(Topic-Wise Mains Papers) Paper-VI: Sociology

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Paper- VI (General Studies- IV: Philosophy and Sociology) (200 Marks)

Part 02: Sociology (50 Marks)

Syllabus>>> Sociology: Meaning, scope and nature; importance of its study; relation with other social sciences.

2018

1.       Discuss relationship between Sociology and Social Anthropology. (4 marks)

2017

1.       Explain the nature of sociology. (2 marks)

2016

1.       Write a note on inter-relation between science and culture. (4 marks)

2.       Differentiate between Sociology and Social Anthropology. (4 marks)

2013

1.       Explain the Differences between Sociology and Social Anthropology. (4 marks)

Syllabus>>> Primary Concepts: Society, community, association, institution, social group, folkways and mores.

2018

1.       Explain the main characteristics of community. (2 marks)

2017

1.       Differentiate between primary and secondary groups. (2 marks)

2.       What is community? Differentiate between community and institution. (4 marks)

2016

1.       What is social institution? How it differs from association? (2 marks)

2.       Elaborate the bases of social group formation. (2 marks)

2015

1.       Differentiate between folkways and mores. (2 marks)

2014

1.       Elaborate the concept of community. (2 marks)

2013

1.       Explain the concept of primary group. (2 marks)

2.       Distinguish between folkways and mores. (2 marks)

Syllabus>>> Individual and Society: Social interactions, status and role, culture and personality, socialization.

2018

1.       Explain the concept of Social Interaction. (4 marks)

2.       Explain the main stages of socialization. (8 marks)

3.       Explain relationship between culture and personality. (10 marks)

2017

1.       What is culture? Explain the relation between culture and personality. (4 marks)

2015

1.       Clarify the concept of socialization. Discuss its major agencies. (8 marks)

2014

1.       Distinguish between status and role. (2 marks)

2.       Distinguish between family of origin and family of procreation. (2 marks)

3.       Point out the main characteristics of culture. (4 marks)

Syllabus>>> Hindu Social Organization: Religion, Ashram, Varna, Purusharth; Indian social problems

2018

1.       Explain the concept of Purusharth. (2 marks)

2.       Discuss the main features of caste system. (4 marks)

2017

1.       Explain the concept of Purushartha. (2 marks)

2014

1.       Differentiate between caste and varna. (2 marks)

2.       Describe the sociological importance of Purushartha. (4 marks)

3.       Elucidate the conceptual meaning of secularism. (20 marks)

2014

1.       Distinguish between status and role. (2 marks)

2.       Distinguish between family of origin and family of procreation. (2 marks)

3.       Point out the main characteristics of culture. (4 marks)

Syllabus>>> Social Stratification: Caste and Class.

  • Social Processes: Social interaction, co-operation, struggle, competition.
  • Social Control and Social Change: Sources and agencies of social control, processes and factors of social change.
  • Social disorganization: anomie and alienation, inequality.

2018

1.       Explain the concept of social inequality. (2 marks)

2.       What is class? Explain. (2 marks)

3.       Explain the concept of social disorganization. (2 marks)

4.       Differentiate between social and cultural change. (10 marks)

2017

1.       What is social change? Describe major factors of social change. (8 marks)

2.       What do you mean by social disorganization? Give its characteristics. (10 marks)

3.       Elaborate the recent factors for family disorganization. (10 marks)

2016

1.       Differentiate between caste and class. (2 marks)

2.       What are the essential elements of social process? (2 marks)

3.       Elaborate the concept of alienation. Mention the major forms of alienation. (4 marks)

4.       What is stratification? Describe its main bases of Indian perspective. (8 marks)

2015

1.       What do you mean by ‘Sanskritization’? (2 marks)

2.       What is social inequality? (2 marks)

3.       Clarify the concept of Anomie. What Merton said about Anomie? (4 marks)

4.       Elaborate the role of law in social control. (4 marks)

2014

1.       What do you understand by social interaction? (2 marks)

2.       Explain the main four factors of social change. (4 marks)

2013

1.       Describe the bases of social inequality. (2 marks)

2.       Define social control and explain its forms. (4 marks)

3.       What is Anomie? Elucidate Rober Merton’s theory of Anomie. (20 marks)

Syllabus>>> Social Research and Techniques: Objective of social research, use of scientific method to study of social phenomena, problems of objectivity.

  •  Tools and techniques of data collection: Observation, interview, questionnaire, schedule.

2018

1.       Explain the difference between questionnaire and interview schedule. (2 marks)

2.       Explain importance of scientific method in social research. (8 marks)

2017

1.       What do you mean by Interview? (2 marks)

2016

1.       Elaborate the meaning of observation technique. (8 marks)

2.       Describe the major types of observation. (12 marks)

2015

1.       Clarify the concept of ‘Objectivity’. (2 marks)

2.       What is social research? (10 marks)

3.       Elaborate the aims of social research. (15 marks)

4.       What are the major problems of social research? (15 marks)

2014

1.       What is schedule? Distinguish between questionnaire and schedule. (8 marks)

2.       What is social phenomena? Explain the use of scientific method in the study of social phenomena. (20 marks)

2013

1.       Depict the main objectives of Social Research. (2 marks)


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