NSD Admission 2018: Result, Interview, Dates, Admission Procedure

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NSD Admission 2018NSD 2018 Final Workshop has been started from 26th June 2018. National School of Drama, Delhi is organize all the activities related to NSD Admission 2018. NSD is an autonomous organization which runs under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. This school offers education in the field of dramatic arts. NSD prepares and trains students to become professional in the field of Acting, Design, Direction and other relevant areas. Students have to clear various admission rounds to get admission in 3 year diploma course in dramatic arts offered by the NSD. Here we are providing details about NSD Admission 2018, including  result, interview, admission, etc.

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List of shortlisted candidates for NSD 2018 Final Workshop has been released now. The final workshop has been started from 26th June 2018.  Check here for admission details.

NSD 2018 Preliminary Interview Dates have been revised for Delhi & Mumbai centres. Check dates below.

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NSD 2018 Application Form can be filled till 16th April 2018. Check here for application details.

NSD Exam 2018 Dates

Here we have mentioned the official dates of NSD Admission 2018:

Application form available16th March 2018
Last date for application form submission16th April 2018
Release of admit card1 or 2 weeks before the examination
Exam date1st May to 8th June 2018
Declaration of resultWithin one month after the exam

The preliminary test/audition will be conducted at 12 centres in following dates:

Exam CentreDate
Jaipur1st & 2nd May 2018
Chandigarh4th & 5th May 2018
Lucknow7th, 8th & 9th May 2018
Patna11th & 12th May 2018
Bhubaneswar14th May 2018
Kolkata16th, 17th & 18th May 2018
Guwahati20th May 2018
Chennai22nd May 2018
Bengaluru24 th May 2018
Mumbai5th – 9th June 2018 (Revised)
Bhopal31st May, 1st & 2nd June 2018
Delhi26th – 29th May 2018  (Revised)

NSD Results

Students can check the NSD Result 2018 within one month after the examination. The result may be announced through offline or online mode. Candidates are suggested to preserve the result till the admission process gets completed.

NSD Admission 2018 Process

To get admission in NSD, candidates have to go through the different admission rounds. First of all students have to clear the preliminary or aptitude test. This test will judge your aptitude and acting skills. After qualifying the test, candidates have to attend a workshop of around five days under the school premises. Students also have to go through the medical test for physical fitness organized at NSD. The final selection will be done as per the candidate performance in the aptitude test and workshop. All the candidates selected for admission may also get a Rs. 6000/- scholarship on monthly basis.

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FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The application form was available via online and offline mode.
Answer: The application form was released from 16th March 2018.
Answer: You can check the application fee from the above given section.
Answer: You can pay the fee through demand draft.
Answer: The last date to submit the application was 16th April 2018.
Answer: Yes, you have to send the application to the authority address.
Answer: You can check the exam pattern for NSD exam from the above given section of “Exam Pattern”.
Answer: Yes, the upper age limit will be 30 years and lower age limit is 18 years.

Answer: The application can be availed by post or books shops of NSD.

Still any question, leave your comment.

NSD Admission Form 2018

  • Candidates can avail the NSD Application Form 2018 via online and offline mode.
  • The application form can be obtained by post or book shops of National School of Drama.
  • Fill all the necessary details such as personal, academic, address and other details in the application.
  • Make the application fee payment through offline/online mode.
  • Attach all the required documents in the offline application form and send it to the address mentioned below:

The Dean, Academic,
National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House,
Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-110001

Application Fee:

  • The application fee was Rs. 50/- for online application and Rs. 150/- for downloaded & purchased application.
  • Candidates obtaining application by post are required to pay Rs. 225/-.
  • Candidates can make the fee payment through demand draft drawn in favor of “The Director, National School of Drama, New Delhi”.

Eligibility Criteria

Students seeking for admission in NSD are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying. The eligibility criteria to get admission in NSD is given below:

  • Qualification: Candidates must hold a graduation degree in any stream from any recognized university or college.
  • Theater Work: Candidates must have participated in minimum six theatre productions.
  • Age Limit: The minimum age limit is 18 years and maximum is 30 years as or on 1st July 2018. Five year age relaxation will be prescribed for the SC/ST candidates.
  • Language: Candidates must have working knowledge of English and Hindi.
  • Three recommendations from theatre Experts.
  • Documentary proof of the theatre experience.

NSD Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form can get the admit card. The admit card will be released before one or two weeks from the examination date. The hall ticket will have details like students name, roll number, exam centre, exam date and other exam related instructions.

NSD Exam Pattern

  • Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Language: The exam medium will be in Hindi or English language. Candidates have to choose any one language among them.
  • NSD Syllabus: The questions will be asked from topics like Aptitude and Acting Skills.

NSD Admission 2019

NSD 219 Admission Procedure will be regulated by the National School of Drama, New Delhi. It is conducted to offer education & training in the field of acting, design, direction and other related areas. Candidates have to qualify the Preliminary Test and Final Workshop. It is a university level examination.

Preparation Tips

  • For admission in NSD, you should work in various abilities like singing, dancing, knowledge about theatre, etc.
  • Firstly, gather all the details about the syllabus for aptitude test.
  • Make a time-table suitable as per your daily routine and divide your time equally for all the activities.
  • Specially work on your fitness, do exercise, yoga, meditation, etc.
  • Gather some good knowledge & experience about acting and theatre.
  • Also work on your other talents like playing a musical instrument, knowing its type, etc.
  • Don’t take stress and be confident about your preparations.

If you have any other queries about NSD Admission 2018, you can leave your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. Disha says:

    Are street play included??? And also does it have to be 6 different production or 1 production and many shows will work?

  2. Devesh Mandhane says:

    Sir I am not graduate don’t have six year theatre experience but I have acted in 10 theatre plays. So, can I apply for admission in NSD??? Please tell me

  3. Ranjesh umar says:

    How can i get of 6 theatre exp and what to do about this ? Please sir help me

  4. Aditya singing says:

    i m a singer but wanna make carrier in bollywood so can i take admission here in NSD ?

  5. Acting says:

    Sir i complet my graduation nd i also join one theater can i join NSD

  6. SUNIL SHAN says:

    How can I get theater experience for nsd?

  7. SUNIL SHAN says:

    How can I get theater experience for nsd

  8. Kaushal bhadauria says:

    I have a question that
    If i don’t have theater expirience ..than i cant apply for NSD?
    Although i have many good skills .like I am a good singer and dancer ..I use to do exsersice daily ..and I can easly change my expressions in such a good way…so plzz tell me what should i do…and how ?

  9. Prem Biswas says:

    Namaskar sir
    I am student of drama at Rabindra Bharati University. I have acted in six plays.To prove I have some photoes of that plays .
    Is it enough?

  10. kunal says:

    hello sir ,

  11. Aashish jha says:

    Sir i joined the nsd this is good platfom acting metthod and improvd acting skills

  12. Geetanjali Chaudhary says:

    I am appearing in final exam 2018 of Bachelor of Journalism & Mass communication from Amity University, Shall I be able to apply for admission in National School of Drama.but I have not yet joined any theater

  13. Dheeraj says:

    I want to Join Nsd for Learning Acting so It is Imp to have a Theater Experience?

  14. Anshul says:

    I have completed my Ist year of graduation can i apply for NSD…

  15. Anshul says:

    Is it mandatory for candidates for taking part in at least 6 theatre production for the admission in NSd…

  16. Ali Ahmad says:

    I am retired from army.dedication of 17 years. With the dangrous areas such as seachen sikkim and oprational areas in j&k. And i complete my graduation by Army. Thank you.

  17. Ali Ahmad says:

    NSD shop add.in allahabad ?

  18. Yamini bharti says:

    I am in my graduation with that can I get admission in NSD ?

  19. Yug Bhatt says:

    I have done BA from sanskrit medium.
    Am i eligible or not fir the admission.
    I have not done any theaters as well.

  20. Ravi Shankar says:

    Hello sir namskaar
    Education 10th pass
    I m from uttar pardesh dirst bagphat I am joining NSD so plz admission nsd my life is choice nsd joined ………thank you plz information

  21. bharatsingh says:


    Main b.sc.fainal (math), join to nsd

  22. Santanu ghosh says:

    I have done distance graduation course in bachelor of business administartion from a recognized university. Am I eligible to apply?

  23. abhishek mishra says:

    Iam complete b. e. in 2013.

  24. Your Name... Aditya jadaun says:

    Hello sir,
    Myself Aditya Jadaun.Please tell me how can i join a theatre group in delhi. Please…………

  25. Amresh says:

    Hi Sir, I am working with a MNC in Gurgaon ,I am a married person and I know, I have full of responsibilities but I don’t want to kill my acting passion, Sir could you please suggest me, shall I still think about the acting….?
    Do you have any weekend classes ?

  26. Bhushan pande says:

    Sir I am pursuing my graduation final year can l apply for NSD

  27. satya pal singh says:

    respected sir
    what i do for addmission…

  28. Aditya says:

    I m in last year of graduation. Can i fill the form.

  29. anurag elamkar says:

    sir theatre experience nahi hai mere pass
    addimission hoga ki nai sir

  30. Raushan Kumar says:

    Sir, I have no any experience in Theater Work productions. Shall I eligible to get admission in your NSD.

  31. Suman Mandal says:

    Six theatre production means six plays.I guess? I want apply for direction course. I am eligible or not can you please tell me.

  32. Mohd saleem says:

    Sir mere ko acting singing instruments me interest hai can I take admission in nsd please tell me. thanks

  33. Rahul Singh says:

    Sir I want to take addmission in NSD but there a issue about theater skill
    Sir, help me how i join theater in patna ya delhi.

  34. Dhananjay kumar says:

    Before the admission in nsd I want admit in any theater group but I have no idea .Where did I admitted in delhi so plz suggest me for this problem

  35. Boby Raja says:

    Sir I had done engineering diploma 3year in 2017. , and i had not participate in any theatre work. Can i apply for nsd entrance

  36. Rashmi says:

    Can anybody take admission without having theatre work participation ?

  37. Danish says:

    Respected sir,
    With all due respect suggest me some theater production houses in Delhi for practice because first I need some exp before joining nsd

  38. vikrant says:

    Sir I wants to admission in nsd without graduation it’s possible??

  39. Vishi sharma says:

    I am just in 11th standard…… And being so small in age I am a dam good actor….if I cannot hold any degree and theater certificate…..can I take admission????????

  40. Abhishek Kumar Pandey says:

    I have done bcom in 2015.
    I had not participated in any theatre work.
    Can I apply for nsd entrance?

  41. Harshita priyadarshini says:

    Are certificates necessary for producing in the EXAM. Can I produce photographs of the theatre productions that I have participated in.

  42. Datta shanke says:

    Sir,what is the structure of entrance exam and what should I refer to prepare for the exam

  43. Gurjeet singh says:

    Tell me about its selection process..

  44. Anish choudhary says:

    Sir,I want to know.
    What if i get certificate from small threatre!
    Can i use that certificate in NSD admission!
    Thank you!

  45. Pankaj kumar says:

    Hii my name is pankaj kumar graduated from bihar university want to take admission in nsd I have done play on theatre more than 10 times but there is not any proof with me what can I do please tell me

  46. ajay choudhary says:

    6 theatre kha se kre btaoo with prosees

  47. Amit kumar sagar says:

    I m Amit kumar Sagar from Utter Pradesh.
    I m dancer,fight,stuntman and stuntman.
    I know Hindi,English and also Punjabi.
    I m graduate.
    I want admission in nsd.
    Plz sir tell me what I do ?

  48. shikhar marmat says:

    Is it necessary to having a theatre experience before before taking admission in NSD ?

  49. sangita says:

    My name is ssngita ,sir maine graduation thard year main hun sir.main nsd main apply kar shkti hu….

  50. Mkp says:

    Can I fill admission form in graduation (appearing)

  51. Mkp says:

    What can I fill nsd admission form in appearing graduation?

  52. AVDHESH KUMAR says:

    i like an acting but my qualifiaction is highschool+diploma+pursuing b-tech. from completed 2019.

  53. Neha says:

    What kind of theatre productions are considerable? is the participation with local theatre groups without participation certificate eligible for applying in NsD or the authorized theatres are must ?

  54. Rahul Sisodiya says:

    Sir what is aptitude syllabus can you tell me briefly please sir it’s a urgent


    Educational University Theatre/National Cultural Fest Participations are applicable for NSD requirements out of 6 Theatre Production Participations…??? Kindly reply me…


    Which type of syllabus is required for Aptitude Test to get an admission in NSD.Kindly reply me…


    Participation work required from which type of theatre production…??? Kindly reply me some that type of theatre productions…???

  58. shadananda kattel says:

    i am learning acting course at now but i have not doing drama yet, i have other required qualification. so, can i get admission?

  59. Gokul tamkhane says:

    Sir,my name is Gokul mujhe nsd me admission lena h sir to 3 year ki fee kitni h sir .

  60. Deepak Pant says:

    Is Theatre work Compulsory??

  61. Anonymous says:

    What is next admission date od nsd.

  62. Suaed Shamim Khan says:

    That I am interested to short term or crash course for acting in this year.
    If any availability so please confirm me about timing, fees etc. and oblige me.

  63. Sankalp Deshpande says:

    What if i have not participated in theatre before?But i’am a big acting fan and want to take jt further and i’am a graduate ,can j apply for NSD??

  64. Rishi Kumar says:

    Sir, I am 12th paas. Could I join in nsd?

  65. prem rao says:

    Hii…sir I am prem rao from Rajsthan i completes 12th class in commerce facility in 2015 …i want to do complete collage but incidenlty my father was expired…i am only one person in my family for earn money and care for my family …i don’t have any collage degrees and theatres experience but I have good skills in acting ..sir plz give me a one chance …for proove my self and I told you sir i get 100% result in acting plz sir …

  66. Samrat mirza says:

    Sir, maine graduate nahi kiya to main nsd join hoshakta hu

  67. Rahul raj singh says:

    Sir ‘i ‘ m joined nsd mera graduation ho gya plz guide me

  68. pankaj rana says:

    which course I preferred for nsd???????

  69. pankaj rana says:

    Sir can I join nsd after tenth class??????

  70. pankaj verma says:

    I am becoming actor

  71. vaibhav says:

    Is it necessary to be graduate first and then apply for nsd?

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