Established in the year 1960 on the erstwhile Prabhat Studio premises at Pune and thereby inheriting a rich legacy in quality Cinema , the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has truly lived up to its avowed objective in the field of imparting training in film making and television programme production. Today the FTII is considered as a Center of Excellence not only in India but also in Asia and Europe. Films made by the students of the Institute are entered in festivals both in India and abroad. Many of them have won National and International awards.
The alumni of the FTII have penetrated all corners of the Indian Film and Television industry and have excelled in all its fields. For example Subhash Ghai, Mani Kaul, Nasiruddin Shah, Jaya Bhaduri, Raza Murad, Shatrughan Sinha, Mithun Chakraborty, Tom Alter, Kanwarjit Paintal, Adoor Gopal Krishnan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Raj Kumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Resul Pookutty are alumni of this Institute.
The FTII is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India. Its policies are determined by a Governing Council. The Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC) of Govt.of India appoints the Director of the Institute.
Eligibility Criteria for FTII Test
The eligibility criteria for the Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examination is a degree in the respective subjects from a government recognized institution or university. But some courses like courses in Sound Engineering, students must have done their 10+2 with Physics as one of their optional subjects.
Test Pattern and Syllabus for FTII Test
Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examinations are basically conducted to test the candidate on the specific area that he or she has chosen. More over, in the Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examinations, there will be questions on General Knowledge and General Mental Ability. The maximum marks for the Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examinations are 100 and the duration of the examination is 3 hrs i.e. from 10-1pm.
There is as such no specific syllabus for the courses with regard to the Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examinations, since majority of the courses offered by the Film and Television Institute are skill based or performing art subject. It is a must that one should posses enough knowledge in their desired subject in order to get through the Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examination. In addition to that, one should concentrate on the General Knowledge part especially with regard to film media and from the world of entertainment. One should be well aware of the different socio-economic developments that are happening in and around the world. Awards and Recognition, for example. The Oscars, Grammy Awards, who won in which category etc should be focused by the students. Then there will be some basic Mental Ability questions based on the elementary mathematics at the school level.
How to Apply for FTII Test?
For applying for the Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examination one can either apply through the online mode or the offline mode. In either of the modes, the application fees has to be paid. The application fee for the general candidates is Rs. 2000(subject to change) including OBC candidates (non-Creamy Layer). The application fees for the SC and ST candidates are Rs.1650(Subject to change). In the online mode, the candidates can fill up the online application form and sent the relevant documents along with two photographs to be uploaded at the institute’s website. They should also send a declaration by their parents along with the documents. In the offline mode, the candidates can have a copy of the admission prospectus either by post or by hand along with a demand draft taken on the name of “Accounts Officer FTII Pune”.
List of FTII Examination Centers
Tips for FTII Test
For Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examination, it is always preferable that you have a regular and consistent approach when it comes to the preparation of any competitive examinations. Preparations are always the key to success. For getting a fairly good score in the Examinations, one would have to be thorough with their subjects. When it comes to performing arts, the talent and skills acquired by a person throughout his life comes in handy. Keep observation and exposure to life can mould a person to be a better actor. In performing acts, the dedication and hard work is very essential to success. Merely a pass in the examination will not get through. You will have to clear the screen test as well. When it comes to the written examinations, reading Newspapers like The Hindu and other periodicals will help you in improving the general knowledge. If you are weak in your mathematics, start by getting base right. For this you would have to brush up your sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth standard mathematics. Try to solve more and more problems in mathematics. The more you practice, the more speed and accuracy you get while attempting the questions. Always learn shortcuts to solve problems. That will enable you to solve the Mental Ability part.
Reference book for FTII Test
Since the syllabus is not specific the candidates can read the general books on the related subjects. They can read the books available on general knowledge and mental ability tests. Books like Competition Winner, Manorama Year Book etc. are useful at the preparation stage.
Coaching for FTII Test
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