CNF in IRCTC is a short of form of Confirm. If you got a CNF in train ticket, then current status of the ticket is confirm& you are ready to travel on the reserved date. In short it generally refers to the reservation status of the train ticket while booking. You got various number of reservation status like IRCTC CNF which are described in detail below
What is CNF in IRCTC& CNF Meaning [Indian Railways]:
CNF means a Confirmed Ticket. You can board the train with a confirmed ticket. It also means that your previously RAC /WL etc. ticket is now confirmed. As said earlier there are other type of reservation status in IRCTC.
When CNF Status is allotted for Train Ticket:
When very few seats are available, then IRCTC don’t allocate berth at the time. Instead of that it gives you the currentstatus as CNF which means your berth/seat is confirmed, but the exact berth number will be allocated only after the chart preparation. This happens because IRCRC have few berths available here and there so it’s very hard for the algorithm or the program to find the right choice for the senior & ladies berth allocation.
When CNF Status with berth Number allotted?
During Chart preparation it is very easy that your CNF changes with exact berth number because more number of train ticket will be cancelled at the time. So that they can fill all the berths available on the train.Now all the CNF Status (i.e.) confirmed ticket will get the berth number in trains. If you want to know more about the chart preparation the checkout the information Chart Preparation Time Details.
So when People boarding into the train then they may look for the exact berth number after chart Preparation and Now thetrain ticket will be confirmed with CNF Status & berth Number. So that you can travel in train without going to waiting list. If your train ticket is on waiting ticket. Make sure your tickets gets confirmed to CNF status before boarding into train
Other Reservation Status Details:
They are given below. Click on the link if you need to get more information on status.
- RAC – Reservation Against Cancellation
- W/L – Wait Listed
- GNWL – General Waiting List
- PQWL – Pooled Quota Waiting List.
- RLWL – Remote Location Waiting List.
- RSWL – Road Side Waiting list.
The seats of the Indian train is divided into quotas; Maximum number of seats are allotted to general quota where the reservation can be book before three to four months. And these general quota is allotted maximum number of seat from source to destination stations.
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