Sociology Optional Previous Years Papers – 2015
Question Paper 1 – Section – A
Questions -1 -Write Short Answer of the Following in 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 the Variables ? Discuss their Role In Experimental Research
Which concept did Weber use to analyse the forms of Legitimate Domination?
No Society can either Be absolutely open or Absolutely closed ” Comment
Discuss the Role of Calvinist ethic in the Development of Capitalism ?
Examine the Problem of Maintaining Objectivity and Value Neutrality in Social Science Research?
self and Society Are twin Born ? Examine the Statement of Mead
Why random sampling said to have more reliability and validity in Research ?
Differences between Marxist and Weber Theories of Social stratification ?
How Had Enlightenment have Contributed to Emergence of Sociology ?
Question – 4
Non Positivistic Methodology is essential for understanding Human Behavior ? Discuss
How is Social Equilibrium maintained in parsonian framework?
Anomie is Rooted In Social Structure – Explain with reference to Rk Merton contribution
Section – B Paper -1
Question -5 –
Distinguish between The Social Organization of work in feudal Society and in Capitalist Society?
Ideology is Crucial for Social Transformation In A Democracy ?
Distinguish Between Sect and cults With Illustration ?
Is Male Authority absent in Matrilineal Society ? Discuss
Explain the relevance of idea of cultural lag in understanding Social change ?
Education help in perpetuating social and economical inequalities – Critical Examine The Statement
Explain under which a collective action transform into a social movement?
How the rule of descent and alliance in kinship differ from each other ? Illustrate
Define Secularisation ? What are the important Dimension in The Modern world ?
Increasing Importance of tertiary sector has weakened the formal organization of work in recent times ? Examine the Statement
caste Ideology appear to have strengthen the Democracy ? Comment
Question – 8
Globalization Involves Deterritorialization , Examine with the Reference to Nation State
Examine the Dialectical relation between tradition and modernity in study of social change ?
Elaborate views of Durkheim on the Elementary forms of religious Life .
Paper 2: Section-A
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.
Q2. Answer the Following Questions
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.
Q3. Answer the Following Questions
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?
Q4. Answer the Following Questions
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?
Paper 2: Section-B
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. Answer the Following Questions
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?
Q7. Answer the Following Questions
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?
Q8. Answer the Following Questions
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.
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