How is the President of India elected?

By Ruchika|Updated : September 5th, 2022

The President of India is elected by the electoral college which is formed by the members of  Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Legislative Assemblies of the states and the Union Territories. As there is no direct election, it is on the basis of the votes of the appointed electrical college that the President in India is elected.

President of India Election

The President of India is the most powerful and is considered the first citizen of the country. President also holds the positions of the head of the state of India and the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. It is the most prestigious post. The election for President in India is held every five years. Following are the part of electoral college that votes for the election of the Indian President:

  • Members of Lok Sabha
  • Members of Rajya Sabha
  • Legislative Assemblies of the States and the Union Territories (Delhi and Puducherry)

For a person to be elected as the President of India, it is important to be a citizen of India and should minimum be of 35 years of age. They should also qualify other conditions that are required to be elected as Lok Sabha members and should not be part of any for profit office under central or state government. 

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  • The President of India is elected by the electoral college which consists of the members of  Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Legislative Assemblies of the states and the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry.

  • The President of India is elected every 5 years. A president holds their office for 5 years starting the day they take control of their office.

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