The BSE operates in 3 segments i.e. the Equity, Equity Derivatives and the Currency derivatives segments.
The market timings for the BSE Equities and BSE F&O Segments are as follows:
- Pre Opening session – All orders are accumulated and matched at a single market opening price at the end of the session. This happens between 09:00hrs – 09:15hrs
- Normal Market trading session – Trades occur continuously between 09:15hrs – 15:30hrs as orders match at the exact time and prize
- Post Closing session – The VWAP closing prize calculation is done between 15:30hrs – 15:40hrs and the execution of post closing trades takes place between 15:40hrs – 16:00hrs. Note that the post closing session is only available in the Equities Segment.
The BSE currency derivatives segment operates from 09:00 hours till 17:00 hours.