NSD – Application Procedure, Test Pattern and Contact Information
Every year in the month of February the notice for admission to Diploma Course is published in all leading news papers. The candidates who are seeking admission to the Diploma programme are required to obtain the prospectus and application form. They can send a request to obtain the form by paying the necessary fee along with postage charges in favour of The Director, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi – 110 001
Once candidate’s application is confirmed the date of screening test will be made known to them. If the candidate does not get selected in one attempt he/she will have two more attempts to take the test. Hence, the candidates can apply for three times.
Screening Test Pattern
The screening test for admission comprises of two stages. The first stage of screening includes an audition/practical test, and its centres are Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. The candidates are required to qualify the first stage to appear for the second stage. The second stage comprises of 3-5 days workshop which is on the campus of NSD, New Delhi. This workshop is held with the intention of assessing candidates’ performance and ability. On basis of this, the candidates will get selected for the admission.
Generally, the medium of instruction is English but plays are mostly performed in Hindi. However, it depends upon the subject and situation as well. The selected candidates will receive NSD awards scholarship of Rs. 3,000 every month.
These selected candidates, who receive scholarship, are needed to execute a bond of Rs. 108, 000 to the effect that he or she comes to a decision to stop training before the end of three years, or they are made to discontinue for disciplinary reason he/she will have to return all the received money before the discontinuance. The candidates are required to give a surety of Rs. 108, 000 which is duly attested by a Collector/District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner (Revenue Authorities).
National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, 1 Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi - 110 001