Vice President II MCQ Answers and explanation

Vice President II MCQ Answers and explanation

Vice President II MCQ Answers and explanation

Vice President II MCQ Answers and explanation

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1 Correct option is (d).

Explanation:

  • The Vice-President is elected by an electoral college consisting of members (both elected and nominated) of both Houses of the Parliament.
  • His election is indirect and in accordance with the system of proportional reservation by means of single transferable vote and by secret ballot.
  • In First Past the Post system, the voters vote in favour of the candidate they prefer by indicating their preferences on a ballot sheet. The candidate who gets the maximum number of votes wins.

2 Correct option is (c).

Explanation:

Conditions for a person to be qualified for election of the Vice-President are:

  • He must be a citizen of India and must be more than 35 years in age.
  • He must be qualified to be elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • He must not hold any office of profit.
  • He cannot be a member of either House of Parliament or either House of State Legislature. If he is, then he ceases to be a member of that House on the day when he enters upon the office of the President.
  • His nomination must be subscribed by 20 electors as proposers and 20 electors as seconders. In case of election of the President, the nomination must be subscribed by 50 electors as proposers and 50 electors as seconders.

3 Correct option is (d).

Explanation:

  • Art. 66 deals with the election of the Vice-President.
  • The President can be removed from his office on the ground of ‘Violation of Constitution’. But for Vice-President no such ground is present under the Constitution.
  • The Vice-President and the President both can resign from their office by writing to each other.

4 Correct option is (c).

Explanation:

  • Warrant of Precedence tells the hierarchy of important positions of the country. It is only a ceremonial protocol having no role as much.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th rank are occupied by the President, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister and Governors of States respectively.

5 Correct option is (a).

Explanation: 

  • The Vice-President is the ex-officio chairperson of Rajya Sabha.
  • When a vacancy arises in the office of President because of expiration of his term, the incumbent President continues to hold his office (to prevent Interregnum) until new President enters upon the office.

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