UPSC Sociology Syllabus for IAS Mains Download PDF In Hindi and English 2022

(Last Updated On: January 9, 2022)

UPSC Sociology Syllabus for IAS Mains : UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam has Sociology as one of the optional subjects with 2 papers (Optional Paper I and Paper II). Mains exam is a part of IAS exam which consists of 3 stages- Preliminary, Main and Interview.

This article provides you UPSC Sociology Syllabus for Optional.

For syllabus details of similar elective subjects, see the linked article.

UPSC Sociology Syllabus for IAS Mains:-Download PDF Here

Sociology subject overlaps with General Studies Paper 1 in UPSC Mains (Indian Society part) and is helpful for GS 2, GS 3 and Essay paper also. The nature of Sociology UPSC syllabus focuses on contemporary issues in society.

Sociology Optional Syllabus for UPSC

The optional paper of IAS is of 250 marks, with a total of 500 marks. Sociology as an optional subject in UPSC Mains is a popular choice among aspirants as an IAS officer has to deal with many aspects of society and knowledge of sociology is helpful in their work.

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IAS aspirants must have noticed that Sociology for UPSC has a significant overlap with the subjects of General Studies, so they must prepare for the paper together. Also, candidates must solve more questions from previous years UPSC question papers as well as mock tests to be able to crack the UPSC Sociology exam.

IAS aspirants who have chosen Sociology as their optional subject can also check UPSC Sociology Strategy in the linked article.

To review the success rate of this subject candidates should review the previous year trends of Alternative Sociology in UPSC exam.

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