NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers – Biotechnology


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NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers – Biotechnology

Download the NDDC Scholarship Biotechnology Test Past Questions Practice Pack For 2023, 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: 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 – Biotechnology

  • Question 1: What is the main function of ribosomes in a cell?
    A Synthesizing lipids
    B Storing genetic information
    C Protein synthesis
    D ATP production
    Answer: C Protein synthesis
  • Question 2: Which of the following is NOT a component of the central dogma of molecular biology?
    A DNA replication
    B RNA transcription
    C Protein translation
    D Enzyme activation
    Answer: D Enzyme activation
  • Question 3: What is the process by which a DNA molecule is copied to produce two identical DNA molecules?
    A Translation
    B Transcription
    C Replication
    D Reverse transcription
    Answer: C Replication
  • Question 4: Which organelle is responsible for breaking down cellular waste and cellular digestion?
    A Nucleus
    B Mitochondria
    C Lysosome
    D Endoplasmic reticulum
    Answer: C Lysosome
  • Question 5: What is the full form of DNA?
  • A Deoxyribonucleic Acid
    B Ribonucleic Acid
    C Deoxyribose Nitrogenous Acid
    D Deoxyribose Nucleotide Acid
    Answer: A Deoxyribonucleic Acid
  • Question 6: What is the genetic material of a virus made of?
    A RNA
    B DNA
    C Protein
    D Lipid
    Answer: A
  • Question7  RNA or B) DNA (depends on the type of virus)Question 7: Which scientist is credited with the discovery of the structure of DNA?
    A Rosalind Franklin
    B Gregor Mendel
    C James Watson and Francis Crick
    D Albert Einstein
    Answer: C James Watson and Francis Crick
  • Question 8: What is the process by which RNA is synthesized from a DNA template?
    A Replication
    B Translation
    C Transcription
    D Transformation
    Answer: C Transcription
  • Question 9: Which of the following is a greenhouse gas?
    A Oxygen (O2)
    B Carbon dioxide (CO2)
    C Nitrogen (N2)
    D Hydrogen (H2)
    Answer: B Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Question 10: In genetics, what term refers to the observable characteristics of an organism, determined by its genetic makeup and environmental factors?
    A Genotype
    B Phenotype
    C Allele
    D Homozygous
    Answer: B Phenotype
  • Question 11: What is the purpose of gel electrophoresis in molecular biology?
    A To amplify DNA
    B To separate DNA fragments by size
    C To analyze RNA structure
    D To replicate DNA
    Answer: B To separate DNA fragments by sizeQuestion 12: What is the basic unit of heredity and inheritance in living organisms?
    A Gene
    B Chromosome
    C Nucleotide
    D Enzyme
    Answer: A GeneQuestion 13: Which of the following is an example of a genetically modified organism (GMO)?
    A Banana
    B Tomato
    C Apple
    D Corn
    Answer: D CornQuestion 14: Which of the following is the correct order of the stages in the cell cycle?
    A G1 phase, S phase, G2 phase, M phase
    B G2 phase, G1 phase, S phase, M phase
    C M phase, G1 phase, S phase, G2 phase
    D S phase, M phase, G1 phase, G2 phase
    Answer: A G1 phase, S phase, G2 phase, M phaseQuestion 15: What is the enzyme responsible for unwinding the DNA double helix during replication?
    A DNA polymerase
    B DNA helicase
    C RNA polymerase
    D DNA ligase
    Answer: B DNA helicaseQuestion 16: Which of the following is an example of a renewable energy source?
    A Coal
    B Natural gas
    C Solar power
    D Oil
    Answer C Solar powerQuestion 17: In genetic inheritance, what term describes an individual with two different alleles for a specific gene?
    A Heterozygous
    B Homozygous
    C Dominant
    D Recessive
    Answer: A HeterozygousQuestion 18: What is the function of mitochondria in a cell?
    A Photosynthesis
    B Cellular respiration
    C Protein synthesis
    D DNA replication
    Answer: B Cellular respirationQuestion 19: Which of the following is a eukaryotic cell organelle involved in the synthesis and packaging of proteins?
    A Mitochondria
    B Ribosome
    C Golgi apparatus
    D Lysosome
    Answer: C Golgi apparatus

    Question 20: What is the genetic code for the amino acid tryptophan?
    A TTT
    B GCC
    C TGA
    D CAA
    Answer: D) CAA

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