Allotment in IPO FAQs

I apply for every IPO but only get allotment from a few. I don't get any allotment for good IPOs. What's the problem?

Retail investors are increasingly interested in IPOs. We see many people applying for IPOs at good companies, and the issue is often oversubscribed. Although it is a good idea to apply for IPOs, there is a risk of not being allotted due to oversubscription. Each IPO has a predetermined amount for various investors such as Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIB), Non institutional investors (NII), Retail individual Investors (RII) or Employees. Retail investors receive 35% of all shares.

Let's say ABC IPO offers retail investors 2,00,000. It is required that a minimum lot size of 20 be applied for and that at least 2000 retail investors apply. If an IPO is too popular, allocations are made according to SEBI guidelines. The number of shares available to retail investors is divided according to the lot size, i.e. 2,00,000.20= 1000 lots. Only 1000 applicants will be allotted out of 2000. The lottery determines which applicants will be allotted. It doesn't matter if you applied on the first day or how many lots were applied.

There's nothing wrong with your application. It's just that you have luck with certain IPOs more than others. Keep applying for good IPOs, and keep hoping for the best.

How many days does an allotment of IPO usually takes

When the allotment status is shown, will the share be deposited to my account?

When I click to' ABC IPO allotment status' link,why I get redirected to another website?

It shows me x number of shares when I check the allotment status, but they are not in my Demat account. I don't understand why this is so.

How to get confirm allotment in IPO?

In an IPO what is the formula of share allotment?

How to know the share allotment status applied in an IPO?

How can I know the details of share allotted and refunded amount?

How can we find the status of allotment for old IPOs?

What I need to do next if in an IPO I have been allotted one lot of shares?

I applied at the cut-off price for an IPO the first day of issue morning time, but I'm not usually allotted shares. Please tell me what I should do and what I should follow.

Instead of minimum no. of lots if a retail investor applies in maximum permissible no.of lots in a single application. Will there be any advantage in case of a oversubscribed IPO?

Is there a greater chance of getting an IPO allotment at a higher price band than at a lower price?

Does applying first increases the chances of IPO allocation?

Even though I have never applied for an IPO, I am still receiving emails and SMS from ASBA regarding allotment and application. Where and how do I track this application and file compalint for the same?

If NII category is oversubscribed how the allotment of IPO will happen?

In most of the IPOs I didn't get allotment.Why?

In the account if the fund is blocked, does it depict that I will surely get allotment in IPO?

Retail investors can apply for Rs 2 Lakhs but are limited to one lot. Why is it so?

I didn't get IPO allotment. Why?