NDDC Scholarship Test Past Questions And Answers For Geology


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NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers for Geology

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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 – Geology

Question1. What is the branch of geology that focuses on the study of Earth’s internal structure and composition?
A Petrology
B Geomorphology
C Seismology
D Mineralogy
Answer: A Petrology

Question2. Which rock type is formed from the solidification of molten magma below the Earth’s surface?
A Sedimentary rock
B Igneous rock
C Metamorphic rock
D Conglomerate rock
Answer: B Igneous rock

Question3. What is the process by which sedimentary rocks are formed through the accumulation and compaction of mineral and organic particles?
A Weathering
B Erosion
C Deposition
D Subduction
Answer: C Deposition

Question4. Which of the following is a characteristic feature of karst topography?
A Glaciers
B Sinkholes
C Sand dunes
D Fjords
Answer: B Sinkholes

Question5: What type of fault occurs when the hanging wall moves downward relative to the footwall due to extensional stress?
A Normal fault
B Reverse fault
C Strike-slip fault
D Thrust fault
Answer: A Normal fault

Question6: Which of the following minerals is commonly found in granite?
A Quartz
B Halite
C Gypsum
D Calcite
Answer: A Quartz

Question7: What is the term for the study of the Earth’s magnetic field and its variations over time?
A Magnetology
B Paleontology
C Geomagnetism
D Tectonics
Answer: C Geomagnetism

Question8: Which of the following processes involves the physical and chemical breakdown of rocks at or near the Earth’s surface?
A Metamorphism
B Lithification
C Weathering
D Subduction
Answer: C Weathering

Question9: What type of volcanic eruption is characterized by a violent explosion and the ejection of pyroclastic materials?
A Effusive eruption
B Plinian eruption
C Shield eruption
D Strombolian eruption
Answer: B Plinian eruption

Question10: What is the name of the boundary between two tectonic plates where they move away from each other?
A Convergent boundary
B Divergent boundary
C Transform boundary
D Subduction boundary
Answer: B Divergent boundary

Question11: Which mineral is the main constituent of limestone?
A Quartz
B Feldspar
C Calcite
D Mica
Answer: C Calcite

Question12: What type of rock is formed from the alteration of pre-existing rocks due to heat and pressure?
A Igneous rock
B Sedimentary rock
C Metamorphic rock
D Conglomerate rock
Answer: C Metamorphic rock

Question13: The study of fossils and ancient life forms is called:
A Geochronology
B Paleontology
C Geophysics
D Stratigraphy
Answer: B Paleontology

Question14: Which of the following is not a type of seismic wave?
A P-wave
B S-wave
C T-wave
D Surface wave
Answer: C T-wave

Question15: What is the process of converting organic material into oil and gas within the Earth’s crust called?
A Weathering
B Erosion
C Metamorphism
D Petroleum maturation
Answer: D Petroleum maturation

Question16: Which geological era is known as the “Age of Dinosaurs”?
A Precambrian
B Paleozoic
C Mesozoic
D Cenozoic
Answer: C Mesozoic

Question17: What is the primary driving force behind plate tectonics?
A Gravitational pull
B Earth’s magnetic field
C Convection currents in the mantle
D Solar radiation
Answer: C Convection currents in the mantle

Question18: What is the scale used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes?
A Richter scale
B Beaufort scale
C Mercalli scale
D Mohs scale
Answer: A Richter scale

Question19: Which type of rock is formed from the accumulation of organic remains, such as shells and plant material?
A Igneous rock
B Sedimentary rock
C Metamorphic rock
D Conglomerate rock
Answer: B Sedimentary rock

Question20: What is the study of the Earth’s past climates and the changes in climate over geological time called?
A Meteorology
B Climatology
C Paleoclimatology
D Oceanography
Answer: C Paleoclimatology

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