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Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPSC) Prelim - Sociology Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 22, 2013
Sociology syllabus of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) Prelim exam is given here.

Paper I
General Sociology:-


Sociology - Development of Sociology as a scientific discipline. Nature and importance of its study. Relations with other social sciences.

Methods of Study- Nature of social phenomena.Objectivity. Research designs. Methods of study and Techniques of data collection observation. Interview,Schedule, Questionnaire.

Sociological Thinkers - Contributions of- Augusie Contie, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber.

Individual and Society
- Social interaction, socialsystem, status and role, culture and personality.socialisation, conformity and deviance.

Social stratification - Concept and theories. Basis of social stratification, caste and class.

Social institutions
- Family, Marriage and kinship. Structure, functions and changing patterns.

Economic Institutions - Concept of property rights.Pre-industrial and industrial economic system. Indui ration and social change. Social determinants consequences of economic development.

Political Institutions - Concept of State and Bureaucracy. Democratic and authoritarian forms of Government. Leadership, Political parties and voting behaviour.

Religious Institutions - Concept of religion. Functions and dysfunctions of religion. Religion, magic and science.Change in religious out look-secularisation.

Social Change - Concept and theories. Factors of social change. Social structure and social change. Planned social change. Role of education in social change.Modernization,

PAPER-II

Indian Society :


Ideological basis:
Hindu social organization, Dharma, Ashram, Karma, Pursharths, Unity and diversity. Impact of Islam and Christianity.

Social Stratification:

Caste and Class:
Caste in relation to equality, social justice and mobility, Casteism. Agrarian and industrial class structure.

Family and marriage :
Family, marriage and kinship, Structure and functions, Joint fantily- its changing forms and disorganization. Marriage among Hindus, Muslims and Christians, Changing trends - Impact of legislations and socio-economic change.

Economic system:

Economic systems in different societies. Market economy, Jajmani system. Social determinants and consequences of economic development. Economic inequalities, exploitation and corruption.

Political system:
Political systems in traditional and modern societies
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