- Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 250
- There are EIGHT questions divided in TWO SECTIONS and printed both in HINDI arid in ENGLISH.
- Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.
- Questions no. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remitting, any THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE from each section.
- The number of marks carried by a question part is indicated against it.
- Answers must be written in the medium authorized in the Admission Certificate which must be stated clearly WI the Miler of this Question-cum-Answer-QC., Booklet in the space provided. No marks will be given for answers written in a medium other than the authorized one. Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to
- Attempts of questions shall be counted in sequential order. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly. Any page or portion of the page left blank in the Question-cum-Answer Booklet must be clearly struck off
Q1.Write short answers of the following in about 150 words each :
- Is sociology a science? Give reasons for your answer.
- Discuss the relevance of historical method in the study of society.
- What are variables? Discuss their role in experimental research.
- Which concepts did Weber use to analyse the forms of legitimate domination?
- “No society can either be absolutely open or absolutely closed.” comment.
Q2. 20+20+10 Marks
- Discuss the role of Calvinist ethic in the development of Capitalism.
- Examine the problems of maintaining objectivity and value neutrality in social science research.
- “Self and society are twin-born ” Examine the statement of Mead.
Q3. 20+20+10 Marks
- Why is random sampling said to have more reliability and validity in research?
- Differentiate between Maxian and Weberian theories of Social stratification.
- How had Enlightenment contributed to the emergence of sociology?
Q4 20+20+10 Marks
- “Non-positivistic methodology is essential for understanding human behaviour.” Discuss.
- How is social equilibrium maintained in Parsonian framework?
- “Anomie is rooted in social structure.” Explain with reference to R.K. Merton’s contribution.
Q5. Write short answers of the following in about 150 words each : 10*5=50
- Distinguish between the social organization of work in feudal society and in capitalist society.
- “Ideology is crucial for social transformation in a democracy.” Discuss.
- Distinguish between sects and cults with illustrations.
- Is male authority absent in matrilineal society? Discuss.
- Explain the relevance of the idea of ‘cultural lag’ in understanding social change.
Q6. 20+20+10 Marks
- “Education helps in perpetuating social and economic inequalities.” Critically examine the statement.
- Explain the conditions under which a collective action transforms into a social movement.
- How do the rules of descent and alliance in kinship differ from each other? Illustrate.
- Define Secularisation. What are its major dimensions in the modern world?
- the increasing importance of the tertiary sector has weakened the formal organization of work in recent times. Examine the statement .
- Caste ideology appears to have strengthened democracy .Comment.
- “Globalization involves deterritoriazation .” Examine with reference to the nation-state.”
- Examine the dialectical relation between tradition and modernity in the study of social change.
- Elaborate the views of Durkheim on “The Elementary Forms of Religious Life”.
Q1 Write short notes with a sociological perspective on the following in about 150 words each: 10*5=50
- Verrier Elwin’s views on freedom for the tribals.
- Jyotirao Phule as an agrarian radical.
- Louis Dumont’s perspective on Indian caste system .
- How far Gandhi ji was trusted by the untouchables.
- Feminization of poverty.
- Is caste system changing, weakening or disintegrating in India?
- Give some of the important studies relating to the structural changes in the Indian family system.
- Broadly comapare the kinship system of North and South India.
- Discuss the paradigm of modernization of Indian tradition in analyzing social change in India.
- What is patriarchy? How does it affect the child socialization pattern in India?
- Discuss the problems of elderly in India. What are the different perspectives to solve their problems?
- Discuss Marxist approach to the analysis of Indian nationalism.
- What are the basic tenets of Hindu religion? Is Hinduism based on monotheism or polytheism?
- Why is it necessary to implement PCPNDT Act in India?
Q5 . Write short notes with a sociological perspective on the following in about 150 words each:10 x 5=50
- Important components of National Education Policy in India.
- Main objective of Tribal sub plan (TSP)
- Effect of displacement through development on the rural landless and marginal farmers .
- Issues relating to the informal labour market in urban India.
- How far Srinivas’s Sanskritization is modernizing force or traditionalizing force in understanding the changes in caste system?
Q6. 20+20+10 Marks
- Discuss the impact of post- 1970 feminist movement on Indian middle class.
- What are the major concerns of ethic identity and religious identity in India?
- How serious is the problem of trafficking against women and children in India?
- Discuss B.R. Ambedkar as a wise democrat.
- Discuss the main features of farmers’ movements in independent India.
- To what extent the Muslim Personal Law Board is in agreement with Islamic feminist agenda?
- Analyze Gandhi as a moralist, ascetic and man of action through his Hind Swaraj.
- Human development approach affirms that education and health –care growth are more important than economic growth. Discuss this issue in the light of post-liberalized Indian society.
- Write a brief note on the Freedom of Press.