Non-sociology candidates can also do selective study of some of these files for GS, Essay, Interview preparation, depending on their time n mood (e.g. MPS 003 Democracy and Development, MSOE-003 Diaspora, ESO-16 Social problems of India).
- Essential (Free) softwares and instructions
- Download links
- INDEX IGNOU BA Sociology
- ESO-11: The Study of Society
- ESO-12 Society in India
- ESO-13 Sociological Thought
- ESO-14 Society and Stratification
- ESO-15 Society and Religion
- ESO-16 Social Problems in India
- Index IGNOU MA Sociology
- MPS-003 India Democracy and Development
- MSO-001 Sociological Theories and Concepts
- MSO-002 Research Methodologies and Methods
- MSO-003 Sociology of Development
- MSO-004 Sociology in India
- MSOE-001 Sociology of Education
- MSOE-002 Diaspora and Transnational Communities
- MSOE-003 Sociology of Religion
- MSOE-004 Urban Sociology
- Syllabus: UPSC Sociology (Mains) Paper 1
- Syllabus: UPSC Sociology (Mains) Paper 2
Internet contains lot of (legally) free and important study-material for various optional subjects of UPSC. This is my attempt to combine everything at once place for quick convenient download. This article contains download links following:
- IGNOU BA and MA Sociology (Direct download of whole sets/courses, no registration required)
- Last 34 years’ official UPSC mains question papers for Sociology (1979-2012)
- Topper Kshitij Tyagi (AIR 148/CSE 2011)’s handwritten notes for Sociology paper 1
- NCERT Sociology class 12 (Two books)
- NIOS study material for Sociology
Keep in mind that not everything covered under IGNOU BA/MA would be relevant for the given subject. For example, IGNOU MA Public Administration contains lengthy course on Human Resources, but majority of its chapters are not included in the UPSC’s Public Administration syllabus. Therefore, while preparing for optional subjects, whatever you study from IGNOU (or any book), always keep the UPSC syllabus in mind.
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INDEX IGNOU BA Sociology
ESO11: The Study of Society
- Nature and Scope of Sociology
- Basic Concepts in Sociology
- Simple Societies
- Complex Societies
- Nature of Socialisation
- Agencies of Socialisation
- Processes of Education
- Educational Institutions
- Economy and Technology
- Production Processes
- Distribution Processes
- Consumption Pattern
- Stateless Societies
- State in Traditional Societies
- State in Modern Societies
- State and Other Institutions
- Religious Beliefs and Practices
- Culture I : Main Characteristics
- Culture II : Diversity and Change
- Concepts of Social Structure
- Social Roles
- Social Networks
- Social Functions
- Social Stratification
- Social Control
- Social Deviance
- Social Conflict
- Social Change
- Social Development
ESO-12 Society in India
- Unity and Diversity
- Rural Social Structure
- Village and the Outside World
- Patterns of Urbanisation
- Urban Social Structure
- Family and its Types
- Marriage and its Changing Patterns
- Rural Economy
- Urban Economy
- Rural and Urban Poverty
- National Politics
- Regional and State Polities
- Hindu Social Organisation
- Muslim Social Organisation
- Christian Social Organisation
- Sikh Social Organization
- Zoroastrian Social Organisation
- Caste Structure and Regional Patterns
- Caste – Continuity and Change
- The Scheduled Castes
- Class in India
- Backward Classes
- Tribes Social Structure – I
- Tribes Social Structure-II
- Religion in Tribal Societies
- Tribes and Modernization in India
- Status of Women in India
- Women s movements in India
- Women and Work
- Women and Education
- Contemporary Women s Issues Health and Legal Aspects
- Ethnic Relations and Conflicts
- Social Movements
- Development Planning and Change
- Ecology and the Future of Society
ESO-13 Sociological Thought
- Emergence Of Sociology In Europe
- Founding Fathers – I
- Founding Fathers-II
- History And Development Of Sociology In India -I
- History And Development Of Sociology In India – II
- Historical Materialism
- Forces, Relations and Modes of Production
- Class and Class Conflict
- Dialectics and Social Change
- Sociology as Science
- Comparative Method
- Collective Representations
- Forms of Social Solidarity
- Ideal Types
- Religion And Economy
- Power And Authority
- Methodology Marx, Durkheim And Weber
- Religion Durkheim And Weber
- Division of Labour — Durkheim And Marx
- Capitalism Weber & Marx
- Concept of Culture and Function-Malinowski
- Magic, Science and Religion — Malinowski
- Concept of Social Structure Radcliffe
- Concept of Function -Radcliffe-Brown
- A Critique of Malinowski and Radcliffe-Brown
- The Concept Of Social System — Parsons
- Functionalism And Social Change — Parsons
- Manifest And Latent Function — Merton
- Theory Of Reference Group — Merton
- Critique Of Parsons And Merton
ESO-14 Society and Stratification
- Social Stratification- Meaning and Approaches
- Approaches to Social Stratification
- Caste and Class in India
- Stratification- Implications of Gender and Ethnicity
- Marx and Weber
- Parsons and Davis
- Coser and Dahrendorf on Social Classes
- Theories of Stratification- Towards A Synthesis Lenski, Luhmann, Berghe
- Ethnicity as a Basis of Stratification
- Tribal Ethnicity- The North-East
- Religious Ethnicity- The Case of the Punjab
- Linguistic Ethnicity in India
- Gender as a Basis of Discrimination
- Formation of Gender Identities
- Gender Status and Power
- Women’s Empowerment- Some Illustrations
- The Basis of Caste Hierarchy- Purity and Pollution
- Dimensions of Caste- Rituals and Power
- Caste Identity- Attributional and Interactional Approaches
- Caste Dynamics- Economic and Political
- Status of Dalits
- Other Backward Classes
- Scheduled Tribes
- Marginalised Groups and Their Changing Status
- Agrarian Class Structure
- Industrial Classes
- Middle Classes in India
- Class Conflict
- Concepts and Forms of Social Mobility
- Social Mobility in Caste and Class
- Factors and Forces of Social Mobility
- Consequences of Social Mobility
ESO-15 Society and Religion
- Sociology and the Study of Religion
- Evolutionary Theories of Religion
- Functionalist Theories of Religion
- The Study of Religious Beliefs
- The Study of Religious Symbols
- Comparative Sociological Theories of Ritual
- Ritual-I- A Case Study from Africa
- Ritual-II- A Case Study from South-East Asia
- Civil Religion
- Religion and the Economic Order
- Religion and Politics/State
- Religious Organisations- Sects, Cults and Denominations
- Religious Specialists- Shamans, Priests and Prophets
- Religion- Social Stability and Change
- Fundamentalism- Some Case Studies
- Secularism and Secularisation
- Religious Pluralism in India- As Fact and Value
- Tribal Religion- Two Case Studies
- Jainism and Buddhism
- Medieval Religious Movements I- Bhakti and Sufism
- Medieval Religious Movements I- Veerashaivism
- Modern Religious Movements II- Arya Samaj
- Modern Religious Movements II- Ramakrishna Mission
- Life Cycle Rituals-I- Birth and Marriage
- Life Cycle Rituals-II- Death
- Social Significance of Pilgrimages
- Social Significance of Religious Festivals
- Fundamentalism, Communalism and Secularism
ESO-16 Social Problems in India
- Social Transformation and Problems
- Approaches and Paradigms
- Social ProblemsThe Indian Context
- Social Demography
- Changing Family Structure
- Labour Industrial
- Labour Rural
- Labour Women
- Labour Children
- Poverty and its Social Dynamics
- Crime and Delinquency
- Drug Addiction and Alcoholism
- Violence and Terrorism
- Youth Identity And Alienation
- The Aged
- Scheduled Castes
- Scheduled Tribes
- Land Access, Control and Management
- Water Access, Control and Management
- Forests Access, Control and Management
- Role of the State and Other Associations
INDEX IGNOU MA Sociology
MPS-003 India Democracy and Development
- National Movement
- Development Models
- Constitution And Social Transformation
- Political Economy
- Economy-Structure And Growth
- Bureaucracy, Police, Army
- Self Government
- Political Parties
- Workers And Peasents
- Interest Groups
- Caste, Regligion, Language
- Civil Society
- Human Development
- Regional Imbalances
- Economic Reforms
- Religious Politics
- Democracy And Development-Assessment
MSO-001 Sociological Theories and Concepts
- Social Theory and its Context
- Concept and Theory
- Theory and Paradigm
- Social Construction of Reality
- Concept and Theories of Structure
- Structure and Function
- Structure, Function and Neo-Functionalism
- The Conceptual and Theoretical Issues of Power
- Class and Legitimacy
- Power- Functional Perspective
- Power and Institutions
- Evolution, Development and Function of Capitalism
- Rationality, Work and Organisation
- Entrepreneurship and Capitalism
- Freedom and Liberty
- State; Power as Elaborated by Marx, Weber, Parsons and Others
- Civil Society and Democracy
- Conceptualising Ethnicity
- Construction of Identities
- Boundaries and Boundary Maintenance
- Concepts of Difference and Inequality
- Gender and Social Stratification
- Theories of Origin of Caste System
- Theories of Modernisation and Modernity
- Tradition and Modernity
- Post Structuralism and Post Modernism
MSO-002 Research Methodologies and Methods
- Logic of Inquiry in Social Research
- Empirical Approach
- Diverse Logic of Theory Building
- Theoretical Analysis
- Issues of Epistemology
- Philosophy of Social Science
- Positivism and its Critique
- Comparative Method
- Feminist Approach
- Participatory Method
- Types of Research
- Methods of Research
- Elements of Research Design
- Sampling Methods and Estimation of Sample Size
- Measures of Central Tendency
- Measures of Dispersion and Variability
- Statistical Inference- Tests of Hypothesis
- Correlation and Regression
- Survey Method
- Survey Design
- Survey Instrumentation
- Survey Execution and Data Analysis
- Field Research – I
- Field Research – II
- Reliability, Validity and Triangulation
- Qualitative Data Formatting and Processing
- Writing up Qualitative Data
- Using Internet and Word Processor
- Using SPSS for Data Analysis Contents
- Using SPSS in Report Writing
- Tabulation and Graphic Presentation- Case Studies
- Guidelines to Research Project Assignment
MSO-003 Sociology of Development
- Development and Progress-Economic and Social Dimensions
- Change, Modernisation and Development
- Social, Human and Gender Development
- Sustainable Development
- Liberal Perspective on Development
- Marxian Perspective on Development
- Gandhian Perspective on Development
- Dependency Theory of Underdevelopment
- Social and Human Development
- Gender Perspective on Development
- Ecology, Environment and Development
- Population and Development
- Economic, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation
- Liberalisation and Structural Adjustment Programme
- Globalisation, Privatisation and Indigenous knowledge
- WTO, GATT, GATS- Capital and Human Flows
- Dimensions of Knowledge Society- Issues of Access and Equity
- Critique of Knowledge Society
- Changing Roles of Media and ICTs on Employment
- Dam and Displacement
- Green Peace Movement
- People Science Movement
- Civil Society Movements and Grassroots Initiatives
MSO-004 Sociology in India
- Social Background of the Emergence of Sociology in India
- Emergence of the Discipline -Issues and Themes
- Village Studies in India
- The Colonial Perspective
- Brahminical Perspective
- View from the Field
- Ambedkar and Lohia on Caste
- Census Perspective
- The Household and the Family
- The Household as a Cooperative—Conflicting Unit
- Marriage and Its Changing Patterns
- Descent and Alliance Approaches to the Study of Kinship in India
- Agrarian Classes and Categories
- The Working Class
- The Middle Class
- Gender, Caste and Class
- Tribe, Territory and Common Property Resources
- Tribe and Caste
- Elwin and Ghurye’s Perspectives on Tribes
- Social Differentiation among Tribes
- Religion and Politics
- Religion and Culture
- Cohesive and Divisive Dimensions of Religion
- Social Movements- Meanings and Dimensions
- Types of Social Movements
- Peasants Movements
- New Social Movements
MSOE-001 Sociology of Education
- The Concept of Education
- Theoretical Approaches
- Thinkers on Education- I
- Thinkers on Education- II
- Education Knowledge and Power
- Politics of Educational Curriculum
- Education, Nation-building, State and Ideology
- Education and Socialization
- Education and Social Change
- Education and Social Mobility
- Role of Education in Social and Human Development Emerging Perspectives
- Role of Education for Empowerment of the Marginalized
- Education and the Policy of Positive Discrimination and Affirmative Action
- Education Pluralism and Multiculturalism
- Education in SAARC Countries Case Studies-1
- Education in Europe Case Studies-2
- Education Expansion and Growth
- Constitutional Provisions and Educational Policies in India
- Universalization of Elementarv Education
- Crises in lndian Higher Education
- Expansion of Professional Education and Private Sector
- WTO, GATS, ICTS and Higher Education
- Education Social Commitment vs. Commodification
- Social and Philosophical Foundations of Open and Distance Learning
- Critical Issues in Open and Distance Learning
- ODL Problems and Prospects
MSOE-002 Diaspora and Transnational Communities
- Conceptual Understanding of Indian Diaspora and Transnational Studies
- Approaches to the Study of Indian Diaspora
- Diasporic Communities of the World
- Migration and Settlement of Indians Abroad
- Indian Emigration During Colonial Rule
- Post Independence Patterns of Migration
- Indians in the Carribean
- Indian Diaspora in Africa
- Indian Diaspora in South and South East Asia
- Indian Diaspora in Europe
- Indian Diaspora in the New World North America
- Indians in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji
- Indian Diaspora in West Asia
- Immigration and Emigration Policies and their Implications
- lndian State and Diaspora
- Socio-Cultural Linkages Between lndian Diaspora
- lndian Diaspora-Homeland Linkages
- lndian Diaspora in Cyberspace
- Indian Diasporic Writing
- Popular Perception
- Identity, Nation-State and Diaspora
- Sub-National Identities and Diaspora
- Globalisation, Nationalism and Transnational Communities
MSOE-003 Sociology of Religion
- Religion – Sociological Perspectives
- Anthropological Approaches
- Historical and Comparative Approach
- RELIGION- PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES
- Marxian Theory
- Durkheim and Functionalism
- Weber and the Question of Meaning
- M N Srinivas – The Coorgs
- Evans Pritchard- The Nuer
- T N Madan- Non- Renunciation
- Sudhir Kakar- Shamans, Mystics and Doctors
- Peter Berger- Phenomenology of Religion
- Clifford Geertz- Cultural Analysis
- Levi-Strauss– Totemism
- Jainism and Buddhism
- Secularism and Secularization
- Communalism and Fundamentalism
- Religious Conversion
- Transcendental Meditation
- Hare Krishna Movement
- Radhasoami Satsang
- Sai baba of shirdi
MSOE-004 Urban Sociology
- What is Urban Sociology
- Urban Centre, Urbanisation and Urban Growth
- City and Metropolis
- Rural-Urban Continuum
- Invasion, Succession, Concentration, Centralization and Segregation
- Models of Urban Growth Concentric Zones, Sectors, Multiple Nuclei, Explai tative, Syrn bolic
- Social Area Analysis and Recent Advances
- Ancient, Medieval and Colonial Cities Case Studies
- Typologies of Cities
- Temporal Evolution of Ancient, Modern, Pre-Industrial and Industrial Cities
- Functional Classification of Cities Commercial, Administrative and Pilgrimage Towns
- Trends and Pattern of Urbanisation
- Development of Urban Sociology
- Urban Sociology in lndia
- Level, Trends and Patterns
- Marriage, Family and Kinship
- Traditional Neighbourhoods and Modern Cities
- Urban lnf luences on Rural Areas
- Formal Sector
- Urban Informal Sector
- Changing Occupational Structure and Impact of Economic Liberalization
- Environment and Infrastructure
- Local Self Government and the Emergence of Voluntary Organisation
- Urban Planning
- Media and Urban Governance
Syllabus: UPSC Sociology (Mains) Paper 1
- Sociology – The Discipline:
- Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology.
- Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.
- Sociology and common sense.
- Sociology as Science:
- Science, scientific method and critique.
- Major theoretical strands of research methodology.
- Positivism and its critique.
- Fact value and objectivity.
- Non- positivist methodologies.
- Research Methods and Analysis:
- Qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Techniques of data collection.
- Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.
- Sociological Thinkers:
- Karl Marx
- Historical materialism
- mode of production
- class struggle.
- Emile Durkheim
- Division of labour
- social fact
- Max Weber
- Social action
- ideal types
- Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.
- Talcolt Parsons
- Social system
- pattern variables.
- Robert K. Merton
- Latent and manifest functions
- conformity and deviance
- reference groups.
- Mead – Self and identity.
- Karl Marx
- Stratification and Mobility:
- Theories of social stratification
- Structural functionalist theory
- Marxist theory
- Weberian theory
- Social stratification of class
- status groups
- ethnicity and race.
- Social mobility
- open and closed systems
- types of mobility
- Sources and causes of mobility.
- Works and Economic Life:
- Social organization of work in different types of society
- slave society,
- feudal society,
- industrial /capitalist society.
- Formal and informal organization of work.
- Labour and society.
- Social organization of work in different types of society
- Politics and Society:
- Sociological theories of power.
- Power elite, bureaucracy, pressure groups, and political parties.
- Nation, state, citizenship, democracy, civil society, ideology.
- Protest, agitation, social movements, collective action, revolution.
- Religion and Society:
- Sociological theories of religion.
- Types of religious practices:
- Religion in modern society
- religion and science
- religious revivalism
- Systems of Kinship:
- Family, household, marriage.
- Types and forms of family.
- Lineage and descent.
- Patriarchy and sexual division of labour.
- Contemporary trends.
- Social Change in Modern Society:
- Sociological theories of social change.
- Development and dependency.
- Agents of social change.
- Education and social change.
- Science, technology and social change.
Syllabus: UPSC Sociology (Mains) Paper 2
#1: Introducing Indian Society:
- Perspectives on the study of Indian society:
- Indology (GS. Ghurye).
- Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas).
- Marxist sociology (A R Desai).
- Impact of colonial rule on Indian society :
- Social background of Indian nationalism.
- Modernization of Indian tradition.
- Protests and movements during the colonial period.
- Social reforms.
#2: Social Structure
- Rural and Agrarian Social Structure:
- The idea of Indian village and village studies.
- Agrarian social structure – evolution of land tenure system, land reforms.
- Caste System:
- Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GSGhurye, M N Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille.
- Features of caste system.
- Untouchability – forms and perspectives.
- Tribal communities in India:
- Definitional problems.
- Geographical spread.
- Colonial policies and tribes.
- Issues of integration and autonomy.
- Social Classes in India:
- Agrarian class structure.
- Industrial class structure.
- Middle classes in India.
- Systems of Kinship in India:
- Lineage and descent in India.
- Types of kinship systems.
- Family and marriage in India.
- Household dimensions of the family.
- Patriarchy, entitlements and sexual division of labour.
- Religion and Society:
- Religious communities in India.
- Problems of religious minorities.
#3: Social Changes in India:
- Visions of Social Change in India:
- Idea of development planning and mixed economy.
- Constitution, law and social change.
- Education and social change.
- Rural and Agrarian transformation in India:
- Programmes of rural development, Community Development Programme, cooperatives, poverty alleviation
- Green revolution and social change.
- Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture .
- Problems of rural labour, bondage, migration.
- Industrialization and Urbanisation in India:
- Evolution of modern industry in India.
- Growth of urban settlements in India.
- Working class: structure, growth, class mobilization.
- Informal sector, child labour.
- Slums and deprivation in urban areas.
- Politics and Society:
- Nation, democracy and citizenship.
- Political parties, pressure groups, social and political elite.
- Regionalism and decentralization of power.
- Social Movements in Modern India:
- Peasants and farmers movements.
- Women’s movement.
- Backward classes & Dalit movement.
- Environmental movements.
- Ethnicity and Identity movements.
- Population Dynamics:
- Population size, growth, composition and distribution.
- Components of population growth: birth, death, migration.
- Population policy and family planning.
- Emerging issues: ageing, sex ratios, child and infant mortality, reproductive health.
- Challenges of Social Transformation:
- Crisis of development: displacement, environmental problems and sustainability.
- Poverty, deprivation and inequalities.
- Violence against women.
- Caste conflicts.
- Ethnic conflicts, communalism, religious revivalism.
- Illiteracy and disparities in education.
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