Guidelines in Sociology for Project Work and Marks distribution for class XI

Consequent upon revision of syllabus as per National Curriculum Framework 2005 the new textbooks in Sociology have been introduced in class XI in the year 2006-07 and in class XII in the year 2007-08.

Sociology as a discipline also is more a mode of enquiry rather than a fixed body of knowledge and hence the importance of Project Work. Projects in Sociology are not only a tool facilitating construction of knowledge by the students and fostering creativity in them, but also a major contributor in infusing the right attitude for social issues and concerns in an individual and capacity building for problem solving.

It has, therefore, been decided to introduce Practical Project Work in the subject of Sociology for 20 marks in class XI for the academic year 2008-09 and the theory paper will consist of 80 marks. The same pattern will be introduced in class XII in the subsequent year. Thus, the Sociology paper (code 039) in class XII examination 2010 will consist of 80 marks in theory and 20 marks in practical project both of which will be externally evaluated.

The apportionment of the 20 marks prescribed for the Practical Project Work which will be evaluated by the external examiner is as follows :

Practical examination
Max. Marks 20                             Time allotted : 3 hrs

A    Project (undertaken during the academic
year at school level)    07 marks
i. Statement of the purpose        2 marks
ii Methodology/Technique        2 marks
iii Conclusion        3 marks
B    Viva-based on the project work    05 marks
C    Research design
iv  Overall format    08 marks
1 mark
v   Research Question/Hypothesis                                  1 mark
vi   Choice of technique                                                   2 marks
vii   Detailed procedure for implementing of technique  2 marks
viii  Limitations of the above technique                           2 marks
B&C to be administered on the day of the external examination

Scheme of examination for class XI in 2008-09 and for class XII 2010 and onwards (academic session 2009-10) along with detailed guidelines on various components, conduct of the activity and evaluation of the projects for both Class XI & class XII are enclosed as Annexure I & II respectively.

Class XI (For session ending examination 2009 and onwards)

1.    One paper theory     80 marks                Time : 3 hours

Unitwise Weightage
Units         Marks
A. Introducing Sociology                                                                 34
I    Society, Sociology and relationship with other social sciences    6
II    Basic Concepts    8
III    Social Institutions    10
IV    Culture and Society     10
V    Practical Sociology : Methods & Techniques    Evaluated through practicals
B.  Understanding Society                                                                 46
VI    Structure, process and stratification    10
VII    Social change    10
VIII    Environment and Society    10
IX    Western Social Thinkers    8
X    Indian Sociologists    8

The appointment of 20 marks  prescribed for the Practical Project Work is as follows :
Practical Examination

Max. Marks 20                                                                              Time allotted : 3 Hrs.

A.   Project (undertaken during the academic year at school level )     07 marks
i.    Statement of the purpose                                : 2 marks
ii.    Methodology/Technique                       : 2 marks
iii.    Conclusion                           : 3 marks

B.    Viva-based on the project  work                        05 marks
C.    Research design                                08 marks
i.    Overall format                                  : 1 mark
ii.    Research Question/Hypothesis                          : 1 mark
iii.    Choice of technique                      : 2 marks
iv.    Detailed procedure for implementation of technique      : 2 marks
v.    Limitations of the above technique              : 2 marks

Class XII (For session ending examination 2010 and onwards)
1.    One paper theory     80 marks                Time : 3 hours
Unitwise Weightage
Units         Marks
Indian Society                                                                               32
I    Introducing Indian Society    Non-evaluative
II    Demographic Structure & Indian Society    6
III    Social Institutions-Continuity and change    6
IV    Market as a Social Institution    6
V    Pattern of social Inequility and Exclusion    6
VI    Challenges of Cultural Diversity    8
VII    Suggestions for Project Work    Non-evaluative
Changes and Development in Indian Society                            48
VIII     Structural Change    6
IX    Cultural change    6
X    The Story of Democracy    6
XI    Change and Development in Rural Society    6
XII    Change and Development in Industrial Society    6
XIII    Globalization and Social Change    6
XIV    Mass Media and Communications    6
XV    Social Movements    6

The apportionment of 20 marks prescribed for the Practical Project Work which will be evaluated by the external examiner is as follows :
Practical Examination
Max. Marks 20                        Time allotted : 3 hrs.
A.    Project (undertaken during the academic year at school level )   07 marks
i.    Statement of the purpose                   : 2 marks
ii    Methodology/Technique                   : 2 marks
iii    Conclusion                         : 3 marks
D.    Viva-based on the project  work                      05 marks
E.    Research design                            08 marks
i.    Overall format                        : 1 mark
ii.    Research Question/Hypothesis                        : 1 mark
iii.    Choice of technique                    : 2 marks
iv.    Detailed procedure for implementation of technique       : 2 marks
v.    Limitations of the above technique            : 2 marks

B & C to be administered on the day of the external examination.

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