Wednesday, May 9, 2012

FTII 2012 Entrance Exam Questions and Answers


This year i have written the FTII entrance exam for  :



  1. Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Design and 
  2. One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering


on 6th May 2012 (Sunday) at Kendriya Vidhyala , Tambaram , Chennai.


Its a 30 KM Drive from city , and had a good time speeding through the NH .
Met many aspirants who share many common dreams

This years exam was a different experience for me .
Having written and cleared the entrance on 2010 , and went through orientation and was put in waiting list and became unlucky to wait not just days but till the next entrance exam , which was held this year .

It was a long gap as there were no admissions on 2011 .
This one year made me go crazy behind movies , with attending film festivals ,
travelling , working in between in a software company , watching films , reading and sleeping ....

So the sunday was a long waited day , for me to write the exam the second time .
Personally felt the GK sections and descriptive were made easier ...

The introduction of the objective type style itslef reduced the burden
Surprised to see that there were not much of Technical questions in the descriptive.

Expected some basic questions on Physics, Speakers, Microphones, Acoustics, etc ....

I wanted to share some of the questions i remember so that it will be useful for myself and others aspirants who are preparing for future exams .

Keeping one thing in mind is always helpful for any one . FTII dont keep a standard style of questions . They dont look out for Geeks . They look out for people who love art . Obviously the one who love some thing should know many things about it . Thats the logic in their questions . They havent asked any dance and asked for which state it belongs to (which is a very comon question).  But they asked it in a differnt way - Shovana NArayan is assiciated with what art - For those who know she is a Kathak dancer, its easy to take out the answer from the 4 options as "Classical Dancer" . Kathak is a classical dance form originated from Uttar Pradesh .


Irrespective of various groups like sound , cinematography, Direction , Editing , the reason for why FTII insists on asking every one the set of common questions in GK is because we all share the common path even though we do technically a different job . We will all make films , which is a very powerful tool ...

So loving what we do is a good option.
But doing what we love is always the best option .

Here are some of the questions i remember which came for this year exam .

3 year diploma in sound questions
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Common Section for all groups included GK - 20 questions .
Objective type .  (I remember only 11 now )


GK (Common Section)
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Shovana Narayan is associated with    -- dance

cotton , industrialist, congressman , closely related to mahatma gandhi ---- > Jamnalal Bajaj

Kutty ,Shankar , Vijayan ... with what are these people related to = cortoonists

jude felix is assosiated with which game or sport = Hockey

agent vinod film directed by = sriram raghavan

main hoon na music director is : anu malik

My FrozenTturbulence in Kashmir  is written by : Jagmohan

Dr joon lew of korea,the recipient of international Gandhi award,is known for his service in which field : Eradication of leprosy

the real name of Akshay Kumar =  Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia

Kalachakra ceremony assosiated with == buddhism

indina isntitute of community dev is located at  : uttaranchal



short notes on  *(Common)
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The film society movement in india

NFAI and its influence on Indian Cinema - national film archive of india

Future of film

The impact of film and television on the younger generation of india


sound related

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1.Tell 2 movies which you liked and disliked with respect to sound
2.Tell the importance of sound in the films .With a film as reference


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1 year course in sound

GK (Common)
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GK for 1 year course was not objective .
it were all fill in the blanks type, but most of them were easy ...



steve jobs co founder of --------  Ans : Apple Inc
1 TB = how many GB   Ans : 1024 GB
Bahadur shah buried in ?   And : Burma
Hurt Locker director : Kathryn Bigelow.
Dirty picture direftor : Milan Luthria
Who is considered the father of the Indian space programme? Ans: Dr Vikram Sarabhai.
Prithvi theater founder in the memorial of "Prithviraj Kapoor"
----------  was the first capital of India . Ans : Calcutta
Head quarters of Al Jazeera TV -- Ans : Qatar
Aspect ration is TV is the ratio between ---- and -----
(Horizontal and vertical pixels)

short notes on : (common)
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10 mark each

urban challeneges to ecological balance
Anna movement and media impact on that
Raja Ravi varma and 4 other artists (forgot the other 3)
ethical censorship

sound specific
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TV sound and film sound difference
tv program u liked and u disliked . explain why ?
Difference btw live sound and dubbed sound
Write any 2 of the following - NTSC, MPEG , DVD, HD



One interesting thing i heard from some people who came to write exam are :
High level of influence is required to get in FTII .

It was funny enough . All the students who got in along with me last year through exam are just simple guys ,
who are really talented and they all got with their talents .

The selection Crew of FTII are reputed people in the resective streams.
There is noooo descrimination there , and they give space for any one .
Irresptive of his financial or influential backgrounds, his caste . his place of education , etc .

Its pure merit based , and in fact that is why FTII stands way ahead in Film Institutes .

Now its time again to check the website daily to see if i cracked this year written exam or not :)

All the best everyone ...
Take care :)


128 comments:

  1. i attended for cinematography . any idea on when the results will be out ? how much time did they take in 2010

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    1. We should check their website . Results came within a month during 2010 . So this year we should be expecting the results to be out within June End ... All the Best :)

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    2. thnx dude . eagerly waiting for the results. hope i get in. best of luck to you too .

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    3. Thanks Buddy... very useful info!!! :)

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    4. Hi,
      Though its been a long time since you wrote your entrance exam but do you still remember what they asked?
      Ill be writing for cinematography this year.
      This blog has been very helpful till now.

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  2. its really nice blog . i also appeared in acting course this year. as u have already appeared , can u please tell me how many candidates they shortlist on the basis of written test means there are 12 seats total and 6 seats in general category...then how many candidates they will call for interview to select from in general category..

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    1. Thanks manpreet :)

      If my knowledge is right , FTII exam unlike other exams , dont keep a fixed number of people to be called in for screening or orientation from the written exam . For sound course , on 2010 for 12 seats some 35 people were called ... Actually for 2010 there were 14 seats (2 NRI seats were also shared among general and reserved category as no NRI appeared) . But you know this year , NO NRI admissions are taken . So just 12 seats . Anyways dont worry dude ... You will get it .... Keep looking their website for the results ... Do update on your results ... Take care :)

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  3. rest of question i remember were:
    12.who designed rock garden-nek chand
    13.which is oldest veda-rig veda
    14.rani lakshmi bai fought the battle of-jhansi
    15.pandavani is traditional art from-chattisgarh
    16.first actress to nominated for raj sabha-narges duttt
    17.earlier title of national anthem-morning song of india
    18.who said-i want to wipe out tear from every eye-mahatma gandhi
    19. achin maharaj(dont remember exact name) is related to which field of art
    one question is left . i m nt getting it in mind
    i have done 8 out of 20 questions right....which is very low.but i handle remaining 80 marks with enough care that may be i got selected

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    1. Thanks manpreet for sharing the questions you remember :)
      Its very useful for the ones who search the internet for preparing for FTII or SRFTII entrance exams . I am like you only .. I used to search internet for the FTII exam pattern and not much of info were available . Lets help good aspirants to reach their dreams a bit easier :) ...

      Keep posting ....

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    2. Hie Manpreet.
      There is a correction I want to make in q.14
      They had asked the name of the place where Rani Lakshmi Bai died
      and the answer is GWALIOR not Jhansi.

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  4. please tell me how many out of 20 u marked right??

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    1. :)

      I am no different from you ... some 9 or 10 out of 20 .
      GK is always tough . As this year the descriptive was descriptive to core , which was not much of technical .

      But one thing . We cant really judge ourselves on this .
      Lets just keep our fingers crossed to see our names in the list :)

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  5. luckily i find someone whom i can communicate regarding ftii(i think you will not mind it)...because about ftii entrance exam, there is very less information available on internet. and i have strong desire to get it into ftii in acting stram..before appearing in exam, i have searched a lot on internet but did nt get any information. now i have appeared in test, i come to know what type of abilities they demand from aispirants......if luck favoured me, may be i will got selected this year. bcoz i hv attempted those 80 marks question very well. but the thing is that i wasnt able to correct atleast 15-16/20 question in gk category...may god will save me

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    1. Ya . Lets be positive . God will help us .
      We did our part . Now chill out :)

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  6. hi., i came to know that u appeared in SRFTI exam also..can you tell me something about the pattern and types of question they asked in exam and were you called for interview there ...what was level of exam ?? was it tougher than ftii..plz do share ur views regarding this.. i am thinking of appearing in this if luck will not favour me in case in ftii
    thanks in advance
    have a good time :)

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    1. I was not able to clear the exam itself in SRFTII :)
      Their exam pattern was a bit different

      Personally i felt srftii exam was tougher .
      But it varies each year , so it can be different .
      When i tried last year, i felt it bit tougher .
      Sound section questions were easier , but i screwed the GK.
      More of asking to name musical instruments and some painters (which i dint write at all)

      You be positive .. wait for ftii results .
      We might get through in FTII itself ...

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    2. thanks dude.....
      yeah i am 99% sure i will got shortlisted for interview.....
      i think i will clear it with flying marks..bcoz i did my paper really really well..rest i left on god......
      thanks by the way

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  7. thanx dude for the above information . its really helpful . i wanted to know if its true that orientation (if selected for) will last 7 days. any idea about when it will be conducted ? how many days after results ? my semester exams will commence and will last the whole of next month .so i am concerned . thnx again for info.

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    1. Hi There ....

      Thank you so much ..
      Last time for the exam held on August 2010, they called in for orientation by Nov 2010.Precisely telling the orientation program is for 3 days , and the interview will be held on the 4th day .

      This year if they follow this same pattern , then we will have a 3 day orientation followed by an interview on the 4th day :)

      I too have not much idea when they will publish the results and when orientation will start .

      BTW , Which course you have applied for ?
      All the best for you:)

      Do share any info if you get to know ...
      Take care ...

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    2. i applied for cinematography diploma . in an interview director DJ narain said that orientation will last a week .so i asked. what will they do before the interview on 4th day. will there be any tests there ?
      do we have to pay any fees to participate in orientation ? or for staying arrangements there ?
      i have done OK in the entrance . hope i get listed ( fingers crossed) . all the best for you too. will share info. thnx for replying.

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    3. No fees for orientation dude
      For sound, they dint ask for any other test during orientation .
      If they have enough space in the hostel they will make arrangements for hostel. Else we need to adjust somewhere outside . Most probably they will arrange for accommodation in the college hostel itselef.

      Good luck ...

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    4. i cannot wait for the results to be out . its been a long wait for entrance and now another for results. if i could just get to attending orientation , it will be great . will try again if i dont get in .
      check this out : http://www.indianexpress.com/news/ftii-admission-revamp-for-wider-reach/873077/0

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    5. :) We got no other way dude ... It will be worth the wait ... Lets hope for best :)

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    6. any idea about preparation for orientation ( if selected for) and what we should do prior to orientation ?

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    7. It was a simple friendly interview . It should not be so tough . They will ask questions to know your interest in the subjects . Say for my course , they asked basics of physics , and also the subject in which I finished my degree ...

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  8. hi...., i have given exam for direction. i have done well..as u have appeared in SRFTI last year, i am also applying there..can you please tell me when the application forms of SRFTI will be out...also tell me question pattern of exam and tell me some questions they asked in last year paper if you can recall......
    THANKS IN ADVANCE AND BEST OF LUCK 4 U

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    1. Hi There ....

      Reg SRFTII as well as FTII admissions , their websites will be updated when any information regarding admission or results are to be published.
      Checking their website is the best way , rather than waiting for it to be published in papers

      http://www.srfti.gov.in/adm.HTML

      Reg last year SRFTII exam , i am really sorry dude ... I just remember a very fewww questions ..

      They asked to name few musical instruments -- pictures were provided.
      Then they asked about famous painters, then the films made by Bimal Roy , etc .

      Dont remember much in the common sections .
      Regarding sound , they gave a picture and asked to describe its sound wise.

      Check SRFTII website for their admission dates ...

      All the best :)

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  9. OK, can you tell me did ftii declared final result based on interactive orentation on the spot(just after interview)? or did they declared final result after some days of interactive orientation and interview?

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    1. they declared their final results almost a month after the final interview . Not sure this year :)

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  10. can u tell me.......in interview how much jugdes there were for interviewing and what sort of questions they have asked you in 2010

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    1. Dude ... I understand ur anxiety :) Be cool ..... . Interview was very friendly . There were some 5 people in the panel. Questions were on basics of physics, computer engineering . Basically they could ask anything from the very basics of the course u r applying for, to the subject in which you did your degree . few people also got questions on films like your favourite director and why you like his movies and all ....

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    2. yeah thanks.....but i also come to know that except 4m acting course, they will conduct orientation and interview for all other courses....but 4 acting course, they will conduct audition and screen test...do you have any idea but that.bcoz u might met with people who came for audition and screen test in 2010.......

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    3. No dude,
      I dint get to see any students who opted for acting there .
      May be the dates were different .

      Also check out the blog of one acting course aspirant who shared her 2010 FTII audition experience ...

      http://fantastic-khushboo.blogspot.in/2010/12/my-stint-at-ftii.html

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    4. thanks a lot.............

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    5. The Audition Schedule for the two year Acting course in FTII is publisehd in the website :

      For more details :
      http://www.ftiindia.com/result%20acting%202012.html

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  11. 3500 applications this year for 132 seats ...

    http://www.ftiindia.com/FTII_News.html

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  12. As per the news In July 2012 they will conduct the workshops for those who qualifies in written examination, then there will be Interviews and in August-Sep 2012 admission process will be completed.

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    1. oh ... Then the written results should be out by June !!

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    2. Yes, around 15-20 June, result should be out.

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  14. Best of Luck everyone... :)))

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  15. can u tell me plz...
    i'm passed my +2 with Physics as a subject. but i hv no degree in physics. i want to join ftii for Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Design. if can i join for this course.... plz tell me... or message me...
    my mob no- 9567853627...
    help me plz...

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    1. Hi,

      You need a degree to do full time courses in FTII like

      Three Year Post Graduate Diploma in Sound Recording and Sound Design (or)
      One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering

      (As they are Post Graduate Course )

      To do sound Engineering from FTII , you need to have physics in +2, and have finished any degree ....

      Good Luck ...

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  16. ftii question paper is only in english or we have option of hindi?

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    1. You can give answer in Hindi

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  17. I wrote the Direction papers for both the Film and TV Courses. Personally speaking I found the GK section in the TV paper simpler despite the fact that it wasn't a multiple choice based paper. And overall I did better in the film paper. Just before the exam began, a couple of other applicants told me that they had friends who didn't do well in the entire paper but doing well in the specific field related section was enough to get them an interview. So I guess the admission and interview process really is very aptitude based unlike what other institutes have.

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    1. you are right ... as this year descriptive questions were mainly testing each one personal views and ideas . GK was comparatively easier this year for both film and tv .

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  18. And Manu, can you tell us why there was a gap year in 2011 and why they put you on a wait list in 2010? What I had heard is that there were many worthy applicants in 2010 compared to the number of seats available, therefore they asked those who were not selected to stay back for a year as the infrastructure permits them to only take in a few every year. I guess that's why the number of seats has been reduced from 20 to 12 per course.

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    1. over the last few years the seat count is the same . Actually last year there were 14 seats (2 NRI), which were shared among the general and quota as last year no NRI applications came in . But this year they have clearly mentioned that there are only 12 seats as no NRI this year . Reg 2011 . As far i know , there were some issues of some backlog students whose issues needs to be rectified like pending classes and projects as then only next batch students can be accommodated. And the waiting list students were not asked to stay back :)

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  19. The Audition Schedule for the two year Acting course in FTII is publisehd in the website :

    For more details :
    http://www.ftiindia.com/result%20acting%202012.html

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  20. Acting course results declared! means results of other examinations will be out soon...expecting before 15th June...best of luck guys... :)))

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  21. Acting course audition list has been put out. Now it's time for our results. Fingers crossed.

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  22. how many they will clear in written examiniation? (direction course) any idea?

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  23. in the acting course there are 12 seats and around 80 people have been called for the auditions. So roughly 6 times the number of seats will be called for the interview.

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  24. Guys.................. Results are out .... !!!!!
    wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Hey I got in for both the Direction Diploma and Certificate interviews. What about you?

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    2. Congrats dude ... me too ... got in for both sound Diploma and Certificate interviews ...

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  25. TALK ABT ORIENTATION PGM & INTERVIEW NW

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  26. Hi Manu,i have been short listed for interview for One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Sound Recording and TV Engineering (Television) , can u one guide me for the same??????????

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    1. Hi ,

      Hope you did your interview well . Do share your experience . I dint have any previous experience in attending one year course interview . Anyways all the very best for you ...

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  27. Hi manu..congrats for your feat..i too got a call to appear in audition for acting..do you have any idea when will the result of audition be displayed, because after audition, we have orientation and interview..

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    1. Hi Thanks ...Acting Course Audition results are published ....

      http://www.ftiindia.com/Acting-orientaton%202012.html

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    2. Acting Course Orientation 14 to 17 July followed by interview on 18th and 19th

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  28. Hi Manu... how was the orientation/interview for this year? When are you expecting the result? Please share your experience so that it will be helpful for people like me who are preparing for next year...

    Thanks
    Sita

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    1. Hi,

      Orientation was a wonderful experience .... We went through the process of flashing ideas of what our course is meant to be , and what we will be taught if we are selected for the coure . Basically there could be come people who think different about the course , so the orientation course will be the right time to clarify their doubts . Basically its just an interactive session in which students can get a clearer picture .

      In between they have show some of the films made by FTII students . It was fun meeting many people , roaming around the campus , getting a slight ragging from seniors , tasting the Pune food and feeling the beautiful climate .

      It was a memory to cherish .

      Results could be out within a week ... Fingers crossed ..
      All the very best ..

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    2. Hi Manu,

      Thanks for your reply. I hope the interview also went on for you? Was it similar to last year? I'm sure you will ace it this time. :-)

      Regards,
      Sita

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  29. Hi this is Shahnawaz I would be applying for screenplay course next year wanted to know if you be able to give me a clear picture as to what to expect in written exam and interview..and by the way your blog is very helpful and thanks and lot for lot of info...


    Thanks and regards
    Shahnawaz

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    1. Hi ,

      Thanks ,

      Reg the exam and interview i have written my views in my blog before .
      The pattern of questions is almost of the same as above ...

      All the best ...

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  30. i want to get the admission in ftii in three year direction course,i searched the net for very long time but i didn't get at least one original entrance paper of ftii.will u help me to know how the exam pattern is going to be and suggest me some books to prepare for it

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    1. Hi,

      Watching more and more films is very useflu and try to attend film festivals as you will get to see some of the rare indian as well as international films in film festival which is very useful especially for direction students . Reg the entrance the exam pattern will be alomst of the same pattern as above ...

      All the best ...

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  31. hii , i want to try for direction and editing this year (first time) i am looking for preparatory books but didn't found anything, can u plz help me how to prepare , what to read for entrnce?

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    1. hi,

      question pattern for general section is almost of the same kind as above mentioned above !! Reg Direction there could be direction specific questions . you can read basic filmy and other historical things about India , which are available in the internet itself . Dance forms and other culture, writers, painters, etc . . . . All the best ...

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  32. Can a candidate apply for both direction and cinematography?
    Also from where, i could get some previous year quetion papers?,

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    1. Hi . A candidate can apply in only 1 certificate course and 1 diploma course .
      ie a candidate can apply for a total of 2 courses - certifcate course in direction and diploma course in direction

      I really dont think that a candidate can apply for different course

      I haven't tried and have no idea if its feasible , sorry
      But anyways even if you want to try applying different courses , maximum , u might be able to apply one course in certificate and the other in diploma
      please note certificate is mainly for tv and diploma is for films
      certificate =1 year
      diploma = 3 year

      Once the apply options are on online , try applying the wat you wish
      If the system allows you , then well and good

      All the best

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    2. Thank u.Can u suggest some areas or subjects for preparing the entrance exam. Is there any books that i can use to prepare?

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    3. For FTII aspirants- http://kalakaksha.net/FTII_test_papers.htm
      http://kalakaksha.net/FTII_all_sample_questions.html
      http://myftiidream.blogspot.in/2012/05/ftii-2012-entrance-exam-questions-and.html

       For SRFTII aspirants-http://mindreaderzz.blogspot.in/2012/05/srfti-exam-preparation-2012-model.html
      http://kalakaksha.net/FTII_all_sample_questions.html
      and u have to check on their home site for sample question papers.

      For General Aptitude :
      http://arts.indianetzone.com/
       http://www.bestguru.com/Traditions/Folk-Dances-of-India.htm
      http://indiaculture.net/talk/messages/57/1084.html

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  33. is there any books available in the market to prepare for ftii entrance exam in direction course.?i am going to write exam this year.....right now i am preparing in online through the kalakaksha.net web site....will u suggest me any books for the preparation

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    1. Hi ,

      I dont think there is any books in the market for FTII exam preparation

      You can use the websites , which is more than enough ...

      For FTII aspirants- http://kalakaksha.net/FTII_test_papers.htm
      http://kalakaksha.net/FTII_all_sample_questions.html
      http://myftiidream.blogspot.in/2012/05/ftii-2012-entrance-exam-questions-and.html

       For SRFTII aspirants-http://mindreaderzz.blogspot.in/2012/05/srfti-exam-preparation-2012-model.html
      http://kalakaksha.net/FTII_all_sample_questions.html
      and u have to check on their home site for sample question papers.

      For General Aptitude :
      http://arts.indianetzone.com/
       http://www.bestguru.com/Traditions/Folk-Dances-of-India.htm
      http://indiaculture.net/talk/messages/57/1084.html

      All the Best

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    2. thanks u give a very valuable information to me

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  34. the questions on general knowledge will be objective type or blank(in direction course)

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    1. They change it then and there , two years back it were fill in the blank
      and last year few were objective type .

      Its better we learn it as if they will ask Fill in the blanks


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  35. this year admission notification is released but application form is not available in website.where can we get it?i don't understand the admission procedure will u explain me pls? after sending the dd only we can get the application form is this the procedure?pls explain the procedure

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    1. Details : http://www.ftiindia.com/admission.html

      Click the link in this page
      Register yourself with a username and password and then apply giving all the details .
      Then there must a print option and also an option to upload your photo .
      Once applied by giving all details , take a print of it . Attach the DD along and send it to FTII with the required files or papers .
      (You will have to menton the DD number and other details while applying , so better have it while applying online)
      I am not sure if they have included the online payment option .If so you can do that also

      Once they receive your DD and forms , they will acknowledge through email
      check spam mails , cause all the time their mail went to my spam only

      Everything else will be through online .
      You will receive the hall ticket posted as well as online
      If you dint get the post on time , you can take the print from online and write exam .

      All the best . Any queries regarding the further things , you feel free to call the tutorial number mentioned in the website .
      The one who picks the call is a little restless . Kindly call them with the proper question in mind and hear what he says , cause he will answer you and keep the phone immediately :)

      All the best ...

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  36. Hii.. I am also applying for direction course for 3 years.. My problem is not studying but facing interviewers.. Even if i get shortlisted for gd-pi how can i convience them that they should select me over others because m completing my mba in marketing this year and i dont have any experience in films anyway. Would it suffice to just tell them that i am interested..

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    1. Dude . Why are you into Direction and If you answer just cause I am interested , I guess its a little tough . Cause I have seen especially Direction students are outstanding . They are taking even B.tech passed outs coming directly to apply the course . Obviously they were confident and they convinced them that they taking B.Tech and not arts or journalism or psychology not cause they are not interested in Film making . But they convince them . Its up to you .If you are really passionate , things will be seen dude :) Never feel sad just cause you are doing MBA . Noting to do with not taking you , as long as you convinced them well that you are interested ... All the best

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    2. I was active in local theatres more than a decade. Since my childhood i am participating in it. But now turning into films gives me new opportunity to learn new things about film making and i can also use my theatres experience. Its not going invain. In theatres, i have assisted my seniors in directing..
      Sorry i didnt tell u this before. I have done my mba just to complete studies as per my parents' wish. Now, i want to make career in this.

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    3. Ilke i said .... You can say the past experiences you had . This sounds much better than saying nothing much . Theater is a wonder place to work in acting , directing , sound and everything . A perfect place indeed . They will ask more about it . You be bold and say what all you have done . Its ones personal wish to do courses . Let it be for fullfilling their parents wish or for themselves . They cant ask these . But even though they asked it , you can very well say that your parents always wished that I should finish an MBA , as for them may be If i was not able to reach like I expected in Direction , this MBA will be supporting my life kinda ... Thats it .. . They just ask things to know how passionate you are . And ya ... They cant take every passionate guys na .... Just 12 seats , and out of which reservations too . So even If by any bad luck if someone dint get , nothing to feel sad or turn back . try another year .

      Oscar Winner Resul Pookutty was not selected in the first time he tried !
      Imagine If he thought that its not his cup of tea and never tried ?

      He has written many things in his autobiography (a book in malayalam)
      Out of those many , he has written many times he was almost in the phase of turning back and get some other job .
      Its of so much intense passion , interest , love towards what he did and wanted to do , which got him what he is now .
      Nothing of Luck of anything . Just pure hardwork , pure spirit of not letting the hopes down and trying focussed !!

      If Resul was not selected in the first time , I believe the selecting members were also not so perfect :)
      So us being perfect also doesnt mean that we will be in .

      Try , Try and lets hope for best ...

      All the best dear Anonymous :)

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  37. hi, manu
    i applied direction course on 31st january through online and i send DD too..but i am not up loaded a photo but i send my application form print out,my graduation certificates (xerox),DD along with my pass photos to the institute address..i inquired in post office from which i send they said it delivered on 4th feb...but still now i didn't get any confirmation email from them...i checked in spam too...will u tell me when can i expect a mail from them....

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    1. Will take time . they will not give confirmation mail immediately they get it . They might wait to consolidate a few application and then will send emails to the mentioned email address. So few might get it early and few a little late . Nothing to worry in that . It happens ....

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  38. please...provide...info about eligibility and selection process for diploma course in acting(FTII).I have no experience in acting...but i love...it. (Applying..FTII 2013)

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  39. Hi Manu,
    Your blog is really helpful for anyone seeking any information about FTII exams and interviews...So,thanks a lot for doing this...
    But before anything else,just clear my biggest query if you can...
    I am in the last year of my engg and I ll be getting my bachelor's degree in July or latest by the first week of August...
    but FTII's exam is in May this year and the interview would probably be in July and the session will probably start in the last week of August or so(according to my calculations...plz correct me if i am wrong in this)..
    So,in nutshell i ll be having my Bachelor's degree before the session actually starts but not before the exam or the interview...so,am i eligible to appear this year in FTII??

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  40. hi manu,
    i got my prospectus nearly 10 days back..i made some mistake unknowingly or it may happen accidentally,in online application in the column of selection of course i didn't write anything but in the purpose of applying i clearly mentioned i want to become a film director..after taking the print out i write in that empty column i am applying post graduate diploma of direction....and i send the DD,application form and my photos...is it ok? if it's not then how can i correct my mistake....pls tell me..

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  41. hey, which certificates do we need to send them? After applying online di I need to send only graduation certificate, DD, photographs and declaration? That's it? Please help.

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  42. THANKS A LOT BRO THIS INFORMATION IS REALLY VERY VERY HELPFUL, YOU ARE DOING A G8 JOB, THANKS A LOT ONCE AGAIN, I JUST WANTED TO CONFIRM THE LINKS PROVIDED IN YOUR CHAT.
    LIKE:
    http://kalakaksha.net/classes.html
    DO THEY PROVIDE ONLINE COACHING FOR FTII?
    IF YES,
    HOR THEY ARE?

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  43. am in last year of my graduation course. can i apply for ftti exam to be held in may?

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  44. hi manu,
    i want to know that as am in final year of my btech am i eligible to give the FTII admission test for 2013 batch?

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  45. Hey...I'm applying for direction course also, and I have no background of films as well....I was wondering if they look for a portfolio sort of....like films you have made generally or competitions you have entered/won?

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  46. Hey , Manu I am interested in pursuing the diploma in SRSD , how safe is a career in SRSD ? How good is the faculty for this and how useful is the course as a whole? Does one have to be technically very skilled?

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  47. hi manu i got the prospectus nearly two months back but still now i didn't get any confirmation email from ftii..u answered me to one of mu query even if u don't get admit card by taking print declaration form u can attend the exam but my question how can we know the exam center..pls don't be angry i don't have anyone in my circle to ask this type of questions kindly answer me...

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  48. hi manu i got the prospectus nearly two months back but still now i didn't get any confirmation email from ftii....u answered me to the one of my question in this blog even though u didn't get admit card by taking the declaration form printout we can attend the exam...but my question is how can we know the exam centre....pls don't be angry i have no one in my circle to ask this type of questions kindly answer me

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  49. Dear manu,
    you are doing a noble work here, can't appreciate in words how much you have helped us all in our pursuit of FTII Dream. I have applied for direction this year and appearing for exam in may. i am following all the gyan from above. i just want to ask by when do the classes begin once admission is confirmed? are students allowed to take up part time job while on campus?

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  50. Hi ,
    When are the halltickets are going to be issued.I 've applied for cinematography diploma course (2013) online,they did acknowledge my apppication,but i didn't even get prospectus & also my hall ticket is not activated on the site (April 2nd week they say)but so far i didn't get word about them either on site or any where else.

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  51. Hi ,
    When are the halltickets are going to be issued.I 've applied for cinematography diploma course (2013) online,they did acknowledge my apppication,but i didn't even get prospectus & also my hall ticket is not activated on the site (April 2nd week they say)but so far i didn't get word about them either on site or any where else.

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  52. when are the halltickets are goin to be issued/activated (online or otherwise).I've applied (2013) for cinematography Diploma (online) got a confirmation mail,but didn't got my prospectus so far.any word about this would be appreaciated.
    thanks

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  53. hi im in my 3rd yr of graduation and going through all these comments and ur experience is really helpful.i wanna apply for sound.in question paper wht r expected questions relating to sound..like will they ask abt the frequency and all tht stuff.
    thanks

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  54. hi im in my 3rd yr of graduation and going through all these comments and ur experience is really helpful.i wanna apply for sound.in question paper wht r expected questions relating to sound..like will they ask abt the frequency and all tht stuff.
    thanks

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  55. reading these comments and ur replies to these hav solved my query to the extent..all i wanna knw if we apply for sound.the gk remains same but will questions lik frequency and physics related stuff likely to appear..?
    thanks

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  56. hiii manu sir,i have applied for ftii entrance 2013 for direction course..frm past 2 yrs am appering...still i hv hope this time i will clear it...plz suggest me which one is more good .. ftii or srfti?? as this yr i will also opt for srfti in case..if the same story repeats..really i wonder..coz last yr i did gk section very well.... in checking the sections..do they give priority to any specific section???

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  57. all da best evey1...2k13

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  58. May you plz tell me about the orientation & interview program.
    What typ of Qns they ask and in orientation,actually wht thngs hppns ?

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  59. any idea when will d results b out... :O
    Am tensed !

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  60. Any idea when will the results be out :O
    Amm tensed..!

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  61. Any idea about results date plzz ??

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  62. Any idea bout results date plzz ?//

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  63. hey!.... i'll be giving my FTII entrnce exam next year for Direction course... can anyone tell me the format in which the entrance exam will be presented to us, i mean the sections & the marks and all!
    waiting for a reply
    thanx

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  64. hiii mannu thanks for such a nyc blog... i olwayzz required this ...will u plz tell me ... some coaching institutes which providess coaching for ftii entrence.. and from where i could get notes etc.. to having knowledge regarding that

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  65. hiii mannu thanksss for such a nyc blog... i olways required for that ...wil u plz tel me some coaching institutes in delhi/ncr for ftiii prepration .. n have ftii ne corses for editing...or tell me the sitess from where i could get notes ... and what is the paper pattern ..plz plz reply..

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  66. i want to know about the course content od film editing course content.

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  67. film editing ka course content kya hai? anybody nknows plz mail me on my maild id vaibhav.varma2@gmail.com
    thanks

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  68. hi manu

    i want to become a film director and i want to apply film direction course next year so plz tell so how can i prepare my self for entrance exam, if i will clear the exam next year and i will short listed for next selection procedure so how can i prepare for it
    and what kind of question they will ask for us in pi

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  69. Hey mannu.. Have you seen the website kalakaksha.net .

    http://www.kalakaksha.net/classes.html

    They have started the postal coaching and online coaching. Is it good to join them??

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  70. hi manu...i m from baroda,gujarat and i m in metallugy engineering in second year.i am very passionate to come in acting and direction field.i want to get educated from this institute..please wat i have to do..plz plz guide me..
    From . prince gajjar

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  71. Hi, Im a FTII aspirant for sound and i wll apply for both film and TV sound. Can you tell me that is 2014 a Zero year for FTII admissions ?

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  72. Dear Manu,
    Is there age limit for admissions in FTII?

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