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UPSC Mains Sociology Paper

Time Allowed : Three Hours
Maximum Marks : 250

  • There are EIGHT questions divided in two Sections and printed both in HINDI and in ENGLISH.
  • Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.
  • Question Nos. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE question from each Section.
  • The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it.
  • Answers must be written in the medium authorized in the Admission Certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this Question-cum-Answer (QCA) Booklet in the space provided. No marks will be given for answers written in medium other than the authorized one.
  • Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to.
  • Attempts of questions shall be counted in chronological order. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly.
  •  Any page or portion of the page left blank in the Question-cum-Answer Booklet must be clearly struck off.

                                SECTION A

MAINS QUESTION PAPER-2014
GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 2014

1.GS PAPER 1 UPSC IAS 
2.GS PAPER 2 UPSC IAS
 3.GS PAPER 3 UPSC IAS
4.GS PAPER 4 UPSC IAS

ESSAY QUESTION PAPER MAINS
1.ESSAY MAINS 2014
2.PAST 14 YEARS ESSAY PAPER 

IAS ENGLISH COMPULSORY PAPER-2014

OPTIONAL SUBJECT MAINS QUESTION PAPER 2014

GEOGRAPHYPAPER1
GEOGRAPHY PAPER-2

SOCIOLOGY PAPER-1
SOCIOLOGY PAPER-2

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Q1. Write short answer of the following in about 150 words each: (10×5=50marks         

SOCIOLOGY QUESTION PAPER-1 MAINS UPSC IAS CIVIL SERVICES EXAM(a):How is objectivity different from value neutrality? Discuss with reference to Weber’s views on methodology.(150 words)
(10 marks)

(b):How did the emergence of industrial society change the family life in Western Europe?(150 words)(10 marks)


(c):How is sociological approach to human actions different from that of psychological approach?
(150 words)(10 marks)

(d):In what way biographies could be used to study social life?
(150 words)(10 marks)

(e):How can we use reference group theory to understand fashion in society?(150 words)(10 marks)

                                                                                                                                                          

Q2.

(a):Which research technique would be most suitable for the study of consumer behaviour and its social correlates? Explain.
(20 marks)

(b):Identify the similarities and differences between Marx’s theory of ‘alienation’ and Durkheim’s theory of ‘anomie’.(20 marks)


(c):How could one use Merton’s concept of deviance to understand the traffic problem in urban India?(10 marks)
                                                                                                                          

Q3. 

(a):What do you understand by gender? How does it shape ‘male ‘identity?(20 marks)

(b):“According to Max Weber, ‘class’ and ‘status’ are two different dimensions of power.” Discuss.(20 marks)

(c):Using Merton’s concepts of ‘manifest’ and ‘latent’ functions, explain the persistence of corruption in Indian society.(10 marks)
                                                                                                                          

Q4. 

(a):How does Weber use the notion of ‘ideal types’ in his theory of bureaucracy?(20 marks)

(b):In what way ‘interpretative’ method is different from ‘positivist’ approach in the study of social phenomena?(20 marks)

(c):Using Mead’s theory of symbolic interactionism, discuss the stages in the formation of gender identity.(10 marks)
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            

                                             SECTION B

Q5. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each:
(10×5=50marks)       

(a):For Marx, class divisions are outcomes of ‘exploitation’. Discuss.(150 words)(10 marks)

(b):What are the distinctive features of social organization of work in slave society? How is it different from feudal society?
(150 words)(10 marks)

(c):Discuss T. H. Marshall’s views on citizenship.
(150 words)(10 marks)

(d):Distinguish between Political Parties and Pressure groups.
(150 words)(10 marks)

(e):“According to Durkheim, the essence of religion in modern society is the same as religion in primitive society.” Comment.
(150 words)(10 marks)
                                                                                                                          
Q6. 

(a):“Power is not a zero-sum game”. Discuss with reference to Weber’s and Parsons’s views.(20 marks)

(b):Critically examine the functionalist views on the institution of family. How do those help us in understanding family in the present times?(20 marks)

(c):What do you understand by institutionalization of ‘live-in-relationship?(10 marks)

                                                                                                                         
Q7.

(a):How is religious revivalism different from communalism? 
Elaborate with suitable examples from the Indian context.
(20 marks)

(b):Education is often viewed as an agency of social change. However in reality it could also reinforce inequalities and conservatism. Discuss.(20 marks)

(c):According to Marx, capitalism transforms even the personal relationships between men and women. Critically examine with illustrations from the contemporary Indian context.(10 marks)
                                                                                                                        
Q8. 

(a):How is the increasing use of technology changing the status of women in Indian society?(20 marks)

(b):Write a short essay on the Latin American perspective on ‘dependency’.(20 marks)

(c):What do you understand by social movement? How has the mobilization by Scheduled Castes helped them in constructing a new identity?(10 marks)

                                                                                                                                              READ ALSO






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GENERAL STUDIES-1 QUESTION PAPER UPSC IAS CIVIL SERVICES EXAM


GENERAL STUDIES-2 QUESTION PAPER UPSC IAS CIVIL SERVICES EXAM

ESSAY PAPER UPSC IAS 2014

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