Nifty Auto, Metal and Realty were the biggest gainers among sectoral indices.
Equity benchmarks staged a smart recovery on Thursday, with the Sensex rising nearly 400 points intraday, driven by value buying and short covering after Wednesday's sell-off. Buying was seen across sectors despite mixed Asian cues.
Nifty Auto, Metal and Realty were the biggest gainers among sectoral indices, gaining nearly 2 percent followed by Bank, FMCG and IT with 0.8 percent upside.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was up 352.03 points or 1.08 percent at 32,949.21 and the 50-share NSE Nifty rallied 122.60 points or 1.22 percent to 10,166.70.