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FAQ about Unlisted Market

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How to Buy Unlisted Shares?

Please find below the procedure for buying Unlisted Shares at UnlistedZone.

  • 1. You confirm booking of Unlisted Shares with us at a trading price.
  • 2. You provide your client master report (ask the broker if not available) along with PAN Card and Cancelled Cheque in case you are not transferring funds from the bank account as mentioned in the CMR Copy. These are KYC documents required as per SEBI regulations.
  • 3. We will provide the bank details.
  • 4. You need to transfer funds in that account.
  • 5. Payment has to be done in RTGS/NEFT/IMPS CHEQUE TRANSFER. No CASH DEPOSIT.
  • 6. Payment has to be done from the same account in which shares are to be credited.
  • 7. We will transfer the shares in 24 hours if funds are credited before 2 pm.

Important Note: Please note that the lock-in period for selling Unlisted Shares is 6 months after listing. Hence you can’t sell Unlisted Shares which you bought in Pre-IPO for 6 months after its listing. i.e. You can sell it only after 6 months calculated from the listing date. For any queries, please contact us at

How to Sell Unlisted Shares?

Please find below the procedure for selling Unlisted Shares at UnlistedZone.

  • 1. We will confirm our buying price of Unlisted Shares.
  • 2. We will give you our client master report and you will transfer the Unlisted Shares to our demat account.
  • 3. We will ask for bank details of yours once the Unlisted Shares are received in our demat account..
  • 4. We will transfer the funds in your bank account within 24 hrs of receiving the Unlisted Shares.
  • 5. Payment will be made in RTGS / NEFT / CHEQUE TRANSFER/IMPS. No CASH DEPOSIT.
  • 6. Payment will be given in the same account which is linked to demat account or you need to provide the cancelled cheque shows your name to verify. As per SEBI regulations, the transfer of funds in the third party account is not legal and our policy refrain us from doing so.

Note: The price at which we are buying the share is fixed for 3 days. If you cant sell your stock within 3 days, then the price of that day will be applicable when we receive shares in our demat.

What is the Lock-in Period of Unlisted Shares?

Lock-in period of Unlisted Shares depends upon category of investors.

  • 1. Venture Capital Funds or Foreign Venture Capital Investor – lock-in Period of 6 months from the date of acquisition of Unlisted Shares.
  • 2. AIF-II – There is no locking period.
  • 3. Other Investors (include Retail, HNIs or Body Corporate) lock-in Period of 6 months from the date of listing of IPO of Unlisted Shares.

This new SEBI rule was introduced in the month of August-2021, wherein the SEBI has reduced the lock-in period previously from 1 year to 6 months to encourage more and more funds to be invested in startups which are going to public or IPO in near future. Reduction of lock-in is seen as big step and after that many PMS funds are advising their clients to invest in Pre-IPO shares to get the benefit of early stage investment.

How DIS is used to Sell Unlisted Shares?

DIS – Delivery Instruction Slip is the way through which an investor can sell or transfer the Unlisted Shares from his/her demat account to any other demat account. There are two Types of DIS Slip.

  • 1. Offline-DIS – This is an offline mode of transfer of shares wherein the investors needs to fill DIS form and give it to their broker for transferring the shares. Following are the fields which are required to be filled.
    • a. ISIN number of Unlisted Shares.
    • b. Name of Unlisted Shares
    • c. Quantity of Unlisted Shares
    • d. Cosideration Amount
    • e. Target DP ID and Client ID
    • f. Annexure
  • 2. Online DIS – Some of the broker these days gives facility of transferring the Unlisted Shares via online DIS. So, please check with your broker whether such facility is available or not. For example: Angel Broking provides the facility of Online-DIS from its platform. As an investor he/she simply needs to add a beneficiary into it and send the Unlisted Shares by filling the details similar to Ofline-DIS.

Read our article to understand more about this.

Minimun Ticket size for Investment in Unlisted Shares?

In the last 4-5 years, the unlisted share market has become quite big and as a result of that, the ticket size has reduced from usual 5-10 Lac to 35-50k in today’s scenario. So, via our UnlistedZone platform, if somebody wants to buy Unlisted Shares then minimum investment would be 35-50k.

Is Buying Unlisted Shares is Legal in India?

Yes, buying and selling of unlisted shares in India is 100% legal.

Short-Term Capital Gain Taxes to be Paid on Unlisted Shares?

If you sell your shares within 2 years, then you will have to pay Short-term Capital gain on unlisted shares. Short-Term Capital Gain is added in your Income. So, as per individual tax slab you need to pay capital gain tax.

Watch This Video to Understand Better.

Long-Term Capital Gain Taxes to be Paid on Unlisted Shares?

If you sell your shares after 2 years, then you will have to pay Long-term Capital gain on unlisted shares LTCG is 20% with indexation benefits.

Watch This Video to Understand Better.

How Tax is Calculated Tax on Unlisted Shares Once it is Listed?

After listing of shares, the unlisted shares which you have bought through unlisted market, will be taxed at listed rates, if sold through exchange. So, taxes of listed market will be applicable. And, to calculate holding time, for determining LTCG or STCG, the purchase date of unlisted shares will be applicable.

How to Check Credit of Unlisted Shares?

If you buy Unlisted Shares from UnlistedZone then these shares can checked in two ways. However, before we tell you the process of checking of shares, it is intimated that as per SEBI regulations, the shares can be transferred in demat account only.

Check credit of Unlisted Shares Instantly?

  • 1.You can download the NSDL or CDSL application from google play-store and check. If you want to check whether your stock broker is registered with NSDL or CDSL then check the following procedure.
  • By carefully examining the number format of Demat Account we can easily identify whether the stock broker is registered with CDSL or NSDL.
  • Demat Account = DP ID + Client ID. (16 Characters )
  • “DP ID is the unique identification of the Broker. Every broker gets a unique number from CDSL or NSDL.By carefully examining the number format of Demat Account we can easily identify whether the stock broker is registered with CDSL or NSDL.
  • Client ID is the unique identification of the Client. Every client gets this unique number which represents his/her portfolio.
  • In CDSL, all these characters are numbers (1234567891234567) first 8 digits are DP ID and next 8 digits are Client Id whereas in NSDL the first two characters are letters which are in accordance with the country that you are from (IN12345678912345), then 6 unique digits for Broker and next 8 digits are client ID.
  • Example:
  • CDSL = 12345678(DP ID) and 91234567(Client ID).
  • NSDL = IN123456 (DP ID) and 78912345(Client ID).
  • Check in brokers application?
  • Credit of Unlisted Shares can be checked in brokers application as well but it takes T+2 days to show the shares.

How Much Time is Taken to Credit Unlisted Shares in Demat Account?

The Unlisted Shares are credited in demat account same day of transferring funds in our company’s bank account.

How to Check Daily Price of Unlisted Shares?

The price of Unlisted Shares can be checked in two ways.

First, you can join our telegram channel where on daily basis we share the latest prices of all the unlisted shares in the morning. Join Now

Secondly, you can download our application from Playstore to see the historical graphs and prices of all the shares at one place. Download Now 

What is the Risk of Buying Unlisted Shares?

If you see the thesis of investment in the unlisted shares then it is being done mainly to take the advantage of IPO market. And, if the IPO plans of company get delayed due to market conditions or any other reason then demand suddenly drops in the market. The unlisted market works mainly on demand and supply and if there is no IPO news then getting exit would be difficult.

How to Trust UnlistedZone Before Buying Unlisted Shares from its Platform?

“UnlistedZone is India’s fastest and leading marketplace to buy and sell unlisted shares. In the last 3 years, we have already served more than 1 million users on the platform. The total transactions value done from the platform is already more than 100 Crores. The name of our Co-founders Mr. Umesh Paliwal and Dinesh Gupta publish regularly in leading newspapers like MoneyControl, Business-Standard, ET etc for their views on IPO and Unlisted market. In the last 3 years, UnlistedZone has made a good name for itself in the industry and gained a trust of their users. So, the new investors should not be worried about any kind of fraud that is mostly happens with unkown brokers in the market while doing investment with UnlistedZone.”

How is Valuation of Unlisted Share is Calculated?

We at UnlistedZone do the valuation based on 2 methods.

  • 1. We check the last funding that is being done in the Unlisted Shares to ascertain the benchmark valuation.
  • 2. If there is no funding happened in the company, then we try to find a business similar to Unlisted Shares in the listed space and do comparison method to ascertain the valuation.

As an investor in the unlisted space, we would always recommend that you must check all the risk parameter carefully before investing in the unlisted space.

How UnlistedZone source Unlisted Shares?

We source shares either from the employees or initial investors looking to liquidate their Unlisted Shares.


Is Unlisted Shares are Pre-IPO?

Pre-IPO shares means which are planning for an IPO in near future. However, all the shares which are traded on the platform are not Pre-IPO Shares.

The investors should not be worried even if the unlisted shares has no plans for IPO, because if the company’s business is going good then demand will always be there in the unlisted space, so even if the IPO does not come, the investors can easily liquidate their Unlisted Shares in the unlisted market itself.

Does SEBI Regulate Unlisted Market?

Rules and regulations of SEBI are applicable in the Unlisted space like lock-in period of 6 months, paying of Stamp Duty, and DP Charges for every transaction etc. However, to become an unlisted broker there is no such regulation by SEBI as of yet.

How to Track Daily News of Unlisted Shares?

For tracking news and other information about Unlisted Shares, one can visit our website wherein we post news and other information on daily basis , one can also join our telegram channel and also download of android application from Google Playstore.

What is Stamp duty?

Stamp duty is the compulsory tax which clients need to pay whenever they sell any unlisted shares in India via OTC (Over the Counter) transactions. If you do not pay stamp duty and simply transfer the unlisted shares then your DP(Depository Participant) will reject the transfer of unlisted shares. So, remember to pay stamp duty before transfer.

How much is the Stamp duty I need to pay?

If the client is selling shares worth Rs. 1,00,000 then he/she needs to pay Rs. 15 as Stamp Duty.

How to Calculate Stamp duty?

NSDL and CDSL are the two depositories which helps in transferring unlisted shares from one client to other via demat mode. One can use below mentioned CDSL calculator to calculate the total Stamp duty to be paid by seller. Remember, it does not matter whether you transfer unlisted shares via NSDL to CDSL, the stamp duty remains same.

How is unlisted share stamp duty is calculated?
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  1. Select “Other Transactions”.
  2. Type ISIN number of your unlisted shares.
  3. This number is available in the holding statement of your demat account.
  4. Type the “Consideration/Invocation Amount” Consideration Amount = (No. Of Shares * Share Price)

Suppose, you are selling 100 unlisted shares of CSK at Rs. 150 per share. So, consideration amount would be 15000.

5. Click on “Calculate” to know the stamp duty client needs to pay.

How do I pay CDSL Stamp Duty?

Stamp duty calculated in the above step will be paid via Net Banking in

case of CDSL.


  1. Add CDSL’s stamp duty account as a Beneficiary in your Bank’s online or Net-banking portal.

Now question is, what is CDSL’s beneficiary account which I need to add in the net-banking.

How will you add beneficiary in Net-banking?

Name = Central Depository Services (India) Limited

Account Number = XXXXXXXXXXX

Bank Name = ICICI Bank

Branch = Nariman Point, Mumbai

IFSC Code = ICIC0000104

In the above process, only Account number is not yet known.

What is Account Number?

The account number that you will add will be created depending upon type of users.

Type of User

CDSL Account Number


BO-Beneficiary Owner

CDSD followed by the sixteen digit BO ID Transactions (i.e. Demat Account)



CDSDDP followed by the last five digits of your eight digit DP ID



CDSDIS followed by the Issuer ID if Issuer ID is less than five digits than mention the same



CDSDAMC followed by the AMC ID if Issuer ID is lessthan five digits than mention the same


For normal user, the first option can be used to know the bank account.

Suppose you are transferring unlisted shares by CDSL easiest method or via offline DIS Slip than type of user would be BO-Beneficiary Owner.

Once you add the above beneficiary, it will take somewhere between 30 minutes to 4 hrs depending upon bank to add this beneficiary.

Once the beneficiary is added, simply by using NEFT/RTGS/IMPS one can pay the required stamp duty.

Please Note:

Cheque, Demand draft and Pay orders will not be accepted for stamp duty account.

How do I pay NDSL Stamp Duty?

In case of NSDL, just click the below link.

1. Select Type of Security 2. Quantity
3. Price
4. Consideration

5. Stay Duty and Estimated Stamp duty will be calculated automatically. Click on “Pay Stamp Duty”

You will be redirected to another window,
1. Fill your DP Name

2. Client ID
3. Mobile Number registered with Demat 4. Email ID
5. Fill Stamp Duty to pay

Then click on “Make Payment”. After that you can pay by Net-Baking or UPI directly without adding beneficiary as in case of CDSL.

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