Market at Close Equity benchmarks ended the session on a positive note, with the Nifty ending well above 10,650-mark.
Investors awaited cues from exit polls of elections in five states.
Financials led the surge, backed by a huge jump in Kotak Mahindra Bank.
Meanwhile, automobiles and consumption names were the big gainers, while the Nifty Midcap ended flat.
At the close of market hours, the Sensex was up 361.12 points or 1.02% at 35673.25, while the Nifty was higher by 92.50 points or 0.87% at 10693.70. The market breadth was negative as 1077 shares advanced, against a decline of 1458 shares, while 155 shares were unchanged.
Kotak Mahindra Bank, Adani Ports, and Bajaj Finserv were the top gainers, while Sun Pharma, Coal India, HCL Tech and GAIL lost the most.