IAS Exam Papers-Main - Sociology (Paper - I) 2008

Sociology - 2008 (Main) (Paper - I)                SECTION A

1. Write Short Notes on any Three of the following ( Each one should not exceed 200 words ) : -
(a) Role of value in sociology enquiry
(b) Social mobility in open and closed system
(c) Social movement as an expression of protest
(d) Education as an agent of social change

2. How is emergence of sociology linked with modernization of Europe?

3. What is the importance of sampling in sociological studies? Distinguish between simple random sampling and stratified random sampling.

4. Using Max Weber’s theory, discuss what ethical and religious ideas produced capitalism in certain societies and how?


5. Write short notes on any three of the following in about 200 words each:
(20 x 3 = 60)
(a) Relevant of pattern variable in the society change
(b) Mead’s notion of self
(c) Importance and source of hypotheses in social research
(d) New trends in the type and forms of family in the cotemporary India

6. What is Merton’s view of relationship between social structure and deviance? In what sense is a deviant also a conformist?

7. In what important ways can religion be a force both for social stability and social change? Discuss.

8. How does hierarchy get built into the system of natural and social inequalities?

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