Inviting Applications for Mains Focus Group (MFG) – Forum Residential Coaching (FRC 4) for CSE 2024

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Update 1: 17th June 2024 | 1:30 PM

We are conducting the second entrance test for MFG _ FRC. The MFG _ FRC batch will begin tentatively from 24 June 2024 at our residential centre in Gurgaon. Please read below for all the details pertaining to MFG _ FRC.

Registration Starts for 2nd Entrance – 17 June 2024
Result Declaration for 2nd Entrance – 22 June 2024
Program start date – 26 June 2024

Application for Forum Residential Coaching – Mains Focus Group (Residential)

We are looking for select students to join us for the FRC 4 – Mains Focus Group that will commence on 22nd June, tentatively for their CSE Mains 2024 attempt.

We are looking for people who are willing to commit to 8-10 hours of studies/every day, go through a rigorous program, and follow the plan and sessions that are planned for them. They should be physically fit to sit for a certain number of hours to prepare for at least 2.5 months with us for CSE Mains 2024, and we will make sure they clear the CSE Main examination.

We are looking specifically for people who have failed in getting the desired rank/service/score in their previous mains examination and have at least 2 attempts left. They will be provided with a Library facility and a transitional hostel where they can come. Our empanelled brokers/landlords will assist them in finding a room or a flat once they are comfortable nearby at an affordable cost.

In short, we will provide the right preparation environment that is needed for the exam, where everyone around is preparing for the exam.

If you are someone who has a good academic background or has the strength (and will) to study for this exam, then you must apply for it by all means.

Please do not apply if you have some medical condition that prevents you from sitting for long hours, or something that requires you to go home frequently. Or have exhausted the energy to work hard.

The Civil services exam is one of the most competitive exams in the country – nay – in the world, and the FRC is not promising you that it will be easy. In short, the daily schedule and training will be more rigorous. Through regular short classes and answer writing – as early as 6 AM and as late as 9 PM in the night, you will have to finish targets – and to some extent – give it your life.

We encourage candidates from outside Delhi especially women candidates to specifically apply for this, and we will let you know if you are selected for the program.


  1. Candidates who have been with ForumIAS in previous attempts and have failed in getting the desired rank/service/score.
  2. Candidates with no previous Mains experience are discouraged to apply for the program. However, if you feel that you have a strong case for it you can reach out to us post-registration.
  3. Candidates must have at least 2 attempts left for the Civil Services Exam.
  4. Candidates should be willing to move into the FRC located at Saraswati Vihar, MG Road, Gurugram ( In Delhi NCR )
  5. Candidates should have a consent form from their parents allowing them to do so.
  6. Admission will be only through a selection process which is based on merit.

Procedure for application

  1. Candidates who are interested in joining the program must apply by paying a registration Fee of Rs 20 200 by clicking here.
  2. After paying the fee they will be sent a Question paper with space in it to write down the answers in their handwriting. Candidates must take a printout and answer the questions in their handwriting. They should then scan it ( not click photos ) make a PDF ( Use any app like Oken or Adobe PDF) and send it back to us (Instructions will be there in the booklet itself ).
  3. Once the booklets are received, they will be confirmed for the FRC 4 within 5 days of their QCA submission.
  4. Candidates will be expected to visit the Residential Facility and complete all admission formalities by 1st June and pay the applicable fees. They should have the consent of their parents to do so.

What will I be getting in MFG – FRC 4?

  1. Offline Current Affairs Classes by Dipin Damodaran
  2. Online Video Library for Ethics
  3. 3 days a week / daily answer writing at 8:30 PM.
  4.  25 – 30 classes for GS 1, 2 and 3.
  5. Essay writing sessions and tests.
  6. Answer writing support for Optional subjects. We currently have four optional – Anthropology, Sociology, PSIR and PubAd. However, we are looking to add support for more optional subjects.
  7. Library Facility (chargeable)*
  8. Healthy and Nutritious Food (chargeable)*
  9. Classroom, mess, and library within 7 – 10 minutes of walking distance.

Expected Costs of Stay

  1. For twin-sharing AC rooms – Rs 20,000 – 22,000 per month*
  2. For single sharing AC rooms – Rs 27,000 – 30,000 per month*

* The above charges also tentatively include mess and library charges. Mess and Hostel charges are to be paid to the landlord and kitchen directly. The library facilities will be provided by ForumIAS.

Important Dates

  1. Date of Announcement of the Program – 18th May 2024
  2. Date of commencement of Program – 24th June 26th June, 2024.
  3. Registration Commencement Date – 19th May, 2024
  4. Deadline for completing all admission formalities – 1st June 2024

Fees & Charges*

  1. Application fee – Rs. 200 Non Refundable – Click here to pay
  2. Course Fee ( about 2.5 months of classes and tests )  – Rs. 35,000 – Rs. 40,000 (tentative)
  3. Seat Reserve charges* ( if selected ) – Rs. 30,000 – adjusted in Hostel security fee, fully refundable after leaving the FRC.
  4. Cost of stationery for classes and tests – Rs 1000 approximately ( to be paid to Xerox shop )
  5. Study Hall / Library Fee – Rs. 1800 (non-reserved seats) and Rs. 2500 (reserved seats) till the Mains examination.
  6. Accommodation and Mess Charges – as per actuals to be paid to Hostel Management/ Landlord/Kitchen.

*Seat Reserve charges = These charges will be payable to ensure that students are serious about the program, given the limited number of seats. In case after paying the student wants to withdraw from the program refund will be made as per below.

  1. Refund request made on or before June 20th – 100% Refund
  2. Refund request made between 20th June till June 29th – 50% Refund
  3. Refund request made after 29th June – Zero refunds

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Frequently asked questions

Can I do this online?

This is not an online program. Candidates interested in this will have to move to our Residential Coaching in Gurugram in our tied-up hostels or find accommodation within walking distance of the institute.

Can working students join this?

The rigor of the program is such that it will be difficult for working candidates to join the program

Is there an entrance Test for joining the MFG – FRC?

Yes, there is no other way to join the program

Will I get free stuff? Will I get free coaching?

Umm, ForumIAS will provide the classes and a lot of tests free at a minimal cost. We are looking for 80 competent students, who seek rank/service/score improvement and to help them to nail it. We think as a professional academy for the IAS exam, it will be challenging for us to do so, and we enjoy taking up such challenges. The hostel/accommodation/ food/electricity charges will have to be borne by you.

Is this a social service?

We are a coach, and we don’t see it that way. If at all it is a social service, then it is so because it will probably help a few dozen people clear the exam, after having given up on umpteen things.

How many students do you plan to admit?

We plan to admit 80 students into the program now, who are willing to give their blood, sweat, and tears.

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