Q. With reference to Governor consider the following statements:
1.The position of Governor is similar to that of the President at the Union.
2.The Governor does not have power to choose anyone for minister.
3.The pleasure of the Governor means he has the right to dismiss the Chief Minister or ministers at his own will. 
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 3 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 2 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1: The position, role, powers, and conditions of office of the Governor are described in Articles 153-161 of the Constitution. The position of Governor is similar to that of the President at the Union. He is at the head of the state’s executive power.

Statement 2: The Governor does not have power to choose anyone for minister. He can appoint a minister only on the advice of the Chief Minister.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. The pleasure of the Governor does not mean he has the right to dismiss the Chief Minister or ministers at his own will.  The Governor can have his pleasure as long as the government enjoys majority in the House and he can withdraw his pleasure only when the government loses majority but refuses to quit.

Source: The Indian Express