How does one prepare for the FTII entrance exam?
FTII -- Film and Television Institute of India -- ed.
I ve been searching for the answer to the same question . From
what i have been told and read , i ll list out the info that people
who have taken the test told me .
1 . First of all , when we look at what FTII could be looking in
their students at the entrance test , it has to be thorough
1. The history of Indian cinema,music,literature and art .
2. The basics of photogaphy and cinematography .
3. Knowledge on recent events and developments in literature and
4. Aptitude- some questions are like writing the sound track for
a particular situation,,writing a story from a picture ,drawing a
different view for a given picture etc.
2 .For the interview they might look at how the candidate
presents himself and his attitude and passion for the field. Some
of my friends said they carried their work with them like short
films and photographs and the interviewers questioned them on the
Here are some of the questions that were asked this year(2009)
Apparently the paper pattern has finally changed. So read about
technical stuff if you are applying for a technical course.
Write a short note on the following- any 4
farmers suicides in India
trends in Indian poetry
globalization and culture
Write about any literary fiction you have read in an Indian
Language and can it be made into a short film. elaborate
So basically your knowledge on everything related to arts and
culture in India is important. the best thing to do is just read as
many articles, read lots of literature. Read about important
figures in the Art and Culture world in India, including famous
people of the past. Plus your general knowledge about current
events is what they want to see. so just read read and read some
more. And of course watch loads of movies.