Saturday, July 9, 2011
PMS Sociology Paper-I
PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONFOR RECRUITMENT TO TIIE POSTS OFPROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC.
SOCIOLOGY (OPTIONAL) PAPER-I
TIME ALLOWED: 3 HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
Note: Attempt any FIVE questions. Attempt in English or Urdu languages.
Q.1: Discuss interpretive theories and show their importance to draw meanings of 'events' and 'communications through media and education' in a nationalistic perspective. (20)
Q.2: Differentiate between sex and gender. Explain the role of local culture on constructing gender-based differences between males and females; also write advantages and disadvantages of such differences with special reference to Pakistan. (20)
Q.3: In the recent past, mass media has become quite powerful in Pakistan. Explain how media manufactures public opinion on various socio-political issues with special reference to the image of Pakistan. (20)
Q.4: Different forms of education represent a variety of human software the way computers have varied software to do different tasks. Write a detailed commentary on the utility of higher education in Pakistan with a focus on youths' attitudes towards Pakistan. (20)
Q.5: Enumerate major religions of the world and explain how Islam compares with other religions (draw a matrix). Discuss the possible role of Islam to build an equitable society in Pakistan. (20)
Q.6: Governance is a major tool of shaping a society. Discuss the role of governance to redesign a vibrant and equitable Pakistani society for the good of all the segments of Pakistani population. (20)
Q.7: Population of Pakistan: is it a burden or an asset? Use examples from different countries around the world. (20)
Q.8: Write short notes on any two of the following: (10+10=20)
1. Different sociological perspectives and their importance for producing conflict.
2. Importance of family as a social institution and its emerging forms.
3. Individualism vs collectivism: pros and cons.
4. Crime, criminology, and criminality (as concepts related to Pakistan).
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