10000 Questions Booklet - UPSC CSE Prelims 2023

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Success is where Preparation and Correct Strategy meets.

KSG is proud to announce its PT Diagnostic booklet – The KSG 10,000. This provides the required inputs to the aspirants wherein they can assess and improve for the upcoming PT exam 2023.
UPSC, over the years has dynamically changed the nature of questions. The dictum goes-anything under the sky can be asked. We at KSG have deciphered the domain of Questions in macro, meso and the micro forms. Macro Level of Questions would be such that would check candidates’ knowledge across the width of the ocean like syllabus. It is the broad trend that is changing over time. Micro level would test ‘Trench like depth’ of knowledge and one can easily swim over them. The majority belongs to Meso level, from which questions are expected almost each year. One needs to master this and clear P.T. Here, the KSG aims at honing those skills that can be acquired by the candidate individually. This level is relatively easier to prepare and ensure success.
The KSG 10,000 booklet comprises of 100 sets of 100 Questions in Four parts, Book 1, 2, 3&4. Each question paper set would be comprehensive in nature, consisting of the questions from almost all the broad topics (meso trend) mentioned under UPSC Syllabus. After solving a paper candidate is expected to check their answers using the key given after each test. One can diagnose their preparation through LMG (Low, Moderate, Good) score for assessing their preparation with regard to each sub-segment of the syllabus.
After each test one can identify the areas of weakness & strength. Now through each successive test candidates’ duty is to strengthen the fields diagnosed earlier. By the end of the tests the aspirants are expected to reach to a level that they feel confident and clear the Preliminary Examination.
The scheme of the KSG 10,000 is such that it guides the candidate through the entire process of preparation so that one stands diagnosed on individual basis.
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KSG 10,000: Book - 1

KSG 10,000: Book – 2

KSG 10,000: Book – 3

KSG 10,000: Book - 4














Ancient History + Art & culture

Stone age; Chalcolithic period; Harappan civilization; Aryans & Rig Vedic period; Later Vedic phase, Jainism, Buddhism, Magadha Empire, Iranian and Macedonian invasion; Mauryan period; Central Asian contacts; Satvahanas; Southern kingdoms; Gupta period; Harsha period, Tripartite struggle + Art and culture


Medieval History + Art & culture

Cholaempire; Turks, Delhi Sultanate, Vijayanagara empire &Bahamani kingdom; the Mughal empire & its downfall+ Art and culture


Modern History + Art & culture

Decline of Mughal empire; European Invasion; British empire in India, Socio-religious reform; Revolt of 1857 and period till 1885, Civil rebellions & tribal uprisings; INC-foundation; Indian National Movement 1885-1915; Gandhian era till independence; socio-economic reform; swadeshi movement; split in congress; revolutionary terrorism and world war; home rule movement; NCM; Swarajists, no changers; CDM; Cripps movement; quit India movement, INA; freedom & partition+ Art and culture



Constitutional & political system + Constitutional Amendments + Governance & Administration

Historical Background, Making of the Constitution, Salient Features of the Constitution, Preamble of the Constitution, Union and its Territory,

Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties, Amendment of the Constitution, Basic Structure of the Constitution, Parliamentary System, Federal System, Centre-State Relations, Inter-State Relations, Emergency Provisions, President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, Central Council of Ministers, Cabinet Committees, Parliament, Parliamentary Committees, Parliamentary Forums, Parliamentary Group, Governor, Chief Minister, State Council of Ministers, State Legislature


Judiciary + legal right issues

Supreme Court, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Public InterestLitigation, , High Court, Subordinate Courts


Panchayati Raj + public policy + Acts & bills + Constitutional & statutory bodies + other

Special Provisions for Some States, Panchayati Raj, Municipalities, Union Territories, Scheduled and Tribal Areas, Election Commission, Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission, Finance Commission, National Commission for SCs, National Commission for STs, Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Attorney General of India, Advocate General of the State, NITI Aayog, National Human RightsCommission, State Human Rights Commission, Central Information Commission, State Information Commission, Central Vigilance Commission,

Central Bureau of Investigation, Lokpal and Lokayuktas, Co-operative Societies, Official Language, Public Services, Tribunals, Rights and Liabilities of the Government, Authoritative Text of the Constitution in Hindi Language, Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes, Political Parties, Elections, Voting Behaviour, Election Laws, Electoral Reforms, Anti-Defection Law, Pressure Groups, National Integration, Foreign Policy, National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution.



Physical geography + World geography

Earth-Origin & Evolution; Earth's Interior; Distribution of Oceans and Continents; Minerals and Rocks; Geomorphic Processes; Landforms and their Evolution; Atmosphere; Solar Radiation, Heat Balance and Temperature; Atmospheric Circulation and Weather Systems; Water in the Atmosphere;

World Climate & Climate Change; Oceans & It's movement; Life on the Earth; Biodiversity and Conservation, Questions Based on Map,Human Geography Nature & Scope; The World Population; Population Composition; Human Development; Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Activities; Transport & Communication; International Trade; Human Settlement Population: Distribution, Density, Growth & Composition; Migration; Land Resources & Agriculture; Water Resources; Mineral and Energy Resources; Manufacturing Industries; Planning and Sustainable Development (Indian); Transport & Communication; International Trade,Earth & universe; Earth's crust; Vulcanism & Earthquakes; Weathering, Mass movement & Groundwater; Landform by running water, Glacial landforms; Arid landforms; Karst landform; Lake; Coastal landform; Islands & Coral reefs; Ocean; Weather Climate & It's types (vegetation, flora & fauna, economic development etc.)


Indian geography

India-Location; Structure and Physiography; Drainage System; Climate; Natural Vegetation; Soils; Natural Hazards and Disasters, Questions Based on Map India-Location; Structure and Physiography; Drainage System; Climate; Natural Vegetation; Soils; Natural Hazards and Disasters, Questions Based on Map


Agriculture and allied sectors + other topics

Agriculture and allied sectors + other topics



Banking and Financial sector


Other Economic Activities

Indian Banking System, Small Finance Banks, Payment Banks, Terminologies/Concepts Related to Banking in India, Monetary Policy in India, Instruments of Monetary Policy, Land reforms in India, Agriculture in India, Agricultural market policy, Subsidy, Minimum Support Price etc, Food

Processing Sector in India, Indian Industry, Transportation in India, Money and Banking, Institutions related to Economy (National and International), International Trade, Trade Policy, Balance of Payments, Foreign Capital, Ease of Doing Business, Money Market in India, Capital Market in India.


Fundamentals of Economy + Elementary of economy+ Indian Economy

Indian Economy in Pre-independence Period, Economy on Eve of Independence, Challenges, Phases of Economic Development in India, Economic Reforms Since 1991,Financial inclusion as an instrument of inclusive growth, Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation, Regulatory Framework in India, Employment and Unemployment, Human Capital formation in India, Rural Development, Infrastructure, Key terms related to Macro and Micro economics, National Income Accounting, Budget terminology, Types of budget, Features of outcome budgeting, Fiscal Policy in India, Important Budgetary Terms Fiscal Concept, Government Revenues & Spending, Deficits, Tax System in India, GST.


Sustainable development + other topics

Poverty, Unemployment and other topics

Science & Technology


General science + Diseases

Application of Science in Everyday Life; Genetics & Biotechnology; Bio fuels; Conventional & Non-Conventional sources of Energy; Sustainable Agriculture; Agricultural Practices & Techniques


Science & Technology

GM Crops; New Developments in field of Science & Technology; Space Technology; Defense Exercises; Nano science & technology,




Environment & ecology + biodiversity

Basic Concepts of Environment & Ecology; Biomes; Coral reefs; Mangroves; Biodiversity & Key Concepts;


Climate change + Environmental pollution + Environmental conservation initiatives

Biodiversity Conservation efforts; Global Warming; Waste Management & Related Issues; Pollution; Pollution control & measures; Water Resources & Related issues; Coastal Ecosystem Management, Sustainable Development Goals; Wetlands; Species & Habitats, Important Conventions related to Environment & Ecology; Important Environmental Bodies (National & International)


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