Books for Sociology Optional For UPSC Mains Exam
Sociology has emerged as one of the most scoring subject in Civil Services Examination. In fact, after Public Administration, the highest number of students appears in Civil Services main is from Sociology. Short syllabus, easy understandability, marks fetching subject for Civil Services main exam, these are some general trend that attracts thousands of students every year to choose Sociology as their optional subject.
Books for Sociology Optional For UPSC Paper – 1 – English
- Sociology Themes and Perspectives by Michael Haralambos, Martin Holborn
- Sociological Thought by Francis Abraham and John Henry Morgan
- Sociological Theory by George Ritzer
- Political Theory by O P Gauba
Books for Sociology Optional For UPSC Paper – 2 – English
- Social Change in India by M N Srinivas
- Modernization of Indian Tradition by Yogendra Singh
- Handbook of Indian Sociology by Veena Das
- Rural Sociology by Doshi and Jain
- Social Background of Indian Nationalism by A R Desai
Books for Sociology Optional For UPSC – Hindi
- Samajshastra: Civil Seva Mukhya Pariksha Ke Liye by S S Pandey
- Samajshastra: Samaj Ki Smajh by Yogesh Atal
- Samajik Samasyayein by Ram Ahuja
- Rajniti Siddhant Ki Rooprekha by O P Gauba
- Samajshastra – Prashanotar Roop Mein (IAS Mains Q&A Solved Papers)
Why One Should Choose Sociology Optional
- No special knowledge or academic background is required for the preparation of Sociology as an optional subject.
- The main advantage in taking Sociology is that it provides perspective on many contemporary issues that a student has to anyway study in General Studies.
- In General studies (1st paper)Questions varying from 20 marks to 50 marks are asked from social problems
- In Essay Paper, there are two to four topics directly based on social problems, which would be arranged in a very systematic and logical manner. Sociology students always remain in comfort zone in making a better presentation and obtaining good marks.
- In Interviews, most of the current-based and situation-based questions have direct link with social problems. A Sociology student has already been groomed for such questions.