Railway codes – PNR status

Generally while checking the PNR status and the confirmation of PNR on irctc site , there are some terms which  are used inside the status while checking PNR and  such terms confuses the persons who are checking PNR status on irctc sites. So here is the list of status codes used for checking PNR and their descriptions in detail.

Status Codes

To check about the various PNR codes of various coaches check this :-Coach Codes

Status code Description Details
CAN/MOD cancelled or modified passenger It describes that the either the ticket booked is cancelled or the passenger details are modified.
RAC Reservation against cancellation This term denotes that , you ticket will be booked if someone cancels , their tickets,  the number in front of RAC indicates the number of cancellation you have to wait ,  before your ticket to be confirmed
WL# Waiting list number It denotes the number of person’s are ahead of you before your ticket get’s booked, in short it is your  waiting number, if it is WL 14 , then 14 person’s are ahead than you to interms of ticket to be booked
GNWL# General waiting list Tickets issued by beginning stations and close-by ones will be under this portion
RLWL# Remote location wait list These are wait listed tickets issued by stations in the middle of and for part travels. On a route A-B-C-D-E-F-G a ticket from C to E is liable to be on RLWL if waitlisted and is hardly going to be confirmed.i.e there are very few chances of  it to be confirmed.
PQWL# Pooled Quota wait list Pooled Quota is kept for an very important sub-route within the full route, if the sub-route is popular and deserves its own quota. Usually this will be from originating station and nearby stations, to a popular town other than destination that comes en route.
REGRET/WL No more booking permitted This status is shown when there is no more booking available even in RAC or WL , so when this message appears there are no chances for ticket to get booked for  the  mentioned train.
R## RAC  coach number, Berth Number RAC , with two number are displayed, first one is coach number and aanother is berth number.
Released Ticket not confirmed but alternative accommodation  provided It means that ticket is  not confirmed in the given berth , but an alternative berth to it is provided.
CNF Confirmed Confirmed (Coach/Berth number will be available after chart preparation). You are assured to have a berth during travel, wait for the chart to be prepared to know the exact coach and berth.