Top Equity Funds

Best Index Funds

These funds are based on an underlying index like Nifty, Nifty Midcap etc. Free from fund manager bias and best suited for a buy and hold approach.
Investment Style: PassiveMarket Aligned Returns: 18% - 20%
1Y return
Motilal Oswal Nifty Smallcap 250 Index Fund Direct Growth
Motilal Oswal Nifty Smallcap 250 Index Fund Direct Growth
62.25%
AUM ₹252 Cr Expense 0.31%
Motilal Oswal Nifty Midcap 150 Index Fund Direct Growth
Motilal Oswal Nifty Midcap 150 Index Fund Direct Growth
43.53%
AUM ₹448 Cr Expense 0.21%
DSP Equal Nifty 50 Fund Direct Growth
DSP Equal Nifty 50 Fund Direct Growth
31.77%
AUM ₹263 Cr Expense 0.4%
Motilal Oswal Nifty 500 Fund Direct Growth
Motilal Oswal Nifty 500 Fund Direct Growth
29.59%
AUM ₹252 Cr Expense 0.39%
UTI Nifty Next 50 Index Fund Direct Growth
UTI Nifty Next 50 Index Fund Direct Growth
27.68%
AUM ₹1494 Cr Expense 0.33%
DSP Nifty Next 50 Index Fund Direct Growth
DSP Nifty Next 50 Index Fund Direct Growth
27.63%
AUM ₹174 Cr Expense 0.3%
ICICI Prudential Nifty Next 50 Index Fund Direct Plan Growth
ICICI Prudential Nifty Next 50 Index Fund Direct Plan Growth
27.52%
AUM ₹1869 Cr Expense 0.3%
Axis Nifty 100 Index Fund Direct Growth
Axis Nifty 100 Index Fund Direct Growth
25.1%
AUM ₹652 Cr Expense 0.15%
UTI Nifty Index Fund-Growth Option- Direct
UTI Nifty Index Fund-Growth Option- Direct
24.71%
AUM ₹5841 Cr Expense 0.2%
ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Plan Direct Growth
ICICI Prudential Nifty Index Plan Direct Growth
24.67%
AUM ₹2438 Cr Expense 0.17%
Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan - Direct Plan - Growth Plan
Nippon India Index Fund - Nifty Plan - Direct Plan - Growth Plan
24.61%
AUM ₹428 Cr Expense 0.2%
DSP Nifty 50 Index Fund Direct Growth
DSP Nifty 50 Index Fund Direct Growth
24.56%
AUM ₹148 Cr Expense 0.22%
SBI Nifty Index Fund Direct Growth
SBI Nifty Index Fund Direct Growth
24.54%
AUM ₹1812 Cr Expense 0.17%
Tata Index Fund Nifty Direct Plan
Tata Index Fund Nifty Direct Plan
24.52%
AUM ₹223 Cr Expense 0.16%
IDFC Nifty Fund Direct Plan Growth
IDFC Nifty Fund Direct Plan Growth
24.42%
AUM ₹357 Cr Expense 0.17%
Franklin India Index Fund NSE Nifty Plan Direct Growth
Franklin India Index Fund NSE Nifty Plan Direct Growth
24.24%
AUM ₹457 Cr Expense 0.3%
IDBI Nifty Index Fund Direct Growth
IDBI Nifty Index Fund Direct Growth
23.76%
AUM ₹214 Cr Expense 0.27%
Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan - Direct Plan - Growth Plan
Nippon India Index Fund - Sensex Plan - Direct Plan - Growth Plan
22.55%
AUM ₹240 Cr Expense 0.15%
ICICI Prudential Sensex Index Fund Direct Growth
ICICI Prudential Sensex Index Fund Direct Growth
22.34%
AUM ₹451 Cr Expense 0.17%
Motilal Oswal Nifty Bank Index Fund Direct Growth
Motilal Oswal Nifty Bank Index Fund Direct Growth
16.81%
AUM ₹164 Cr Expense 0.38%
 

What are Index Funds?

An investor cannot directly invest in an index but can instead invest through a mutual fund called Index Funds. In other words, it is a passive way of investing in stock markets. Also known as index-tracked mutual funds, it tracks the benchmark index. All the stocks present in the index have some weightage in the portfolio of the fund. These funds are passively managed and operate at minimum cost offering potentially higher returns due to their lower fees.

Advantages of investing in best index mutual funds

Things to consider before investing in the best index funds

How to start investing online in the best index funds?

STEP 1
Download the INDmoney App
STEP 2
Create your profile
STEP 3
Select any best index fund from our catalogue
STEP 4
Choose between Starting a SIP or One time lumpsum
STEP 5
Complete the payment process

Outlook

An Index fund or exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a mutual fund designed to match, and not outdo, the performance and movement of its underlying indices such as Nifty or BSE Sensex. Best Index Funds are those that guarantee a performance identical to the index and have the lowest tracking error (the difference in the performance of the index and the fund). Top index funds provide excellent market exposure of risk and return to their investors and are considered ideal for investors.

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