Basic IPO FAQs

How someone can apply online for IPO?

Investors must open a trading account or demat account to apply online for IPO's. Many national banks (SBI and HDFC, ICICI etc.) offer this service. Popular stock brokers such as Sharekhan, Angel, etc. India allows you to apply online for IPO's. To apply online, you will need to open an account.

  1. Log in to your trading account, then select the IPO that you want to invest in.
  2. Funds can be be transfered to trading account directly from your bank.
  3. Click the submit button to select the number of shares that you wish to apply for, and the price at the which you would like to offer (or use the cut off option).

The shares you receive will be credited directly to your demat account if you have received the allotment. Through ECS, the remaining money will be credited into your bank account.

Online IPO applications are easiest if you use a 3-in-1 account from banks such as ICICI Direct or HDFC Securities, Kotak Security, and Kotak Security.

Applying for an IPO online is veery easy. Ordering IPO shares online takes only 2 minutes..

What do you mean by IPO?

By whom the 'Price Band' is decided?

'Date of issue' is decided by whom?

What a registrar of an IPO does?

What is role of Lead managers in IPO?

What does 'follow on Public offering' or FPO means?

What are Primary market & Secondary market?

How can you define the life cycle of an IPO prospectus?

What are the life cycle of an IPO?

what are the basic differences between Book building and fixed price issue

How is Floor price different from Cut-off price for a book - building issue

Differentiate between RII,NII,QIB, & Anchor Investor

Retail investor, I would like to invest more than Rs 1 lakhs in an IPO. What is the best way to invest in the Non-institutional bidders' category? What are the pros and cons of investing in this category?

Is PAN number mandatory for applying in an IPO?

IPO remains open for how many days?

After submitting the application in IPO,what details I should keep?

For an IPO,what is the 'Market lot size' & 'Minimum Order quantity'?

Will I get guaranteed amount of shares if applying for an IPO?

Is investing in IPOs less riskier than in direct stock market?

Can someone apply through more than one application in IPO with the same name?