FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION – 2017 FOR RECRUITMENT TO POST IN BS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT – SOCIOLOGY
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART – I (MCQs): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART – I (MCQs): MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART – II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80
(i) Part – II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART – II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in Accordance with Q. No. in the Q. Paper.
(v) No Page / Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.
PART – II
Q.2 How evolutionary theories of sociology provide a stimulating gesture to transform societies? Compare and contrast the classical and neo-classical school of thoughts for understanding the phenomenon of social change.
Q.3 What are core elements which lead to develop rigorous research design in social research?
Q.4 Discuss in brief the socio-cultural factors that may enhance and retard the process of social and cultural change in societies.
Q.5 Marx and Weber theorized that modern society alienated people. How do their approaches contrast each other and how their concepts of alienation can be compared with Durkheim’s concept of anomic?
Q.6 What is the role of culture in the socialization of an individual to become a useful member of society? Discus what cultural patterns help to explain this phenomenon.
Q.7 Terrorism has become a real and potential threat to the global peace and stability. What role social scientists can play to combat their problem?
Q.8 Write notes on the following:
(A) Political economy of globalization
(B) Regional migration