FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2009 – SOCIOLOGY
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART-I(MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART-I (MCQS) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART-II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80
NOTE: (i) First attempt PART-I (MCQs) on separate OMR Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit
(PART-I MCQs) (COMPULSORY)
Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)
(i) Ferdinand Tonnies used the term ________ to refer to societies dominated by impersonal
relationships, individual accomplishment and self-interests.
(a) Society (b) Gesellschaft
(c) Community (d) Gemeinschaft
(ii) When the researcher asks the respondent face to face questions, this method is called ________.
(a) Interview Schedule (b) Questionnaire
(c) Observation (d) Interview guide
(iii) ________ is the process by which people learn all patterns of social life.
(a) Interaction (b) Communication
(c) Socialization (d) Dissemination
(iv) According to _______ all societies across the world are stratified.
(a) Anthropologists (b) Sociologists
(c) Economists (d) Political Scientists
(v) Biological characteristics distinguishing male from female is called ________.
(a) Hetrosexuality (b) Gender
(c) Sex (d) Homosexuality
(vi) A family consisting of step relations is called ________.
(a) Plural family (b) Joint family
(c) Extended family (d) Compound family
(vii) Power that people consider legitimate is known as _________.
(a) Force (b) Right
(c) Authority (d) Privilege
(viii) Mugging, rape and burglary are examples of _________ crimes.
(a) Organized crimes (b) General crimes
(c) Street crimes (d) Modern crimes
(ix) A norm is always enforced by sanctions.
(a) True (b) False
(x) Society is the largest and most complex group that sociologists study.
(a) True (b) False
(xi) Endogamy is the marriage among certain relatives.
(a) True (b) False
(xii) Social structure of a society is the net work of ___________.
(a) Institutional Relations (b) Value System
(c) Traditions (d) Compliance to norms
(xiii) Polygamy means __________.
(a) Several Husbands (b) Several Wives
(c) Several Marriages (d) Single Marriage
(xiv) Demography means _________.
(a) Male Population (b) Human Population
(c) Women Population (d) Adult Population
(xv) _________ is striving for equal treatment of women and men and for abolishing inequality.
(a) Feminism (b) Gender Studies
(c) Political Science (d) Law
(xvi) WID approach believes in:
(a) Gender mainstreaming (b) Gender Segregation
(c) Incorporating women in development activities (d) None of these
(xvii) Is Pakistan a signatory of CEDAW?
(a) Yes (b) No
(xviii) Human Rights pertain to caring for the rights of:
(a) Women (b) Men
(c) Minorities (d) All of these
(xix) Symbolic behavior of a person means __________.
(a) Meaningful behavior (b) Covert behavior
(c) Overt behavior (d) Significant behavior
(xx) Gerontology is the study of ___________.
(a) Human beings (b) Special groups
(c) Aged and Aging (d) All of these
NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q. Paper.
(iii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iv) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.
Q.2. Discuss the major contributions of Max Weber in understanding the society theoretically. (20)
Q.3. Define the term Social Research and explain the important steps of conducting Social Research. (20)
Q.4. Discuss migration as a Social Phenomenon. (20)
Q.5. Define the term “Social Change”. How it occurs in a traditional society? Discuss it in detail. (20)
Q.6. Karl Marx “Theory of Labor” discuss it in detail. (20)
Q.7. Define the term “Social Problem”. Discuss smuggling as a social problem in a society. (20)
Q.8. Define the term “Community” and discuss the important characteristics of a rural and urban community. (20)