One simple Trick to Book Tatkal Ticket

You may have come across a point where you failed to book your tatkal ticket. Well, most of us fail to book tatkal and it is not only with you. Although, there are some who knows how to handle the hurdles and get past the barriers to successfully book the tickets (tatkal).It may seem a little overrated but tatkal booking has become an art. Yes, an art and only few understand it. You may have heard of people using scripts, softwares and all. To suppress the activities of such people/agents IRCTC is trying hard by introducing new and new rules.

Along all the circumstances if you are going to book a tatkal ticket for yourself you can do it easily. All you need to do is follow these simple tips.

So What to do?

Updated Method:
So, the trick is to use Quick Book form to book your tatkal tickets. Let me show you how it is fast and way ahead than others users booking at the same instance of time.

The thing you are going to do is to login just 5 minutes before tatkal time and keep refreshing till less than 2 minutes are left. Then fill your Quick book form. In order to fill the quick book form you must know the correct train number and and station codes. Now fill your form. Example image given below.

Quick Book fast Tatkal Method

All the above things you have to do before 10 a.m. Now go below to read the next part of the trick: Combined updated method

Old Method:

Here is what I do mostly to get my tatkal tickets booked. First, I login 5 minutes before the tatkal time. So for AC tickets I will login at 9.55 a.m and for Non-AC tickets I will login at 10.55 a.m. After login I will refresh the page till 9.58 or 10.58 as per the requirement. When 2 minutes are left to book the tatkal tickets I will enter my journey details in Plan my Journey.

Plan my Journey

Then I will click submit. Then I will select the quota tatkal.

train between stations for tatkal ticket

After that I will click on the desired class in row of the particular train in which I want the ticket.

my train in which i want to book tatkal ticket.
This image is for illustration purpose and does exactly match with the trick image.

All these steps will take me around 1 minutes at most. Now here comes the trick. Here still 1 minute is left to the start of the tatkal tickets booking. Make sure your laptop or computer time is exactly matched with the IRCTC’s time. In the above image you can see the refresh button but 

Combine Updated Method from here: You need not to refresh just let your PC clock struck 10.00 am and hit the Book now button. At this time when others will be refreshing the page you will get into the passenger’s details page. Use Magic Autofill method to enter your passenger details automatically.

Journey Details for ticket

Enter CAPTCHA and fill the payment details as fast as you can. I recommend you use SBI internet banking for that.

This will surely help you to get your tatkal ticket booked. If you have any questions please do ask me in comments I will try to help you as soon as possible.

26 comments on “One simple Trick to Book Tatkal Ticket

  1. manoj doshi

    Sir, I tried this trick but when i click on my desire class at 10.59, there was a HASHTAG # there and no BOOK NOW button on site. BOOK NOW came after refresh @ 11.00 AM. Pl clear this stage.

  2. Malik Junaid Rasheed

    I think there is some problem at this stage some users are getting the book now button (as far as i know) and some users don't. I will check it and update the method as soon as possible. Thank you for your comment!

  3. Biju

    Yes must submit Plan my journey only after 10:00 or 11:00,then only Book will appear for tatkal.I used to book takal following same method.

  4. Malik Junaid Rasheed

    तत्काल टिकट सिर्फ 10 बजे ऐ सी और 11 बजे नॉन ऐ सी बुक किया जा सकता है। खिड़की का समय भी यही है तो आप खिड़की खुलने के समय कर सकते हैं।

  5. suresh prabhu

    kya apko pakka pata hai ki quick book option 12 bje tak band rehta hai? mjhe tatkal tiket book karna hai.. kya aap meri madad karenge?

  6. Unknown

    hi..for tatkal booking I am trying since last 5 days I am not getting ticket..Shall I use Quick Book? If so, Can I click submit button and enter passenger details before 10.00 or 11.00? Please explain


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