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List of Railway Quota Codes

CodeDescription
CKTatkal quota. This denotes the seats earmarked for sale under Tatkal scheme (i.e. sold one day before the train departs, with some extra charges). Due to high demand in most trains, it is not easy to book a ticket under this quota unless you are among the first few people at the counter when booking starts. Currently the booking starts at 10am the previous day of journey. This is also available for online booking on IRCTC at the same time.
DFDefence quota. This is quota allotted to defense personnel and can be booked at counters with appropriate proof. Online reservation on IRCTC or other websites hasn't extended to this quota yet.
DPDuty pass quota. This is meant for Railway staff on official duty. This quota is not available for online booking on IRCTC or other websites.
FTForeign tourist quota. This quota is meant for tourists with an appropriate visa. Tourists taking a Rail Pass gets booked under this quota when they avail tickets using the pass.
GNGeneral quota. General quota is all seats remaining after the other quotas are alloted in a train. Seats not used up on other quotas also can get added here at the time of charting. This is available for online booking via IRCTC.
GNRSGeneral quota road side is alloted to those stations not yet connected to the centralised passenger reservation system. This quota is not available for online booking on IRCTC or other websites.
HOHigh official / head quarters quota. This quota is not available for online booking on IRCTC or other websites.
HPPhysically handicapped quota. This quota is not available for online booking on IRCTC or other websites.
LBLower berth
LDLadies quota
OSOut station. This quota is not available for online booking on IRCTC or other websites.
PHParliament house quota. This quota is not available for online booking on IRCTC or other websites.
PQPooled quota
RC-RACReservation against cancellation
RERailway employee staff on duty for the train.
RSRoad side
SSFemale (above 45 years) / Senior citizen / Travelling alone
YUYuva