Find below the historical returns for PPF (Public Provident Fund) since 1-April-1986.

Fyi, for the current financial year 2013-14 the interest rate of PPF has been lowered compared to previous financial year 2012-13 from 8.80 per cent to 8.70 per cent with effect from April 1, 2013.

YearsInterest Rate
01.Apr.1986 to 14.Jan.200012%
15.Jan.2000 to 28.Feb.200111%
01.Mar.2001 to 28.Feb.20029.50%
01.Mar.2002 to 28.Feb.20039.0%
01.Mar.2003 to 30.Nov.20118.0%
01.Dec.2011 to 31.Mar.20128.60%
01.Apr.2012 to 31.Mar.20138.80%
01.Apr.2013 onward8.70%

PPF historical interest rate since 1-April-1986

One thought on “PPF historical interest rate since 1-April-1986

  • June 26, 2014 at 6:23 PM


    Can you please reply on mail if 70,ooo was the max lmit for saving in PPF back when it started in 1986. Or was it revised to 70,000 from an even smaller amount as it was recently from 70,000 to 1 (One) lakh.
    Kindly reply on mail. Thanks



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