TRADE-A-THON is curated and hosted on NSE Academy SMART (NSMART), a simulated market trading platform of NSE Academy that replicates NSE’s trading sessions.

Below are some of the key features of NSMART:
Hands-on Experience

on Trading in Capital & Derivatives Markets

Price Feeds

straight from NSE's Trading Sessions

Near Real-time Market Data

trailing by just 15 min

Multiple Segments

Equity, Currency Derivative

Virtual Money

to practice Trading without the risk of losing real money

Simulator Modes

for real-world experience

Click here to view educational institutions with NSMART powered Finance Labs.


TRADE-A-THON is a national live stock trading contest brought to you by NSE Academy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. This contest aims to promote sound investing and trading practices among students from higher education and budding professional traders through a learning experience and participating in the Trade-A-Thon event.

Students can learn basic trading techniques through hands-on experience by competing with other contestants from across India. The learning journey and the contest are curated on our simulated trading platform - NSMART. Students compete for the title of ‘NSE Academy SMART Trader 2023’ and win Prize Money of Rs. 1 lakh.

About NSE Academy

NSE Academy Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSEIL). NSE Academy enables the next generation of BFSI and FinTech professionals to acquire industry-aligned skills – through capacity building programs and certification courses, powered by an online examination and certification system. The courses are well-researched and carefully crafted with inputs from industry experts. NSE Academy works closely with reputed universities and institutions across India in building a competent workforce for the future of BFSI and FinTech. NSE Academy also promotes financial literacy as an essential life skill among youngsters – a contribution towards financial inclusion and wellbeing.