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NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers – Architecture

Download the NDDC Scholarship Architecture Test Past Questions Practice Pack from this page in PDF format. The NDDC Scholarship test past questions pack makes your preparation easier and much better. Featuring questions from previous assessments as well as solutions to these questions.

About NDDC Nigeria

The Niger Delta Development Commission is a federal government agency established by Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo in the year 2000 with the sole mandate of developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

  • About The NDDC Scholarship 

  • The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Scholarship is a program initiated by the Nigerian government to provide educational opportunities for students from the Niger Delta region. The Niger Delta region is known for its significant oil and gas reserves, but it has also faced numerous socio-economic challenges. One of the ways the government aims to address these challenges is by offering scholarships to qualified students from the region to pursue higher education overseas.
  • The amount for the foreign scholarship shall be based on the prevailing exchange rate of the Naira.Current Application Closing Date is 3rd November, 2023.

    Application Procedure

  • 1.The following documents must be attached to the application:
    2.Recent passport photograph
    3.Local Government Identification Letter
    4.Post Graduate admission letter from a recognized overseas university
    Relevant degrees from recognized universities
    5.NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate
    6.Upon successful completion of the application form, a registration number will be automatically assigned.
    7.Applicants are advised to print a hard copy of the online-generated acknowledgment for future reference.
    8.All shortlisted applicants will be announced and posted on the NDDC website: www.nddc.gov.ng. These shortlisted candidates will subsequently be required to take part in a Computer-Based Test (CBT).
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible for the scholarship, a scholar must hail from the Niger Delta Region and have achieved a First Class Degree, Second Class Upper, or Lower Division.

  • The Selection Process

  • 1. Initial Application: Interested candidates must submit an online application via the Commission’s Website.
    2. Preliminary Shortlisting: Candidates will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:
    WASSCE/NECO results
    3. Undergraduate Degree classification (1st Class, Second Class Upper/Lower)
    4. Local Government Identification
    5. Computer-Based Test: Shortlisted candidates will undergo a computer-based test conducted by our consultants in Rivers State.
    6. Minimum Test Score: Candidates must achieve a minimum score of 70% in the test to proceed to the next stage.
    7. Further Shortlisting: Candidates who successfully pass the test will be further shortlisted.
    8. Final Verification: The final verification of the candidates will be done through the Local Government Area (LGA) and Community Development Committee (CDC).

About the NDDC Scholarship test format

NDDC overseas scholarship test was conducted by Cinfores-Ltd, between 2010 and 2015. Since 2016, the tests are now conducted by MEIL (MARG Educational International Limited).

The test usually comprises of 2 sections –

1. General questions which everyone will have to sit, and

2. Discipline-based questions.

For example, candidates in Engineering and Science related disciplines could take a mix of science-based questions like maths, English, physics and chemistry for part 1, then discipline-specific questions for part 2. The  test usually last between 30 to 60 minutes.

  • Sample Past Questions And Answers for NDDC Scholarship – Architecture

Question 1: Who is considered one of the most influential architects of the 20th century and is known for his organic architecture style?
A Frank Lloyd Wright
B Le Corbusier
C I. M. Pei
D  Zaha Hadid
Answer: A Frank Lloyd Wright

Question 2: What is the term for a detailed, scaled drawing of a building, often used in architectural design and construction?
A Blueprint
B Sketch
C Watercolor
D Elevation
Answer: A Blueprint

Question 3: Which architectural style is characterized by the use of ornate decoration, arches, and elaborate facades, often associated with churches and cathedrals in the Middle Ages?
A Renaissance
B Gothic
C Baroque
D  Modernist
Answer: B Gothic

Question 4: What does the acronym “LEED” stand for in the context of sustainable architecture and green building design?
A Low-Energy Efficient Design
B Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
C Local Environmental Energy Directive
D Lean Engineering and Ecological Development
Answer: B Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Question 5: In architectural design, what is the purpose of a “cantilever”?
A To support a roof structure
B To create a sense of balance in a building
C To extend a structural element beyond its support
D To provide natural lighting
Answer: C To extend a structural element beyond its support

Question 6: Who designed the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia?
A Frank Gehry
B Le Corbusier
C Jørn Utzon
D Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Answer: C Jørn Utzon

Question 7: What is the term for a three-dimensional model of a building, often used by architects and designers for visualization?
A Blueprint
B Elevation
C Maquette
D Isometric drawing
Answer: C Maquette

Question 8: What architectural style is known for its use of clean lines, open spaces, and the principle that form should follow function?
A Postmodernism
B Brutalism
C Modernism
D Deconstructivism
Answer: C Modernism

Question 9: In architecture, what does the term “fenestration” refer to?
A The arrangement of windows and doors in a building
B The structural support system of a building
C The roof design and materials
D The use of natural lighting in interior spaces
Answer: A The arrangement of windows and doors in a building

Question 10: Which famous architect is known for his use of geometric shapes and minimalist design principles, and designed the Barcelona Pavilion?
A Frank Gehry
B Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
C Antoni Gaudí
D Renzo Piano
Answer: B Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Question 11: What is the term for a design principle that emphasizes balance, symmetry, and harmony in architecture?
A Asymmetry
B Radial symmetry
C Proportion
D Axial symmetry
Answer: D Axial symmetry

Question 12: What architectural element provides support for the walls and roof of a building and may include columns, beams, and arches?
A Façade
B Foundation
C Parapet
D Structure
Answer: D Structure

Question 13: In architectural history, which ancient civilization is known for its ziggurats, a type of stepped pyramid structure?
A Egyptian
B Greek
C Mesopotamian
D Roman
Answer: C Mesopotamian

Question 14: What is the term for the practice of designing buildings and spaces to be accessible and usable by people with disabilities?
A Universal design
B Aesthetic design
C Sustainable design
D Parametric design
Answer: A Universal design

Question 15: Which famous architect designed the Fallingwater house, known for its integration with nature and use of cantilevers?
A Frank Lloyd Wright
B Le Corbusier
C Alvar Aalto
D Frank Gehry
Answer: A Frank Lloyd Wright

Question 16: What does the acronym “AIA” stand for in the context of architecture and the architectural profession?
A Architectural Innovation Association
B American Institute of Architects
C Association of International Architects
D Architecture and Interior Design
Answer: B American Institute of Architects

Question 17: In architectural terminology, what is the purpose of a “parapet”?
A To provide structural support
B To create a decorative façade
C To serve as a protective barrier at the edge of a roof or balcony
D To maximize natural lighting
Answer: C To serve as a protective barrier at the edge of a roof or balcony

Question 18: What architectural style, popular in the 19th century, is characterized by its use of pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses?
A Neoclassical
B Gothic Revival
C Art Deco
D Rococo
Answer: B Gothic Revival

Question 19: In architectural design, what is the purpose of a “cupola”?
A To provide natural ventilation
B To support the roof structure
C To serve as a decorative element on the roof
D To increase energy efficiency
Answer: A To provide natural ventilation

Question 20: Which architectural style, characterized by its use of natural materials and harmony with the environment, is often associated with the works of Frank Lloyd Wright?
A Brutalism
B Organic architecture
C Deconstructivism
D Postmodernism
Answer: B Organic architecture

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