Benchmark indices ended lower in the volatile session on November 17 with Nifty below 19,750.
At close, the Sensex was down 187.75 points or 0.28 percent at 65,794.73, and the Nifty was down 33.40 points or 0.17 percent at 19,731.80. About 1926 shares advanced, 1654 shares declined, and 138 shares unchanged.
SBI, Axis Bank, ONGC, BPCL and Bajaj Finance were among the top losers on the Nifty, while gainers included SBI Life Insurance, HDFC Life, Apollo Hospitals, Larsen & Toubro and Hero MotoCorp.
Among sectors, auto, capital goods, FMCG, pharma and realty up 0.5 percent each, while PSU Bank index shed 2.5 percent and oil & gas index down 1.3 percent.
BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended in the green.