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.


  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 be under 'Open Orders' and will be executed (based on available price) during the market hours i.e., 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM.

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