Does IPO get allocated to people who apply first?

Short Answer

No, IPO allotment doesn't work like that. It is not dependent on who applied first, rather it is based on the total issue demand. There isn't a formula but a set process based on which the shares get allotted to different category of applicants.

Detailed Answer

No, IPO doesn't get allocated based on a first-come, first-serve basis. The allotment of shares in case of an IPO depends on the interest of the potential investors. If a lot of investors show interest in any particular IPO, then the allocation of shares to the retail investors is done through a lottery.

On the other hand, if there is less interest among investors to buy an IPO, then one can get all the shares applied for. If the demand is high, then the allocation of shares among retail investors done by dividing the total number of shares available in the retail quota divided by the minimum lot size.

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Does applying in an IPO guarantee me to get certain amount of shares?

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Where do I get an IPO application form?

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How to apply IPO in Zerodha? Buy IPO Online

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What is the formula for shares allotment in an IPO?

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Is it mandatory to have a Demat account to apply in an IPO?

Yes and no at the same time. Although you can apply for an IPO without a Demat Account in some cases, the allotted shares are tradable through a Demat Account, Thus, a Demat account is recommended for an IPO.

Can I apply in an IPO through multiple applications on same name?

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Can a minor apply in IPO?

Have you ever wondered id a minor can apply for an IPO? Yes, a minor can apply for an IPO given that he/she has a PAN card and a Demat account.