EQ: It stands for ‘Equity’. In this series, intraday trading is possible in addition to delivery.

BE:  It stands for ‘Book Entry’. Shares falling in the Trade-to-Trade or T-segment are traded in this series and no intraday is allowed. This means trades can only be settled by accepting or giving the delivery of shares.

BL: This series is for facilitating block deals. ‘Block Deal’ is a trade, with a minimum quantity of 5 lakh shares or minimum value of Rs. 5 crore, executed through a single transaction, on the special “Block Deal window”. The window is opened for only 35 minutes in the morning from 9:15 to 9:50AM.

BT: This series provides an exit route to small investors having shares in the physical form with a cap of maximum 500 shares.

BZ: Stocks that are blacklisted for violation of exchange rules. This series stocks falls under Trade-to-Trade category and hence BTST (Buy Today Sell Tomorrow) and intraday is not allowed in such stocks.

GC: This series allows Government Securities and Treasury Bills to be traded under this category.

IL: This series allows only FIIs to trade among themselves. Permissible only in those securities where maximum permissible limit for FIIs is not breached.



    1. TradeSmart

      Hello Ishita,
      In both the categories, you can only trade stocks for compulsory delivery. This means, intraday is not allowed. In BSE, Trade-to-Trade stocks are categorized under T group. In NSE such stocks are categorized under BE series. From traders point of view there is no difference between both the categories.

    1. TradeSmart

      Hello Shivani,
      We are sorry to say but we didn’t get you. The NSE & BSE categorize stocks based on their volume, liquidity, etc.

    1. TradeSmart

      Hello Trilochan,
      If the stock is move to BE series then while selling the stock, select series as BE on the order window and submit the order. Same goes with EQ series too. You cannot sell BE stocks in EQ. If you sell BE shares in EQ (or vice versa) then this is considered as a fresh order.

  1. Puja Nandini Singh

    Hi, I have a shares which I bought that time it didn’t show any Be but today in the morning when I saw it was showing Be besides the share name , so what does that mean will be my share in loss or should I sell my shares as soon as possible. Because of Be do I have to face a loss

    1. TradeSmart

      Hi Puja,
      Exchange revises the stock series based on the performance of the stock. You don’t have to worry about it. You are not in loss. The only difference is, if shares are categorized as BE then shares are not allowed for intraday trading. Since you have the delivery shares in your demat account, you can sell any time or you can continue keeping the same shares in your demat account.

    1. TradeSmart

      Hello Sherin,
      You can sell the available BE series in one exchange and buy it another. The BE series (Trade to trade) stocks are settled on or after T+2 trading/clearing days. In other words, even if you sell it one exchange and buy it another, it shall be treated as delivery trades only.

  2. Rajendra Singh

    My share is not showing in the holding but in the console in zerodha. The share is viseshinfo-T. How can I sell it.

    1. TradeSmart

      Hello Rajendra,
      It seems you have an account with Zerodha. You have posted your query on TradeSmart page. We request you to check with your broker for any details.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Sake,
      Go to market watch, add the stock that you want to buy. Click on that stock. Click on B to place buy order. Once you place buy order, you shall receive the shares from exchange to your demat account on T+2 days. Once you receive the shares from exchange you can keep the shares in your demat account for long time. You can see the shares in holdings section in Sine app whenever you login to the application.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      EQ refers to normal series in which stocks can be traded in intraday too. E1 is the series in which only party paid stocks are treded. Like, recently there was Reliance rights issue announcement. Clients have purchased the shares by paying a part installment amount and rest amount are to be paid later as per Reliance company schedule. Such partly paid stocks are traded in E1 series.

  3. samir

    I am using Sharekhan demat account for intraday .. So I want to know what is the EQ charges and why the same has been deducted on what basis and duration ?

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Samir,
      We guess there could be some confusion from your end. You have posted your query on TradeSmart platform. We would request you to contact Sharekhan and check the details of charges deducted.

  4. Rahul

    1 . Can I buy the shares before ex-dividend date?
    2 . Is there fall in share price after after giving dividend?

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Rahul,
      1. You can buy shares any time. To be able to participate in the corporate action of a stock then you should be having delivery shares in your demat account on or before Ex date.
      2. Dividend is an income that company distributes to its share holders. Share prices does not change after giving dividend. However, share prices changes based on the demand and supply of buyers & sellers and considers some other factors too.

  5. kshitij

    i bought s chand nse equity share couple of days back buy today morning, it changed into schand nse BE.what does that mean?

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Kshitij,
      Exchange categorizes the stocks on regular intervals. If stock is traded in BE series then it means you need to trade only in delivery in such stocks. BTST and intraday trading is not allowed in BE series stocks.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Umesh,
      Hope you are referring to one of services related to intraday exposure. Kindly refer our another article on intraday exposures. If this is not the answer you are looking for then please elaborate your query. We try our best to answer your question.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Nilesh,
      You can change the series from EQ to BE while placing the order in the snap quote. Kindly use our online chat support available on our website to chat with our customer service executives and get the immediate solution to your queries.

  6. manish bhagwat

    hii what does SI , SL , SM , SO , SP , SQ , & ST series stands for. can i get the details regarding this. where i can find all series details pls help

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hi Manish,
      Kindly find our response below.
      SM: Stocks which are available for trading under SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) segment.
      ST: The securities that are available for trading under Trade-to-Trade segment. No intraday is allowed in ST series stocks. Only delivery based trading is allowed.
      SP: Tax free bonds are traded under SP series.
      SI, SL, SO, SQ: Currently we do not allow these series types.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Madhusudhan,
      If you bought shares in BZ series, then while selling please check under which series does this stock trade. Accordingly you need to select the series and place sell order. Please note BZ series fall under trade-to-trade category. You can sell stocks only if you have delivery shares in your demat account.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Darshana,
      You can buy sell shares online if you have trading application and the login credentials.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Deepak,
      Consider a company declares for rights issues of share whose face value would be Rs.10. Company take this Rs.10 in parts. Like, Rs.3 as application fee, Rs.4 during 1st call and Rs.3 during second call. Until the total amount is received by the company the shares are to be called as partly paid shares and such shares are traded under E1 series.

  7. Gaurav

    Hi sir please inform me as Exchange norms & rules & regulations.
    Suppose I buy 1000 share from NSE (BE series) @ 10/- after delivery from exchange, I got to know same share in BSE (EQ) @ 12 /- , in this situation can I sale my share at BSE (EQ) @ 12/- for profit. Or is this against rule of Exchange ???
    please help me out

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Gaurav
      Once you get the shares from BSE exchange, you can sell in NSE exchange. This is allowed as per exchange regulations.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Shivprasad,
      Please refer the below explanation.
      SO – Odd lot market series, which is used to buy/sell the quantities less than market lot.
      ST – Trade to Trade shares are made available in ST series. No intraday allowed in such stocks. Compulsory delivery of shares required in such stocks.
      SM – SME stocks are traded under SM series.
      The other segments are of SME segment series.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Shilpa,
      Your profit and loss is based on the price at which you bought the shares. Change in series will not effect on your profit and loss.

  8. Pankaj

    I purchase 25 share last 1month in EQ but today share show in BE can I sell this share .This Risk in BE series.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Pankaj,
      If your holdings are listed in BE series then you can sell your shares in BE series.

      1. भानुदास

        सर ट्रेड टू ट्रेड मधील शेअर्स कसे आणि क्धी विकता येतात

        1. TradeSmart

          Hello Bhanudas,
          To sell Trade-to-Trade stocks, you need to have delivery shares in your demat account. While selling you are required to select the series (Ex: BE, BZ etc.) under which the stock is falling. You may call us at 022-61208000 to know further information.

  9. Tom

    My question as follows:
    1) In BE Equity shares, I purchased in NSE 100 quantity and is it possible to sell the 100 shares of NSE in BSE.
    2) while purchasing the Equity in EQ and afterward it converts to BE shall we sell it on (BE) that time and vice versa?
    3) If we purchase the stock on BE and sustain on BE, so is it possible to sell within 3 or 4 days in BE?
    4) Is there any quantity limitations on that BE shares while buying or selling?

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hi Tom,
      1) If the stock is in BE series then you are required to wait till you receive the delivery shares from exchange. Once you receive the shares on T+2 days then you can sell in any exchange i.e BSE or NSE. Intraday is not allowed in BE series stocks.
      2) Yes, you can sell provided you delivery shares in your demat account.
      3) Once you buy shares in BE, you receive the shares from exchange on next two days. After you receive shares, you sell at any time. To answer your query, you can sell after 3 days and not withing 3 days.
      4) There is no special limitations to BE series. However, please have a look at the article on Maximum quantity in single order.

  10. Rupesh

    Hi, i purchased 100 shares from BSE @ 250 rs, now the price is around 206 rs but in NSE BE series show’s 249 rs. can i sell the stock on NSE BE @ 249 Rs.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hi Rupesh,
      If you have delivery shares in your demat account then you can sell shares in NSE BE series.

    2. Govardhan

      Hi Rupesh, Did you follow what had been told to you in reply by user ‘Trade Smart Online? Please let me know. How did that go about.

      1. Kumar

        It is possible govardhan. It is orbitrange trading if u have shares in your demat account u can sell shares in either nse or bse . But institutions have seperate platform to doing orbitrange trading.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Kiran,
      The above article has been updated with different series. Please let us know in case of any further query.

  11. sridhar

    stocks is in EQ series since it is over demand & continuous upper freeze it is converted to BE series
    my doubt is when this BE series will change to normal EQ series

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Sridhar,
      Changing of series from EQ to BE or vice versa is depend on exchange decision. We cannot comment on this. We update the stock list every day. If the series is changed then the new effect will be shown in the trading software.

  12. Thambidurai

    When can I square off my BE series shares if I purchased today[minimum holding period]? Can I close the position tomorrow?

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello Thambidurai,
      As per exchange’s T+2 settlement cycle, you are required to keep shares for 2 days. You can square off your shares after you get the delivery from exchange on T+2 days. However, you may buy today and sell tomorrow but before that we would recommend you to know the risk involved in BTST(buy today sell tomorrow) trades that may cause short delivery.

    1. Trade Smart Online

      Hello rsh123d,
      Whenever you place sell order, change instrument type from EQ to BE and then place your orders. Please get back to us in case of any further query.

    2. Ch Rajendra Prasad

      Good afternoon sir, today ninu NDTV 20shares buy delivery order lo chesanu,but squareoff chesi sell cheste this stock is not available in your holding ani antunadi sir

      1. Trade Smart Online

        Hello Rajendra,
        Sorry, we did not understand the language. We guess, you must have bought shares in delivery and trying to sell the same shares in delivery on the same day. In this case, the system will not allow you to sell the shares in delivery because it checks whether you have any holdings in your account. Hence, it was giving you the reason of stock is not available in your holdings. If you want to buy and sell on the same day then you can trade in intraday using MIS order type instead of CNC order type. Please let us know if your question is not addressed.

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