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WELCOME TO
THE PTDF INTERNET-BASED APTITUDE
TEST FOR THE AWARD OF OVERSEAS
M.Sc. SCHOLARSHIP 2010/2011.

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course of the examination.

This test comprises two parts, PARTS I & II.

PART I: GENERAL PAPER TIME ALLOWED: 5 MINUTES

This is the general paper. There are ten (10) questions and you are provided with five (5)
multiple choice answers for each one. Click on what you consider to be the correct answer to
each question.

You are required to attempt all questions. However, you are advised not to make guesses at the
answers to the questions since you will lose as many marks for an incorrect answer as you will
score for a correct answer.

Time allowed is Five (5) minutes.

PART II: TECHNICAL COMPETENCE. TIME ALLOWED: 10 MINUTES

This part is designed to assess your technical competence.

Table 1 is a list of courses for which scholarships are available and they have been grouped into
sixteen (16) sections; Sections A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, and P.
TABLE 1: COURSES FOR SCHOLARSHIP & CORRESPONDING QUESTION

SECTIONS.

SECTIONS COURSES FOR SCHOLARSHIP


A Computing Information System and Remote Sensing.

 Computing
B Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing.

 Environmental Remote Sensing

 Geographic Information System

 Remote Sensing and Computing


C Environmental & Safety Engineering.

 Environmental Engineering

 Fire & Explosion Engineering


 Health Safety and Environment
 Safety Engineering and Risk Management

D Engineering Geology
E Mechanical and Production Engineering

 Mechanical and Production Engineering


 Pipeline Engineering
 Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option)

F Marine and Offshore Engineering.

 Diving and Underwater Technology


 Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics
 Maritime Operations

 Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering


 Offshore and Ocean Technology
 Offshore Engineering
 Subsea Engineering

G Material Science and Corrosion Engineering.


 Corrosion Engineering

 Welding Engineering

H Petroleum Engineering.

 Drilling and Well Engineering


 Gas Engineering and Management
 Oil & Gas Engineering
 Petroleum , Gas & Energy Engineering
 Petroleum Engineering
 Petroleum Production Engineering
 Reservoir Engineering

I Oil and Gas Management.

 Gas Pipeline Economics & Engineering


 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

J Petroleum Geosciences

 Basin Evolution and Dynamics

 Geosciences of Subsurface Exploration Appraisal and


Development (GEOSEAD).
 Operations and Well Site Geology
 Petroleum Geochemistry
 Petroleum Geosciences

K Exploration Geophysics and Structural Geology.

 Exploration Geophysics
 Petroleum Geophysics
 Structural Geology with Geophysics

L Energy Systems Engineering

 Energy Systems Engineering

 Refinery Design and Operations

M Process Systems Engineering

 Bio fuels Development


 Biochemical Engineering
 Process Engineering Management
 Process System Engineering
 Reaction Engineering

N Applied Instrumentation and Control


O Petroleum Law and Policy

 Oil and Gas Law


 Petroleum Law and Policy

P Petroleum Accounting and Economics

 Petroleum Accounting
 Energy Finance
 Oil and Gas Management
 Energy Economics

STUDY THIS TABLE CAREFULLY and from it, CHOOSE ONE SECTION ONLY, that is
related to your area of expertise and for which you are seeking an overseas scholarship. Please
note that once you have chosen a section and logged onto it, the system will not allow you to
choose any other section, i.e., you will not be in a position to change your mind and seek your
fortune in another section. So you are advised to CAREFULLY and THOUGHTFULLY make
your choice.

You are required to attempt all the questions in the section you have chosen. There are five (5)
questions and you are provided with five (5) multiple choice answers for each one. Click on
what you consider to be the correct answer to each question. There is no penalty for wrong
answers.

Time allowed is Ten (10) minutes.

hoose the correct option.

If a square is four, how many is an octagon?


A. 2

B. 4
C. 6
D. 8
E. 12

(1) Multiply 50 by 50 one thousand times.


(2) Multiply 100 by 100 five hundred times.
How many times would you have to multiply the result of (2) to get (1)?
A. One billion times (58)

B. 50 to the 10th power


C. 25 by 25 five hundred times
D. 100 by 100 one thousand times
E. 2.5 to the 25th power

GSM is an acronym for ---------


A. Global System Magnet

B. Geographical Sent Message


C. Globally Sent Mail
D. Global System Mobile
E. Global Sent Mobile

N.I.C.O.N is an acronym for ----------------


A. National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria
B. Nigerian Insurance Corporation of Nigeria
C. National Insurance company of Nigeria
D. Nigerian Insurance Company of Nigeria
E. None of the above

The currency used in Isreal is -------------


A. Lira
B. Shekel
C. Dinar
D. Rupee
E. None of the above

A man ate 100 bananas in five days, each day eating 6 more than the previous day. How many bananas
did he eat on the first day?
A. 6

B. 8
C. 10
D. 12
E. 14

It was vacation time, and so I decided to visit my cousin's home. In the mornings, we both would go for a
jog. The evenings were spent on the tennis court. Tiring as these activities were, we could manage only
one per day, i.e., either we went for a jog or played tennis each day. There were days when we felt lazy
and stayed home all day long. Now, there were 15 mornings when we did nothing, 11 evenings when we
stayed at home, and a total of 14 days when we jogged or played tennis. For how many days did I stay at
my cousin's place?
A. 14

B. 16
C. 29
D. 24
E. 28

If a pentagon is 5, how many is an hexagon?


A. 4

B. 5
C. 6
D. 7
E. 8

What row of numbers comes next?


1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221
A. 1123123111

B. 11123113211
C. 1132113211
D. 1113213211
E. 1111132231

10

HIV is the acronym for-----------


A. Human Immune Virus

B. Human Immunization Virus


C. Human Internal Virus
D. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
E. Human Immunity Virus

11

Gen. Abubakar was a Military Head of State.


A. True

B. False

12

Abuja is to Nigeria as Cairo is to -----------


A. Cuba
B. Egypt
C. El Salvador
D. Argentina
E. Austria

13

What number comes next in this sequence: 917452, 97452, 9745, 975, ==?==
A. 975

B. 974
C. 97
D. 95
E. 94

14

A spectrum is made up of -------- colours.


A. 5

B. 6
C. 7
D. 8
E. None of the above

15

The Brainfriend calculator is low on batteries again. The following multiplication is wrong. Each line has
the correct numbers, but mixed up. The solution is correct though. What is the correct multiplication?
2147
3725 *
========
22084429
A. 1427 * 5237

B. 7421 * 3235
C. 2147 * 2735
D. 2147 * 7325
E. 4217 * 5237

16

MON is the acronym for ------------


A. Monetary Organisation of Nigeria
B. Medical Organisation of Nigeria
C. Member of the Order of the Niger
D. Master of the Order of Nigeria
E. None of the above

17

The Minister for Education as at 2005 was --------------


A. Prof. Fabian Osuji

B. Dr Iyorcha Ayu
C. Mrs Rita Akpan
D. Mallam Adamu Bello
E. None of the above

18

Morocco is to Casablanca as Cote d' Ivoire is to -------


A. Yamoussoukro

B. Dublin
C. Moscow
D. Athens
E. None of the above

19

A snake slides through a long cylindrical hole in the ground at 6 centimetres per second. The hole is 7.5
metres in length. The snake takes 14 seconds to enter the hole. How many seconds does the snake take
to exit the hole after entering it?
A. 125 seconds
B. 120 seconds
C. 110 seconds
D. 105 seconds
E. 90 seconds

21

Which of these are more 'ounces in gross pounds' or 'seconds in an hour'?


A. Seconds in an hour

B. Ounces in gross pounds


C. They are equal
D. Impossible to determine
E. The parameters cannot be measured

22

OON is an acronym for ------------


A. Officer of the Order of the Niger
B. Officer of the order of Nigeria
C. Organisation of Opticians in Nigeria
D. Official Organisation of Nurses
E. None of the above

23

----------, -----------, and ---------- States uses the title 'Emir' for their traditional rulers
A. Bauchi, Zaria and Ilorin

B. Sokoto, Kwara and Benue


C. Kwara, Ilorin and Borno
D. Borno, Zaria and Niger
E. None of the above

24
One dog tells the other that there are two dogs in front of me. The other one also shouts that he too had
two behind him. How many are they?
A. 1

B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

26

Find the number of ways of selecting 3 prefects in a class of 15 boys and 10 girls, if one of the prefects
must be a girl.
A. 1050.

B. 1005.
C. 1976.
D. 2300.

28

Which element has the highest first ionization energy?


A. sodium

B. aluminium
C. calcium
D. phosphorus

29

Chike must have passed the house five times yet, he was still not sure. Was this the house he had visited
so often in the past? The house he used to visit was a bungalow. This house too, was a bungalow. The
old house was situated between two-storied buildings; this one too, was so situated. But in spite of this
feeling of certainty, Chike had a vague suspicion that the house he had passed so often that day might be
the wrong house after all. Could an absence of two years have blurred his memory so badly? After a few
moments' hesitation, Chike began to move towards the house and then stopped, as if held back by an
invisible hand. His attention had been attracted by a girl of about twenty-four, who was tripping along the
pavement to his right. He turned and advanced towards her, and was about to call her by what he felt was
her name when he discovered that he had made a mistake in respect of her identity. Just as Chike turned
from the girl to continue his quest, he heard voices shouting, 'thief! thief!' and saw a crowd materialise in
seconds. At the head of this justice-impelled rabble, was a ludicrously fat woman who, inspite of her size,
bounced along with the agility of a prize athlete. This barrel bellowed loudest and clapped her hands
vigorously to punctuate her outburst. And as she did so, the surplus flesh on her podgy arms quivered.
'They are all the same,' this woman screamed, addressing nobody in particular. 'They dress gorgeously,
but underneath they are rogues'. Again, she clapped her hands and again, there was a quivering of loose
flesh. Chike was so busily occupied with watching the antics of this woman that he did not notice at first
that the object of her venom is the girl that he had seen earlier. It was this girl that was now surrounded
by the crowd, with many people groaning, sighing and hissing in unison. Chike relaxed and prepared to
watch the drama unfolding before him.

(Jamb 1997).

Many people in the crowd groaned, sighed and hissed because they were _____.

A. angry with the girl.


B. sorry for the girl.
C. sorry for the fat woman.
D. angry that the woman had lied against the girl.

31

Complete the square for the quadratic trinomial (x + 8)(2x + 5).


A. 2[x2 + 21x/2] + 601/4.

B. 2[x2 + 21x/2] + 521/2.


C. 2[x + 21/2]2 + 521/2.
D. 2[x + 21/2]2 - 361/2.

32

If a solid X floats in liquid P of relative density 1.5 and in liquid Q of relative density 2.0, it can be inferred
that

A. Weight of P displaced is greater than that of Q

B. Weight of P displaced is less than that of Q

C. Volume of P displaced is greater than that of Q

D. Volume of P displaced is less than that of Q.


33

Which of the following statements are correct of ΔH, the enthalpy of reaction? It is
A. the heat change accompanying a chemical reaction

B. negative for exothermic reactions


C. positive for endothermic reactions
D. all of the above
E. none of the above

From the options lettered A - E, fill the blank space with the word that is OPPOSITE IN MEANING
to the word(s) written in capital letters.

34 Opposite in Meaning to the word in Capital

One of the armed robbers was as DARING in his words as the other was _____.
A. morose

B. secretive
C. reckless
D. timid
E. rational

35

From a group of five boys and four girls a party of five is to be chosen for a special trip. In how many ways
can this be done if anyone can be chosen.
A. 126.

B. 15120.
C. 3024.
D. 84.

36

An infinitely virtual image is formed in an astronomical telescope with normal adjustment because
A. The focal length of the objective equals that of the eye piece.

B. The focal lengths is the sum of the distances between the objective and eye piece.
C. The objective lens has a shorter focal length.
D. None of the above.

37

A bullet is fired to attain a maximum range with an initial velocity 30m/s [g = 10m/s 2]. If the mass of the
bullet is 0.005kg. Calculate the kinetic energy of the bullet in the horizontal direction.
A. 2250m/s.

B. 1125m/s.
C. 225.0m/s.
D. 1250m/s/

38

Which of the following cannot be deduced from the electronic configuration of a transition metal?
A. Possession of magnetic properties

B. Ability to form complex ions


C. Position in the periodic table
D. Variable oxidation states

39 Opposite in Meaning to word in Capital

It is quite CUSTOMARY to introduce the guest speaker but ______ to insult him.
A. illegal

B. impolite
C. unusual
D. useless
E. pointless

40

One amongst the options below controls the percentage of light entering the eye
A. Pupil.

B. Iris.
C. Cornea.
D. Ciliary muscles.