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    Sociology for IAS is among two or three subjects which provide the highest number of selection in UPSC. The reason lies in the fact that Sociology optional is easy, short, interesting and requires only common sense to develop an understanding. Very experienced faculty of Sociology for IAS, Praveen Kishore Sir helps prepare Sociology optional in a short span of time. His strategy of teaching Sociology for IAS is such that a student can not only score outstandingly in Sociology optional but also end up having an edge over others in Indian Society Part of GS Paper – 1, Development related part of GS Paper – 2 and Essay paper. Many successful candidates of Sociology reveal that he focuses on conceptual clarity and application in Sociology for IAS mains.

    Mr. Praveen Kishore an alumnus of NIT Rourkela is a popular teacher of Sociology optional. Other than guiding many students of Sociology for IAS he has published a number of articles in national dailies. Most of his articles were related to “Caste, Reservation, and Market economy in India”. Since 1997 he has successfully trained candidates of Sociology for IAS. Currently, he is founding Director of NICE IAS – a premier institute for Sociology optional.

    Start Date: 27th June 2017

    Class Timing: Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 am to 01:30 pm

    Number Of Sessions: 70 + Weekly Test + Evaluation by Praveen Kishore

    Number Of Tests: 10

    Note: Out of 10 tests, 6 tests ( Test I, III, V, VI, IX & X) will be evaluated by Praveen Kishore himself  and rest by another faculty under Praveen Kishore Sir’s supervision

    Course Validity: 110 Days + 15 Days for Revision

    Study Material: Included in the course. Please send us an email at info@neostencil.com to request shipping of study material.

    Q & A: Students can ask questions at the end of each unit through discussions and forums. To ask questions from teachers, use message/mail option present on the left side of the course page.

    Requirements: Internet connection (256 kbps or higher) and any computing device that connects to the internet.

    Includes: Unlimited access during the validity of the course. Access to private forums & groups. 3-day money back guarantees!

    Additional Info: Extra classes on other days may also be conducted as necessary. Student’s will be notified in advance through their NeoStencil account.

    Test 1
    Paper I
    1. Sociology- The discipline
    2. Sociology as science
    3. Research methods and analysis
    24/06/17

    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 2
    Paper I
    4. Social Change in Modern Society
    5. Religion and Society
    6. Works and Economic life
    08/07/17

    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 3
    Paper I
    7. Sociological Thinkers – K.Marx, E.Durkheim, M.Weber, T. Parsons, R.K.Merton, G.H.Mead22/07/17

    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 4
    Paper I
    8. Stratification and mobility
    9. Politics and Society
    10. System of Kinship
    12/08/17

    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 5
    Paper II
    11. Perspectives on the study of Indian Society
    12. Caste System
    13. Impact of Colonial Rule on Indian Society
    02/09/17

    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 6
    Paper II
    14. Rural and Agrarian Social Structure
    15. Social Classes in India
    16. Politics and Society
    17. Social movements in modern India
    16/09/17

    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 7
    Paper II
    18. System of Kinships in India
    19. Religion and Society
    20. Tribal Communities in India
    21. Population Dynamics
    30/09/17

    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 8
    Paper II
    22. Social Changes in India (a) Visions of Social Changes in IndiA; (b) Rural and Agrarian Transformation in India;(c) Challenges of Social Transformation
    23. Industrialisation and Urbanisation in India
    07/10/17

    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 9 & 10Comprehensive Paper I & II14/10/17

    11 AM to 2 PM &
    3 PM to 6 PM

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    Course Curriculum

    Weekly Tests
    Test 1
    Test 2
    Test 3
    Test 4
    Test 5
    Test 6
    Test 7
    Test 8
    Test 9
    Test 10
    Study Material
    Paper 1 Booklet
    Previous Batch Sessions
    Lecture – 42: September 16, 2016
    Lecture – 43: September 20, 2016
    Supplements
    Species of Political Parties
    Framing Media Coverage of Suicide in India
    Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides
    Dominant or Backward?
    Asiatic Mode of Production
    Dynamics of Caste System
    Indian village final
    Middle Class
    Modernisation Vs Westernisation
    POPULATION
    socio centric bias
    Untouchability
    Classroom Sessions
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    Lecture – 1: June 27, 2017
    Lecture – 2: June 28, 2017
    Lecture – 3: June 29, 2017
    Lecture – 4: June 30, 2017
    Lecture – 5: July 04, 2017
    Lecture – 6: July 05, 2017
    Lecture – 7: July 06, 2017
    Lecture – 8: July 07, 2017
    Lecture – 9: July 11, 2017
    Lecture – 10: July 12, 2017
    Lecture – 11: July 13, 2017
    Lecture – 12: July 14, 2017
    Lecture – 13: July 18, 2017
    Lecture – 14: July 19, 2017
    Lecture – 15: July 20, 2017
    Lecture – 16: July 21, 2017
    Lecture – 17: July 25, 2017
    Lecture – 18: July 26, 2017
    Lecture – 19: July 27, 2017
    Lecture – 20: July 28, 2017
    Lecture – 21: Aug 1, 2017
    Lecture – 22: Aug 2, 2017
    Lecture – 23: Aug 3, 2017
    Lecture – 24: Aug 4, 2017
    Lecture – 25: Aug 8, 2017
    Lecture – 26: Aug 9, 2017
    Lecture – 27: Aug 10, 2017
    Lecture – 28: Aug 11, 2017
    Lecture – 29: Aug 16, 2017
    Lecture – 30: Aug 17, 2017
    Lecture – 31: Aug 18, 2017
    Lecture – 32: Aug 22, 2017
    Lecture – 33: Aug 25, 2017
    Lecture – 34: Aug 26, 2017
    Lecture – 35: Aug 29, 2017
    Lecture – 36: Aug 30, 2017
    Lecture – 37: Aug 31, 2017
    Lecture – 38: September 01, 2017
    Lecture – 39: September 05, 2017
    Lecture – 40: September 06, 2017
    Lecture – 41: September 07, 2017
    Lecture – 42: September 08, 2017
    Lecture – 43: September 12, 2017
    Lecture – 44: September 13, 2017
    Lecture – 45: September 14, 2017
    Lecture – 46: September 15, 2017
    Lecture – 47: September 19, 2017
    Lecture – 48: September 20, 2017
    Lecture – 49: September 21, 2017
    Lecture – 50: September 22, 2017
    Test Discussion 4,5and6(part1) : Sept 23, 2017
    Test Discussion 4,5,and6(part-2) : Sept 24, 2017
    Lecture – 51: September 26, 2017
    Lecture – 52: September 27, 2017
    Lecture – 53: September 28, 2017
    Test Discussion 5 and 6(Part-1) : Sept 30, 2017
    Test Discussion 5 and 6(Part-2) : Oct 01, 2017
    Lecture – 54: October 03, 2017
    Lecture – 55: October 04, 2017
    Lecture – 56: October 05, 2017
    Lecture – 57: October 06, 2017
    Test Discussion 5 and 6(Part-3) : Oct 07, 2017
    Lecture – 58: October 10, 2017
    Lecture – 59: October 11, 2017
    Test Discussion 6, 7 & 8 : Oct 14, 2017
    Test Discussion 6 (Part III) : Oct 17, 2017

    Student Reviews

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    1. Profile photo of Smarak Swain

      AIR 309, 2008

      5

      A major reason why my sociology marks jumped from 292 to 356 is because of paper 2. That too after a change in pattern of paper 2. I could score 190… a major contribution in this was the guidance you gave me in this matter. The rich source material you put at my disposal and the interesting questions you asked in the test papers prepared me for final exams. This year, the pattern in paper 2 was markedly different, the questions being very specific and the demand from students being to write to-the-point answers. Your mock questions had all the ingredients for same, and answer writing practice under your supervision helped me immensely.

    2. Profile photo of Bagadi Gautam

      AIR 23, 2008

      5

      I enrolled for answer writing session for mains by Praveen kishore Sir in 2008. Sociology is an optional subject that required an intensive answer writing practice and I am happy to acknowledge that my sessions with Praveen Kishore Sir has served to enhance my Sociology score in Mains.

    3. Profile photo of Isha Khosla

      AIR 43, 2010

      5

      I really want to thank u for helping me to crack the exam. In the changing scenario of UPSC exams students are generally confused about which institution to trust. I joined your regular classes which helped me to understand the concepts. Just attentive listening in your class helped me to grasp sociology easily. Your notes helped me to score 344 marks in very first attempt.

    4. Profile photo of Amit Arora

      AIR 32, 2011

      5

      With gods grace I have secured AIR 32 in CSE 2011. I am thankfull to you for your guidance beacause of which my writing skills improved trmendously. Once again thanks a lot for your guidance.

    5. Profile photo of Abhilasha

      THANKS PRAVEEN KISHORE SIR

      5

      Being thorough with Paper 1, I needed an extra effort to understand Paper 2 Indian Society :Structure and change. The online classes by Praveen Kishore Sir at neostencil gave me the flexibility to concentrate more on my weak points where I had the convenience of escaping the topics and lectures which I was confident about.

    6. Profile photo of Tanushree Sharma

      CONCEPT OF NEOSTENCIL'S LIVE ONLINE CLASSES CAME TO A RESCUE FOR ME

      5

      Having financial limitations and other responsibilities I was always hesitant of travelling to Delhi for good 5-6 months and give my time for IAS preparations but this concept of neostencil’s live online classes came to a rescue for me. Sitting in Gujarat, taking care of my family and still preparing for IAS exam from such top institute like NICE IAS. Thank you Praveen Sir for providing your guidance and conceptual clarity to understand Sociology.

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