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IRCTC waiting lists and chances of ticket confirmation

WL denotes that your reservation is not yet conformed and do not have a conformed seat for travel. In case someone cancels the ticket, the ticket moves up the queue in the WL queue. This also adds upon the chance to get seats in the extra bogies which might be attached to clear out WL queue. This usually happen during festive season.
The status of ticket can be checked using the 10 – digit PNR number on any railway station or online sets.

Types of Waiting Lists

  • RLWL – Remote Location WL
  • RLGN – Remote Location General WL
  • RQWL – Request WL
  • PQWL – Pooled Quota WL
  • LDWL – Ladies Quota WL
  • GNWL – General WL
  • CKWL – Tatkal WL

  1. RLWL

    Also Called Road-Side Location WL. They are tickets issued for intermediate stations which are important and big cities lying in a particular route. They are gives separate priority and conformation. There is no RAC provision so less chance of conformation.

  2. RLGN

    They are issued to intermediate station to the destination. It comes under general WL and has brighter chances of conformation. It has RAC provision.

  3. RQWL

    It is a ticket booked from intermediate to another intermediate station and this is not covered by general/remote or pooled quota. A ticket is confirmed only when thane is a conformed ticket for travelling from source to intermediate station.

  4. PQWL

    It is WL against pooled quota. It is shared between many small stations. It starts from the originating station and it is usually only one for the entire run. The chance of confirmation is very less. It is confirmed after the confirmation of other tickets.

  5. LDWL

    It is WL ticket against ladies seat reservation.

  6. GNWL

    Tickets issued by booking offices of originating source station/mar by stations ars GNWL.

  7. CKWL

    It is WL for tatkal tickets. The ticket gets confirmed only when a person with tatkal ticket cancels. So chance of conformation is less if WL (>10).

Difference of normal WL and CKWL is for normal WL when it moves it goes to RAC but for CKWL you can expect confirmed berth. Tatkal was issued for actual dist of travel than end-to-end. Same tatkal berth can be booked multiple times till chart is prepared. At the then of chart preparation UN utilized portion is released to general WL. Tatkal opens me day in advance to actual journey date.


  1. my ticket status is RLGN w/l 1…what are the chances..train is on 27/11/2014


  3. Hello
    . my ticket is booked in malwa express panipat to Ujjain and my seat is RLWL 2
    RLWL 3
    what are it’s chances of getting confirmed.
    Plz tell me.

  4. Hi admin
    My tickt status is CKWL 6
    Wht are its chances of getting confirmed,date -13th july2014

  5. Hello my ticket is tatkal waiting list of 2 in karnataka express from bangalore to delhi and tomorrow at 7:20pm. What is the chances of confirmation?

  6. Hi admin
    My tckt status is RLWL/20 RLWL/19.
    What are its chances of getting confirmed,journey date-15 July 2014.

  7. I have tatkal wl14 on cc from Delhi to haridwar jan shatabdi for tomorrow afternoon, what are the chances

  8. Hello,
    I am travelling on 11 July from New Delhi to Chennai 2AC. I am on Tatkal waiting list CKWL 1. What are the chances of the ticket being confirmed?
    Thank you.

  9. what are chances of confirmation

    PNR-Number: 252-2332213
    Train Number: 12413
    Train Name: AII JAT EXPRESS
    Date: 24- Jul- 2014
    From Station: DLI
    To station: JAT
    Reservation upto: JAT
    Boarding point: DLI
    Class: 3A
    No of passengers: 6

    Status Report
    S# Booking Status Current Status
    1 W/L 4 W/L 4
    2 W/L 5 W/L 5
    3 W/L 6 W/L 6
    4 W/L 7 W/L 7
    5 W/L 8 W/L 8
    6 W/L 9 W/L 9

  10. I have booked a train New Delhi Station to Varanasi on 21st August and one ticket is PQWL waitlisted. How do I know how high up the waiting list I am and if it has been confirmed? Plus what are my chances of confirmation??

  11. Hey, I have got CKWL 5 in Ashram express for tomorrow (5th July 2014). Is there any chance of getting cleared?

  12. Hi,

    Got my tickets booked for 13 August. My PNR Status is as – Booking Status – W/L 87,GNWL. And * Current Status – W/L 66. As I am not a frequent train traveler, please explain what does this means. Is there any chance of my ticket getting confirmed. Thanks.

  13. Hello. Sir,
    I have booked my Journey for 3.07.2014. From new bongaigoan to howrah in saraighat express. .my tatkal waiting is 1.. what are my chances. Can u pls suggest me.

  14. Sir I have booked I ticket from Bhopal to Patahankot In Jhelum Express. Date of journey is 12th Jul. Waiting is RLWL 11,12,13,14 in 3rd AC. What are its confirmation chances?

  15. Shalini Nagarajan

    I have booked a tatkal ticket today with ck WL 2 & 3, my train will depart tomorrow night at 7:30 pm. Is there a chance that my tickets will confirm?

    • Hi Shalini, check tomorrow morning if any one ticket confirmed, then prepare for cool journey. Tatkal not advisable

  16. i hav booked a tckt in keral exprs on 30th june now shows RLGN WL 14 wat shall i do? wil it get cnfrnmd or i should go fr tatkal

  17. It depends tht from which date u have booked ur ticket…?
    Did u check online status during this period?if there is any improvement and it comes to 28 from some large no. thn definitely there is no chance.
    but if there is no change digits are same from the date u have booked…and its been 15-20 days u booked thn wait till chart preparation…it might be get cleared….

  18. i have booked a ticket of pnbe pune 2ac tatkal waiting 7 is it chance to conferm

  19. i have booked a tatkal ticket in shram shakti express from kanpur to new delhi for 27 th june. its present status is CKWL 17, 18, 19, is there any chances for its confirmation.

  20. Hi Admin,
    My train is on 28 June 2014(tomorrow)
    Devgiri express.
    Current status -WL 1 & 2.
    Also tried Tatkal this morning- Status- CKWL 1 & 2
    3 AC

    1) Any advice on should I go for cancellation of any of these
    2) Chances of any of these getting confirmed??

    Thanks :)

    • Hi Tony, both will be confirmed. I am preferring Tatkal

      • Thanks for the advice.
        Unfortunately none of them got confirmed. The chart status was updated just 1 hour before the departure ! This made things difficult for me, as I didn’t know what to do. But, I had alternative tickets ready, so the journey took place anyway.

  21. Hi booked ticket for mum to delhi via rajdhani exp.. Date of journey 28 June.. N its showing ckwl 27.. Any chance

  22. sir my train on 29 june 2014
    vskp to chennai
    current status is waiting list 190 sleeper
    can you say they will allow me or not in sleeper
    because my friend is there he got conformed ticket sooo i wil travel with him soooo

  23. I have CKWL/2 tatkal waiting status for tomorrows train YPR SKRANTIEXP from bangalore to new delhi.
    what are the chances of confirmation

    • Hi yug, You have 99% chance of confirmation. But keep in mind, CKWL list will reduce only when the tatkal tickets are cancelled.

  24. I have booked 1AC tickets from Blore to Hyderabad on kacheguda exp couple of days ago for today(06/27) and my the status is WL2,3 for last 2 days. Any chance of confirmation as my train is at 6:20 PM today ?

  25. Hi Sir/Madam
    I booked a tatkal ticket for journey date is 26-june-2014 for SL (Venkatadri EXP 12797) & takal waiting list are 2,3 what is the chance of getting confirmed ticket

  26. Sir.
    My train is on 6 th july 2014..
    Howrah yashwanthpur express..
    Current status -wl 31
    3 AC
    Will it get confirmed??

  27. Srinivas Ethiraj

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am travelling from MAS (Chennai) to NDL (New Delhi) by Grand Trunk Express scheduled at 19:15 tomorrow.
    The current status of my ticket is ‘WL/9′ 3-AC. At the time of booking this morning , it was ‘W/L17′
    Having purchased a TATKAL ticket, what are the chances of me getting a confirmed ticket.
    Note:CLASS -3A
    Thank You!
    Srinvas Ethiraj



  29. thanks for your article …our ticket is Howrah to Puri waiting list 29 & 28 in 3A in train 12837 on July 25th, 2014…what’s the chances of being it confirmed???

    • Hi Sujani, since the date of journey is very near and waiting list no is high, you have very less chance of confirmation.

  30. I booked a tatkal ticket for journey date is 06/24’th for second tier AC (NIZAMUDDIN EXP) & takal waiting list are 1,2,3 what is the chance of getting confirmed ticket ,also does waiting list get improves on tatkal cancellation only or it improves if somebody cancell of general quota as well .

    • Hi Vikas, you have 100% chance of confirmation. Tatkal tickets will be confirmed even general quota tickets are cancelled.

  31. i booked tatkal 3 ac ticket today.. it has ckwl 2… the train is tomorrow at 2:20. what’s the chances of being it confirmed???

  32. My ticket has a PNR Status of CKWL 3 as of now in 3A class for RAJDHANI EXP. Will it get confirmed? my journey is on today @ 17:20. plz give reply. This journey is very much imp for me…….

  33. On booking my status was RLWL/1 … now its showing wl/1 in 12968(jp-madras exp.) From bhopal to chennai for date of journey 28th june 2014… will it get confrmd or i need to proceed for tatkal…???

  34. Hi.
    I have wating list 1 n 2 for tonight 20.6.14 for new jalpaiguri in gawhati express so any chance of conform I m worries. ?

  35. I am going to Hyderbad from Nizamuddin tomorrow in Duronto. I had CKWL6 but now its converted to CKWL 2. Will it be confirmed till chart preparation.

    • Hi Vikas, check ticket status on tomorrow morning. You have very less chance of confirmation because CKWL tickets reduced only if Tatkal tickets are cancelled.

  36. I booked 2 tickets today in 2Ac mumbai express. Pnr status is PQWL8/PQWL9. Date of journey is 18/08. Wat r d chances of my tickets getting confirmed?

  37. Hey Guys

    Please advise I’m CKWL 1 on mangla laksha from delhi to goa what is the probability of confirmation?

  38. My w/l is 114 nd now 104 in 12393 sampoorn kranti
    Patna to new delhi
    My journey date is 1/7/2014
    any chance to confirmed

  39. I have ticket from pune to Narsinghpur 30th June 2ac. It’s pqwl 3 now it’s showing wl 3. Whats the chance?

    • Hi Neerav, PQWL means pooled quota which has very less chance of confirmation. But now you have WL3, so you have 100% confirmation.

  40. Hii… i hav tickt in 12968 jp-madras express 3a/c from intermediate station bhopal to jaipur for date- 28 june 2014… i got my ticket booked 1 mnth before and from that day till now my status is RLWL/1… SIR, will it get confirmed and till which time…?? Do i need to approach for tatkal ticket…???

    • Hi Kunal, since RLWL has no RAC, you have very less chance of confirmation. Its fully dependent on your luck. If any one passenger cancelled the ticket, you are lucky…

  41. my waiting list is W/L 105 GNWL, 22650 YERCAUD EXP on 3- 8-2014 from erode to chennai central… is it possible to get confirmed???

  42. Now my GNWL is 12..
    I have to board on 4 july..
    Will it 100% confirm?
    Chennai-bikaner SF AC…

  43. hi my waiting list for tatkal for today (16th june 2014) is ckwl 2.

    whats the chance of getting a confirmed one? or shld i book another one in some other train??

  44. I have tkt 1 lady and 2 child half tkt

  45. Now i have cheked ck wl showing 15 16 17
    train in morning 9 am.. i have one question if there is possibly for cnf atleast one tkt or will be cnf only three tkt together

  46. I have booked tickets today in tatkal delhi to mumbai in garib rath and status is ck 25 26 26 can it will be cnf jorn date is 16th 9 am

  47. Thank you admin..

  48. Dear administration, please help

  49. What is the process of getting TATKAL waiting tickets confirmed, is it only against cancellation of TATKAL tickets or also with normal waiting tickets??

  50. Today i buy DELHI to PATNA TATKAL TICKET in 2AC………… CKWL/23 …. at morning……….. Now in night position is CKWL/11…………. it will confirm or not ??

  51. I have to travel in chennai-bikaner SF A/C…My W/L was 57 and now its showing GNW/L-15 will it confirmed or not?
    I have to board on 4 july..

  52. dar sir i got tatkal ticket ckwl 27&28 whethr it confirm tonight(date of journey: 14june2014

  53. I have normal WL 1 for 2mrw.it will confirm or not?

  54. Delhi- ADI Rajdhani Exp
    CKWL 4

    Will it get confirmed for tomorrow?

  55. My ticket from kolkata to kanpur 2A/C is at RSWL 1 for today. please advice the chances of confirmation.the train is kol-ndls rajdhani. the date of departure is on 10th June 2014.

  56. booked status-CKw/L 7, current status W/L 6,Mumbi Delhi Garib rath, what are the chances ?

  57. My ticket from kolkata to chennai 2A/C is at W/L 2 for today. I also booked tatkal ticket for same which is at W/L 3. please advice which one has chances of confirmation, so that i can cancel other ticket.

  58. Hi, I have booked tickets before 2 months for 12th june 2014 journey, that time my waiting list was wl1 & wl 2/PQWL, now its showing WL1 & WL2. Is there any chance of ticket confirm?

  59. My ticket from chennai to Lucknow on 25th June to raptisagar exp through general quota…now the status of the ticket is wl63,rlgl& wl36..what is the possibility of getting confirmed

  60. my status is CKwl 11 from ernakulam(kochi) 2 shalimar(wb) tomorrow night.what r my chnces ne suggesions?

  61. my ticket from delhi to bombay on 9th june train punjab mail through general quota shows a status of RLWL23/WL16

  62. Hi Avinash, RAC is a confirmed ticket but not berth. Refer : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reservation_against_Cancellation

  63. My tkt from bam to Pune is rac 7 for tonight journey, will it be conform ??

  64. my ckwl is 1 fr 2A ..will it be confirmed?

  65. guys what is the latest mandate for tatkal wait-listed tickets ?

  66. not true, the tatkal waitlist tickets get conformed only against a tatkal cancellation.

  67. not true, the tatkal waitlist tickets get conformed only against a tatkal cancellation.

  68. not true, the tatkal waitlist tickets get conformed only against a tatkal cancellation.

  69. Ramya Love Ramya hopefully your judgement is wrong, tatkall waiting only gets confirmed when there is cancellation from tatkal booking.

  70. Ramya Love Ramya hopefully your judgement is wrong, tatkall waiting only gets confirmed when there is cancellation from tatkal booking.

  71. Amit Nischal : chance of conformation is less

  72. Amit Nischal : chance of conformation is less

  73. Amit Nischal : chance of conformation is less

  74. Did you get a confirmed ticket?? Because i booked today a tatkal ticket Mumbai to Delhi. CKWL is 18. I am worried too.

  75. Ramya Love Ramya my ticket shows waiting list 14 15 16 for 27/02/2014 will this be confirmed. its from Pune to chennai.

  76. my waiting list no in tatkal is 35 for 12952 delhi mumbai rajdhani.please advice will it be confirmed.really worried..

  77. No, even if normal passenger cancelled his/her ticket. thats enough… Tatkal waiting list get high priority than normal waiting list… so don't worry. It will be 100% confirmed

  78. Ramya Love Ramya Cancel but only if someone who booked ticket from tatkal ?

  79. If tatkal status is 1 , then you are first waiting list person. It will e confirmed if any one passenger cancelled his ticket. Its a confirm one. Your ticket must be confirmed.

  80. If tatkal status is 1 , then you are first waiting list person. It will e confirmed if any one passenger cancelled his ticket. Its a confirm one. Your ticket must be confirmed.

  81. what if my waiting list under tatkal is 1 ?

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