According to the securities contracts and regulation act a stock exchange is regarded to be a group individuals that have been appointed for the purpose of assisting and regulating the buying and selling of securities. So a stock exchange can be a national level stock exchange or a regional level stock exchange as well. The national stock exchange or more commonly referred to as the NSE was started in the year 1993. Now it is one of the largest stock exchanges in the country and offers a platform to traders and investors to trade in stocks, securities, bonds as well as other financial instruments.
The national stock exchange has more than 850 trading instruments associated with it. And the stock exchange provides trading in over a thousand securities as well as more than two thousand debt securities apart from providing trading in derivative instruments like index futures, index options, stock futures as well as stock options. The national stock exchange group consists of the India index services and products ltd, national securities clearing corporation, national securities depositors and the DotEx international limited.
Share trading can easily be done over the national stock exchange. Infact it was one of the first stock exchanges in the country that went online. Now if you want to trade in stocks through the national stock exchange then you can easily do so if you have a demat account. You could for NSE share trading on the online website or could also do it through a broker or a sub broker who is associated with the national stock exchange.