Allotment in IPO FAQs

What are the consequences of oversubscribed IPO in India?

The applicant might not be allotted the shares or the number applied for when there is an IPO oversubscription. The IPO allotment depends on which category you applied for.

  1. IPO Share Allotment for Institutional Buyers (QIB).

    Shares in the QIB category are distributed proportionally. If the issue is subscribed 5 times, an applicant applying for 10 lakh shares will only receive 2 lakh shares.

  2. IPO Share Allotment for High Net Worth Investors (HNI) (

    HNI also receives an allotment proportionately.

  3. Retail investors can get IPO shares (RII).

    Case 1 - RII Applications Are Less Than or Equal to the Offered Lots

    Each applicant will be first given at least one lot. The remaining lots are divided proportionally.

    Case 2 - RII Applications Are Greater Than the Lots offered

    This case involves a computerized draw that selects applicants for the IPO allotment.

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?

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?

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?