Sociology optional

Applicants should choose the optional based on different criteria. It includes the program, available coaching materials and professional coaching centers. As of 2013, only one option is to be taken and it carries 500 points out of 1750. In recent years, the following options have been selected by candidates with different backgrounds. They include public administration, geography, anthropology, sociology, Telugu and others. In 2000, Jagruti Awasthi from Bhopal was second in the ranking. She left BHEL’s job. His option was sociology. Jagruti, 24, in his second attempt could get second place.

Shubham Kumar was the best in 2020. Now let us analyze the sociology program. Sociology Syllabus 1

The fundamentals of sociology include – sociology – the discipline, sociology and science, research methods and analysis, sociological thinkers, stratification and mobility, work and economic life, politics and society , religion and society, kinship systems, social change in modern society.

Paper II

Indian society – structure and change, Introduction to Indian society – perspectives on the study of Indian society, impact of colonial rule on Indian society, social structure, caste system, tribal communities in India, social classes in India, kinship systems in India, religion and society, social changes in India, rural and agrarian transformation in India, industrialization and urbanization in India, politics and society, social movements in modern India, population dynamics and challenges of social transformation. Let us now look at the two-year questions 2021 and 2020 2021 Sociology Paper I. There are eight questions divided into two sections and printed in both Hindi and English. The candidate must answer five questions in all. Questions number 1 and 5 are mandatory and of the others, three must be attempted, choosing at least one question from each section. The answers must be written on the medium authorized in the admission certificate which must be clearly indicated on the cover of this question-answer book.

Question 1

(a) Europe was the first and only place where modernity emerged. Comment

(b) Do you think ethnomethodology helps us to obtain reliable and valid data? Justify your answer

(c) Discuss the challenges of collecting data using the census method.

(d) Explain whether Durkheim’s division of labor theory is relevant in the current context.

(e) Critically examine Max Weber’s theory of social stratification.

5(a) explain emerging challenges in establishing gender equality in the informal sector.

(B) critically examine the relevance of Vilfredo Pareto’s elite circulation theory in the current scenario.

© critically compare the views of EB Taylor and Max Muller on religion.

(D) What is a cult? Explain the growth of cults in the contemporary world.

(E) Do you think Talcott Parsons gave an adequate theory of social change? Justify your answer.

These are compulsory questions of 50 points each. Thus, out of 250 points, these questions carry a hundred points.

Event II 2021

There are eight questions divided into two sections and printed in Hindi and English.

The candidate must answer five questions in all. Questions number one and five are compulsory and of the others three must be attempted by choosing at least one question for each section.

1. Write short answers with a sociological perspective to the following questions in about 150 words each.

(a) Studies of the caste system in India were initially dominated by the ‘book view’. How did the entry of “field view” bring balance to the study of the Indian caste system? Discuss

(b) What does Dr BR Ambedkar mean by the concept of caste annihilation?

(c) Discuss the different forms of kinship system in India.

(d) Briefly and critically examine the term “small republics” as it is used to designate the villages of India.

e) Caste-like formations are also present in non-Hindu religious communities. Discuss with examples.

5. Write short answers with a sociological perspective to the following questions in about 150 words each.

(a) analyze the idea of ​​development planning in India.

b) Commentary on the role of cooperatives in rural development.

(c) Urban slums are places of social exclusion – explain.

(d) Does regionalism essentially lead to the decentralization of power? Justify your answer with relevant examples.

(e) Discuss the role of technology in agrarian change in India.

These four questions are mandatory in both tests. Further study is needed to explain these issues with relevant material.

2020 Sociology dissertation I Compulsory questions 1 and 5


(a) How did intellectual forces lead to the emergence of sociology? Discuss

(b) Is sociology a worthless science? Discuss

(c) Methodology is a system of rules, principles and procedures which shape scientific inquiry. Comment

(d) Max Weber’s ideal types are mental constructs; they do not correspond to reality. Give me your opinion

(e) Analyze the relevance of model variables in the study of social change.


(a) in the context of globalization, has the field of sociology changed in India?


(b) Discuss the importance and sources of assumptions in social research.

(c) What are the problems of observing social facts in Durkheim’s views?

d) State the reasons for the various religious beliefs and practices in pre-modern societies.

(e) Does the institution of marriage continue to be sacred in Indian society? Comment

Event II 2020


(a) Elaborating AR Desai’s perspective on the study of Indian society

(b) The prohibition of the practice of sati is attributed to the annihilation of a major social evil in colonial India comment

(c) How do you justify Dumont’s deliberate insistence on ideology that produced an intellectualized account of Indian society?

(d) Explain the definitional issues regarding tribal communities in India.

e) Secularism is the result of the humanist radicalism of the 20th century. Comment on this statement.

When we look at the questioning model in 2020 and 2021, there is no repetition in the topics. Therefore, applicants appearing for 2022 should also keep in mind the other variety of subjects in the sociology program. Writing an answer in 150 words is very difficult. The number of words is more important. The objective must be to have complete and compact ideas. While explaining the concepts of different intellectuals, one should have a clear understanding of their viewpoints. Jai Ho

(The author is the retired Additional Managing Director Doordarshan Delhi)

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