Q. Which of the following is/are qualification/s for election as President?
1.He should be a citizen of India.
2.He should have completed 35 years of age.
3.He should be qualified for election as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: A person to be eligible for election as President should fulfill the following qualifications:

  • He should be a citizen of India.
  • He should have completed 35 years of age.
  • He should be qualified for election as a member of the Lok Sabha.
  • He should not hold any office of profit under the Union government or any state government or any local authority or any other public authority.

A sitting President or Vice President of the Union, the Governor of any state and a minister of the Union or any state is not deemed to hold any office of profit and hence qualified as a presidential candidate.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity