How to Generate E way Bills on ewaybill Portal?

Latest Update as on 23rd Mar 2018
    1. Inter-state implementation of e-way bill is notified to be implemented from 1st April 2018.
    2. As per the 26th GST Council Meet held on 10th Mar 2018, Intra-state implementation of Eway Bill to kick-off from 15th April 2018* in a phased manner. States to be divided into 4 lots to execute this phased rollout.

*Will come into effect once notified by CBEC

The ewaybill (EWB) portal provides a seamless gateway to generate eWay bills (single and consolidated options), change vehicle number on the already generated EWB, cancel generated EWBs and many more…

Eway bills in EWB-01 can be generated by either of two methods:

  1. On the Web
  2. Via SMS

This topic covers the step-by-step process of generating the eway bills on the E way bill portal (web-based).

There are some pre-requisites for generating an eway bill (for any method of generation):

  1. Registration on the EWB portal
  2. The Invoice/ Bill/ Challan related to the consignment of goods must be in hand.
  3. If transport is by road – Transporter ID or the Vehicle number.
  4. If transport is by rail, air, or ship – Transporter ID, Transport document number, and date on the document.

Here is a step by step Guide to Generate EWay Bill (EWB-01) online:

Step 1: Login to eway bill system.

Enter the Username, password and Captcha code, Click on ‘Login’


Step 2: Click on ‘Generate new’ under ‘E-waybill’ option appearing on the left-hand side of the dashboard.

E-way bill

Step 3: Enter the following fields on the screen that appears:

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  1. Transaction Type: Select ‘Outward’ if you are a supplier of consignment Select ‘Inward’ if you are a recipient of consignment.
  2. Sub-type: Select the relevant sub-type applicable to you: If transaction type selected is Outward, following subtypes appear:

    E way bill If transaction type selected is Inward, following subtypes appear: E way bill

  3. Document type: Select either of Invoice / Bill/ challan/ credit note/ Bill of entry or  others if not Listed
  4. Document No. : Enter the document/invoice number
  5. Document Date: Select the date of Invoice or challan or Document.

    Note: The system will not allow the user to enter the future date.

  6. From/ To Depending on whether you are a supplier or a recipient, enter the To / From section details.


    Note: If the supplier/client is unregistered, then mention ‘URP’ in the field GSTIN, indicating that the supplier/client is an ‘Unregistered Person’.

  7. Item Details: Add the details of the consignment (HSN code-wise) in this section:
    1. Product name
    2. Description
    3. HSN Code
    4. Quantity,
    5. Unit,
    6. Value/Taxable value
    7. Tax rates of CGST and SGST or IGST (in %)
    8. Tax rate of Cess, if any charged (in %)

    Eway bill

    Note: On the implementation of Eway bills, Based on the details entered here, corresponding entries can also be auto-populated in the respective GST Return while filing on GST portal.

  8. Transporter details: The mode of transport(Road/rail/ship/air) and the approximate distance covered (in KM) needs to be compulsorily mentioned in this part.
    1. Transporter name, transporter ID, transporter Doc. No. & Date.


    1. Vehicle number in which consignment is being transported.

    Format: AB12AB1234 or AB12A1234 or AB121234 or ABC1234

    Eway bill

    Note: For products, clients/customers, suppliers, and transporters that are used regularly, first update the ‘My masters’ section also available on the login dashboard and then proceed.

Step 4: Click on ‘Submit’. The system validates data entered and throws up an error if any.

Otherwise, your request is processed and the eway bill in Form EWB-01 form with a unique 12 digit number is generated.

The eway bill generated looks like this:

E way bill

Print and carry the eway bill for transporting the goods in the selected mode of transport and the selected conveyance.

You can print the eway bill anytime as follows:

Step-1: Click on ‘Print EWB’ sub-option under ‘e-Waybill’ option

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Step-2: Enter the relevant eway bill number -12 digit number and click on ‘Go’

E way bill

Step-3: Click on ‘Print’ or ‘detailed print’ button on the EWB that appears:


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For Further Reading and Understanding on E-Way Bill:

  1. How to Generate, Modify or Delete E-Way Bill using SMS?
  2. What are Consolidated eway bills and how to generate the same?

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