Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB)

Investing in gold is now made easy through Sovereign Gold Bonds. SGBs are the perfect alternative to investing in physical gold. You can enjoy the capital gain benefit while also earning an interest of 2.50% p.a. Purchase your bonds digitally and enjoy an additional benefit of Rs.50/- discount per gram of gold.

Why Sovereign Gold Bonds?

  1. Eliminate various risks and inconveniences associated with physical gold, such as storage, risk of theft and purity issues.
  2. Enjoy capital appreciation linked to gold price movement.
  3. Additional benefit of 2.50% interest per annum paid in half yearly rest.
  4. Exemption from capital gain tax on redemption, if the bonds are held till maturity.
  5. Do away with making charges and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on investment.
  6. Tradable on stock exchanges from a date to be notified by the RBI. 


Issued by the Reserve Bank of India on behalf of the Government of India


Resident Individuals, HUFs, Trusts, Universities and Charitable Institutions are eligible to apply.


Multiples of gram(s) of gold with a basic unit of 1 gram


8 years with exit option from the 5th year onwards, on interest payment date

Minimum Investment

1 gram of gold

Maximum Investment (Per fiscal year)

Individual/HUF - 4 kg of gold

Trusts and similar entities - 20 kg of gold

Joint Holding

In case of joint holding, the investment limit of 4 kg will be applicable to the first applicant only.

Mode of Holding

Demat or paper form

Issue Price

Simple average of closing price of gold of 999 purity, published by the IBJAL, of the last 3 working days of the week preceding the subscription period

Redemption Price

The redemption price will be in Indian Rupees based on the simple average of closing price of gold of 999 purity, of the last 3 working days, as published by IBJAL.

Interest Rate

2.50% per annum payable semi-annually on the investment

Tax Treatment

Annual interest is taxable as per provisions of IT rules.

Capital Gain Tax is exempted if bonds are held till maturity.


Bonds will be tradable on stock exchanges from a date to be notified by RBI.


When can I apply for SGB?

The RBI announces the dates of SGB issues in tranches in advance. Whenever the issue is open, you can apply for and invest in SGBs.

The tranches will be open during the period as per the below table.


Period of Subscription

Date of issuance

Issue Price

(Rate per gram of gold)

Tranche Status

Offline rate

Online rate

Series I
June 19 to June 23, 2023
June 27, 2023
Rs 5926/-
Rs 5876/-
2. Series II September 11 to September 15, 2023 September 20, 2023 Rs.5,923/- Rs.5,873/- Open


How can I apply for SGB?

Applying online through our Internet Banking (SIBerNet) or Mobile Banking (SIB Mirror+) platforms will ensure a discount of Rs.50/- per gram of gold.

To invest on SIBerNet,
Log in to SIBerNet-->Investments-->Apply for Sovereign Gold Bond

To invest on SIB Mirror+,
Log in to SIB Mirror+-->Services & Requests-->Apply for Sovereign Gold Bond

You can also submit the SGB application form, along with a copy of your PAN and a cheque leaf, at any of our branches, to apply for Sovereign Gold Bond.

To find your nearest SIB branch, click here

To download the SGB application form, click here.

For a detailed FAQ on SGB, click here