PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Combined Competitive Examination for Recruitment to the Posts of Provincial Management Service, ETC. – 2012
Subject: Sociology Paper I
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
NOTE: Attempt any FIVE questions. Attempt in English or Urdu language. All questions carry equal marks.
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 E. 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).