PQWL Confirmation Chances (6 Tips to Confirm PQWL Ticket)

Booked ticket in a train and got PQWL waiting list?

Want to know PQWL confirmation probability then don’t worry because in this article I will tell you the factors that will determine the chances of confirmation of PQWL tickets and provide you some pro tips that will help you get confirmed ticket in future.

PQWL confirmation chances

The confirmation chances of PQWL tickets are very less. As compared to other types of waiting list like RLWL and GNWL chances of PQWL getting confirmed is very low because RLWL and GNWL are given more priority.

What is PQWL?

PQWL stands for Pooled Quota Waiting List. It is a type of quota in waiting ticket in the Indian Railway reservation system which is issued to the passengers when there is no confirm ticket available in a particular train.

PQWL tickets are issued to those passengers who are booking ticket under below circumstances:

  • When a ticket is booked from source station to any intermediate station.
  • When a ticket is booked from any intermediate station up to the final destination of the train.
  • When a ticket is booked between two intermediate stations.

Let’s understand this with an example:

In case you are going to book a ticket from Kanpur to Lucknow in a train whose source station is Delhi and final destination station is Varanasi and by chance there is no confirmed ticket left in the train.

Now in such circumstances when even you are going to book the ticket, you will get waiting ticket in PQWL quota because both these stations (Kanpur & Lucknow) are intermediate stations.

PQWL Full form in Railway

PQWL stands for Pooled Quota Waiting List.

How to confirm PQWL ticket?

If you are getting waiting ticket in PQWL quota at the time of reservation then below are some recommendations that I personally use to Increase the PQWL confirmation chances.

  1. Make sure that you book ticket as early as possible. Less the number of PQWL ticket more will the chances of getting confirm seat.
  2. If there are multiples train running between two station where you want to travel then try choosing those train and routes that are very less popular.
  3. If you are getting PQWL waiting in 3A Class (3 tier AC Coach) then try to book your ticket in 3E Class (3 tier AC Economy Coach), In this way you might get confirm ticket and at the same time you can also save your money by travelling in economy class.
  4. Many websites displays confirmation probability of ticket if it is in waiting list. In such scenario book ticket if probability is more than 90%.
  5. Make use of “Vikalp” scheme offered by IRCTC where you can get confirm seat for the same route if there is any vacant berth available in another train.
  6. Last but not the least you can also take an advantage of 'Tatkal' booking service offered by Indian railway in order to get 100% confirm ticket.

Difference between PQWL and RLWL, GNWL

As in this article we are taking about confirmation chances so if we compare among PQWL, RLWL and GNWL confirmation chances then GNWL has highest chances to get confirmed, RLWL also have high chances of getting confirmed but less than GNWL and PQWL has very low probability of confirmation.

What is difference between PQWL and GNWL?

PQWL tickets are issued to those passengers who are booing ticket between two intermediate stations of a train while GNWL waiting tickets are issued to those passengers who are booking ticket from the source station to the destination station.

RLWL or PQWL which is better?

RLWL is better than PQWL because RLWL has more chances of confirmation as compared to PQWL.

How to change PQWL to GNWL?

You cannot change PQWL to GNWL once the ticket is booked.

However before booking the ticket if you are getting ticket in PQWL quota then try to book ticket from one or two station back and change your boarding station then you might get ticket in GNWL quota.

Please note that changing station may vary ticket fare.

Can we travel with PQWL waiting ticket?

Yes you can travel with PQWL ticket only if it is booked offline through railway reservation counter.

If the ticket is booked online then in such case PQWL waiting tickets are cancelled automatically and it remains no longer valid for journey.

Is PWQL allowed in train?

If you have valid train ticket booked from railway reservation counter then you are allowed with PQWL ticket but make sure that you will not be allotted any seat in such condition.

Is PQWL ticket cancelled automatically?

If ticket is booked online and it still remains in PQWL waiting list after the final chart has been prepared then in such condition PQWL tickets are cancelled automatically and your refund will be credited back to your account.

Otherwise if the ticket is booked offline from any Indian railway reservation counter then ticket will not be cancelled automatically. In such scenario you have to submit back your original ticket at any reservation counter before final chart preparation.

Can I travel in train with PQWL ticket?

Yes you can travel with PQWL tickets that are booked offline through any Indian Railway Reservation Counter.

How to check PQWL confirmation chances?

PQWL confirmation can be easily checked online at https://www.ixigo.com/pnr-status-enquiry by just entering your 10 digit PNR number printed on your ticket.

What comes after PQWL?

PQWL itself comes at last therefore it has lowest chances of confirmation as compared to GNWL / RLWL.