UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following statements regarding the election of Vice-President of India.
    1. A person should not hold any office of profit under the Union Government or any State Government or any local authority or any other public authority. 
    2. A sitting President or Vice President of the Union, the Governor of any state is not deemed to hold any office of profit and hence, qualified for being a candidate for Vice President.
    3. The nomination of a candidate for election to the office of Vice President must be subscribed by at least 20 electors as proposers and 20 electors as seconders.
    4. Every candidate has to make a security deposit of Rs.15000 in the RBI.
    Which of the statements given above ore correct?

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)         1, 3 and 4         

    C)  All of these       

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The Vice President occupies the second highest office in the country. He/she is accorded a rank next to the President in the official warrant of precedence. Article under Part V of the Constitution deals with the education the Vice-President. Article 66 (3) lays down qualifications for the post of the Vice President. Statement 1 and 2 prescribes qualifications and  Statement 3 and 4 are related to election of the President.                                  

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