WBCS(Main)- 1990 Sociology Paper -I Question Paper

                                             WEST BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE


                                                     SOCIOLOGY—Paper I

Time Allowed—3’ Hours                                                           Full marks—100

                                                             Group A

                                                  Answer any three questions.


1.   What is meant by social change ?   Indicate some of the main factors which cause such change.


2.   Distinguish between status and role.  What is role conflict ?


3.  How is religion related with  morality ?  What is the social role of religion ?


4.  How do primary groups differ from secondary groups ?   Give two examples eash of both types of group.


5.  Briefly explain the survey method of social research.


                                               Group B

                                  Answer any two questions.


6.  Distinguish  between  authority  and  power  and indicate the different types  of authority .  To  which type or types belongs the authority of the Pope ?


7.  Show how the   economic  processes of production and consumption are affected by social factors.


8.   Briefly discuss Marx’s contributions to sociology.