FTII JET 2021 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Books, Tips

FTII JET 2021 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Books, Tips – FTII JET 2021 syllabus is divided into two segments as General Awareness and Mental Ability. The FTII JET exam Pattern is significantly sectioned into two wings as the Film wing and the TV wing. The exam pattern is quite different for particular courses.

Candidates need to adhere to the FTII JET exam pattern and FTII JET syllabus cautiously so that no confusion arises during the JET examination.

Besides this, candidates have to collect the proper study material including the most recommended FTII JET 2021 books for best preparation.

FTII JET 2021 is a national level entrance test for admission to Film and Television PG Diploma and Certificate courses offered by the FTII & SRFTI.

FTII JET 2021 Exam Pattern

Exam ParticularsExam Pattern
Mode of ExamOffline (Paper Based Test)
The medium of the Exam (Language)English
Duration of Exam3 Hours
Types of QuestionsObjective Questions – General AwarenessDescriptive Questions – Mental Ability
Total Marks100 (Objective + Descriptive)
Marking Scheme+1 mark for one correct answer (for Objective questions only)

FTII & SRFTI offers various diploma and certificate programmes in Film and TV professions. The JET 2021 exam pattern will be divided the same into two wings:

  • Exam Pattern for Courses under Film Wing
  • Exam Pattern for Courses under TV Wing

Exam Pattern for Courses under Film Wing:

The exam pattern of the film wing comprises of two sections:

Section A: General Aptitude Test (MCQ) – Common to All Specialisations

Section A contains the 30 objective type questions. Out of this 15 questions will be asked from the general aptitude test comprising topics like general awareness (national/international), music, culture, art, Indian history, architecture, folk-art etc. The rest of the 15 questions will be asked from the field of cinema.

Section B: Specific Area Aptitude Test (Descriptive)

Section B will comprise descriptive questions from the mental ability aspect in a special area. This section is specifically separated for all other courses and programmes in direction & screenplay writing.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsMarks
Section A: General Aptitude Test – Common For All Specialization – 30 Marks
General aptitude test comprises topics like general awareness (national/international), music, culture, art, Indian history, architecture, folk-art etc.15 MCQ Type15 (1 mark for each correct answer)
Questions related to cinema15 MCQ Type15 (1 mark for each correct answer)
Section B: Specific Area Aptitude Test (Descriptive except Direction & Screenplay course) = 70 Marks
Long descriptive questions1 descriptive questions1×20 marks = 20 marks
Short note question. (This may comprise sub-questions)Candidates will have to answer 4 out of 6 sub-questions4×5 marks = 20 marks
Descriptive questions. (These will include sketches and/or black & white photographs).Candidates will have to answer 3 out of five questions10×3 marks = 30 marks
Section B: Specific Area Aptitude Test (Descriptive for Direction & Screenplay Writing course) = 70 Marks
Aspects of screenplay writing1 descriptive questions1×30 marks = 30 marks
Story writing ability1 out of 2 questions to be answered1×20 marks = 20 marks
The creative aspect of direction2 out of 4 questions to be answered)2×10 marks = 20 marks

Exam Pattern for Courses under TV Wing:

The exam pattern of the film wing comprises 3 sections:

Section A: General Aptitude Test (MCQ) – Common to All Specialisations

Section A contains the 30 objective type questions. Out of this 15 questions will be asked from the general aptitude test comprising topics like general awareness (national/international), music, culture, art, Indian history, architecture, folk-art etc. The rest of the 15 questions will be asked from the field of television, electronic and digital media.

Section B: Specific Area Aptitude Test (Descriptive)

Section B will comprise descriptive questions from the mental ability aspect in a special area like basic understanding, familiarity and aptitude of the student towards Audio-Visual medium.

Section C: Specific Area Aptitude Test in Respective Specialization (Descriptive)

Section C will comprise Short descriptive/ objective/ pictorial questions from the mental ability aspect in the respective specialization.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsMarks
Section A: General Aptitude Test – Common For All Specialization – 30 Marks
General aptitude test comprises topics like general awareness (national/international), music, culture, art, Indian history, architecture, folk-art etc.15 MCQ Type15 (1 mark for each correct answer)
Questions related to television, electronic and digital media.15 MCQ Type15 (1 mark for each correct answer)
Section B: Specific Area Aptitude Test (Descriptive) = 20 Marks
Long descriptive questions(for basic understanding, familiarity and aptitude of the student towards Audio-Visual medium)1 descriptive questions1×20 marks = 20 marks
Section C: Specific Area Aptitude Test in Respective Specialization (Descriptive) = 50 Marks
Short descriptive/ objective/ pictorial questions in audio-visual field5 out of 6 questions to be answered5×10 marks = 50 marks

FTII JET 2021 Syllabus

The FTII JET 2021 syllabus is divided into two 2 subjects like General Awareness and Mental Ability. The type of syllabus can be understood by practising the previous year’s papers. The candidates get the idea from the topics given below:

General Awareness Syllabus:

  • Major Events & Current Affairs (National/International)
  • Personalities in News
  • Sports News
  • Indian History
  • Indian Politics
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Geography
  • World Geography
  • Major Financial/Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Who is Who
  • Sports Events
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honours
  • Science-Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days and Weeks
  • International and National Organisations

Mental Ability Test Syllabus:

  • Alphabetical Test
  • Coding-Decoding Test
  • Spotting out the Dissimilar
  • Analogy Test
  • Series Completion Test
  • Arranging in Order
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Number Test and Time Sequence Test
  • Deductive Logic
  • Blood Relation Test
  • Assigning Artificial Value to Arithmetical Signs
  • Assumption Type Test
  • Most Essential Component and Venn Diagram
  • Statement and Arguments

FTII JET 2021 Books & Study Material

According to the syllabus of the FTII JET examination candidates should collect the study material. The questions may be asked from various fields in the general awareness section. Candidates have to get the books mentioning the information from current affairs, politics, finance, news. etc.

The section of mental ability test is designed to evaluate the ability of candidates in creativity, design, thinking and implementation. Thus, there is no specific study material and candidates are required to gather the previous year papers and sample papers for practice.

The more you practice the more you learn is the basic concept for this section. Candidates must also practice the questions from the respective specialization.

Some important books are very useful for the candidates preparing for the FTII JET 2021 examination. The list of such books and their authors are given below:

  • How to Prepare jet-2021: FTII-SRFTI Entrance by Naresh Sharma
  • History of Indian Cinema by Renu Saran
  • Speaking of Films by Satyajit Ray
  • Deep Focus: Reflections on Cinema by Satyajit Ray
  • Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction by Ashish Rajadhyaksha
  • A Journey Through 100 Years of Indian Cinema: A Quizbook on Indian Cinema by Saumya ChakiSaumya Chaki

There are some other useful books and study material that is also available for students.

  • Cannes Films Festival
  • Indian Cinema
  • Foreign Languages Oscar
  • European Cinema
  • French Films
  • Top International Directors
  • 100 Best Actor, Actress
  • Oscar Nominees Best Films
  • Oscar Nominees Best Directors
  • Painting, Sculpture & Photography
  • Films on Artists
  • Book on Cinema
  • Hindi Novels
  • Theatre
  • Padma Vibhushan
  • Music & Dance
  • International Books

FTII JET 2021 Preparation Tips

Some of the FTII JET 2021 preparation tips are given below:

  • Stick carefully with the FTII JET syllabus.
  • Collect the relative study material first.
  • Make a study schedule as early as possible for the preparation.
  • Get the notes from the past scholars of FTII or SRFTI. (if possible)
  • Get the notes from the past applicants. (if possible)
  • Learn everything about the history and evolution of Indian cinema. 
  • Practice more with the previous year’s question papers.
  • Practice more with the sample papers.
  • Candidates can get the sample paper and previous year papers on the internet.
  • Keep you mentally and physically fit for the exam.
  • Solve the different kinds of puzzles to enhance your presence of mind to solve the mental ability questions.

FAQs on FTII JET Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Q- What is the mode of the exam?

A- The exam will be organized in PBT (Paper Based Type) mode.

Q- Where will the exam be held?

A- The exam will be held in 30 exam centres across the country.

Q- How many questions will be asked in the exam?

A- For every wing, there will be 30 MCQ type questions and 4-6 descriptive type questions.

Q- What is the duration of the exam?

A- The exam will be 3 hours long.

Q- What is the syllabus for FTII JET 2021?

A- The syllabus is vast from history, culture, cinema, digital media, etc. The details are given above.

Q- What is the marking scheme of the FTII JET exam?

A- Each correct answer to an objective question will be awarded a +1 mark, however, the marks for the descriptive answers are different. Details are given above.

Read the above article to get complete details about FTII JET 2021 syllabus, exam pattern, books and preparation tips.

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