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


Books for Sociology Optional For UPSC Paper – 2 – English


Books for Sociology Optional For UPSC – Hindi


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.


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  1. Sir/Madam, sociology test series was a perfect combination of how and what to write while structuring a perfect answer. I am glad that I got a chance to get the feedbacks on my answers and improvise my writing skills under the guidance of through IAS mania. Thank you IAS mania for taking the charge and helping the candidates all over the country.
    Best Institute for Sociology Course in Delhi……..

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