How to prepare for FTII entrance exam for Direction and Screenplay course: JET-2020 . Click here to read the details about the change in examination pattern.
Among the 6 courses offered at FTII, the direction is one of the most competitive seats followed by acting. The competition is ten times higher as compared with other streams like cinematography, editing and sound. As per last year’s FTII facebook page, out of 5293 (for all the courses) applicants, 1308 students appeared only for direction course in 2018.
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 your preparation one needs to an analysis of last year’s exam paper.FTII exam evaluates at 2 level
- The level of General awarness about Current affairs and Information about cinema, art and culture.
- Analytical power in domain specific.30 MARKS OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS.( Expected MCQ Break up can be found here)a) 30 Marks MCQ questions are related to GK and current affair+MCQs related to cinema and art (painting, dance, music, theatre, photography etc).
b) mental ability(IN CURRENT PATTERN IT IS DELETED )c) 70 marks are DESCRIPTIVE DOMAIN SPECIFICTo train the FTII aspirants of any course, Mr. Naresh Sharma (Director CRAFT) has written a book : How to prepare for FTII Entrance exam JET 2019 (latest Edition JET 2020 has 100 new Questions ) .which covers the section ‘c’ 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 and a list of important FTII alumni is provided.
70 MARKS DOMAIN SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
Seventy marks are devoted to the 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. But in the JET2019,onwards examination pattern has changed for all the courses. In the direction course exam they will judge;
1. Observation power
2. Imagination power related to various elements of Film Direction.
For example, you may be given a situation in which you need to analyze the various elements related to direction. It can be about framing a story based on a few hints, or keywords. You may be given multiple images to formulate a story. You may be given few lines and expend that to a proper story of say 300 words. You may be asked about your opinion on a given situation related to the cinema – for or against it.
For Example , There may be a question “Express your opinion in 200 words about “Web Series” is not a film but just an extension of TV serial ‘format.’?” Now what you write in support or against about your opinion is what will counted, immaterial of the fact that whether it is for or against. It will reflect the in-depth understanding of what is going on in the field of Cinema and your awareness about it .
Nobody can say with a certainty what kind of Topic will be given but yes you can jot down few topics and find the points in favor or against after analyzing the previous year’s examination pattern. 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 for the direction course 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 held in Delhi. From 31st Jan 2019 to 19th Feb 2019
There was 3 hr class face to face coaching Classes.
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 2020’, was to 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 that was taught only in the classroom.( Hence it is important to watch the video Recordings of those lectures)
2.) A 2-hrs domain specific class: Our direction mentor taught students in 2 hrs class – How to analyze a topic and Discussed various Situations given in the last years question Papers.
Please note that there will not be any class related to GENERAL KNOWLEDGE preparation coaching as it is a vast topic with no end. This 8-10 marks section is what you need to prepare yourself. Manorama year book 2019/ 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 face to face classes. These videos are the classroom recordings of classes held in 31st Jan 2019- 19th feb 2019 available for private viewing at any time on You-tube.
Fee for the video lectures : Rs/- 5,000.
Fee for Video lectures + the book JET-2020 ” How to prepare for FTII /SRFTI Entrance Exam” written by Naresh Sharma )
: Rs/- 5,600.