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INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS) UNIPORT APPLICANTS' TEST AND INTERVIEW TOOLS


Before you delve into the questions, may I tell you some useful tips that will be of help as you take the test and prepare for the interview!ips uniportView IPS Frequently asked Questions and Answers
First and foremost, you must know that IPS is the best school for oil and gas studies in Nigeria and West Africa in general. Second is the Centre of Excellence run by Shell at the University of Benin while the third is the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja M.Sc in Petroleum Engineering. These three schools ensure that you have your M.Sc in 12-calendar months, a feat which is not possible in the Nigerian conventional university system.
Though the above schools are very expensive, which is why companies sponsor a greater part of the cost of running petroleum-related courses in them. The standard cost of the training you will receive from IPS is roughly N5m but Total pays this amount while you pay stipends for accommodation and tuition.
Now back to business, IPS was standard in the year 2003 with Prof. Joseph Ajenka as the first Director but upon his appointment as Uniport VC, the mantle was handed over to Prof. Mike Onyekonwu who is the present Director.
It is that you know the motto and vision of IPS as this do come up unexpectedly in tests and interviews.
IPS Vision
The vision of the Institute of Petroleum Studies is to become the foremost international Centre of Excellence in Petroleum Geosciences & Technology, Petroleum Economics & Management, and Petroleum Policy & Strategic Studies in Africa.
IPS Mission
The mission of the Institute is to meet the needs of the petroleum industry through a commitment to excellence in training, applied research, continuing education and capacity building.

IPS has sister institutes namely Offshore Technology Institute (OTI) that offer M.Sc in Pipeline Engineering and Offshore Engineering, Emerald Energy Institute, Centre for Occupational health, safety and environment, Centre for oil and gas technology, Centre for gas, refining and petrochemicals, centre for petroleum geosciences etc
The entrance test into IPS is computer based at the School of Basic Studies of Uniport. 100 questions are expected to be answered and the cut-off mark is based on the general performance of students. Last year was 40.
Because of the large number of students that do enroll for IPS aptitude test and heavy network downpour, the test is administered in batches successively usually 3 batches.
After the expiration of your allocated time, the system automatically submits your work and logs you out after which the next candidate will make use of the system.
On that morning, after attendance, you will be given you unique pass code which you will use to log in.
Very importantly, only 20 or 21 persons are needed in a year in IPS but over 500 students write the test where below 100 are invited for interview and final selection made.
The bitter truth:I don’t mean to discourage you nor to underrate the potency of your belief but I must tell you the truth as an insider. Though the IPS advert has it that Second Class Upper Division (21) students are needed only but your 21 must be 4.0 or above (i.e. your CGPA) to be at an advantage.
Record has it that recently, no IPS students has a CGPA less than 4.0 in his transcript.
What are the things needed for final selection?
I will write it out categorically in my IPS Interview Guide.You can order for it on our website.
Those people who never made the interview are referred to the IPS sister institutes for consideration though this is not a guarantee. See our IPS interview Guide for more
THE TEST STRUCTURE
The IPS entrance test is in this format:
English Language>20 questions
Mathematics>25 questions
Biology, Current Affairs, Computer Knowledge>10 questions
Physics>10 questions
Chemistry>10 questions
Basic engineering>25 questions
You are expected to answer all these questions in 1hr or thereabout. Please, make sure you monitor your time very closely and use the last 2 minutes to tick every suspected answer to any unanswered question. You might just be lucky to get 2 to 6 questions correctly by guessing and intuition.
In my IPS Interview Guide, I will tell you the length your test score can go in getting you into IPS.
THE IPS TOOLS YOU NEED FOR THIS TEST
In addition to this past questions and answers, the following tests are needed for your preparation for the IPS test.

  1. 1001 Solved Engineering Fundamentals Problems, 3rd_ed. by Michael R. Lindeburg
  2. FE Review Manual Rapid Preparation for the General Fundamentals of Engineering Exam 2ed. Note that the 3rd edition of this book is available and is mostly referred to by examiners but the 2nd edition is easily downloadable freely online. To get a copy of the 3rd edition, we charge N4000 for it.
  3. Barron Fundamentals of Engineering Examinations. This is not free online but you can buy it from us at N5000.
  4. Evergreen Verbal Workbook for Advanced Exams
  5. Evergreen IPS Past Questions and Answers
  6. Evergreen IPS Interview Guide
  7. IPS questions are mostly repeated, therefore, we update after few years that new question sets must have emerged.


INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
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2004/2005 COMPUTER BASED TEST


INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
2005/2006 COMPUTER BASED TEST
INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
2006/2007 COMPUTER BASED TEST


INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
2007/2008 COMPUTER BASED TEST


INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
2008/2009 COMPUTER BASED TEST


INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
2009/2010 COMPUTER BASED TEST


INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
2010/2011 COMPUTER BASED TEST


INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
2014/2015 COMPUTER BASED TEST


INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
2015/2016 COMPUTER BASED TEST


INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM STUDIES (IPS)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
2018/2019 COMPUTER BASED TEST


SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR IPS 2014/2015 CBT EXAMINATION

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow
Etymologically, people in the United States in the nineteenth century were haunted by the prospect that unprecedented change in the nation’s economy would bring social chaos.

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Rapid industrialization and increased geographic mobility in the nineteenth century had special implications for women because these tended to magnify social distinctions.
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  1. The word “its” refers to
  2. Population
  3. Generation
  4. Century
  5. Birth rate
  6. According to the passage, as the nineteenth century progressed, the people of the United States
  7. Often settled in the West
  8. Had a higher rate of birth than ever before
  9. Tended to change the place in which they lived
  10. Emigrated to other countries

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12. Court : Justice :: Police : ?
A. Inspectors
B. Crime
C. Order
D. Prison
E. Handcuffs
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37. Expand the function f(x) about a = 0 to obtain f(b). What are the first two terms of the Taylor series?
f(x) =
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
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63. The substance least considered as a source of environmental pollution is
A. Uranium
B. Lead compounds
C. Organophorous compounds
D Mercaptans
E. Silicate minerals
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66. The founders of yahoo are
A. Jerry Yang and David Filo
B. Mark Zuckerberg and James Cisco
C. Bill Gate and O’Neil
D. Marrisa Meyer and Bill Gate
E. Dan Armstrong and Mark Zuckerberg
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69. The permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations are
A. Britain, Japan, Australia, Germany and the United States
B. Germany, France, Poland, Hungary and China
C. United States, Russia, France, Britain and China
D. United States, Russia, France, Britain and Japan
E. United States, Britain, France, Russia and Nigeria
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71. A computer signal that stops the execution of the current instruction is called which of the following?
A. keystroke
B. dispatch table
C. interrupt
D. switch
E. loop
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79. A sodium surface is illuminated with light having a wavelength of 300nm. The work function for sodium metal is 2.46 eV. The maximum kinetic energy of the ejected photoelectrons is
A. 1.67 eV
B. 16.7 eV
C. 0.16 eV
D. 167 eV
E. 1.67 eV
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94. An oven has an inner wall temperature of 1770C. The insulation is 7cm thick and has a thermal conductivity of 383 J/hm0C. If the film coefficient of the outer wall is 39032J/hm20C, and the air is at 200C, what is most nearly the temperature of the outer wall surface?
A. 220C
B. 320C
C. 390C
D. 420C
E. 430C
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