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.