How to prepare for FTII entrance exam for direction and Screenplay course: JET-2019. 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.
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 “How to prepare for ftii direction” one  needs to an analysis of last year’s exam paper reveals that it had two sections;
FTII -JET evaluates a student at two fronts; first,
  1. The level of general Awarness &  information about cinema, art and culture.
  2. Information & the analytical power in domain specific.
    30 MARKS OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS.( Expected  MCQ Break up can be found here)
    a) 30 % 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 )
    To 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.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.
Seventy per cent of the marks is 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. But this year Examination pattern has Changed for all the courses. In the direction course exam they will judge;
1. Observation power and,
2. Imagination power related to various elements of Film Direction
2.1, For example, you would 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.
2.2 You may be given multiple images to formulate a story.
2.3 You may be given few lines and expend that to a proper story of say 300 words.
2.4 You may be asked about your opinion on a given situation related to the cinema – for or against it.
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 awarness abou 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 and Mental Ability section without the help of any mentor but Domain specific descriptive question for the direction course requires face-to-face interaction/ training. Hence we are organizing a 20 days of “Coaching Program” starting from 29th January 2019 -will prepare you for 80 questions in 20days for the domain-specific Section of 70 marks. Those who are unable to join face-to-face program can attend it online.
WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT IN OUR 20-DAYS COACHING CLASSES FOR FTII direction and Screenplay writing entrance exam  IN DELHI STARTING FROM 29th  Jan 2019- 
There will be 3 hr classes.
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.
b) . 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
4. Please note that there will not be any class related to GENERAL KNOWLEDGE as it is a vast topic with no end. This 5/ 7 marks section is what you need to prepare yourself.
There would be one afternoon batch only.
Timing: for 20 days Continous Classes
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm – GK-related to Art and Culture (by Naresh Sharma)
15 min: Tea Break
3:15 – 5.30 pm -DOMAIN SPECIFIC (by Domain Expert)
15 min: Tea Break
Fee: 20,000/- for the course (20,500/- fee includes book by Naresh Sharma)
Seats: 50 (morning batch) and 50 (afternoon batch)
Online Coaching
Students who cannot join the classroom Program can join Online Program where they can watch the classroom videos recording on YouTube at any anytime till 24th Feb 2019.(only those who will be joining this program. This is for private viewing only) Fee: 5,000/- for the course (5,500/- fee includes the book by Naresh Sharma)..
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