SRFTI Entrance Exam 2017-18: Important Dates, Coaching Centers, Application Form, Admit Card Details

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) of India is inviting applications from the eligible candidates for the admission to the courses- Direction and Screenplay, Cinematography, Producing for Film and Television, Film Editing and Sound Designing. The application form of SRFTI entrance exam available online from 12th April 2017 to 10th May 2017. You can find the complete details of SRFTI entrance exam 2017 below.

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Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) is an autonomous society funded by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. SRFTI has been named after the notable Indian Filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Over years, SRFTI stands as a premier institute of India for film training. Admission to the various courses offered by SRFTI is based on an aptitude test.

List of Courses Offered at SRFTI

3-Year Diploma Programs:


  • Direction and Screenplay
  • Film Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Sound Design

2-Year Programs

  • Tv Production
  • Animation

SRFTI Entrance Exam 2017-18

This year SRFTI entrance exam will conduct on 21st May, 2017 and the results will declared on 23rd June, 2017. As per the information we got from the officials side, the classes will commence from 14.08.2017

Admission Process

  1. The applicants will have to apply for the SRFTI entrance examination through the online system attached with SRFTI official website.
  2. The Applicants should have submit the application form to the Administrator of SRFTI on or before
  3. There will be a written exam for checking the ability of the candidates
  4. Those who cleared the written exam will attend the orientation secession conducting at SRFTI campus in Kolkata. However, there will be no orientation programme for short listed candidates in Postgraduate Programme in Television.

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Entrance Exam Pattern of SRFTI 2017

There will be a written examination of three hours duration, which includes 40 marks on mental aptitude and 60 marks on creative aptitude and specific area aptitude

Written Test: 25%
Interactive Orientation Course: 50%
Interview: 25%


The paper for written of SRFTI entrance examination will be divided in three sections.

The First section will be having 30 marks on mental aptitude

The second section will be of 40 marks on creative aptitude

Third section will consist of 30 marks on specific area aptitude (total 100 marks).

All Answers are required to be written in English only.


The Question Paper of SRFTI will be composed in six groups.

Group ‘A’ on mental and creative aptitude will be mandatory for all the candidates and they have to choose one of the rest five groups (B, C, D, E, F) for specific area aptitude test. B, C, D, E and F groups are for Cinematography, Direction & SPW, Editing, Producing for Film & Television and Sound recording & Design respectively.

There is no negative marking in the written examination.


The cut off marks in SRFTI written examination 2017 for the candidates in general category is 35%

The cut off marks in SRFTI written examination 2017 for candidates in reserved category is 30%.

Only maximum of first 30 candidates from each specialization will be called for interactive orientation course and interview.


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Important:  One candidate can apply in both Film courses (3 year Post Graduate Programme in Cinema & 2 year Post Graduate Programme in Television). In such a special case, they have to apply separately by paying fees in separate challan. In case of multiple applications in a single course, candidature will be summarily rejected and no fee will be refunded.

Important Dates of SRFTI Entrance Exam 2017


Name of the Event


Important Dates

On line application form of SRFTI 2017 will be available from 12th April, 2017
Last Date of application 10th May, 2017 (Upto 17:00 Hrs)
Release of e-admit Cards OF SRFTI 2017 17th May, 2017
Written entrance Test 21st May, 2017
[10 A.M to 1 P.M for Cinema,
2 P.M to 5 P.M for Television]
Declaration of results of written examination 23rd June, 2017
OC and Interview 10th July – 31st July, 2017
Classes will starts from 14.08.2017


Essential Qualifications for appearing SRFTI Entrance Exams

3 year Post Graduate Progarammes

Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent can apply.

2-year Post Graduate Progarammes in Television

Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university are eligible to apply. Final year candidates are also eligible to apply.

How to apply?

Following are the step by step process to apply for SRFTI entrance exam 2017 through online mode.

  1. Click this link to start the registration process (
  2. This will redirect to a new page where you have to enter the details such as Basic Details, Personal Details, Application Fee Details, Contact Details, Qualification Details and Upload Photograph, Certificate & Challan

Important: Before filling the application form download the challan show below and deposit the required amount at any branch of State Bank of India (SBI)

If an applicant wants to apply both the courses (TV & Cinema) you have to fill up separate chellan forms

Important Downloads

Click here to download the Bank Challan of SRFTI 2017-18


Click here to download the Prospectus of SRFTI 2017-18

Click here to download the Certificate (for SC/ST/OBC creamy & non creamy layer) (For any clarification contact institute)


Recommended Size of Various Scanned Copies and Images

Photograph Image: 140 pixels X 170 pixels (Size: 40 KB) Image Format: JPG or JPEG

Certificate (for SC/ST/OBC creamy & non creamy layer) Image: 800 pixels X 1100 pixels (Image Size: Not more than 100 KB)

Challan Image: 1100 pixels X 800 pixels (Image Size: Not more than 40KB) Image Format: JPG or JPEG



Application fee of SRFTI Entrance Exam 2017-18

For General / OBC the application fee for attending SRFTI entrance exam will be Rs.2000/-

For SC/ST/PwD the application fee for attending SRFTI entrance exam will be Rs.500/-


SRFTI Course Fee 2017-18 (Updated)


Sl.No. Details Fees at the time of admission 2nd Semester onward
1. Admission Fees  (one time) 3000/- Nil
2. Library  Security Deposit  (One time, at the time of admission) 6000/- Nil
3. Security Deposit  (one time) 40000/- Nil
4 Tuition Fees  (per Semester) 27500/- 27500/-
5. Library Fees  (per Semester) 2500/- 2500/-
6. Internet fees  (per Semester) 2750/- 2750/-
Total 81,750/- * 32,750/-



Sl.No. Details Fees at the time of admission 2nd Semester onward
1. Hostel admission Fees  (one time) 1000/- Nil
2. Hostel  Security Deposit  (One time, at the time of admission) 6000/- Nil
3. Hostel Rent 12500/- 12500/-
4. Water & Electricity 3500/- 3500/-
Total 23,000/- 16,000/-

* Rs 2500/- may be added as cultural activity fee (onetime) during the time of admission.
SRFTI Seats Division

Each department (Film and TV) will have 12 seats only.

6 in general category,

2 in OBC non creamy layer category,

1 in SC category,

1 in ST category

2 seats are reserved for students from foreign origin.


Admit Card and Results

The successfully applied candidates can download the application from the SRFTI Website after entering their login password and user name on or after 17th May, 2017. The results of SRFTI 2017 written exam will be declared on 23rd June, 2017
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute Contact Address
E.M.Byepass Road, P.O. Panchasayar,

Phone-(033)2432 8355/8356/9300
Fax – (033)2432-0723/9436

Shri B.D.M. Ambedkar, Director(News, DDK, Kolkata)
Telephone: +91-33-2432-2072

Shri Sougata Bhattacharyya
Film & Research Officer
Telephone:+91 3324328355/53/9300 (Ext. 219)

Shri Debashis Chakraborty
Telephone:+91 3324328355/53/9300

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