Film and Television Institute of India conducts a national level FTII Entrance Exam to shortlist students for admission in its postgraduate and diploma courses in the field of film, radio, television and mass communication.
The exam is 3 hours long having 100 multiple-choice questions.
There is no specific syllabus for the entrance test which makes the reference to previous years’ question papers even more vital.
The questions are generally based on general knowledge and mental ability. Check FTII Cut Off
Students must prepare these topics from FTII practice papers and attempt full-fledged mock tests.
Download FTII 2020 Entrance Exam sample papers from given links:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.
Ques. Where is the question paper for the FTII entrance exam for cinematography available?
● Top Answer By Samriddhi Sarkar 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
Ques. How should I prepare for the FTII entrance exam of acting?
● Top Answer By Disha Das 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
Ques. How do I prepare for entrance exam for the direction course in FTII?
● Top Answer By Sushmita Mondal 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
Hello FTII authority
I do want acting Couse FTII First fal what I do
Kindly reply FTII authority
First you need to prepare for the examination as the examination is really tough and you need to study about world cinema and theatre and general knowlegde. You can apply for the application form here. You need to know about camera acting as they will conduct an audition round.