FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2006 – SOCIOLOGY
TIME ALLOWED: 3 HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including Question No.8, Which is Compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.
Q.1. What is the role of C.W. Mills in the development of Frankfurt school of conflict theory? Where and how he differs from his contemporaries? Discuss with evidence.
Q.2. What is the research design? What type of research design can be used for studying the problems of drug addiction/HIV/AIDS in Pakistani society? Discuss with examples.
Q.3. Rural-Urban migration is causing labour-drain from rural communities. What problems this situation is creating in the labour market of rural communities. As a subject scholar, what solutions do you suggest to minimize these problems? Discuss with examples.
Q.4. There is a thesis that “the development programmes/ strategies to change the fate of a poor farming community in rural Pakistan are not based upon the evidence-based policy. Therefore, a failure in this regard is being faced for the last several decades”. How do you support this thesis? Make an evidence-based argument in the light of different evaluations/assessments made for rural development in Pakistan.
Q.5. What role biradri/caste system is playing in decision making on political issues especially local bodies elections in rural areas of Pakistan? How this biradri-based political organization influences the community development process? Discuss in the light of issues/conflicts arising from the situation and their impact on the individual, family, and society.
Q.6. Define social institution. What is the significance of family, religion, and education as institutions in the process of socialization? Explain your answer with examples from Pakistan society.
Q.7. Write short notes on the following: a) Drug Abuse b) Social Conflicts