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CISCE ISC Class 12 Sociology Preparation Tips


Sociology is the study of society. As a subject, sociology prepares a person for a lifetime of change, developing a person’s appreciation of diversity, love of learning, writing and study skills, as well as a knowledge base about human behavior, social organization, and culture. The curriculum of Sociology at the CISCE stage enables the learner to understand dynamics of human behaviour in all its complexities and manifestations.

Important topics

  • Marriage and Inheritance
  • Kinship and Clan
  • Social Institution
  • Religion, Magic and Morality
  • Economic Organisation

Study tips

  • You should think analytically when you sit down to study Sociology.
  • You should always critically analyse the text given. The point of view of the author may or may not be right. For example, an article on ill-effects of computer on children written by a CEO of a computer manufacturing firm would be different from the one written by a parent.
  • Take note of the common questions that have been asked and observe how the question should be answered.
  • Sociology stresses the application of theory and somewhat abstract concepts to gain a greater understanding of social phenomena. It is often said that sociology is more concerned with formulating the proper question than in obtaining “the answer.” There are seldom black-and-white answers to social questions, and students are evaluated on their ability to understand and apply abstract theoretical concepts.
  • Try to write the definitions in your own language without altering the meaning.

Tips for scoring good marks

  • During the exam, try to write your descriptive answers in points and give pictorial or graphical illustrations wherever possible.  It enhances visibility
  • Scan the paper before answering
  • For long answer type questions, before starting, frame a skeleton of the answer in the margin.
  • Be crisp and to the point in very short questions.

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