SBI PPF Calculator : Check Returns & Maturity of SBI Public Provident Fund

SBI Bank PPF Calculator for Investments. Current PPF Rate is 7.1%, w.e.f 1 st April 2020. Lock-in 15 Years. Calculate how much your PPF contribution would have grown to, using this calculator.

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SBI PPF Calculator

PPF vs Mutual Funds

The minimum amount of investment is Rs 500 and maximum of Rs 1,50,000. Though PPF offers guaranteed returns, it isn't advised to invest entire amount in this. This investment comes with a 15-year lock-in period.

Instrument Returns Total Corpus Annualised %
PPF 7.1%
ELSS Mutual Funds 11.25%
Tax Saving FD 70% 5.3%

PPF Calculator

Please enter amount between 500 and 1,50,000
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What is the Public Provident Fund (PPF)?

Public Provident Fund (PPF) is a long-term investment saving scheme that offers several benefits to investors like Government-backed returns, benefits under the Income Tax Act, loan facility, partial premature withdrawal, etc. Investors use it to build their retirement corpus by contributing a fixed amount every month or in lump-sum.

PPF works on an Exempt-Exempt-Exempt (EEE) tax-saving model. The contribution made by the investors is allowed as a tax deduction under section 80C of the Income Tax Act. Furthermore, the interest earned and the maturity proceeds are also exempt from tax at the time of withdrawal.

Opening a PPF account is easy and account opening facility is provided by nationalized banks, post offices, few private banks, and its branches

PPF saving scheme has a mandatory lock-in period of 15 years and the account cannot be closed during this time. However, partial withdrawals are allowed from the 4th year subject to certain conditions. An investor must ensure the KYC is completed by submitting documents required for identity proof such as aadhar card, PAN card etc

SBI PPF interest rate 2020

The PPF account interest is paid on the amount standing in the investor’s account. The PPF rate of interest is reviewed by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India every quarter and over the past several years the return has been witnessing a downtrend.

Below is a table summarizing the PPF rate of returns history:

Year Time Period Return (per annum)
2020-2021 April 2020 - June 2020 7.1%
2019-2020 January 2020 - March 2020 7.9%
2019-2020 October 2019 - December 2019 7.9%
2019-2020 July 2019 - September 2019 7.9%
2019-2020 April 2019 - June 2019 8.0%
2018-2019 January 2019 - March 2019 8.0%
2018-2019 October 2018 - December 2018 8.0%
2018-2019 July 2018 - September 2018 8.0%
2018-2019 April 2018 - June 2018 7.6%
2017-2018 January 2018 - March 2018 7.6%
2017-2018 October 2017 - December 2017 7.8%
2017-2018 July 2017 - September 2017 7.8%
2017-2018 April 2017 - June 2017 7.9%
2016-2017 October 2016 - March 2017 8.0%
2016-2017 April 2016 - September 2016 8.1%
2015-2016 April 2015 - March 2016 8.70%
2014-2015 April 2014 - March 2015 8.70%
2013-2014 April 2013 - March 2014 8.70%
2012-2013 April 2012 - March 2013 8.80%

How to use SBI PPF Calculator?

Our SBI PPF account calculator is an online tool that provides an estimate of interest earned, maturity value for a given amount invested and investment period. An estimation of the total corpus created at the end of the investment period helps you know whether the investment option chosen matched with your financial goal or not.

Steps to use the online SBI PPF returns calculator:

  • Visit our website.
  • Enter the amount to be invested.
  • Enter the period of investment.
  • Once the above details are entered, the SBI PPF returns calculator will provide you the total corpus created at the end of the investment period.


Mr. Arun wants to estimate the maturity amount for his yearly investment of Rs 25,000 for 15 years

He can quickly get an estimate by using our SBI PPF calculator 2020. The estimated maturity amount is Rs 733,107 and wealth gained is Rs 3,58,107

SBI PPF Investment Schedule

Below is the PPF schedule that an SBI PPF account plan calculator shows of opening balance, amount deposited, interest earned and closing balance if you invest Rs. 1,50,000 yearly for 15 years (assuming interest rate to be 7.9%)

Year Opening Balance (Rs) Amount deposited (Rs) Interest earned (Rs) Closing balance (Rs)
0 0 1,50,000 11,850 1,61,850
1 1,61,850 1,50,000 24,636 3,36,486
2 3,36,486 1,50,000 38,432 5,24,919
3 5,24,919 1,50,000 53,319 7,28,327
4 7,28,327 1,50,000 69,381 9,47,618
5 9,47,618 1,50,000 86,711 11,84,329
6 11,84,329 1,50,000 1,05,412 14,39,741
7 14,39,741 1,50,000 1,25,590 17,15,331
8 17,15,331 1,50,000 1,47,361 20,12,692
9 20,12,692 1,50,000 1,70,852 23,33,545
10 23,33,545 1,50,000 1,96,200 26,79,745
11 26,79,745 1,50,000 2,23,549 30,53,295
12 30,53,295 1,50,000 2,53,060 34,56,355
13 34,56,355 1,50,000 2,84,902 38,91,257
14 38,91,257 1,50,000 3,19,259 43,60,516

How the SBI PPF calculator helps you?

As per PPF rules, the investors can make an investment of a minimum Rs. 500 and up to a maximum of Rs. 1,50,000 in a year and claim the tax benefits for the same.

The investment can be made either monthly or in a lump sum. SBI PPF calculator helps you to estimate the returns according to the amount invested by you and the lock-in period selected by you. Accordingly

Below are a few benefits of the SBI PPF calculator:

  • Enables you to evaluate various cases with the change in investment amount.
  • Shows you the total invested amount according to the tenure.
  • It shows you the total interest earned after maturity.
  • Displays the total amount you will receive after the account matures.

What are the alternatives to PPF?

An investor must analyze the alternatives to the PPF scheme and choose the option that suits his investment goals. The investment goals which can be either long term like 15 years or short term say 5 years for a given lock-in period and returns expected

There are few alternative investment options like tax saving Bank FD, recurring deposits, ULIP, NSC, NPS, senior citizens savings schemes

Below is a comparison of all investment options.

Scheme Plan Lock-in period Interest Rate Tax Implication
Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) 3 years 12% annually (historical). Subject to market movements Principal amount- 80C deduction Interest- 10% LTCG Dividend- 10% DDT
National Savings Certificate (NSC) 5 years 6.8 % p.a. (Compounded Annually) Deduction on a deposit made up to Rs 1.5 lakh Interest- Taxable at income tax slab rates subject to annuity
Unit Linked Insurance Plan (ULIP) 5 years Subject to ULIP fund performance in the market Principal amount- 80C deduction Interest-Tax-free
National Pension Scheme (NPS) 3 years 12% - 14%, depends on the type of scheme Principal amount- 80C deduction Interest-Tax-free
Tax Saving Bank FD 5 years Average FD Rates are 6.7%, FD rates differs bank to bank Principal amount- 80C deduction Interest- Taxable
Recurring Deposits 6 months to 10 years Average Deposit rates are 7%, Deposit rates differ bank to bank Interest Earned taxable at applicable income tax slabs
Senior Citizens Savings Schemes (SCSS) 5 years Low 7.40%

Should you invest in a Public Provident Fund or Fixed Deposits?

Both the investment options differ substantially, and has their own set of benefits and features

  1. The lock-in period is 15 years. Bank FD tenure ranges from 12 to 60 months. Bank FD provides a flexibility to choose the investment period.
  2. The PPF interest rate is set by the Government and Bank FD rates are set by the individual bank or NBFC. Bank FD rates is different for a regular investor and a senior citizen investor
  3. Average FD interest rate can be up to 7% depending on the bank, tenure and regular investor v/s senior investor.

When it comes to flexibility, FD interest rate, lock-in period, fixed deposit provides a better investment option. However, that depends on the investment goal, financial objective and investor’s preference

Frequently Asked Questions

how to check PPF balance online?


To check your EPF balance, the account holder must have an internet or mobile banking activated for your saving account. The account holder can view the EPF balance by simply logging into your saving account.

What is an SBI PPF Calculator?


SBI PPF calculator is an online tool that helps you in estimating the returns on the basis of the minimum amount invested. It shows the total investment made, interest earned and the maturity amount at the end of the maturity period. You need to submit the documents required for your address proof and identity proof like aadhar card, PAN card etc

Does the PPF account provide tax benefits?


PPF scheme falls under the EEE (Exempt, Exempt, Exempt) tax exemption category. This means a contribution made is allowed as a tax deduction under section 80C of the Income Tax Act. The interest earned thereon is exempt under section 10(11) of the Act. You can use Scripbox's Income Tax Calculator to estimate your total taxable income after claiming tax exemption of PPF investment

Can i avail of loans against PPF?


Investors can avail loans against PPF accounts between the 3rd and 6th financial years from the date the account was started. Partial PPF withdrawal is allowed subject to certain conditions.

How much will i get in PPF after 15 years?


It depends on the amount invested by you, period of investment and the rate of interest. SBI PPF calculator will help you evaluate various options and display the results with various investment options.

Can i close my SBI PPF Account before PPF maturity?


SBI PPF account comes with a mandatory lock-in period of 15 years. Partial PPF withdrawal is allowed subject to certain conditions but closing the account completely is not allowed before the completion of maturity period.

Is it mandatory to invest in a PPF account every year?


It is a long-term investment option which helps the investors to maintain a retirement corpus and also provides tax benefits under section 80C of the Income Tax Act. However, it is not mandatory to make investments in PPF scheme

How can i get maximum PPF benefits?


You can make an investment in the PPF account either monthly or a lump sum amount. In order to claim the full interest and high PPF maturity, it is required to make the investment before 5th of the month

Is sukanya samriddhi yojana similar to PPF Scheme?


PPF scheme and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, both are government investment schemes meant for long-term investments. Both schemes have similarity w.r.t. Long term options, tax exemptions and backed by the Government. There is a basic difference between both schemes. SSY is meant for securing your girl child’s future and PPF is meant to build your retirement corpus

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