By: D.K Chaudhary
Q.1 Consider the following statements about the president of India? (UP. Lower Sub. 1998)
- He should be citizen of India by birth.
- He should have completed the age of 35 years.
- He should be qualified for election as a member of parliament.
Which of these statement is/are correct-
(A) only 1 (B) only2
(C) 1 and 2 (D) 1 and 3
|Article 58 (1) of the Indian constitution describes the qualification for the election of president. According to article 58(1) no person shall be eligible for election as president unless he-
1. Is a citizen of India.
2. Has completed the age of 35 years.
3. Is qualified for election as a member of the house of the people (Lok Sabha).
Q.2 A member of parliament of a state legislature can be elected as president but? (UP. PCS 2008)
(A) He will have to resign from his seat before contesting the election.
(B) He will have to relinquish his seat within 6 months of his election.
(C) He will have to relinquish his seat as soon as he is elected.
(D) An MP can contest but an MLA.
|According to the article 59 (1) of the Indian constitution, the president shall not be a member of either house of parliament or of a house of the legislature of any state, and it a member of either house of parliament of a house of the legislature of any state be elected president, he shall be deemed to have vacated his seat in that house on the date on which he enters upon his office as president.|
Q.3 Which article of the Indian constitution prescribes eligibility conditions for re—election to the post of the president of India? (Chhattisgarh PCS 2011)
(A) Article 52 (B) Article54
(C) Article 55 (D) Article 57
|Article 57 describes the eligibility for re—election to the post of the president of India. If provides “A ” person who holds, or who has held the office of president, shall subject to the other provisions of this constitution, be eligible for re—election to that office.|
Q.4 If there is any dispute regarding the presidential election, it can be referred to? (B. PCS 1992)
(A) Attorney General of India. (B) Parliament.
(C) Supreme Court of India. (D) None of these.
|If there is any doubt or dispute regarding the election of the president, it can be referred to the Supreme Court of India Act, 71 whose decision shall be final.|
Q.5 The president holds office for a term of 5 years from date on? (R.A.S/ R.T S 1996)
(A) Which he/ she is elected.
(B) Which is decided by Parliament.
(C) Which he enters upon his office/hold his office.
(D) Which is decided by election commission.
|According to article 56(1), president holds office for a term of 5 years from the date on which he enters upon his office.|
Q.6 To whom does the president of India address his resignation? (I.A.S 2009)
(A) Speaker of the Lok Sabha. (B) Vice—President of india.
(C) Chief Justice of India. (D) Prime Minister of India.
|According to Article 56(1)(a), the president addresses his resignation to the vice—president of India and then shall forthwith be communicated by him to the speaker of the house of the people Art,56 (2).|
Q.7 To whom the president of India submit his resignation? (Jharkhand PCS. 2013)
(A) The Speaker of Lok Sabha. (B) The Vice—President of India.
(C) The Chief Justice of India. (D) The Prime Minister of India.
|See the explanation of above question.|
Q.8 The president of India can be removed from his post by? (B.PCS 2005)
(A) The prime minister of India. (B) Lok Sabha.
(C) Chief Justice of India. (D) Parliament.
|According to the Article 56(1)(b), the president can be removed from his/her office by impeachment for the violation of the constitution and the process of impeachment can be stated by either houses of the parliament in accordance with provisions of Article 61.|
Q.9 Under which article of the Indian constitution can the president be impeached? (U.K PCS 2006)
(A) Article 356 (B) Article 75
(C) Article 76 (D) Article 61
|See the explanation of above question.|
Q.10 Under which one of the following Articles, the procedure for removal of the president of India through the process of impeachment has been laid down? (UP.PCS 2015)
(A) Article 53 (B) Article 61
(C) Article 74 (D) Article 13
|See the explanation of the above question.|