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Sociology CSS Paper Attempt Techniques (By: Saeed Wazir)

Sociology CSS Paper Attempt Techniques
Saeed Wazir
Written by Saeed Wazir

Sociology in CSS and PMS is both easy and complex. Sometimes it’s rewarding while sometimes it’s punishing. It’s all about one’s approach how to handle questions .simply, it’s more practical and less theoretical in nature.

1. Questions related to theories

These questions need systemic balance between past and present. Students fail to understand their relevance in current scenario and ends up writing about past only. For example, they forget to extent Khaldun’s and Durkheim’s theories of national integration and suicide to current realities respectively.
So in a bid to convince your examiner, try to transform your answers by keeping salient features of Pakistani and other societies and make them relevant by combining both the past and the present in a

2. Questions related to social and political contours

Majority of candidates attempt questions on socialisation, stratification, addiction, delinquent behaviour, etc., theoretically failing to relate them with Pakistan and local cultures. Examiners ask questions in Pakistan specific context.

It’s better to know about Pakistan’s social, political , economic, religious and cultural orientations and make them part and parcel of your answers.

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3. General Questions

These questions require extensive reading and should be elaborated with facts and figures. They include poverty, prostitution, nmigration ,ethnocentrism, urbanisation, etc.
Try to come up with out of the box solutions and displays general intelligence of the intricate issues at hand.

These questions are rewarding in terms of high scores. They are open ended and can be developed in several ways. But do not get distracted as it might result in redundancy and decontextualised materials.

4. Sociology MCQs

They are general in nature. Better to go for authors names and their books. Go through the Economic Survey of Pakistan for recent data in terms of demographic dynamics.

5. Making outline

Make outline consisting of 8 or 10 major points.

6. Questions are of two or three parts

Read questions and answer each part holistically.

7. Headings and subheadings

Give headings so as to facilitate your examiner.

8. References

In a bid to support your answer, give references from books, authors, newspapers and magazines.

9. Suggested readings

Read Abdul Hamid Taga’s book or Jiskani’s booklet.

10. Length versu brevity

I scored more than 70 in CSS and PMS by the grace of Allah Almighty. Try to understand and give answers qualitatively rather than digressing from the main points. So be relevant and precise.

11. Use of Questions

Use quotations and saying of philosophers, intellectuals and great authorities frequently in your answers.

Best regards. Fingers crossed for the best. Trust thyself.

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About the author

Saeed Wazir

Saeed Wazir

The writer is CSS English Essay and Précis teacher having specialization in English Literature, Linguistics and American Studies from NUML,Islamabad.He has also persued Media Studies at NUST.He is working as regional analyst with Columbia school of journalism..He contributes to Foreign Policy news,Dawn,Daily Times ,the News International ,and The Weekly Pakistan.He runs a Facebook page named as CSS Esaay Precis,and Current affairs with Saeed Wazir .He teaches English Essay and Précis in Islamabad.He can be reached at saeedwazir41@gmail.com .

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