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India Post Office FD Calculator

India Post Office Fixed Deposit Calculator 2020

Last Updated 25th Nov 2020

RBI keeps Repo Rate unchanged at 4%

India Post Office FDs have tenures ranging from 3 years 1 day to 5 years with maximum rate of interest of 6.70%. Interest rates for senior citizens are higher than the normal rates and ranges upto 6.70%.

Tenure Rates Maturity Amount for ₹ 1 Lakh
1 year 1 day to 2 years 5.50% to 5.50% ₹ 1,05,630 - ₹ 1,11,544
2 years 1 day to 3 years 5.50% to 5.50% ₹ 1,11,561 - ₹ 1,17,807
3 years 1 day to 5 years 6.70% to 6.70% ₹ 1,22,081 - ₹ 1,39,407
7 days to 1 year 5.50% to 5.50% ₹ 1,00,105 - ₹ 1,05,614
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India Post Office Fixed Deposit Calculator

India Post Office fixed deposit calculator helps you to calculate maturity value of your deposited amount at the interest rate offered compounded at quarterly. The amount of fixed deposits, interest rates on FD, deposit tenure and compounding frequency of interest together determine the maturity amount of the FD at the end of the tenure.

  • Deposit amount – This is the initial amount deposited by a customer in India Post Office. Bank may allow higher interest rate on larger deposits. India Post Office offers deposit amount in the range of 1,000 to No Limit.
  • Rate of Interest - Interest rate is the rate charged by the bank on your fixed deposit. India Post Office offers a higher rate of interest on fixed deposits of longer tenure and lower interest rate on deposits of less than a year. Highest interest rate offered by India Post Office is 6.70% for deposit amount corresponding to a deposit tenure of 3 years 1 day to 5 years.
  • Period of deposit - Bank offers low interest rate for short tenure FDs and higher interest rate for long tenure FDs. Bank offers a rate of 5.50% for a 3 years 1 day FD and a rate of 6.70% for a 5 years FD.
  • Interest Compounding Frequency - This determines the frequency at which interest is compounded. Compounding frequency can be monthly, quarterly, half yearly or annual frequency.
  • TDS applicability and TDS rate
    • Illustration: Mr. A opens a FD account of ₹ 1,00,000 with a tenure of 7 days at an interest rate of 5.50%. In this case, the maturity amount at the end of 7 days will be ₹ 1,00,671 which includes the principal of ₹ 1,00,000 and interest of ₹ 671 is earned on the principal amount during the period. Similarly, you can calculate the interest and maturity amount for higher tenures by using FD calculators.

      India Post Office calculates quarterly interest on its fixed deposits. You can also opt for tax saving scheme to save tax on fixed deposit.

India Post Office Fixed Deposit Interest Calculator – Interest Payment Options

  • In a periodic interest payout option, India Post Office would transfer the interest earned at each interval (say, quarterly) to your bank account. The interest would remain the same across the life of the deposit. On maturity, unless the deposit is renewed, would transfer the principal amount to your bank account.
  • In case you opt for a India Post Office cumulative deposit, on maturity you would get a credit for the principal and interest earned net of TDS.
  • Calculate the FD maturity amount using the FD calculator.

FD Maturity Calculator

The interest earned on a fixed deposit in India Post Office depends on the deposit amount, interest applicable, deposit tenure and the type of interest calculation frequency. Interest on India Post Office FD can be calculated monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annually. The interest rates for senior citizens are higher than normal rates of India Post Office FD.

Suppose if you make an investment of ₹ 1,00,000 in India Post Office FD for a 5-year tenure at an interest rate of % for depositors below 60 years and % for senior citizens. The maturity amount for this deposit amount is ₹ 1,00,000 and the total interest earned is ₹ 0 for below 60 years age citizens. However, the interest earned for senior citizens is ₹ 0 which is higher. The maturity schedule of India Post Office FD for 5 years is explained below in the table –

Maturity Schedule for ₹ 1,00,000 FD at % for Citizens below 60 years and at % for Senior Citizens for 5 years

Year Citizens below 60 Years of Age Senior Citizens above 60 Years
Interest Earned Closing Balance Interest Earned Closing Balance
2020 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000
2021 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000
2022 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000
2023 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000
2024 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000
2025 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,00,000

India Post Office FD Calculator Formula

Along with online FD Calculator, you can use the formula to do the mathematical calculation of the maturity amount and interest earned on India Post Office FD.

A = P (1 + r/n) ^ n*t
In the above formula –

  • A - Amount received on maturity
  • P – Deposit amount
  • r - Annual interest rate
  • n - Number of times the interest is compounded
  • t is Investment tenure

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FAQs

What is the highest interest earned on India Post Office fixed deposit?

You can earn a maximum interest of 6.70% on India Post Office fixed deposit.

How is India Post Office FD interest calculated?

The formula to calculate interest on India Post Office FD is
A = P(1+r/n)^nt
Here: A = Maturity amount
P = Invested amount
r = Interest rate as decimal
n = number of times interest is compunded
t = tenure of deposit
However, you can use online FD calculator to estimate the value of interest earned on the deposited amount.

How many years FD will double in India Post Office?

The growth of India Post Office FD depends on the rate of interest and tenure. There is a method called Rule 72, which computes the number of years it will take to double one’s amount invested in India Post Office FD. Now to apply the rule, one needs the rate of interest we get on FD. Let’s say the interest offered on FD is 6.95%. Now applying the rule, just divide the number 72 by the rate of interest. So 72/6.95 = 10.36. So it will take a little more than 14 years for one’s investment to get doubled in India Post Office.

What are the minimum and maximum amounts that I can invest in an India Post Office FD?

The minimum investment limit in India Post Office Fixed deposit account is ₹ 1,000 and there is no maximum investment limit on FD.


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