RPSC College Lecturer Exam 2021: Sociology Basic Test

Rajasthan Public Service Commission conducts the recruitment for Technical and Non Technical Education Department for the post of Lecture. The Rajasthan Public Service Commission has released the recruitment for Assistant Professor and lecturer (Technical Education) Posts. There are 918 vacancies for these posts. This is a big opportunity for candidates who waiting for jobs in RPSC. It is essential to know details like Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Date, Previous Year Papers, and Admit Card.

Important Point: Those aspirants/students joined this programme will get the answer key / detailed solution on the same day of test in the evening (between 7 PM to 9 PM). – Click here -Join

Pick your Pen and Paper, attempt the questions exactly like RPSC (Lecturer Exam is not computer based). If you want to know your ranking send us your OMR / Answer Sheet to : [email protected] or in the comment section. “Be honest with yourself


Click here to download- OMR Sheet


1. Who can be labelled as a ‘historical sociologist’?

(a) Pareto

(b) Karl Marx

(c) Max Weber

(d) Lewis Coscer

2. The division of Sociology into social statics and social dynamics was done by

(a) F. Angel

(b) Auguste Comte

(c) Karl Marx

(d) Saint Simon

3. Which among the following is the youngest social science?

(a) Sociology

(b) Political Science

(c) Economics

(d) Statistics

4. Who among the following had observed that sociology is in its extreme infancy?

(a) Radcliffe Brown

(b) Emile Durkheim

(c) Malinowski

(d) Robert Redfield

5. Radcliffe Brown considers sociology as a science of

(a) human relationship

(b) human society

(c) human behaviour

(d) human interaction

6. Every culture contains a large number of guidelines which direct conduct in a particular situation. Such guidelines are known as-

(a) Norms

(b) Culture

(c) Folkways

(d) Mores

7. A norm is a

(a) Specific guide to action

(b) Culture of society

(c) Guideline for socialization

(d) Guideline for social interaction

8. Norms are enforced by

(a) Positive sanction

(b) Negative sanction

(c) Order

(d) Positive and negative sanction

9. Norms are imposed through_____ means of social control.

(a) formal and legal

(b) formal and informal

(c) cultural

(d) informal and legal

10. A value is a belief that something is

(a) Moral

(b) Very productive in society

(c) Good and desirable

(d) Cultural

11. If the maternal uncle comes first among all male relatives, than this kinship usage is called

(a) Maternity

(b) Avunculate

(c) Mamalate

(d) Matenealate

12. Practice of making husband lead the life of an invalid along with his wife whenever she gives birth to a child is

(a) Imitation

(b) Couvade

(c) Taking role

(d) Rehearsal

13. A social mechanism for preventing certain kinship bonds from falling into neglect in a matrilineal society is

(a) Amitate

(b) Control mechanism

(c) Kin Cherishing

(d) Kin-contact

14. In Hindi, which is the only classificatory kinship terminology?

(a) Samaadhin

(b) Damaad

(c) Bahu

(d) Chacha

15. Which among the following is true regarding classificatory term of kinship?

(a) It refers to kin

(b) It refers to relationship

(c) It refers more to relationship rather than to kin

(d) It refers to family ties

16. In what way are goods divided among members of the society?

(a) Accumulation

(b) Reciprocity

(c) Distribution

(d) Dissemination

17. When the trade and money become developed activities, an institution becomes

(a) more varied

(b) less varied

(c) more dynamic

(d) less dynamic

18. Name the factor which led to the weakening of working class power and unionism.

(a) Capital

(b) Technology

(c) Voluntary organization

(d) Secondary organisation

19. Who was on the opinion that only those who are engaged in the production of goods are productive?

(a) Karl Marx

(b) Adam Smith

(c) Rosenberg

(d) David Ricardo

20. Which among the following did not influence the ‘production’?

(a) Social structure

(b) Technology

(c) Culture

(d) Education

21. ‘Goa’ is an example of

(a) Religious city

(b) Industrial city

(c) Port city

(d) Commercial city

22. Unlike rural community, urban community is

(a) More static

(b) Less familiar

(c) More familiar

(d) More traditional

23. What is the focus of human relation approach in the study of modern industrial set-up?

(a) Worker’s morale

(b) Profit making

(c) Management’s benefit

(d) Solution of union grievances

24. A town which serves the hinterland and in return is served by the hinterland is called

(a) Central place

(b) Growth centre

(c) Main centre

(d) Service centre

25. In the Indian context urban is generally described as

(a) A function of population size and density

(b) A permanent settlement of cities

(c) A community enjoying modern facilities with low density of population

(d) A class of people characterised by higher education

26. “The state is the march of God on earth.” This statement belongs to

(a) A. Comte

(b) Le Play

(c) Hegel

(d) J.S. Mills

27. “The most important outward factor in the formation of nationalities is the state.” To whom do you attribute these words?

(a) Hans Kohn

(b) H. Laski

(c) Edward Syd

(d) Aristotle

28. State is supreme but not without limitations. Which of the following cannot be done by it?

(a) Fix the strength of the army

(b) Discipline public opinion

(c) To punish the people who do not follow rules of law

(d) Destroy all such people, whom it considers superfluous

29. In a democracy, education must be regarded as

(a) a social function

(b) an individual concern

(c) parents concern

(d) a state function

30. Who among the following believe that the state should not be passive but an active spectator in regulating the life of the citizens?

(a) Fascists

(b) Democrats

(c) Socialist

(d) Individualists

31. In simple society political institutions were based on the principle of

(a) Supremacy of the ruler

(b) Rule of law

(c) Code of conduct

(d) Hierarchy of power holding

32. For Marx, a Class is defined by the position of a person in the process of

(a) consumption

(b) production

(c) distribution

(d) technological development

33. Which among the following statements regarding Marx is true?

(a) Income provides an indication of class of production

(b) Occupation provides an indication of class of production

(c) Position in relation of production provides an indication of class of production

(d) Ownership of land provides an indication of class of production.

34. Who was of this opinion?

For understanding why Sanskritisation has gone such a short way in so long line in the festival of Kishan Garhi, the concept of primary or endogenous process of civilisation offers useful guidance. By definition, an endogenous civilisation is one whose great tradition originates by the universalization process.

(a) Milton Senger

(b) Oscar Lewis

(c) Mckim Marriott

(d) S.C. Dubey

35. Industrial revolution is

(a) A process by which drastic change has occurred in the European societies.

(b) An unique phenomenon.

(c) A process illustrates a pattern of change that has taken place in the past and is likely to be repeated in future in other societies.

(d) A unique occurrence

36. As pointed by Lowie who among the following, held property on feudal basis?

(a) Zulu of South Africa

(b) Hopi of North America

(c) Dahomey of Uganda

(d) Gonds of central India

37. With the emergence of the agricultural society

(a) belief in totemism grew

(b) belief in magic grew

(c) belief in animism grew

(d) temples becomes a place of Gods

38. Which among the following covers the study of population and social structure including social groups and institutions according to Ginsberg?

(a) Social institutions

(b) Social morphology

(c) Social anatomy

(d) Social processes

39. Which among the following is not an important factor for India’s rapidly growing population?

(a) Low death rate

(b) Immigration

(c) High birth rate

(d) Emigration

40. Who among the following is empowered by the Indian constitution to specify a tribe as a scheduled tribe?

(a) President of India

(b) Chief Minister of the state

(c) Governor of the state

(d) District magistrate

41. ‘Untouchabiiity in Rural Gujarat’ is written by

(a) A.M. Shah

(b) I.P. Desai

(c) K.M. Kapadia

(d) G.S. Ghurye

42. Durkheim classified society into

(a) Mechanical and organic

(b) Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft

(c) Literate and non-literate

(d) Open and closed

43. Identify the author who has concerned himself with a study of religion and social change.

(a) Karl Marx

(b) Max Weber

(c) Emile durkheim

(d) Radcliffe Brown

44. The prevalence of village exogamy in North India arises from which of the following highly interrelated factors?

1. Caste endogamy

2. Local fictive kinship

3. Territorial stabilization of kin groups

4. Gotra

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(A) 1 and 3 only

(B) 1, 2 and 4 only

(C) 2 and 4 only

(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

45. The discipline concerned with the statistical analysis and description of population composition and change is called

(a) Demography

(b) Census

(c) Population growth

(d) Population statistics

46. The study of composition of marital status of a group of population is called

(a) Eugenics

(b) Alliance

(c) Gamalogy

(d) Nuptiality

47. Studies shows that if a women has internalised the dominance of home makers role she is likely to adopt a

(a) Noncompetitive, un-involved and low profile at work

(b) Competitive, involved and high profile at work

(c) Both of the above

(d) None of the above

48. Who has written the book ‘Women and Society in India’?

(a) Neera Desai and Maithreyi Krishna Raj

(b) Leela Kasturi and Leela Dube

(c) Leela Gulati and Leela Kasturi

(d) Leela Dube and Pauline Kolenda

49. Which one of the given issues is not raised by the women’s organisations in the post- independence period?

(a) Lack of maternity benefits

(b) Lack of provisions of child care

(c) Replacement of male workers by trained female workers

(d) Wage discrimination between men and women

50. In the post-independent period the shift in response of the government in women’s issues was due to the

(a) Shift in issues and agenda for actions within women’s movement

(b) Research on women’s problems

(c) Both of the above

(d) None of the above

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *