[Official] SFG 2022 - Level 1 | Calendar & Noticeboard | Starting from 16th Dec. 2021 - ForumIAS

[Official] SFG 2022 - Level 1 | Calendar & Noticeboard | Starting from 16th Dec. 2021

SFG 2022 - Level 1 | Entrance Test - 5th December 2021 (Updated)

Update on Nov 10 : Check the Official SFG Noticeboard herehttps://blog.forumias.com/SFG 

Dear Students,

The storm of Prelims 2021 has just settled and you must have entered a phase to evaluate your preparation level while analyzing the changing nature of the Prelims exam. The Commission has stood up to its reputation to be dynamic, challenging, and ever-evolving. This year we have seen the continuation of conceptual questions derived from a rich balance of static and current affairs, there has also been a return of pre-2013 format with assertion/reasoning based questions, questions on personality, and major sports events etc.

Validating our performance with more than 2000+ selections in 2021 through our SFG Test series, we are hereby entering the 4th year of one of our most innovative programs for successfully cracking the Prelims Examination.

The Select Focus Group test series has been designed exactly to the demand of the Prelims examination. In Level 1 we will focus on:

  1. Developing theart of solving prelimsquestionsalong with developing a considerable knowledge base.
  2. Completechapter-wise coverageof standard books and all NCERTs (often neglected by students).
  3. 10Previous Years Questionswill be covered in each test, to accustom the students towards the type of questions asked by UPSC.
  4. Focusing onanalytical questionswith interlinkages of different dimensions.
  5. We will not be covering current affairs at this level, ratherfocus on the static syllabusand get it done comprehensively.

The program is scheduled to start on the16th of December 2021. Thedetailedschedule will be released by the 10th of November 2021. The entrance tests will be conducted on the5th Dec 2021in both offline and online modes.

The registration for the test can be done byclicking here.


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 5 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. Candidates who couldn’t clear the cutoff and are unable to make it into both SFG and RLG can register for the 2nd Entrance Test scheduled on the 28th of November 2021.

Tests are conducted daily and results are provided within 8 hours of the test with Name and Rank list for candidates to evaluate their daily performance. On the basis of ranks, 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 the 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 20% or so non-performing students are eliminated from the program to maintain the quality of competition.

All candidates writing the CSE 2022 are eligible to apply for the entrance test.

This year we introduce some changes as to how we conduct the SFG exam. Please note that changes that we bring are always in response to the examination pattern, the student feedback, and our own learning with respect to how to best enable a serious candidate to clear the exam.

Application Procedure

  • The program will commence from 16th December 2021, admission to which will be entrance-based. The Entrance Test will be conducted on 5th December 2021 at 11 AM in both online and offline mode. The results of the Entrance Test will be announced by 7th December 2021. 
  • 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 visitinghttps://go.forumias.com/sfg22entrance. 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. 
  • 100 students will be selected for SFG - 50 from online mode and 50 from students who gave the test in offline mode in Delhi and Patna center. The remaining students will be selected for RLG. Students can switch from online to the offline mode or vice versa before attempting the first test on 6th December. The ranklist of online and offline students will be published separately.
  • 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.No admission will be granted to the candidate without appearing for the Entrance Test. 

Fee Structure and Details: 

The course duration is about 60 days and fees will be charged after your selection to the SFG/RLG list.

  • Fees for First Month( 5 weeks ) will be  Rs. 1700 + GST for SFG and Rs. 2300 + GST for RLG
  • Fees for the second monthwill be Rs. 1300 + GST for SFG & Rs. 1900 + GST for RLG

Important Dates:

SFG 2022 Level 1 – Calendar Released – 10th November 2021 | 08:00 PM

Entrance Test – 5th December 2021 | 11:00 AM | For offline: slots will be provided at the centre. 

Update: SFG Level 1 Entrance Test has been rescheduled to 5th December, instead of earlier date of 28th November, keeping in the line the guidelines of Delhi Govt. 

Result of Entrance Test – 7th Decmeber 2021 | 05 PM

Last Date for Fee Payment – 15th December 2021 

Program Commencement – 16th December 2021


Naadan_Parinda,Fireheartand13 otherslike this


Is it also available in Hindi medium??
Sir, what is the syllabus to be prepared for the entrance test?
Sakshi2409,Knowledge without discriminationand5 otherslike this

Hows SFG program?

Please provide reviews


@Neyawn SFG from December, not January?


Sir, it mentions that the Entrance test will be both Online and Offline - is same true for the entire program, or this time is it only offline?

Thank you.


Kindly reply,

Is SFG available in online medium/for students who'll not be able to attend classes in offline mode?

unknowncaller,ATHENA1506and1 otherslike this

Is it available in Bilingual?

Is the program only offline or available online mode too?
will batch2 of this program will start in feb....bcoz its 60 days duration so can i join it on feb?
Mariposa27,theskyisthelimitand1 otherslike this

Someone please clarify whether this program will run online or not ?


@Neyawn @farejul Any coupon code for Current Affairs 2022 course ??


Can anyone clarify what is Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 of SFG?

Do we need to enroll in all 3 or only one?

Can someone please clarify the following questions

1. I am a working professional, based out of Hyderabad, Can I join the program?

2. Giving the mock everyday at 7 am, is it applicable for online students as well?

3. What all will be covered in the 60 day program?

I working 3shift basis I unable to report 7am but I want join this program is there any possibility plz let me know 🙏
Where's SFG calendar?
theskyisthelimit,suryaputraand6 otherslike this

m also searching..


@farejul SFG Calendar?


@farejul SFG Calendar?

Team is working on it.We will inform you once it is done.The plan will be released very soon.

if one gets selected in SFG/RLG through online mode can we continue the program online or we will have to come at offline centre

@farejul Get in touch with@Vedgiri  and share the calendar. Also people can check the SFG Noticeboard at



@Neyawn SFG from December, not January?

We are having SFG for 4 days a week from December. Early preparation is the key. Otherwise the annual pity party is painful. Half the people can crack the exam just by giving the exam more time.


DM,Itraand4 otherslike this
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