About Zerodha


Zerodha भारत का सबसे बड़ा और सबसे लोकप्रिय स्टॉक ब्रोकर है। It offers online flat fee discount brokerage services to invest and trade in Equity, Currency, Commodity, IPO and Direct Mutual Funds. Zerodha charge ₹ 0 brokerage for equity delivery trades. For intraday and F&O, it charges flat ₹ 20 or 0.03% (whichever is lower) per executed order. With zerodha

Charges For Account Opening :

Type of accountEquity + CurrencyEquity + Currency + Commodity
Online account₹ 200₹ 300
Offline account₹ 400₹ 600
NRI account (offline only)₹ 500N/A
Partnership, Larlaf, HUF, and corporate accounts (offline only)₹ 500₹ 800

Brokerage & Other Charges :

BrokerageZero BrokerageRs. 20 per executed order or 0.03% (whichever is lower)Rs. 20 per executed order or 0.03% (whichever is lower)Flat Rs. 20 per executed order
STT/CTT0.1% on buy & sell0.025% on the sell side0.01% on sell side0.05% on sell side (on premium)
Transaction ChargesNSE: 0.00325%
BSE: 0.003%
NSE: 0.00325%
BSE: 0.003%
Exchange txn charge: 0.0019%
Exchange txn charge: 0.05% (on premium)
Demat transaction charges₹ 13.5 + GST per scrip (irrespective of quantity)No chargesNo chargesNo charges
GST18% on (Brokerage + Transaction charges)18% on (Brokerage + Transaction charges)18% on (Brokerage + Transaction charges)18% on (Brokerage + Transaction charges)
SEBI Charges₹ 10 / crore₹ 10 / crore₹ 10 / crore₹ 10 / crore
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Brokerage0.03% or Rs. 20 / Executed order whichever is lower0.03% or Rs. 20 / Executed order whichever is lower
Transaction ChargesNSE:
Exchange txn charge: 0.0009%
Exchange txn charge: 0.00022%
Exchange txn charge: 0.035%
Exchange txn charge: 0.001%
GST18% on (Brokerage + Transaction charges)18% on (Brokerage + Transaction charges)
SEBI Charges ₹ 10 / crore₹ 10 / crore

Brokerage0.03% or Rs. 20 / Executed order whichever is lower0.03% or Rs. 20 / Executed order whichever is lower
STT/CTT0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri)0.01% on sell side

Transaction Charges
Group a
Exchange txn charge: 0.0026%
* Far-month contracts: 0.0013%
Group B:
Exchange txn charge:
CASTORSEED – 0.0005%
KAPAS – 0.0005%
PEPPER – 0.00005%

Exchange txn charge: 0
GST18% on (Brokerage + Transaction charges)18% on (Brokerage + Transaction charges)
SEBI ChargesAgri:
₹ 1 / crore
₹ 10 / crore
₹ 10 / crore

Frequently Asked Questions :

Tax by the government when transacting on the exchanges. Charged as above on both buy and sell sides when trading equity delivery. Charged only on selling side when trading intraday or on F&O.

When trading at Zerodha STT / CTT can be a lot more than the brokerage we charge. Important to keep a tab.

Tax levied by the government on the services rendered. 18% of (brokerage + transaction charges)

Charged at ₹ 10 per crore by Securities and Exchange Board of India for regulating the markets.

Exchange transaction charges + Clearing charges. Charged by exchanges (NSE, BSE, MCX) and clearing member.

Clearing charge is the fee levied by the Clearing Member (ISSL) for settling all CDS & MCX trades done by the client on the exchange.

BSE has revised transaction charges in XC, XD, XT, Z and ZP groups to Rs.10,000 per crore w.e.f 01.01.2016.

BSE has revised transaction charges in SS and ST groups to Rs.1,00,000 per crore of gross turnover.

₹ 13.5 + GST per scrip (irrespective of quantity), on the day, is debited from the trading account when stocks are sold. This is charged by the depository (CDSL) and depository participant (Zerodha).

₹ 300 / year + GST charged quarterly

₹ 20 plus GST will be charged for buyback / takeover / delisting orders placed through Console.

₹ 20 plus GST will be charged per order for OFS, NFO, and FFO orders.

Additional charges of ₹ 50 per order:
A) for orders placed through our support / dealing desk.
B) intraday (MIS / BO * / CO) positions squared off before market closing by our RMS team.

* For Bracket Orders, if the entry order is executed in multiple trades, Stop Loss / Target orders will be placed separately for each trade and all charges including call & trade for auto square-off will be billed per executed order.

First CMR request is free. ₹ 20 + ₹ 100 (courier charge) + 18% GST for subsequent requests.

Charged as per the state of the client’s correspondence address.

Zerodha Trading Software :

  • Kite 3.0 (Web-based Trading Platform) :
    Zerodha Kite Web is a web-based HTML 5  fast trading platform which can be used for trading on mobile, tablets as well as on a web browser. zerodha Kite is developed  by Zerodha and since its launch has undergone various updates. after kite and kite 2.o Currently, Kite 3.0 web platform  offers full market watch, extensive charting(tradingview) with over 100 indicators and 6 chart types, advanced order types like Brackets and cover, milli second order placements, and much more for trading at BSE, NSE and MCX. Kite Web 3.0 is available for free to all its customers.
  • Kite Android / Kite iOS (Mobile Trading App) :
    A smartphone application for Android and iOS. zerodha  Kite app is available for free all its customer for trading & monitoring stocks and commodity markets in India.with significant speed and user experience enhancements.
    • Built from scratch using brand new technologies
    • Significant speed improvements
    • Biometric (fingerprint and Face ID – iOS) 2FA for seamless logins and better security
    • Embedded Console reports and widgets
    • TradingView charts along with ChartIQ on both web and mobile
    • Universal overview screen for all instruments
    • Instant status update after order placement
    • Order update push notifications
    • Extended filter and search options on marketwatch, holdings etc.
    • Customisable multi-marketwatch views
    • Dark mode!
  • Console (Reporting Dashboard) :
    Console is the back-office platform of Zerodha. It’s a trade and reporting dashboard wherein Zerodha customers can view and monitor all their investments- stocks, derivatives and mutual funds etc. They can also access various reports, get account statement, place withdrawal requests and download contract notes.
  • Coin (Mutual Fund Investment) :
    Zerodha Coin is India’s largest direct mutual fund platform that lets you buy direct mutual funds online with no commission passback, directly from asset management companies. Your mutual funds, stocks, currencies, bonds, and more, all in your demat account.Free, unlimited investments ,₹ 0 fees, brokerage, or commissions.to start investing in mutual fund first open demat account – click here
  • Call & Trade :
    Customers who are not online; can place buy and sell orders by calling zerodha.You will be charged Rs 50 + 18% GST for every order & modification or cancellation request placed. The call & trade timings are from 9:00 AM to 11:55 PM.                                               To do so call us on 080 4718 1888 and in the IVR select the call & trade option by pressing 1. If you are calling from your registered number, press 1. Once you do you will have to enter your telephone code for security verification.

    If you are not calling from your registered number, press 2. Now you have to enter your registered phone number followed by your telephone code. For example, if your phone number is 9831234567 and the telephone code is 0007, you need to enter 98312345670007 in the IVR.more details read here

Latest Intraday leverages :

MIS leverages for the day are as below:

SegmentLeverage / Margins
Equity50% of the VaR + ELM mandated by the exchange
Index F&O2.5X (40% of NRML margins)
Stock F&O2x (50% of NRML margins)
Currency Futures1.8X (50% of NRML margins)
Commodity Futures1.8X (50% of NRML margins)

You can check the NRML margins required on our margin calculator.

CO leverages for the day are as below:

SegmentLeverage / Margins
Equity30% of the VaR + ELM mandated by the exchange
Index F&O3.33X (30% of NRML margins)
Stock F&O3.33x (30% of NRML margins)
Currency Futures3.33X (30% of NRML margins)
Commodity Futures3.33X (30% of NRML margins)

  • The leverage offered is for the minimum stoploss set. Margins will increase proportionally for a higher stoploss.
  • CO and MIS orders for Crude Oil futures and long options have been blocked. All orders for Shorting Crude Oil options are blocked. This is due to increased volatility.
  • As per our policy for cash-settled commodities, Natural Gas will require 2X of NRML margins.
  • As per this exchange mandate, Crude Oil current month contracts will attract an additional margin of Rs.1,00,000 and other contracts will attract additional margin of Rs.50,000.

Bracket orders have been blocked due to expected volatility for Equity, F&O, and CDS. It will be allowed once volatility subsides.

Nifty & Banknifty 1 lot Future Buy /Sell Margin Requirement:

Segment DeliveryIntraday(MIS)BO/CO
Nifty1 Lot Buy/Sell @ 98k – 110k1 Lot Buy/Sell @ 40k – 45k1 lot Buy/Sell@30k -34k
Bank Nifty1 Lot Buy/Sell @ 75k – 82k1 Lot Buy/Sell @ 28k – 35k1 lot Buy/Sell@22k – 25k
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Zerodha Contact Details :

1.new account opening : 080 4719 2020  , 080 7117 5337

2.call & trade /any other support:  080 4718 1888

3. email : support@zerodha.com

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Frequently Asked Questions :

Yes, you can open more than one account at the same name/pan card with the same or different Depository Participants (DP). The KYC criteria include proof of identity, The investor has to show the original PAN card at the time of opening of demat account.

No, there is no such rule to keep any minimum balance in demat account

Depository registered with SEBI are called as registered depository and currently there are two registered depositories – National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) and Central Depository Services Ltd (CDSL).

There are various benefits of dematerializing securities such as
a) It is a convenient and safe to hold securities in demat form
b) Smooth and immediate transfer of securities
c) You require need to pay any stamp duty on transfer of securities
d) Minimizes your paper work
e) Elimination of risks associated with physical certificates such as bad delivery, fake securities, delays, thefts etc.
f) There is no odd lot problem (you can even trade single share)
g) Reduction in transaction cost

KYC (Know Your Customer) is a customer identification process, which is done to prevent any criminal activity. SEBI has made it mandatory to fulfill the KYC norms in order to open a demat account. These criteria include
a) Proof of identity: PAN card with photograph, voter id card, passport, Aadhar card
b) Proof of address: This includes your ration card / passport / bank account statement, driving license, utility bills like electricity bill, telephone bill. (PAN card is compulsory)
c) You need to give your bank account number to open a DP account.

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To know the step by step procedure on how to open a Demat account in Zerodha. Please watch  this video

No, we charge the same fixed rates for all our clients. We do not offer different plans to clients based on their trading volumes/funds in their trading account. Please click here to have a look at the list of charges while trading with Zerodha. now open account

₹ 300 / year + GST charged quarterly

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If you want to open an account and have some quries, you can WhatsApp me :8116860169

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