Stock Market Timings in India

The Trader or Investor needs to know at what time they can trade in the stock Market in India i.e. in major stock exchange NSE or BSE.

The overall stock market operating time in India can be demonstrated by the following table:

S. No. NameTime 
1.Pre-opening session9.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.
2.Normal session9.15 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
3.Closing session3.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

However we can have a detailed analysis for the stock market timing, which is explained below :

  • Pre-opening Timing

Pre-opening timing is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Orders to purchase or sell any securities can be placed during this time. Pre-opening timing further classified into three parts:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:08 a.m. 

During this stock market opening time in India, orders for any transaction can be placed.

  • 9.08 a.m. – 9.12 a.m.

This segment of Indian share market timing is responsible for price determination of security. Price matching order is done by corresponding demand and supply prices  Determination of final prices at which trading will begin during normal Indian stock market timing is done through multilateral order matching system.

9.12 a.m. – 9.15 a.m. 

This time acts as a transition period between pre-opening and normal Indian share market timing. No additional orders for transactions can be placed during this time.

  • Normal Session 

This is the primary Indian share market timing lasting from 9.15 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

  • Post-closing Session 

Stock market closing time in India is marked at 3.30 p.m. No exchange takes place after this period. However, the determination of closing price is done during this time, which has a significant effect on the following day’s opening security price.

Stock market closing time in India

  • 3.30 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.

The closing price is calculated using a weighted average of prices at securities trading from 3 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. in a stock exchange.

  • 3.40 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

This period is post stock market closing time.

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