Two of India’s most reputed film schools, the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) in Kolkata, will now be holding a joint entrance test (JET). The examination will be conducted by the Centre for Management Services, a branch of All India Management Association (AIMA).
The application process for JET 2018 for the two institutes, run by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B), has commenced with the applications closing on January 25, 2018.
The idea of a joint entrance was proposed earlier this year, however, due to time constraints, it couldn’t be executed.
Earlier, both SRFTI and FTII would host independent examinations across 20 centres spread throughout the country, which would cost them Rs 25-30 lakh each. Both the institutes will continue to design the question papers for the test.
Application fee hiked
Aspiring candidates could sit for the JET 2018 after being charged an application fee of Rs 4,000 (Rs 1,200 for SC, ST and disabled candidates). Last year, the application would cost a candidate Rs 3,500 (Rs 1,000 for reserved categories).
No more guessing for MCQs
Another major change in the test format would be the introduction of negative marking. For every incorrect response to a multiple choice question, 1/3rd marks will be deducted from the candidate’s test. The test will have 100 questions.
After qualifying the JET, candidates will have to appear for an interview and orientation, barring applications or PG Diploma in Acting, wherein candidates will be called for an audition.
The entrance examination will be conducted on February 18, 2018, at 26 centres across the country, and will be held for a duration of 3 hours.