How much Loan can I get on my Salary in India?

Home loan eligibility is 60 times net monthly salary with wife/parent as co-applicant. Credit card balance deducted. Bank gives 90% of home white money cost.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  13 May, 19


The answer to how much loan can I get from bank is to multiply your net salary by 60 to reach at the maximum home loan amount that you can get.

This is applicable to any public sector bank like SBI, PNB or a private sector bank like ICICI, HDFC.

Calculate Home loan Eligibility – Salary Professional

Banks can finance home loan for salaried professional up-to 60 times monthly NET pay and can sometimes vary based on your personal credit history rating.

Example Scenario:

  1. Monthly in-hand (take home or net pay) salary: INR 50k.
  2. Looking for a home loan of 30 lakhs. Real Estate property cost: 40 lakh.
  3. Gross monthly income might be much more than INR 50,000 per month. Bank only considers your in-hand salary. Calculate your in-hand salary.
  4. You don’t have any other loan like car or personal on your name. You do have 1 credit card with credit limit of INR 10k.
  5. Bank rule: Eligible to get 60 times your monthly NET pay as loan.

All sounds good if you ask “How much can I qualify for“. Bank’s answer is “you are pre-approved for 30 lakhs of loan“. Don’t get excited about ‘how much loan will I get approved for‘ as the answer is a bit tricky.


The bank will evaluate your loan eligibility once again once you apply and pay processing fees. This time, the total eligibility will be much less than 60 times net pay.

How Bank Calculates ‘NET Salary’ for Loan

Assuming bank played no tricks and your credit score is ‘Good or excellent‘, it is definitely your salary component that’s reducing your over-all loan pre-approved amount.

A standard pay slip (one month) in our example:

Basic Salary15,000Provident Fund1,800
Conveyance Allowance800Income Tax1250
Medical Allowance1,250
Special Allowance25,000
NET pay50,000 (53,050 – 3,050)

Related: How to deal with Margin money in under construction property home loans

The components in RED (LTA and Medical) are not considered part of your in-hand income by most banks (like SBI) specifically for housing loan.

The result is your decreased qualification as shown here:

Net pay as per salary slip :50,000
– LTA amount3,500
– Medical Allowance1,250
New Net Pay45,250
Now, calculate your NEW eligibility = 27,15,000 (45250 * 60)
Which is lower than earlier eligibility by about 10% i.e. 2,85,000.

If you had planned your finances keeping in mind that you would get a loan of 30 lakhs by bank and manage other money yourself, you now would need to pool in 2,85,000 more.

How much Loan can I get approved for?

The final approved or sanctioned amount would be lesser if you have multiple credit cards, rental expense, car or personal loan reported on your credit history report:

  1. Credit card minimum balances:If you shop around using credit cards, the total of ‘minimum payment‘ each month on all cards is REQUIRED to be deducted from your NET pay to reach the loan eligibility.This is generally 10% of your total credit limit. In our example, this comes out to be INR 1,000 per month.Now, reduce your NET pay (45,250) by another 1k to reach at 44,250.
  2. Car Loan/Personal Loan/ Gold loan:If you have an existing loan, do deduct the monthly EMI amount from your net pay.In our case, we have assumed to have none. If you do have one, deduct the monthly EMI from the Net Pay calculated in above point.
  3. Home rent:If you are trying to take home loan for an ‘under construction‘ property, the bank will reduce the loan eligibility amount by the rent you pay monthly.We have assumed to be buying ready to move in home and hence no more deductions.

At this point, you should have the NET pay (44,250) that bank will consider for finding your maximum loan qualification.

To answer your question: ‘How much loan will i get approved for’, simply multiply 44,250 by 60.

How much Car loan can I get?

The loan eligibility calculator is with you, if you have read the above information. Simply multiply the net pay and you reach a maximum amount.

I hope you would have understood the concept. I would urge you to keep these calculations in mind and do not blindly believe what bank sales executive commits, as he is more interested in bringing a client to bank.

You will get to know these details only when you would have actually paid the non-refundable processing fees of the bank. You would have no option but to go on with it and find out other ways of financing the deficit amount.

Comments, suggestions and queries are most welcome.


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  241 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. Saikiran
    Saikiran 13 May, 19 at 11:14 am

    Hi Anil,
    My takehome salary is 1.2L per month after all deductions. No other loans yet. I am looking to buy 1.15cr home. Will there be any issues if i apply for loan.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 May, 19 at 4:34 pm

      It depends on how much loan you are looking to apply for and how much you are paying as down payment.

  2. Madhusri Mani
    Madhusri Mani 20 Feb, 19 at 5:48 am

    Hi Anil,

    My husband’s gross salary is 50k per month, we wish to buy a house. And we don’t have any other collaterals…..
    How much loan we will get????

    Thank you.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 8:29 am

      You can expect to get about 30 Lakhs of Home loan.