How to prepare for FTII entrance exam for Acting course: JET-2019 has a change in exam pattern (Click here to see)
Among the 6 courses offered at FTII, Acting is the most competitive.As per last year’s FTII facebook page posting, out of 5293 (for all the courses) applicants, 1467 students appeared only for the acting course which has 10 seats (5-GEN, 3-OBC,1-SC,1-ST ).
Assuming that there will be maximum students from general category, say 1000 out of 1467 and 1:5 is the ratio of candidates short-listed for Audition Program for acting, 25 students should expect the call letter from 1000 students. Hence the ratio is approximately 1: 40 for general category.
pl note that for the Diploma course in Acting, initially General and OBC(NCL) candidates will be
short-listed for Audition in 1:6 ratio and SC / ST candidates will be will be shortlisted
in 1:10 ratio based on the written examination merit list. Further, based on
written examination & Audition marks, General and OBC(NCL) candidates will
be short-listed in 1:3 ratio and SC / ST candidates will be short-listed in 1:5 ratio
for Orientation and interview.
These statistics are not to scare you but make you aware about the Reality!
To reach the level, where you would be called for orientation program at FTII, one has to qualify the written entrance exam. If you are really Serious about, How to prepare for FTII acting course, One need to analysis the last year’s exam paper pattern ( which has changed this year ) , which reveals that it had two sections;
FTII -JET evaluates a student at two fronts; first, the level of information and second, the analytical power.
This year seventy per cent of the marks is allotted to descriptive type questions.
a) 30 % questions are related to GK and current affair.MCQs related to cinema and art (painting, dance, music, theatre, photography etc).( Expected MCQ Break up can be found here) b) mental ability ( In the new pattern of JET-2019, Mental Ability has been abandoned and added to the subjective question answers )
c) 70 % are Descriptive questions related to Domain-specific.
For the FTII aspirants of any course, Mr Naresh Sharma (Director CRAFT) has written a book which covers the section ‘b’ as mentioned above. This book precisely caters to MCQ genre related to cinema and art section. Although not exhaustive but scholastically propitious for framing patterns, this book is aimed at MCQ section. Not only students are expected to be well versed with Indian and International cinema but also of works by FTII alumni. Along with few questions, a list of important FTII alumni is provided.
70 MARKS DOMAIN SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
70 marks are devoted to ‘domain-specific questions’ which are descriptive in nature to evaluate the area of interest and students’ investigative adroitness.
If you analyze the previous year’s question papers, 50 marks are devoted to checking the students’ Domain-specific knowledge. In acting course exam they will judge; But This year it has become 70 marks.Pl note carefully.
Your understanding related to various elements of acting; character, emotions, dialogue delivery or anything related to performing art. In the past, they have asked students to analyse the performance of various actors.
Since it is descriptive in nature it is important that your thoughts should be focused and fine-tuned. You cannot beat around the bush.
Nobody can say with certainty what kind of topic will be given but yes you can jot down few important topics related to acting and find the points, for or against, after analyzing the previous year’s examination pattern.
Kindly note that the seemingly simple questions can also become complicated depending on the examiner, who will be setting this paper. Hence one needs to be thoroughly prepared for the tough situation.
Please remember anything can be asked to evaluate students’ talent in terms of thinking or argumentative power. Though one can always prepare for GK section without the help of any mentor but Domain specific descriptive question requires face-to-face interaction/ training.
Hence we are organizing 20 days of “Coaching Program” starting from 27th January 2019 . Those who are unable to join the face-to-face program can register our online preparation of How to prepare for FTII acting.
WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT IN OUR 20-DAYS COACHING CLASSES IN DELHI STARTING FROM 27th Jan 2019-15th Feb 2019 ( both the dates are Includes )
There will be 3 hr class
1.) One hr will be devoted to MCQ related to cinema, art, music, dance, painting, and sculpture by our Director, Mr Naresh Sharma, who has written a book on the same topic. Please note that the book: ‘How to Prepare for FTII-SRFTI-JET 2019’, will give you an idea about various possible questions that can be framed, but there are many things which could not be covered in the book and will be taught only in the classroom.
2.) 2-hrs Domain Specific Class: Our NSD graduated mentor will be teaching you various aspects related to acting in a 2 hrs class each day for next 20 days. The Coaching will prepare you for 80 questions in 20days for the domain-specific Section of 70 marks.
3.. Please note that there will not be any class related to GENERAL KNOWLEDGE as it is a vast topic with no end. This 15 marks section is what you need to prepare yourself. Manorama year book 2019 is recommended for this part consists of 5-6 questions. There would be one afternoon batch, if need may have two batches.:
maximum intake in one batch of the Afternoon will be (50 students)
3.15 pm – 4.15 pm – GK-related to Art and Culture (by Naresh Sharma)
15 min: Tea Break
4:30 – 5.30 pm –
30 min: Tea Break
6.00 – 7: 00 pm – DOMAIN SPECIFIC (by Domain Expert)
Fee: 20,000/- for the course (20,500/- fee includes a book by Naresh Sharma)
Students who cannot join the classroom Program can join Online Program where they can watch the classroom videos on YouTube multiple times till 24th feb 2019.These video will be classroom recordings avaiable for Private vieing at any time .Fee: 10,000/- for the course (10,500/- fee includes book by Naresh Sharma)
Pl Click at the below Image to download the sample 6-pages from the book on ” How to prepare for ftii Entrance Exam”