Sociology Answer Writing Practice for IAS Mains

90 Days Answer Writing for Sociology

The idea is simple:

1. Prepare that week's concept

2. Write your answers(Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

3. Receive expert's feedback

4. Go through model answers (Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

5. Repeat next week

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2020 Sociology Paper 1 Sociology Paper 2

2019 Sociology Paper 1 Sociology Paper 2

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Model Answer will be uploaded the next day on the question page.

The 90 days answer writing initiative will help Sociology optional aspirants master their optional subject and excel in the UPSC Mains 2020.

The paper I of sociology covers the fundamentals of sociology and the development of the subject. Paper II covers the structure of Indian society and changes.

In these 90 days, the syllabus for Sociology optional will be comprehensively covered. The Syllabus is divided into weekly modules and the questions will be asked from the module syllabus for that week. 

What you'd achieve?

      • Develop Answer Writing Skills for Sociology Optional
      • Learn the Trend of UPSC Mains for Last Five Years
      • Overcome Your Doubts by discussions with Peers
      • Master Sociology optional for UPSC exam
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Weekly Syllabus

Week Paper Syllabus
Week 1 Paper 1 1. Sociology - The Discipline
2. Sociology as Science
3. Research Methods and Analysis
Week 2 Paper 2 A. Introducing Indian Society
(ii) Impact of colonial rule on Indian society
Week 3 Paper 1 4. Sociological Thinkers
(a) Karl Marx
(b) Emile Durkheim
(c) Max Weber
(d) Talcolt Parsons
(e) Robert K. Merton
(f) Mead
Week 4 Paper 2 B. Social Structure
(i) Rural and Agrarian Social Structure
(ii) Caste System:
(iii) Tribal communities in India
Week 5 Paper 1 5. Stratification and Mobility
Week 6 Paper 2 (iv) Social Classes in India
(v) Systems of Kinship in India
(vi) Religion and Society
Week 7 Paper 1 6. Works and Economic Life
7. Politics and Society
Week 8 Paper 2 C. Social Changes in India
(i) Visions of Social Change in India
(ii) Rural and Agrarian transformation in India
Week 9 Paper 1 8. Religion and Society
9. Systems of Kinship
Week 10 Paper 2 (iii) Industrialization and Urbanisation in India
(iv) Politics and Society
(v) Social Movements in Modern India
Week 11 Paper 1 10. Social Change in Modern Society
Week 12 Paper 2 (vi) Population Dynamics
(vii) Challenges of Social Transformation



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