Can we have the SFG Program for ONLINE Students?

As a non Delhi resident it would be difficult to utilise offline SFG program  . if  made ONLINE  also it could help most of the aspirants  including Online MGP2020 students 
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Hello,

In my opinion the SFG program works because of its schedule strictness, lack of casual approach and inculcating time management, competition and discipline in the candidates. ( Some people also try to fight depression with it )

This is usually a neglected part of the preparation strategy.


IMO, having it online will undermine the first thing - that is the problem of cheating and having a false idea of where you actually stand. While most aspirants are serious, a minority ( the 80-20 rule ) indulging in unfair means will ruin the whole ranklist - which is the source of the competition in the first place.


Other aspects like being inflexible  also helps getting things done in a time bound manner. Which is why in my opinion the ForumIAS academy team May not want to do it online.

Your concern is true brother but the majority can't be neglected( 80% )  and cheaters will remain anyway 

Hope this could generate discussion  over the possibilities 

Which city are you currently located in @M_Chakradhar_Reddy ?


I will pass this on to the Academy Team.

Mr.root can you have in Pune too

Please do something for the online students too. I am from Bhopal


Yes u can fix timing online too .it will be of.great help 

Please consider changing time of the SFG tests. Its tough to commute frm public conveinve due to unavailabilty so early in morning, especially for those travelling frm greater noida!

yes please make it available online 

 i am from kolkata

Forum can actually learn from IASMocks who allowed students to give exam only under 2 slots i.e. Morning and evening. Under no circumstances, they allowed any flexibility. Forum can also use such techniques to ensure discipline. It would be of great help if SFG is also made available online this year. 

I understand the merit of keeping SFG offline, however, following measures can be considered to keep SFG online for students from hinterlands.

1. Keeping online SFG ranking separate from offline ranking so that it does not skew offline ranking.

2. Making test available only during specific time slot. If the test is of an hour then student can only write it in between 8 AM to 9 AM. The clock can be timed on server.

3. Disabling opening any tab/ application while student is writing test. As soon as student switched tab the test should end then and there itself.

4. The bottom 10% elimination can be substituted with some other mechanism in online mode.

There will always be some percentage of students having casual approach both in online and offline mode. All these measures will at least help students who are serious about the preparation.

@Neyawn @root

Prelims preparatory classes and SFG , If made online will be helpful for many preparing in distant places from Delhi, Kindly make it possible online also.

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