[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:
https://go.forumias.com/73

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: 
https://go.forumias.com/72

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




Update:

  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

jack_Sparrow,curious_kidand52 otherslike this
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Why has the program been revised to 5 days a week than 4 days a week?
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Any particular Syllabus for this entrance test or total??
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Is it mandatory to give tests offline everyday ? Or can we attempt it online also ?  Talking about regular sfg/rlg course which is going to start from 16th December. 

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Is it mandatory to give tests offline everyday ? Or can we attempt it online also ?  Talking about regular sfg/rlg course which is going to start from 16th December. 

Imagine a situation where this flexibility is there. Candidate X on scoring low in offline where use of unfair means may be less, may want to write the tests online, where the score exists. 

But why would someone do that? Merely for ranks ? 

Not for ranks, but for a falsely moral argument that he needs to help his parents financially by paying lower fees which is only possible if he uses unfair means.

You choose to write either online or offline. No.changed allowed.

If you have not cleared Prelims two or.more times, i suggest you opt for offline. And stick to it.

Come what may.

DM,Varun_Dwivediand1 otherslike this
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@Neyawn Sir, I have some queries :-
1. How this SFG LEVEL 1,2,3 covers the syllabus? What is the schedule & how many revisions can be done through this until Prelims 2022.
2. I want to opt for the online mode as am not in Delhi . But in near future I may come there (uncertain because of health issues) So can I switch then to Offline mode ( I have Anxiety issues) ?

Thanks in advance sir


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What are levels 1, 2, 3? Do the higher levels just begin later or is there some other implication? I need to focus on Optional syllabus and prepare for something else for the entirety of December. Will I be able to join level 2 or 3 by giving those entrance tests? Or is entry to those restricted to ex level 1 people? If levels 2/3 are open entry what is the tentative beginning date?
TheSherlock,
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@fortarach63 there will be a separate entrance test for each level. For level two they mentioned in the calendar that they might start around the 20th of Feb


fortarach63,
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@schrute_farms gotcha thanks!


schrute_farms,
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Hi all - what is the procedure for giving the online test tomorrow? Will we get an email with the link? I have read through the Notice Board and haven't come across any guidelines for online test takers. Please guide. 
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Dear Students,
In line with the order received from the Delhi Govt via letter number (No.DE.23(28)/Sch.Br./2021/684), Forum Learning Center in New Delhi is closed for classes and SFG Test Taking.
SFG Level 1 entrance Test which was scheduled on December 5, Sunday has been postponed till further notice.
Please wait to hear from us with the latest update by 8 PM, Tuesday, December 7. It is likely that the SFG Level 1, will have to be postponed to January 1st week, and will commence in both online & offline mode.
What happens if the Govt keeps coaching centres closed in January 1st week also for some reason?
In case of any govt closure orders for offline centres and it is not possible to conduct offline tests in New Delhi in the first week of January, it will be conducted in Offline Mode in Hyderabad & Patna Centers and online for the rest of the country. There will be SFG Level 1 and Level 2. There will be no Level 3, and candidates who have not been able to clear the Prelims are advised to apply for both levels.
Candidates who are planning to take up the SFG seriously must finish at least 1-2 readings of the NCERTs and Basic Books specified in the Study Plan before the first week of January so that they are well prepared for the SFG Tests in advance.
We deeply regret the inconvenience caused.
For all updates visit the SFG Noticeboard here, and for questions, ask them on the discussion thread here.

Regards,
Team SFG
Muffin,
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Dear Forumias,
Please don't delay the tests. If given the present situation offline tests are not possible then take them in online mode. And whenever in future taking offline tests will be possible then take them in offline. Because i think in January when the tests will begin than the schedule will be tightly packed. That will be very hectic and difficult to manage for the people like us who have to manage other things as well ( eg. - in my case PhD and for working professionals etc. etc. )
Secondly through SFG, it is very easy to track one's progress. Even though i have opted for offline mode but i am willing to give tests in online mode because I believe exam is not going to wait. Pardon me if i am sounding a little desperate. Please reevaluate your decision.
Regards


Omen,Adrikaand12 otherslike this
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@Mutant  that's what. 


Mutant,
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@Mutant yes i too agree with the same. Kindly start online for everyone and offline people can move to offline once centres open


Mutant,
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Can the sfg program be started in online mode unless there is any notice for offline centres? Other classes took entrance tests even on 28th Nov. 
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@Mutant I agree. There have been entrance tests by other institutes in offline mode on 28th Nov as well. I don't understand why is sfg getting delayed


Mutant,
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Dear Students,
In line with the order received from the Delhi Govt via letter number (No.DE.23(28)/Sch.Br./2021/684), Forum Learning Center in New Delhi is closed for classes and SFG Test Taking.
SFG Level 1 entrance Test which was scheduled on December 5, Sunday has been postponed till further notice.
Please wait to hear from us with the latest update by 8 PM, Tuesday, December 7. It is likely that the SFG Level 1, will have to be postponed to January 1st week, and will commence in both online & offline mode.
What happens if the Govt keeps coaching centres closed in January 1st week also for some reason?
In case of any govt closure orders for offline centres and it is not possible to conduct offline tests in New Delhi in the first week of January, it will be conducted in Offline Mode in Hyderabad & Patna Centers and online for the rest of the country. There will be SFG Level 1 and Level 2. There will be no Level 3, and candidates who have not been able to clear the Prelims are advised to apply for both levels.
Candidates who are planning to take up the SFG seriously must finish at least 1-2 readings of the NCERTs and Basic Books specified in the Study Plan before the first week of January so that they are well prepared for the SFG Tests in advance.
We deeply regret the inconvenience caused.
For all updates visit the SFG Noticeboard here, and for questions, ask them on the discussion thread here.

Regards,
Team SFG

Hi team, 

Just wanted to clarify if students will be allowed to register for the entrance test after the Jan 1st week start date is confirmed? 


Thanks!

sstarrr,
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@ForumIAS-Academy Please start in Online mode. There is no guarantee that they will surely allow opening coaching in January. 
Meanwhile, people at centres where offline is allowed can continue for rest please start in online mode.


Mutant,Ash5Man
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@Mutant I too agree. We all have certain plans already according to the schedule. Delaying it further will make those plans futile. We can adjust in Online mode . Atleast do the SFG 1 in complete online mode. Rest SFG 2 can be planned according to later circumstances.
Just an advice team ✌️


Mutant,schrute_farmsand3 otherslike this
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@Mutant Totally agreed. Last year SFG started in the first week of Jan when the prelims exam was supposed to happen in the last week of June. Since this year's prelims is going to be in the first week of June, SFG should ideally start by the 15th of Dec itself. 
Please conduct the programme in online mode for the first month and make it available offline for the second month if the govt. allows. 
The Dec-16th calendar was perfect.
Please don't delay this further than a week.
Humble request, @Neyawn sir. 


D7,Mutantand11 otherslike this
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Sir hindi medium me bhi SFG ko start kare 
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