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.
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;