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    Download Civil Service Main Sociology Exam Previous Years Question Papers

    The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is held every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This examination is basically for recruitment in the Civil Services, India.

    Exam Pattern:

    Sociology forms an optional paper among the nine papers to be attended by a candidate in the Civil Service Main Examination. Sociology is divided into two papers namely Sociology Paper I and Paper II.

    Syllabus for Sociology of Civil Service Main Exam:

    Paper I of Sociology asks questions from the following topics:-

    Sociology-The Discipline
    Scientific Study of Social Phenomena
    Techniques of Data collection and analysis
    Pioneering contributions to Sociology
    Marriage and Family
    Social Stratification
    Social Mobility
    Economic System
    Political System
    Educational System
    Science and Technology
    Social Movements
    Social change and Development

    Paper II of Sociology consists of the following topics:-

    Historical Moorings of the Indian Society
    Caste System
    Class Structure
    Marriage, Family and Kinship
    Agrarian Social Structure
    Industry and Society
    Political Processes
    Religion and Society
    Tribal Societies
    Population Dynamics
    Dimensions of Development
    Social Change
    Social Movements
    Women and Society
    Social Problems

    Duration of Sociology paper in Civil Service Main Exam:

    Both the papers are of three hours in duration and have questions of a total of 300 marks. Candidates need to write subjective answers to these questions.

    Scoring pattern:

    Candidates are awarded good marks if the answers are good enough to answer the question asked. Good flow of information is also good for a candidate. No negative marking is permissible in these papers.

    Previous years question papers of Sociology:

    Candidates can download the sample papers of Sociology provided in the attachments.

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