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Contract Specifications


Equity Derivatives
Parameter Index Futures Index Options Futures on Individual Securities Options on Individual Securities
Underlying 3 indices 3 indices 160 securities 160 securities
Security Descriptor:
Instrument FUTIDX OPTIDX FUTSTK OPTSTK
Underlying Symbol Symbol of Underlying Index Symbol of Underlying Index Symbol of Underlying Security Symbol of Underlying Security
Expiry Date DD-MMM-YYYY DD-MMM-YYYY DD-MMM-YYYY DD-MMM-YYYY
Option Type - CE / PE - CE / PE
Strike Price - Strike Price - Strike Price
Trading Cycle Nifty 50 Index Futures and Nifty Bank Index Futures will have 3 consecutive months trading cycle – Near-Month, Mid-Month and Far-Month. Nifty Financial Services Index Futures will have 7 serial weekly cycles excluding the monthly expiry and 3 consecutive months trading cycle – Near-Month, Mid-Month and Far-Month. All index options will have 7 serial weekly cycles excluding the monthly expiry and 3 consecutive months trading cycle – Near-Month, Mid-Month and Far-Month. Additionally Nifty 50 Index options and Nifty Bank Index options will have Three quarterly expiries (March, June, Sept & Dec cycle).
Long term index option contracts i.e. next 8 half yearly expiries (Jun, Dec cycle) after the three quarterly expires will be provided
3 month trading cycle - the near month (one), the next month (two) and the far month (three).
For NIFTY 50 weekly Options- Every Thursday of the week. In case the Thursday is a trading holiday, the previous trading day shall be the expiry/last trading day. All contracts shall expire at the normal market closing time on the expiry day or such other time as decided by Exchange.
Expiry Day Last Thursday of the expiry month for the monthly, quarterly and half-early contracts and Thursday of the expiring week for weekly expiry contracts excluding the expiry week of monthly contract. If the last Thursday is a trading holiday, then the expiry day is the previous trading day.
Strike Price Intervals - Depending on underlying price - Depending on Underlying volatility*
Permitted Lot Size Underlying specific Underlying specific Underlying specific Underlying specific
Price Steps Rs.0.05 Rs.0.05 Rs.0.05 Rs.0.05
Price Bands Operating range of 10% of the base price A contract specific price range based on its delta value is computed and updated on a daily basis Operating range of 10% of the base price A contract specific price range based on its delta value is computed and updated on a daily basis

* w.e.f April 1, 2013

Updated on: 25/06/2021
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