Inside: Complete Information of National School of Drama (NSD) Entrance Exam 2016-2017

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 (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

  1. Candidates attended and passed graduation in subject from a recognized university in India or abroad are eligible.
  2. Participation in at least theatre productions (Must submit a proof regarding your theatre experience)
  3. Working Knowledge of Hindi and English are mandatory

Age Eligibility

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 


Selection Process

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:

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.

Second Round

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.

  1. Changing Scenario of Indian English Drama by Mr. Sidhartha Sawant (Book)
  2. Method acting (Wikiepedia Link)
  3. Stanislavski’s system (Wikipedia Link)

  4. History of Indian Drama by Malyaban Chattopadhyay (Book)
  5. 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.

Important Dates

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

 NSD Fees

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

NSD Scholarship

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.

Course Syllabus

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

Dramatic Literature

  • Modern Indian Drama
  • Classical Indian Drama
  • Theatre Architecture
  • Culture Studies


  • Voice and Speech
  • Yoga
  • Theatre Movement
  • Theatre Music
  • Acting & Improvision

Theater Direction

  • 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
  • Make-Up

Theatre production

  • 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

Got any doubt while Reading? Please Ask Us  in the comment section Below 



Do you have any doubts regarding this college admission? Ask us. We will reply you within next 20 Minutes.


  1. Pradeep Kumar May 1, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor May 6, 2016 Reply
      • Vighnesh Sawant October 31, 2016 Reply
      • Vighnesh Sawant October 31, 2016 Reply
      • ashrafia Islam tosheba December 21, 2016 Reply
      • vasanth.B May 29, 2017 Reply
  2. Ritesh May 13, 2016 Reply
  3. Siddharth Basu Roy May 19, 2016 Reply
  4. jishan malik May 24, 2016 Reply
    • DILIP KUMAR August 6, 2016 Reply
  5. parveen July 3, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor August 9, 2016 Reply
  6. Kurtis July 14, 2016 Reply
  7. Rejaul amin July 30, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor August 9, 2016 Reply
  8. p nagaraju August 5, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor August 9, 2016 Reply
  9. Kamalakar Ejjagiri August 9, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor August 9, 2016 Reply
      • Ayush Gupta June 23, 2017 Reply
  10. Aftab Ahmad August 14, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor August 14, 2016 Reply
  11. Mantasha Khurshid August 21, 2016 Reply
  12. ansh tiwari August 25, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor August 26, 2016 Reply
  13. Sahil Verma August 29, 2016 Reply
  14. ketan prakash September 7, 2016 Reply
  15. jony singh September 9, 2016 Reply
  16. Mayank verma September 12, 2016 Reply
  17. Ritu Raj Gautam September 14, 2016 Reply
  18. Ritu Raj Gautam September 14, 2016 Reply
  19. Raju Rai September 15, 2016 Reply
    • Raju Rai September 17, 2016 Reply
      • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  20. Durgesh pandey September 18, 2016 Reply
  21. Dinesh Pandey September 19, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  22. Rachita September 19, 2016 Reply
  23. Tarun Kumar September 26, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  24. Kabeer raza October 5, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
      • Ravi meena November 9, 2016 Reply
  25. Nitin Singh October 6, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  26. Nitin Singh October 7, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  27. jay October 8, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  28. padyut ray October 14, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  29. Priyank dhandhalya October 16, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  30. Desh DeepakDixit October 25, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  31. Karamjeet Madonna October 25, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor October 30, 2016 Reply
  32. sameer siddiqui November 4, 2016 Reply
  33. Raviraj November 21, 2016 Reply
  34. Raushan Ray November 30, 2016 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor December 12, 2016 Reply
  35. ashrafia Islam tosheba December 21, 2016 Reply
  36. satyam December 22, 2016 Reply
  37. subhan khan December 28, 2016 Reply
  38. Traciezew January 7, 2017 Reply
  39. Kunal garud January 15, 2017 Reply
  40. Urkrassthop January 22, 2017 Reply
  41. Avogadrobot January 22, 2017 Reply
  42. BogirNak January 22, 2017 Reply
  43. Killianel January 22, 2017 Reply
  44. HarekPn January 23, 2017 Reply
  45. Thomascorne January 23, 2017 Reply
  46. amberbw3 January 23, 2017 Reply
  47. Gariknire January 23, 2017 Reply
  48. Olivierses January 23, 2017 Reply
  49. NavarasHex January 23, 2017 Reply
  50. MariSmirkib January 23, 2017 Reply
  51. MarcusdeD January 23, 2017 Reply
  52. GregoryQuiep January 23, 2017 Reply
  53. ElberPt January 23, 2017 Reply
  54. Tarokka January 23, 2017 Reply
  55. Ernestosmes January 23, 2017 Reply
  56. SanuyemSt January 23, 2017 Reply
  57. ShakyorSops January 23, 2017 Reply
  58. Francisident January 23, 2017 Reply
  59. Akash Gupta January 25, 2017 Reply
  60. SpikeKt January 29, 2017 Reply
  61. MiguelMt January 29, 2017 Reply
  62. Innostiannow January 29, 2017 Reply
  63. Kaleschmen January 29, 2017 Reply
  64. Farmonmor January 29, 2017 Reply
  65. Oliviersex January 29, 2017 Reply
  66. Williamvat January 29, 2017 Reply
  67. zwusalmemniwc3t January 31, 2017 Reply
  68. Divyansh February 5, 2017 Reply
  69. Aryan Rajak February 6, 2017 Reply
  70. Abhishek Chand February 6, 2017 Reply
  71. Kartik Arora February 13, 2017 Reply
    • EditorialAuthor February 26, 2017 Reply
      • raunac shah May 28, 2017 Reply
  72. Vivek Kumar March 1, 2017 Reply
  73. Garvit March 1, 2017 Reply
  74. Shubhendra March 6, 2017 Reply
  75. Vivek Jangra March 14, 2017 Reply
  76. Deepanshu April 3, 2017 Reply
  77. Ishika Sagar April 7, 2017 Reply
  78. PRATYUSH RANJAN NAG May 1, 2017 Reply
  79. PRATYUSH RANJAN NAG May 1, 2017 Reply
  80. Anshika Awasthi May 2, 2017 Reply
  81. akkipoonia May 10, 2017 Reply
  82. Kishan May 14, 2017 Reply
  83. Anuja verma May 16, 2017 Reply
  84. omprakash May 17, 2017 Reply
  85. Ashish kumar May 19, 2017 Reply
  86. Himanshu Ranjan May 26, 2017 Reply
  87. Vasanth Vijay May 29, 2017 Reply
  88. Shubhangi mittal May 30, 2017 Reply
  89. Sumit May 30, 2017 Reply
  90. Ak May 31, 2017 Reply
  91. sarvesh June 14, 2017 Reply
  92. Rahul singh June 21, 2017 Reply
  93. Anurag June 26, 2017 Reply
  94. Kishor Harish Waghmare July 12, 2017 Reply
  95. Himanshu tiwari July 22, 2017 Reply
  96. suman saurabh August 2, 2017 Reply
  97. Priyanshi Shah August 13, 2017 Reply
  98. Tushar madhani August 16, 2017 Reply
  99. shreyas September 18, 2017 Reply
  100. Anas jung October 7, 2017 Reply
  101. Aishwarya October 15, 2017 Reply
  102. Rishav Biswas March 24, 2018 Reply
  103. Deepanshu malviya April 6, 2018 Reply
  104. RAGHAV GUPTA July 23, 2018 Reply

Leave a Reply