NWFP PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR THE POSTS OF PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE (BPS-17) 2008
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
NOTE: Attempt any FIVE questions All questions carry EQUAL marks.
Q. 1 Elaborate the theory of religion by Max Weber and explain the role of religion in emergence of capitalist societies.
Q. 2 A science is to be judge by the criteria “the reliability of the body of knowledge, its organization and its method”. How for does the sociology stand to test of above criteria.
Q. 3 Discuss: (a) Family based economic activities. (b) Sociological causes of a generation gap.
Q. 4 Carefully distinguish between the following pairs. (Any four)
(a) Social change and Cultural change. (b) Social Norms and Social Values. (c) Basic science and applied science. (d) Cultural Uniformities and Cultural Variability’s. (e) Power and Authority.
Q. 5 Differentiate between conflict and competition; also explain various causes of conflict among Pukhtoon society and what remedial steps do you suggest to overcome these conflicts.
Q. 6 Explain following concepts in brief no detail is needed.
1 Ethnocentrism. 2. Drug abuse. 3. Research design. 4. Endogamy. 5. Subculture. 6. Deviant behavior. 7. Cultural lag. S. Social interaction. 9. Social problem. 10.Diffusion.
Q.7 Explain the relation of the following concepts.
Social change –> Close Social system –> Resistance
Social change –> Open social system –> Acceptance.