How to Check IPO Allotment Status?
An IPO/Initial Public Offering is offering the shares of a private company to the public for the first time in the stock market. An IPO allows an organization to raise money from the public, individual investors.
The transition from a privately held company to a public one could be vital for private investors to realize their profits from their investments fully. This is because an IPO investment typically includes a share premium for the investors.
So, if you have been thinking about investing in an IPO or have already done that and now looking for your IPO allotment status check online, here’s how you can do that.
What is an IPO Allotment?
IPO allotment is a process where the stock exchanges or the registrar of office allocates the IPO shares according to the bids placed by the various investors. Where the shares of a company are oversubscribed, the allotment takes place through a lottery as the bids are placed more than the number of available IPO shares. In large-cap IPOs, the IPO allotment completion process takes place in a week. The allotment status is then updated on the websites where the investors can check its status.
How to Check the Status of Allotment Online?
You can check your IPO allotment status in two ways:
1. Visit the Stock Exchange Website –
- Go to bseindia.com -> Select Issue Name -> Enter Your Application Number & PAN number
- Go to www.nseindia.com -> Click on One-time Registration
2. If you have invested in an IPO/Initial Public Offering of a big brand, you can go for an IPO allotment status check online from their website. However, if you invest through an investment app, you can simply log in to the app, choose your IPO investment option and check its status.
Now, once you are done doing the thing mentioned above, you might find out that your IPO has either been Allotted, Partially-allotted, or Not Allotted.
- Allotted means that you have been given the full allotment of your investment share.
- Partially allotted means that you have been allotted a lesser number of shares than what you had applied for initially.
- Not Allotted means that you haven’t been allotted any shares. This might happen if in case your application didn’t get selected in the draw. Or there is an issue with your PAN No. or Demat Account No., your bid is below the issue price of the share, or you have submitted more than one application under the same PAN no.
Are There Any Alternatives to IPOs?
- Direct Listing: Such investments skip the agreement process, which means the issuer company has more risk if the offering doesn’t do well. However, the issuer might also benefit from a higher share price. This is only available for a business that is already a big brand with an attractive service line.
- Dutch Auction: In this case, the prices for the IPO aren’t set. Instead, potential investors can bid for the shares they want and pay the price they are willing to pay. The bidders who are then willing to pay the highest price are allocated the available shares.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The company appoints a registrar to do the job. The registrar is basically a registered company that works independently. On the allotment date, the registrar publishes a list with the name of the investors and the number of shares issued to each one of them.
The IPO listing date refers to the day a new IPO is listed in the stock exchanges, NSE and BSE. After this date, the IPO shares of a company become available in the market for trading like stocks.
Post a successful bidding process, the registrar of the IPO confirms the IPO allotment status. It is usually a week-long process. After that, the registrar updates the IPO allotment status on its website.
- First, you can do that by visiting the registrar’s website. Then use your PAN no., DPID or your application number to check the status of your bid.
- You can also visit the BSE or NSE website the check the list.
- Your broker will also update you about the same on your email.
You can check IPO allotment status in the -
- Registrar’s website
- BSE and NSE websites
- Get intimation on email from the Depository Participant (DP) or the broker
- Third-party websites that deal with IPOs