HCS mains 2009 sociology optional question paper
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HCS mains 2009 sociology optional question paper

HCS Mains 2009 Sociology   (Code - 21) 

Time : 3 Hours                        Maximum Marks : 150

Note : Attempt FIVE questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Question No. 1 is compulsory. Answer two questions from Part  I and two questions from Part II. The parts of same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

1.Write notes on any four of the following : (4 x 7.5 = 30)

a) Unity and Diversity in Indian culture

b) Organic and Mechanical solidarity

c) Reference groups

d) Sources of data collection 

e) Ways of acquiring mates among the tribes

f) Joint family and its changing pattern


2.“Sociology is a general social science”. Explain the nature of sociology in the light of this statement. (30)

3. Marx has developed his theory of class con?ict in his analysis of Capitalistic society. Discuss. (30)

4. Distinguish between closed and Open social strati?cation . “An open class system places the greatest value upon personal worth.” Explain. (30)


5. Write an essay on traditional Hindu social organization. (30)

6. What do you understand by Westernization? Explain its impact on Indian society and culture. (30)

7. What are the problems of women in Indian society? Describe the welfare programmes for women and their impact. (30)