Basic IPO FAQs

What are the different modes of applying to IPO?

Two ways to bid on IPO shares are available:
1. Online mode

Your stock broker website can be used to apply for IPO shares. It is a very convenient way to apply to IPO shares and takes hardly one minute to complete.

Not all brokers offer the ability to apply for IPO's online. Discount brokers, i.e. Zerodha, RKSV etc. This facility is not available.
Not all IPOs can be offered online. As of July 2016, brokers are not allowed to offer online IPO's for BSE SME IPO or NSE SME IPO.

2. Offline mode

The traditional method of applying for IPO is still available. This involves filling out a physical application. Once you have filled it out, you can send it to the nearest collection center. In most cases, this will be the same place you received the IPO application.

You can download IPO application forms from the NSE or BSE websites if they aren't available online.

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?