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    Prepare Sociology subject from the most reputed mentor in India. This covers addresses the demand of the UPSC Syllabus.

    Sociology Optional for UPSC Mains 2018

    • Sociology has an interesting syllabus which is directly related to our society and this makes Sociology one of the most popular optional subjects.
    • Praveen Kishore has a vast experience of over 2 decades of coaching in UPSC Civil Services exam preparation.
    • He wrote numerous articles on new analysis and editorial section on various news dailies.
    • His toppers for CSE 2017 include Anu Kumari (AIR 2), Akshat Kaushal (AIR 55), Sameer Saurabh (AIR 142) and many more.
    • His toppers for CSE 2016 include Utkarsh Gupta (AIR 78), Anad Shankar

    Course Brief

    • The course covers all the topics mentioned in the UPSC Sociology syllabus. It clearly explains the sociological concepts and thinker’s dimension for better understanding and Mains answer writing.

    Suitable for

    • 2018 and 2019 aspirants. The course is applicable to all Sociology optional aspirants – beginners and also for reattempt candidates.
    • Note: Test Discussions are not included in this course, only test evaluation will be done by Praveen Kishore Sir.

    Course Details: Sociology Optional for IAS

    Start DateNo of SessionsClass TimingsCourse Validity
    12th June 2018 75+ Test Evaluation by Praveen KishoreTues to Fri, 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM120 Days + 15 Days for Revision.
    (Course validity starts from the day you register for the course)

    Note:- All topics other than Research Methods and Analysis, work and Economic life of Paper I & Tribal societies in India and Population Dynamics paper II, will be taught by Praveen Kishore.

    Key Features

    study-materialStudy material will be dispatched after 3 days and you will receive in 7 to 10 working days in your registered address.
    Q and ansStudents can interact with our teachers using the chat and email option.
    sysytemUnlimited access during the validity of the course. Can access the course 24/7 as per your convenience.
    additional-infoNo-questions-asked refund policy: You may avail a refund within 72 hours of your course purchase.

    Sociology Test Series Schedule

    Test SyllabusDate
    Test 1
    Paper I
    1. Sociology- The discipline
    2. Sociology as science
    3. Research methods and analysis

    10.30 AM to 1.30 AM
    Test 2
    Paper I
    4. Social Change in Modern Society
    5. Religion and Society
    6. Works and Economic life

    10.30 AM to 1.30 AM
    Test 3
    Paper I
    7. Sociological Thinkers – K.Marx, E.Durkheim, M.Weber, T. Parsons, R.K.Merton, G.H.Mead07/07/18

    10.30 AM to 1.30 AM
    Test 4
    Paper I
    8. Stratification and mobility
    9. Politics and Society
    10. System of Kinship

    10.30 AM to 1.30 AM
    Test 5
    Paper II
    11. Perspectives on the study of Indian Society
    12. Caste System
    13. Impact of Colonial Rule on Indian Society

    10.30 AM to 1.30 AM
    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

    10.30 AM to 1.30 AM
    Test 7
    Paper II
    18. System of Kinships in India
    19. Religion and Society
    20. Tribal Communities in India
    21. Population Dynamics

    10.30 AM to 1.30 AM
    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

    10.30 AM to 1.30 AM
    Test 9 & 10Comprehensive Paper I & II15/09/18 – 10.30 AM to 1.30 PM

    15/09/18-3.00PM to 6.00 PM

    About the Instructor

    Mr. Praveen Kishore is a technocrat. He prepared for Civil Service Exam with Sociology as an optional subject. In a very short period, he developed a great interest in the subject and started writing articles in national dailies. Most of his articles were related to Caste Reservation and Market Economy. Since 1998 he took to teaching Sociology and has been devoted to guiding Civil Services aspirants towards success.

    Course Curriculum

    Supplement : Herbert Spencer
    Supplement : Auguste Comte Notes
    Supplement : Social Research
    Weekly Tests and Discussions
    Test 1
    Test 2
    Test 3
    Classroom Sessions
    Lecture – 1: June 12, 2018 FREE
    Lecture – 2: June 13, 2018 FREE
    Lecture – 3: June 14, 2018 FREE
    Lecture – 4: June 15, 2018
    Lecture – 5: June 16, 2018
    Lecture – 6: June 19, 2018
    Lecture – 7: June 20, 2018
    Lecture – 8: June 21, 2018
    Lecture – 9: June 22, 2018
    Lecture – 10: June 23, 2018
    Lecture – 11: June 26, 2018
    Lecture – 12: June 27, 2018
    Lecture – 13: June 28, 2018
    Lecture – 14: June 29, 2018
    Lecture – 15: July 03, 2018
    Lecture – 16: July 04, 2018
    Lecture – 17: July 05, 2018
    Lecture – 18: July 06, 2018
    Lecture – 19: July 10, 2018
    Lecture – 20: July 11, 2018
    Lecture – 21: July 12, 2018
    Lecture – 22: July 13, 2018
    Lecture – 23: July 14, 2018

    Student Reviews


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    1. Profile photo of Anu Kumari Kumari

      AIR 02, 2017


      I would like to thank Praveen Kishore Sir for his fabulous guidance as a part of Sociology test series that I had joined at NICE IAS coaching institute. Since I had prepared sociology on my own, there were many concepts which were not clear to me, however, Sir made sociology concepts lucid and so easy to understand that I began to love the subject even more. I saw marked improvement in the structuring of my answers. Sir pointed the flaws in my answers in test series – an important flaw that he highlighted was lack of flow and continuity. I wrote 5 tests and got Sir’s important feedback. Thanks a lot once again Sir. Your guidance has been extremely crucial in my success.

    2. Profile photo of Akshat kaushal

      AIR 55, 2017


      At the outset, I would like to thank Praveen Kishore Sir for his contribution to my success.
      I had joined Sir’s institute in 2016 for test series and as I wrote tests and sat in classroom discussions. I began to feel that my knowledge has constantly improved.
      Even in my last attempt I had very good marks in Sociology because of the 1) Discussions, I heard in Sir’s Classroom 2) because of innovative questions he used to set in the test series, and finally, 3) The rich material he has compiled in booklets. Once again thank you Praveen Kishore Sir.

    3. Profile photo of Smarak Swain

      AIR 309, 2008


      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.

    4. Profile photo of Bagadi Gautam

      AIR 23, 2008


      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.

    5. Profile photo of Isha Khosla

      AIR 43, 2010


      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.

    6. Profile photo of Amit Arora

      AIR 32, 2011


      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.

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      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.

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      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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