How to prepare for FTII entrance exam for CINEMATOGRAPHY COURSE:
JET-2019 has a change in examination pattern , we hope it will be same for JET-2020 ( click here to see)
Among the 6 courses offered at FTII, Cinematography is 3rd most competitive seat at FTII, followed by acting and direction. Last year as per FTII Facebook page 839, students appear in cinematography course out of total 5293 students.
To reach the level, where you would be called for orientation program at FTII -SRFTI ,one has to qualify the written entrance exam. If you are really Serious about FTII cinematography course,one needs analyzed the last years examination pattern, it consist of two sections.
30 MARKS OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS.( click here to see the breakdown)
FTII -JET evaluates a student at two fronts; first, the level of information and second, the analytical power.
Another fifty percent of the marks are allotted to objective type questions, out of which
a) 30 % questions are related to GK and current affair+ MCQs related to cinema and art ( painting, dance, music, theatre, photography etc).
30% related to mental ability(deletedd from new pattern)
To train the FTII aspirants in any course, Mr Naresh sharma, Director CRAFT has written a book to cover the section -c 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 question, a list of important FTII alumni is provided.
70 MARKS DOMAIN SPECIFIC.
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 Check the student’s Domain-specific knowledge. In the cinematography course exam, they will check your
1. Observation and Imagination power RELATED TO VISUAL ASPECTS OF photography and cinematography
2. They also see your basic knowledge of Photography In terms of “Mainly Technical” and aesthetic understanding of the image formation process.
we are adding sample answers to the following question papers of last years in cinematography course.
a) 2015_ 3_years _FTII_ cinematography_question_papers_with_ sample answers.
b) 2017_ 1_year _FTII_digital _cinematography_question_papers_with_ sample answers.
c) 2017_ 3_years _FTII_ cinematography_question_papers_with_ sample answers.
Now after going through the above questions and sample answers, you can evaluate your technical Standing of the Photography. Kindly note that the seemingly simple questions can also become tougher depending upon the Examiner who will be setting this paper. Hence one needs to be thoroughly prepared for the tough situation.
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.
What was taught in our 20-days class room coaching classes held in CRAFT FILM SCHOOL,delhi Started from 31st Jan 2019- 19th Feb 2019
There was 3 hr class
1.) One hr was devoted to MCQ related to cinema, art, music, dance, painting, and sculpture by our Director, Mr Naresh Sharma, who has written the book on the same topic. Please note that the book: ‘How to Prepare for FTII-SRFTI-JET 2019’, give students 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 taught only in the classroom.
2.) A 2-hrs Domain Specific Class: Our direction mentor will be teaching you in a 2 hrs class each day for next 20 days, total 100 Direction/Screenplay aspirants – HOW TO ANALYSE A TOPIC
# Please note that there was not any class related to GENERAL KNOWLEDGE as it is a vast topic with no end. This 8 marks section is what you need to prepare yourself. Manorama year book 2020 is recommended for this part .
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.
a) Fee for only Video lectures fee is :Rs/- 5,000.
b) Fee for Video lectures + the book JET-2020 ” How to prepare for FTII /SRFTI Entrance Exam” by Naresh Sharma ) fee is :Rs/- 5,600.