I am guessing you have just started with the preparation journey. I will have a small suggestion for you : do not attribute every action to a hidden motive. Do not attribute to mal-intention which can be attributed to maybe a different thought process, ignorance etc.
The SFG was started because I met two kids one day who were writing their Polity test two weeks before the actual exam. I asked them why they were writing their first test now. They said because it’s flexible! And they grinned.
We knew that anyone doing his first Polity test paper two weeks before the exam is likely to not make it. But we can’t force them to do so on as test series these days is flexible.
Discipline is key to clearing the exam. And timely action. So SFG was the only thing that could ensure some discipline in preparation.
Honestly, while your idea looks logical that ForumIAS academy would just take all the students thinking of them as test series students, that is far from the case.
As far as I know not more than 500 people would have been called for SFG / RLG and a few hundred people would have been denied a place because we think they need some more taiyari , may not be able to handle the pressure, and also because some people have a wrong notion that we are taking everyone.
We would still kill to attract the best minds.
@jack_Sparrow sir is the schedule is same for both 10th nov n 24th nov batch?
There is just one batch. One schedule. The second test date was done because lot of people missed the first date due to some unavoidable reasons. Such as outstation candidates.
I believe it makes sense for them to accommodate as many as possible in the RLG. In effect, apart from the top where the competition for getting in the SFG exists, the rest is equivalent to joining their Test series at 1900/month.
I will pass on your message to the Academy Team, and ask them if your candidature can be accepted for Feb Batch. But it is difficult given that the moment people will know this is happening, they all will cite personal stories to move to Feb Batch.
While your reason is a valid one, last year, people had made several reasons to (a) get question paper for missed tests (b) make changes to exam timings . I remember one guy had to write some SSC exam and wrote a long mail saying the program should be paused for 15 days.
Again, I am saying your reason is genuine, but what the academy does on this issue, you will have to wait and see.
Based on my previous experience of sfg,(where we have daily exam from starting)trust me it will break us n bleed us.but it definitely going to make us very discipline. Atlast those who manage n work with genuine will definitely clear pre.
Ps:after 2 months of my sfg struggle,where i reached a good position then left sfg which is the bad decision. Eventually i lost the discipline of waking up early 4 to 5 n starting my day early. I didnt clear pre.
Atlast i saw out of top 50 to 60 sfg performers,23 students cleared pre in 2019.
This is my assessment.
After december ..only sundays are off. I think it will become too hectic. If possible can it be on alternative days ? Its very difficult to prepare without gap? Its my first attempt. Can anyone guide me..will it be manageable..should I join or not
As per the communication from forumias mentors , the course will wind up early, so you have thfreedom to do revisions and completion of missed portions of syllabus after the course is over. The current schedule will help you complete the syllabus at least once.