NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers – Environmental Science


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NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers – Environmental Science

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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 – Environmental Science

  • Question1:What is the primary cause of the greenhouse effect?
    A Depletion of ozone layer
    B Increased carbon dioxide levels
    C Deforestation
    D Air pollution
    Answer: B Increased carbon dioxide levels
  • Question2: Which environmental issue is associated with the excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture?
    A Acid rain
    B Ozone depletion
    C Water pollution
    D Soil erosion
    Answer: C Water pollution
  • Question3: What does the term “biodiversity” refer to in environmental science?
    A The variety of plant and animal species in an ecosystem
    B The total biomass in an ecosystem
    C The number of human inhabitants in an area
    D The size of a protected wildlife reserve
    Answer: A The variety of plant and animal species in an ecosystem
  • Question4: Which gas is primarily responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer?
    A Carbon dioxide (CO2)
    B Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
    C Methane (CH4)
    D Nitrous oxide (N2O)
    Answer: B Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)Question5: What is the primary cause of ocean acidification?
    A Deforestation
    B Carbon sequestration
    C Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide
    D Overfishing
    Answer: C Increased atmospheric carbon dioxideQuestion6: Which environmental phenomenon is characterized by the accumulation of non-biodegradable waste materials in the ocean?
    A Desertification
    B Eutrophication
    C Marine pollution
    D Acid rain
    Answer: C Marine pollutionQuestion7: What is the term for the process of converting waste materials into reusable materials?
    A Incineration
    B Landfilling
    C Recycling
    D Composting
    Answer: C RecyclingQuestion8: Which international treaty aims to protect endangered species of flora and fauna?
    A Kyoto Protocol
    B Montreal Protocol
    C CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
    D Basel Convention
    Answer: C CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)Question9: What is the primary source of indoor air pollution in many households?
    A Carbon monoxide (CO)
    B Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
    C Radon gas
    D Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
    Answer: A Carbon monoxide (CO)Question10: What is the primary goal of sustainable agriculture?
    A Maximizing crop yields at any cost
    B Minimizing the use of synthetic fertilizers
    C Promoting long-term environmental and social stability in food production
    D Eliminating genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
    Answer: C Promoting long-term environmental and social stability in food productionQuestion11: What is the primary purpose of a wetland ecosystem?
    A Carbon sequestration
    B Water purification
    C Wildlife habitat
    D Urban development
    Answer: B Water purificationQuestion12: Which environmental process involves the breakdown of organic matter into simpler substances by microorganisms?
    A Decomposition
    B Photosynthesis
    C Erosion
    D Acidification
    Answer: A DecompositionQuestion13: What is the primary role of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process?
    A Identifying potential environmental hazards
    B Maximizing economic development
    C Approving construction projects without review
    D Evaluating the social benefits of a project
    Answer: A Identifying potential environmental hazardsQuestion14: Which gas is primarily responsible for the formation of ground-level ozone and smog?
    A Carbon dioxide (CO2)
    B Nitrogen oxide (NOx)
    C Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
    D Methane (CH4)
    Answer: B Nitrogen oxide (NOx)

    Question15: What is the primary purpose of a wildlife corridor?
    A Providing a place for recreation and tourism
    B Facilitating the movement of wildlife between fragmented habitats
    C Cultivating crops and livestock
    D Preventing soil erosion
    Answer: B Facilitating the movement of wildlife between fragmented habitats

    Question16: Which type of renewable energy harnesses the kinetic energy of moving water?
    A Solar power
    B Wind power
    C Hydropower
    D Geothermal power
    Answer: C Hydropower

    Question17: What is the primary role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?
    A Advocating for environmental regulations
    B Monitoring wildlife populations
    C Assessing and reporting on climate change science
    D Promoting fossil fuel use
    Answer: C Assessing and reporting on climate change science

    Question18: Which natural disaster is associated with the release of large amounts of energy from the Earth’s crust?
    A Tsunami
    B Hurricane
    C Tornado
    D Drought
    Answer: A Tsunami

    Question19: What is the term for the process of converting sunlight into electricity using semiconductor materials?
    A Photosynthesis
    B Solar thermal energy
    C Photovoltaics
    D Geothermal energy
    Answer: C Photovoltaics

    Question20: Which environmental organization focuses on the protection of endangered species and their habitats?
    A Greenpeace
    B World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
    C Sierra Club
    D United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Answer: B World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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