Revision in quantity freeze limits for Index Derivatives and inclusion of 8 securities in F&O segment

The quantity freeze limits for Index Futures and Options contracts will be revised and come into effect from 1st October 2021. You can check the announcement from the exchange here.

Below are the old and new quantity freeze limits:

Sr. No Index Symbol Old Limits in Quantity Old Limits in Lots New Limits in Quantity New Limits in Lots
1 NIFTY 2800 56 1800 36
2 BANKNIFTY 2500 100 1200 48
3 FINNIFTY 2800 70 1800 45

Along with this, NSE will be introducing Futures and Options contracts on 8 new securities. The contracts will be available for trading from 1st October 2021. You can check the announcement from the exchange here.

Below is the list of securities being added to the F&O segment:

Sr No Security Name Symbol
1 Abbott India Limited ABBOTINDIA
2 Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited CROMPTON
3 Dalmia Bharat Limited DALBHARAT
4 Delta Corp Limited DELTACORP
5 The India Cements Limited INDIACEM
6 JK Cement Limited JKCEMENT
7 Oberoi Realty Limited OBEROIRLTY
8 Persistent Systems Limited PERSISTENT

What they are still narrowing it down ? Why are they doing this ?
I won’t be surprised even if they say that the freeze limit is 1 lot next time.

fii are selling, less liquidity in market this creates pressure, to make dii easily absorb pressure and not create knee jerk movement which will trigger algo

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Mazak ban gaya hai ye…

For BN, wasn’t it always 1200??? correct me if im wrong but even earlier i wasnt allowed to trade more than 1200 qty (Options) in one order, right?

Yes for Bank Nifty earlier limit was 1200. Revision has been to quantity freeze limits of Nifty, highlighted in bold letters.

Nothing hurts me more than this 2nd revision of the maximum lots.

This Quantity limit SUCKS… :grimacing: :disappointed:Zerodha should bring in a function which allows us to order larger sizes in a single order… Basket order while placing multiple max quantity lots not at all sustainable. :pray:

can I exit position with single order if I have more than 1800 quantity ?

No, you can buy or sell only 1800 quantities in one order. For more, you will have to place another order. You can use the basket orders feature to easily place multiple orders. More here.