[OFFICIAL] SFG 2021 | Level 3 | The Last SFG for Prelims 2021 | Details and Important Announcements | Updated 1st August @6:30 PM - ForumIAS

[OFFICIAL] SFG 2021 | Level 3 | The Last SFG for Prelims 2021 | Details and Important Announcements | Updated 1st August @6:30 PM

SFG 2021 - Level 3 : The Last SFG for Prelims 2021

Dear Students, 


As we enter the 3rd year of SFG – Select Focus Group – one of our most innovative programs for successfully cracking the Prelims Examination. Based on your feedback, we continuously innovate and update our programs, keeping in mind the dynamic nature of the Civil Services Examination, the rising standards of Civil Services preparation, and increasing competition – partly because of capacity development and fast-paced self-learning programs like SFG. 


Note: Please subscribe to the "SFG 2021 - Level 1, 2 & 3" channel for all the updates related to SFG 2021.

https://forumias.com/channel/SFG-2021-7th-Jan

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Update #8

Instructions for attempting the SFG 2021 - Level 3 tests:

https://go.forumias.com/538

The tests will go live strictly at7 AMand will get auto-submitted at8 AM.

Update #7

Results declared for SFG 2021 - Level 3

Results for SFG 2021 - Level 3 has been declared, please check if you are selected for Select Focus Group (SFG) or Reserve List Group (RLG).

Ranklist for SFG 2021 - Level 3:https://go.forumias.com/529

Payment link for students selected in SFG (Select Focus Group) - Rs. 2400 + GST (18%) per month

https://go.forumias.com/530

Payment link for students selected in RLG (Reserve List Group) - Rs. 2900 + GST (18%) per month

https://go.forumias.com/531

Note: Deadline for accepting the fees is 31st July by 5 PM. After that fees will not be accepted

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Update #6

Registrations for SFG 2021 - Level 3 are now closed. If you have missed the registration for any genuine reasons, you can fill up this form below, and our team will reach out to you. No phone calls or emails will be entertained apart from the form below.

Click here:https://go.forumias.com/528

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Update #5

Instructions for attempting the SFG 2021 - Level 3 Entrance test:

https://go.forumias.com/527

The test will be conducted in Online mode on 25th July at 09:30 AM in the morning.

Update #4

The detailed exam plan (Calender) for SFG 2021 - Level 3 is now available. 

You can see the detailed plan - https://go.forumias.com/sfglevel3-calender

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Update #3

Syllabus of Entrance test for SFG 2021 – Level 3:Candidates can expect 30 questions distributed across History, Polity, Economy, Environment, Science & Technology, International Relations and Geography. Further 10 questions will be from Current Affairs of May, June and July months of 2021 and 10 questions from CSAT.

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Update #2

Entrance Test Date - 25th July 2021

Registration Link - https://go.forumias.com/525

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Update #1

SFG 2021 Level 3 - Calendar Released - 20th July | 08:00 PM

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SFG – How it works 

              • Select Focus Group (SFG) is a small group of students who are selected by ForumIAS every year for coaching them to clear the UPSC Prelims Examination. Every single candidate selected and retained consistently in the group with Top ranks has cleared the Prelims examination in the past.
              • 100 Students will be selected for the Select Focus Group, through the SFG Entrance Test, who will be required to report at 7AM every day 6 days a week to write an hour-long test based on a pre-planned syllabus, followed by a discussion on the same. 
              • Candidates who are unable to make it to the SFG will be maintained in a Reserve List, who can also write the tests. 
              • Tests are conducted daily and results are provided within 8 hours of test with a Name and Rank list for candidates and parents to evaluate their daily performance. 
              • All candidates writing the CSE 2021 are eligible to apply for the entrance test. 


              SFG Level 3 - The Last SFG for Prelims 2021 


              The SFG Level 3 is a 40-day capsule program with the following objectives:


              • Developing problem-solving skills for solving analytical, conceptual and thought based questions. 
              • Developing skills to solve questions based on the application of the reading that they have done for Level 1 and Level 2. 
              • Mastering the art of handling questions from unknown areas and applying concepts from their wider reading which is relevant for the Civil Services Prelims Examination. 
              • Developing time management skills, and being through with the syllabus 
              • Providing a reliable, time-bound framework for revision just before the examination. 

                

              Application Procedure 


              • The program will commence from 2nd August, admission to which will be entrance based. The Entrance Test will be conducted on 25th July. The results of the Entrance Test will be announced the next day i.e. 26th July. 
              • Admission to the SFG and RLG are based on the rank of the candidate in the merit list of the SFG Entrance Test. Students can apply for the program by registering for the Entrance Test by paying a fee of Rs. 500+ GST. Candidates can register by visiting https://go.forumias.com/525. The candidate must appear for the entrance test on the designated date and time, subsequent to which he/she will be admitted to the Select Group or the Reserve List. 


              • The candidate must pay the program fee as per the group he/she is allocated. 

              Note:   Admissions to the SFG / RLG Group will only be on the basis of the merit position of the candidate in the entrance test. The Entrance Test will be held on 25th July. Candidates must register for the SFG Entrance Test by visiting https://go.forumias.com/525. No admission will be granted to the candidate without appearing for the Entrance Test. 

              Fee Structure and Details: 


              The course duration is about 40 days and fees will be charged after your selection to the SFG/RLG list. Fees for the full duration of the program is to be paid before 1st August. 




              Important Dates:


              SFG 2021 Level 3 - Calendar Released - 20th July | 08:00 PM

              Entrance Test – 25th July 2021 | 9:30 AM 

              Result of Entrance Test - 26th July 2021 | 05 PM

              Last Date for Fee Payment – 1st August 

              Program Commencement – 2nd August 


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              Wishing You Success, 

              Always, 

              ForumIAS Academy 

              Neyawn,ssver2and25 otherslike this
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              333 comments

              Complementary?
               "All India Simulator Test Series ( Complementary)
              It is recommended for students of SFG/RLG to join the All India Simulator Test Series, given that
              (a)It is given as complementary for SFG/RLG students.
              (b) Students can appear on their convenience before the final UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination i.e 10th October 2021."
              Darvey78,Nucleusand6 otherslike this
              6.7k views
              Corrigendum of test 9??? 
              6.3k views
              Complementary?
               "All India Simulator Test Series ( Complementary)
              It is recommended for students of SFG/RLG to join the All India Simulator Test Series, given that
              (a)It is given as complementary for SFG/RLG students.
              (b) Students can appear on their convenience before the final UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination i.e 10th October 2021."

              It’s complimentary as it says. Just those tests. And it will be conducted in SFG mode only.

              sjerngal,Shailputri
              5.7k views

              TH14said

              @farejul Do we need to join simulator tests separately or are they open to all SFG students at the end [12-18 Sept]?

              @farejul Sir please confirm this. I too have the same doubt

              It's written on the schedule that it is complimentary, but just for clarity, please confirm

              Please ignore the previous message

              No ,you don't need to join for simulator tests separately as those tests are bonus tests included in your sfg programme..All the best for your preparation

              ssver2,Darvey78and2 otherslike this
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              Can someone please give tips on how to deal with overthinking when one is constantly bombarded with incorrect facts that has to be identified in the question paper which leads to one becoming generally distrustful and underconfident of even the simple ones with general statements ? 
              TH14,
              5.3k views
              @appyphany I think you should trust your gut. Not take mocks like sfg to your heart. There is a reason why even those people who score low in mocks are able to clear the actual exam, and those who ace the mocks are not able to. 
              UPSC Prelims != mocks of any institute
              I have had the same problem as you, and I know it is infuriating af, you second guess yourself and your strategy. The fact is, I have simply stopped caring about the mocks and the scores. For one, they are sectional tests and focus on micro facts/concepts which you may even skip in the actual papers, as you can compensate in other areas. Secondly, the questions in mocks, especially in SFG, tests are a bit on the tougher side, and force you to get out of your comfort zones. Trust me, I also get irritated when I see some questions which I feel are unnecessarily getting into weird details.
              But, at the end of the day, mocks are mocks, just learn new stuff from them, hone your strategy, and forget about the rest. If it has worked out for you so far, trust yourself and your preparation.
              Integer,DMand5 otherslike this
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              @TH14  This makes a lot of sense. So, one just has to stay sane and believe in one's own ability and strategy. Thank you ! It's also a relief to know that the questions these days are irking most of us . Haha :p


              Integer,DMand4 otherslike this
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              THE_MECHANIC,
              3.7k views

              @farejul today’s rank list is not opening, please check

              THE_MECHANIC,
              3.3k views

              @farejul today’s rank list is not opening, please check

              Kindly check again.

              Sorry for the inconvenience.

              necromancer,
              3.4k views
              Q18 of Test 20 - Given correct ans is option D. But looking at the explanation, the option C is correct, as statement 1 is incorrect.
              necromancer,Shailputri
              2.7k views
              A ticker on Forumias website says offline test taking will begin from tomorrow. SFG also?
              2.2k views
              A ticker on Forumias website says offline test taking will begin from tomorrow. SFG also?

              Nope. Not SFG. We cant have a thousand splendid students ruining a year because of Covid.

              1.9k views

              Both Jainism and Buddhism believed in the superiority of the Kshatriya varna over all other varnas including Brahmanas.

              Is this statement really true?? I thought both of these were anti-discrimination of any sorts..

              Apu_n_42,Ashutosh21
              1.6k views
              Today's test feels like a slap on my face. It was one of my favorite portions in Art and Culture and I was perhaps way too overconfident. It has been a terrible terrible start to the morning :(
              1.6k views
              @sjerngal it is true. It’s a common misconception that Buddhism and Jainism were against discrimination of any kind. That’s because we mainly view them through a modern lense. From the vantage point of modern values, Buddhism and Jainism weren’t exactly anti-discrimination, just more progressive than the Brahmanical order. There are several examples: Gautama Buddha was against women’s entry in the Sangha, slaves needed to be first freed by their masters before joining the Sangha. Jainism was sufficiently harsh on women. 

              Since both Mahavira and Gautama Buddha belonged to Kshatriya clans, both religions tend to put Kshatriyas above Brahmans. They didn’t exactly condemn the varna order and in fact display a tacit approval of the system. Jainism was even stronger than Buddhism in their Kshatriya bias.





              Nucleus,sjerngaland3 otherslike this
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              Plz tell me about marking system bcs I dnt get my name in rank list and  not satisfied with marking ..so clear my doubt 
              1.5k views
              Same. My Lowest score till date :(
              Was decently confident but either ques were way to factual from small topics or were asked in much detail or I was grossly under prepared. 

              I even got basics wrong like Ajivika and couple more which added to the debacle. :/

              sjerngal,Shailputri
              1.5k views
              Same. My Lowest score till date :(
              Was decently confident but either ques were way to factual from small topics or were asked in much detail or I was grossly under prepared. 

              I even got basics wrong like Ajivika and couple more which added to the debacle. :/

              A good way to handle such debacles is to read the topics again with the added knowledge from the tests. Make a list of the topics and revise them with added knowledge. Once the SFG is over.

              DM,Babayegaand4 otherslike this
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              Yes thanks for suggestion :)  I do spend around an hour and half in analysing the test. Reading solns, going through the material and updating it if needed. Sort of active revision especially after such debacles. 


              sjerngal,
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