How is the President of India Elected?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The President of India is elected by an electoral college consisting of members from the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Assemblies, and Union Territories. The members of the Legislative Council are not eligible to participate in the election of the President. Since there is no direct election, it is on the basis of the votes of the appointed Electoral College that the President is elected in India.

Election of President of India

The President of India is the most powerful person and is considered the first citizen of the country. The President also holds the office of the Head of State of India and the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. This is the most prestigious post. The President of India is elected every five years.

The following is part of the electoral college that votes for the election of the Indian President:

Eligibility for President of India

  • For a person to be elected as the President of India, he must be a citizen of India and must be at least 35 years of age.
  • He should also qualify for other conditions which are necessary to be elected as a member of Lok Sabha and should not be part of any beneficial office under the Central or State Government.

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