HCS Mains Previous Year Optional Paper: Sociology 2014
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HCS Mains Previous Year Optional Paper: Sociology 2014

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HCS Mains Previous Year Optional Paper

HCS Mains Sociology Optional Paper 2014

Time : 3 Hours                                                                                                                        M.M.: 150
Note i) Attempt five questions. All questions carry equal marks. Question number 1 is compulsory. Answer any two questions from part I and two questions from part II. The Parts of the same questions must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions. 
ii) In case of any discrepancy in the English and Hindi versions, the English version will be taken as final.

Q1. Write short notes on any four of the following                                               (4x7.5=30)
a) Objectivity in social science 
b) Emergence of Sociology 
c) Manifest and latent functions 
d) Ideology and social movement 
e) Factors of continuity and change in Indian society 
f) Patrilineal and matrilineal social systems

                                                              Part - I

Q2. a) Distinguish between Durkheim's and weber's view on religion.                        (15)
b) Discuss the merits and limitations of participant observation.                               (15)

Q3. a) 'Sex roles in the family are undergoing change. Comment with suitable illustrations.  (15)
b) 'Socio-cultural factors determine economic development.' Comment with special reference to India.                                                                                                          (15)

Q4. a) Highlight the specific features of Davis and Moore's theory of social stratification. How far it is useful in the present context.                                                                     (15)

b) 'social mobility is difficult in closed society.'Comment with reference to caste system in India.  (15)

                                                              Part - II

Q5. a) Compare the approaches to eradication of untouchability as propounded by Gandhi and Ambedkar.   (15)                                                                                                           
b) Discuss the impact of legislation on family in India.                                                  (15)

Q6. a) 'The constitutional provisions have empowered the women and weaker sections.'Discuss critically. (15)                                                                                             

b) 'Land reforms in India have brought in structural change in India.'Explain.                (15)

Q7. a) Write a short essay on the endogenous and exogenous sources of social change   (15)

b) 'Despite legal provisions discrimination against the SC/STs is still observable.' Discuss the deep rooted factors in Indian society.   (15)