Train Chart Preparation Time is important when you book train ticket and if you get Waiting list in that. So if you want to know whether your name is in final list of passenger in reserved category or not. Then it is finalized at the chart preparation time. So it is necessary to know the Railways chart preparation time.
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Suppose you booked a ticket in tatkal and you got 37 Waiting List (W/L), now either keep checking whether your ticket is confirmed or not. Or wait for Chart preparation, because if your ticket is not confirmed till chart preparation, then you have to travel in waiting list. And then you have to make your ticket confirm from TC. So it is very important to know your Rail Chart preparation timing.
And if you have booked your ticket online and if it is in waiting list after chart preperation then your ticket will auto cancel. Check Train ticket cancellation rules for that.
Train Chart Preparation time 2015 for Indian Railways
The chart preparation of train depends on its departure time, for every train Chart preparation time is different and it also depends on whether train departure time is in morning or evening. Usually for all trains , chart is prepared 4-6 hours before its schedule departure from Origin station.
What is Chart of Train ?
A train chart is list of passengers that have reserved seat on that train with all of their details like Name, Gender, Age and station of boarding and destination. It also consist of Coach and seat number of passenger with confirmed ticket and RAC. This chart is usually pasted on notice board of your train platform or at your coach.
When you check PNR status, you may have found this word Chart not prepared. You must be thinking what does this means. As i told earlier if you have your seat in reserved category or confirmed then you do not need to worry about this chart preparation. But if your seat is in waiting list or RAC then you have to wait till chart preparation, as only after chart preparation, you will get to know whether your seat is confirmed or not. If your seat got confirmed at the time of chart preparation, you will get your seat and coach number in the chart. Otherwise you will be in waiting list.
Note : From Nov 12, You can book online ticket 30 minutes prior to train departure. And the chart will also be prepared two times. One before 4 hrs of schedule departure and another 30 minutes before the schedule departure.
Chart Preparation Time for Morning Trains
Generally chart for morning train (i.e train before 11 A.M )is prepared in the previous day before 8 P.M , but it also depends on the origin station working criteria. So if you are leaving through some morning train, then your chart will be prepared on the previous evening, so it would be easy for you to get to know whether your seat is conformed or not.
Chart Preparation Time for Evening Trains
As i told earlier for trains chart are prepared before 4 hrs of its departure time, so all the train in evening their chart is prepared for about 3-4 hours before it leaves.
Chart Preparation time for Mid Night trains
If you have train in mid night or early morning then your train chart will be prepared in the evening at 8 P.M.
How to check Whether Chart is prepared or not ?
To know whether your train chart is prepared or not . You need to have your PNR number, now just do PNR status check on Indian Railways site or on IRCTC. There you will get to know complete details , whether chart is prepare or not. Or your ticket is confirmed or not.
You must keep in mind that train chart is prepared before its departure from origin station, so sometime you may come across situation that train chart is prepared 1 day from your time. We have also Good news, Railway conducted RRB NTPC Exam 2016 and after that you can download rrb result. As it might be case that train origin is from some far station , so while checking chart preparation or PNR status , it is also important to know train origin station and it’s timing.
I hope you are now clear about the chart preparation timing of train. If you want to ask anything else related to INDIAN railways or IRCTC. Just comment here we will definitely answer your query.