Sociology Question Paper UPSC

The Sociology Optional subject holds great significance for candidates appearing in the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Civil Services Examination. The Sociology paper aims to assess candidates' understanding of sociological concepts, theories, and their ability to critically analyze social issues and phenomena. This introduction provides an overview of the Sociology question paper for the UPSC examination, highlighting its purpose and structure.

The Sociology question paper is designed to evaluate candidates' knowledge and application of sociological theories, research methodologies, and the ability to analyze social phenomena from a sociological perspective. It consists of two papers, Paper-I and Paper-II, each focusing on different aspects of sociology.

To excel in the Sociology paper, candidates should have a strong foundation in sociological theories, concepts, and research methodologies. Thorough study of the prescribed syllabus, reading standard textbooks and reference materials, and engaging in regular answer writing practice are essential for success in this paper.

It is important for candidates to approach the Sociology question paper with a holistic understanding of the subject and an ability to integrate sociological perspectives with contemporary social issues. By doing so, candidates can showcase their analytical skills and sociological acumen, which are vital for success in the UPSC examination.

UPSC Sociology Optional Question Paper Download Links

S. No. File Name Download PDF File
1. SOCIOLOGY 2020 P2 Download
2. SOCIOLOGY 2020 P1 Download
3. SOCIOLOGY 2019 P2 Download
4. SOCIOLOGY 2019 P1 Download
5. SOCIOLOGY 2018 P2 Download
6. SOCIOLOGY 2018 P1 Download
7. SOCIOLOGY 2017 P2 Download
8. SOCIOLOGY 2017 P1 Download
9. SOCIOLOGY 2016 P2 Download
10. SOCIOLOGY 2016 P1 Download
11. SOCIOLOGY 2015 P2 Download
12. SOCIOLOGY 2015 P1 Download
13. SOCIOLOGY 2014 P2 Download
14. SOCIOLOGY 2014 P1 Download
15. SOCIOLOGY 2013 P2 Download
16. SOCIOLOGY 2013 P1 Download
17. SOCIOLOGY 2012 P2 Download
18. SOCIOLOGY 2012 P1 Download
19. SOCIOLOGY 2011 P2 Download
20. SOCIOLOGY 2011 P1 Download
21. SOCIOLOGY 2010 P2 Download
22. SOCIOLOGY 2010 P1 Download
23. SOCIOLOGY 2009 P2 Download
24. SOCIOLOGY 2009 P1 Download
25. SOCIOLOGY 2008 P2 Download
26. SOCIOLOGY 2008 P1 Download
27. SOCIOLOGY 2007 P2 Download
28. SOCIOLOGY 2007 P1 Download
29. SOCIOLOGY 2006 P2 Download
30. SOCIOLOGY 2006 P1 Download
31. SOCIOLOGY 2005 P2 Download
32. SOCIOLOGY 2005 P1 Download
33. SOCIOLOGY 2004 P2 Download
34. SOCIOLOGY 2004 P1 Download
35. SOCIOLOGY 2003 P2 Download
36. SOCIOLOGY 2003 P1 Download
37. SOCIOLOGY 2002 P2 Download
38. SOCIOLOGY 2002 P1 Download
39. SOCIOLOGY 2001 P2 Download
40. SOCIOLOGY 2001 P1 Download
41. SOCIOLOGY 2000 P2 Download
42. SOCIOLOGY 2000 P1 Download
43. SOCIOLOGY 1999 P2 Download
44. SOCIOLOGY 1999 P1 Download
45. SOCIOLOGY 2021 P2 (New) Download
46. SOCIOLOGY 2021 P1 (New) Download
47. SOCIOLOGY 2022 P1 and P2(New) Download

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    Sanjita Mohapatra(IAS)
    AIR-10, CSE-2019
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    AIR-3, CSE-2021
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    AIR-67, CSE-2021
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    AIR-321, CSE-2022