Polity Quiz 25th Oct 2017

BY: D.K Choudhary

Q.1     The Vice—president of the india is elected by the members of an electoral college comprising? (UPPCS Mains 2012)

(A)      Only elected members of both the houses of parliament.

(B)      All the members of both the houses of parliament.

(C)       Only elected members of Rajya Sabha and State Assemblies.

(D)      Only elected members of State Assemblies.


According to Article 66(1) the Vice—President is elected by the members of an electoral college composed of the members of both the houses of parliament in accordance with the system of proportional representation  by means of the single transferable vote.


Q.2     The vice—president of india is elected by? (UK PCS 2002)

(A)      The people

(B)      The electoral college which elects the president

(C)       The members of both the houses of parliament

(D)      The state legislatures


See the explanation of question no.1


Q.3     Which of the following statements about the vice—president of india are not correct? (UPPCS 2005)

  1. In order to be the vice—president a person must be qualified for election as a member of the house of the people.
  2. A member of the state legislature can be a candidate for this office.
  3. The term of the office of the vice president is the same as that of the president
  4. He can be removed through a formal impeachment.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(A)      1 and 2                      (B)      2 and 3

(C)       1 and 4                      (D)      3 and 4


Statement 1 and 4 are wrong by virtue of Article 66 (3) and 67(B). According  to article 67(B) of the constitution a vice president may be removed from his office by a resolution of the council of states by a majority of all the them members of the council and agreed to by the house of the people. No resolution for this purpose shall be moved unless at least 14 days notice has been given of intention to move the resolution.


Q.4     How is vice—president of india elected? (MPPCS 1996)

(A)      By direct national election.

(B)      Nomination by president.

(C)       By direct election by the MPs of Lok Sabha and MLAs of Vidhan Sabha.

(D)      By election by the MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Ans:- (D)

The vice—president is elected by the members of an electoral college of the members of both houses (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha ) of parliament [Act. 66(1)].


Q.5     Who among the following elects the vice—president of India?(UPPCS 2012)

  1. Member of Lok Sabha.
  2. Member of Rajya Sabha.
  3. Member of Legislative Assemblies.
  4. Member of Legislative Councils.


(A)      1 and 2 only                                    (B)      1 and 3 only

(C)       1, 2, and 3 only                  (D)      1,2,3,and 4

Ans:- (A)

See the Explanation of above Question


Q.6     The Vice—President may be removed from his office by a resolution of?(UPPCS 2013)

(A)      Council of State                                         (B)      Lok Sabha

(C)       Cabinet                                                         (D)      Council of Ministers

Ans:- (A)

The vice—president of india is the second highest constitutional office of india, after president. Article 63 of Indian constitution says that there shall be a vice president of india. The vice president shall act as president during casual vacancies in the office of president by reason of death, resignation impeachment or other situations.


Q.7 The proposal relating to dismissal of the vice president can be presented in?

(UPPCS 2007)

(A)      Any houses of parliament.                    (B)      Rajya Sabha

(C)       Lok Sabha                                                     (D)      None of the above

Ans:- (B)

See the Explanation of above question.


Q.8     A resolution for the vice president of india can be proposed in? (UPPCS 2003)

(A)      Lok Sabha only                                           (B)      Any houses of parliament

(C)       Joint session of parliament                   (D)      Rajya Sabha Olny

Ans:- (D)

See the Explanation of the above question.

Q.9     Who is the chairman of Rajya Sabha? (B PCS 2001)

(A)      The President                                 (B)      The Vice—President

(C)       The Prime Minister                      (D)      The Speaker of Lok Sabha

Ans:- (B)

Rajya Sabha is presided over by vice—president, but he is not the member of the upper house.


Q.10   Which one of the following is presided over by one who is not its member? (UPPCS 2004)

(A)      Lok Sabha                                         (B)      Rajya Sabha

(C)       Vidhan Sabha                                  (D)      Council of Minister

Ans:- (B)

See the Explanation of  above question.

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