New users can signup on IRCTC easily by filling up the irctc registration form online at railway registration (railway booking site). By creating new account for themselves, users can do ticket booking using the online passenger reservation system.

The steps below will guide users on how to do irctc registration.

The process to register on irctc is easy and free. You can also watch the following video which summarize the process for new user registration on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) online e-ticketing site.

  1. Go to homepage of and look for 'signup' option.
  2. Users will then need to fill an online form. All the fields with (*) are mandatory to be filled. Special care must be taken while filling in email id and mobile number fields. Provide valid email and mobile as user id, password, and an activation link will be sent to registered E-Mail id and mobile verification code will be sent at registered mobile number by SMS message.
  3. Submit the form. Click "OK" on the popup that shows your email and mobile number, if it is right. Otherwise click cancel and refill the information.
  4. Accept the IRCTC terms and conditions. You should now see a message greeting you "Thank You. You have been successfully Registered."
  5. Your account is created, but you still need to activate it. To do so check your email inbox where you should find an email from IRCTC's 'ticket admin' containing your user id, password, and activation link. Click on activation link. If you don't see email in your inbox, read solution to irctc registration email not received problem. Similarly, your mobile should have a new message containing mobile verification code.
  6. When you click on activation code your account will be activated but still your mobile number needs to be verified. You will see message "your mobile number is not verified, please verify." Enter the mobile verification code at the appropriate place. In case you haven't received the code or entered the wrong mobile number you will find the options that will allow you to have code resend to your mobile number or change the registered mobile number to a new number. Do as appropriate.
  7. Your new account is now fully functional. It is recommended that you change the default password to new one by using the 'change password'.
irctc mobile verification

That's it! The "IRCTC Registration" process is now complete. You can go ahead to irctc login and look at the process of online ticket booking.

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