Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (SET)-2010
Syllabus & Sample Questions: Social
& Paper-III (A) (Core
Evolution of Social Work Profession-Impact of Social Reform
Movements; Factors that influenced the
emergence of method approach in Social Work Practice; Social Work as Human
Rights Profession. Philosophy
and Principles of Social Work Profession and their Application. System Approach
to Social Work Practice; Role of Social Work in the Remedial. Preventive
and Developmental Models. Definition
Relevance and Scope of Integrated Approach to Social Work Practice. Skills and
Techniques. Social Work Education-Content, Training Supervision . Problems and
Meaning and Characteristics of Society, Community, Social Group
and Social Institution; Social Structure and
Social Stratification, Theories of Social Change and Social Disorganizations.
Tribal, Rural and Urban Communities, Weaker and
Vulnerable Sections and Minority Groups. Population,
Poverty, Unemployment, Underdevelopments; Problems of Developing. Economics
and Consequences of New Economic Policy. Concept
of Welfare State, Indian Constitution-Features, Problems, Fundamental. Rights
and Directive Principles and Planning in India-Five Year Plans. Human
Behaviors, Human Needs, Human Motivation and Problems of Human Behavior and
Human Growth and Development in the Lifespan of Individual.
Learning Socializations and Theories of
Personality. Concept and Causative Factors
of Indian Social Problems-Analysis. Intervention
of Social Problems-Government and Voluntary Efforts at Micro and Macro Levels.
Role of the Social Workers in Identifying Social
Problems and Development of Appropriate Strategies.
Objectives and Principles. Social Case Work
Process-Intake, Study, Social Diagnosis, Treatment, Termination and Evaluation.
Approaches in Case Work-Psychoanalytical,
Psycho-social. Problem Solving, Behavior
Modification, Crisis Intervention, Eclectic
Approach. Techniques and skills in Social
Case Work : Interviews, Home visit, Resource
Mobilizations, Referral. Environmental Modification. Case
Work Relationship, Communication, Types of Recordings in Case Work. Role
of Social Case Worker in Various Settings.
Concept of Group Work-Assumptions, Definition and Goals of Group
Work. Principles, Skills and Values of Social Group Work. Stages
of Group Development and Use of Programmers for Group Development : Orientation
Stage, Working Stage, Termination Stage, Programme
Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Study
of Group Process-Group Dynamics, Member’s Behaviors. Leadership and Role of
the Worker in Various Settings. Approaches
and Models in Group Work Practice-Therapeutic/Social Treatment. Development
Group and Task-oriented Group.
Concept, Principles and Objectives of community Organisation.
Approaches in Community Organisation-Models, Strategies and Role of Social
Worker in Each of the Approaches. Community
Development and Community Organisation. Social
Action in Community Organisation-Concept, Purpose and Techniques. Community
Organisation as a Para-political Process-Networking, Conscientisation, Planning
and Organizing, Roles and Strategies of
Social Movements-Types and Role of NGOs.
Definition, Nature, Scope and Purposes of Social Work Research.
Research Designs. Types and Methods. Steps
in Social Work Research-Problem Formulation, Operationalisation of Variables,
Sampling, Tools and Techniques of Data
Collection. Data Analysis and Report Writing. Role
and Responsibilities of the Researcher. Statistics-its
use and limitation in Social Work Research (measures of central tendency,
chi-square test, t-test, correlation tests).
Social Policy-Concept and Scope, Distinction between Social and
Economic Policies. Place of Ideology and
Values. Evolution of Social Policy in India;
Review of Major Policies and Programmers, viz. Education, Health,
Shelter, Environment, Social Security. Employment, Family, Child, Women and Youth Welfare,
Welfare of the Aged, Weaker Sections, Elderly and Disabled. Characteristics
of Social Welfare Organizations-Size, Nature, Design, Legal Studies, Rules and
Procedure and Overall Policy. Management
of social welfare organisation (government and voluntary)-Home relation.
Financial relation and Physical relation.
Programme and Project Management-Identifying Overall and Specific Needs, Project
Formulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Recording
Concept of Social Justice-Its Relationship with Social
Legislation. Civil Rights, Human Rights and
Issues of Social Justice. Legislations Pertaining to Women and Children. Legislations
Pertaining to Social Defense, Social Security and Social Assistance. Legislation
Pertaining to people with Disability, the Underprivileged and Health related
of Social Worker in Promoting Social Legislation and Social Justice.
Social Development-Meaning, Concept and Indicators. Approaches
and Strategies-Growth with Equity, Minimum Needs. Quality of Life. Global
Efforts for Human Development. Concept of Sustainable Development. Social
Work and Social Development. Problems of
Social Development in India.
Labor Welfare and Human Resource Management-Concept, Principles
and Approaches. Problems Concerning
Industrial Labor in India-Absenteeism, Migratory Character, Indebtedness
and Exploitation. Concept of Collective Bargaining Workers’ Participation in
Management and HRD Sub-systems. Legislations-Factories
Act, 1948 and other Legislations relating to Trade Union. Industrial
Disputes, Employees’ State Insurance, Wages, Gratuity, P.F., Bonus,
Plantation, Mines and Others. Role of
welfare Officer-Use of Social Work Knowledge and Skills.
Evolution of Social Work Practice in the Field of Medical and
Psychiatric Social Work in India, Emerging
Trends and Scope. Health/Mental Health Care
System-Policies Programmers, Analysis of Existing Health Policies, Major
Health Concerns of Disadvantaged Groups. Social
and Psychological Factors and Physical and Mental Disorders. Role
of Social Work in Health Care Delivery System and in Institutions for the
Disabled. Social Work Practice in Hospitals. Specialized Medical and Mental
Health Institutions. Child Guidance Clinics.
Stress. Stress and Crisis Intervention Centers.
Concepts, Goals, Process and Models of Community Development.
Needs and Problems Related to Urban, Rural and
Tribal Development. Institution of
Panchayati Raj-Philosophy, Role and Functions. Government
Programmers and Service for the Development of Tribal, Schedule Caste, Women
and Children in Urban, Rural and Tribal Areas.
Role of NGOs in Urban, Rural. Tribal Development.
Changes in Demographical and Social Situations of Families.
Women Youth, Aged and Children in India.
Problems of Families, Women, Youth, Aged and Children in India. Social
Legislation for Families, Women and Children. Policies, Programmers and Services
for Families, Women, Youth, Aged and Children- Government,
NGO. National and International Level. Social
Work Intervention with Families, Children, Women, the Elderly and People with
Concepts of Crime and Deviance-Theories of Causation. Objectives,
Forms and Justification of Punishment; Limitation of Punishment. Correctional
Services-Nature and Evolution, Adult and Juvenile Correctional Programmers,
Institutional and Community Based Treatment, Legal
Provisions. Intervention Programmers for Victims
of Violence, Neglect and Abuse. Juvenile
Delinquency-Nature and Causes, Juvenile Justice law and Organisation. Role
of Social Worker in Correctional and Intervention Services.
Sample Question (Paper-II)
1. Which of the
following is not a principle of social case work ?
2. Assertion (A) :
According to the Report of the National Human Rights Commission. there
were 819 deaths in
judicial custody in 1997-98.
Reason (R) : The
increase in deaths in judicial custody is due to the poor health conditions
prevailing in the prisons
of the country. Select the correct answer
from the codes given below
(A) Both A and R are
true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(B) Both A and R are
true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(C) A is true but R is
(D) A is false but R is