Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sociology tips

On my request, Ms. Aditi Singh(AIR 12) has provided some pointers on Sociology. I thank her for her contribution to the blog.
Beyond this I won't be able to answer any questions on Sociology

Reading List for Sociology (Main)
Shri. Upendra Gaur’s class notes
Sociology-Tom Bottomore
Sociology-Michael Haralambos
Classical Sociological Theory-George Ritzer
Tribal India-Nadeem Hasnain
Modernization of Indian Tradition-Yogendra Singh
Changing India-Robert Stern

A few tips:
1. Refer to IGNOU notes for the new topics introduced in Paper II
2. Make sure you mention case studies in Paper II answers
3. Make good notes on topics like ethnicity, religion, caste, environment, women’s movement, tribal movement, political parties, pressure groups, judiciary, etc. which are common to Political Science, Sociology, GS or Essay as it’ll help you to optimize your preparation.
5. Read the questions carefully in both optionals before answering. More often than not the second part of the questions would require a bit of original thinking beyond what you may have prepared.

35 comments:

  1. Hi Shubhra,

    I would be grateful to you if you(or friend) could provide some pointers on Geography.

    Regards,
    Sadiq

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  2. Hi Shubhra,

    Thanks to you & Aditi for the pointers on sociology..

    Can we ask few questions to Aditi pertaining to socio ?

    It would be of great help for all the students of socio if she can chip in with her inputs on the subject...Especially with dearth of ppl who can guide us on this subject..

    Thanks in advance

    Tushar Nikhare
    Pune

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  3. Hi Shubhra,

    Thanks to you & Aditi for the pointers on sociology..

    Can we ask few questions to Aditi pertaining to socio ?

    It would be of great help for all the students of socio if she can chip in with her inputs on the subject...Especially with dearth of ppl who can guide us on this subject..

    Thanks in advance

    Tushar Nikhare
    Pune

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  4. Hi Shubhra,

    Thanks to you & Aditi for the pointers on sociology..

    Can we ask few questions to Aditi pertaining to socio ?

    It would be of great help for all the students of socio if she can chip in with her inputs on the subject...Especially with dearth of ppl who can guide us on this subject..

    Thanks in advance

    Tushar Nikhare
    Pune

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  5. Hi Ma'am,

    Could you help me by providing a few tips from anyone you might know had taken philosophy as an optional.

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  6. This blog is blessed. No one ever took so much pain to clarify on the entire range of issues troubling the aspirants. Now that Ms.Aditi Singh threw her weight along, we are so much better off . Ma'am, thanks a lot.

    You can watch Ms.Aditi Singh , who is a mighty inspiration for my prep, on the following website:

    www.sriramsias.com

    High regards Shubra ma'am

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  7. Hello madam,
    I want any information from you regarding History Optional...tell me what you know generally and specially History in GS mains papers...
    Indrakumar HB

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  8. Dear Madam,

    Thanks a lot for helping people like us. Even I would be taking Geography as optionals and would request you or your friends who have taken Geograhy to suggest books that we need to refer for this subject.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Pradeep S

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  9. Maam,

    Can i request u to have a video bite of urs for more inspiration? If u have no objection, give us ur blessings in the video-format.

    Thanks in advance

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  10. Respected madam, I shall be appearing for Mains with Pub Adm. how should I do answer writing practice? Or should this time be spent cramming the facts and the study material? I had practised a few answers earlier.

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  11. post ur questions in relevant post

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  12. Hello mam......
    You're doing a magnificent job by guiding fellow aspirants.
    Madam...... Can you please provide some information regarding geography and philosophy as well after consulting any of your successful friends.
    They may be useful for many candidates.
    Thanking you in anticipation mam.

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  13. Hi Shubhra,

    I'll be appearing for Prelims in 2010. I have taken Sociology as my optional. It would be really helpful if Ms. Aditi Singh could provide pointers for prelims preparation too.

    Thanks,
    Deepika

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  14. hi madam, I am Pratap completed Electrical Engg. in ANDHRA UNIVERSITY in 2009 passed out.
    I haven't done any work till now(NO idea).
    I am aspiring for civils. IS it better to find some job & study or completely dedicate for coaching and studying from now.

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  15. plz post ur ques under relevant post

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  16. Ms. Aditi Singh won't be able to answer any of your queries.

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  17. thanks to both ms. aditi and shubhra maam

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  18. Does postal education on I.A.S effective as how a regular coaching centre is..ready to put in as much effort i can..

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  19. is distance education coaching enough for IAS preparations...

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  20. maam i am vaibhav from lucknow can u please ask somebody who have qualified ias and tell me which books to refer for geography as a prelims subject.
    thank you

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  21. I would love to invite all blog viewers to evaluate my answer above and bring out the corrections and suggestion for further improvement. You this support will be helpful for me and all of those who want to derive the max. benefit out of this thread.

    Thnaks & Regards
    Gautam

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  22. seldom those who have reached summit look at the path they have traversed,thinking that those climbing the mountain shudnt face the plights that i hv faced.thank you, for reflecting back and sensitizin us with ur expertise.4 me its enlightin to interact with my ideal self

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  23. Hi mam,

    Dis is my first comment on your blog. congrats on ur success.

    kamya

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  24. Hi Shubhra,

    Congrats for getting CSE 1st rank. As you have some friends putting forward some guidelines and usefull tips,books and authors for selected subjects, Can you please get same information for Economics as an optional. Since there are not many coaching institutes in Karnataka, it is difficult to get guidance here. Please help.

    Thanks,
    Jayashree

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  25. hello mam how r u............ u still in Masoorie???

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  26. thanks a lot madam.keep on guiding us

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  27. hello madam...this is suprith form shimoga (karnataka).
    now am preparing for 2011 CSE, please suggest me about general studies, where i will get the sources and how to make preparation about general studies.....

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