What is the National Stock Exchange (NSE)?

  • It was India’s first stock exchange to offer the facility of electronic trading.

  • NSE Trading is available in these segments – Equities (including mutual funds, ETF, etc.), debt and derivatives. For instance, the WDM (Wholesale Debt Market) segment deals with NSE Bond trading.

  • Nifty50 (also known as S&P CNX Nifty) is NSE’s benchmark index. It consists of the top 50 and most actively traded stocks on the NSE trading platform.

  • NSE’s headquarters are in Mumbai.

  • Currently it is India’s largest and worldwide fourth largest stock exchange, in terms of trade volume.

The NSE Trading software operates on NEAT (National Exchange for Automated Trading) system. This is a completely automated and screen-based platform which works on the order driven trading principle (rather than a quote driven system). This arrangement has enabled NSE to bring down the jobbing spreads and transaction costs.

How to trade in the NSE Online?

In order to trade on the National Stock exchange, you need to contact a broker or broking firm. These registered members trade on your behalf. They are also sometimes referred to as NSE trading members.

What are the two types of brokers?

There are primarily two types of brokers:

  • Full-service brokers
  • Discount brokers

Why do I need a DEMAT and Trading account?

Trading account is the account through which all your trading transactions or orders will get placed. Demat Account is the electronic storage vault for all your stocks or other investments.

Why should I trade with a discount broker like TradeSmart?

Discount brokers offer cost-effective trading solutions. For instance, TradeSmart which offers services across stocks, commodity as well as currency trading segments.We not only help you place your buy or sell orders at NSE, but also offer NSE trading tips or help you form your own NSE trading strategy.

How can I open a DEMAT and Trading account?

Your chosen broker can assist you in opening these two mandatory accounts after completing the KYC (Know your client) formalities. Once the accounts are opened, your broker will share a unique number (Client Code) that you need to quote for all your trades.

How to trade in NSE with TradeSmart?


Step 1

Fill up the account form Online or Offline.


Step 2

We Verify your application and the documents.


Step 3

Your account is Open and we send the trading account details using which you can Start trading

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Why trade in NSE with TradeSmart?

If you are wondering why you need to partner with TradeSmart for your NSE Trading needs, here are your answers:

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Common questions

The regular NSE trading session starts from 9.15 am and closes at 3.30pm. There is a 15-minute pre-open session (which starts at 9 am) and the closing session is held between 3.40pm and 4pm.

The Nifty 50 is calculated by considering float-adjusted, weighted market capitalization of top 50 stocks across numerous sectors. The Nifty is calculated by taking the top 50 stocks that are actively traded on NSE. The base period is taken as 3rd November, 1995.

No. All the trades on NSE need to be placed via an authorized broker or brokerage firm, as the stocks are listed on the secondary market platform, the National Stock Exchange.

The NSE Trading platform is known as NOW and has been operational for over 12 years. It provides direct connectivity for trade execution and real-time data feed across NSE trading terminals. (The platform has been discontinued w.e.f. September 14, 2020)

The rates vary from one broker to another. However, the upper limits have been specified by NSE (for WDM segment). These are the maximum brokerage rates for NSE trading online services.

  • Govt. Of India Securities and T-Bills – Between 5ps and 25 ps (per Rs. 100) basis the order value
  • State Govt. Securities & Institutional Bonds – Between 5ps and 50 ps (per Rs. 100) basis the order value
  • PSU & Floating Rate Bonds – Between 10ps and 50 ps (per Rs. 100) basis the order value
  • CP and Debentures 1% of the order value

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