How to prepare for FTII entrance exam for Acting course: JET-2020 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;
30 MARKS OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS ( Expected MCQ Break up can be found here)
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 MARKS 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)
mental ability ( In the new pattern of JET-2020, 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, 70 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 had organized 20 days of “Coaching Program” started from 29th January 2019 . Those who were unable to join the face-to-face program registered for our online preparation , where we were offering
What Was Taught in Our 20-Days Coaching Classes In Delhi Started From 31st Jan 2019- 19th Feb 2019
There was 3 hr class
1.) One hr WAS 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’, WAS 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 WAS be taught only in the classroom.
2.) 2-hrs Domain Specific Class: Our NSD graduated mentor WAS be teaching you various aspects related to acting in a 2 hrs class each day for next 20 days. The Coaching WAS prepare you for 80 questions in 20days for the domain-specific Section of 70 marks. Please note that there WAS 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.
This year we are not offering classroom coaching. We are offering video lectures of last year’s recoding done while having the classes. The classroom videos on YouTube multiple times till 17TH Feb 2020. These videos are the classroom recordings of classes held in 31st jan 2019- 19th feb 2019 available for Private viewing at any time on u-tube.
Fee for only Video lectures :Rs/- 5,000.
Fee for Video lectures + the book JET-2020 ” How to prepare for FTII /SRFTI Entrance Exam” by Naresh Sharma )
Sample of The Video Tutorials:
BRIEFING OF THE CLASS Acting Video-Tutorials: 14th -Feb 2019
14th Feb, 2019 (Thursday)
Write a note on Michael Chekhov
What is psycho-physical acting?
What are the Key elements of Psycho-physical acting?
What’s the role of ‘psychological gesture’ in Chekhov’s technique?
Students wrote : 1.Write a critical review of a movie that you have recently seen.
‘Smell triggers memory.” Describe one smell and memory that it triggered.