WBCS(Main)- 1991 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 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.