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    SBI IRCTC Credit Card Reviews

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    SBI IRCTC Credit Card

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    SBI presents an internationally valid credit card co-branded with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) that gives you a new travel and lifestyle experience. The card has been specially designed by R.K. Laxman, a renowned cartoonist. With this card, you can enjoy earning reward points as you spend. Get exclusive discounts and benefits when you book railway tickets on You also get to enjoy unique dining, travel, entertainment deals and much more.

    Welcome offer:

    • Earn 350 activation reward points if you spend Rs. 500 or above within 45 days from the date of issuance.
    • Use your card at withdraw cash at an ATM within 30 days of issuance and get Rs. 100 cash back.

    Benefits of the IRCTC SBI Card:

    • Get up to 10% of the value of your purchase in reward points when you book AC1, AC2 and AC CC on
    • Get 1 reward point for every Rs. 125 spent on your card on retail purchases including railway tickets, but not including fuel.
    • You can redeem these points on for railway tickets.
    • You also get 1.8% transaction fee discount when you book on
    • 2.5% fuel surcharge waiver across all petrol pumps in India for transactions between Rs. 500 and Rs. 3000. Save up to a maximum of Rs. 100 per credit card cycle.
    • You are automatically insured for Rs. 10 lakh rail accident cover while travelling with a valid train ticket bought with your IRCTC SBI Card.
    • IRCTC constantly has offers for railway and flight tickets, hotel accommodations and tour packages.


    • The card is accepted worldwide at over 29 million outlets, with 3, 25,000 outlets in India.
    • Withdraw cash from 1.2 million VISA ATMs around the world, inclusive of 18,000 ATMs in India.
    • Get access to 10000 SBI ATMs in more than 100 cities in India.
    • Global Customer Assistance Services are available anywhere in case of an emergency
    • Pay your utility bills with your card automatically before the due date.
    • Avail of add-on cards for your family members.
    • Transfer your balance from other credit cards and enjoy paying back with plans suited to your financial needs at low rates of interest.
    • Repay all your purchases in easy EMIs. Call within 10 days of your purchase to avail of this benefit.
    • Get a bank draft any time you need. Simply call Customer Care and the amount will be directly credited to your IRCTC SBI card.
    • E-statements give you access to your information 24/7.
    • Get alerts via SMS about your credit card account information.
    • Virtually manage your credit card account online.

    Important Fees and Charges:

    Charge Amount
    Joining fee Rs. 500
    Annual fee (2nd year onward) Rs. 300
    Add on cards Free
    Interest free period 20-50 days no interest period for purchases if previous month’s outstanding balance is paid in full.
    Interest rate Up to 3.35% per month for outstanding balances. (40.2% p.a.)
    Minimum Amount due 5% of total outstanding balance + Service Tax (+ EMI in case of loans)
    Cash Advance

    Up to 80% of the credit limit at 3.35% per month from date of transaction, subject to a maximum limit.

    Gold cards - Rs. 12000 maximum.

    Platinum/Signature cards Rs. 15000 maximum.

    Cash Withdrawal fees

    For SBI ATMs and other local ATMs, 2.5% of transaction amount or Rs. 300, whichever is higher.

    For international ATMs, 3% of transaction amount or Rs. 300, whichever is higher.

    Other fees and charges:

    Charge Amount
    Overlimit 2.5% of the amount over limit, subject to a minimum of Rs. 500.
    Card replacement Rs. 100
    Emergency Card Replacement (overseas) The actual cost of the card is applicable subject to Rs. 175 minimum.
    Cheque Pickup Rs. 90
    Cheque Bounce/Invalid Cheque 2% of the cheque amount, subject to a minimum of Rs. 350 and maximum Rs. 500.
    Statement Request Rs. 100 per statement if it is more than 2 months old.
    Chargeslip Request Rs. 225 per chargeslip
    Foreign Currency Transaction 3.5% conversion mark up
    Cash OTC Fees Rs.100

    Late payment charges:

    Total Amount Due (In Rupees) Fees (In Rupees)
    0-200 Nil
    201-500 100
    501-1000 200
    1001-5000 350
    5001-10000 550
    10000 and above 750


    SBI eligibility varies from card to card. SBI offers a variety of cards to suit different needs and financial abilities of people. To find out if you are eligible for an IRCTC SBI card, use the eligibility calculator on or visit and click on “Help me find a card”.


    To complete the application process, you will need to submit the following documents.

    • PAN card
    • Any one of the following as ID Proof:
      • Passport
      • Voter ID
      • License
      • PAN card
      • UID Aadhar Number

    SBI IRCTC Credit Card FAQs:

    1. What is the value of my reward points?

      The reward points you earn on your IRCTC card is valued at Re. 1 per point.

    2. Do the reward points have an expiry date?

      Yes, the validity of the reward points will lapse after 3 years from the date of membership registration. Reward points will also expire if you do not renew your membership.

    3. Can I reinstall my expired account?

      No, this is not possible. You will need a new registration at The subscription fee of Rs. 500 + Service tax will be applicable.

    4. Can I check the status of my application?

      You can track your application status on the SBI website. You need to enter your application number and date of birth. The application number is given to you after your submit the completed form.

    5. Is there any eligibility for the Rewards Programme?

      Yes, the cardholder should be above 18 years and below 60 years of age at the time of joining the programme.

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