Get from here the entrance exam details of National Institute of Drama (NSD) 2016. Find from here the details such as admission pattern, eligibility, Exam syllabus, downloadable PDF books, list of Important dates and results.
To be an actor is not as easy as like a Film Director. You have to walk through many tuff paths to reach that Stardom Position. One who wants to be an actor must have strong and unique acting skills. The National School of Drama (Commonly Known as NSD) based in New Delhi, India is one of the national level-Known theatre and acting training Institutes, which is working under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. The well Known actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Sai Paranjpye, Anupam Kher and Om Puri are the students of National School of Drama.
So, want to join the National School of Drama in 2016? If ‘YES’ is your answer, then read the Full details of National School of Drama including – Courses offered by National School of Drama, Eligibility required to attend NSD 2016-2017, Syllabus, Important Dates, Admit Card/Hall Ticket, Results, sample question papers and more such details regarding NSD admission 2016 can read from here.
About National School of Drama
The National School of Drama –New Delhi is a theatre training (acting) institute started by Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1959 at Nizamuddin West. In 1975, the Ministry of Culture Government of India take over this institute and thereby it has received autonomous status. Considering the academic achievements, in 2005, the Government of India granted deemed university status to NSD, but in 2011. it was revoke on the institute’s request. Its present campus location is at Bahawalpur, New Delhi. The famous theatre artist Satu Sen was the first director of NSD. Waman Kendre, a well-known mentor in the theatre profession is the present director of NSD.
The admissions to acting courses in National School of Drama are offering on the basis of entrance exams.
The Purpose of National School of Drama Entrance Exam 2016-2017
For giving the admissions to “Three Year Diploma Course in Dramatic Arts.” (Full-time residential)
What you get if you attended Three-year Diploma Course in Dramatic Arts at NSD?
You will become a Professional in Acting, Stage/Theatre direction, Theater set design and other theatre-related disciplines.
National School of Drama Admission Application Form
You will get the NSD application form through three ways as shown below. (Please note that NSD entrance exam application form for the year 2016-2017 will be out on or after 10-04-2016. If you visited this page before 10-04-2016 we are recommending you to bookmark this now to access us easily.)
1. Collect NSD Application Form Online
The Candidates can download NSD application form from http://nsd.gov.in/ (Visit website>New Updates>Application Form Download)
Download the application form and send to the NSD address along with a Demand Draft (taken from any national bank) of Rs.150 in favour of “The Director National School of Drama New Delhi” to the NSD address The Dean Academics, National School of Drama (NSD), Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New-Delhi-110001 on or before 08-05-2016 (Note: The exact date will update on 10-04-2016. Please wait till then…)
Please Note: Don’t forget to write this ‘Application for Admission 2016-2017’ on the envelope.
2. Collect NSD Application Form by Post (OR)
To receive the application form by post, please write a request letter to The Academic Secession, National School of Drama (NSD), Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New-Delhi-110001 with a crossed Demand Draft/Pay order of Rs. 225/- (inclusive of Rs.75/-) in favour of “The Director National School Of Drama New Delhi” on or before 25.04.2016 (Note: The exact date will update on 10-04-2016. Please wait till then…)
3. Collect NSD Application Form from the Campus New Delhi
You can also collect the application fee from the Books Shop working inside of NSD campus at New Delhi by paying the admission (application) fee of Rs. 150 between any dates from 10.04.2016 to 08.05.2016.
Note: You get the application from the NSD campus only in the working hours between 10.00 A.M to 1.00 P.M and 2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M.
How to apply For NSD 2016-2017 Entrance Exams?
To apply for attending NSD 2016-2017 entrance exam, send The completely filled application form, Testimonials, copies of certificates, four recent passport size photographs to the address given below.
The Academic Section, National School of Drama,Bahawalpur House,Bhagwandas Road,New Delhi–110001.
Last Date to apply: 08.05.2016 (Note: The exact date will update this space on 10-04-2016. Please wait till then…)
Eligibility/Criteria to get admission at NSD
The eligibility that required for attending the National school of Drama is given as below. Please read this section very carefully.
Educational qualifications Eligibility
- Candidates attended and passed graduation in subject from a recognized university in India or abroad are eligible.
- Participation in at least theatre productions (Must submit a proof regarding your theatre experience)
- Working Knowledge of Hindi and English are mandatory
As on 1-07-2016 the minimum age shall be 20 years and the maximum age shall be 30 years
Note: The candidates belonging to the SC/ST category are eligible to apply till at the age of 35
NSD 2016-2017 list of Exam Centers/Auditions and Final workshop locations
Watch: National School of Drama Intro Video
1st Round: The primary selection comprises of an audition or practical test conducted at 6 centers as shown above.
2nd Round: The candidates qualifying in the primary round will have to attend five to six days workshop conducting at the campus in New Delhi. The institute will provide the accommodation on the sharing basis. Finalists’ names will be declared on the official website of NSD after a few days of 2nd round selection process.
NSD Course Seats
NSD Course- seat Distribution System
Out of 26 Total seats, 5 seats are reserved for SC/ST, 7 seats are reserved for OBC candidates and physically disabled, and 1-2 seats reserved for foreign candidates.
Total seats in NSD: 26
Seats reserved for SC/ST-5
Seats reserved for OBC and physically disabled -7
Seats Reserved for Foreign Candidates- 1 or 2
Seats for candidates appearing in General quota: 12
Documents required for candidates in each category
SC/ST/OBC– Documents offered by an authorized body to support their caste relaxation.
Foreign Candidates: Submit applications through Indian Embassy/High Commission in their countries. Such organization will review the application and forward it to the to Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Delhi. (Website: http://www.iccr.gov.in/.)
General Candidates: No Documents required other than mark sheets and its supporting documents.
NSD Entrance Exam Syllabus
I want to join National school of Drama. How to prepare for national School of Drama?- This is your question. Off course, we Frames Education is responsible to clarifying your that doubt.
Here, we are explaining simply the entrance exam syllabus and pattern of National School of Drama. Before that, make sure that your qualifications are enough to attend the National School of Drama entrance exam. Please find it in the above section, in case you missed to read.
Important Point: You are not eligible to attend the NSD exam, if you haven’t experience in theatre acting.
As we earlier said, the selection process will be held in two rounds.
The first round may be a written test OR audition.
In the written test, expect questions from the topics such as Origin and Development of Folk Theatre, Relationship between Rituals and folk theatre, Famous theatre persons in India, History of NSD and famous persons studied from there, folk forms and technology, Origin and Development of Ancient Indian Theatre, Indus Valley civilization Art, importance of street plays, Method acting, Origin and development of Sanskrit theatre, names and History of Sanskrit play writers, overview of amateur theatre, Karnataka Folk theatre forms, Western Theatre, Influence of western culture in Indian drama, Natyashastra, etc.
In the audition, they may ask to perform on the basis of script/idea/concept to let them know your acting skills.
The selected candidates in the first round will invite for attending a 4-5 days workshop at NSD campus. You have to attend screenings, participating auditions, attending group discussions, etc. The judges will closely securitize your interest to the acting profession from various activities during that 4-5 days workshop and finalize you if they pleased.
Video: Audition Tips For all the aspiring actors who going to attend NSD Entrance Exam By Kerry Beyer
Lists of PDF form of Books are shown below. We hope the Books/ website links will help you to crack the NSD entrance exam. Click the link to View or download it.
- Changing Scenario of Indian English Drama by Mr. Sidhartha Sawant (Book)
- Method acting (Wikiepedia Link)
Stanislavski’s system (Wikipedia Link)
- History of Indian Drama by Malyaban Chattopadhyay (Book)
- INDIAN DRAMA: The Contemporary and History (Book- PDF)
Keep In Mind: Please don’t search anywhere on internet for getting NSD sample question paper or downloading fully solved NSD sample question papers in PDF format. Because you didn’t get exact question papers of NSD from anywhere: As like FTII and SRFTI, the institute kept its secrecy in their entrance exam question pattern.
Admit Card/Hall Ticket
Hall Ticket/Admit card of the selected candidates will be available to download from the official website of NSD.
(Note: This section will update on 10.04.2016)
NSD Exam Results
The names of selected candidates will be displayed on the official website of National school of Drama. An update regarding this will publish on all major dailies.
Application Form will be avaliable from 10-04-2016
Last Date To apply: 08-5-2016
Entrance Exam Starts From: 23rd May ownwards
Workshop Date: 16 to 20 June, 2016
Classes starts From July, 2016
Other Important Details Regarding NSD Course and Entrance Exam
Admission fee: Rs. 150
Tuition fee: Rs. 150 per month
Students’ Union membership fee: Rs. 60 per year
Advance fee for make-up kit:Rs. 2000 (adjustable)
Caution money and library fee deposit: Rs. 9000 (Refunded after the acting course completion)
Stationery fee: Rs. 1650
NSD Hostel Fees, Mess and Other Miscellaneous Dues
Hostel rent per seat: Rs. 200 per month
Electricity & water charges: Rs. 100 per month (pay per consumption)
Medical charges: Rs. 100 per month
Mess charges (for every month) – Rs. 1350 per month
The institute will grant a scholarship of Rs. 6000 (Rupees six thousand only) per month to selected candidates.
Note: Those who wish to get the scholarship grant must execute a bond of Rs. 2,16,000 (RupeesTwo Lakh Sixteen Thousand Only). If he/she decided to discontinue the studies before three years or made to discontinue on disciplinary grounds, then he/she should return all the money paid by NSD for that particular person before the discontinuance.
The National School of Drama is offering only one course i.e. a Three year full time post-graduate diploma course in dramatic arts.
The Course curriculum includes
- Modern Indian Drama
- Classical Indian Drama
- Theatre Architecture
- Culture Studies
- Voice and Speech
- Theatre Movement
- Theatre Music
- Acting & Improvision
- History and Principle of stage Direction
- Forms, styles & genres of plays
- Different Processes of Directors
- Relationship of director, actor, writer & designer
- Practical analysis of Theatre language
- Research and study on design, acting & play writing.
- Studies on sound & music, visual art, cinema, media, Rasa-bhava relationship etc.
Design & Theater Technique
- History and Basic principles of Theatre Design
- Study of Scenic Arts, theatre building, scenic construction, various forms & styles of Theatre Design.
- Lighting, Sound, Costume, Set, Make-up, Multimedia.
- Scenic Design
- Costume Design
- Theatre Architecture
- Lighting Design
- Structure of theatre Play
- Techniques of moving from text to stage
- Practical methods of sound, music and visual design
- Overview on all aspects of Theatre
NSD Campus Address
National School of Drama
Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi – 110 001
Tel – 011-23389402
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