IAS Exam Papers-Main - Sociology (Paper - II) 2000

Sociology - 2000 (Main) (Paper - II) Time Allowed : Three Hours                                                            Maximum Marks : 300

Q. 1.  Write notes on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each :
(a) Impact of Buddhism on Indian society
(b) Caste among Indian Christians
(c) Consequences of globalisation for India
(d) Educational inequalities in India

Q. 2. Which means of social mobility were available in the traditional caste system ? Describe the form of social mobility in contemporary Indian society.

Q. 3. Critically examine the protective discrimination policy for the disadvantaged groups in India. Would you suggest any change in this police ?

Q. 4. What have been the functions of democracy in India ? Has democracy been successful in eliminating some of the traditional social inequalities ?


Q. 5. Write notes on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each :

(a) Religious fundamentalism

(b) Socio-cultural factors related to declining proportion of females in sex-ratio

(c) Self-respect movement

(d) Social correlates of prostitution

Q. 6. Critically examine various tribal policies. Which tribal policy would you advocate for tribal development in India and why ?

Q. 7. Do you agree with the view that slums are areas of darkness and despair ? Give reasons in support of your answer.

Q. 8. Critically evaluate the child welfare programmes in India. Have they benefited all sections of children in India ?


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