As per the new peak margin rule, maximum intraday leverage is capped and only 80% of credit from selling your holdings will be available for new trades. Check this bulletin for details on intraday leverages offered. Read more.

Stock brokers can accept securities as margin from clients only by way of pledge in the depository system w.e.f. September 1, 2020.

Update your mobile number & e-mail ID with your stock broker/depository participant and receive OTP directly from depository on your email id and/or mobile number to create pledge.

Pay 20% upfront margin of the transaction value to trade in cash market segment.

Investors may please refer to the Exchange's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) issued vide notice no. 20200731-7 (BSE) and circular no. NSE/INSP/45191 (NSE) dated July 31, 2020 and 20200831-45 (BSE) and NSE/INSP/45534 (NSE) dated August 31, 2020 and other guidelines issued from time to time in this regard.

Check your Securities/MF/Bonds in the consolidated account statement issued by NSDL/CDSL every month.

Read more about MIS, NRML, and CO product types here.


28/09/2023-NRML:44600 to 44900 MIS:All strikes allowed
04/10/2023-NRML:44500 to 45100 MIS:40300 to 49200
11/10/2023-NRML:44500 to 45100 MIS:40300 to 49200
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28/09/2023 -NRML:19550 to 19800 MIS:All strikes allowed
05/10/2023 -NRML:19400 to 19950 MIS:17750 to 21600
12/10/2023 -NRML:19400 to 19950 MIS:17750 to 21600

26/09/2023-NRML:All strikes allowed MIS:All strikes with OI over 500 lots allowed
03/10/2023-NRML:19700 to 20000 MIS:All strikes with OI over 500 lots allowed
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Combined margin requirements






Margin benefit

Exchange Contract Product Strike Qty Initial margin Exposure Total

The Zerodha F&O calculator is the first online tool in India that let's you calculate comprehensive margin requirements for option writing/shorting or for multi-leg F&O strategies while trading equity, F&O, commodity and currency before taking a trade. No more taking trades just to figure out the margin that will be blocked!

The new SEBI circular mandates brokers to collect the complete SPAN + Exposure margin to carry forward Futures and Options positions to the next day. Make sure to have sufficient margins to avoid margin penalty and square off of open positions from today. More information

*Buying options require full premium and not margins. Hence premium values to buy options don't show up in the above F&O margin calculator. Adding buying option positions might have margin benefits on futures and short option positions which will show up above.

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