Indian market indices have circuit levels of 10%, 15% and 20%. The circuit is still some time away and it is hard to say if we can hit circuit. The circuits are also based on time and the extent. Only at 20% the markets will be shut for the rest of the day. Check the table below.

Trigger limit

Trigger time

Market halt duration

Pre-open call auction session post market halt

10%

Before 1:00 pm.

45 Minutes

15 Minutes

At or after 1:00 pm upto 2.30 pm

15 Minutes

15 Minutes

At or after 2.30 pm

No halt

Not applicable

15%

Before 1 pm

1 hour 45 minutes

15 Minutes

At or after 1:00 pm before 2:00 pm

45 Minutes

15 Minutes

On or after 2:00 pm

Remainder of the day

Not applicable

20%

Any time during market hours

Remainder of the day

Not applicable

Only if the 10% is reached before 1 pm there will be 45 minutes halt. The selling has been really harsh on the markets so we need to be watchful.