Almost all the sectors led by finance, banking and capital goods stocks came under selling pressure on Thursday. However, IT stocks gained due to a weakening rupee.
Index-wise, the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed provisionally at 10,977.55 points, lower 76.25 points, or 0.69 per cent, on its previous close.
The BSE Sensex, which had opened at 36,691.93 points, closed at 36,324.17 points, down 218.10 points, or 0.60 per cent, on its previous close of 36,542.27 points.
The Sensex touched an intra-day high of 36,711.62 points and a low of 36,238.23 points.