WBCS(Main)- 1991 Sociology Paper -I Question Paper

                                              WEST BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE

                                                    EXAMINATION—1991

                                                    SOCIOLOGY—Paper I

Time Allowed—3’ Hours                                                          Full marks—100

                                                                Group A

                                                    Answer any three questions.

 

1.  What role does conflict play in society ?   What are the factors that precipitate social conflict ?

 

2.  Briefly discuss Comte’s view of social evolution.

3.  What is meant by social control ?   What arc the main instruments of social control ?

 

4.  What is a group ?   Distinguish between an in-group and an out-group.

 

5.  Examine the advantages and limitations of observation as a method of social enquiry.

 

                                                           Group B

                                              Answer any two questions.

 

6.  How does Max Waber view the role of the bureaucracy in the political system ?   Do you agree with him ?

 

7.  Is the scientific attitude to nature and society compatible with the religious attitude to them ?  If not, which of the two attitudes is more conductive to human progress ?

 

8.  Discuss, in brief, the relation between sociological theory and empirical research.

 

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