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  • Crash Course classes to help students revise the syllabus before each test.
  • Answer writing classes with countdown are included in the crash course to inculcate exam-centric writing style.
  • Select Previous Year Questions are discussed in the crash course classes.
  • Techniques to write in crisp 250/130 words are discussed.
  • Most probable questions, based on Faculty’s PYQ analysis, will be discussed in the crash course class.
  • Exclusive mentorship sessions with Toppers through LIVE Zoom sessions:
    • Wardah Khan: AIR 18 Scored 286 marks in Sociology.
    • Prakhar Kumar: AIR 275 Scored Highest in Sociology Paper 1- 160 Marks (Total 294).
    • Anurag Chopra: AIR 210 Scored 280 marks in Sociology.
  • Skills to integrate Paper 1 with Paper 2 are inculcated.
  • Value Addition through current issues in the Test discussion.
  • End to end comprehensive Revision of the Mains Syllabus

Sociology Crash course-cum-test series Schedule

Crash Course Class #126thJune 2024

PAPER-1

1. Sociology - The Discipline
a. Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology.
b. Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.
c. Sociology and common sense.

2. Sociology as Science:
a. Science, scientific method and critique.
b. Major theoretical strands of research methodology.
c. Positivism and its critique.
d. Fact value and objectivity.
e. Non- positivist methodologies.

3. Research Methods and Analysis:
a. Qualitative and quantitative methods.
b. Techniques of data collection.
c. Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.

Crash course Class #227th June 2024
Crash Course Class #328th June 2024
  
Test #130th June 2024
  
Test Discussion2nd July 2024
  
Crash Course Class #410th July 20244. Sociological Thinkers:
a. Karl Marx- Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.
b. Emile Durkheim- Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion and society.
c. Max Weber- Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.
d. Talcott Parsons- Social system, pattern variables.
e. Robert K. Merton- Latent and manifest functions, conformity and deviance, reference groups.
f. Mead - Self and identity.

5. Stratification and Mobility:
a. Concepts- equality, inequality, hierarchy, exclusion, poverty and deprivation.
b. Theories of social stratification- Structural functionalist theory, Marxist theory, Weberian theory.
c. Dimensions – Social stratification of class, status groups, gender, ethnicity and race.
d. Social mobility- open and closed systems, types of mobility, sources and causes of mobility.

6. Works and Economic Life:
a. Social organization of work in different types of society- slave society, feudal society, industrial /capitalist society.
b. Formal and informal organization of work.
c. Labour and society.

Crash course Class #511th July 2024
Crash Course Class #612th July 2024
Crash Course Class #713th July 2024
  
Test # 214th July 2024
  
Test Discussion16th July 2024
  
Crash Course Class #8

17th July

2024

7. Politics and Society:
a. Sociological theories of power.
b. Power elite, bureaucracy, pressure groups, and political parties.
c. Nation, state, citizenship, democracy, civil society, ideology.
d. Protest, agitation, social movements, collective action, revolution.

8. Religion and Society:
a. Sociological theories of religion.
b. Types of religious practices: animism, monism, pluralism, sects, cults.
c. Religion in modern society: religion and science, secularization, religious revivalism, fundamentalism.

9. Systems of Kinship:
a. Family, household, marriage.
b. Types and forms of family.
c. Lineage and descent.
d. Patriarchy and sexual division of labour.
e. Contemporary trends.

10. Social Change in Modern Society:

a. Sociological theories of social change.
b. Development and dependency.
c. Agents of social change.
d. Education and social change.
a. Science, technology and social change.

Crash Course Class #9

18th July

2024

Crash Course Class #10

19th July

2024

  
Test #3

21st July

2024

  
Test Discussion

23rd July

2024

  
Crash Course Class #11

7th August

2024

PAPER- 2
A. Introducing Indian Society:

(i) Perspectives on the study of Indian society:
a. Indology (G.S. Ghurye).
b. Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas).
c. Marxist sociology (A R Desai).
(ii) Impact of colonial rule on Indian society:
a. Social background of Indian nationalism.
b. Modernization of Indian tradition.
c. Protests and movements during the colonial period.
d. Social reforms.

B. Social Structure:

(i) Rural and Agrarian Social Structure:
a. The idea of Indian village and village studies.
b. Agrarian social structure - evolution of land tenure system, land reforms.
(ii) Caste System:
a. Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GS Ghurye, M N Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille.
b. Features of caste system.
c. Untouchability - forms and perspectives.

Crash Course Class #12

8th August

2024

Crash Course Class #13

9th August

2024

  
Test # 4

11th August

2024

  
Test Discussion13th August
  
Crash Course Class # 14

21st August

2024

(iii) Tribal communities in India:
a. Definitional problems.
b. Geographical spread.
c. Colonial policies and tribes.
d. Issues of integration and autonomy.

(iv) Social Classes in India:
a. Agrarian class structure.
b. Industrial class structure.
c. Middle classes in India.
(v) Systems of Kinship in India:
a. Lineage and descent in India.
b. Types of kinship systems.
c. Family and marriage in India.
d. Household dimensions of the family.
(vi) Religion and Society:
a. Religious communities in India.
b. Problems of religious minorities.
c. Patriarchy, entitlements and sexual division of labour

C. Social Changes in India:

(i) Visions of Social Change in India:
a. Idea of development planning and mixed economy.
b. Constitution, law and social change.
c. Education and social change.
(ii) Rural and Agrarian transformation in India:
a. Programmes of rural development, Community Development Programme, cooperatives, poverty alleviation schemes.
b. Green revolution and social change.
c. Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture .
d. Problems of rural labour, bondage,migration.
(iii) Industrialization and Urbanisation in India:
a. Evolution of modern industry in India.
b. Growth of urban settlements in India.
c. Working class: structure, growth, class mobilization.
d. Informal sector, child labour.
e. Slums and deprivation in urban areas.

Crash Course Class #1522nd August 2024
Crash Course #1623rd August 2024
  
Test # 524th August 2024
  
Test Discussion26th August 2024
  
Crash Course Class #1728th August 2024(iv) Politics and Society:
a. Nation, democracy and citizenship.
b. Political parties, pressure groups, social and political elite.
c. Regionalism and decentralization of power.
d. Secularization

(v) Social Movements in Modern India:
a. Peasants and farmers movements.
b. Women's movement.
c. Backward classes & Dalit movement.
d. Environmental movements.
e. Ethnicity and Identity movements.
(vi) Population Dynamics:
a. Population size, growth, composition and distribution.
b. Components of population growth: birth, death, migration.
c. Population policy and family planning.
d. Emerging issues: ageing, sex ratios, child and infant mortality, reproductive health.
(vii) Challenges of Social Transformation:
a. Crisis of development: displacement, environmental problems and sustainability.
b. Poverty, deprivation and inequalities.
c. Violence against women.
d. Caste conflicts.
e. Ethnic conflicts, communalism, religious revivalism.
f. Illiteracy and disparities in education.

Crash Course Class #1829th August 2024
  
Test #61st September 2024
  
Test Discussion

3rd September

2024

  
Crash Course Class #19

6th September

2024

We shall discuss few Contemporary issues relevant to Sociology

Test # 7 &

Test # 8

8th September

2024

Complete Paper 1 & paper 2 Syllabus.

There shall be a gap of 3 hours between Paper 1 & Paper 2

TypeComprehensive
No Test Discussion for Full Length papersOnly model answers shall be given 
  • Tests
    • 6 Sectional Tests
    • 2 Comprehensive Tests
  • Crash Course classes before every Test.
  • Exclusive classes on Current issues in Sociology
  • Detailed Test Paper discussion
  • Summary of Important EPW articles.
  • Personal Mentoring
  • Timely and Multi-level Evaluation within 7 days

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