[Official] SFG 2022 - Level 1 | Calendar & Noticeboard - ForumIAS

[Official] SFG 2022 - Level 1 | Calendar & Noticeboard

SFG 2022 - Level 1 | Entrance Test 2 - 2nd Jan. 2022 @11 AM (Updated)

6th February Update:

Dear Students,   

We are writing to inform you that the Delhi and Patna Centre will be open to writing the test in offline mode from 8th Feb. Tuesday. If you want to write the exam in Offline Mode at Delhi and Patna Centre so please fill the below form.  https://go.forumias.com/75   The registered candidates will only be allowed to write the SFG test in offline mode. 

Should there be anything else we can help you with please write to us at helpdesk@forumias.academy 

5th February Update:

Dear Students,

Rank list for SFG 2022 – Level 1 of 1st month have been declared

To see the rank list please Click on the link below:

The last date of fee payment is 7th February 2022 | 05 PM.


Fees of the second month for students selected in SFG (Select Focus Group) - Rs. 1300 + GST (18%) per month

Payment Link: https://go.forumias.com/71

Fees of the second month for students selected in RLG (Reserve List Group) - Rs. 1900 + GST (18%) per month
Payment Link: 

It is likely that if you do not renew on time, you will miss a few tests. Also, after a few tests, you will not be allowed to join, because it defeats the whole purpose of (a) doing a program completely and (b) inculcating discipline.


We hope you understand.

For any support, you can write to us at helpdesk@forumias.academy.

If you are not selected in the rank list you can write to us atfarej@flaviant.com


  1. Second and Last Entrance Test will be on 2nd Jan 2022 at 11AM in online mode.  Click here  to register for it. Those who are not selected in Test 1 can reapply and take a second chance.
  2. If you have any clash with any other exam, you will get an opportunity to write the exam. Please contact Mr Farej at farej@flaviant.com with valid document proof.
  3. SFG is available in both online mode and offline mode at Hyderabad, Patna, and New Delhi
  4. For Entrance Test 2, we have a well defined syllabus. Check the syllabus athttps://blog.forumias.com/SFG

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.

Notice: SFG 2022 - Level 1 Entrance test is now scheduled to be held on 26th Dec. 2021 and the program will start from 10th Jan. 2021.

If the government allows the education institutes to reopen, then the tests will be conducted via both online and offline modes for all our centres. Otherwise, we will be conducting the tests in offline mode in Hyderabad and Patna centres and in online mode for the rest of the country.

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.

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 10th January 2022, admission to which will be entrance-based. The Entrance Test will be conducted on 26th December 2021 in both online and offline mode. The results of the Entrance Test will be announced by 28th Dec. 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. 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 1 – 26th Dec. 2021 | For offline: slots will be provided at the centre. 

Notice: If the government allows the education institutes to reopen, then the tests will be conducted via both online and offline modes for all our centres. Otherwise, we will be conducting the tests in offline mode in Hyderabad and Patna centres and in online mode for the rest of the country.

Result of Entrance Test 1 – 28th Dec. 2021

Entrance Test 2 - 2nd January 2022 @11 AM | Online Mode Only

Result of Entrance Test 2  - 4th January 2022 | 5 PM

Last Date for Fee Payment –  9th January 2021 | 5 PM

Program Commencement –  10th January 2021

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YPT for RLG guys

What is ypt?

@Naadan_Parinda Sir it provides distraction free environment along with logbook to track your hours with no app allowed type functionality


Got into rlg with 63.33 marks in online mode. Ab sochta hu, kuchh cheating kar hi leni chahiye thi :p But I think, the price is already too low.

I would've preferred offline mode, if this was not a daily affair but a weekly thing. I looked for Patna centre on map, and I was like, Arre maine to apne 3 years yahi gujare hain (Anandpuri). Panchmukhi hanuman mandir used to be my bus stop for school. I think I'd attempt mocks in offline mode, as it takes approx 4 hours to travel there, and can't live there in these uncertain times.

And can we not use unfair means in online mode. We may all be penalized next time too for the unfair acts of some. Marks don't matter as long as we are improving.

RLG with 68. There's quite a range of scores in rlg. I wonder if there was a cutoff at all and how many students are there in rlg. In any case I hope people don't cheat in the actual tests. I know it doesn't matter in the long run or in the real exam, but it is demotivating to see if your relative performance doesn't improve regardless of how much you worked. 

Got into RLG in offline mode.I got very demotivating marks :D .

@Naadan_Parinda Sir it provides distraction free environment along with logbook to track your hours with no app allowed type functionality

Ok. Thanks for clarifying.

But I'm not Sir.@root I think blue tick confuses people. Can you remove it? Even Neyawn sir doesn't have this. 

Can any 1 say whether we l get discussion video for online rlg
@karthikguhan511605 No it seems. Read it some where

@monisha27 then it seems no fair I feel. 

any SFG student who studies at redefine library?
sir, I  have given the 26 th december test for SFG course ,but have not received my result on mail.. what should I do ??
Please  suggest which book is best for previous year questions

Is there any group in TG or any app, where people collaborate for SFG? I am preparing around 30 page consolidated note for each day of SFG. Polity, History and Economy, I have prepared for most of the topics, but for Geography I don't have any ready made stuff. Check out Day 2, any one interested in collaboration, please DM, we can take it forward!!

SFG Day 2.pdf 


Here's Day 1 SFG Day 1.pdf

Jaise SFG ke schedule mein current affairs mentioned nhi hai exactly, kis month ke around aayegi in each test, so how to go about it? Apne pace pe cover karte rahe CA. 
Can anybody see the detailed syllabus for entrance test two as mentioned, I’m not able to find, help
  1. We will not be covering current affairs at this level, rather focus on the static syllabus and get it done comprehensively.


Patna centre offline people? we can form a small peer group


Patna centre offline people? we can form a small peer group

count me in

@mohitshukla is there any other group too? This is full

Any group for SFG students? Kindly revert with a link.
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