FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2013 – 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. (i) Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate Circle on the OMR Answer Sheet. (20×1=20)
(ii) Answers given anywhere, other than OMR Answer Sheet, shall not be considered.
1. Socialization is: (a) Instinctive process (b) Personal social learning
(c) Building up of norms and values in the personality by groups (d) None of these
2. Who can be taken as early pure sociologist among the social thinkers?
(a) August comte (b) Ibn-e-Khaldun (c) Durkheim (d) None of these
3. Ascribed social status of a person is determined by:
(a) Biological inheritance (b) What he achieves (c) Contacts abroad (d) None of these
4. In Cultural Lag the part that moves slowly is called:
(a) Material culture (b) Symbolic culture (c) Sub-culture (d) None of these
5. The spread of cultural traits and patterns in space is called:
(a) Assimilation (b) Acculturation (c) Diffusion (d) None of these
6. A Stimulus-Response Condition between two persons is called:
(a) Exchange (b) Dialogue (c) Interaction (d) None of these
7. Polandry is a form of marriage in which:
(a) Many women marry one man (b) Many men are husbands of one woman
(c) One man marries a woman (d) None of these
8. A verified and verifiable proposition is called:
(a) Hypothesis (b) Design (c) Fact (d) None of these
9. Urbanism is:
(a) A process of migration (b) An attitude (c) Equal to urbanization (d) None of these
10. An operational definition of a concept is:
(a) Mediating variable (b) Guideline for the researcher in the field
(c) A formal or lexiographic (d) None of these
11. Culture is:
(a) What has been given to us by our fore fathers (b) Man-made part of environment
(c) Music, drama, dance etc. (d) None of these
12. Innovation is:
(a) Invention (b) Discovery (c) Both (a) and (b) (d) None of these
13. Emphasis in quantitative data is on:
(a) Validity (b) Reliability (c) Formal procedures (d) None of these
14. A sample is:
(a) A process of selecting items. (b) A smaller part representing the universe.
(c) Giving a few examples from population. (d) None of these
15. When two or more persons interact with each other, they form:
(a) Community (b) Group (c) Society (d) None of these
16. A social caste is always:
(a) Exogamous and open (b) Endogamous and closed (c) Both (a) and (b) (d) None of these
17. A cricket match is an example:
(a) Truce (b) Accomodation (c) Competition (d) None of these
18. A socially expected and approved behaviour is called:
(a) Folkway (b) Social norm (c) More (d) None of these
19. A push factor in migration means:
(a) People attracted by urban facilities (b) People forced by circumstances leaving
(c) Both (a) and (b) (d) None of these
20. An Interview Guide is:
(a) The person who guides the interview.
(b) A booklet that explains the dynamics of an interview.
(c) The list of topics to be covered in an interview.
(d) None 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. Heredity versus group influence has given birth to controversy in explaining socialization process. Where do you locate yourself in the theoretical debate? (20)
Q.3. Is Max Weber more relevant than Durkheim in today’s globalizing world? Discuss with reference to their theoretical contributions. (20)
Q.4. What is hypothesis? Develop a hypothesis and identify:
(a) independent variable(s), (b) dependent variable(s) and
(c) mediating variable (if any). (20)
Q.5. Define and differentiate between caste and class. Discuss the dynamics of classes in the existing feudal system. (20)
Q.6. Discuss as to how the process of social and cultural change in Pakistan can be accelerated? Your answer must include theoretically relevant factors in the rate of change. (20)
Q.7. Discuss the nature and genesis of institutions alongwith the change taking place in Pakistani family. (20)
Q.8. Write Comprehensive notes on any TWO of the following:
(i) Marxist influence on sociological theory
(ii) Determinates of social mobility
(iii) Institutionalized evasions
(iv) Social Planning