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Incorporated in February 2000, Sharekhan is India's 3rd largest stock broker (after ICICI Direct and HDFC Securities). Sharekhan provides brokerage services through its online trading website and 1800 offices which includes branches & franchises in over 550 cities across India. Sharekhan has seen incredible growth over last 10+ years ... Know more about Sharekhan

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  • Which type of stockbroker Sharekhan is?

    Sharekhan is a Full Service Broker.

  • In which stock or commodity exchanges in India I can trade through Sharekhan?

    Sharekhan offers to trade at BSE, NSE, MCX.

  • How much Sharekhan charge for trading account opening?

    Sharekhan charges ₹0 (Free) to open a trading account.

  • What are Sharekhan annual maintenance charges (AMC) for a trading account?

    ₹0 (Free)

  • How much Sharekhan charge for Demat Account opening?

    ₹0 (Free)

  • How much is Sharekhan Demat Account Maintenance Charges (AMC)?

    ₹400 (Free for 1st year)

  • Is Demat account mandatory with a trading account at Sharekhan?

    Yes. Demat Account is mandatory when opening a trading account with Sharekhan.

  • What are the Sharekhan brokerage charges for equity delivery trading?


  • How much does Sharekhan charge for equity intraday trading (day trading of shares)?


  • What are the Sharekhan equity futures brokerage charges?


  • How much Sharekhan charges for equity options trading?

    ₹50 per lot

  • What are Sharekhan commodity future brokerage charges?


  • What are Sharekhan commodity options brokerage charges?


  • What are Sharekhan currency derivatives (future) brokerage charges?


  • Sharekhan currency derivatives (options) brokerage charges?

    ₹30 per lot

  • How much is the minimum brokerage charged by Sharekhan?

    Intraday: 5 paisa per share | Delivery: 10 paisa per share | Future ₹0.001 per share

  • What are Sharekhan transaction charges for equity delivery trading?

    NSE ₹325 | BSE ₹275

  • What are transaction charges for equity intraday trading (stock day trading)?

    NSE ₹325 | BSE ₹275

  • What are the equity futures exchange transaction charges at Sharekhan?

    NSE ₹190 | BSE ₹50

  • Sharekhan transaction charges for equity options trading?

    NSE ₹5000 | BSE ₹50

  • Sharekhan transaction charges for futures (currency derivatives trading)?

    NSE ₹135 | MCX ₹130

  • Sharekhan transaction charges for options (currency derivatives trading)?

    NSE ₹4220 | MCX ₹3220

  • How much is the transaction charge for commodity trading at Sharekhan?

    MCX (Non-Agri) ₹230 | MCX (Agri) ₹95

  • Does Sharekhan offer equity (share) trading?

    Yes. You can trade in the equity segment with Sharekhan.

  • Can I apply for an IPO through Sharekhan?

    Yes. You can apply in IPO if you have a trading account with Sharekhan.

  • Does Sharekhan offer to invest in Mutual Funds?

    Yes. You can buy/sell Mutual Fund if you have a trading account with Sharekhan.

  • Can I buy or trade Bonds and NCD with Sharekhan?

    Yes. You can trade in bonds and NCD with Sharekhan.

  • Does Sharekhan offer commodity trading?

    Yes. You can trade in the commodities at MCX with Sharekhan.

  • Does Sharekhan offer currency derivative trading?

    Yes. You can trade in currency derivative segment with Sharekhan.

  • Are there any other investment options available with Sharekhan?

    Loans, NRI Trading

  • Does Sharekhan offer order type bracket order (BO)?

    Yes. Sharekhan offer Bracket Orders (BO).

  • Does Sharekhan offer cover order?

    Yes. Cover Order (CO) is available with Sharekhan.

  • Does Sharekhan offer Buy Today Sell Tomorrow (BTST) order?

    Yes. BTST orders are available with Sharekhan.

  • Does Sharekhan offer order type sell today buy tomorrow (STBT)?

    No. STBT order is not available with Sharekhan.

  • Does Sharekhan offer after trading hours order or after-market order (AMO) or off-market orders? Can I place orders after trading hours; the orders which get executed when the market opens next time? Can I place an order when the market is closed?

    Yes. You can place 'After Trading Hours' Order with Sharekhan. The After Hour Sessions enable you to place orders even when the market is closed. The timings of the After Hour Order varies by broker to broker. Most brokers allow to place the AMO orders between 3:30 PM to 9:00 AM on trading day and 24 hrs on the non-trading day (weekends or trading holidays).

    Note: After hour facility for order placement may not be available in certain segments. Please check with the broker for more detail about this service.

  • Can I place Good Till Cancelled (GTC) orders though Sharekhan?

    Yes. You can place GTC Orders with Sharekhan. With Good Till Cancelled trading orders; order remains in the system until you cancel it or they get executed.

  • Does Sharekhan offer margin funding for share/commodity trading?

    Yes. Margin funding is available when trading with Sharekhan. Please contact Sharekhan for more detail as this feature may not be available to all the customers.

  • Sharekhan uses which trading platform or trading software?

    TradeTiger, Sharekhan Mobile

  • What is Sharekhan intraday square-off time?

    Sharekhan square-off intraday trades at 3:30 PM.

  • Does Sharekhan offer 24x7 customer service?

    No. Sharekhan doesn't provide 24x7 customer service.

  • Does Sharekhan provide customer support through Online Chat?

    No. Sharekhan doesn't provide customer service through Chat service online.

  • Does Sharekhan offer customer service through local branch offices or broker franchise?

    Yes. Sharekhan offer customer service through local branch offices, local partners and franchises.

  • Does Sharekhan publish daily market research reports?


  • Does Sharekhan provide trading tips or investment strategies?

    Yes. Sharekhan provide free tips for stock and commodity trading to its customers.

Sharekhan Special Offer

Free Trading & Demat Account (for limited time only)

Sharekhan offers FREE Trading + Demat Account (₹1150 waived). You can also avail of attractive trading plans that suit your needs by just paying the AMC charges that are fully adjustable against brokerage. Thereby saving up to 70% on brokerage.

This is a limited time offer. Simply leave your contact information with us and Sharekhan representatives will contact you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is Sharekhan a Discount Broker?

    No, Sharekhan is not a discount broker. It is a full-service broker providing a wide range of services including retail trading, investment, mutual funds, portfolio management services, research and investor education etc. Sharekhan is a member BSE, NSE, MCX, CDSL and NSDL. 

    Here are a few key points of distinction between full-service and discount brokers:

    • Full service brokers offer both online and offline trading services whereas discount brokers offer only online services.
    • Full-service stock brokers offer a wide range of services (add-ons) whereas most discount brokers only offer stock broking services.
    • Full-service stock brokers have branch offices in multiple locations in their area of operation whereas discount brokers are online brokers with very limited number of branch offices.
    • Full-service stock brokers charge brokerage as percentage of the trade value whereas discount brokers charge flat fee brokerage wherein you are charged a fixed brokerage irrespective of the trade value. However, some full-service brokers have started charging flat fee brokerage to compete with discount brokers.

    We have written a detailed article on 'Discount Brokers vs Full Service Brokers in India'. The article discusses the key differences between discount and full-service brokers, their pros and cons and a list of top 10 discount stock brokers and top 10 full-service stock brokers in India.

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  2. What is Sharekhan Flexi Invest?

    Sharekhan Flexi Invest provides the flexibility to change the SIP amount without changing the electronic clearing system (ECS) fee every month. The Flexi Invest Sharekhan plan saves you from a lengthy process of changing the ECS mandate every time you wish to change your SIP amount.

    Key Features of Sharekhan Flexi Invest

    • In the event of no change in SIP by you, the default amount set by you is deducted.
    • Facility to change date and frequency of SIPs
    • Facility to link SIPs with key ratios to automatically increase the SIP amount when the market is low and decrease the amount when the market is high.

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  3. Should you choose Sharekhan as your brokerage company?

    Sharekhan is good for trading for following types of investors-

    • Traders who trade in high volumes because the brokerage charges for high volume trading is less.
    • Sharekhan is good for new traders as it offers good online training on investments and trading. It has partnered with California based Online Training Academy that provides well-designed trading courses.
    • Aged traders who are not tech savvy. It has a free dial n trade facility service wherein you can place your orders on telephone.

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  4. Is sharekhan good for trading?

    Sharekhan offer trading services in equity, commodity, currency and derivatives. Is sharekhan good for trading? Let's first understand its advantages and disadvantages-

    Pros and Cons of Trading with Sharekhan



    Provides you access to good trading platforms- web, installable and mobile

    Doesn't offer 3-in-1 services, so fund transfer and withdrawal may take time.

    Free Call & Trade facility wherein you can call their customer representative and place your orders.

    Brokerage charges are higher in comparison to discount brokers like Zerodha, Upstox etc.

    It offers multiple brokerage slabs to suit the trading needs of investors. The brokerage charges are less for high volume traders.

    It allows traders to put their fixed deposits in banks as collateral to maintain margins for Futures and Options trading.

    Wide network with 1800+ offices including branches and franchises at 550 locations across India.

    Provides good training on trading & investments.

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  5. Who is Sharekhan?

    Sharekhan is one of the largest brokerage company in India. Incorporated in 2000, it is the first broker to offer online trading in the country. The company was, in 2016, acquired by leading European Bank BNP Paribas and is today known as Sharekhan BNP Paribas Financial Services Private Limited.

    Sharekhan serves over 16 lakh customers through 153 branches and 2400 business partners at 575 locations spread across the country. Sharekhan's trading platform executes over 400,000 trades daily.

    Sharekhan offers a range of savings & investment solutions like-

    • Equity Trading
    • Derivatives Trading
    • Currency Trading
    • Mutual Funds & SIP
    • Bonds
    • IPO
    • Portfolio Management Services
    • Training
    • NRI Services

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Information on this page was last updated on Thursday, April 18, 2019


Mayuresh Madhav Dhairyawan
5. Mayuresh Madhav Dhairyawan  Feb 3, 2019 21:37 Reply
I have joint demat account with my brother with Sharekhan
Wish to know how to handover the share certificates for dematerialse and to which Office.
I stay in Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (West)

Please let me know the address of your Office as mentioned above


Mayuresh Dhairyawan
4. R PRUDHVI  Jan 8, 2018 21:57 Reply
Any charges for Nse to bse transfer shares in sharekhan demat account
.Ex:.. If iam buying Reliance shares in Nse 10rs 100 shares.. The amount is 1000rs and iam selling total shares 15 rs i got that money 1500.and now bse of share price Reliance is 20 and i am shifted. Nse to bse i am more profit to 2000 rs.. If any charges for transfer to nse to bse... Can u please explain..
3. R PRUDHVI  Jan 8, 2018 21:37 Reply
Any charges for Nse to bse
Ex. : Reliance 3 rs in Nse.. I am buying 100 shares 300 rs... And bse 5 same Reliance... I will chose to transfer to the nse to bse... I have earn more shift bse.. 200 rs profit... Is any terms and conditions.. Any charges for share... Can u please explain me...
soumya ranjan das
2. soumya ranjan das  Oct 22, 2016 15:02 Reply
1-How do i know limit of intra day , either 5x or 10 x ?
At the time of opening account , no such document provided for knowing limit of intra day.

1. Jayant  Jul 29, 2016 17:01 Reply
Can one person open 2 dmat accounts. Is it correct legally?
6.1. Priya  Nov 16, 2016 02:29
Hi Jayant,

Yes, you can open as many as Demat account you would like with the same PAN card. There is no restriction on this.

But note:
1. Most broker charge AMC on demat account. You will have to pay this yearly fee to keep the account active.
2. You cannot apply multiple applications in an IPO as IPO application should be unique by PAN number.

Also note that you cannot open more then 1 trading account with a particular broker using same PAN number.

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