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[Official] ForumIAS SFG 2.0 | Level 2 - Entrance Exam | Registration Date - 12th July till 2 PM, Results, Detailed Schedule

SFG 2.0 - Registration Open Till 2PM, July 12
Dear Students,

We are writing to inform you that you can register for SFG 2020 Level 2 - Entrance Test by Today, 12th July till 2 PM

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The process of writing the examination will be shared with you Today, 12th July at 3 PM. 

The entrance test will be held on 12th July from 8 PM to 9 PM on ForumIAS Academy Portal.

Here is the link with the details and registration.

Don't Miss the Opportunity to improve your Prelims Score!!

Wishing you Success, 

ForumIAS Academy

What is SFG?

  • 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 has cleared the Prelims examination in the past.
  • 100 Students will be selected for the Select Focus Group, who will be required to write the Test at 7AM everyday 5/6 days a week to write an hour long test based on a pre-planned syllabus , followed by discussion on the same, at no additional cost.
  • Candidates who are unable to make it to the SFG, will be maintained in a Reserve List, who can also write the tests, but will have to pay a slightly higer fee. Unlike the offline SFG, the Online SFG ( Covid year update ) , will have discussion for both. 
  • Tests are conducted daily and results are provided within 12 hours of test with Name and Rank list for candidates and parents to evaluate their daily performance. On the basis of rankles, about 50% of bottom performing students from SFG are migrated to the reserve list on a weekly basis, and an equal number of students from reserve list ( RLG) are moved into SFG. The decision of management in this regard is final and not subject to dispute. Please note that this migration is done not keeping in mind the overall merit list but moving away bottom 50% from SFG and picking up an equal number of people from RLG. Thus those who may be getting more than RLG students , but are bottom 50 in SFG will be moved to RLG. 
  • Every month, the bottom 10% or so non-performing students are eliminated from the program to maintain the quality of competition.
  • All candidates writing the CSE 2020 are eligible to apply for the entrance test.

Application Procedure

  • 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. Candidates can register by visiting 
  • The candidate must appear for the entrance test to be held on July 12th , at 8PM subsequent to which he / she will be admitted to the Select Group or the Reserve List.
  • The candidate must pay the monthly fee as per the group he / she is allocated.

Fee Structure & Details

  • The course duration is of about four months and fees is charged on a monthly basis. Fees for the full duration of the program cannot be paid at one go.
  • Candidates selected for SFG will have to pay a monthly fee of Rs. 1300 and those in the reserve list will have to pay a monthly fees of Rs. 2000. Fees are to be paid once the candidate is selected for the program. GST is to be additionally paid. 

About ForumIAS 

ForumIAS Academy is a New Delhi based coaching institute, that continuously innovates to increase the level of competence of candidates preparing for Civil Services. This is done by enforcing strict discipline, focus and motivation among students. You can read how it has helped candidates secure Rank 1, 3, 5, ,7, 8, 10, 11,12, 13, 14 in Civil Services Examination 2017 and 2018. Women Candidates have secured Ranks 4, 56 in CSE 2016 and Ranks 12, 39, 40 , 122 in Civil Services Examination 2017. You can read their testimonials at Note :

  • Admissions to the SFG / RLG Group will only be on the basis of merit position of the candidate in the entrance test. Entrance Test will be held on July 12 at 8PM. Candidates must register for the SFG Entrance Test by visiting the website before 2PM, July 12th.
  • No admission will be granted to the candidate without appearing for the Entrance Test
  • There could be technical glitches for last minute registrations , so please register early to avoid hassles.
  • No telephonic or email support with respect to the program will be provided. This thread will be the official thread for all communication. 

Please note that SFG is not a Test Series program, and candidates must attempt the paper at designated timings only. If you cannot attend Test at 7AM, please do not apply for the program. After the Test is over, you will not be able to attempt the paper, you will only get Questions, Answers and Discussion Videos.

curious_kid , ssver2 and 24 others like this


@Saumya024 @Deepti_pandey @mastu, You can check your email for the results.

U will receive sms and email shortly and don't worry.  Within few hours you will receive 
@ForumIAS-Academy Hey will you be having 2nd SFG batch in August? I didnt register for this because the schedule was not as per my preference. If you could come up with (same questions different batch works too) with 45 days or less SFG batch for August-September it would be great. If not you could atleast allow students to register for RLG of this batch in August and attempt tests. 
Please consider this request. :)

abhilasha1811, Joeyisthebest and 5 others like this
@ForumIAS-Academy Kindly provide the solutions for the entrance test as well. It will help us in identifying our mistakes. Thank you. 

Aalsibalak, Amonga and 5 others like this
@rpb190rnd334 ok . I also found the email and forum ias has messaged on phone as well. Thankyou. I just wish if forum could just also let us know about right and wrong answer for our each response.


Score - 43.29

Rank - 230

(Post yours , lets match )

Please tell us about our right nd wrong responses Forumias.
How many students appeared for the exam, any idea? 
Many people are revealing their personal mobile numbers and email id on this public platform by posting their screenshots. Beware that it can be misused and it is also not advisable to reveal your personal details like this on a public platform.
abhilasha1811, Antineutrino and 6 others like this
You are getting this email because you have given the SFG 2.0 Entrance Test.
You have scored 51.95 marks in the test and your rank is 189. You are selected for RLG batch.
This is mine score.


@surbhi_ishita162 @rpb190rnd334 pls delete the screenshot of ur has ur personal info.


You have scored 78.65 marks in the test and your rank is 15

Request @ForumIas , please post the schedule of the SFG 2.0 online exams and the link like we have for offline SFG.

Request to @Neyawn sir, please dont include the CSAT questions in SFG tests. Random csat question demotivate us bcoz even if we have prepared well for GS our score goes low. 

Sir, as u r aware that the only thing which motivates us to join sfg is the ranking and scheduled syllabus wise test.

Please consider this humble @Neyawn sir.

bharathprudwi477, regno13bee0277 and 2 others like this
HI. Even I am a little too low in confidence with CSAT questions. 
 Lets request them not to include the scores of CSAT questions while publishing Rank list. 
In the UPSC exam too, CSAT scores doesn't determine our selection, only GS score does.
HI. Even I am a little too low in confidence with CSAT questions. 
 Lets request them not to include the scores of CSAT questions while publishing Rank list. 
In the UPSC exam too, CSAT scores doesn't determine our selection, only GS score does.



On the contrary, don't you think 5-10 questions in a daily sfg test will give us sufficient practice and improve the confidence level? 

Blueberry, Aalsibalak and 5 others like this

On the contrary, don't you think 5-10 questions in a daily sfg test will give us sufficient practice and improve the confidence level? 

Agreed, considering its Level 2.0 and it must contain those factors which will align us towards competition as earlier mentioned by @Neyawn  Sir . 5-10 questions of CSAT will act just like the qualifying criteria and people will be in daily continuity mode.

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