Executive

The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/her appointment

  1. need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of the Lok Sabha within six months
  2. need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of one of the Houses within six months
  3. must be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament
  4. must be a member of the Lok Sabha

Answer

The Prime Minister is appointed by the President. The minimum age required is 25 years, as he can be the member of either house if not, must be within 6 months. In normal circumstances, the President can hardly exercise his discretion; the President's choice to appoint the Prime Minister is restricted to the leader of the Party with majority of Lok Sabha.

The correct option is B.