Exchange Transaction Charges for NSE, BSE and MCX while trading in India

Stock Exchanges in India are privately owned Businesses. As is the objective of any business, stock exchanges also exist to earn profits. Their most significant source of Income comes from the Exchange Transaction Charges. Simply put, the exchange takes a small charge on the turnover from every trader or Investor per trade to provide them the technology platform to buy & sell securities.

If you’d like to pre-calculate the exchange transaction charges for every transaction, check out SAMCO’s Brokerage and Transaction Charges Calculator.

Where do I see the Exchange Charges I have been charged?

Exchange charges are clearly mentioned on your Contract Note by the Broker. The broker collects these charges from you & then pays the same to the exchanges.

Where can I find details on the various types of regulatory and exchange related charges?

Different types of charges are applicable in trading which include Stamp Duty, STT and CTT, SEBI fees and Exchange transaction charges. Details about these can be found on the Trading Charges List on the SAMCO Website.

What are the Current Exchange Transaction Charges?

Exchange charges vary from Exchange to Exchange & on the basis of type of instrument traded. Below is the comprehensive list of Exchange Charges across major Indian exchanges, namely, BSE, NSE & MCX.

Exchange Charges for Trading in Equity Cash & Equity Derivatives Segments:

Exchange Cash Futures Options
Exchange Transaction Charges NSE – EQ and F&O segments Rs.3.25 per Lakh Rs.1.90 per Lakh Rs.50 per Lakh of Premium
Exchange Transaction Charges BSE  – EQ and F&O segments Rs.2.75 per Lakh Rs.0.50 per Lakh Rs.25 per Lakh of Premium

 Exchange Charges for Trading in the Currency Derivatives Segment:

Exchange Futures Options
Exchange Transaction Charges NSE – CDS Segment Rs.1.10 per Lakh Rs.40 per Lakh of Premium
Exchange Transaction Charges BSE – CDS Segment Rs.0.04 per Lakh Rs.0.04 per Lakh of Premium

Exchange Charges for Trading in the Commodities Derivatives Segment:

Exchange Agricultural Commodities Non-Agricultural Commodities
Exchange Transaction Charges MCX Rs.0.75 per Lakh Rs.2.10 per Lakh

You can see the detailed list of Charges on our Charge List.

In case you wish to calculate ALL charges applicable on your Trade including BrokerageSTT, SEBI Charges, Exchange Charges etc. you can use our Brokerage Calculator.

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Exchange Transaction Charges for NSE, BSE and MCX while trading in India

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