SFG 2020 - What is is SFG, Admissions, How it works!

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 report at 7AM everyday 3 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 unableto make it to the SFG, will be maintained in a Reserve List, who can also write the tests, but will not be allowed to take classes.
  • 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 http://academy.forumias.com
  • The candidate must appear for the entrance test to be held on November 10th , 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. 1100 and those in the reserve list will have to pay a monthly fees of Rs. 1900. Fees are to be paid once the candidate is selected for the program. A fee of Rs. 118 is to be paid additionally for the I-Card by all students. 

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 http://blog.forumias.com/testimonials. 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 November 10. Candidates must register for the SFG Entrance Test by visiting the website http://academy.forumias.com before 5PM, November 6th.
  • No admission will be granted to the candidate without appearing for the Entrance Test


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