[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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Please share scores.

My score - 64.. 


56.XX

Right 33 Wrong 14 Left 3

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@naviiin My score: 64.67


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Scoring 61.xx with 35 correct, 13 incorrect and 2 NA. 
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Correct 43, incorrect 7
Justice,
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Last year. Anyone gave. What was the score to get selected? 
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Result date???
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@karthikguhan511605 I think it's top 100 and looking at people comments i think it should be around 65-70, I am way out pf competition, don't know how others are able to score such great marks meanwhile i struggled to get 40. Need to put in lot of efforts.


karthikguhan511605,Ultima_thule
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@karthikguhan511605 I think it's top 100 and looking at people comments i think it should be around 65-70, I am way out pf competition, don't know how others are able to score such great marks meanwhile i struggled to get 40. Need to put in lot of efforts.


You should not be disaapointed at this time at all. All you have to do is wait for offline students and see how they score. You will know if people used infair means, though I think that the kind of paper it was, lot of unfair means could not be used.

We are more than 5 months from the Prelims. This is the time when we can work and drastically change where we stand just before the exam on June 5

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@Neyawn sir i have one doubt (forum CA student)

i have prepared Optional notes 
i have not prepared GS mains specific topics notes 
Thus no answer writing 
i have prepared ethics notes in totality (ur material helped a lot )

now what should I do? 
1)Prepare mains notes till mid feb and read for prelims  (optional revision  and ethics answer writing nahi hogi )

2)read for prelims and revise optional and do some ethics answer writing (and leave mains specific notes and all for  post prelims time )?


Please reply 

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@Neyawn sir i have one doubt (forum CA student)

i have prepared Optional notes 
i have not prepared GS mains specific topics notes 
Thus no answer writing 
i have prepared ethics notes in totality (ur material helped a lot )

now what should I do? 
1)Prepare mains notes till mid feb and read for prelims  (optional revision  and ethics answer writing nahi hogi )

2)read for prelims and revise optional and do some ethics answer writing (and leave mains specific notes and all for  post prelims time )?


Please reply 

For GS 2 and 3 , do dipin sir's notes and classes itself. See if you can get handouts of Concept classes. That will be more than enough. You need to just know topics from which questions can be asked. Some people spend years studying the wrong things.

focus on prelims and SFG 1. If your prelims preparation is of a certain level, you will be able to do it in 4-5 hours and you can do Mains prep. If not, and prelims engrosses you, then it means your prior preparation was not adequate. Listen to your marks.

Parallely, till Jan - Feb, one or two subjects / modules can be finished.


DM,
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Offline walo ka marks Kab ayega?


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@Neyawn  Sir I could not get even 40 marks in test. I have prepared notes for optional though and nothing for GS mains. I have been reading books but yet not able to recall things. What shall I do? Even in todays test, i felt that mujhse nahi hoga ye preparation, darr b lagne laga hai. Kyuki cheeze padhi hui hai 3-4 baar par nahi aate the mujhe questions. 


Nahi samajh me aa raha kya karu. SFG me jo sources hai test ke, unko dekh ke lagta hai ki ye wale kari ya fir jo mera primary source hai uski ko multiple times karne ka try karu? For eg 6-10 wali NCERTs, wahi lagta hai ki kaise hongi mujhe ek din me test ke along with what I intend to do from the primary source. 

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Scored 64.66 ..36 correct , 11 wrong (as usual include some disaster decisions ) 
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People who will be joining the SFG, interested in forming a group and covering small modules of mains +  optional as well? 
2021 hit me hard I have not been able to get on track… SFG will give the perfect schedule for me being based outside Delhi.. I just need a little more planning and peer pressure being at home… please let me know you all!


EDIT: Group has been formed / Closed. Thank you all!!
Explore_within,DalChawaland2 otherslike this
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People who will be joining the SFG, interested in forming a group and covering small modules of mains +  optional as well? 
2021 hit me hard I have not been able to get on track… SFG will give the perfect schedule for me being based outside Delhi.. I just need a little more planning and peer pressure being at home… please let me know you all!

If what you're planning is making and sticking to a common schedule (and not some sort of shared note making exercise) count me in. I definitely need some peer pressure and competition bhavna which has been missing since I'm preparing from home too. I was thinking of doing as much mains reading as possible in a day after SFG/RLG prep, but I think I'm giving myself too much room to slack off and a lot of possibilities for making excuses. I'd prefer starting in December because I need some more structure in my daily schedule.

RahulSharma2,
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Patna centre offline students..how was your paper? 
lord_voldemort,
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@fortarach63 yup just common schedule and updates for accountability 
For consistency, increasing study time, staying on track etc etc 
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@Neyawn  Sir I could not get even 40 marks in test. I have prepared notes for optional though and nothing for GS mains. I have been reading books but yet not able to recall things. What shall I do? Even in todays test, i felt that mujhse nahi hoga ye preparation, darr b lagne laga hai. Kyuki cheeze padhi hui hai 3-4 baar par nahi aate the mujhe questions. 


Nahi samajh me aa raha kya karu. SFG me jo sources hai test ke, unko dekh ke lagta hai ki ye wale kari ya fir jo mera primary source hai uski ko multiple times karne ka try karu? For eg 6-10 wali NCERTs, wahi lagta hai ki kaise hongi mujhe ek din me test ke along with what I intend to do from the primary source. 

What does 40 marks say? Act accordingly. Also see how other people are scoring.

Look, I am going to share some broad contours. In this exam, one of the key ways to ensure we clear it is by doing this

1. Not lying to ourselves, and owning up where we stand. ( You are doing fine on this )

2. Not overestimating OR underestimating your self.

If you manage to get a good estimate of your correct standing - ( not 100% accurate , but as close as possible ), which can be done by writing offline tests somewhere and comparing it to other offline test takers - and take action, you will clear this exam.

The problem happens when we overestimate ourselves or even underestimate ourselves. We will never have an accurat assessment, but we can be close. Try to have that ( such as this Test ) and you will do well.

You have 6 months now. Time is a bigger resource than money. Make good use, make progress everyday, track it, write down what you did every day. 

There was Saloni last year, who shared with me her productivity sheet. She did have a Prelims problem ( and she knew she wasnt going to clear the prelims that year, but she made sure she studied throughout the year and tracjed herself this way.

See if you track your progress in someway.



And if you are that obsessed with progress and tracking , you will do fine.

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Neyawnsaid

@Neyawn  Sir I could not get even 40 marks in test. I have prepared notes for optional though and nothing for GS mains. I have been reading books but yet not able to recall things. What shall I do? Even in todays test, i felt that mujhse nahi hoga ye preparation, darr b lagne laga hai. Kyuki cheeze padhi hui hai 3-4 baar par nahi aate the mujhe questions. 


Nahi samajh me aa raha kya karu. SFG me jo sources hai test ke, unko dekh ke lagta hai ki ye wale kari ya fir jo mera primary source hai uski ko multiple times karne ka try karu? For eg 6-10 wali NCERTs, wahi lagta hai ki kaise hongi mujhe ek din me test ke along with what I intend to do from the primary source. 

What does 40 marks say? Act accordingly. Also see how other people are scoring.

Look, I am going to share some broad contours. In this exam, one of the key ways to ensure we clear it is by doing this

1. Not lying to ourselves, and owning up where we stand. ( You are doing fine on this )

2. Not overestimating OR underestimating your self.

If you manage to get a good estimate of your correct standing - ( not 100% accurate , but as close as possible ), which can be done by writing offline tests somewhere and comparing it to other offline test takers - and take action, you will clear this exam.

The problem happens when we overestimate ourselves or even underestimate ourselves. We will never have an accurat assessment, but we can be close. Try to have that ( such as this Test ) and you will do well.

You have 6 months now. Time is a bigger resource than money. Make good use, make progress everyday, track it, write down what you did every day. 

There was Saloni last year, who shared with me her productivity sheet. She did have a Prelims problem ( and she knew she wasnt going to clear the prelims that year, but she made sure she studied throughout the year and tracjed herself this way.

See if you track your progress in someway.



And if you are that obsessed with progress and tracking , you will do fine.

Saloni would be Rank 70 of CSE 2020 , if I remember correctly.

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Sir ,when will sfg2.0 will start?
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