By: rapidtips On: October 22, 2019 In: Intraday Trading Comments: 0

India has two major stock exchanges, BSE – Bombay Stock Exchange and NSE-National Stock Exchange and the timing of both exchanges are same. Every traders, investors and anyone deals with the stock trading should have knowledge about the stock market timings. In this Blog, you will get A to Z details about the Stock Market Timing in India.

First of all, the stock market remains closed on every weekend. Both stock exchanges (BSE & NSE) don’t work on Saturday and Sunday, and also they remain closed on national holidays.

  • Trading time of equity market – 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Opening time for commodity market (MCX) – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • For Agri-community market (NCDEX) – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Stock Market Timings in Details

The Stock market timings in India are divided in to three sessions.

  1. Pre-Open Session
  2. Normal session
  3. Post-Closing session

Now, Here Rapid Tips discuss in detail about all the sessions to understand their importance in the stock market timings in India.

#1 Pre-Open Session:

  • The Main purpose behind Pre-Open session is to reduce volatility during the normal opening session.
  • The timing of Pre-Open market is between 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
  • In this session, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:08 a.m., the orders can be placed and can be modified. After 9:08 a.m., new order shall not be taken until 9:15 a.m.
  • From 9:08 a.m. to 9:12 a.m., the placed orders are matched and traders are confirmed.
  • The period from 9:12 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. is buffer period. To ensure a smooth transition from Pre-Open session to normal trading session.
  • Also, you can check the price difference of stock, during the Pre-Open session from website of NSE India.

#2 Normal Session:

  • This is the actual trading session, starts from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • In this session, Investors and traders can buy and sell the shares. When the buying price of the stock is matched with the selling price, the transaction is executed.
  • This type of transaction is called as a bilateral matching transaction, which are take place as per price and time priority.
  • The normal trading session does not have lunch or tea break.
  • The closing time of this session is 3:30 p.m.

#3 Post-Closing Session:

  • The timing of Post-Closing session is from 3:40 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • In this session, you can place buy or sell order at the closing price of stock, only if buyers/sellers are available, then your trade will be confirmed.
  • The pre and post sessions are only for the cash market.

All three sessions are the main timings for the stock market timings of stock exchange in India. In India, a special trading session is held by the NSE and Trading in both the market take place on all days of week, except Saturday, Sunday and National holidays.

Let us have look at the list of World Stock Market Timings as per India Time.

Stock Exchange

Country Opening Time (as per IST ) Closing Time ( as per IST )
Japan Exchange Group Japan 5:30 AM 11:30 AM
Australian Securities Exchange Australia 5:30 AM 11:30 AM
Korea Exchange South Korea 5:30 AM 11:30 AM
Taiwan Stock Exchange Taiwan 6:30 AM 11:00 AM
Hong Kong Stock Exchange Hong Kong 6:45 AM 1:30 PM
Shanghai Stock Exchange China 7:00 AM 12:30 PM
Shenzhen Stock Exchange China 7:00 AM 12:30 PM
Deutsche Borse Germany 12:30 PM 2:30 AM
JSE Limited South Africa 12:30 PM 8:30 PM
Euronext European Union 12:30 PM 9:00 PM
SIX Swiss Exchange Switzerland 1:30 PM 10:00 PM
BME Spanish Exchange Spain 1:30 PM 10:00 PM
London Stock Exchange UK and Italy 1:30 PM 10:00 PM
BM&F Bovespa Brazil 6:30 PM 1:30 AM
New York Stock Exchange USA 7:00 PM 1:30 AM
NASDQ USA 7:00 PM 1:30 AM
TMX Group Canada 8:00 PM 2:30 AM

BSE and NSE Holidays in 2019 and 2020

This section of the blog has the list of dates on which trading in BSE and NSE will not be carried out.

List of Trading Holidays in 2019

Holidays

Date Day

Mahashivratri

March 04, 2019

Monday

Holi

March 21, 2019

Thursday

MahavirJayanti

April 17, 2019 Wednesday

Good Friday

April 19, 2019

Friday

General Elections (LokSabha) April 29, 2019

Monday

Maharashtra day

May 01, 2019 Wednesday
Id-UL-Fitr (Ramzan Eid) June 05, 2019

Wednesday

Bakri Eid

August 12, 2019 Monday
Independence Day August 15, 2019

Thursday

Ganesh Chaturthi

September 02, 2019 Monday
Muharram September 10, 2019

Tuesday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

October 02, 2019 Wednesday
Dussehra October 08, 2019

Tuesday

Assembly Election in Maharashtra

October 21, 2019 Monday
Diwali Balipratipada October 28, 2019

Monday

GurunanakJayanti

November 12, 2019 Tuesday
Christmas December 25, 2019

Wednesday

List of Trading Holidays in 2020

Holidays

Date Day
Mahashivratri February 21, 2020

Friday

Holi

March 09, 2020 Monday
Ram Navami April 02, 2020

Thursday

MahavirJayanti

April 06, 2020 Monday
Good Friday April 10, 2020

Friday

Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14, 2020

Tuesday

Maharashtra day

May 01, 2020 Friday
Bakri Eid July 31, 2020

Friday

Ganesh Chaturthi

August 20, 2020 Thursday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti October 02, 2020

Wednesday

Diwali (Bali pratipada)

November 16, 2020 Monday
Christmas December 25, 2020

Friday