Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), have started the application process for their first Joint Entrance Test (JET 2018). The test will be conducted on February 18, in an offline mode in 26 centres across the country. The last date to register for the test is January 25. JET 2018 will be organized by a committee comprising representatives of both FTII and SRFTI. “The decision to hold a common test comes talks between both the institutes. JET will be conducted only up to the level of written examination,” said Bhupendra Kainthola, FTII Director. Earlier than JET, FTII and SRFTI used to conduct their institute level test, called FTII entrance exam and SRFTI entrance exam. Although the core functions, remains with the organizing committee, the contract for conducting the exam has been given to All-India Management Association (AIMA) for the academic year 2018.
JET 2018 Eligibility and Registrations
The minimum eligibility for all courses (except Sound Recording & Sound Design and Art Direction & Production Design) under film wing group is Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. For other programmes, candidates must have Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Physics as a subject at senior secondary (10+2) level.
The application process for JET 2018 is online for the eligible candidates to fill. Candidates have to register on the website to fill and submit the application forms. The application fee for General/OBC candidates is Rs 4,000 and Rs 1,250 for SC/ST candidates. A candidate is allowed to apply for only one course from the Film Wing group and one course from the TV wing group.
At the time of registration, candidates have to select any two test cities as per their preference. This will be mentioned on the admit cards, which will be available to download from February 8 to 18, 2018.
JET Exam Pattern
Candidates have to answer the test within a duration of three hours. According to the official JET website, the entrance test for film wing courses, will be conducted in the morning session, and JET 2018 for TV wing courses will be conducted in the afternoon session. Both the tests will be of three hours and 100 marks. The entrance test will be a combination of objective type questions and subjective answers. Each section of the test will be of 50 marks each.
The scorecard of JET in terms of marks secured and percentile will be uploaded to JET portal and websites of both institutes. Candidates shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted individually by both institutes.
JET Important Dates
JET 2018 applications available
December 24, 2017
Last date for registrations
January 25, 2018, till 5 pm
Availability of Admit Card
February 8, 2018
February 18, 2018
Selection process at Institutes
JET will be conducted for admissions to 11 film and television courses at FTII, and 12 courses at SRFTI Kolkata.
FTII had conducted an all-Indian written test, FTII entrance exam, for admission to various courses at 20 centres on March 26, 2017, in which 3,572 candidates applied for film courses and 1,281 students in TV courses. FTII declared results of written tests for all seven film courses and invited about 220 to 240 shortlisted candidates for interview. The conducting body, AIMA has previously conducted entrance exams for other institutions like NID, NIFT, etc., and conducts MAT for admissions to around 200 B-schools.