Indian stock market timings for trade is divided into three segments –
1) PRE-OPENING TIMINGS – This sessions lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Orders to purchase or sell any securities can be placed during this time. It can be further classified into three sessions.
a) 9:00 a.m. – 9:08 a.m. – During this time, order for any transaction can be placed. However no orders can be placed after this period of 8 minutes during pre-opening session.
b) 9:08 a.m. – 9:12 a.m. – This segment is responsible for price determination of security.
c) 9:12 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – This segment acts as a transition period between preopening and normal Indian share market timing, Also, existing bets already placed from 9:08 a.m. – 9:12 a.m. cannot be revoked as well.
NORMAL SESSION – This is a primary Indian share market timing lasting from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
POST CLOSING SESSION – Stock market closing time in India is market at 3:30 p.m. it can be divided into two sessions –
a) 3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. – The closing price is calculated using a weighted average of prices at securities trading from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in a stock exchange.
b) 3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – This period is past stock market closing time when bids for the following days trade can be placed