Mumbai: The country’s leading bourse Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) will hold a mock trading session on Saturday to check its new trading system, which would be made compulsory from next week.

In a circular on Monday, BSE said it would conduct a mock trading session on Saturday, 16 February, 2013.

BSE will hold the trading session for one and a half hour. The session would start at 11 am and close at 12.30pm.

“Release of new version... with new features shall be made live effective from the revised date, Monday, 18 February 2013," BSE said.

“The new version is a compulsory release and users of existing...versions...shall be required to upgrade to the new version," it added. The move is part of the exchange’s efforts to provide its members with a robust and efficient system for trading with better features.