Is Zerodha really free?

Zerodha Account Opening

Invest brokerage-free Equity Delivery and Direct Mutual Funds (truly no brokerage). Pay flat Rs 20 per trade for Intra-day and F&O. Open Instant Account online with Zerodha and start trading today.

Zerodha offers truly brokerage free equity delivery trading and Mutual Fund investment. But it charges flat Rs 20 or 0.03% (whichever is lower) per executed order brokerage fee for trading in Intraday and F&O across Equity, Currency and Commodity segments.

Though Zerodha offers commission free trading in equity delivery, the customer has to pay other charges including Government Taxes (STT, Exchange Turnover Charges, GST, SEBI Charges and Stamp Duty), Demat Transaction Charges (Rs 13.50 flat for every debit transaction) and Demat Account AMC (Rs 300 yearly).

Zerodha Brokerage Charges


Brokerage Charges

Equity Delivery

Rs 0 (Commission Free)

Equity Intraday

Flat Rs 20 or 0.03% (whichever is lower) per executed order

Futures (Equity/Currency/Commodity)

Flat Rs 20 or 0.03% (whichever is lower) per executed order

Options (Equity/Currency/Commodity)

Flat Rs 20 or 0.03% (whichever is lower) per executed order (on Turnover)

Mutual Fund

Rs 0 (Commission Free Investment)


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5. B.b.arora  May 24, 2021 19:21 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
This is better 0 percent for Equity delivery. Whereas others charge as per the Brokarage plan one opts for . Brokrage charges are Rs25/- or 0.75 percent whichever is less. Incase some problem at their end in their server not executing order .For their fault it is customer to bear the loss ,if any. no plenty for opportunity lost by the customer on them. In nutshell charging is their motto without good service.
4. Niru Talati  Jan 13, 2021 10:04 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Is acc. Opening charge to be paid
What is brokerage for delivery based buying and selling of equities in cash segment
Annual maintenance charges
Can stk. Holding fm other account. Be transfered
Do u have an office in Vadodara

3. Anand  Aug 19, 2020 12:34 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Charging 200 for opening account. They mentioned its free
2. Raghunath Mohanta  Jul 29, 2020 10:31 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Tell me details about commodity market per order charge s according to lot size.i.s crude oil,gold, , gold m,silver, silver m, nickel, coppern zinc.
1. Sanjay jha  May 28, 2020 10:52 I Like It. | Report Abuse Reply
Don't open the account it's not worth. Quarterly it's Rs.80/-
1.1. Team  Jun 13, 2020 11:55 I Like It. | Report Abuse
Dear Sir,
Zerodha charge ₹300 demat account maintenance charges. These are charged quarterly.

Except few brokers who offer lifetime free AMC (with one time deposit), all broker charges Demat AMC. Zerodha's Demat AMC is lowest among all the brokers.