NSD Admission 2020: Application Form, Audition Date, Eligibility Criteria

The National School of Drama is a well-known theatre training institute located in the national capital New Delhi, India. Through the NSD admission 2020, candidates can apply for the three-year diploma course in dramatic arts. The course aims at transforming students into the professionals in various fields of drama such as acting, designing, direction, and other theatre-related disciplines. The course will likely to be commenced from the 3rd week of July 2020. Interested candidates need to keep tabs on the official website of the NSD for regular updates on the admission. For more details on the NSD admission 2020, aspirants can go through the article featured.

News: The application form for NSD admission 2020 is available from 28th Jan 2020. 

Avialable Application Form 2020

Important Dates for NSD Admission 2020

Aspirants should note down the official dates for the preliminary test/audition and final workshop for the admission in NSD. Candidates can prepare for the test/audition keeping in mind the dates mentioned.

Schedule Dates
Application form availability28th Jan 2020
Last date to submit the form28th Feb 2020
Release of Admit cardOne or two weeks before the exam
Exam Date1st week of May 2020 to 2nd week of June 2020
Result AnnouncementJuly 2020
Preliminary Test/Audition/Final Workshop
LocationDates (Expected)
Jaipur1st week of May 2020
Chandigarh1st week of May 2020
Lucknow2nd week of May 2020
Patna2nd week of May 2020
Bhubaneswar2nd week of May 2020
Kolkata3rd week of May 2020
Guwahati3rd week of May 2020
Chennai4th week of May 2020
Bangalore4th week of May 2020
Mumbai4th week of May 2020
Bhopal1st week of June 2020
Delhi1st and 2nd week of June 2020

NSD Admission 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for NSD admission 2020 includes the methods opted by the notable theatre personalities responsible for shaping the contemporary theatre in all forms and expressions. It includes broad-based training in classical dramatic traditions in India and the West, modern theatre trends in India and abroad, and in the traditional and folk theatre of India, and specialized training in Indian theatre traditions. Candidates are expected to give their best performance in the test. They should be familiar with the old school acting methods and techniques as well as current acting trends such as dialogue delivery, expressions, and other aspects of the acting.

Application Form for NSD Admission 2020

The application form for admission into NSD can be filled either via online mode or via offline mode. Candidates can visit the official website to apply for the preliminary test/audition/workshop. The details should be entered very carefully as no editing request will be permitted once the form is submitted successfully. Candidates will need to register themselves first and then proceed for filling the application form.  Candidates will also be required to upload the scanned copy of the documents while filling the form. Apart from this, they need to pay a requisite amount of application fee to submit the form. Application received without the fee will be considered invalid. The offline application form can be obtained from the website and must be sent to the following address with a demand draft-

The Director,

National School of Drama, New Delhi

Application Fee

For the online application form, a candidate needs to pay Rs. 50/- via Credit card/Debit Card/Net Banking.

For the offline application form, a candidate needs to pay Rs.150/- via demand draft in favour of the director, NSD (New Delhi) indicating “application for admission 2020-2021”.

Documents required for application

Given below is the list of documents needed from the applicants while they fill the application form either by online mode or by offline mode-

  1. Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB)
  2. Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB)
  3. Scanned copy of Age Proof
  4. Scanned copy of relevant Educational Qualification (less than 100 KB)
  5. Scanned Copy of Recommendation form theatre experts (less than 100 KB)
  6. Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC (less than 100 KB)
  7. Scanned Copy of Theatre experience. (less than 100 KB)
  8. Documentary proof of Theatre experience. (less than 100 KB)

NSD Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down by the school for the 3 years diploma course in dramatic arts. Candidates found ineligible during the exam will be debarred from taking the exam. Candidates can check their eligibility status here-

Age limit: A candidate must be a minimum 18 years old and maximum 30 years old as on 1st July 2020.

Essential Qualification:

  • A candidate must have done graduation in any discipline from a recognized University in India or Abroad.
  • A candidate must have participated in at least 6 theatre productions.
  • A candidate must possess the working knowledge of Hindi / English.

Desirable Qualification:

  • 3 recommendations from theatre Experts.
  • Documentary proof of the theatre experience.

NSD Admission 2020- Result

The result of the candidate for NSD Admission 2020 will be published on the official website. The result will be based on the performance of a candidate in the preliminary test/audition and final workshop. The selection will be done provisionally subjected to the verification of all original certificates. Candidates should keep tabs on the official website for admission related updates.

NSD Admission 2020 Procedure

The selection for NSD Admission will be carried out in two phases- preliminary test/audition and final workshop. Those who qualify both the phases will be called for the final interview. The list of candidates shortlisted for admission into 3 years diploma course in dramatic arts will be announced based on the overall performance of the candidates on the official website.


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