UPPSC Social Work Syllabus


  • Social work: Philosophy and Methods. Social work: Meaning, Objectives, Scope, Assumptions & Values; History of Social work in UK USA. And India, philosophy of Social Work. Democratic (Equality, Justice Liberty & Fraternity) and Humanitarian (Human Rights) Matrix. Social works as a profession.
  • Methods of Social workSocial Case work: Meaning, Scope Principles, Processes (Psychosocial study, Assessments, treatment-goal formulation and techniques), Evaluation, Follow-up and Rehabilitation. Social Groups work: Meaning, Objective, Principles, Skills, Processes (Study, Diagnosis, treatment and evaluation), Programme, Planningand Development, Role of Social group worker, Leadership Development.
  • Community organization: Meaning, Objective, Principles, Approaches, Roles of Community Organization Worker.
  • Social Welfare Administration: Meaning Scope, Auspices-Private and Public, Principles, BasicAdministrative Processes and Practice decision making communication, planning. Organisation, budgetingand finacial control, reporting. Social work Research: Meaning objectives, types, scope, scientificmethod, Selection and formulation of the problem Research Design Sampling, Sources and Methods ofData Collection, Processing of Data, analysing and interpretation, Report writing. Social Action: Meaning, Scope, approaches (Sarvodays, Antyodaya etc.) and Strategies.


Social Problems and Fields of Social work in India Problem pertaining to Marriage.

Family and caste: Dowry-child Marriage, Divorce, Families with working couples, Disorganised Families, Families with Emigrant Heads of the Households, Gender Inequality, Authoritarian Family structure, Major Changes in Castesystems and problem of casteism. Problems Pertaining of Weaker Sections. Problems of Children, WomenAged. Handicapped and Backward Classes (SCs, STs, and other Backward Classes). Problems of Deviance: Truancy Vagrancy and Juvenile Delinquency, Crime, White Colla Crime, Organized Crime, Collective Violence, Terrorism, Prostitution and Sex Related Crimes. Social Vices: Alcohilism. DrugAddiction, Beggary, Corruption and communalism. Problems of Social Structure: Poverty, Unemployment, Bonded Labour, Child Labour. Fields of Soclalwork India: Child Development, Development of Youth, Women's Empowerment, Welfare of aged, Welfare of Physically. Mentally and Social Handicapped, Welfare of backward Classes (Scs, STs and Other Backward Classes) Rural Development Urban Community Development, Medical And Psychiatric Social work, Industrial Social work, Social Security offender Reforms.