Recurring deposit is one of the best savings scheme in India and almost everyone has done at least one RD account. But many people don’t know how the interest is accumulated in these accounts. They are simply happy with what agents have explained them. But you should know where your money is invested and how much you will get in future and based on what calculation you are earning interest on your invested money.

There are 2 types of interest rates applied on savings schemes. Normal interest and compound interest rate. For recurring deposit the interest rate is calculated based on compound interest rate formula.

**Also Read How to open a Recurring Deposit Account Online in SBI**

The annual compound interest formula is

Where,

- A = final amount
- P = principal amount (initial investment)
- r = annual nominal interest rate (as a decimal, not in percentage)
- n = number of times the interest is compounded per year
- t = number of years

Let’s say you have a recurring deposit account with monthly investment of Rs 2000/- . As per current interest rate 8.40% with a maturity of 5 years.

Now in case of compound interest (e.g. compounded quarterly), the amount deposited for 1st month with interest accumulated for 60 months (here tenure 5 years) on that will consider together as principle for next month. But from next month on wards the tenure will reduce by 1 month. So you will get a higher return than a normal direct interest rate investment.

**Also Read 6 Best low risk investment schemes from Post office**I found a very good example on this in detailed manner in onemint.com blog. An elaborate month wise data is provided there. You can check with your amount deposited every month and calculate yourself.

Very thanks for your reply. my question is how to calculate INTEREST RATE of recurring deposit compounded yearly, half yearly, quarterly or monthly.

In your blog only mention how to calculate INTEREST of recurring deposit WIT FORMULA.

Not how to calculate RATE OF INTEREST of recurring deposit.

Suppose I’m investing 2500 per month in recurring deposit account for 2 years with rate of interest 8% compounded quarterly. Now I have to find out MATURITY AMOUNT. For this i will use formula :

ACTUAL AMOUNT (MATURITY AMOUNT) = PRINCIPLE AMOUNT *( (1+RATE/100/4)^(4*2)-1)/(1-(1+RATE/100/4)^(-1/3))

ACTUAL AMOUNT (MATURITY AMOUNT) = PRINCIPLE AMOUNT *( (1+8/100/4)^(4*2)-1)/(1-(1+8/100/4)^(-1/3))

ACTUAL AMOUNT (MATURITY AMOUNT) = 65229/-

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Now I want to know the FORMULA OF HOW TO CALCULATE RATE OF INTEREST.

Suppose I’m investing 2500 per month in recurring deposit account interest compounded quarterly. My MATURITY AMOUNT IS 65229/-.

But i don’t know what INTEREST RATE I HAVE GOT. I want to find out INTEREST RATE . WHAT FORMULA SHOULD I USE TO FIND OUT RATE OF INTEREST

PLEASE REPLY.

Hi Ajay,

I think you can visit the below link and use the recurring deposit calculator created by an expert prof Mr. Pattabiraman Murari .

http://freefincal.com/annualized-yield-recurring-deposit-calculator/

good article to understand how recurring deposit work. really very appreciable job. can u give me the formula of calculating rate of interest of recurring deposit. please give me the formula. i want to know how to calculate interest rate of recurring deposit.

Hi ajay,

I think I have shared the same only. Kindly correct me if I am wrong and mention clearly which formula you are looking for here besides this?