How to Link Aadhaar Card with IRCTC Account to Book e-Tickets

Users now have the advantage of booking 12 e-tickets in a month by linking their Aadhaar number with IRCTC account. However, for booking a maximum of 6 e-tickets in a month, there is no need to carry out the Aadhaar verification process. To avail the benefit, users should verify their Aadhaar number of a minimum of 1 passenger.

Steps to Link Aadhaar Number with IRCTC Account

Linking Aadhaar with IRCTC can be done online. The linking process should be completed before booking the tickets. The process is simple and it involves a few steps as mentioned below:

  • Visit the official e-ticketing website of IRCTC which is
  • IRCTC homepage
  • Enter the “User ID” and “Password”
  • Enter username password
  • Go to “my profile tab” and click on “Aadhaar KYC”
  • Aadhaar KYC
  • Add your Aadhaar Number and choose the ‘Send OTP’ option. You will receive an OTP on your registered phone number.
  • Enter Aadhaar Number
  • Enter the OTP and click 'Verify'option.
  • Verify Aadhaar Number
  • Once verified, KYC details will be on the screen
  • IRCTC Aadhar Verified
  • Choose the ‘Submit’ option to initiate the process of KYC verification, post which the Aadhaar will be verified
  • Aadhar Detail Updated Successfully

How to Add a Passenger with Aadhaar Number

  • Visit the official e-ticketing website of IRCTC which is
  • Enter the “User ID” and “password”
  • Place the cursor on the “Profile Section” and click on “Master List”
  • Enter the new passengers relevant details such as Aadhaar number, gender, date of birth as it is printed on the Aadhaar Card.
  • Proceed to choose the “Submit”option

Once this process is complete all new passengers that have been added will reflect in the ‘Master List’ with a ‘Pending’ status. Once the verification is done, the status will automatically reflect as ‘Verified’. It is important to note here that for this purpose, no OTP verification will be necessary. Another point to keep in mind here is that passengers who are in the masterlist can also be aadhaar-verified by using the ‘Edit’ option.

How to Select Aadhaar verified Passenger during Ticket Booking

First choose an ‘Aadhaar-verified passenger’ in the masterlist and proceed to add the respective passenger during the ticket booking process

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