WBCS Main Optional

WBCS Exam Main Optional Question Paper on Sociology [Paper II] - 2012


Optional Paper


Time Allowed-3 Hours                                Full Marks-100.

All questions carry eqal marks


Answer any three questions.

1.  Examine the fundamental unity of Indian socity in the midst of diversities.

2.  Analyse the dynamics of the caste system in India.

WBCS Exam Main Optional question Paper on Anthropology (Paper - I) - 2014


Optional Paper


Time allowed-3 Hours          Full Marks-100

If the questions attempted are in excess of the prescribed number, only the questions attempted first up to the prescribed number shall be valued and the remaining ones ignored.

Answer may be written either in English or in Bengali but all answers must be in one and the same language.


Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Zoology

ZOOLOGY : Paper – I :

Group A : Short/objective questions.

This group will cover the whole content of the Paper (I)

Group B :

Non-Chordata & Chordata

01. Outline classifications of Protozoa upto Phyla

02. Outline classifications of Porifera to Hemichordata upto classes.

03. Classification of chordata upto orders.

Non Chordata 

Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Statistics

STATISTICS : Paper – I :

Probability theory :

Definition of probability: Classical and relative-frequency approach to probability, Kolmogorov‘s Axiomatic definition (detailed discussion on discrete space only), limitations of Classical definition. Probability of union and intersection of events, Conditional probability and Independence of events, Bayes‘ Theorem and its applications

Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Sociology

SOCIOLOGY : Paper – I :

Fundamentals of Sociology  :

a) Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of Sociology.

b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.

c) Sociology and common sense.

Pathfinders of Sociology :

a) Karl Marx – Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.

Syllabus for WBCS Optional Paper - Psychology

PSYCHOLOGY : Paper – I  :

Basic psychological processes and development

Scope and Methods of Psychology - Biological basis of behaviour

2. Cognitive Processes:

A) Sensation: attributes of sensation, psychophysics (weber-Fechner Law), Methods of Pscychophysics

B) Attention: determinants of attention, fluctuation of attention, selectivity of attention

C) Perception: Movement, space, depth and time perception, perceptual organization, Gestalt View