School of Nursing & College of Health Past Entrance Exam Questions

Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Current Affairs past questions for school of Nursing and College of health entrance examinations.


PHYSICS


1. Which of the following phenomena causes capillarity of the liquid in tubes of narrow hole
a) Viscosity (b) surface tension (c) osmosis (d) Brownian motion

2. Which of the following cannot be explained using the rectilinear propagation of light?
(a) Production of image by pin hole camera
(b) Production of real image of the object by lenses
(c) Formation of an annular eclipse
(d) Diffraction pattern of light

3. An object is said to undergo oscillatory motion when it moves
(a) In an erratic manner (b) to and fro about a fixed point
(b) Is a circular path (d) a long continuous path from the starting point

4. Fusions is usually used for generating electric power because
(a) No energy is released when fusion takes place
(b) Very high temperatures are required to initiate fusion
(c) The raw materials needed are not readily available
(d) It generates electric power

5. Which of the following factors does not affect the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor?
(a) Area of the plates (b) Nature of the surface of the plate
(c) Distance of separation between the plates
(d) Natural of the insulating material between the plate

6. Which of the following single machines is a second class lever?
(a) Wheel barrow (b) crowbar (c) claw hammer (d) seesaw

7. Which of the following substances is not an insulator?
(a) Aluminium (b) Glass (c) Cork (d) Plastic

8. The image of any real object formed by a diverging lens is always
(a) Inverted (b) magnified (c) erect (d) real

9. Which of the following statement about pressure is not correct?
(a) Increases with an increase in surface area
(b) Decreases with an increase in surface area
(c) Increases with a decrease in surface area
(d) Increases with an increase in the force applied

10. Which of the following physical processes cannot be explained by the
molecular theory of matter?
(a) Evaporation (b) Thermal conduction (c) Radiation of heat (d) none of the above.

PHYSICS

1. A body is moved through a distance 500m by a force of 20N. if the power developed is 0.4kw. calculate the time for which the force acts. (a) 25.0(b) 2.5(c) 0.5(d) 250s
2. Which of the following best explains why a person suffers a more severe?
(a) Steam is at higher temperature than water
(b) Steam possesses greater heat energy per unit more than boiling water
(c) Steam spreads more easily over a wider area of the skin than boiling water
(d) Steam penetrates more deeply into the skin than boiling water
3. The principle of operation of an induction coil is based on
(a) Ohm’s Law (b) Amperes Law (c) Faraday’s Law (d) coulomb’s Law
4. Which of the following instruments is not suitable for measuring current?
(a) Ammeter (b) Voltammeter (c) Millimetre (d) Microammeter
5. When a body is performing simple harmonic motion, its acceleration
(a) Is constant
(b) (b) varies with displacement from equilibrium position
(c) Is zero (d) Moves irregularly with time

PHYSICS
1. Which of the following properties of waves is exclusion to transverse wave
(a) Reflection (b) Interference (c) Diffraction (d) Polarization
2. The sound heard by a person after the reflection of the sound generated by
him is called
(a) Resonance (b) Echo (c) Audibility (d) Reverberation
3. When a body is slightly titled, it is found that its centre of gravity is
slightly raised. What is the state of equilibrium of the body?
(a) Stable (b) Unstable (c) Neutral (d) cannot be determined
4. Which of the following surface will radiate heat energy best
(a) Red surface (b) Yellow surface (c) black surface(d) white surface
5. Shadows of eclipse results from the
a) Refraction of light (b) rectilinear propagation of light (c)
defraction of light (d) reflection of light
6. The rising of liquid in an open ended glass tube of narrow bore is
(a) Osmosis (b) surface tension (c) capuliarity (d) adhesion
7. The volume of a given mass of a gas 27.0 and 600mmhg is 76cm3.
Calculate the colume at S.T.P
(a) 100.0cm(b) 72.8cm(c) 60.0cm(d) 36.4m3
8. Time
The diagram above illustrates wave form. Which of the points on the
wave form are in a phase
(a) P and R (b) R and T (c) P and T (d) O and S
9. ………………determines the direction of motion of current carrying
conductor placed within the opposite pole of a magnet
(a) Fleminge’s left hand rule (b) fleminge’s right hand rule
10. The volume of a gas increases steadily as the temperature decreases at
constant pressure. The gas obeys
(a) Pressure law (Charles’ Law (c) Graham’s law (d) Boyle’s law

MATHEMATICS


1. Simplify 28/+ 3 2/– 1 2/5
(a) 429/60 (b) 4 . (c) 829/30 (d) 81/2
2. Find the greatest of 5/6 1/52/7 . and 11/2 .
(a) 5/6 1/(b) 11/2 . (c) 2/7 1/(d) 2/7 1/6
3. Convert 8/4 to decimal
(a) 0.5 (b) 0.75 (c) 07.5 (d) 75.5
4. Evaluate 1 . + 1 .
1/– 3 8/4
(a) 1 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 2
5. A firm produced 3500 articles last year, but this year it produced 297
articles. Find the percentage decrease in production
(a) 20% (b) 10% (c) 25% (d) 15%
6. Evaluate 32 +3 8
(a) 10 2 (b) 10 20 (c) 10 0.2 (d) 10 4
7. Find the principal which amounts to N2736 in 3 . years at 4% simple
interest
(a) N2400 (b) 2450 (c) 240 (d) none of the above
8. Two angles are said to be complimentary if their sum is
(a) 360(b) 180(c) 90(d) 600
9. The sum of opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral is
(a) 90(b) 180(c) 360(d) 1200
10. If 15% of the patients in a hospital of 400 are under 18yrs of age, adults are
there
(a) 250 adults (b)600 adults (c) 430 adults (d) 340

MATHEMATICS
Choose the most appropriate option from the list lettered A – D
20. Three boys shared some oranges. The first received 1/of the oranges ad
the second received 2/of the reminder the third boy received the
remaining 12 oranges, how many oranges did they share?
(a) 60 (b) 54 (c) 48 (d) 42
21. A sector of a circle has an area of 55cm2. If the radius of the circle is 10cm
calculate the angle of the sector.
(a) 0 (b) 1 (c) 2 (d)3
22. A cooperative society charges an interest of 51/2% on any amount
borrowed by its members. If a member borrows N126,000 how much does
he pay back after 1 year.
(a) N136,875 (b) N131,875 (c) N128,750 (d) N126,250
23. If the simple interest on a sum of money at 3% per annum for 21/year is
N123 find the principal
(a) N670.50 (b) N820 (c) N1,640 (d) N4,940
24. A train travels 60km in M minutes. II its average speed is 400km per hour,
find the value of M
(a) 15 (b) 12 (c) 10 (d) 9

MATHEMATICS


1. Convert 7.45 to fraction reduced to the lowest term
(a) 79/20 (b) 31/20 (c) 97/20 (d) 4149/20
2. Divide 27.42 by 0.0032
(a) 586.8 (b) 270.7 (c) 756.8 (c) 856.8
3. Calculate the total surface area of a core of height 12cm and base radius
5cm. Take 𝜋 22/7
a) 1803/7cm(b) 2402/7cm(c) 2822/7cm(d) 2355/7cm2
4. A Chord of length 30cm is 8cm away from the centre of the circle. What is
the radius of the circle?
a) 16cm (b) 17cm (c) 18cm (d) 20cm
5. To achieve on schedule, a train is to cover a distance of 60km at 2km/hr. if
it starts 10mins late, at what speed must it move to arrive on schedule?
a) 60km/h (b) 80 km/h (c) 90 km/h (d) 108 km/h
6. A co-operative society charges an interest of 5 . % per annum on any
amount borrowed by its members. If a member borrows N125,000 how
much dies he pay back after 1year.
a) N136.875 b) N131.875 c) N128.760 d) N126.250
7. For the set numbers 2, 3, 5, 7,7,8
a) The median is greater than the mode
b) The mean is greater than the mode
c) The mean is greater than the median
d) The mean is less than the median.
8. A house wife bought 3 kilograms of garri at N13,000 per kg. she deposited
N160.00 for half cow and bought 24 oranges at 10k each. She came back
home with N20.60. she therefore left home with…..
a) N220.00 b) 222.00 c)201.40 d) 202.00
9. The time to do a piece of work is inversely proportional to the number of
men employed. If it takes 4 men to do a piece of work in 5 days, how long
will it take 25men? A) 15days b) 12days c) 5days d) 9days
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE

SECTION A; ESSAY
INSTRUCTIONS: THIS QUESTION IS COMPULSORY

1. Write an article for publication in one of the national dallies on the
“Problems facing Education in Nigeria”. Your essay should not exceed 450
words.
SECTION B
COMPREHENSION
Okonkwo’s Resolution
Okonwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. His wives especially the
youngest, lives in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his little
children; Perhaps down in his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man but his whole
life was dominated by the fear of failure and of weakness. It was deeper and
more intimate than the fear of evil and capricious gods and of magic, the fear if
the forest, and forces of nature, malevolent, red in tooth and claw. Okonkwo’s
fear was greater than these. It was fear of himself, lest he should be found to
resemble his father. Even as a little boy he had resented his father’s failure and
weakness, and even now still remembered how he suffered when a playmate
had told him that his father was agbala. That was how Okonkwo first came to
know that ‘agbala’ was not only another name for a woman, it could also mean
a man who had taken no title. And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion – to
hate everything his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness
and another was idleness. From Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart. Heineman,
1958, PP. 9 – 10.
Now, answer the following questions by choosing the correct option:
1. “Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand” means that:
a) He ruled his household with love and kindness
b) He ruled his household with a fat hand
c) He ruled his household with harshness
d) His rule was popular in his household
2. Okonkwo was feared most by his
a) Oldest wife and children
b) Youngest wife and children
c) Neighbours and their children
3. Okonkwo’s whole life was dominated by
(a) Love (b) fear (c) kindness (d) bravery
4. Which of the following fears dominated Okonkwo’s life
a) Fear of evil and capricious gods
b) Fear of magic and forest
c) Fear of the forces of nature
d) Fear of failure and weakness
5. Okonkwo hated his father because his father was
(a) Cruel (b) unsuccessful in life and weak (c) a talkative person
(d) a coward
6. What brought a lot of suffering on Okonkwo as a child?
a) His father’s poverty
b) (b) his father’s cowardice
c) His father’s weakness and his social standing
d) All of the above

SECTION C.
Choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.

7. If Mr. Okafor had come in time, he ………………………… met the chairman
a) Will have (b) would have (c) may have (d) should have
8. A student……………….be dismissed for such an offence in those days
a) May (b) will (c) would (d) can
9. The man is no longer in that office, he…………………….transferred
a) Will be (b) has been (c) have been (d) had been
10. The detectives …………………….made a thorough investigation to
unravel the mystery of the death of the journalist.
a) Can have (b) will have (c) must have (d) shall have
11. The ceremony began eight hours ago, so the invitees………………have
gone now
(a) Need (b) had to (c) have to (d) ought to
12. Ngozi wants to learn how ………………….a dress
(a) To sow (b) to sew (c) To sewing (d) To soon
13. Mr. Ade…………………..on a new book
a) is warking (b) is walking (c) is working (d) is working
14. It ……………….heavily yesterday
(a) Reigned (b) reined (c) rains (d) rained
15. My father………………….me to be of good behaviour two weeks ago
(a) adviced (b) advised (c) advices (d) advises

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

SECTION A: OBJECTIVE ITEMS
Choose the most appropriate option from the list lettered A – D

1. The pen you have just picked up is ………………………
(a) Charle’s (b) Charles’ (c) Charless (d) Charles
2. Measles …………………………..impossible to manage these days
(a) is (b) are (c) were (d) was
3. If the boys arrived early enough, the match……………………….
(a) Would have been played (b) will be played (c) will have to be
played (d) would be played
4. She usually works hard but …………………. She could be very lazy
(a) at times (b)atimes (c) attimes (d) at-times
5. I now realize i……………………..her before
(a) Had met (b) have met (c) met (meet)
In questions 6 – 10, choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined.
6. Can you give a good explanation of your behaviour?
(a) Account for (b) call (c) clear up (d) make up
7. In their desire to impress their friends and relatives, many young workers
Bit off more than they can chew in terms of financial obligations.
(a) Have more money than sense
(b) Eat more than they can digest properly
(c) Spend too much money on food
(d) Take on more responsibility than they can afford
8. Once I have finished all my homework, I am permitted to watch television
(a) I can watch television at any time
(b) I can only watch television after doing my homework
(c) Television comes first, then homework second
(d) I can only finish my homework after permission to watch television
9. All efforts made to settle the quarrel futile
(a) Successful (b) wicked (c) reason able (d) fruitless
10. The long straight trunk of the tree is ideal for round wood uses like railway
sleeper, rafters and fence posts.
(a) Perfect (b) most suitable (c) best (b) most unsuitable
In questions 11 – 15, choose the option opposite in meaning to the word(s)/
phrase in italic.
11. A tentative solution was provided
(a) A definitive (b) A provisional (c) An amicable (d) A
convincing
12. The notice reads “no cash transactions in this hall”
(a) Gainful (b) cheque (c) money (d) business
13. In our last play, Segun acted the hero
(a) Assassin (b) Villain (c) devil (d) Criminal
14. No sooner had he arrived than it started to rain
(a) Simultaneously (b) seldom (c) just before (d) long before
15. The little boy has become quite chubby
(a) Intelligent (b) tall (c) thin (d) huge

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(Fill in the gap)

1. His good humour made us ……………..him
a) liking b) to like c) like d) to be liking
2. My father lives modestly but he has all …………………… he requires
b) what b) that c) which d) as
3. ……… you watch the experiment closely, you will see some bubbles in
the water.
a) Unless b) if c) whether d) although
4. Which of these two pop songs is ……………… recent
a) Most b) too c)enough d)more
5. Most Nigerian towns allocate…………………. For industrial
development
a) A land b) lands c) some lands d) more
6. Good students are always ready…………….. more
a) For b) over c) of d) at e) with
7. Mrs. Bamidele was worried because Fatimah …………………….have
arrived before then.
a) Will b) should c)ought d)can e)was
8. I ……………….. see that you do not know what I mean
a) Should b) have c)am d)can e)will
9. Since he had no money, he ……………….. not pay my school fees
a) Would b) ought c)should d)may e))could
10. You will catch cold……………… you wear warm, sensible clothing.
a) Since b)if c)because d)unless e)as
11. Ikorodu is not far, it is only an …………………….
a) Hour of driving b)hour’s drive c)hour by driving d)hour in driving
e)hour-s drive
12. I am not attending, ………… is my wife.
a)whereas b)either c) neither d)but e)since
13. I know you have been Eaves-dropping all along
a) Dropping gently b) paying attention c) watching d)listening
secretly e) dropping all the leaves.

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Write the correct answer in the answer sheet provided

1. The current Minister of Health is ………………………………….
2. The first case of Ebola disease in Nigeria was reported on
…………………….
3. Ebola disease entered Nigeria through a Liberian diplomat
called………………
4. The world AIDS Day is observed on every ……………….. of the year
5. The current Central Bank Governor is…………………………………………….
6. The immediate past Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria is ….... and presently he is the
…………………
7. The Church that collapsed recently in Lagos is called
……………………………….
8. The most recent bomb blast that killed more than 150 worshipers took
place in
……………………………………………….on…………………………
……………………..
9. The female Doctor who died after attending to the Liberian Ebola victim is
called …………………………………………………………………….
10. The acronym PVC used by INEC stands
for…………………………………………………
11. The speaker of the House of Representative who decamped from
…………………………………party to………………………….is
called……………………………
12. The Minister of …………………………………was recently declared
OPEC President …………………………………..
Give the full meaning of the following
13. PLWHA stands for……………………………………………………
14. S.S.A.N.U stands for………………………………………………….
15. SAN stands for………………………………………………………….
16. W.H.O stands for………………………………………………………

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
SECTION A – ESSAY

Write a short story of not more than 400 words that ends with the phrase “It was
a bitter experience but I learnt my lesson”.

SECTION B
Choose the most appropriate option provided to fill the gaps in the passage.
Two third of children in ……1….((a) industrialized (b) socialized (c)
technological (d) modernized) societies no longer have family life. They are
virtually abandoned to child minders from very tender age. The …2…((a)
disregard (b) indifference (c) allination (d) inattention) from the mothers bring
suffering and makes it impossible for them to achieve a healthy social life. The
…..3….((a) development (b) increase (c) appreciation (d) inflation) in the
number of suicides, the rate of drug addiction and…….4….. ( (a) delinquency
(b) irresponsibility (c) Satanism (d) truancy) among young people may be to a
large extent due to these premature separation which take place before sufficient
time has …5…. ( (a) materialized (b) occurred (c) surface (d) elapsed) for
attachment to develop between the child and the family.

SECTION C
For question 6 – 9 choose the options that are opposite in meaning of the
underlined word.
6. The lion of Cameroun is really an indomitable team
(a) Powerful (b) prominent (c) a weak (d) a cowardly
7. There is much apathy towards reading among students nowadays
(a) Enthuasiasm (b) indecision (c) disinclination (d) Indifference
8. Inspite of many days of fasting, Musa is still fastidious about his food
(a) Particular (b) undecided (c) Indifferent (d) unmindful
9. Florence flogged the girl reluctantly
a) Eagerly (b) calmly (c) furiously (d) laboriously
In question 10 – 13 choose the option that is nearest in meaning to the
underlined word or phrase.
10. I would not like you to do the work piecemeal
(a) At meal time (b) bit by bit (c) as a masterpiece (d) badly
11. Smiling broadly, she explained why she always took exception to being
referred as his wife
(a) Felt specially honoured (b) liked nothing except (c) objected to (d)
preferred very much
12. The testimony of the witness absolved the accused of the charges
(a) Condemned (b) Implicated (c) blamed (d) cleared
13. The minister announced that the government would soon make a law to
prohibit the showing of obscene films
(a) Violent (b) dangerous (c) Immoral (d) frightful.
From the words lettered A – D, choose the word that contains the sound
represented by the given phonetic symbol.
14. /dz/ (a) just (b) ghost (c) dose (d) dozen
15. /el/ (a) aisle (b) eat (c) wait (d) dirt
CURRENT AFFAIRS
1. The word WHO means
a) World Hall Organization (b) World Health Organization
(c) Wealth Health Organisation (d) World Human Organization
2. Food Basket of the Nation represents which of the following states
a) Lagos state (b) Benue State c) Bendel state (d) Edo state
3. The World’s smallest continent is
a) Africa (b) Ethiopia (c) Cairo (d) New-York City
4. The present Minister of FCT is
a) Dr. Adamu Aleiro b) Dr. Aliyu Modibo Umar c) Senator Bala
Muhammed d) Ibrahim Bunu
5. The acronyms ECOWAS stands for:
a) E (b) C
6. c) O (d) W
7. e) A (f) S
8. The coldest sport in the world is
a) England b) Jos (c) Vostok Antaretica (d) South Africa
9. What is the full meaning of VAT?
(a) Value Applied tax (b) Value Adopted test (c) Value Added test
(d) Value added tax
10. The current secretary of FCTA Health and Human Services Secretariat is
(a) Dr. Princess Precious Kalamba Gbeneol (b) Dr. Promise Precious
Kalamba Gbeneol (c) Dr. Precious Kalamba Gbeneol (d) Dr. Patricia
Kalamba Gbeneol
11. What does ICT stand for
a) Information and Communication Technology
b) Information and Communication Training
c) Introduction to communication teaching
d) Introduction to communication Technology
12. Who is the chairman of INEC?
(a) Professor Humphry Nwosu (b) Professor Maurice Iwu (c)
Professor Attahiru Jega (d) Professor Mahmoud Yakub
13. When is the global hand washing day?
(a) 15th October (b) 12th October (c) 11th October (d) 10th October
14. What was the theme of the pet project by the First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs.
Patience Dame Jonathan
(a) Women for Movement initiative
(b) Women for moving in the Right initiative
(c) Women in the Right Initiative
(d) Women for change initiative
15. Who is the current WHO Director General?
(a) Professor Greese Mao (b) Dr. Margaret Chan (c) Dr. Richard
Adamson (d) Dr. Jane Tilo
16. When is the world’s sight day?
(a) 1st November (b) 10th May (c) 12th April
17. What does NDLEA stand for?
(a) National Drug Law Enforcement Agency
(b) National Drugs Law Empowerment Agency
(c) National Drug Law Equipment Agency
(d) National Day for Law Enquiry Agency
18. Who is the new Head of Civil Service of the Federal
a) Mr. Stephen Orasanya (b) Mr. Afolabi Oladapo (c) Mrs. Winifred Oyo
Ita (d) Ms B. Pepple
19. Who is the coach of the Super Eagles?
(a) Mr. Adamu shaibu (b) Mr. Samson Siasia (c) Mr. Gernot Rohr
(d) Mr. Christian Chukwu
20. When is the World Habital Day?
(a) 4th October (b) 6th January (c) 2nd December (d) 8th May

CURRENT AFFAIRS

FILL IN THE BLANK SPACES WITH THE CORRECT ANSWERS

1. Nigeria had her Centenary celebration in the year 

………………………….
2. The white colour in Nigerian flag signifies

………………………………………..
3. The current Minister of Education is
………………………………………………
4. The current Deputy Senate President is
………………………………………….
5. Polio case was recently found in…………….. State in Nigeria
6. …………number of Chibok girls were recently rescued by the Nigerian army

7. Which state has the slogan “God’s own state”………………………

8. Nigeria’s Minister of Health is………………………………………

9. Which country’s flag is called the Union Jack………………………

10. The world’s AIDS day is on……………………………….

11. The last United state election was held on……………………..

12. The chairman of African Union is…………………….

13. ECOWAS is made up of ……………………….. countries

14. E.U is made up of …………………….. countries?

15. Which railway was commissioned recently in Nigeria ………………

16. The theme of the campaign launched by President Mohammadu Buhari in 2019 is ……………………………………………

In question 13 – 15, write the full meaning of the abbreviations

17. IDP…………………………………………………….

18. NJC…………………………………………………….

19. CCTV…………………………………………………..

20. NANNM……………………………………………..

21. NEMA…………………………………………………

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