What is Pre-Market and how can I place the order during that time?

What is Pre-Market and how can I place the order during that time?

Pre-Open Market is the period where the trading activities take place just before the commencement of the regular stock market session. The pre-open market sessions are scheduled between 9:00 AM and 9:08 AM on the trading days for both the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).


Points to be remembered:


  • During the pre-open market, clients can place orders in the Equity segment only.

  • F&O orders placed such as Equity F&O, Commodity F&O, and Currency F&O will be rejected stating the markets are offline.

  • BO/CO/Schedule orders are disabled during the pre-open market. However, clients are allowed to place regular intraday and delivery orders.


Placing an order in the pre-open market is as simple as placing a regular order. All you need to do is place the intraday/delivery order in the equity segment between 9:00 AM and 9:08 AM. For more details on order placement, refer to this article section.


Note: 

  1. The orders that are placed between 9:00 AM and 9:08 AM, will not necessarily be executed.

  2. If the order is not executed during the above-mentioned time, it will automatically get canceled.


For information on the Post Market, refer to this article.



    • Related Articles

    • What is Post-Market and can I place an order during Post-Market?

      Post-Market is the period where the trading activities take place just after the closing of the regular stock market session. Post-market sessions are scheduled between 3:40 PM and 4:00 PM on the trading days for both the National Stock Exchange ...
    • What is a market order?

      A market order is an order to either buy or sell an investment at the best available price in the market at that particular moment in time.
    • Can I place market orders in commodities options?

      No, you will not be able to place market orders in the MCX Options segment. In India, commodities derivatives (Especially Options) are traded in very low volumes and most of them are illiquid ones. The availability of Market orders in these options ...
    • What is the effect of a market order?

      Market orders usually get executed immediately at the best prevailing prices in the market. The investor will not know the exact price at which the order will get executed while placing the order. For instance, let’s assume that the LTP of ABC stock ...
    • Do After Market Orders have to be limit orders (AMO)?

      No! After market orders need not be limit orders. You can place 'Market' Orders in AMO.