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How to buy government securities at Zerodha?

To invest in government securities, follow these steps:
  1. Login to
  2. Click on Bids.
  3. Click on Govt. securities.
  4. Click on Place bid.
  5. Enter the amount.
  6. Click on Place bid.
The minimum investment amount in G-secs is ₹10,000 (100 quantities), and the maximum is ₹2 crores (2 lakh quantities). The amount entered to place an order will be adjusted based on the price. For example, if the amount entered is ₹1,00,000 and the price is ₹105. The amount will be updated to ₹94,500 and the total quantity to 900. Ensure sufficient funds are in the Zerodha account on the bid closing date.

To learn how to modify or cancel an order, see How can SDL, T-bills or G-sec orders be edited or deleted?

The status of an order can be viewed under Status and can be viewed till one day after the settlement day. Orders that are cancelled cannot be viewed. If an order is rejected, the reason is displayed under the instrument.

Did you know?
  • The available balance on the day the order is executed will be the opening balance plus any fund transfers made during the day. Any credit or debit from trades made during the day is not included in the available balance.
  • The total quantity can be changed by editing the entered amount.
  • The order window displays the indicative yield, price, maturity date, settlement date, total quantities, total amount and the entered amount. To learn more about indicative yield, see What is Indicative yield?
  • The interest payment dates are mentioned in the allotment email.