There is no doubt that we should ideally memorize every word of UPSC Sociology syllabus. Advantages? There are many!
Why mastery over UPSC Sociology is important?
- helps in filtering out what NOT to read when we are going through a particular topic
- useful in answer writing: In questions like “Sociological analysis of Domestic violence act,” we can mention the impact on different sections of society, social institutions, conflict & functional aspects only if we have a hold over syllabus
- we can inter-relate topics while writing answers. For example, “technology and social change” can be related to “contemporary trends” in family.
- the current trend demands application of our observations in everyday life. How are we going to analyze our observations without knowing which syllabus topic to relate it to? I remember a group of aspirants discussing sociological analysis of Sunday markets while they were having tea in the market.
We have created a quiz wherein you can check your control over the syllabus.