[OFFICIAL] SFG 2021 | Level 2 | Details and Important Announcements

SFG 2021 - Level 2 | Starts - 31st March | Details and Important Announcements

Dear Students,

As we enter the 3rd year of SFG – Select Focus Group – one of our most innovative programs for successfully cracking the Prelims Examination. Based on your feedback, we continuously innovate and update our programs, keeping in mind the dynamic nature of the Civil Services Examination, the rising standards of Civil Services preparation, and increasing competition – partly because of capacity development and fast-paced self-learning programs like SFG.


Important Updates:

Note: Please subscribe to the "SFG 2021 - Level 1 & 2" channel for all the updates related to SFG 2021.


https://forumias.com/channel/SFG-2021-7th-Jan

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Updates #14

Prelims 2021 Reorientation Sessions for SFG Students



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Update #13 

All India Open Test - Simulator 0: Instructions

Timings : 07:00 AM to 09:00 AM

  • How to write the Test? To check the instructions, Click Here 
  • You can write the Test at the designated slot. If you are unable to write the test at the designated slot, you can write it anytime after 02:30 PM (April 11).
  • Solutions and Video discussion will be uploaded by 9 PM on 11th April.

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Update #12

The All India Open Simulator Test 0 will be conducted at 7 AM on Sunday for SFG Students. This will be a part of the SFG Test. Its score will be taken into account for determining SFG and RLG for the Daily / Weekly / Monthly Rankings. You can write the Test, just the way you attempt your SFG Tests. 

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Update #11

Application SFG Level 2- 2021 Doubtful questions/ Report an Error

Please fill the following form in order to report questions in which you have doubt of an error in the question or the solutions. If found valid, we will issue a corrigendum and also inform you of the same.

Click Here to fill the form.

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Update #10

Instructions for attempting the SFG tests- https://go.forumias.com/325

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Update #9

Info: SFG Level 2 to be conducted online until further notice.

As the Covid numbers are on the rise again and government restrictions are being imposed in various places, we have decided to conduct SFG Level 2 in Online Mode until further notice so that your health and the health of your family members is not put at risk.

If you have any queries, you can reach out to us at helpdesk@forumias.academy.

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Update #8

Results for SFG Level 2 Entrance Test 2 has been declared, please check your respective mails for the same.

Payment for students selected in SFG - Rs. 1300 + GST (18%) per month

Payment for students selected in RLG - Rs. 1900 + GST (18%) per month

Note: SFG 2021 - Level 2 will be starting from 31st March 2021

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Updates #7

Date of Entrance Test 2 - 21st March 2021, 10:00 AM - Concluded

The SFG 2021 Level 2 tests will be held in ONLINE MODE. If the situation improves by 22nd March and the Government allows the functioning of coaching institutions, the course will be available in OFFLINE MODE as well.

The Entrance Exam will be held on 21st March in online mode

The test will be conducted in Online mode at 10 AM in the morning.

Please click on the link for instructions regarding attempting the test.

https://go.forumias.com/321

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Updates #6

SFG Level 2.0 will include CSAT tests along with GS and Current Affairs Test, as requested by candidates.

It is expected that you prepare for it in advance instead of waiting for the day of the test. In SFG Level 1, we expected you to read the books for the first time, if you are a fresher - plus we have the luxury of time as well ( 5 months + )  In SFG level 2, we expect you to have read the books and should be using the plan as a revision plan. 

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Updates #5

It is expected that students appearing for Level 2 have either

(1) done with SFG Level 1 complete series OR
(2) done the basic books multiple times.

In case you have missed participating in SFG Level 1, it is now available as a test series that you may subscribe to separately. It is expected that you finish it substantially, if not completely. You can enrol for it by visiting

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Updates #4

The detailed exam plan for SFG 2021 - Level 2 is now available. 

You can see the detailed plan - https://go.forumias.com/sfglevel2-calender


Commencement Date of SFG Level 2  – 31st March 2021

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Updates  #3


Payment Links For SFG/RLG - Level 2 First Month

Payment link for students selected in SFG - Rs. 1300 + GST (18%) per month
Payment link for students selected in RLG - Rs. 1900 + GST (18%) per month
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Updates #2

Result of Entrance Test – 2nd March 2021, 5 PM

Please check the result of SFG 2021 - Level 2 Entrance Exam which scheduled on 28th Feb. 2021


Please check your Score and Rank whether you are selected for SFG or RLG.
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Updates #1

Date of Entrance Test 1 - 28th February 2021, 10:00 AM - Concluded

The test will be conducted in Online mode at 10 AM in the morning.

Please click on the link for instructions regarding attempting the test.

https://go.forumias.com/308

Note: The test will close at 11:00 AM

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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 6 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 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 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 2021 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.


SFG Level 2 (Advanced)

  • SFG Level 2 is for people who have completed the reading and revision of the basic books and are now ready to take on the exam. The objective of the SFG Level 2 is as below:
  • Developing problem-solving skills for solving analytical, conceptual and thought based questions.
  • Developing skills to solve questions based on the application of the reading that they have done for Level 1
  • Mastering the art of handling questions from unknown areas and applying concepts from their wider reading which is relevant for the Civil Services Prelims Examination.
  • Developing time management skills, and being through with the syllabus
  • Providing a reliable, time-bound framework for revision just before the examination.


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+ GST. Candidates can register by visiting https://go.forumias.com/280.


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.


The candidate must pay the monthly fee as per the group he/she is allocated.


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 28th Feb. Candidates must register for the SFG Entrance Test by visiting https://go.forumias.com/280No admission will be granted to the candidate without appearing for the Entrance Test.


Fee Structure and Details:

The course duration is of about two months and fees are charged on a monthly basis. Fees for the full duration of the program cannot be paid at one go.

  • For students selected in SFG - Rs. 1300 + GST (18%) per month
  • For students selected in RLG - Rs. 1900 + GST (18%) per month

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.

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Wishing You Success,

Always,

ForumIAS Academy

CaptainVyom , Barry_Allen and 20 others like this
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Issues with ques that i found

Q17 

S3: The administrative powers of CAG is prescribed by President after consultation with CAG.

Seems weird


Q42

Correct ans : (shows blank in my portal). 

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Ques doesn't say Prez must refer to court. Besides, i believe they were trying to test SC/HC knowledge 


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yes they are trying to test the SC/HC knowledge. But badly framed statement.

The use of the wordings "President has to" -- makes the statement incorrect(even though must is not used)

If they had used : "in certain cases, President has to" (or)  "in certain cases, President must " -- statement would have been correct.


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Yes agree that stmnt is not crystal clear in its phraseology but rest assured if there is anyone who makes vague, generic statements then it is UPSC.
Countless pyqs (post 2011)can be criticised on this ground 😁


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fine, upsc could be asking vague questions.

Coming to this question,
bhai what would your answer for these statements (similar phraseology as the question given today).

1. For removal of members UPSC (Union Public service commissions), the President need not refer the matter to Supreme Court for an enquiry.
2. For removal of members UPSC (Union Public service commissions), the President has to refer the matter to Supreme Court for an enquiry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


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I have a doubt @Neyawn , in question 34, in option(2),it is said that if a party is recognized as state party in 2 states, it can be registered as a national party.  
I know that one of the conditions for a party to register as a national party is that it should be recognised in 4 states.
My doubt is, if a party is recognised as a state party in only 2 states but it fulfills the other two conditions, then ideally even then it should be recognised as a national party. 

What is your take on it?

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Where can I raise objections to the SFG 2 Daily exam keys?? 
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@BattingBaba in today's paper...12th Question. First statement is false but what about second statement?? 
President will refer the case to SC only when the removal is on the ground of misbehaviour or in all the cases?? 
@forum_ias_ please can you respond regarding this.


BattingBaba,
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Only when the removal is on the ground of misbehaviour. Not in all cases.


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Q.12) Consider the following statements:
1. For removal of members of SPSC (State Public service commissions), the Governor has to refer the matter to High court for an enquiry.
2. For removal of members UPSC (Union Public service commissions), the President has to refer the matter to Supreme Court for an enquiry.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans) b

Issue with the question:
President has to refer the matter to SC only in certain cases. In majority cases of removal, he doesn't have to refer the matter to SC.

"For removal of members UPSC (Union Public service commissions), the President has to refer the matter to Supreme Court for an enquiry." - statement would be false.


I second that. It is a partial statement.

BattingBaba,
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Q.12) Consider the following statements:
1. For removal of members of SPSC (State Public service commissions), the Governor has to refer the matter to High court for an enquiry.
2. For removal of members UPSC (Union Public service commissions), the President has to refer the matter to Supreme Court for an enquiry.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans) b

Issue with the question:
President has to refer the matter to SC only in certain cases. In majority cases of removal, he doesn't have to refer the matter to SC.

"For removal of members UPSC (Union Public service commissions), the President has to refer the matter to Supreme Court for an enquiry." - statement would be false.


I second that. It is a partial statement.

Comparing S1 and S2 we have to decide both considering a general statement.

If we will go at very depth of the statement then we know correct requirement will suffice only by a full paragraph on removal having  5+ conditions along with SC judge  Enquiry. UPSC always have such statement which it want to answer them considering general one only.

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UK01 said

Q.12) Consider the following statements:
1. For removal of members of SPSC (State Public service commissions), the Governor has to refer the matter to High court for an enquiry.
2. For removal of members UPSC (Union Public service commissions), the President has to refer the matter to Supreme Court for an enquiry.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans) b

Issue with the question:
President has to refer the matter to SC only in certain cases. In majority cases of removal, he doesn't have to refer the matter to SC.

"For removal of members UPSC (Union Public service commissions), the President has to refer the matter to Supreme Court for an enquiry." - statement would be false.


I second that. It is a partial statement.

Comparing S1 and S2 we have to decide both considering a general statement.

If we will go at very depth of the statement then we know correct requirement will suffice only by a full paragraph on removal having  5+ conditions along with SC judge  Enquiry. UPSC always have such statement which it want to answer them considering general one only.

Well, not really. Four words would suffice- 'in case of misbehaviour', not a full paragraph :p

Second, it is not a general statement. Reference to the SC is in the particular case of misbehaviour and not otherwise.

However, I get the point of taking the two statement together and answering in that context.  Now, that may or may not be held correct all the time.

This seems to be an exercise in hindsight, for you can defend the correctness as well as the incorrectness of your stance. Sadly for us, that is not a very productive exercise to undertake for prelims.

Lesson of the story: when in doubt, leave the question.






BattingBaba,
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in today's test i marked option C as the correct option in question no.42 and in solution also its been mention as the correct option but in my score card it has been shown has wrong question.... please rectify the score and the rank accordingly...(after long time if my score will be updated I will move to good performance fromm below average!! :( )

@Neyawn  @forumiasacademy 

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why solution videos are removed
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PLEASE CHECK SOLUTION AND THE OPTION THAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE CORRECT IN QUE 5.
There seems to be a discrepancy.

singlanitesh23707, UK01
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Could have done better. Getting wrong in 352,356 hurts a lot. Left 1 chapter (languages) and got penalised accordingly. :pensive:

Saving grace was CA ques which were on easier side. Reports, netting, living index classic elemination rejoices.   :v:

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@sjerngal Yup correct incorrect issue


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Q.6) Consider the following constitutional provisions
1. The President can include, or exclude, any part of the territory of India from the Fifth Schedule.
2. There should be a tribal welfare minister in each state having schedule areas.
3. There should be Tribes advisory council in each state having schedule Tribes.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans) c
Exp) Option c is correct.
Statement 1 is correct. With regard to Scheduled Areas, it is only the President of India, by way of a Presidential Order duly notified, who can make any alteration which will include, or exclude, any part of the territory of India from the Fifth Schedule.



Doubt:
Can Prez include a region from Assam, Meg, Tripura or Mizo (which are of course part of the territory of India) into 5th schedule?
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Q 21

@forumiasacademy  Answer may be "C"

 or 

Statement 3 it is mentioned as language but in criteria it is "original literary tradition" is mentioned. It seems wrong then. 


No Correct options is actually mentioned. (i.e. Only 1 is correct) 


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