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Sociology Optional For UPSC Mains 2019

  • Vikash Ranjan
  • Vikash Ranjan Triumph IAS
  • Lectures: 60+
  • 90 days + 15 days for revision
  • 54
About this course

The course covers the complete syllabus of Sociology optional for UPSC Mains exam.

Suitable for aspirants preparing for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019


Course highlights

Vikash Ranjan sir is a versatile teacher having a decade-long experience in teaching Sociology optional. He is also an expert teacher for Essay writing and has authored various popular books on Sociology

Benson.N (IAS), Rubika Goyal (IRS), Ranawat Puja (IRS), Rahul R Pandey (IPS), Karnati Varunreddy (IPS), Gaush Alam (IPS)

Vikash Ranjan sir has a simple, easy and exam focussed teaching style, which has helped students to learn the concepts quickly and score high marks in the exam

Sociology has overlap with GS1, and an understanding of sociological concepts also helps in writing good essays in UPSC Mains exam

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Get unlimited access during the validity of the course. You can access the course 24/7 as per your convenience.

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If you encounter any issue, you may avail a refund within 72 hours of your course starting.

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Reviews

ADITYA RANJAN (IAS-2014)
ADITYA RANJAN (IAS-2014)

I would like to thank Vikash Ranjan Sir, for constant support and guidance that I received from him during preparation. I prepared Sociology & Essay under guidance of Vikash Sir & received a qualitative guidance, which was highly interactive and focused, with due personal attention. The exhaustive coverage of Current Examples, Regular Answer Writing practice coupled with an excellent teaching methodology of sir played a major role in my success. Hope, Vikash Sir continues to chum outstanding results in the future too.


SUMIT K. ROY (IRS-2015)
SUMIT K. ROY (IRS-2015)

I am grateful to Vikash Ranjan Sir for the support I received throughout the preparation. Sociology Preparation under Vikash Ranjan Sir gave me a sense of discipline and writing practice provided me tremendous confidence in writing even complicated questions in sociology. The Teachings method of Vikash Sir is Applied and interactive and very much EXAMFOCUSED. He provides wholesome guidance. His value addition discussions in class was game changer in my interview too.


AMBRISH RAHUL (IRS-2016)
AMBRISH RAHUL (IRS-2016)

Joining Vikash Ranjan Sir for Sociology turned out be an excellent decision for me. Being extremely disappointed with classroom courses of Corporate Coachings, I joined SOCIOLOGY TEST SERIES. Going through the TEST DISCUSSIONS of VIKASH RANJAN SIR I had the best time of my life. I would go through THE EXAMPLES given by him again and again, marveling at how he interprets everything, how he makes the answers come alive with the sort of energy he gives current examples and how he breaks down things to simpler bits of information, connects them into a simple story with all sociological sense.


NAMRATA JAIN ( IPS-2016)
NAMRATA JAIN ( IPS-2016)

Studying at Triumph IAS under guidance of Vikash Ranjan Sir was a great experience, and played a pivotal role in my selection to Civil Services 2016. Vikash Ranjan Sir put in every possible effort. He made sure that my basics were crystal clear, and patiently cleared even the silliest of doubts in SOCIOLOGY & ESSAY and GS Mains Answer Writing, particularly for improvement in application of concepts and theories in current context. . He gave me valuable tactical advice regarding which topic to study when, from where, and gave me only the best questions to do so that I didn't waste my time doing basic questions repetitively. He understood my pattern of learning, and guided me accordingly; never forcing or pressurizing me to do copy of previous years toppers, rather always made me confident by saying that “your answer reflects novelty, You will score btter than others. I highly recommend Vikash Sir to All future Aspirants. Thank You Very Much Sir for your Guidance and Support.


ANSHUL AGARWAL (IRS-2015)

I had a very positive and enriching experience of Vikash Sir’s Guidance in Sociology and Essay. He played a very crucial role in my success, especially with regards to SOCIOLOGY and ESSAY preparation. He provided me with valuable guidance, motivation and quality study materials which greatly lessened the burden of preparing for this exam. He offers a pre-planned fixed routine and usually stays true to the original schedule.


SWAPNIL BARANWAL ( IRS-2016)
SWAPNIL BARANWAL ( IRS-2016)

Triumph IAS-Vikash Ranjan's Classes) is an ideal coaching institute for SOVIOLOGY ESSAY AND GS Mains. I have very positive and professional experience with Sir. His one and One guidance greatly helped in Improving Application orientation in my answers. The study material provided by Vikash Sir is really comprehensive and the number and kind of Tests in Answer Writing Skill Training is really worth. It leads to good practice and consequently the real exam seems just another mock. His approach is helpful. I recommend Vikash Sir's Classes to anyone who is preparing for Mains and want to score 450 + Marks in SOCIOLOGY and ESSAY.


TANAI SULTANIA (IAS-2016)
TANAI SULTANIA (IAS-2016)

Last two years with Vikash Sir have provided me the greatest learning experience in my life so far. Preparing for the Civils helped me to sharpen my logical and critical thinking ability in SOCIOLOGY which is very useful in life in general. A great deal of credit goes to Vikash Ranjan Sir, for whatever I have achieved. The Test Discussion lectures and One on One Interactions were always made interesting by the sociological knowledge, humble interaction and application of Concepts and Theories. Vikash Sir is extremely supportive as well. His humble nature helped me build a proper student-teacher relationship. Small batches and personalised attention helped as well. Thank you Vikash Sir!!”


MIHIR DEV (IRTS-2013)
MIHIR DEV (IRTS-2013)

I had a very positive and enriching experience with Vikash Sir. I found his classes to be very Exam Focused. Answer Writing Practice in Sociology played a very crucial role in my success. Vikash Sir provided me with valuable guidance, motivation and quality study materials which greatly lessened the burden of preparing for this exam. He offers a pre-planned fixed routine and usually stay true to the original schedule. I would like to thank Vikash Ranjan Sir for his personal guidance and constant motivational support.


DR. KONA VAMSI KRISHNA (IPS-2013)
DR. KONA VAMSI KRISHNA (IPS-2013)

I express my sincerest gratitude for the kind help provided by Vikash Ranjan Sir. I had a very positive and enriching experience with him. His Guidance played a very crucial role in my success, especially with regards to my Optional & Interview. He offers a pre-planned fixed routine and usually stays true to the original schedule and maintains Dynamism. I felt a personal touch to the guidance process.


PALLAWI ANAND (IRS-2014)
PALLAWI ANAND (IRS-2014)

I Thank Vikash Sir for his Personal Guidance to me in Sociology and Essay. I found His classes much beneficial and as per requirements of the exam. As the pattern of exam is very dynamic, Vikash Sir focused on each and every aspect of the Syllabus which could be asked in Mains. His Intelligent Guess Work in Tests made me comfortable in examination Hall. His Application Focused Approach build my Confidence.


D. VENKATA HARISH ( IRS-2015)
D. VENKATA HARISH ( IRS-2015)

I Am Sincerely Obliged To Vikash Ranjan Sir For His Quality Guidance In Sociology Optional Preparation. His Study Material Is Excellent And Exam Ready. His Expertise In Application Of The Theories Particularly In Indian Context Provides The Holistic Guidance. I Applied His Approach In General Studies And Essay Too. It Amazingly Worked For Improve My Overall Score And Get A Place In Civil Services. I Would Also Like To Thank Vikash Sir For His Unique Guidance For Handling Interview Situation. The Insights Provided By Him During Daf Analysis Was Awesome. For Me, Vikash Sir Is The Best Teacher Who Has Successfully Converted The Dreams Of Hundreds Of Aspirants Into A Reality.


BHUSHAN B. BHIRUD (IRS-2015)
BHUSHAN B. BHIRUD (IRS-2015)

Thanks To Vikash Ranjan Sir For His Applied Teaching And The Most Relevant Study Materials Of Sociology Which Helped Me To Get A Rank In Civil Services Examination 2015. I Found His Sociology Classes Like A Live Telecast Of The Society. The Study Materials Are To The Point And Updated With Current Reports From Journals And Newspapers. Since I Was From Engineering Background, Answer Writing Was A Challenging Discourse For Me. However, Regular Tests Conducted In Classroom On Weekly Basis Made Me Confident And Exam Ready. I Received A Personalized Guidance, Which Was Highly Qualitative, Enriching, Applied And Exam Focused.


VIJAY TANEJA (DAS-2015)
VIJAY TANEJA (DAS-2015)

I Was A Novice In Answer Writing In Sociology When I Met Vikash Ranjan Sir For The First Time 2 Years Back In 2014. However I Got Constant Guidance, Support And Motivation From Vikash Sir And Consistently Fetched Good Score In Sociology Optional In Both The Years (cse 2014- 261 Marks And Cse 2015- 262 Marks) And Finally Found A Place In Civil Services. I Found His Approach And Discussions Very Applied, Which Was Highly Interactive And Exam Oriented. He Gives Personal Attention On Each And Every Student. Would Really Like To Thank Vikash Sir For His Constant Guidance In Sociology, Essay And Interview And All Support In Improving Answer Writing In Gs.


SATYA PRAKASH (IAS-2015)
SATYA PRAKASH (IAS-2015)

I would like to Thank Vikash Ranjan Sir, for his personal guidance that I received from him in preparation of SOCIOLOGY. In changed pattern of Civil Services Exam, Application Focused Approach of Vikash Ranjan Sir has no match in Coaching Field in Delhi. He has taken a brilliant step of shifting from regular coaching to Personal guidance mode. His Notes and methods suggested are the most relevant. I RECOMMEND EXAM FOCUSED-APPLICATION FOCUSED APPROACH OF VIKASH SIR to future aspirant of Civil Services.


TUSHAR NARAYAN (IRS-2016)
TUSHAR NARAYAN (IRS-2016)

I am thankful to Vikash Ranjan Sir for all his guidance and support for Sociology and INSIGHTS for Answer Writing in GS & Essay. Analysis of CONTEXT OF THE QUESTIONS by VIKASH RANJAN SIR was simply great! His problem solving approach is very insightful. My take to the future CSE takers - Take as many MOCK TEST as possible & do analyze the mocks & replicate the learnings in the EXAMINATION. Almost 100% questions of CSE MAINS 2016 SOCIOLOGY PAPER was directly or indirectly was sourced from the test series conducted by Vikash Ranjan Sir.


ANURAG VATS (IPS-2012)
ANURAG VATS (IPS-2012)

“Coming from ENGINEERING background, I didn't had academic knowledge about society and its problems. So, I was curious and interested to know about society in general, where Sociology could help me in. Sociology further helped in Essay Paper, GS and Interview. So effort in one subject can be used very efficiently to score marks in others. For Guidance in SOCIOLOGY I met Vikash Ranjan Sir. I Found “Facilitative Style of Teaching” and “EXAM FOCUS APPROACH” of Vikash Sir very beneficial for Preparation of Sociology Optional. His Focus on each & every aspect of Syllabus linked with Current Social Structure and Change helped me crack this exam in very FIRST ATTEMP. His Guidance in ANSWER WRITING and Prediction about Questions in CSE Examination is really excellent”


ANSHUL GUPTA (IAS-2012)
ANSHUL GUPTA (IAS-2012)

VIKASH RANJAN SIR is a versatile genius in the studies and analysis of Sociology. Knowledge and Experience gained from writing books and teaching for Civil Service Examinations makes him a versatile genius. His Sociology Notes are Excellent and exam ready. He has guided many students to achieve their mission of civil service. In the Civil Service Exam 2012 his guidance has helped me to reserve my dream space in the final list.


SHASANKA ALA (IAS-2013)
SHASANKA ALA (IAS-2013)

I Thank Vikash Sir for his Guidance in “SOCIOLOGY”, “Essay” & “Interview”. When I met Vikash Sir, I was confused regarding my Preparation, particularly writing Skill. His “Exam Focus Approach” & “Facilitative Style of Teaching” helped me gain confidence. I focused heavily on “Writing Practice” and finally got a Rank in CSE 13 to Join IAS. Knowledge & Understanding of Indian Society helped me perform better in “Essay and Interview”. I mostly relied on Class Discussions and Printed Materials of Vikash Sir. I supplemented it with NCERT Books, “Fundamentals of Sociology” For Paper-I & “Applied Sociology” for Paper-II, IGNOU Notes.


S.R MOHANTY (IAS-2014)
S.R MOHANTY (IAS-2014)

I am grateful to VIKASH RANJAN SIR for the support I received throughout the preparation. Apart from the theoretical inputs in SOCIOLOGY & ESSAY, I think VIKASH SIR scores over others in providing extensive and regular answer-writing practice. HIS lectures gave me a sense of discipline and writing practice provided me tremendous confidence in writing Main examinations. Time Management & Managing the unexpected Application Oriented Questions were the most important aspect in this preparation, I learnt at Classes of Vikash Sir. His Teaching Method is interactive, innovative and wholesome.


PAWAN M. BANSOD (IPS-2015)
PAWAN M. BANSOD (IPS-2015)

I Did Sociology For Ias Course Provided By Vikash Ranjan Sir And Learned The Art And Science Of Answer Writing. I Received A Qualitative Guidance, Which Was Applied, Contemporary And Focused. My Success Would Not Have Been Possible Without The Constant Support And Guidance That I Received From Him. The Application Of Theories And Concepts In Current Context And Regular One On One Interaction By Vikash Sir On Sociological Issues Powers Aspirant With Right Approach And Confidence. His Guidance In Essay, Gs Iv And Interview Was Also Very Helpful To Me. Hope, Vikash Sir Continues To Churn Out Outstanding Results In The Future Too. I Appreciate And Recommend Vikash Sir's Guidance To All Future Aspirants, Particularly Ias Aspirants From Maharashtra, Who Comes Mostly From Engineering And Medical Background And Requires Constant Support Till Success.


KIRAN JADHAV (IPS-2015)
KIRAN JADHAV (IPS-2015)

Although I Was Associated With Vikash Ranjan Sir Throughout My Preparation, Vikash Sir's Classroom Course In Sociology & Essay And Guidance In G S Answer Writing And Interview Was Very Helpful. The Applied Class Discussions Of Sociology, Regular Class Tests And Mains Test Series Was Strictly Contribution Of 263 Marks Is Key Factor In My Selection. I Found His Teaching And Guidance Very Qualitative, Which Was Highly Interactive And Focused On Exam With Due Personal Attention. I Highly Recommend Vikash Sir's Guidance To All Future Aspirants, Particularly Ias Aspirants From Maharashtra, KIRAN JADHAV Who Comes From Very Humble Academic Background. Thank You Very Much Sir. IPS-2015


MANAS BAJPAI (IRS-2016)
MANAS BAJPAI (IRS-2016)

I would like to convey my heartiest gratitude to VIKASH Ranjan Sir for his immense contribution towards my preparation for CSE 2016. The study material was very structured and relevant. The Test Series simulated the exam format and conditions perfectly and gave me confidence. Moreover, Vikash Ranjan Sir provided a way to keep up regular practice and application of sociological concepts and theories and interacted regularly on specific topics. He went out of their way to help all students understand fundamental concepts and took us through several well-planned and thorough practice sessions. Over one year, Vikash Ranjan Sir has guided and supported me in every way for accomplishment of my dreams. . Thank you very much sir for all your guidance and support.


ANSHUL SINGH (IPS-2016)
ANSHUL SINGH (IPS-2016)

I attribute my success in Civil Services Examination 2016 to Vikash Ranjan Sir. He provided ample individual attention and developed a comfortable and accommodating atmosphere inside the classroom during discussions. His one on one doubt session helped us not only in Sociology and Essay, but also in General studies. He was available 24/7, self or on telephone and didn't hesitate to clear one's doubts even at odd hours. Thank you for all the help and hard work


ISHAN P SINGH (IAS-2016)
ISHAN P SINGH (IAS-2016)

Vikash Ranjan Sir is one of the best teachers to guide for Answer Writing Improvement in Sociology. After dismal performance in CSE Mains 2015, I joined Vikash Ranjan Sir's Classes for Sociology Answer Writing Skill Development and Essay for IAS Course for CSE 2016 Mains. I had very positive experience. His personal one on one interactions and suggestion helped me a lot to get command over answer writing as well as improved novelty in the answers. No serious candidate serioue miss his guidance . The study material provided by him is Comprehensive, up-to-date and relevant If you study different materials you will find that materials of Vikash Ranjan Sir is far ahead in terms content quality and elaboration. Material is prepared and updated by Vikash Ranjan Sir. So the content is not only authentic but refined also. It fulfills the actual and instant need of any candidate as per the latest pattern, syllabi and structure of the examination. Thank You very much Sir.


RAJU (IRTS-2012)
RAJU (IRTS-2012)

SOCIOLOGY as an optional demands Exam Centric Approach. I Opted sociology as my subject after prelim. Thanks to Vikash Sir for his guidance and quality Notes which helped me to get a Rank in CSE 12 Rankers List. His notes are to the point and updated with current Studies, Theories, Views and examples. His AWST-Test Series made me confident and exam ready. Through Tutorial Style of Teaching, Vikash Ranjan Sir Maintains personal relation with Students. Regularly gives Personal Feedback, which helps in quality enrichment of answers.


KUMAR PRIYATAMA (IRS-2015)
KUMAR PRIYATAMA (IRS-2015)

I THANK Vikash Sir for personal guidance and constant Support to me in preparation of Sociology & Essay. He is highly updated and hard working faculty. He simplified Learning of Sociology with examples from Indian Society. His Application Focused Approach helped me getting insight into relevance of thinkers in present society. I wish him to continue with his novel teaching approach and strategy so that future aspirants could also be benefited.


BENSION S. N (IRS-2015)
BENSION S. N (IRS-2015)

I Had A Very Fruitful Experience With Vikash Ranjan Sir, And I Found His Discussion Classes To Be Very Applied And Updated. Vikash Sir Played A Very Crucial Role In My Success, Especially With Regards To My Answer Writing Skill Development. He Provided Me With Valuable Guidance, Motivation And Quality Study Materials Which Greatly Lessened The Burden Of Preparing For Cse Mains Examination. He Offers A Pre-planned Fixed Schedule For Tests And Provides Quality Discussions Of Each And Every Question. I Applied His Approach In General Studies And Essay Too. The Daf Analysis Sessions And One-on-one Mock Session Was Very Helpful In Gaining Confidence For Personality Tests.Thank You So Much Sir!


PRAVEEN JINDAL (IRS-2015)
PRAVEEN JINDAL (IRS-2015)

I owe a good deal of my success to Vikas Ranjan Sir. Thank you so much Sir..Personal interaction with you was really a game changer. Moreover u always made the complicated things very straight and easy to understand. Sociology, in which I was in trouble, because of non performance in earlier attempts, well commanded in CSE 15 under your guidance. Sir, Your dedication towards success of your students is phenomenal. I am honored to be ur student...


HARSH CHIRANIA (IFS-2015)
HARSH CHIRANIA (IFS-2015)

I owe great deal of my success to Vikash Ranjan Sir for his continuous support right from mains to Interview. My Carrier Aim is a reality today because of proficiency and expertise which Vikash Sir has in Sociology and Interview guidance and his immense faith in his students. I am deeply indebted to Sir for giving me Right kind of approach and applied knowledge which has helped me in improving my performance in Sociology and Interview.


ARVIND SINGH (IRS-2014)
ARVIND SINGH (IRS-2014)

I would like to Thank Vikash Sir for his rightful Guidance for answer writing in Sociology. I did SOCIOLOGY AWST Course and I received a qualitative guidance, which was highly INTERACTIVE AND APPLICATION FOCUSED, with due PERSONAL ATTENTION. The exhaustive coverage of CURRENT SOCIOLOGICAL INPUTS, regular answer writing practice coupled with an excellent teaching methodology is USP of Vikash Sir’s Classes.Hope, He continues to churn out outstanding results in the future too.


SURJIT S GAUTAM (IRS-2016)
SURJIT S GAUTAM (IRS-2016)

I would really like to thank VIKASH RANJAN SIR for his constant support and guidance throughout our course "SOCIOLOGY FOR IAS 2016". His methods along with the content helped me in fetching good score, better than last attempt. VIKASH SIR was always available for simplifying complicated topics and clearing my doubts. Study material provided by him is also quite good. He helped in practicing all kinds of questions and preparing for anything that can be asked in mains examination. Most importantly I learned from him how to deal with dynamic and Applied questions. I recommend Vikash Sir's classes to all future aspirants.


AVHAD NIVRUTI (IRS-2016)
AVHAD NIVRUTI (IRS-2016)

I am bereft of words to thank Vikash Ranjan Sir for helping me achieve this accolade in Civil Services Examination through his guidance in SOCIOLOGY and ESSAY and GS Answer Writing. I found him always eager to help aspirants. His study material for Sociology, Applied Discussions, One on One Interaction, Doubt Clearance Sessions tremendously helped me in improvement of my score in CSE 2016. Improvement of more than 100 marks. His holistic guidance played a vital role in my success. He was very supportive and encouraging all through my preparation days. I highly recommend all future aspirants with sociology optional to go for Vikash Ranjan's Classes. Don't experiment without of Date Methods and Approach in Sociology Preparation. Follow Vikash Ranjan Sir's Applied Approach. Thank You very much for all support..


SAHIL SARANGAL (IRS-2016)
SAHIL SARANGAL (IRS-2016)

Vikash Ranjan's Sir guidance turned out be an excellent decision in course of preparation for Civil Services for me. Though I had joined Vikash Sir for "SOCIOLOGY FOR IAS" his Guidance helped me greatly in Essay and GS Mains too. His application focused Approach makes things easier in sociolofy. I joined the ANSWER ARITING SKILL TRAINING batch in August last year. The best thing about Vikash Sir is that he is very invested in your success, he want you to win and win with your own excellence. I am glad that I could get his guidance during my journey of Civils preparation . I am Thankful to Vikash Sir for all support and guidace.



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