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What is the full form of RAC

RAC: Reservation Against Cancellation

RAC stands for Reservation against Cancellation. It is a type of ticket that is sold by the Indian Railways for travel to those passengers whose tickets are not confirmed. It ensures certainty of travel but does not guarantee a separate berth, i.e., a berth is split into two seats for 2 RAC ticket holders.

RAC Full Form

Technology has made booking a ticket very easy. You can easily book a ticket using your mobile phones within a few minutes. However, there are various codes used by the railway department to display the booking status. If seats are available, a ticket will be confirmed, and if not available, the ticket will fall in the category of the waiting list.

In certain circumstances, a ticket from waiting list may convert into a RAC ticket, which means you will not get a single seat, but you will get a seat on sharing basis, i.e., two passengers holding a RAC ticket have to share a seat between them. So we can say that RAC seat is a half seat.

A RAC ticket holder can get an empty or separate berth under certain circumstances such as;

  1. If there is any last-minute cancellation
  2. If any quota remains unsold
  3. If any confirmed ticket holder gets a free upgrade as per seat availability in the upper class, his or her seat can be offered to a RAC ticket holder

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