way

What is IRCTC Tatkal ticket ?

Most of you would be aware of Tatkal booking scheme of IRCTC.But I will like to discuss it here in detail.There is still some confusion regarding the IRCTCT Tatkal booking scheme.Most of the trains have some seats under Tatkal scheme.These seats cannot be reserved before a specific time period.

You can book Tatkal ticket only after 24 hours ahead of train departure time from 10 AM.For example a train is scheduled to depart from Station A on Tuesday.You can book Tatkal ticket for that train after 10 AM on Monday.You cannot book ticket before that.

Booking IRCTC Tatkal ticket is very difficult due to

  1. Limited number of available seats
  2. Huge number of people trying to book ticket
  3. Time taken to enter details like Passenger information.
  4. Captcha sometimes does not load.You need to refresh it.Time is also consumed in entering captcha.
  5. Tatkal booking time just 24 hours ahead as mentioned above

Also you do not get any refund for cancelled confirmed Tatkal tickets.So you should be extremely sure before booking any IRCTC Tatkal ticket.

IRCTC Tatkal ticket booking fastest way

I have also faced issues while booking Tatkal tickets.Many times I was not able to book confirm ticket.Despite having good connection and decent typing speed I was not able to do so.This problem triggered me to find a better way to book Tatkal ticket.I am providing step by step details of the fastest method

Step 1

This method works in Chrome web browser.So if you have not installed Chrome web browser then install it.You can install it using this link.After installing Chrome browser open it.After opening it click on this link.You will have to install this Chrome Addon (Ticket Master).You can install this addon by clicking on the plus button on right hand top corner (as shown in the below image).

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Ticket Master Chrome Addon

Step 2

After installing the addon you will see a new icon on top right hand corner of your Chrome browser.You need to click on that icon.After clicking you will see below screen

Ticket Master Start Screen
Ticket Master Start Screen

Step 3

On the above screen click on New Ticket option.After clicking on New Ticket a new tab will open in your Chrome Browser.The tab will have heading Ticket Master.There will be three sections in the tab as mentioned below.I will explain each section in detail.

Step 4

The IRCTC login details section displays two options User Name and Password.You need to enter your IRCTC user name and password.

Ticket Master Login details Screen
Ticket Master Login details Screen

Step 5

Next you will have to enter the train details.Each field is self explanatory.Here if you are booking IRCTC Tatkal ticket then select ticket type as Tatkal.You can also book General Ticket as well.In that case your ticket type will be General.The train details screen is shown in below image

Ticket Master Train details Screen
Ticket Master Train details Screen

Step 6

Next you will have to enter Passenger details.I have shown the Passenger details section below.It is same as that of IRCTC.So you will not have any issues.Remember if you are booking IRCTC Tatkal ticket then you should enter the ID card no for one of the passenger.After entering all the details click on the submit button.This will save all your changes.

Ticket Master Passenger details Screen
Ticket Master Passenger details Screen

Step 7

After saving your changes if you click on Ticket Master icon you can see below screen

Ticket Master Ticket List Screen
Ticket Master Ticket List Screen

This screen shows all the tickets you created and saved using step 2 to step 6.You can create as many ticket list as you want.In a single ticket you can only select one train.So you can create separate tickets for separate trains.All the tickets created will be displayed on this screen.Now we will move towards booking the ticket.

Step 8

If you click on any ticket list shown in above image then below screen is displayed

Ticket Master Ticket Booking Screen
Ticket Master Ticket Booking Screen

On this screen you can see three buttons Book Now,Edit and Remove.The functionality of these buttons are

  • Book Now — Click this button to book new ticket using this addon.It automatically open a new tab with IRCTC,logs you in and enters passenger details.You go straight to the payment option selection screen.After this you will have to proceed as you do normally.So the time consuming effort of entering login details,selecting the train,Entering passenger details and entering captcha details are taken care of by the addon.
  • Remove — This button removes the ticket from list of ticket.
  • Edit — In case you want to make changes in the created ticket then this is the option.You can edit ticket details with this button.

Step 9

You should start ticket booking with this addon exactly at 10 AM.If you are using it too early then chances are that IRCTC time is not 10 AM.In that case it would not allow you to book IRCTC Tatkal ticket.So you should execute this script exactly at 10 AM or couple of minutes before it.

Conclusion

Above method is fastest way to book IRCTC ticket.This addon also has good amount of positive review.So it seems to be reliable as well.I have not tried it to book a ticket.I had a demo run before writing this post.You can try this at your end and share your experience.

80 comments IRCTC Tatkal ticket booking fastest way

  1. Thats really amazing dude. Thank you so much for the valuable information on tatkal ticket booking.
    Here i would love to mention one thing that.. recently irctc has changed some rules and regulations for booking. thank You.

  2. Hi Esha,I have a problem regarding IRCTC app.I’m using Iphone 5s and i didn’t found any helpful app for my phone.Can you suggest me any good iOS app ?

  3. Hi ESHA,Thank you for providing tutorial on how to make tatkal ticket booking.I was doing a tatkal ticket but id dint know how to do it but i think i can do it now..thank you

  4. Hello everyone,

    Every second matters while booking tatkal tickets. So save time for filling form by using myfastbooking.com

    Works with Android Mobile too

    Advantages: Automatically fills all the forms

    How it works?
    1. Open myfastbooking.com
    2. Install Chrome Extension/Mozilla Firefox Addon
    3. Refresh the page after installing the addon/extension
    4. Enable form and fill the details.
    5. Save & Open IRCTC page.

    Now you will notice that data will be automatically filled.

  5. Plz tell me if there is fully automaticlly process for tatkal booking
    And in tikit master there is no trick for payment optation

    Thnx.. And plz reply to my mail
    Mayk1451996@gmail.com
    Or contact at 8236861172

  6. I am truly grateful to the holder of this great informative site who has shared this great piece of writing.I really feel strongly happy to read on such topics. If possible, such as gain knowledge would you mind updating your blog with some additional information. Irctc Login Page

  7. Thanks for sharing these methods of tatkaal booking. Wonderful methods to book confirmed tatkaal ticket with ease. Very informative post.

  8. After clicking on Book Now Option on TicketMaster window it goes to IRCTC page without logging so we need to login again & then a fresh window is opening to book a ticket so what does ticket master do new ?

  9. dear all readers that software work properly , i think you not use proper , but irctc make new site it's very fast so do booking directly irctc sites not use any software

    thank you

  10. how solve the captcha problem ?
    plz give me latest version of this tatkal ticket master link
    Ticket Master for tatkal ticket booking it does not works

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  12. I think u know about now genaration version, Have u any tips on this irctc lite version ? pls help me.

  13. Hello Esha Upadhaya my problem is when i use Ticket Master for tatkal ticket booking it does not works friendly because when i reach on the passangers details automaticlly then a massage comes by irctc that please enter the captcha in proper value and then press ok . After press OK button the irctc site is logout. plz suggest me why it is happening and what is its solution. Thanks a lot.

  14. What is the solution for captcha problem ?

    How to fully automate the process ??

    And Mr Vivek Gupta Solution, if you have the solution really, please let us know..

  15. Hi All,
    To get rid of Captcha problem.
    Use Semi automatic way.
    First half of ticket booking i.e login and Plan my travel>>Use Google chrome’s ticket master.
    After this on it reaches the passenger list page then Click on “Ticket Master tab Again” and this time “Clear Script”.
    Now for Second half use Auto fill for Passenger Details. Using below URL
    http://www.irctcpnr.in/irctc-autofill
    Hope this helps.

  16. After reading all this, getting ticket is not less than Lottery :). Somebody has to taken care of Captcha problem..

  17. Dear Esha let me know how to resolve captcha problem & auto logout problem, please explain

  18. When I tried, no special speed increase was observed and after filling name details when clicked the image space already showing 007 and not going due to that no further movement was done. Ultimately closed irctc site and lost normal attempt also. Therefore who wants to follow please check otherwise will get no ticket.

  19. So the problem i have encountered is that during the image captcha option it started autofilling on its own. so atleast someone should remove the option…..

  20. hi,

    Information is fine. But, unfortunately, irctc is not allowing us to do this for tatkal booking 🙂

  21. It was a gud work….It is redirecting everything….but it is failing in IMAGE CAPATCHA and automatically logout from the page.
    please fix that image captcha issue and after that it should have some custom time delay for selecting that “booking now” option.Because at 10 AM time,irctc itself will not login because of server load.

    If you fix all those issues,then this would be great work i have ever seen.

  22. Hello Esha Upadhaya my problem is when i use Ticket Master for tatkal ticket booking it does not works friendly because when i reach on the passangers details automaticlly then a massage comes by irctc that please enter the captcha in proper value and then press ok . After press OK button the irctc site is logout. plz suggest me why it is happening and what is its solution. Thanks a lot.

  23. FROM SHAKUNT
    Hello Esha Upadhaya my problem is when i use Ticket Master for tatkal ticket booking it does not works friendly because when i reach on the passangers details automaticlly then a massage comes by irctc that please enter the captcha in proper value and then press ok . After press OK button the irctc site is logout. plz suggest me why it is happening and what is its solution. Thanks a lot.

  24. Thanks Esha and yes the bug prevents the page from going to payment option after auto verification code page….
    Can anyone take the pain in just updating me anytime a new version with the issue resolved comes in?
    thanks in advance….

  25. Hello Esha Upadhaya my problem is when i use Ticket Master for tatkal ticket booking it does not works after auto filing cahtcha and not go to bank page. so plz suggest me how it may be possilble that i go to bank payment page. I facing to This problem from 30 days. After captcha page not forward for bank page. plz suggest me and solved the problem. in regard this problem i recevied an reply from your side but i can not understand about solution the problem. so plz tell me that from where i can get the new version of ticket master so that i use friendly the ticket master.

  26. If you are facing problem with this version then you should wait for next version for the bug to be fixed.The developers need to fix it.BTW after captcha what is happening? Could you please tell that..

  27. Hello Esha Upadhaya my problem is when i use Ticket Master for tatkal ticket booking it does not works after auto filing cahtcha and not go to bank page. so plz suggest me how it may be possilble that i go to bank payment page. I facing to This problem from 15 days. After captcha page not forward for bank page. plz suggest me and solved the problem. in regard this problem i recevied an reply from your side but i can not understand about solution the problem. so plz tell me that from where i can get the new version of ticket master so that i use friendly the ticket master.
    thanks a lot.

  28. Hello Esha Upadhaya my problem is when i use Ticket Master for tatkal ticket booking it does not works after auto filing cahtcha and not go to bank page. so plz suggest me how it may be possilble that i go to bank payment page. I facing to This problem from 15 days. After captcha page not forward for bank page. plz suggest me and solved the problem. thanks a lotw

  29. Ticket Reservation
    Train Name: GORAKDAM EXPRES Class: Sleeper Class(SL) Date: 27-Nov-2013
    From: GORAKHPUR JN(GKP) To: NEW DELHI(NDLS) Train No: 12555
    Boarding Point:
    Reservation Upto: NEW DELHI(NDLS) Quota: Tatkal
    Passenger Details
    * Click here for ID Card Type Detail
    Select your Travel List Select Passengers from your Master List
    SNo Name Age Sex Berth Preference ID Card Type* ID Card No Senior Citizen
    1 xxx 23 m lower
    2
    3
    4
    CHILDREN BELOW 5 YEARS (FOR WHOM TICKET IS NOT TO BE ISSUED).
    Child Passenger Details
    SNo Name Age Sex
    1.
    2.
    Consider for Auto Upgradation. (Please check the PNR (upgraded) status before boarding the Train.)
    Berth preference does not guarantee allottment of prefered berth type. If you need assured Lower Berths or assured Compact Accommodation (in same coach) please select one of the options below:
    None
    Book my ticket only if atleast one lower berth is allotted.
    Book my ticket only if atleast two lower berths are allotted.
    Book my ticket only if all the above passengers are allotted berths in the same coach.
    Passenger Mobile Number: +91* SMS will be sent to this Mobile Number.

    Enter the text from Image :*
    Click here for new Image
    Letters are case sensitive.

    this page is auto recycling… please fix it

  30. Its working esha but there is some problem with captcha “Text entered doesnt match the Image Data.” error is showing at the top of the user window region …and one more thing that page is trying to establish connection ti irctc.co.in/xxxxxxx ‘ xxxxxxxxx is for additional web url’

    I am trying to get solution if I did succeed, will let you know…

  31. passenger Details Not submit

    Train Name: BAGH EXPRESS Class: Sleeper Class(SL) Date: 26-Nov-2013
    From: CC To: GORAKHPUR JN (GKP) Train No: 13019
    Boarding Point:
    Reservation Upto: GORAKHPUR JN (GKP) Quota: Tatkal
    SNo Name Age Sex Berth Preference ID Card Type* ID Card No Senior Citizen
    1 abcd 21 m ub dfghhh 566gtghh
    2
    3
    4
    CHILDREN BELOW 5 YEARS (FOR WHOM TICKET IS NOT TO BE ISSUED).
    Child Passenger Details
    SNo Name Age Sex
    1.
    2.
    Consider for Auto Upgradation. (Please check the PNR (upgraded) status before boarding the Train.)
    Berth preference does not guarantee allottment of prefered berth type. If you need assured Lower Berths or assured Compact Accommodation (in same coach) please select one of the options below:
    None
    Book my ticket only if atleast one lower berth is allotted.
    Book my ticket only if atleast two lower berths are allotted.
    Book my ticket only if all the above passengers are allotted berths in the same coach.
    Passenger Mobile Number: +91* SMS will be sent to this Mobile Number.

    Enter the text from Image :*
    Click here for new Image
    Go Reset Replan
    auto page rafresh and error please fix this error

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