JKPSC KAS Mains 2021 Sociology Paper 2:
Please read each of the following instructions carefully before attempting the paper.
(i) There are eight questions divided in two Sections and printed in English. Candidate has to attempt Five questions in All. Questions No. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, any Three are to be attempted choosing at least One question from each Section. The number of marks carried by a Question/Part is indicated against it. Answers must be written in English in Question-Cum-Answer (QCA) Booklet in the space provided.
(ii) Your answer should be precise and coherent.
(iii) If you encounter any typographical error, please read it as it appears in the text book.
(iv) Candidates are in their own interest advised to go through the general instructions on the back side of the title page of the Answer Script for strict adherence.
(v) No continuation sheets shall be provided to any candidate under any circumstances.
(vi) No blank page be left in between answer to various questions.
1. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each. (5 x 10 = 50)
(a) Discuss the pluralistic approach of G.S. Ghurye for studying Indian Society. (10)
(b) Examine the major Sociological Contributions of M.N. Srinivas. (10)
(c) Elucidate AR Desai’s account of the social background of Indian Nationalism. (10)
(d) Describe Louis Dumont’s approach to the study of caste. (10)
(e) Discuss and analyze the peasant uprisings in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. (10)
2. (a) Tribes have been often labelled as ‘Anti-development’. Comment in the context of the unrest in Central India. (20)
(b) Explain the intersections of caste with class and other factors as elucidated by Beteille. (15)
(c) Critically analyze land reforms in the Indian Agrarian Sector. (15)
3. (a) Describe the industrial class structure in India. (20)
(b) Critically examine A.M. Shah’s view on the family structure in India. (15)
(c) What are the problems faced by the religious minorities in India? (15)
4. (a) What are the barriers to women’s participation in the Labour Market. (20)
(b) Examine the role of vote banks in Indian Politics. (15)
(c) Discuss the significance of the Shah Bano and other similar cases in the context of the Uniform Civil Code. (15)
5. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each. (5 x 10 = 50)
(a) Justify the view that modernization in deeply rooted in tradition and the social structure in India. (10)
(b) Analyze the reasons for the lower enrollment and employment rates of the scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and minorities in various sectors in India. (10)
(c) Critically analyze the Green Revolution and its impact on health in India. (10)
(d) Explain the problems of migrant workers in India in the context of the Covid 19 Pandemic. (10)
(e) Critically analyze the National Population Policy 2020. (10)
6. (a) Slums are an integral part of Indian Cities. Comment. (20)
(b) What are the various factors that hinder women’s employment and development in India. (15)
(c) How does the Indian approach to secularism differ from the Western approach to secularism? (15)
7. (a) What are the various ways in which ethnicity becomes a source of conflict? (20)
(b) Describe the multidimensionality of poverty in India. (15)
(c) The two-child policy has adversely affected sex ratio in India. Comment. (15)
8. (a) Critically evaluate the role of the state in promoting education of the girl child in India. (20)
(b) Comment on the fifth schedule and the sixth schedule of the Constitution of India. (15)
(c) Evaluate the bottom-up approach in the context of development initiatives in India. (15)