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Why am I being charged higher exchange transaction charges for my trades?

The exchanges levy the transaction charges. The transaction charges vary depending on the category the stock belongs to, either on NSE or BSE.

On NSE

For all EQ series stocks, the transaction charges is ₹275 per crore except the ones belonging to NIFTY 50 Index constituents, NIFTY Next 50 index constituents, debt-oriented exchanges traded funds, and stocks included in Graded Surveillance Measures (GSM).

NIFTY 50 Index constituents, NIFTY Next 50 index constituents, debt-oriented exchanges traded funds, stocks included in Graded Surveillance Measures, and the rest of the securities are charged at ₹345 per crore.

You can find out more by going through this circular issued by NSE.

Please refer to this circular for the revision in transaction charges.

On BSE

Transaction Charges Structure for Equity Segment –

As per revision in transaction charges notice 20221109-7 dated November 9, 2022 transaction charges for group A, B and other non-exclusive scrips is ₹375 per crore of turnover. To find the list of group A, B etc. stocks, visit bseindia.com/corporates/List_Scrips.