NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers – Microbiology


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NDDC Scholarship Past Questions And Answers – Microbiology

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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 – Microbiology

Question 1: Which scientist is known for his contributions to the development of the germ theory of disease?
A Louis Pasteur
B Robert Hooke
C Anton van Leeuwenhoek
D Charles Darwin
 Answer: A Louis Pasteur

Question 2: What is the study of microorganisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye called?
A Bacteriology
B Virology
C Microbiology
D Mycology
Answer: C Microbiology

Question 3: Which of the following is a prokaryotic microorganism?
A Fungus
B Virus
C Bacterium
D Protozoan
 Answer: C Bacterium

Question 4: What is the process by which bacteria reproduce by dividing into two identical daughter cells called?
A Meiosis
B Mitosis
C Binary fission
D Budding
Answer: C Binary fission

Question 5: Which microorganism is responsible for causing malaria?
A Bacteria
B Virus
C Fungus
D Protozoan
 Answer: D Protozoan

Question 6: What is the protective outer layer found in many bacterial cells called?
A Capsule
B Cell membrane
C Nucleus
D Cytoplasm
Answer: A Capsule

Question 7: Which of the following is NOT a type of white blood cell involved in the body’s immune response?
A Neutrophil
B Eosinophil
C Basophil
D Thrombocyte
Answer: D Thrombocyte

Question 8: Which structure in a bacterial cell is responsible for locomotion?
A Flagellum
B Pili
C Capsule
D Cell wall
Answer: A Flagellum

Question 9: What is the name of the molecule that carries genetic information in a virus?
C Protein
D Lipid
Answer: B RNA (or A) DNA depending on the type of virus)

Question 10: Which scientist is credited with the discovery of penicillin, the first antibiotic?
A Alexander Fleming
B Louis Pasteur
C Robert Koch
D Edward Jenner
Answer: A Alexander Fleming

Question 11: What is the term for the process of heat treatment used to kill or deactivate microorganisms in food or other substances?
A Fermentation
B Pasteurization
C Sterilization
D Disinfection
Answer: B Pasteurization

Question 12: Which type of microorganism is used in the production of bread and beer through fermentation?
A Bacteria
B Virus
C Fungus
D Protozoan
 Answer: C Fungus (yeast)

Question 13: What is the study of viruses called?
A Virology
B Bacteriology
C Mycology
D Protozoology
 Answer: A Virology

Question 14: Which organelle in eukaryotic cells is responsible for protein synthesis?
A Nucleus
B Mitochondria
C Endoplasmic reticulum
D Golgi apparatus
 Answer: A Nucleus

Question 15: What is the term for the transfer of genetic material from one bacterial cell to another through direct contact?
A Conjugation
B Transformation
C Transduction
D Replication
 Answer: A Conjugation

Question 16: Which of the following is a disease caused by a prion, a type of infectious protein?
B Mad Cow Disease
C Tuberculosis
D Influenza
 Answer: B Mad Cow Disease

Question 17: What is the main function of the Golgi apparatus in eukaryotic cells?
A Protein synthesis
B Energy production
C Lipid storage
D Protein modification and sorting
Answer: D Protein modification and sorting

Question 18: What is the term for the process by which microorganisms break down organic matter into simpler substances?
A Fermentation
B Decomposition
C Respiration
D Replication
Answer: B Decomposition

Question 19: Which of the following is an example of a sexually transmitted infection (STI)?
A Influenza
B Tuberculosis
C Syphilis
D Malaria
Answer: C Syphilis

Question 20: What is the primary function of the enzyme lysozyme in the human body?
A Digesting carbohydrates
B Breaking down lipids
C Attacking bacterial cell walls
D Promoting blood clotting
Answer: C Attacking bacterial cell walls

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