The competition in "Social Sciences: Person. Society. State" (120 min.) is held in online and on-site.
The Competition Social Sciences: Person. Society. State is based on the Sociology, Law, and Political Science sections of the standard course of social studies.
The assignments for both the 10th and 11th grades consists of six tasks — three are focused on topics from the "Person and Society" section, three — on topics from the "State" section. A maximum of 100 points can be awarded for completing the entire assignment.
Task 1 requires to analyze a certain statement on the sociological topic, define the discussed problem, propose its theoretical explanation, and illustrate it using the relevant examples.
Task 2 describes a biographical situation, which shall be interpreted and explained using sociological concepts and theories.
Task 3 requires analyzing any paradox taken from fiction or from the works of classical authors from various social sciences.
Task 4 requires analyzing any statement related to the state and government problem or analyzing any real-world problem of state administration.
Task 5 describes the situation that shall be interpreted and explained using social, political, and economic theories and concepts.
Task 6 requires describing, interpreting, and analyzing any real historical event related to politics and the state.
When solving tasks, the participant should demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to specific situations, as well as the knowledge of social studies, including major terms and concepts, the ability to use them correctly, knowledge of key theories and concepts related to the considered problems, their authors, and key categories.
Rules of Participation in Online Competitions
Before the Competitions:
1. Sign in to your Personal Account and check date and time of participation (Moscow time) in the Competitions you have chosen (Date and Time of Participation in the menu).
2. To participate, you will need a PC or a laptop connected to the Internet and meeting the minimum technical requirements, and also a smartphone with a front camera. Minimum requirements and links for system and equipment testing are in the Instruction for Participants.
3. If you meet any problems during testing, please send a message to WhatsApp or Telegram (+7 909 628 44 25) with a screenshot and description of the error.
During the Competitions:
4. Make sure your laptop and smartphone are fully charged; they better are connected to the charger beforehand.
5. On chosen date and time (pt. 1) go to https://go.startexam.com/hsetest and sign in to the Testing Center with the email that you used for registration to HSE GSC 2022.
6. For authorization, take a photo of your face and upload your passport or ID copy (it must contain your photo and personal data)
7. Join the Competition and complete it.
Attention! Participants who are late to the beginning of the online Competition in the proctoring system (according to Schedule), but no more than 20 minutes, are still able to participate; Competition duration is not changing in this case.
Rules of Participation in On-Site Competitions
1. All participants must bring the following: their passport or another ID (with a photograph); a pen with black or blue ink (all assignments should be completed with a
pen); drinking water and chocolate (if you wish); a printed Cover Page (with your registration number).
Attention! If you plan to take part in more than one subject areas (but no more than 5), please make sure you bring one copy of a cover page for each event you wish to participate in.
2. We strongly recommend that you arrive at the Competition venue at least 30 minutes prior to the start.
3. If you are late for the Competition, you may still take part, but you will not get any extension to complete your assignments.
4. Participants are allowed to have the following items on their desks: identification documents, stationery and writing materials, drinking water, and chocolate.
5. You will receive a special form to complete your assignment at the venue and paper for notes.
6. During Competition events, you cannot have any electronic devices on your desk (including pocket PCs, communicators, telephones, players and any other technical means), as well as any auxiliary materials (including your own paper for notes), reference books, directories and other items, which participants must not use during the Competition event. You may not communicate and exchange any items with other participants or leave your seat without the permission of the Organizing Committee. Furthermore, you are not allowed to use these materials and devices either in the classroom or in any other room at the Competition venue until the time when you are expected to complete your assignments.
7. You may not leave the classroom during on-site Competition events.
8. You may leave the classroom at the end of the on-site Competition event after you hand in your completed cover (registration) page and the completed assignment form, as well as your draft notes (they will not be reviewed and shall be destroyed), to the Organizing Committee.
9. If there is any violation of the Rules, or if a participant refuses to observe the Rules, he/she shall be disqualified and not be able to appeal against this decision. A
disqualification shall be drawn up in a special statement, signed by at least two members of the Organizing Committee and personally acknowledged by the participant. If the disqualified participant refuses to sign the statement, the phrase “Refused to sign” shall be written down on it. All results obtained by the participant in a given subject area shall be declared null.
10. Competition criteria, assessment methods, and results of the completion of competition assignments cannot be appealed.