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NOTE: There is no consensus on extended trading hours. Stock exchanges will now revert to Sebi after any consensus is reached with brokers.


Nse and BSE Exchanges have been lobbying with Sebi to extend trading hours for the last few years. Recently SEBI came up with a circular approving extended trading in the derivatives segment for both the Indian leading exchange NSE & BSE. This will certainly have lot of impact in different ways. The SEBI has permitted to extend equity derivatives trading till 11.55 pm. The Main objective of the change is to attract investors trading in Indian products in overseas exchanges like SGX and Dubai. US-based investors are particularly active after 8 pm IST. As per the new rules now the market will be open for trading till 11:55 pm. The Market will Trade for nearly seven hours more than the current time allotted for trading.

The Existing timings for both the equity cash and derivatives segments for normal public are 9.15 am to 3.30 p.m. This will now changed to 09:15 to 11:55 pm. with a small break for 90 minutes
Longer trading hours will mean more trading. this is good news for the stock exchanges . The volume of trading will rise almost in proportion to the increase of hours. That would be a windfall for the stock exchanges. This will also help our domestic investors as they will be take the opportunity to benefit from the news flow that comes after the present market hours.

There are lot of buyers and sellers during regular hours. During the late night hours of trading there may be less trading volume for the stock, and it may be harder to buy or sell. Also the market is more likely to experience severe price fluctuations in after-hours trading than trading during regular hours.

These extended timings will be implemented from October 1, 2018 the date set for integration of commodities and equity exchanges.( NSE & BSE ).

Global markets are already following extended (Longer) trading hours. Some leading brokers believe that due extended to hours in Indian stock market will able to stand with international market.

The Market will be divided in to Two Sessions with a Break between them.

The First Session: 09:15 a.m to 03:30 p.m

The exchange would allow trading to continue from the previous day’s second (evening) session. So trades don't need to settle trades in the night. Trade modification will be allowed on all outstanding orders till 4:00 p.m.

The Second Session : 5:00 p.m. to 11:55 p.m

It would extend from 5:00 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. The second session will start with fresh orders.

Break : 03:30 till 05:00 pm.

Market will close for a break from 03:30 till 05:00 pm.

Advantage and Disadvantage of extended trading timings.

Advantage of extended Trading hours.

The main advantage of longer trading hours to Indian Investor that They can able to hedge with all global market like SGX Nifty Nikki, Hang Sang , Dowjones, Nasdaq. Some time Nifty open in the morning with huge gap v/s huge down so some small Investor bearing huge loss, So due to extended time till 11.55 p.m. it will not happen.

Disadvantage of extended Trading hours

All Indian exchanges and All leading brokers have to bear heavy expenses like double Shift of Staff, Internet expenses & electrical consumption and many other expenses will increase. Investor and Intraday traders has to seat very long time in the front of computer which would severely caused human fatigue.


  • NSE, BSE & MCX timings 9.15 to 11:55 PM
  • New timings implemented from October 1 , 2018
  • Market will take a Break for 90 mins from 03:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
  • You have to Square off your Intraday Open Positions before 03:30
  • Fresh Positions will be intiated after market opens again for day trading at 05:00 pm
  • No Need to Cover your Intraday Open Postions at 11:55 pm at market close, do it next day.

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