0.65 per cent and BSE-Power 0.52 per cent while BSE-Realty rose by 1.84 per cent, BSE-Auto by 1.03 per cent and Bankex 0.68 per cent.
Market breadth remained positive as 1,213 stocks ended higher while 992 scrips finished lower. Total market turnover dropped further to Rs 2,009.83 crs from the last Friday's level of Rs 2,363.58 crore.
Analysts said expectations are already built for 0.25 per cent cut. So, a 0.25 per cent cut would make it a non-event and markets would continue to take cues from the quarterly results and FII flows.
"Apart from the results season, FII flows have been a key factor in the sustenance of markets at high levels, Bavishi said.
Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 586.87 crore on last Friday, as per provisional data from stock exchanges.
Most of the Asian stocks ended firm after a corporate-results-driven rally on Wall Street last Friday amid positive earnings outlook for Chinese firms.
Key indices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan hardened up to 2.41 per cent, while from Japan and South Korea fell by 0.36 pct to 0.94 per cent respectively
European stocks were trading narrowly mixed as indices in UK and Germany moved up by 0.02 per cent and 0.07 per cent, while France (CAC) was quoted lower by 0.07 per cent.
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