(Last Updated on : 05/09/2017)
Film and television entrance examinations measure the capabilities of students, so that they can be admitted in various degree programmes in the highly competitive field of film
. The area of film making is a source of livelihood and provides opportunity for creativity. In India, there are a number of universities
and institutions that offer career oriented training in various areas of film making
like cinematography, editing
and sound engineering.
Application Forms for Film and Television Entrance Examinations
Application forms for examinations are usually available in the institutes conducting the entrance tests. Students can get the application forms either by making cash payment or by sending a demand draft drawn in favor of the concerned institute. They can also download the application form from the official website of the concerned institute. Notifications are released in the leading newspapers
of the country. Students need to be careful about the last date of submission of the application forms.
Eligibility Criteria for Film and Television Entrance Examinations
The eligibility criteria differs on the basis of the course and the requirements of the various institutes offering these courses. For instance, if one wants to take up Cinematography, Acting, Direction, Editing and Feature Film Screenplay Writing, the candidate should have a Bachelor's degree from any recognized university.
For taking up Audiography as a course, the candidates need to have a Bachelor's degree, with Physics as a mandatory subject at 10+2 level. In case of Art Direction and Production Design courses, minimum eligibility criterion is a Bachelor's degree in Applied Art
/Interior Design or any equivalent diploma in related field of Fine Arts. Various TV engineering courses require a minimum of 10+2 pass certificate under a recognized board.
Pattern of Film and Television Entrance Examinations
The pattern of film and television entrance exams varies, depending on the course and the criteria of the institutes conducting the entrance tests.
Syllabus for Film and Television Entrance Examinations
There is no set syllabus for the film and television entrance tests. The students need to prepare by following the test pattern of the past years.
Selection Process in Film and Television Entrance Examinations
The candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the written test. The written exam is usually followed by a personal interview.
Different Film and Television Entrance Examinations
Students who fall in the age range from 18 to 30 years and who are proficient in Hindi and English can appear for National School of Drama (NSD) Screening Test
. They should also have experience of 6 plays or any activity related to theatre
. Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examination
is organized by Film and Television Institute of India
(FTII), which is situated in Pune
. Clearing this entrance examination helps students to choose from a wide range of courses like Acting, Cinematography, Audiography, TV Engineering, Direction, Editing, Production Design, Acting, Art Direction, Computer Graphics, Feature Film Screenplay Writing and Animation and Computer Graphics. 100 percent placement is assured to the students by this institute. Film and television entrance examination in India is also conducted by the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute.