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FTII JET 2020 Result & Merit List (Released), Score Card, Cutoff and Counselling

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FTII has released the list of candidates who has been selected for interview and audition rounds. FTII JET 2020 result was released on August 3, 2020 for the exam that was condcuted Feb 15 and Feb 16, 2020. It was held across the country with 26 exam centres for the students making it more accessible. 

Latest: FTII JET 2020 Merit List has been released on October 9, 2020. Read more

  • FTII consists of 100 questions depending upon the course. 1 mark is provided for every correct answer.
  • The exam consists of objective type question and 3 hours are provided to complete the test. Check FTII Exam Pattern
  • FTII was conducted across the country with 26 exam centres for the students making it more accessible. Check FTII Exam Center 
  • There are no specific nationality rules for a candidate. Students must have a bachelor’s degree otherwise.
  • FTII Entrance Exam Results which was scheduled to be declared in 3rd Week of May 2020, now stands postponed until further notice.
  • Counselling process will begin tentatively in September 2020. It includes Personal Interview, Orientation and Medical Test.
Event:  FTII has introduced a short online course in Basic Screen Acting. The Course will be conducted over a period of 20 days in online mode. Candidates can apply by paying a fee of Rs 23,900. latest by Nov 09, 2020. Online Course will only be conducted on weekdays from November 17 – December 07, 2020.  

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Highlights

Conducting Body Film and Television Institute of India
Mode of FTII 2020 Offline
Duration of FTII Entrance Exam 3 hours
Eligibility Bachelors degree in any discipline
Courses offered 3 years, 2 years and 1-year diploma and other short term courses in Television and Filming
Number of Seats 72 postgraduate and certificate courses in film 40 postgraduate courses in television

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Dates

Film and Television Institute of India will announce the important dates for the entrance examination for admission to various postgraduate courses. Here is the list of important dates-

Events Dates
FTII Application form will be available from December 08, 2019
Last Date for Submission of Application Form January 31, 2020
Admit card February 06, 2020
FTII Entrance Examination February 15 -16, 2020
Result August 31, 2020

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Eligibility

AGE LIMIT- Candidate must be above 21 years of age. There is no upper limit specified by the Institute for candidates.

RESIDENTIAL CRITERIA/NATIONALITY- There are no nationality or residential criteria specified by the Institute. Candidate can belong to any nationality or can be a resident of any area.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS- Following are the Eligibility criteria given by the University for Different courses-

Name of Specialization Eligibility Criteria
Direction and Screen playwriting Bachelors degree in any discipline
Cinematography Bachelors degree in any discipline
Editing Bachelors degree in any discipline
Sound recording and Sound Design Bachelors degree in any discipline with physics as a subject at senior secondary level 10+2
Art Direction and Production design Bachelor’s degree in applied arts, architecture, sculpture, interior design or related fields in fine arts or equivalent diploma in any of the above
Acting Bachelors degree in any discipline
Feature Film Screenplay Writing Bachelors degree in any discipline

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form

Applicants can apply online and register themselves through the official website of FTII- http://www.ftiindia.com/. Follow the below-mentioned steps to fill the application form-

  • Log onto the official website of FTII
  • Click on the APPLY ONLINE link available on the page.
  • Click on APPLICATION FORM option from the list.
  • Fill the application form online with your particular details which include-
  1. Candidates Name
  2. Parent’s details
  3. Address and Phone Number
  4. Academic Qualification
  5. Course Details
  6. Demand Draft Number
  7. Issuing Bank
  • Take a print out of the application form and attach the following documents with the same- 
  • 2 passport size photographs 4.5x3.5 cm
  • Demand Draft
  • Declaration by parents/Guardian and by students.
  • Photocopy of required certificates.

After you attach the required certificates and documents, submit your application form to “The Controller of Examination, Film and Television Institute of India, Law of college road, Pune- 411 004”

Application Fee

  • Payment can be made through demand draft in the name of the Institute.
  • A Demand Draft drew on any nationalized bank in favour of Film and Television Institute of India payable at Pune.
  • Don’t forget to write the demand draft number in the application form.
  • Take a print out of the draft for future reference.
Category Application fee
General INR 4000/-
OBC INR 4000/-
SC INR 1250/-
ST INR 1250/-
PWD INR 1250/-

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Admit Card

Admit card for FTII Entrance Test 2020 was released on February 06, 2020. Aspirants can download the admit card through the official website of FTII.

  • Log onto the official website of FTII.
  • Fill in your name and application number in the box provided.
  • Click on download admit card option from the page.
  • Download the admit card and keep it for future use.

Admit card contains some of your very important details which include-

  • Candidates Name
  • Candidates Photograph
  • Registration Number
  • Date of Examination
  • Name of Examination
  • The venue of Center for the Exam
  • Important instructions related to FTII 2020 Admit Card

It is very important to carry the Admit card along to the exam center as without it; examination coordinator will not allow the student to enter come what may.

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Center

Film and Television Institute of India allocate the examination center to the students according to candidates reach and easiness.

There are total 26 examination centers allocated to students every year. Number of Exam center may vary every year as it depends on the number of students appearing for the exam.

Exam centers for FTII are spread across different states across the country for the convenience of students to appear for the examination. Check center list below:

Exam Cities
Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Bengaluru
Bhopal Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chennai
Dehradun Guwahati
Gangtok Hyderabad
Imphal Jaipur
Jammu Kolkata
Lucknow Mumbai
New Delhi Patna
Port Blair Pune
Raipur Ranchi
Srinagar Thiruvananthapuram

FTII Entrance Exam Pattern

FTII gives a brief about the entrance exam for admissions only. Here is the exam pattern for FTII Entrance Exam 2020:

  • Question paper comprises 100 objective type questions in total.
  • Paper is qualifying in nature and each right answer is awarded 1 mark.
  • 3 hours are given to a candidate for completing the paper.
  • Entrance exam is usually held between 10 pm to 1 pm

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights 

Mode of Examination Offline
Number of Questions 100
Maximum Marks 100
Duration of Exam 3 hours

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 has no such specific syllabus for the courses and examination with regard to film and television. Since majority of the courses offered by FTII are skilled based or performing art subjects there is no bound syllabus for the exam

There are questions from general knowledge and general mental ability. One should be aware of the socio-economic developments that are going around like awards and recognition, countries and happenings in them etc.

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Result

Sheets will be scanned and scored and the results will be prepared on the basis of separate merit list by FTII. The FTII JET 2020 Exam Results has been released on August 31, 2020. Following is the procedure to check it-

  • Log onto the official website of FTII http://www.ftiindia.com/.
  • CLICK on the RESULTS option available on the NOTICE BOARD.
  • Choose your course for which you gave the exam.
  • Your results will appear in front of you in a PDF format.
  • Download and save your scorecard for future reference.

There are a few factors that influence the merit list prepared by the authority holders. Here are a few factors affecting the merit List-

  • Number of students that will appear for the entrance test.
  • Marks scored by the candidates.
  • The difficulty level of examination
  • Merit list trends in previous years
  • Intake of candidates in every course in the university.
  • Reservation of seats according to the university reservation policy.

Check FTII Entrance Exam Result

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Merit List

Based on the performance of written and oral examination, a final merit list is prepared by the Institute for the selection of candidates.

Result-1 is prepared on the basis of written examination and auditions which carry a weightage of 50%.

Result 2- is followed by after it and is done on the basis of Orientation and Interview.

Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of 1st and 2nd result lists each carrying 50% weigtage in subject to qualifying on medical test.

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 Counselling

After the results are announced, candidates must reach the allotted venue on the given time for counselling and further admission process.

The Counselling process will be held by the end of July 2020 and consists of 2 rounds of personal interview and orientation. The process is further followed by a Medical test of candidate which leads to final selection.

FTII Entrance Exam 2020 : 3 answered questions


Ques. Where is the question paper for the FTII entrance exam for cinematography available?

● Top Answer By Ankita Mitra on 14 Jan 21

Ans. Both the FTII Cinematography answer sheet and question paper are the same; thereby, no question paper can be carried outside the examination hall. Every year the film institute makes a different committee for question paper preparation. Generally, the questions are based on the following topics: World of cinema, including history, art, culture. Various Art movements, aesthetics. Movie composition. Colour science. Basic physics.  Thus, you must watch movies of renowned directors like Satyajit Ray, Ritwaik Ghatak, Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman and Martin Scorcese to make a sense regarding the concept of cinematography.  In the following one important recommendation is given, which will be essential for the preparation of cinematography: The candidate should view and follow the works and style of top 10 cinematographers from the national and international films respectively. The important thing is that the exam pattern of FTII does not allow entering in the examination hall with complete preparation, and the examination committee gives a start to the students to test their passions only. Thus, it can be stated that the student should need proper contextualisation to appear and to pass the FTII entrance test.Read more
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Ques. How should I prepare for the FTII entrance exam of acting?

● Top Answer By Rohini Mishra on 14 Jan 21

Ans. You should be familiar with the overall exam pattern. One of the essential criteria is to make section-wise preparation to earn a good score. FTII question paper consists of two sections: section 1, and section 2. In the following, an overview of the exam pattern of the FTII entrance exam is given: Section 1: Exam Type: MCQ Syllabus Covered: General Awareness (both international and national) Mental Ability (Mathematical Reasoning) Indian History, arts, culture, music, architecture, folk-art, television and cinema Section 2: Exam Type: Subjective For Example: (General Description) Name one character and elaborate on the performance from the movies you have seen recently. What is your personal idea for the costume design? Is it worth the recognition? How do you prepare for a role after studying the script? Will you face any difficulties? Do you think that acting is the most challenging profession? Why/why not. Syllabus Covered: This section is designed to test the candidate’s ability towards the specific cinematic expressions. In the following, the mark division for each question from both of these sections is given. Section 1 Section 2 15+15+20=50 (General Awareness: 15 marks Mental Ability: 15 marks Indian History, arts, culture, music, architecture, folk-art, television and cinema: 15 marks) 5*10= 50 (In this section total 8 questions are given, in which the students have to answer 5, each with 10 marks) The following important books for FTII are recommended: A Journey Through 100 Years of Indian Cinema: A Cinema Quiz Book. History of Indian Cinema. Deep Focus: Reflection on Indian Cinema. Speaking of Films by Satyajit Ray. Get Trained and Be A Star: Update Your Acting and Direction Skills. Thus, how to prepare for any course of FTII cannot be said, as there is no fixed syllabus for the subjective test of this entrance. FTII entrances also do not have any negative marking; thereby, the students need to prepare from the different facets of a film and the film making policies. For example: In the entrance test for acting, the admission team mainly evaluates the student's passion towards acting, and sometimes they wish to see some of the acting skills also at the time of interview. Thus, it can be stated that besides the theoretical study, you should prepare some tricks of acting to impress the interviewer at the time of interview. For this reason, you must learn a few acting tricks from the online video, along with dialogues and stage presentation.Read more
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Ques. How do I prepare for entrance exam for the direction course in FTII?

● Top Answer By Laxmi Rout on 14 Jan 21

Ans. The first thing you should remember is that Film direction is the most preferred course after Acting. The competition ratio for this course always remains 6-7 times higher.  However, suppose you have the aspiration of becoming a film director. In that case, you must be eager to learn about editing, sound design, music, cinematography, acting, screenplay and storyboarding. It should always be remembered that direction is similar to an orchestra, so the student must demonstrate expertise to the excellent command. Ultimately, team-based work and team management are always needed to a great extent. So, besides the preparation, the student needs to be themselves constantly. They should also have a passion for art. Honestly, to qualify the entrance exams properly learning, along with a sense of humour are required: 5Cs of Cinematography must be at the fingertips because it deals with the aspect of the film-making. It is no doubt a simple book within detailed facets of cinematography. Besides, you must be familiar with the movies of Ritwik Ghatak, Satyajit Ray, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Martin Scorcese, because studying their films is a huge part of learning film making. Online filmmaking channels and film analysis should be followed on a regular basis. Concerning this, “Every Frame a Painting'' video series is my favourite. Lastly, brush up is needed also regarding MCQ questions for art, culture, and film-making from newspaper and GK books available in the market. The following table highlights the exam pattern for the FTII: FTII Section 1 Section 2 Marks Division 20-25 Marks Marks Division 75-80 Marks Syllabus GK and Current Events Syllabus Specific Aspects Paper Indian Culture, Musical Instruments, Music, Famous Personalities, Singers, Artists and Dancers etc. Paper The conversation has to be written in an essay format: like a conversation between two old friends on the given picture, elaborate the scenes according to your imagination regarding the sound effects for the particular movie scenes. Thereby, you must give more concentration on section 2, as it contains more marks, and examines your creativity. Besides in section 1, one may get common questions, and it is definite, so scoring in this section is easier than section 2.Read more
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Hello, I'm interested in three years PG diploma in direction and screenplay writing in FTII. I have a masters' degree in Mass Communication. The questions are only formed in objective types or do I need to practise in subjective modes also? Here I am literally confused. Can you please enlighten me?
upender l

Hello Nirvana,

We are glad you are interested in this course. Visit PG Diploma in Direction and Screenwriting at FTII, Pune for more details about the course. Visit FTII entrance exam pattern for details. I hope you get all your queries cleared.

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mandod khyati
How to Chang exam center
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Khyati, change of exam center is not allowed in FTII application form. Once preferences are made and the form is submitted, they cannot be changed or edited and will be treated as final choice.
vemula siraj
18-05-1999 is my date of birth and I completed my degree recently my age is 20 ..well I was eligible for ftii entrance test
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Vemula, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam as candidates must be 21 years or above while applying for FTII entrance exam.
rahul kumar
How we join?...
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Rahul, you can check the application procedure of this exam from here: FTII Application Process

avash karmakar
i am doing BA in theatre, can i join for cinematography ?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Avash, as any student who has done graduation (any stream) is eligible to apply for this course, thus, you are eligible too. You can check the Admission Procedure in detail for the concerned course in the institute from here.

akansha rastogi
I have a master's degree in Cinema (direction) now I want to apply for a course in fashion design... What is the process for that ?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Akansha, kindly mention the concerned college/university in which you want to take admission so that we can provide you the admission procedure of the same.
arvind sharma
When I should apply form ,I want to join this but I don't know time to apply form
mannu singh
Hi Arvind, the last date for submission of application form is 7 Feb 2019.
garima saini
hi! i have correspondence degree. am i eligible for direction course?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Garima, yes, you are eligible for direction course.
vipin kumar
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Vipin, the last date for application submission was Jan 31, 2019.
vijay kumar srivastava
In Acting,Bachelors degree in any discipline. For this I have completed b.tech.so that degree can be applicable or not?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Vijay, you are eligible.
daulappa hadapad
Sir I am 30 years old can i apply this etrance exam
akansha expert
Hi Daulappa, Yes you are eligible i.e. Candidate must be above 21 years of age. There is no upper limit specified by the Institute for candidates.
satyam kumar
I am reading ISC so can I apply form
sarthak mahajan
Hi Satyam, You may please contact the exam authority to get the relevant information.