IAS Main 2013 Sociology Question Paper II

UPSC IAS Main 2013 Sociology Question Paper II as held on 7 December 2013.

Created On: Dec 18, 2013 17:07 IST
Modified On: Dec 20, 2013 18:47 IST

The IAS Main commenced this time from 2 December 2013 with the new Syllabus and Pattern. All the subject papers were held on the same day because the candidates had to opt for only one subject in the new Syllabus.  The IAS Main 2013 started with Essay Paper according to the scheme given by the Union Public Service Commission. The IAS Main Exam 2013 started with the General Studies Papers.

Sociology Question Paper II

Question Paper Specific Instructions

Please read each of the following instructions carefully before attempting questions:

There are EIGHT questions divided in two SECTIONS and printed both in HINDI and in ENGLISH.

Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.

Questions no 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, 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 on the cover of this Question-cum-Answer (QCA) 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 chronological 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 answer book must be clearly struck off.

                                          Section A

Q. 1. Write short notes with sociological perspective on the following in not more than 150 words each: - 10x5=50

Q.1(a)  Andre Beteille's definition of class. 10

Q.1.(b) M.N. Srinivas's concept of westernisation. 10

Q.1.(c) Satya Sodhak movement of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule.10

Q.1.(d) Classes in agrarian society in India.10

Q.1(e) Other Backward Classes .10

Q.2. Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each: - 20+20+10=50

Q.2. (a) What are the features that distinguish tribes from the rest of the population? 20

Q.2. (b) Write a note on ethnicity and integration in the context of tribes. 20

Q.2. (c) How does the new Forest Act affect tribals? 10

Q.3.Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each: - 20+20+10=50

Q. 3(a)What are the main features of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s views on annihilation of caste? 20

Q.3 (b) Critically evaluate Louis Dumont's Homo Hierarchicus. 20

Q. 3 (c) What are the features of M.N. Srinivas' concept of dominant caste? How effective is it in understanding today's reality? 10

Q.4. Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each: - 20+ 15+ 15=50

Q. 4(a) Distinguish between formal and informal sectors in India. 20

Q. 4(b) Examine the influence of industrialisation on caste. 15

Q. 4(c) Discuss the salient features of Indian middle class. 15


Q.5 Write notes on the following. Your answer should have a sociological perspective. (Maximum length of answers : 100 words each) :- 10x5=50

Q. 5(a) Five Year Plans. 10

Q, 5(b) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. 10

Q.5(c) Green Revolution. 10

Q. 5(d) Child Labour. 10

Q. 5(e) Sex Ratio. 10

Q.6.Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each: - 20+15+15=50

Q. 6(a) Bring out the main features of farmers' movements in Modern India. 20

Q.6 (b) Discuss the sociological aspects of movements for separate States.15

Q. 6(c) Explain the inter-linkages between poverty, deprivation and inequality.15

Q.7. Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each: - 15+20+ 15=50

 Q.7. (a) Write an analytical note on slums in cities. 15

Q.7. (b) Discuss the problems of working women in India. 20

Q. 7 (c) What are the main causes of female mortality in India? 15

Q.8. Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words each:-15+20+ 15=50

Q. 8 (a) Analyse the role of communalism in undermining democracy in India. 15

Q. 8 (b) What is the Dalit movement? Examine the Issues highlighted by it. 20

Q. 8 (c) Discuss the salient features of right to education.  15

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