trading time for the equity markets is from 9:15 am to 03:30 pm,
Monday to Friday. The Stock Markets remain closed on weekends
i.e. Saturday and Sunday.
There are no breaks in the Indian stock market timings.
There are four sessions in the Indian stock markets and each session has a particular timing assigned to it. These sessions are:
Normal session or the Continuous session
Closing Price calculation
1. Pre-opening session
The timings of this session are between 09:00 a.m. to 09:15 a.m.
The session timings are further distributed among three sub-sessions:
09:00 a.m. to 09:08 a.m.
You may place an order to either buy or sell stocks in this session.
These orders can also be modified or canceled during this period.
09:08 a.m. to 09:12 a.m.
Order matching and the Opening Price calculation for the normal session is done during this session.
Stock orders cannot be placed or modified during this session
09:12 a.m. to 09:15 a.m.
This session acts as a medium smooth transition between the pre-opening session to the normal session.
2. Normal session or the Continuous session
The Session Timings are from 09:15 a.m. to 03:30 p.m.
This is the session where you can trade your stocks.
This session follows the bilateral matching system. Which means whenever the buying price of a share is equal to the selling price share, then the transaction is completed. Here transactions take place as per price and time priority.
3. Closing Price calculation
The closing price calculation starts at 03:30 p.m. and ends at 03:40 p.m.
The closing price of a stock is the weighted average of the prices between 03:00 p.m. to 03:30 p.m.
For the indices, the closing price is calculated by taking the last half an hour weighted average closing prices of the constituents of the index.
4. Post-closing session
The Post-closing session starts at 03:40 p.m. and ends at 04:00 p.m.
Orders can be placed to buy or sell stocks during this session at the closing price. Trade will be confirmed at the closing price if buyers or sellers are available.
Muhurat Trading – Stock Market Timings in India
The stock markets remain closed during Diwali but NSE and BSE organize a one-hour trading session known as the ‘Muhurat Trading’ Session. As Diwali marks as the beginning of a new year in India, the session is also considered as the beginning of a new trading year.
The timings for the stock markets in India on day of Diwali will be announced by both NSE and BSE.