[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

jack_Sparrow,curious_kidand52 otherslike this


Is it also available in Hindi medium??
Sir, what is the syllabus to be prepared for the entrance test?
Sakshi2409,Knowledge without discriminationand7 otherslike this

Hows SFG program?

Please provide reviews


@Neyawn SFG from December, not January?


Sir, it mentions that the Entrance test will be both Online and Offline - is same true for the entire program, or this time is it only offline?

Thank you.


Kindly reply,

Is SFG available in online medium/for students who'll not be able to attend classes in offline mode?

unknowncaller,ATHENA1506and1 otherslike this

Is it available in Bilingual?

Is the program only offline or available online mode too?
will batch2 of this program will start in feb....bcoz its 60 days duration so can i join it on feb?
Mariposa27,theskyisthelimitand1 otherslike this

Someone please clarify whether this program will run online or not ?


@Neyawn @farejul Any coupon code for Current Affairs 2022 course ??


Can anyone clarify what is Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 of SFG?

Do we need to enroll in all 3 or only one?

Can someone please clarify the following questions

1. I am a working professional, based out of Hyderabad, Can I join the program?

2. Giving the mock everyday at 7 am, is it applicable for online students as well?

3. What all will be covered in the 60 day program?

I working 3shift basis I unable to report 7am but I want join this program is there any possibility plz let me know 🙏
Where's SFG calendar?
theskyisthelimit,parlegand6 otherslike this

m also searching..


@farejul SFG Calendar?


@farejul SFG Calendar?

Team is working on it.We will inform you once it is done.The plan will be released very soon.

if one gets selected in SFG/RLG through online mode can we continue the program online or we will have to come at offline centre

@farejul Get in touch with@Vedgiri  and share the calendar. Also people can check the SFG Noticeboard at



@Neyawn SFG from December, not January?

We are having SFG for 4 days a week from December. Early preparation is the key. Otherwise the annual pity party is painful. Half the people can crack the exam just by giving the exam more time.


DM,Itraand4 otherslike this
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