The Institute of Petroleum Studies University of Port-Harcourt is the foremost and most-valued institute for petroleum studies in Nigeria and West of Africa. The Institute has a partnership with IFP France and both co-awards certificate to graduands.
Situated in Port Harcourt City, Total Nigeria Plc is the major financier of this institute and has a special interest in recruiting their graduates. IPS graduates stand a better chance of getting a placement in the oil and gas industry than graduates from the conventional Nigerian universities.
A total of not more than 22 students are admitted every year after a rigorous selection process which comprises of an aptitude test and an interview.
This book contains past questions, likely questions and their respective answers for students intending to gain admission into the Institute for their one-year M.Sc Programme in Petroleum Engineering and Project Development.
You might be interested in the IPS Interview Guide which is the second stage of the selection process.
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IPS Entrance Test Past and Study Questions And Answers Kit
Sample Question 1
1. Solve the following set of simultaneous linear equations for
2A + 3B – C = -10
-A + 4B + 2C = -4
2A – 2B + 5C = 35
A. -2, -3, 5
B. 2, -3, 5
C. 2, 0, 5
D. 2, 3, -5
E. -2, -3, -5
2. At approximately what time between the hours of 12:00 noon and 1:00pm would the angle between the hour hand and the minute hand of a continuously driven clock be exactly 1800?
Sample Question 2
3. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Set of all rational negative numbers forms a group under multiplication
B. Set of all non-singular matrices forms a group under multiplication
C. Set of all matrices forms a group under multiplication
D. Both B and C
E. All of the above
4. The set of integers Z with the binary operation “*” defined as a*b = a+b+1 for a,
b ε Z, is a group. The identity element of this group is
Sample Question 3
5. Who studied heat conduction with a series of trigonometric terms to represent functions?
E. None of the above
6. Which of the following laws of electrical network is used in the node voltage analysis of the networks ?
A. Kirchoff's voltage Law
B. Faraday's Law
C. Kirchoff's Current Law
D. Ohm's Law
E. Stefan’s law
7. Which of the following is not used as a refrigerant ?
A. carbon monoxide
C. sulphur dioxide
D. carbon dioxide
Sample Question 4
8. A process in which no heat is supplied or rejected and entropy is constant is known as
A. adiabatic process
B. isentroic process
C. polytropic process
D. isothermal process
E. isochoric process
9. What year was Facebook invented?
10. The acronym ‘SIM’ means
A. single inline module
B. single identification module
C. subscriber’s identification module
D. subscriber’s identity method
E. simple inline memory
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