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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 a detailed syllabus and it helps in essay writing and General Studies answer writing skills.

    ✔In 2016 Mains results, Praveen Kishore has produced many toppers including Utkarsh Gupta (AIR 78), Anad Shankar (AIR 127) and many more.

    ✔ Has a vast experience of over 2 decades of coaching in UPSC Civil Services exam preparation.

    Wrote numerous articles on new analysis and editorial section on various news dailies.

    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.

    Course Suitable for: 2018 and 2019 aspirants. Course is applicable to all Sociology optional aspirants – beginners and also for reattempt candidates.

    Course Details: Sociology Optional for IAS

    Start DateNo of SessionsClass TimingsCourse Validity
    30th October 2017 75+Tues to Sat, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM120 Days + 15 Days for Revision.
    (Course validity starts from the day you register for the course)
    study-materialStudy material will be dispatched after 3 days and you will receive in 7 to 10 working days on 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-info3 days no-questions-asked money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied, we will refund your course fee.

    Sociology Test Series Schedule

    Test SyllabusDate
    Test 1
    Paper I
    1. Sociology- The discipline
    2. Sociology as science
    3. Research methods and analysis
    07/10/17
    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 2
    Paper I
    4. Social Change in Modern Society
    5. Religion and Society
    6. Works and Economic life
    28/10/17
    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.Mead18/11/17
    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 4
    Paper I
    8. Stratification and mobility
    9. Politics and Society
    10. System of Kinship
    16/12/17
    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
    06/01/17
    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 6
    Paper II
    14. Rural and Agrarian Social Structure
    15. Social Classes in India
    16. Politics and Society
    20/01/18
    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 7
    Paper II
    17. System of Kinships in India
    18. Religion and Society
    19. Tribal Communities in India
    20. Population Dynamics
    03/02/18
    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 8
    Paper II
    21. Social Changes in India
    (a) Visions of Social Changes in India
    (b) Rural and Agrarian Transformation in India
    (c) Challenges of Social Transformation

    22. Industrialisation and Urbanisation in India
    10/02/18
    3 PM to 6 PM
    Test 9 & 10Comprehensive Paper I & II17/03/18
    11 AM to 2 PM &
    3 PM to 6 PM

    About Instructor: Praveen Kishore

    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

    Weekly Tests
    Test 1 00:00:00
    Test 2 00:00:00
    Test 3 00:00:00
    Supplements
    Supplement: 07 November 2017(Part-1) 00:00:00
    Supplement: 07 November 2017(part-2) 00:00:00
    Supplement: 11 November 2017(Herbert Spencer) 00:00:00
    Classroom Sessions
    Free Demo Lecture FREE 00:00:00
    Lecture – 1: October 30, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 2: October 31, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 3: November 01, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 4: November 02, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 5: November 03, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 6: November 07, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 7: November 08, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 8: November 09, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 9: November 10, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 10: November 14, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 11: November 15, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 12: November 16, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 13: November 17, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 14: November 21, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 15: November 22, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 16: November 23, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 17: November 24, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 18: November 28, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 19: November 29, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 20: November 30, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 21: December 01, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 22: December 03, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 23: December 04, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 24: December 05, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 25: December 06, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 26: December 07, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 27: December 08, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 28: December 10, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 29: December 11, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 30: December 12, 2017 00:00:00
    Lecture – 31: December 13, 2017 00:00:00

    Course 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.

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      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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