Basic IPO FAQs

In which IPO I should invest if I am applying for the first time?Could you please guide me?

Here are some things to do if you're new to IPOs or want to invest in one.

  • Begin by understanding the basics of IPO. You can start by reading our FAQs about Basic of IPO.
  • You can start by investing in a mainline IPO. A mainline IPO has a lower minimum application amount (around Rs 14000), compared to an SME IPO which requires a minimum amount of Rs 1 lakh.
  • This page lists all mainline IPOs (past and current). Choose your favorite one from the given list.
  • To apply for an IPO, you will need a Demat account. Any SEBI-registered broker can provide a demat account.
  • Online banking allows you to apply for the IPO you want once your account has been opened.

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?