Pre-Market Trading hours

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The session is conducted between 9 to 9:15 AM and has 2 sessions of Order Entry and Order Matching period.

The pre-open trading session is conducted between 9:00 am to 9:15 am IST at BSE and NSE for Equity Cash Segment. There is no premarket trading or pre-open trading hours in Equity Derivatives (Futures & Options Trading). 

 The pre-open session has 2 sessions:

  1. Order Entry Period - Order entry, modification, and cancellation is allowed in this period. It is conducted in first 8 minutes of the pre-order session.
  2. Order Matching Period - In this period, the opening price is determined and orders are executed at that price. Trades are not allowed to enter, modify or cancel their orders during this period.

Note that all orders in order entry period are accumulated and matched at a single market opening price at the end of the pre-open market trading session.

Stock Market Trading Hours Explained
  Pre-Open Session Normal Trading Session Closing Session Post-Closing Session
Timing 9 AM to 9:15 AM 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM 3:30 PM to 3:40 PM 3:40 PM to 4 PM
Segment Equity Cash Equity Cash and F&O Equity Cash and F&O Equity Cash
Purpose All orders are accumulated and matched at a single market opening price at the end of the session Trade occurs continuously as orders match on price/time priority Closing price calculated Execution of trades at the closing price
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