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IRCTC Tatkal Booking Tips, Hacks and Scripts

irctc booking trick script Tatkal ticket booking scheme of Indian Railways is a very much needed service for those who are travelling on emergency situations. But getting these tickets which are only released 2 days prior to the traveling date is a very tough task. In this post, I’ll share some tricks which can really be useful while booking tatkal tickets from IRCTC website.

Tips for Booking Online Tatkal Tickets from IRCTC

For saving time while booking tickets from irctc website with automated form filling , follow the below mentioned steps.

First of all, Use Firefox and install this autofill addon.

After installing this addon, restart Firefox.

Log in to irctc website. Head over to QuickBook page.

irctc quickbook

Enter all the details like what you do in a normal booking, with all the passenger name,age,train number,ticket type, quota, station code,payment options, mobile number etc.

For saving this as a new profile for automated auto filling, you’ll have to right click on any of the text box. But IRCTC website have blocked this option and you’ll find an error as shown below.

right click error IRCTC

 

To bypass this error, copy paste this script into the browser address bar and hit enter.

javascript:void(document.oncontextmenu=null)

After this hack, you’ll be able to right click on irctc website without any error.

Now right click on any of the text box [where you wrote your name] and click on “Add Complete form as profile” option.

automated IRCTC hack

Now a new window will pop up, showing all the values you entered. Click on Ok.

Refresh the OuickBook page, and press the combination keys “ALT + J” to automatically refill the page with the previously entered values.

By this trick, you can save some valuable time while booking your tatkal tickets at 8 a.m.

Tips to keep in mind during actual booking

To book online tatkal railway tickets from IRCTC, you should login to irctc.co.in website before 7:45 because after that the server will be in its full limits. After logging in, try to maintain your session alive by navigating through “Plan my Travel” and “Quickbook” links every two minutes.

Once the time at IRCTC website shows 08:00 on quickbook page. Press Alt and J keys together for autofilling the form and click QuickBook. You’ll be redirected to your payment processor and make sure you’ve disabled the High security pin option in your netbanking acccount for time being to speed up the payment processing time.

Once finished, you’ll be redirected back to IRCTC website showing your ticket status.

The above mentioned trick, hack or scripts for IRCTC doesn’t guarantee that you’ will get your tatkal tickets confirmed. For that, you just have to be more fast than others and ofcourse lucky!

Update 1: IRCTC have now blocked “Quick Book” option between 8 a.m to 9 a.m due to this hack, So this trick could not be used from now on. Sorry :(

Update 2 :[8th July, 2011] Checkout the latest trick for booking confirmed tatkal ticket from IRCTC.

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  • Anonymous November 24, 2010, 6:37 pm

    thanks for the trick…will definitely use it.

  • Anonymous November 26, 2010, 4:50 am

    Cool I like

  • Web Server November 30, 2010, 12:06 pm

    That's a smart trick. You really applied your logic+technical skills to achive the best out of this techsavvy world. Let me ask you, how many times did you gone through this, is it 100% successful for you to book a ticket? Fraction of a second does matter when you book a ticket online.

  • Anonymous December 5, 2010, 5:36 am

    goood broooo lovely thanz

    zafar

  • rohith December 9, 2010, 4:55 pm

    thanks dude.. i tried and viola it worked…

    definitely saves time while booking tatkal tickets at 8 am.

    you rock!!

    - Rohith

  • Anonymous December 9, 2010, 4:59 pm

    hello..

    thanks for the wonderful trick!

    i know there are many other tricks involved with irctc booking..
    if you're wiling to share the tricks with me, plz email me.. i wont tell anyone :)

    thanks

    arbaaz6891 [at] gmail.com

  • Anonymous December 15, 2010, 8:15 am

    Thanks, this is great. Only catch is that some people may not have the addon for (Auto filling up of form), one can download the same.

    thanks
    Paresh

  • Anonymous December 16, 2010, 1:30 am

    YOUR javascript:void(document.oncontextmenu=null) DOESNT WORK.

    AFTER THIS, RIGHT CLICK STILL DOESNT WORK.

  • renjith December 16, 2010, 3:43 am

    I just now tried and the javascript trick is working.

    You just have login to irctc and copy paste the code given in red color into the browser address bar.

  • Anonymous December 16, 2010, 4:47 am

    nice of u to suggest this.

    but “Add Complete form as profile” option does not show up.
    can u pl desscribe it properly what to do!

    2) U SAY: To bypass this error, copy paste this script into the browser address bar and hit enter. WHEN DO WE DO THIS? AFTER FILLING UP THE DUMMY FORM OR BEFORE?

  • Anonymous December 16, 2010, 10:06 am

    EACH & EVERY TIMETIME WE ARE IN BANK'S PAYMENT GATEWAY THRO' FIREFOX , IT SAYS: "INSTALL MISSING PLUGINS". & "ADDITIONAL PLUGINS ARE REQUIRED TO DISPLAY ALL THE MEDIA ON THIS PAGE".
    AND AFTER THAT WHEN WE INSTALL, MAY BE IT DOES NOT GET INSTALLED PROPERLY & IT BECOMES A FAILED TRANSACTION! FIREFOX IS NOT SO VERSATILE AS EXPLORER!

    ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE?

  • renjith December 16, 2010, 2:24 pm

    @^above
    after loging into irctc website, paste the script and hit enter.

    After that fill up the form and right click on any of the text box.

    you'll now find the option to add the complete form as profile.

  • Anonymous December 16, 2010, 3:38 pm

    THANX RENJITH, BUT SORRY TO SAY IT DOES NOT HAPPEN! i.e.:“Add Complete form as profile” option does not show up. ONLY HALF COLUMN OPENS:CUT,COPY,PASTE, DELETE, SELECT ALL ETC.

    BUT LIKE IN YR PIX ABOVE, THE WHOLE COLUMN WITH
    "Add Complete form as profile” DOES NOT SHOW!
    DO WE HAVE TO ENABLE/DISABLE ANYTHING ELSE OR ANY DIFFERENT VERSION OF MOZILLA ETC.

    2) ALSO, AS WE MENTIONED, PAYMENT GATEWAY OF BANKS(TRIED 2-3) GIVES PROBLEMS. what should be done for this?

    IF WE ARE BALE TO RESOLVE THIS, IT WOULD BE A GREAT BOON AS WE ARE THE WORST VICTIM OF TATKAL TAMASHA SINCE WE HAVE TO TRAVEL A LOT FREQUENTLY.

    thank you so much for you noble service.

  • renjith December 16, 2010, 5:40 pm

    @Anonymous
    Missing plugin might be because you may not have installed flash for firefox..
    First install it from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

    After that,restart firefox and do a dummy transaction on IRCTC without actual payment at offpeak hours. Check whether the missing plugins problem comes again at payment gateway.

    thank you
    -renjith

  • renjith December 16, 2010, 6:00 pm

    @anonymous
    Did you install the autofill addon and restart firefox?
    If you've already done, then in Firefox go to Tools>Addons and then find the extension "AutoFill Forms" and select it.

    Click options>Interface and confirm whether "Hide context menu items" and "Hide form field context menu" are not selected.

    Thank you
    -renjith

  • Anonymous December 17, 2010, 3:00 am

    hi renjith,

    IF POSSIBLE, BEST OPTION WOULD BE, IF I CAN MEET U. WHICH CITY ARE YOU IN? I TRAVEL OFTEN & WOULD BE NICE TO MEET YOU & GO THROUGH THIS TOGETHER IF U DONT MIND PLEASE!

    OR, WE CAN TALK OVER THE PHONE & GO THROUGH IT ON THE NET TOGETHER.

    WHAT IS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS & CONTACT NO.? WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU.

    ALSO, WE ALL HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ELSE FOR THIS 'GREAT INDIAN TATKAL TAMASHA' GOVT. OF INDIA IS PLAYING ON LAKHS OF TATKAL ASPIRANTS. WHEN 5 DAYS ADV. BOOKING WAS THERE, THERE WERE AT LEAST 50% CHANCES; NOW ONLY 0% AFTER 2 DAYS!

    AND AMAZING IS NOBODY HAS DONE ANYTHING ABOUT IT AT ANY LARGER LEVEL EXCEPT GOOD SAMARITANS LIKE U!

    AWAITING.

  • Anonymous December 17, 2010, 10:38 am

    RENJITH, REPLY IN CAPS:

    u<<>>YES,
    If you've already done, then in Firefox go to Tools>Addons and then find the extension "AutoFill Forms" and select it.
    >>>THERE IS NO extension showing up "AutoFill Forms"

    Click options>Interface and confirm whether "Hide context menu items" and "Hide form field context menu" are not selected.
    >>> THERE IS NO Interface SO, “Hide context menu items" and "Hide form field context menu" ARE NOT SHOWING UP THERE!

  • Anonymous December 17, 2010, 2:21 pm

    hi renjith,

    I HAVE AT LONG LAST BEEN ABLE TO DO THE "Add Complete form as profile".

    BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT, BANK'S 2ND STEP – TRANSACTION PASSWORD DOESNT GO THROUGH – SO THE WHOLE EXEERCISE BECOMES A FAILURE.

    IT SAYS: "Additional Plugins are required to display all the media on this page." & WHEN I DO "Install Missing Plugins", and after doing the whole process, still the bank thing doesnt work!

    2) ALSO, UTHE FOLLOWING U SAID DOES NPOOT WORK:
    Click options>Interface and confirm whether "Hide context menu items" and "Hide form field context menu" are not selected.

    PLEASE DO HELP.

    GOD BLESS U!

  • KAMINI December 19, 2010, 7:37 am

    hi ranjith ji
    pls tell if more than one form can be saved. by this tricks.
    kamini mehta

  • KAMINI December 19, 2010, 7:41 am

    Dear Renjith ji
    please have any trick to save more than one form , if any please kindly suggest
    kamini mehta

  • Anonymous December 23, 2010, 4:33 am

    Very good tip. I tried it and it works great.

  • Anonymous January 9, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Thanks Ranjeet . this is very useful..

    vinod

  • Ann January 10, 2011, 2:35 am

    thanks a lot boss

  • Anonymous January 14, 2011, 2:47 am

    Thanks Buddy, I followed ur tips and booked two tickets from Hyd to Chennai on 16/1/2011..

  • Anonymous January 17, 2011, 6:25 pm

    will try tomorrow and let u know!

  • Anonymous January 20, 2011, 3:03 pm

    HI!
    I HAVE ONE BIG PROBLEM AT THE END OF BOOKING & THE WHOLE THING GETS WASHED OUT! DURING PAYMENT THROUGH NETBANKING, AT THE 2ND STAGE OF 'TRANSACTION ID', IT DOES NOT GO THROUGH SAYING SOME JAVA PROBLEM THOUGH I HAVE ALREADY DOWNLOADED JAVA RELATED STUFF!

    NOW THIS HAPPENS ONLY WHEN I USE FIREFOX. IN INTERNET EXPLORER, THIS PROBLEM IS NOT THERE, BUT THE REST OF THE TATKAL BOOKING DOES NOT HAPPEN!

    PLEASE HELP/SUGEST IMMEDIATELY.

    THANK YOU.

  • Anonymous January 22, 2011, 4:11 pm

    Its working. thank u

  • Anonymous January 28, 2011, 1:51 am

    HI!

    I WROTE THIS EARLIER ON 20TH. TO DISTINGUISH ALL 'ANONYMOUS' WRITERS, I GIVE MY NAME AS 'TRAVELER', SO YOU KNOW MY QUERY HAS NOT BEEN ANSWERED.

    PLEASE INFORM WHAT TO DO FOR THE FOLLOWING PLEASE.

    I HAVE ONE BIG PROBLEM AT THE END OF BOOKING & THE WHOLE THING GETS WASHED OUT! DURING PAYMENT THROUGH NETBANKING, AT THE 2ND STAGE OF 'TRANSACTION ID', IT DOES NOT GO THROUGH SAYING SOME JAVA PROBLEM THOUGH I HAVE ALREADY DOWNLOADED JAVA RELATED STUFF!

    NOW THIS HAPPENS ONLY WHEN I USE FIREFOX. IN INTERNET EXPLORER, THIS PROBLEM IS NOT THERE, BUT THE REST OF THE TATKAL BOOKING DOES NOT HAPPEN!

    PLEASE HELP/SUGEST IMMEDIATELY.

    THANK YOU.

    TRAVELER

  • Anonymous January 28, 2011, 2:28 am

    HI,

    I AM 'TRAVELER'. I WROTE TO YOU JUST NOW.

    WHEN USING FIREFOX, AT THE BANK PAYMENT AUTHENTICATION (2ND TIME TRANSACTION PASSWORD), IT DOES NOT GO THROUGH AND SAYS: "[21996] Java script disabled in browser". AND THE TICKET BOOKING DOES NOT HAPPEN!

    this is the specific problem; whereas while using internet explorer, payment goes through but tatakal booking is not possible due to the problem you and all of us know.

    PLEASE TELL IMMEDIATELY WHAT TO DO?

    TRAVELER

  • Anonymous February 2, 2011, 12:17 pm

    All those having problems after entering the Form Details – have problems with your FireFox. i.e. Since you're new user of firefox, you have to update few settings in Firefox. For example, update missing plugins, activate Flash and Java etc.

    This isn't related with the trick explained above. So don't ask to solve each problem you have other than the trick shared here. The blogger isn't your PC Solving Rep.

  • Anirudh February 9, 2011, 1:15 pm

    Great post. The screenshots make it really useful. I've used the autofill Firefox extension myself – dunno what I would've done without it :) In fact, I wrote a post myself on how to use the extension ( http://gingerjoos.com/blog/misc/booking-tatkal-tickets-on-irctc-the-supercool-way )

  • anil February 13, 2011, 6:49 am

    dear sir lekin verifacyion code ka kya kare oh jaldi tayar hi hota nahi

  • Anonymous February 21, 2011, 2:33 am

    HI RENJU,

    PL REPLY TO ABOVE ISSUE AS MENTIONED:
    WHEN USING FIREFOX, AT THE BANK PAYMENT AUTHENTICATION (2ND TIME TRANSACTION PASSWORD), IT DOES NOT GO THROUGH AND SAYS: "[21996] Java script disabled in browser". AND THE TICKET BOOKING DOES NOT HAPPEN!

    THANX.

    TRAVELER

  • renjith February 24, 2011, 4:20 am

    @Traveller

    Sorry for late reply.
    Can you check whether Java script has been disable in your browser. In Firefox Options/Preferences you can find it.

    Which version of Firefox are you using?

  • Pradeep February 27, 2011, 5:33 pm

    Thank you…This is the same trick used by travel agents to book tatkal train tickets..
    plz give me SoftVally Travels Pvt. Ltd Software free download [travel agents irctc software]..

  • Anonymous March 1, 2011, 5:59 pm

    Hi Ranjeet,
    Pl suggest me as i m not able to book tatkal tkt,i hv 2 freqntly visit diffrnt cities for my sales job,
    i m not able 2 get "right click" even after applyng
    "javascript:void(document.oncontextmenu=null)"
    aftr my mentioned "adress bar"
    plz hlp dude i m in real need
    Do mail me on
    nikki_rajgor@rediffmail.com

  • danial March 5, 2011, 4:36 am

    Dude Thanks for the addon you have suggested it is very helpful for me. For the javascript hack I think there is no need of copying script in address bar. We can simply turn of javascript from the browsers tools menu.

  • Naavi March 9, 2011, 5:26 am

    This is to make you aware that by creating and posting this information you are open to prosecution in India for hacking. All those who use the script will also be similarly liable.
    Already one other person who had posted similar information withdrew the information after being notified.
    I request you to kindly withdraw the posting to prevent further adverse possibilities. Naavi of Naavi.org

  • shashank March 9, 2011, 9:17 am

    hi bro p/Z TELL me that
    how can hide the verification code code durning the submit the payment option

    shashank

  • Anonymous March 12, 2011, 3:19 am

    @Traveller HERE:

    THANX FOR YR REPLY, RENJITH.

    RESPONDING TO YR QUERY IN CAPITAL LETTERS NEXT TO IT FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING.
    ———->
    renjith // 2/23/2011 8:20 PM
    @Traveller

    Sorry for late reply.

    RENJU: Can you check whether Java script has been disable in your browser. In Firefox Options/Preferences you can find it.
    REPLY:>>> I HAVE CHECKED OPTIONS/CONTENT & HAVE TICK MARKED 'Enable Java Script'. STILL DURING BANK'S LAST STEP – TRANSACTION PASSWORD, "Java Script Disabled" message comes. AND THUS THE ENTIRE BOOKING PROCESS DOESNT GET DONE & TICKET DOES NOT GET BOOKED. <<<

    RENJU: Which version of Firefox are you using?
    REPLY: >>> 3.6.13 <<<

    please do reply immediately, renjith, as i have to kep traveling and book tatkal tickets always and since i saw your blog in dec.10, no solution for me yet!

    when lalu was railway minister, with 5 day tatakal, it was possible to do. now, with mamta's 2 days and favoritism/insider nonsense of agents/touts/railway fellows, tatkal is gobbled up in 5 mins. across all trains throughout india and net booking by passengers is a matter of only luck – a 1 in 100000 chance!

    you are doing a yeomen service to net users. pl keep it up.

    pl do reply immediately as i need to get this resolved.

    thanx a lot once again on my and on behalf of many others.

    @TRAVELLER

  • Anonymous March 16, 2011, 12:36 pm

    WITH REFERENCE TO BELOW (ACTUALLY ABOVE) MENTIONED WARNING, WHY THE HELL SHOULD ANYONE BE PROSECUTED?!

    IT IS THE RAILWAYS & ALL ITS DEPARTMENTS & PERSONNEL WHO SHOULD BE HELP AS CULPRITS & PROSECUTED FOR CREATING A NUISANCE AGAINST THE TRAVELING PUBLIC BY MAKING TATKAL A TAMASHA & CREATING CORRUPTION THROUGH AGENTS & TOUTS!

    such nonsense DOES NOT EXIST IN OTHER SENSIBLE COUNTRIES & THE RAILWAYS DONT MAKE THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC'S LIFE A HELL BY DIS-ABLING TATKAL PRACTICALLY!

    GUYS LIKE RENJITH DOING PUBLIC SERVICE & SHOULD BE LAUDED AGAINST THE NONSENSE OF THE RAILWAY AUTHORITIES & MINISTRY.

    ——————————-
    This is to make you aware that by creating and posting this information you are open to prosecution in India for hacking. All those who use the script will also be similarly liable.
    Already one other person who had posted similar information withdrew the information after being notified.
    I request you to kindly withdraw the posting to prevent further adverse possibilities. Naavi of Naavi.org

  • wakil786 March 20, 2011, 2:58 am

    Sorry! Bro Quick Book Option Disabled By IRCTC during 8:00 am to 9:00 am just became a victim of it and not got Reservation…..
    now booking during this time is time consuming,but still we can use this trick for filling the form details…

  • Anonymous March 21, 2011, 2:44 pm

    Thank friend it helped me a lot.

  • Anurag March 22, 2011, 10:02 pm

    OH MAN,,RESPCT YOU
    YOU ROCKS..

    ANURAG KETAN

  • Siva May 7, 2011, 3:13 am

    Hi Renjith,

    Please send me the updated script to my mail id
    gkgsiva@gmail.com

  • Mahesh Saroj May 7, 2011, 3:16 pm

    @Renjith
    Please send me your irctc's updated script I'll try to rectify it's bug.I have all ready many scripts for irctc but unfortunately the main script does not running now.I hope we'll send me new one.
    Thanks and regards,
    mahesh_saroj@yahoo.com

  • ashkaan May 12, 2011, 7:17 am

    how to book tickets through this step please let me know.

  • umesh May 17, 2011, 4:41 am

    irctc block quick book from 8:00 to 9:00 pl give me solution to book tatkal at 8:00 hrs

  • umesh May 17, 2011, 4:42 am

    Renjith
    Please send me your irctc's updated script I'll try to rectify it's bug.I have all ready many scripts for irctc but unfortunately the main script does not running now.I hope we'll send me new one.
    Thanks and regards,

    timesavershop@gmail.com

  • ramesh May 20, 2011, 8:16 am

    hi,
    Renjith i m also trying some tricks but it doesn't work if any one having some tricks plz mail on rameshh001@gmail.com
    one more for service unavailable & about dns slow

  • Prashant Ranjan May 31, 2011, 3:05 am

    Hi. Buddy… I am also fadeup with this tatkal ticket booking… Unable to do a single ticket… plz help me out….. will be thankful to you….
    Thanks in anticipation..(I have requested for subscription to ur blog)

    Regards
    Ranjan

  • rinkuG June 5, 2011, 6:58 am

    Hello, I have been trying to book a tatkal ticket since the last 2 weeks, travel agents have also refused. I finished my Casual leaves s waiting for the ticket and now I am loosing around a 1000 Rs everyday. And I am stuck in Jaipur. Here dalals wait in the line in the evening for next days booking (and they ask absurd amount and god knows they are trust worthy or not). Flight ticket is too expensive. If I had booked a flight ticket 2 weeks back, it would have been cheaper, finally I decided to search the web for solutions and came up with this site.
    I subscribed for your new script but not receiving it. Can you send it to me Please. rinku.gohain@gmail.com

  • Anonymous June 5, 2011, 5:46 pm

    i want download software. for tatkal
    pravin.319@rediffmail.com

  • ram June 14, 2011, 5:01 pm

    Hey Renjith,

    Dude its too cool that you have found out solution for booking tatkal tickets in IRCTC, i really don't know much in web technology, i really am glad that you know solution for it…

    could you please help me man !!!

    Regards,
    Ramesh

  • Anonymous July 21, 2011, 10:19 am

    how i am right in irctc booking page and how edit.

    swap

  • Sampat Kumar November 14, 2011, 2:10 am

    Dear,
    Sir
    Can you give me latest trick for booking tatkal ticket,plz reply as soon as possible.

  • sarath February 6, 2013, 9:58 am

    Chrome has come up with good extensions where it provides an option to autofill the credentials, passenger details, train number(upto 3 trains) and bank name. The moment you open the IRCTC page your credentials get filled then you have click login and it selects the source and destination automatically and goes directly to your back details. Once you login into the bank transaction and provide credentials your ticket is booked

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