What is PNR Confirmed RAC Status?

As per the Indian Railways Train Ticket rules imposed in 2016, the people who book tickets online via IRCTC, would receive their ticket status as either Confirmed or RAC in Train. No more ‘waiting list’ would be generated now.

Well the difference between Confirmed and RAC makes a big sense. Booking a ticket to train doesn’t assure you that you’ll have a sleeping berth or a seat in train, unless you get a Confirmed ticket. This means, that the reserved train ticket without confirmation would serve as an RAC Ticket.

However, the people having in RAC category can get their tickets confirmed once the charting is done. Or they can also cancel their tickets but only until the 30 minutes before the departure of train.