The President nominates 12 members of the Rajya Sabha according to

Answer : D


Rajya Sabha is a permanent body and is not subject to dissolution. However, one third of the members retire every second year, and are replaced by newly elected members. Each member is elected for a term of six years. The Vice President of India is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

Which of the following is not an essential qualification for appointment as a Governor ?

Answer : B


The Governor of a State shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal (Article 155). A person to be eligible for appointment as Governor should be citizen of India and has complete age of 35 years (Article 157).

When can a President use his discretion in appointing the Prime Minister ?

Answer : A


The President can act on his discretion (that is, without the advice of the ministers) in the appointment of Prime Minister when no party has a clear majority in the Lok Sabha or when the Prime Minister in office dies suddenly and there is no obvious successor.