Zerodha Review - A Discount Share Broker India 2017

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With high-class technology, unique trading tools and three-way trading platform, Zerodha is giving its clients an edge in trading and decision making. Pioneer in introducing low brokerage scheme, Zerodha manages to satisfy both casual and active investors.

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Why Zerodha?

  1. Free trading in Equity Delivery.
  2. Zerodha Charge flat rate of Rs 20 per executed order for trading in stocks, F&O, currency and commodity.
  3. Zerodha PI,the most advance trading platform introduced by Zerodha.
  4. Open your account instantly with AADHAAR, for trading only account no paperwork, for demat and nominee declaration you need to sign few forms and submit via courier.
  5. Zerodha KITE, is a lightweight, low bandwidth, multi-language web base trading platform.
  6. Supports desktop base, web base and mobile base trading platform.
  7. 60-day challenge contest by Zerodha where you trade profitably and get full brokerage refund.
  8. Innovative and unique trading tools – SPAN Calculator, algoZ, Option Strategy, Market Monitor,etc.
  9. No upfront fee, no minimum brokerage and no minimum contract charges.
  10. Own DP Service.
  11. Invest in Mutual Funds - Zerodha Coin.
  12. NRI Trading - First Discount broker providing NRI services.
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  • Strong customer support.
  • User-friendly Brokerage and margin calculators.
  • least transaction charges and low brokerage plan.
  • The motivation program like "60-days challenge".


  • Doesn't have monthly plans.
  • Call and trade is not free.
  • Doesn't provide facility to invest in IPO.

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Zerodha Review - 2017

Zerodha with a unique name and meaning,no Barrier Zero + rodha ( Barrier in English)is emerging as a single largest Discount Broker in India having customers exceeding 75,000 and daily turnover of 7000 cr.

When it come to customer support, Zerodha delivers a consistent and often memorable experience. Most of the time, the queries of customers are answered by the CEO of company itself or by experts in that field. Opening account with them is a breeze and hassle free. As per my personal experience, within an hour of completing the application online, a Zerodha representative called me to welcome and explained all initial questions I had. He also guided me to read Z-connect, an interactive blog written by experts which I feel is detailed but simple to understand and is a cool place to learn for amateurs.

Being a discount share broker, my expectation from Zerodha was to charge minimum share brokerage for my trading, that comes true by paying 20 Rs or .01% per executed order whichever is minimum for F&O, option, commodity and currency trading.They have made trading in Equity Delivery completely Free . As Zerodha is not a 3 in 1 brokerage, there is initial work to setup the account but any online bank can be linked to Zerodha.

For Demat,Earlier Zerodha was having tie up with ILFS but now they have their own DP Service. Transfer between trading account and Demat account is seamless if you open Demat account with zerodha. With them, you can trade on Equity, F&O, Commodity, and currency on NSE, BSE, MCX and MCX-SX,Mutual Funds . Unlike other discount Brokers, Zerodha has branches in 20 cities of India other than Banglore main office.

Now investing in Mutual Funds is also possible with Zerodha. They recently facilitiate traders to now invest in Mutual Funds with them.Investment option for IPO,FPO and OFS (Offer for sale) are not available with Zerodha which is pretty much standard with all the discount share brokers.

Zerodha Reward programmes like refer a friend and Get an Affiliate link gives you an opportunity to earn 10% of brokerage or Rs 2 on every trade executed by your referral.

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Zerodha with closest competitors
Broker Zerodha ICICIDirect Sharekhan SAS Online ProStocks
Service Type Discount Broker Full Service Broker Full Service Broker Discount Broker Discount Broker
Brokerage Rs 20 0.05 to .55% 0.1 to 0.5% Rs 9 or 999 PM Rs 15
Account Type 2 in 1 3 in 1 2 in 1 2 in 1 2 in 1
Monthly Plans No No No Yes Yes
Please refer unique and accurate Zerodha Brokerage Calculator

Zerodha Brokerage Charges - 2017

As Zerodha started the new concept of discount share broking in Indian share market, you can save 80 to 90% on brokerage with them. Their brokerage rates are super cheap as compared to full service brokers and very competitive among its nearby discount share brokers. Zerodha entered in a new concept of Brokers as a Free Broker by introducing Equity Delivery Trades @ Rs 0 Brokerage . It's Rs 20 flat-rate share trades is equal to RKSV (Rs 20), while slightly more expensive then Trade Smart Online (Rs 15) and SasOnline (Rs 9).

Trading Brokerages
  • Equity Delivery Trading Brokerage:Free
  • Equity Intraday Trading Brokerage: 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order (whichever is lower)
  • Equity Future Trading Brokerage: 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order (whichever is lower)
  • Equity Options Trading Brokerage: 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order (whichever is lower) (on Turnover)
  • Commodity Trading Brokerage: 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order (whichever is lower)
  • Currency Futures Trading Brokerage: 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order (whichever is lower)
  • Currency Options Trading Brokerage: 0.01% or Rs 20 per executed order (whichever is lower)
Account Charges
  • Trading Account Opening Charges (One Time): Rs 200(for self printed form) or Rs 300 (for using their forms)
  • Demat account Opening Charges (One Time): Rs 100
  • Trading Annual maintenance charges (AMC): NIL
  • Demat Account Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC): Rs 300 Per Year
Other Charges
  • Call and Trade feature is available at an extra cost of Rs 20/- per call.
  • Digital Contract notes are sent via Email. Physical copies of contract notes can be ordered at additional charge of Rs 20/- per contract + Courier charges.
  • Trade SMS alerts (optional) are charged at Rs 1 for Equity, F&O, and Currency trade alerts and Rs 0.50 for Commodity trade alerts.
  • Instant payment gateway charges for over 22 banks - Rs 9 per fund transfer.
  • DP charges for delivery based equity selling charged only on sell side - Rs 8 + Rs 5.5 = Rs 13.50 per transaction.
  • Standard NSE charges, transaction charges and statutory levies are charged.

For STT,Stamp Duty,Service Tax and SEBI Charges please refer to the Brokerage Plan tab.

Zerodha offers three types of account to its clients:

  1. Zerodha Trading Account:Zerodha offers online trading account to trade in stocks, derivatives, indices and currencies on NSE and BSE. Trading can be done through software based platform, web based platform or a mobile application and Call & Trade option. All settlements on a Trading Account happens on T+1 day. There is no Annual Maintenance charges (AMC) for Trading Account. Account opening is Rs 300.
  2. Zerodha Demat Account:You need a Demat Account only to trade in delivery based equity trading. The shares will show up in your Demat Account only on T+2 day.You don't need a Demat Account if you are trading in F & O whether you're an Intraday trader or a positional (overnight) trader. Demat Account opening charges is Rs 100 and AMC is Rs 300.
  3. Zerodha Commodity Account:You can only trade in Commodity Future on MCX exchange with Zerodha.There are no Annual Maintenance charges for your Commodity Account at Zerodha. Only futures trade on MCX and hence there is no need of a Demat Account for trading Commodities. Commodity Options have still not started in India.Account opening charges for commodity trading is Rs 300.

Zerodha margin/exposures/leverage for MIS orders

  1. Zerodha exposure for intraday trading - Zerodha offers 10 times exposure or leverage for stocks on which F&O trading is allowed. Margins are provided only for intraday trading.
  2. Zerodha exposure for trading in equity and indux futures - Zerodha offers 3 times or 40% of NRML margin for futures trades.
  3. Zerodha margin for Options - Zerodha offers 3 times or 40% of NRML margin .
  4. Zerodha exposure for currency futures - Zerodha offers 50% of NRML margin.
  5. Zerodha exposure for commodity futures - Zerodha offers 50% of NRML margin.

Zerodha margin/exposures/leverage for CO orders

  1. Zerodha exposure for intraday trading - Zerodha offers upto 20 times exposure or leverage for stocks on which F&O trading is allowed. Margins are provided only for Intraday trading.
  2. Zerodha exposure for trading in futures - extra margin compare to NRML and MIS order

Zerodha Exposures for CNC or NRML orders

  1. Zerodha don't offer any margin for CNC(Cashn Carry) orders.
  2. Zerodha margin for F&O overnight position - as per exchange stipulated margins
For complete brokerage charges and trading plans detail please visit Zerodha Brokerage Charges.
Zerodha Brokerage Charges - 20 Rs per executed order
Brokerage Plan 20 Rs per executed order
Flat Fee NA
Equity Delivery Free
Equity Intraday Rs 20
Equity Futures Rs 20
Equity Options Rs 20
Currency Futures Rs 20
Currency Options Rs 20
Commodity Rs 20

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Zerodha Web, Mobile app and Desktop base trading platform - 2017

Zerodha support Terminal based NEST OMS, Web-based, Mobile apps based and customer telephonic service base trading.

Desktop Based Platform "PI": This is the advanced desktop trading software by Zerodha to minimize all the barriers in smooth trading. Its main features are:

  • Advanced charting.
  • Algos, strategies, & backtesting.
  • Expert advisors for strategy alerts.
See complete Zerodha PI review

Web based trading platform "KITE": KITE is a Lightweight, low bandwidth, multi-language, Integrated, Easy to use, Informational and committed web base free trading platform from Zerodha.

See complete Zerodha kite review

Zerodha Mobile:Zerodha manages to provide Apps for android (lollipop version even), window mobiles and iPhone users to facilitate mobile based trading.You can trade Equities, Futures & Options, Currencies and Commodities and get real-time quotes on over 30000 scrips and place various kinds of orders using Zerodha Mobile app.

Zerodha Call n Trade service have cost of Rs 20 per Trade.

Zerodha is providing a plug-in option for Automatic Trading with AmiBroker. (Advance technical analysis and charting platform).Through this a trader can directly trade from AmiBroker software in the semi-automated or fully-automated way based on his own strategies.

The Quant-a trading pattern report of an individual trader, introduced by Zerodha, is a helpful tool to look into past trade patterns in graphical form. It`s easy to understand and quick to analyses.

The algoZ is a tool where user can write, back test and go live on Technical Analysis strategies [code your technical analysis].

Other than normal trading hours, Zerodha support Pre-market orders, post market orders and After Market orders (AMO). Zerodha provides an option to place Bracket Orders with 'Trailing Stop Loss' for equity and F&O .(Bracket orders are two opposite side orders, designed to help limit your loss and lock in a profit by "bracketing" order.)

For detail review of mobile app and download please visit Zerodha Mobile App.

Zerodha Membership Information

  1. Zerodha NSE Member ID:
    • Capital Market (CM) - INB231390627
    • Future & Options (F&O) - INF231390627
    • Currency Derivatives (CDS) - INE231390627
  2. Zerodha BSE Member ID:
    • Capital Market (CM) - INB011390623
    • Future & Options (F&O) - INF011390623
  3. CDSL: IN-DP-CDSL-00278209
  4. NSDL: IN-DP-NSDL-11496000

Product and Services

3 in 1 Accounthelp
Multiple Plans help
Monthly Plan help
Yearly Plan help
Portfolio help
Charting help
Automated Trading help
AMO Order help
Allow GTC Order help
SMS Alerts help
Margin Trade Funding help
Combined Ledger for Equity and Commodityhelp
NRI Trading help

Offering of Investments

Equity Cash and F&O help
Currency F&O help
Commodity Trading help
Mutual Funds help
ETF help
IPO Investment help
Bonds Investment help
Debt Investment help
Banking Service help
Insurance Service help
SIP Investment help

Trading Platforms & Tools

Desktop Platform (Windows) help
Desktop Platform (Mac) help
Web Platform help
Stock Alerts Delivery - Email help
Stock Alerts Delivery - Text SMS help
Virtual Trading help
Watch-lists, streaming real-time quotes help
Mobile Trading help
Android Tablet App help
Android App help
iPhone App help
iPad App help
Mobile Trading Site help

Customer Service

Phone Support help
Toll Free Number help
Email Support help
Branch Offices help
Live Chat (Current Clients) help
24/7 Support help

Research and Market Reports

Daily Market Report help
Free Tips help
Quarterly Results help
New Alerts help
Mutual Funds Research help
Research Equity Reports help
ETF Research help

Final thought about Zerodha

Zerodha is a well-respected share broker with a great offering. Zerodha has approx over 50,000 [Dec 2014] satisfied customers leading it to India`s one of the best discount share broker house. Customer service is a top-notch and clients have access to a well-known share brokerage platforms and tools. The strong management team gives you more confidence and support in trading. For those who want to take advantage of the latest technologies will find Zerodha to be a great fit.

If you like what you have read and want to choose Zerodha or any other broker, leave your contact information with us and we will guide you.

Zerodha User Reviews

37. vipin jain  May 8, 2017 11:10:34 PM IST Reply
To All, don''t such fake and cheat companies for investments and trading. They will take all your money on the name of technical glitches without any response. Don''y come under the exception of discount brokerage as they are highly in-competitive technically and functionally. A completely unethical brokerage company. SEBI should take action against such fraud companies.

System took initial orders and then went down saying connectivity failures. As confirmed after couple of hours later that the system is up for trading, it cancelled all stoploss and pending orders. Moreover, then system does not allowed to square off earlier taken position which eventually got auto squared off at 3:00 PM resulting in loss of 1.5 L. Most pathetically, customer care was not working, no one was picking up phone, no email replied and answer given to support ticket is the most common ridiculous one as below :

All platforms are up. A fat finger issue caused a connectivity drop for many of our clients today. Restarting servers took longer than expected. Any validation pending orders that you see currently will get cancelled. Intraday products like MIS, BO/CO will get squared off by 3 PM instead of 3:20 PM. We deeply regret this incident and are doing everything possible to ensure this doesn''t repeat.

My feedback and suggestion to all fellow friends don''t fall trap of discount brokerage and go for such cheap companies.

37.1. Manish  May 18, 2017 9:23:28 PM IST
So what do they do in such cases. if this validation pending remains the case until the market close and your intraday remains open / option expires?
37.2. amit  Jul 28, 2017 12:20:47 PM IST
get into ''Astha Trade'', No hidden agenda / cost, and clear ledger details, they provide 40 times margin for NSE-Cash with ''NO'' stop loss or other related compulsion.
36. Vikas Nagvekar  Jul 23, 2017 7:00:10 AM IST Reply
Zerodha broker is good platform for smart earnings for there better life structure.


Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Above Average
Website Usability - Excellent
Customer Service - Above Average
Overall Experience - Excellent
35. ABHI SINGH  Jul 13, 2017 1:32:26 AM IST Reply
very gud


Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Average
Website Usability - Above Average
Customer Service - Average
Overall Experience - Excellent
34. Dh  Jun 24, 2017 7:46:05 PM IST Reply
I have transferred Rs. 50000/- one week back and amount is not credited to my trading account. Is there any fraud happening in Zerodha?
33. Basant kumar yadav  May 26, 2017 12:02:03 AM IST Reply
I like Zerodha ,zerodha Pi software is god but Hang maximum time


Brokerage - Excellent
Account Maintenance Fees - Average
Website Usability - Average
Customer Service - Average
Overall Experience - Average
32. TSB Admin  May 19, 2017 6:42:28 AM IST Reply
Zerodha Update - MIS/BO/CO positions that are left open at the usual intranet square off times, which zerodha RMS team need to square off are going to charge Rs 20 as call-and-trade charges. This is to reduce last minute heavy on trading application as well as required more awareness from investors. To avoid this charges, investors need to square off their IS/BO/CO position voluntarily before the square off time.
31. Vineet Aggarwal  May 18, 2017 1:48:30 PM IST Reply
Zerodha attracted me initially becaof its low brokerage but I got disappointed by Zerodha pretty soon.

I paid Rs. 300 online to open my account then Zerodha executive called me and said that arrange required documents and someone from Noida office will call me and pickup my documents next day.

I arranged all my documents which were required to open my account but no one called/ no one came. I waited for one week and then I called again he said again that he has checked and now someone will call you and pickup your documents tomorrow. This continued for more than three weeks.

Finally I lost my patience and opened my account with another brokerage company(No need to mention the name of that company coz I am not their marketing agent). This company has slightly higher(0.03/0.30) brokerage but their customer support is awesome.

Now, when I raised my concern with Zerodha support team then that request routed to same executive who was promising me to pickup my documents from past three weeks. And again the cycle continued and he said he will arrange my documents pickup tomorrow. But this time I was in no mood to get into that trap again.

Guys, I lost Rs. 300 but positive point is that at least this incident saved my millions. I was wondering(a hypothetical situation just to calm down my frustrated mind) that what happened if I transferred my money for trading and I got any issue and their customer support was responding in the same way as they were responding for opening my account. Then I will loose all my savings.

Please be aware of many such companies in market and choose one carefully after doing some research at your end.
30. Jinga  Apr 26, 2017 7:19:58 PM IST Reply
Terrible , I had posted a query with them and waiting since ever for a response.

They send my issue to somebody by name Nikhil from RainMatter, who apparently is one of the founder but that guy refuses to pick my call or provide any response after waiting for almost 2 months now !!

ICICI Direct or any of the other Demat providers are more professional and closes any issues within 48 hrs.

Zerodha is unprofessional , no process and waiting on one or 2 big guys for some approval and response ! Pathetic !

The only email i ever got from this guy and the Zerodha team was:

Rainmatter Technology <>

Feb 2

to me

I''m terribly sorry. The last couple of days have been quite hectic. Shall call you tomorrow. You can reach me on 95xxxxxxxx.



Brokerage - Very Poor
Account Maintenance Fees - Very Poor
Website Usability - Very Poor
Customer Service - Very Poor
Overall Experience - Very Poor
29. Shakib  Feb 28, 2017 10:35:56 PM IST Reply
Hi, I m new in this field.
Minimum howmuch money will require to deal in nifty option. Please suggest...
29.1. Aashutosh  Apr 16, 2017 9:08:13 AM IST
Hi Shakib,

Nifty lot size is 75. It depends on the premium price of nifty option which you are looking for . Lets say if premioum price is 2 then you need only 2X 75= Rs. 150/-.
28. Arjun  Feb 1, 2017 8:01:05 PM IST Reply
If you want get in trouble in your life and lose all your money than go with this ****...
They have no responsibility of Service there software will place order randomly or do mauplation.. You will be sucked and you will lose all your money becaof Zerodha.

They say last that we are not responsible for software system faliure malfunction it, they manipulate your account and make bankrupt.

Guys please Stay away any one needs proof of software working contact me 7030397975..
It happened recently 25-Jan-16.. They are fraud and scam people specially Hanan Delving -he tells he is not responsible for software failure and it''''s market loss.. When order executed without our consent how that is market loss guys..
Stay away don''''t run behind cheap people check people who not take responsibility...
Wiped my 4 Lakhs from 25-Jan-16 to 31-Jan-16 just in matter 2 days they wiped my account with unknown trades without my consent and thsoe you cannot see on their trading platform or even their support team can''''t you only see your margin blocked and your balance deduction every end of day when you ask it''''s software problem you see wrong information in back office.

Stay away from Hanan Delving & Zerodha team ... Stay away from pathetic service
Keep your money Safe it''''s hard to get back so much amount.... Becaour system is its faliure to action against such malfractices as SEBI it''''s self doesn''''t take responsibility of software glitch as per it''''s terms and conditions But who is responsible for software failure share broker & you can only fight manipulation and execution of order.. They manipulate software logs easily it''''s very easy to change software logs and order history as they have source code software as it''''s in hosoftware... You will be trapped with huge loss
28.1. Aashutosh  Apr 16, 2017 9:04:12 AM IST
Zerodha is a very good brokerage company with great tranparency .We have been working on our systems and could proudly say that zerodha systems are now at par with worlds best systems for trading and share investments .

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