WBCS(Main)- 1997 Sociology Paper -I Question Paper

                                              WEST BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE


                                                    SOCIOLOGY—Paper I

Time Allowed—3’ Hours                                                                 Full marks—100


                Answer any three questions from Group A and any two from Group B.

                                                All Questions carry equal marks.

                                                                Group A

                                                    Answer any three questions.


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


2.  Point cut the main features of Durkheim’s contribution to sociology.


3.  Discuss the typology of social groups.


4.  How is religion related with morality ?   What is the social role o£ religion   ?


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


                                                         Group B

                                              Answer any two questions.


6.  How does Weber view the role of the bureaucracy an modern society ?   Do you agree with him.


7.  What is the role of work ethic in production ?   Give an estimate about the nature of work ethic in India with focus on West Bengal.


8.  Discuss Marx’s contribution to sociology.