UPSC Law optional mains questions concept-wise analysis | Article 14
ANALYSIS OF ARTICLE 14 FOR UPSC LAW OPTIONAL MAINS
HOW IMPORTANT IS ARTICLE 14 FOR UPSC LAW OPTIONAL MAINS
In past 20 years of UPSC Law Optional Mains exam questions on article 14 was asked in 11 years altogether making 15 questions. Yes! 2 questions were asked form article 14 in the year 2013 and 2008.
In total 15 questions for 20 years has appeared, which means the probability of article 14 being asked in future UPSC Law optional mains is 0.75, which is quite high.
Therefore its an important topic which shall not be skipped.
WHAT ARE IMPORTANT AREAS UNDER ARTICLE 14 ?
By glancing the above questions and identifying their core concepts we can observe the following
1. Basic concepts of rule of law
2. Article 14 – with its two components ( facets ) – Equality before law and Equal protection of law
3. Test of reasonable classification under article 14 – Intelligible differentia + rational nexus to object sought to be achieved
4. Arbitrariness is anti- thesis to equality – EP Royappa V. TN
Are the major concepts that shall never be skipped while reading article 14 for UPSC Law Optional Mains