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2009-08-19

 

SOCIOLOGY

Paper I

 

Time Allowed- 3 hours                                                                           Maximum marks- 300

Note:-

Answer must be written in English. Candidates should attempt Q no. 1 and 5 which are compulsory and any three questions out of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each Section. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question. Parts of the same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

 

SECTION A

 

1.                    Write notes on any two of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words) :

(a)           Objectivity                                                                               30           

(b)           Social action                                                                           30

(c)            General equality                                                                     30

 

2.                                                        2.           Bring out the uniqueness of Radcliffe Brown’s approach to society and social life.60

3.                 “Role and statue are two sides of same coin” Discuss this statement with suitab  

examples.                                                                                               60

 

4.                    Bring out the process of alienation from Marxian point of view.         60

 

SECTION B

 

5.              Write notes on any two of the foll0wing (each answer should not exceed 200 words):

(a)           Protestant ethic                                                      30

(b)           Socialization                                                           30

(c)            Secularization                                                         30

 

6.              Describe the characteristics of dominant Caste. Discuss its role in village politics in

                India.                                                                                       60

7.                    Discuss how occupational diversification has affected the pattern of social  

                Stratification in India.                                                             60

 

8.                    Indian society is considered to be moving at a rapid pace in the 21st century. Do you

visualize drastic changes in India’s major social institutions? Comment. 60

 

 

SOCIOLGY

PAPER II

SECTION  A

 

1.             Write notes on any three of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words).

(a)   Jajmani system and social relations,                             20

(b)   Caste among Muslims,                                                   20

(c)   Educational problems of weaker sections,                     20

                (d)   Regionalism.                                                                   20

 

2.             Discuss the concept of “unity in diversity” in Indian and examine the challenges to

secularization and democratization.                                      60

 

3.                    Examine the impact of reservation policy on deprived segments of Indian society with

emphasis on social equality.                                                  60

 

4.                     Analyse the problem of corruption in Indian society and give suggestions for its

eradication.                                                                             60

 

 

 

SECTION  B

 

5.             Write notes on any three of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words)

(a)   Social mobility in India,                                                  20

(b)   Acculturation and Integration,                                        20

(c)   Sanskritization,                                                                20

(d)   Untouchability.                                                                20

 

6.              Discuss the role of mass media and education in bringing about social Change in

India.                                                                                       60

 

7.                    Differentiate between pressure groups and interest groups. Describe the  Role of

some prominent pressure groups in contemporary Indian politics.60

 

8.                    Discuss the problem of population explosion in India with emphasis on the role of

socio cultural, psychological, and economic factors.             60

 

 

CSE 99

Paper I

 

Time Allowed- 3 hours                                                                           Maximum marks- 300

 

Note:-

Answer must be written in English. Candidates should attempt Q no. 1 and 5 which are compulsory and any three questions out of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each Section. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question. Parts of the same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

 

Section A

 

1.             Write notes on any two of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words):

                (a)           Interview schedules;                                                               30

                (b)           Mechanical solidarity;                                                            30

                (c)            Status and role.                                                                      30

 

2.             Discuss theories of socialization of Cooley and Durkheim.                   60

 

3.             What changes are taking place in marriage?                                        60

 

4.             Evaluate the theory of social action as presented by Max Weber.       60

 

Section B

 

5.             Write notes on any two of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words):

                (a)           Deviance;                                                                                                30

                (b)           Ideal types;                                                                             30

                (c)            Role conflicts.                                                                         30

 

6.             Discuss Marx’s concept of class and class struggle.                              60

 

7.             Write an essay on social functions and dysfunctions of religion.         60

 

8.             Distinguish between the ‘Linear and Cyclic’ theories of social change.                60

 

Paper II

 

Time Allowed- 3 hours                                                                           Maximum marks- 300

 

Note:-

Answer must be written in English. Candidates should attempt Q no. 1 and 5 which are compulsory and any three questions out of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each Section. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question. Parts of the same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

 

Section A

1.             Write notes on any three of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words)

                (a)           Youth unrest;                                                                          20

                (b)           Social consequences of occupational diversification;            20

                (c)            The problem of conversion;                                                    20

                (d)           Casteism.                                                                                                20

 

2.             “Political and economic empowerment of women is necessary but not a sufficient

condition for improving social status of women in India.” Comment. 60

 

3.             Critically examine the Jajmani system in India.                                    60

 

4.             Define ‘Political System’. Explain social composition of political parties in India. 60

 

Section B

 

5.             Write notes on any two of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words):

                (a)           Social Justice;                                                                         30

                (b)           The problem of population explosion;                                   30

                (c)            Corruption and nepotism.                                                       30

 

6.             Describe the role played by education in social mobility. Do you think that education has been the most important factor in accelerating social mobility in modern Indian society? Give arguments in favour of your answer.                   60

 

7.             Elaborate rural-urban differences and explain their social consequences on Indian society.                                                                                                              60

 

8.             Define ‘Social Change’ and elaborate the sources of social change.    60

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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exam papers

(mansi gupta, 2010-11-25 15:41)

zoology previous mains and prelims papers.......please!!!!!

Prelims Papers

(Saima, 2010-11-07 07:10)

Sociology prelims papers please!

more question papers of previous years

(sukhreet sudan, 2010-10-15 19:22)

dear sir,
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to aspiring students of civil services and in this regard you deserves felicitation. i'humbly request you to add more papers of sociology but mains not prelims.i hope k.s.c would make no stone unturned for the guidance of students of j&k .may almighty bless team of kashmir study circle

Dear Sir,

(nusrat, 2010-10-01 12:49)

i too can't find socio pre KAS papers as i haven't made through mains this year unfortunately.

sociology prilims papers

(hilal, 2010-07-07 09:47)

may i know how to get previous years sociology prilims papers as i am a fresher to this subject.waiting 4 response... kinghilal@gmail.com

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(Feroz Shah, 2009-12-30 10:42)

Thnx fr devlpng the wbsite. ur website is an inspiration. u guys help us a lot. keep it up.
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2002 paper missing

(aspirant, 2009-12-17 06:44)

plz upload the 2002 sociology paper.