[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 

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              Dear Students,

              SFG Level 3 Test 2 Results:-

              • SFG Level 3-W1T2 Ranklist:- CLICK HERE
              • Solution:- CLICK HERE
              • Corrigendum:- CLICK HERE
              • In case of any issue in the result, you can drop a mail at farej@flaviant.com.
              7.6k views

              How to make best use of the Prelims test solutions? 

              Is maintaining a dairy of mistakes advisable or short notes on books or highlighting the solutions? My aim is to retake the test papers (30+ in no) before exam + keep concepts where I falter again and again handy to glance before exam (Ex-amensalism vs commensalism, writs, 371 & A-J states). Anyone?

              DM,
              7k views
              Plz go through this video
              2nd video


              Shailputri,
              7k views
              @Shailputri Last year I made subject-wise books on ever-note and copied things from solutions that I didn't know or did wrong. I arranged them in sub-headings, for ex - polity note had a heading on FR, Elections, etc. Revising this in the last week really helped me. This did not comprise solutions from all the tests that I took but covered most of them. 

              Simultaneously, I also had a table where I wrote my attempts in 1st round, 2nd round and 3rd round, along with the correct and incorrect ones. Now this is not something I could replicate in the actual exam because after some 60-70 questions I realized I do not have that kind of time but it did help me in not marking absurd answers in the first round since I knew my accuracy rate. In this table I also wrote silly mistakes that I committed in that paper [not reading not, always etc.] as well as mistakes from topics I thought I knew well but did wrong. I believe this table helped me avoid silly mistakes and made me realize the optimum number of questions I had to attempt. 

              PS - Not adding anything about this year because I have just started reading for prelims 2022 but I think I will end up doing something similar this year as well. 


              Babayega,Jhumpa21Mewatiand3 otherslike this
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              How to make best use of the Prelims test solutions? 

              Is maintaining a dairy of mistakes advisable or short notes on books or highlighting the solutions? My aim is to retake the test papers (30+ in no) before exam + keep concepts where I falter again and again handy to glance before exam (Ex-amensalism vs commensalism, writs, 371 & A-J states).@Neyawn @anyone.

              How I use it is that I analyze the mistakes. Are the mistakes conceptual or silly mistakes? Are the mistakes just because I marked an option wrong by mistake?

              I don't make notes of my silly mistakes. I just note down the conceptual mistakes and that too very briefly. I dont want to have bulky notes for these.  
              Also, I specifically note down anything new that comes up in the tests which I have never read before. 

              Also, I switch between noting down the concepts in a diary and making questions out of the options I got wrong on google sheets. This helps me in quick revision.  

              psyduck,Shailputri
              6.7k views

              Great. Could get an idea. Thanks a lot guys.@DM @sjerngal @Joeyisthebest 

              Joeyisthebest,DMand1 otherslike this
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              Dear Students,

              SFG Level 3 Test 3 Result:-

              • SFG Level 3-W1T3 Ranklist:- CLICK HERE
              • Solution:- CLICK HERE
              • Corrigendum:- CLICK HERE
              • In case of any issue in the result, you can drop a mail at farej@flaviant.com.
              5.7k views

              The good and the bad of test today :

              :+1: Experimented today with the paper. Went below my comfortable limit of attempts, yet could manage to see an improved score from yesterday. 

              :-1: Current affair questions remain a sore point.

              sjerngal,Apu_n_42
              5.4k views

              I have made this OMR for SFG. I gave test in OMR today and got real paper pen feel. Attaching a sample and PDF of OMR, in case anyone wants to use it.
              SFG OMR.pdf

              Babayega,Jhumpa21Mewatiand3 otherslike this
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              This is how it looks.

              Jhumpa21Mewati,Infinitybeyondinfinityand3 otherslike this
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              I have got a huge doubt after reading Corrigendum of Test 3, for question 28.
              Earlier@Neyawnclarified that "general" statements are to be treated true, without going into the exceptions.
              In Q28 of Test 3, Statement says All business pending before Lok Sabha's Committees lapses on its dissolution. Which is true "generally". But exception is the pending assurances before Committee on Govt. Assurances, which do not lapse.
              Despite knowing the above facts I got the question wrong yesterday, due to this confusion.
              Can anyone please clarify.

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              Dear Students,

              SFG Level 3 Test 4 Results and Corrigendum:-

              • SFG Level 3-W1T4 Ranklist:- CLICK HERE
              • Solution:- CLICK HERE
              • Corrigendum:- CLICK HERE
              • In case of any issue in the result, you can drop a mail at farej@flaviant.com.
              4.6k views

              The good and the bad of test today :

              :+1: Experimented today with the paper. Went below my comfortable limit of attempts, yet could manage to see an improved score from yesterday. 

              :-1: Current affair questions remain a sore point.

              Good and bad of test 5:
              Bad - Went overboard with the no of questions attempted. Ergo, Large negative score
              Good - Lesson learnt.

              Dreading the rank list today 

              Apu_n_42,
              4.1k views

              The good and the bad of test today :

              :+1: Experimented today with the paper. Went below my comfortable limit of attempts, yet could manage to see an improved score from yesterday. 

              :-1: Current affair questions remain a sore point.

              Good and bad of test 5:
              Bad - Went overboard with the no of questions attempted. Ergo, Large negative score
              Good - Lesson learnt.

              Dreading the rank list today 

              Same here.. Confidence has dipped to a new low.. 

              Apu_n_42,Shailputri
              4.1k views
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              Same here.. Confidence has dipped to a new low.. 

              Many 50:50 type questions today. And as my (bad) luck would have it, I marked them wrong. Chalo, many lessons learnt as well.

              Apu_n_42,
              4.1k views
              The statement "The chairman and members are eligible for reappointment." in Q2 could have been more clear.
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              @farejul Sir @forumiasacademy Please confirm about CSAT SCORING.

              >>Will CSAT test adhere with cut-off criteria as in SFG level 2? (40% score is mandatory for SFG Rank-listing)? 

              >>CSAT Test Score will be added with Daily test in weekly score??


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              Dear Candidates, 

              This is to inform you that w.e.f Test 6 ( SFG Level 3) , CSAT paper will be qualifying in nature. 

              The qualifying percentage in Civil Service Preliminary is 33% . To keep the bar higher, we shall keep the qualifying percentage in SFG Tests to 40% of the total marks. 

              Candidates who fail to score 40% in CSAT Tests will be automatically moved to RLG in the weekly rankings, irrespective of their GS Paper Score. So, It is mandatory to attempt CSAT tests.

              CSAT Test scores will not be added to the score in weekly rankings.

              Management 

              ForumIAS Academy 

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              Dear Students,

              SFG Level 3 Test 5 Ranklist(Revised)and Corrigendum:-

              • SFG Level 3-W1T5 Ranklist(Updated):- CLICK HERE
              • Solution:- CLICK HERE
              • Corrigendum:- CLICK HERE
              • In case of any issue in the result, you can drop a mail at farej@flaviant.com.
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