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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 20210210-42 dated February 10, 2021 transaction charges for group A, B and other non-exclusive scrips on a turnover basis is as follows -

Monthly Turnover in Rs. Crs in a calendar monthRate (in Rs.) per Crore on incremental turnover
Up to 1250345
Above 1250 up to 2500340
Above 2500 up to 5000335
Above 5000 up to 10000330
Above 10000 up to 15000325
Above 15000320

On this circular issued by BSE, you can find detailed group-wise bifurcation of transaction charges for groups A, B and other non-exclusive scrips. You can find the list of Group A, B etc. stocks here.