NSD Admission 2018: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

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About the Institute

The NSD (National Schools of Drama) is counted as one of the renowned theatre training institutions across the world. The institute was founded in the year 1959 by Sangeet Natak Akademi but in 1975 it has become an autonomous organization under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. Talking about the training provided to students at this institute is simply outstanding and based on comprehensive syllabus of theatre.

The institute offers three year training program in theatre and the allied arts and after completion of the program students are awarded a diploma in dramatic arts. Majorly the institute has its two wings namely the Repertory Company and Theatre-in-Education Company (Sanskaar Rang Toli). Repertory Company was established in the year 1964 whereas Theatre-in-Education Company (Sanskaar Rang Toli) in 1989. Talking about the key subjects of study are as follows:


NSD Admission 2018: The NSD 2018 Application Form has been released on 16th March 2018. Candidates, who want to make their career in acting, the National School of Drama could be a right destination for them. The school is responsible to offer proper training to candidates so that they would become able to work in the field of Acting, Design and Direction. Here we are sharing most crucial information associated with NSD admission 2018 that may help you to participate in the admission process easily.

The preliminary test dates for Mumbai and Delhi locations have been revised. Please check it below. 

NSD 2018 Online registration has been started from 16th March 2018. To apply online, click the link below

NSD 2018 Important Dates

Below, I’m sharing all important dates related to NSD admission 2018. Please keep in your mind that these dates are tentative in nature and will be update after announcement of its notification officially.

Sl. No Events of the Exam Tentative Dates
1. Application form availability will start 16th March 2018
2. Deadline to submit the form 16th April 2018
3. Date of announcement of the admit card One or two weeks prior of the exam
4. Examination date 1st to 8th June 2018
5. Date of publication of the result —-

NSD 2018 preliminary test/audition dates for the various centers is given below:

Exam Centre Date
Jaipur 1st & 2nd May 2018
Chandigarh 4th & 5th May 2018
Lucknow 7th, 8th & 9th May 2018
Patna 11th & 12th May 2018
Bhubaneswar 14th May 2018
Kolkata 16th, 17th & 18th May 2018
Guwahati 20th May 2018
Chennai 22nd May 2018
Bengaluru 24 th May 2018
Mumbai 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th June 2018
Bhopal 31st May, 1st & 2nd June 2018
Delhi 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th May 2018

Eligibility Criteria

You have to fulfill below specified eligibility criteria in order to become eligible for admission at National School of Drama:

  • A recognized graduation degree;
  • They should have participated in at least 6 theatre productions;
  • Age limit as on 1st July 2018: Minimum- 20 years & Maximum- 30 years;
  • Candidates of SC/ST category may avail the relaxation of 5 years in age;
  • Candidates should hold working knowledge of Hindi and English.

NSD 2018 Application Form

It is informed to all NSD 2018 aspirants that they can avail the application form in online as well as offline mode. After filling the form and making the payment of application fee in offline mode, application form of candidates needs to be sent to the address mentioned here:

The Dean, Academic,

National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House,

Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi-110001

Application Fee

Rs.150/- (Rs.225/- in case of requesting the form in offline mode)

Students should make a demand draft of application fee in favour of “The Director, National School of Drama, New Delhi”.

Click here to fill the NSD online application form 2018 

Exam Pattern

The authority will conduct the test in offline mode. Candidates may attend the exam either by choosing Hindi or English language. The question paper will include questions from Aptitude and Acting Skills.

NSD 2018 Admit Card

Students can get their respective admit card only when they submit their form according to the prescribed format. You may expect the availability of admit card either one or two weeks before the commencement of the exam. The admit card contains details such as your name, exam centre, examination date and other related information.

Result Declaration

According to the previous records it won’t be wrong to say that NSD declares its result within one month from completion of the exam. You must preserve your result till the admission procedure will end.

NSD Admission Process 2018

Candidates will have to first appear and clear the aptitude test. Based on their performance in the aptitude test they have to attend a workshop of almost five days. The authority will conduct workshop in the school premises only. Final list of selected candidates will be made based on their performance in aptitude test and workshop.


  1. Sir I want join nsd but I not available to give six theatre experience but iam graduate sir I am not professional actor sir but iam try iam best sir please suggest me I can joined nsd sir please

  2. Mera name adarsh shukla hai.Sir theatre certificate gov/pvt kaun sa hona chahiye admission ke liye please Sir bataiye .Sir main ek youtuber hun .m nsd me addimission lena chahta hun .plzzz help me.
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  3. Hello sir myself Sujan khan from murshidabad in west Bengal. Now my age is 17 and I want to be a Bollywood actor . how I join national school of drama . plz give me advise for be actor . my contact number is 9083693474. Plz help me .

  4. Hlo sir/ma’am , My self Abhishek Garg and i want to become a great actor in bollywood. My age is 15-16 i am reading in 12th standard. Can you give me a chance in your academy and more information about this.
    Thank you .

  5. sir i m shamshad dana me kisi ko copy nahi karta khudka apna style he sir mujhe proper detail chahiye entrace exam ke liye 8445788525

  6. H.. Mera nam… hanumant hai, mai Bahut achya
    Gane ga Leta hu….meri avaj bhi achi hai. Aur Mera sur bhi sonu nigam se milta Julta hai,mera Sapna hai ki state level singer ka…….mujhe admision MIL Sakta he Kya sir…… My number 8750298842

  7. Hello,sir
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  8. Hello,sir
    Mera name Rohit h. Mai acting krna chahta hu sir mera age 18 h or me apne ghar ka khrcha khud hi chlata hu……sir mai kuchh krna chahta hu. Plz sir…8010206892

  9. Hello sir, I’m pass out my hotel management diploma in nasik…… I’m appering bsc 2nd year… But my age is 28 running….. But the things is this — mujhe Ye acting Ye nawaj sir ki Nawaj na some Nahi deti…mujhe sir jaise kuch banana he…. To kuch sar pe hath rakhado sir…. My number—9421081665

  10. Hii sir I am Rohit saini but I have not worked in theatre but sir aapka koi theatre ho to mujhe bha koi role play mouka mile sake phir aapke yaha acting mai apply karunga my contact number 9045502932

  11. Hlo sir mera nam jasveer h mujhe BHI nsd me admission Lana h ND mujhe acting k ander carear banana h so plz help me sir ND call me ND wsp my mo.no.9928308941.thanqu sir

  12. Hlo Sir/Ma’am
    I recently completed my graduation in English (H) from Delhi university and want to know about age limit because at this time i am of 21.
    Please guide me .

  13. sir mera naam mithlesh prajapati hai or may bhut acha actur hu or may tv sireal bnana chata hu or may maths 12th kiay hu mera age 18 ka hai plzzz sir halp 7869705356 my number

  14. Sir my self Prabhakaran Bhardwaj from Gaya (Bihar) ….I wanna be a actor but i am not graduate…is any options for intermediate students……

    …plz sir suggest me ….

  15. hello ! sabhi ko mera pranam
    Meri aap sabhi se vinti hai ki mai NSD family ka member banna chahta hu.

    Har kisi ko na nahi kahte

  16. Hello sir mera naam Rahul hai mane kabhi acting nhi kari hai lakin sir ma ek acter bna chahta hu ma 17 years ka hu
    Or ma arts student hu sir kya apke school ma admission mil sakta hai

  17. Hello…..dear sir
    sir I want to be a best actor in bollywood industry because it’s my dreams from childhood but my family don’t support me so i am requesting you that give me one chance in your school to shown my ability and talent. i hope that you will give me chance in your school. and i want to know that what should i do for getting admission in NSD.

  18. hi sir mera nam deepika h mujhe mere school wale and family full sport kar rahi h acting k liye m acting m bhot best hu sir so plzzz sir mujhe addmission chaye nsd m

  19. Hi sir ,
    I am Athar Khan.my age 26years ,
    mujhe NSD me addmition chahiye .details dijiye .special request.

  20. Hello sir
    sir mujhe NSd m Admission chaiye
    iske liye mujhe kyaa krna hoga .
    plzzz tell me sir

    sir mujhe Acting ka mujhe bhutt shauk
    h plzz rply me .

  21. Hi sir my self manish roy mai bihar se hu sir mujhe actor banna h plz sir aap mujhe ek chans jarur de sir mai bahut kuchh kr sakta sir aapka ek chans mera life badal sakta h or mai jarur achha krunga mujhe pura wiswas h aap ek chans jarur de sir plz my con.no 9006040036

  22. Hi sir
    I am Vijay Narayan . I want to become acter . Plese sir give me suggestion . Sir what i have to do for acter.

  23. Sabhi log paresan ho rahe hai
    ko hero to acter to koi kya kya
    yaha sunwayee nahi hoti bhai
    aap lod pado AUR bhool jao hero banana
    engineer bano scincnetist bano
    Deepak Bhartiya
    aap log se pahale try kiya hai
    kuchh nahi mila

  24. Hi…Sir mera nam Rishi Yadav hai mujhe aapke school
    me admission Lena hai ishke liye kya kya karna padega plz tell me

  25. हेल्लो सर!
    में दिनेश सिंह उत्तराखंड से हूँ अभी म मुझे 24 साल है में भी आपके स्कूल में admission लेना चाहता हूँ और एक्टिंग की दुनिया में अपना नाम कामना चाहता हूं। कृपया मुझे आप बतये की में इस स्कूल के नाम दाखिले के लिए क्या प्रक्रिया है। क्या यहाँ से short trem coruse भी है क्या ।

  26. Sir mera name asmit tiwari h mai ak farmer ka ladaka hu muje kuch nhi ata h sir mai kuch sikhana chHata hu mai serial me jana chahta hu mai 12 tk padha hu muje call kro

  27. i have passed class 12 board exam. i have participated in many plays in my school. my group has won first prize in one act play competition in class 8. i want join N S D for my graduation in acting. but i can produce only one certificate as above mentioned. i can do a lot in feild of acting. may i get admission?
    what will be the procedure and fee structure?

  28. Sir my name is dinesh mahala sir main acting main bhut kuch krna chata hu sir main humare city mein hone vali ramleela mein bhi role kr chuka hu. Sir main filmo main actor bnna chata hu but sir mara koi background nhi na hi koi support hai to sir mujhe apne apko prove krne ka moka de sir main nhi khta ki ap mujhe addmission de hi main chhata hu ap mujhe ek barr dhekh l mari acting ko dhekh l baad mein ap decide kr lena . Sir main shahrukh ji sir ko apna ideal manta hu main unsse bhi bda actor bnna chata hu. Sir plz ap mujhe advise kre my no 7073909160

  29. sir and mem i have join in ndc. my dream to make a good acter and and learn to drama skils so plese guied me.sir my name is Rahul Gupta ,i study in B.sc lll.I live in saharsa bihar . i am wating for you anser. my number is9122164197
    Pls advice me Sir.

  30. Mera naam madhav Chauhan hai naam toh suna hi hoga main u.p ka rahane wala hoon sir mujhe kuch bhi nhi aata main sheekhna chahata hoon aur agar aap mera sath denge toh main bahut kuchh kar Sakta hoon kyon ki mere pass vishvash aur confidence hai main ek kishaan ka beta hoon sir kuchh karna chaahata hoon sir g agar apko bhi vishvash aur confidenceho ho toh mujhe jarur call karna mera mobile no 07465014167

  31. pls Sir pura pde m acting sikhna chahta hu nsd m kyuki i love acting per background shi nhi h aajkal whi sab kuch sikhta h jiska background shi ho hmgribo ke liye mehnat pdai per hi sirf krna prta h lekin jyadah demag pdai Kebaad kuch alag krne ka mn krta h pdai hi pdai mzza nhi aata kyu ki kisi ka support nhi milta lekin whi abhisek bacchan jaise actor ko koi bhi sochna nhi prta un jaise aur bhi h jante h filmo m tu jayenge hi per hm jaise ko koi n tu btaane wala aur na hi bre logo se phachan rhta h islie hm jaise log jyadah kuch nhi kr pate hosla tu bhut h per rasta dikhane wale koi nhi milte junun tu bhut h per paise aur dagmgate raste ke karan kuch shi se shikh nhi pate waise tu acting shikhne ka junnun h per sir pls rasta btaae wise tu engineering kr rhe h jabtak hme kya krna chahiye pls btaaye sir 9582723466 m ummid krta hu ki aapka jwab aaye

  32. Dear sir.
    I say with great confidence that i will…………..
    please 2 sir give me chance…..
    i will prove…
    P G in Hindi …..

  33. namashkar dear sir, mein bhi ek real actor hoon par mujhe agar ek disha mile toh ek better actor ban sakta hoon. kirpaya mujhe bhi ek chace dene ki kirpa kare
    my name sumit saini from haridwar
    thanking you sir.

  34. Sir mei nsd Mr addmi Lena chata hu abhi mai 12 hu graduated hone ke bad lunga mei ek sc ladka hu apne Aap ko kiss ready karu please bataea8521603107 mb h

  35. sir and mem i have join in ndc. my dream to make a good acter and and learn to drama skils so plese guied me. i am wating for you anser. my number is…………7415643286..

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  36. Hlo my nam is sagar sharma .nd 20 year old muje acting krna bhot pasand h or mene bhot bar school or college me acting ki h mera fon no 9996235241 or muje thoda pr acting krne ka pta chle to me or b achi action kar skta hu plzzzz 1 moka do muje 

  37. Namaste sir /mame my life actor and singer becauseus is keliye jee tour mehnat karni hogi no mai ape logo she seekhna chahta hu please sir accepted request suriya production mai mera screen test ho chuka hai sir please cell mi back from ,bihar,ph 7372011030,8210017485


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