NSD Admission 2018: Application Form, Exam Pattern, Eligibility

NSD Admission 2018NSD 2018 Application Form has been started from 16th March 2018. National School of Drama, Delhi shall 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 application, eligibility, important dates, etc.

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NSD 2018 Notifications – Application Released

newiconNSD 2018 Application Form has been started from 16th March 2018. Check here for application details.

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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:

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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
Mumbai26th, 27th, 28th, 29th May 2018
Bhopal31st May, 1st & 2nd June 2018
Delhi4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th June 2018

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 will be 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 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.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The application form is available via online and offline mode.
Answer: The application form has been 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 will be 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 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.

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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.

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. D R HUSSAIN says:

    my online application wiil be completed but theaters owener’s will have doesnt permission recomendation letters not given what do now

  2. Mihir karambelkar says:

    My age is 17 that means 17 th complete and 18th running …..I am in 11th STD. And I aspire to be an actor can I get admission in NSD after completing 12th STD?

  3. Vishal says:

    After joining nsd what is the timing for classes etc .

  4. Surjeet yadav says:

    Hlo sir I’m surjeet yadav lives in uttar Pradesh I’m interested him theatre and acting I’m study in nsd college

  5. Mahima says:

    I do not have any theatre experience as I wanted to start from NSD help me out if I can fill the form for admission.

  6. Rohit saini says:

    Sir Mere thetre workshops nhi Kara hai please sir mere help kare sir mere exam bhi he last date mere exam ke 28 April he

  7. BINOD BEHERA says:

    Good afternoon sir
    My designation is tabla department.ican apply to NSD

  8. Anonymous says:

    My son want to take admission in NSD he has done school play and 2 theatre but they don’t provide certificate so please give us necessary guideline

  9. Neha says:

    hello sir/mam
    i want to be a part of NSD. iam passionate about acting problem is i didn’t took any theater classe so i want to give exam but in instruction there is mentioned Candidates must have participated in minimum six theatre productions.


    Sir I am from Bihar…
    I have done B.tech but I am not interest in engineering filled really…
    I didn’t even completed my b.tech…
    I always wanted to be an actor,but I don’t have any experience in theator or drama
    So can you please suggest me….Plzz


    How much fees for 3 years diploma in acting
    Or to get admission candidate should have degree??
    Is degree compulsory…??

  12. sahzad khan says:

    Mai actor banna chata hu

  13. Sonali says:

    I wanna to take admission in NSD after 12th m purshuing 12th n my exmz going on of boards n m 18 yrs old so i can take admission in NSD ?

  14. sudeep gurjar says:

    Sir..age relexetion in obc catagory…aftar 30 year

  15. kirti sharma says:

    Bihari hu 4 years theatre experience h mere ko and short movie bhi ki hu mere ko nsd krna h apple kse kru plz reply sir

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