NSD Admission 2025: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

NSD Admission 2025 NSD 2025 Admission will be started in the second week of June 2025. National School of Drama (NSD) is a national level admission procedure organized each year. It provides admission in three- year full time diploma courses in dramatic arts. NSD also provides training in the field of design, acting, directions etc. Candidates will need to qualify two rounds i.e. Preliminary test and Final test for admission. To appear in the admission procedure, candidates will have to submit the application form through online mode. 

In this article we have provided complete information related to NSD Admission 2025 such as application form, fee, steps to apply, eligibility criteria etc.

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NSD 2025 Overview

Admission NameNSD 2025
Full formNational School of Drama
Authority National School of Drama, Delhi
Admission level National level
Application modeOnline and Offline (Both)
Courses Acting, Design, Drama 

NSD 2025 Admission Dates 

Below we have mentioned the tentative dates of NSD 2025 admission:

Events Dates 2025 (Tentative)
Starting of application process2nd week of June 2025
Last date to submit application form2nd week of July 2025
Availability of admit card2nd week of July 2025
Examination date3rd week of July 2025
Declaration of resultAugust 2025
Final workshop3rd week of August 2025
Admission procedureSeptember 2025

NSD 2025 Application Form

Applicants must check out the given sections to get information related to NSD 2025 application form:

  • The NSD application form 2025 will be filled through both online and offline mode.
  • Candidates will be able to complete the registration procedure from the second week of June 2025.
  • It will be compulsory for students to meet eligibility criteria before filling the application form.
  • Enter the required details in application form such as personal, academic, communication details etc.
  • Students must upload the photograph and signature within a prescribed size and format.
  • Candidates are advised to fill the correct detail in application as no correction facility will be provided by the authority.
  • The last date to submit application form will be in the second week of July 2025.
  • Download the application form and take a printout of it for further use.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates will be able to submit the application fee through both online and offline mode.
  • The application fee will be paid through debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ demand draft/ pay order etc.
  • The submitted fee will be non- refundable once paid.

Below checkout the application fee for both offline and online mode:

Modes Application Fee
Online modeRs. 50/-
Offline modeRs. 225/- 

How to Apply for NSD 2025

The following are the steps to apply for NSD 2025 admission:

  • Step 1: Visit the website of NSD (link will be available above).
  • Step 2: Click on “Register Yourself” tab and fill the registration form.
  • Step 3: Fill the details such as name, mobile number, email Id, etc in the registration form.
  • Step 4: Now the system will generate User ID and Password.
  • Step 5: Login with the user ID and password and fill the application form.
  • Step 6: Enter the personal, communicational, qualification details in application form.
  • Step 7: Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature within a prescribed size and format.
  • Step 8: Pay the prescribed application fee through online or offline mode.
  • Step 9: Print the application form for further use. 

NSD 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill the NSD eligibility criteria before applying for exam:

  • Qualification: Students should be graduated in any field from a recognized university/ institute.
  • Age limit: Applicants should not be more than 30 years and not less than 18 years. Also there will be 5 years relaxation for reserved category candidates.
  • Work Experience: Applying students will need to participate in at least 6 different theaters productions with attached document proof.
  • Recommendations: Candidates must have a recommendation letter from at least one theatre expert. 

NSD 2025 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the NSD exam pattern 2025 mentioned below:

  • Examination mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Medium: The question paper will be available in English and Hindi languages.

NSD 2025 Syllabus

The NSD syllabus 2025 will be based on the acting skills. The authority will release the complete syllabus at the website. Some of the topics of NSD will be ‘Relationship between ritual and folk theatres, Indus belly civilisation art, importance of street plays, Karnataka folk theatres form, method of acting, origin and development of folk theatres’  etc.

The complete syllabus will also be uploaded here in our article when it will be released on the website. Candidates are suggested to keep in touch with us to know the latest updates related to NSD Admission 2025. 

NSD 2025 Preparation Tips

The following are the preparation tips for better performance in NSD 2025:

  • Make a proper time table for study and follow it daily.
  • Use good books and study material for preparation of exam.
  • Go through the complete syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Solve previous year paper and sample papers.
  • Take care of your health, do meditation to refresh your mind.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answer: Yes, candidates will be able to fill the application form through offline mode.

Answer: The NSD 2025 application fee will be Rs. 50/- for online mode and Rs. 225/- for offline mode.

Answer: Yes, candidates must be a minimum 18 years old to be eligible for NSD 2025 admission.

Answer: No, the authority will not provide a correction window to edit mistakes in application form.

Answer: No, students must have graduated in any discipline to be eligible for admission.

Answer: No, the exam will be conducted in offline mode only.

Answer: Candidates will need to upload the scanned images of required documents within a prescribed size and format.

Answer: No, the exam will be available in English and Hindi language only.

NSD 2025 Admit Card

The NSD admit card 2025 will be released in the second week of July 2025. Applicants will be able to download the admit card from website of authority by entering their login credentials such as application number and date of birth. 

The hall ticket will be a very important document for candidates to appear for examination. It will consist of the candidate’s name, date of birth, exam name, important instructions etc. Candidates are advised to keep their hall ticket safe till the admission procedure gets over.

NSD 2025 Answer Key

The NSD answer key 2025 will be published after a few days of commencement of exam. Candidates will be able to check the answer key through online mode. With the help of answer key, students will get to know their marks before the declaration of the result. 

The answer key will consist of answers to the questions asked in entrance exam. If candidates find any discrepancy in the answer key, they must raise an objection against it through online mode. The authority will provide the challenge facility in case of any mistake in answer key. After examining all the raised objections, the final answer key will be released.  

NSD 2025 Result

The NSD result 2025 will be made available at the website of authority. It will be published in the month of August 2025. Applicants will be able to download the result through online mode. The authority will release result only for those candidates who have appeared for exam. 

The result will contain the marks scored by candidates in entrance exam and other details of candidate’s. Students must keep their result safe as it will be required at the time of admission procedure.

NSD 2025 Cut Off

The NSD cut off 2025 will be published via online mode. The cut off will be published by the institute after a few days of declaration of result. It will consist of minimum marks that must be obtained by students to be eligible for admission. 

The cut off will be prepared on the basis of various factors such as availability of seats, number of candidates appearing in exam, difficulty level of exam etc. Candidates securing more marks will get higher preference in the admission procedure. 

NSD 2025 Admission

The admission will be offered to students on the basis of their combined performance in both the stages i.e. preliminary test and final workshop along with their experience. The merit list will be released by the authority for admission. 

Shortlisted candidates in the exam will be invited for interview rounds. Applicants will need to reach at the given venue on a particular time and date. Candidates will also be advised to carry their original documents along with them for the verification process.

In case of any other query related to NSD Admission 2025, you can ask your queries in the comment section below. 

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