Federal Government FSB Scholarship Past Questions for Local and BEA Scholarship Exams | Download PDF

We are pleased to present to you the past questions for the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) CBT exam.

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Federal Government Scholarship Board, FSB Scholarship Past Questions

FSB Sample Questions

The following are 10 FSB examination sample questions to give you a quick idea about what the exam is like. You will find that the questions are quite simple.
1) The average ages of three persons is 27 years. Their ages are in the proportion of 1:3:5.What is the age in years of the youngest one among them.
A. 11
B. 9
C. 7
D. 6
2) An aeroplane covers a certain distance at a speed of 240 kmph in 5 hours. To cover the same distance in 12/3 hours, it must travel at a speed of:
A. 300 kmph
B. 360 kmph
C. 600 kmph
D. 720 kmph
3) The 2006 World Cup Football Tournament held in
A. France
B. China
C. Germany
D. Brazil
4) For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?
A. Physics and Chemistry
B. Physiology or Medicine
C. Literature, Peace and Economics
D. All of the above
5) Entomology is the science that studies
A. Behavior of human beings
B. Insects
C. The origin and history of technical and scientific terms
D. The formation of rocks
6) Marathon is to race as hibernation is to
A. winter
B. bear
C. dream
D. sleep
7) Which of the following numbers is divisible by 3, 4, 5, and 6?
A. 30
B. 48
C. 75
D. 120
8) Which of the following completes the missing series? SCD TEF UGH … WKL
9) Look at this series: 8, 6, 9, 23, 87 , … What number should come next?
A. 128
B. 226
C. 324
D. 429
10) Look carefully for the pattern, and then choose which pair of numbers comes next. 42 40 38 35 33 31 28
A. 25 22
B. 26 23
C. 26 24
D. 25 23
E. 26 22


These questions were set in previous Federal Government Scholarship Board (FSB) Examinations.
The FSB exam is organized by JAMB and their questions always include analogy, arithmetic, current affair, IT, Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning and English Language.
Also note that it is not JAMB UTME but JAMB aptitude test or recruitment exam.

BEA Scholarship Past Questions Sample

Read the passage below and answer the following questions that follows
All over the world till lately and in most of the world till today ,mankind has been following the course of nature: that is to say ,it has been breeding up to maximum. To let nature take her extravagant course in the reproduction of the human race may have made sense in an age in which we were also letting her take her course in decimating mankind by the casualties of war ,pestilence and famine. Being human,we have at least revolted against that senseless waste. we  have started to impose on natures heartless play a humane new order of our own. But, when once man has begun to interfere with nature, he cannot afford to stop half way .We cannot, with impunity,cut down the death- rate and at the same time allow the birth-rate to go on taking natures course. We must consciously try to establish an equilibrium,or sooner or later,famine will stalk abroad again.
The author observes that
War, pestilence and famine were caused by the extravagance of nature
Nature was heartless and senseless
There was a time when uncontrolled birth made sense
It was wise at a time when mankind did not interfere with normal reproduction
Nature was heartless in its reproductive process
Which of these statements does not express the opinion of the author?
Mankind has started to interfere with the work of nature
Many people had died in the past through wand and disease
Mankind should not have the maximum number of children possible
Mankind should take care of its children
Mans present relationship with nature in matters of birth and death is a happy one

‘humane’,as used in the passage means
Sensible  B.wise C. human D benevolent E thorough.
We must consciously try to establish an equilibrium”,implies that mankind must
Realistically find an equation. Strive not to be wasteful Deliberately try to fight nature Try to fight nature
Purposely find a balance

5 The main idea of this passage is that
Nature is heartless
Man should control the birth rate Mankind will soon perish of starvation Pestilence causes more deaths than war
Man should change natures course gradually
Choose the synonym that is the same with the one in bold letter
6  The number of globetrotters has increased after the second world war.
Foreign countries

Great persons
People of importance
Travellers around the world

7 The lady was shedding crocodile tears
Silent tears Profuse tears False tears
Tears of happiness

8     It is difficult for me to believe you,so please put down everything in
black and white
A in detail
B  in written form
C sequentially,as it happened
D  what you saw

9    one should not indulge in tall talks
A  flattering B   boasting C   ideal talk
D irrelevant talk
10   Sachin has bitten of more than he can chew
Is always hungry
Is trying to do too much
Is very greedy
Has little regard for others
11. If the area of a square with sides of length 8 centimeters is equal to the area of a rectangle with a width of 4 centimeters,what is the length of the rectangle in centimeters?
A. 4
B 8
C 12
D 16
E 18
12If a copier makes 3 copies every 4 seconds,then continues at this rate,how many minutes will it take to make 9000 copies?
A 60
B 100
C 120
D 200
E 3,000
13 A standard veggiematik machine can chop 36 carrots in 4 minutes.How many carrots can 6 standard veggiematik chop in 6 minutes?
14 If Victory was 18 months old one year ago,how old was he in months,x months ago?

A X-30
B X-12
C 18-X D 24-x E 30-X
15 Stella has 25 pairs of shoes. If she loses 9 individual shoes,what is the greatest number of matching pairs she could have left?
A 21
B 20
C 19
D 16
E 15
16 The ratio of two quantities is 5 to 6.if each of the quantities is increased by
15,what is the ratio of these new quanities
A 5:6
B 25:27
C 15:16
D 20:21
It cannot be determined from the information
17. if x is a positive number and ½ the square root of x is the cube root of x,then x=
A. 64
B. 32
D. 4
E. 1
18. for any numbers w and z,w.z=w^3z(8-u^2).if both z and w.z are positive numbers,which of the following could be a value of u?
A. 9
B. 3
C. 0
D. -2
E. -9
20. What price should a shopkeeper mark on an article costing him $153 to gain 20% after allowing a discount of 15%?
A. $ 162
B. $184
C. $216
D. $224
21. Successive discount of 10%,12% and 15% amount to a single disount of
A. 35.38% B. 36.68% C. 37%
D. 32.68%
22. A man completes 5/8th of a job in 10 days. At this rate ,how many more days will it take him to finish the job?
A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 7.5
23. A certain industrial loom weaves 0.128 metres of cloth every second.Approximately,how many seconds will it take for the loom to weave

25 metres of cloth? A. 178
B. 195
C. 204
D. 488
24. Ada,Joel and Eze can do a job alone in 15 days,10 days and 30 days respectively respectively. Sam is helped by Bob and Kin every third day.in how many days will the job be completed?
A. 9 days B. 5 days C. 8 days D. 4 days
25. 15 men take 21 days of 8 hours each to do a piece of work .How many days of 6 hours each would 21 women take,if 3 women do as much as 2 men? A. 20
B. 18
D. 30
26. A boy read 3/8th of the book on one day and 4/5th of the remainder on another day.If there were 30 pages unread,then how many pages did the book contain?
A. 600
B. 300
C. 240
D. None of these
27.A machine is sold at a profit of 10% .Had it been sold for $80 less,there would have been a loss of 10%. The cost price of the machine is
A. $350
B. $400
C. $450
D. $520
28. if the average (arithmetic mean) of a and b  is 110,and the average of b and c is 160,what is the value of a-c?
A. -220
B. -100
C. 100
E. it cannot be determined from the information given
29. if a three-digit number is selected at random from the intergers 100 to
999,inclusive,what is the probability that the first digit and the last digit of the interger will both be exactly two less than the middle digit?
A. 1:900
B. 7:900
C. 9:1000
D. 1:100
E. 7:100

30. Amber works 20 days a month in naira per day for m months out of the year.which of the following represents her monthly pay?
A. m/20d
B. 20d

C. 10md/6
D. 20d/m
E. 20 md
31. Somniloquy means
A. Talking to one self
B. Talking while sleeping
C. day dreaming
D. talking while eating
32. Soliloquy means A. Talking to spirits B. Talking to oneself
C. Talking while sleeping
D. Talking while eating
33. Puchritude means
A. very beautiful
B. very funny
C. very handsome
D. very kind
34.Grandiloquent means A. High sounding words B. funny words
C. Vulgar words
D. stupid words
35. Precocious means
A. very intelligent
B. naughty C. stupid D. happy
36 when was the first oil export done in Nigeria
37 Who is the director for national orientation agency
Mike Omeri Jude Ugah Ejeh garry Wisdom udeh
38. When did Nigeria change from right-hand drive to left-hand drive
A. 1977
B. 1972
C. 1973
D. 1975
39.Which of the following bank does Nigeria have the highest share
A. African Development Bank
B. World Bank
C. Afri-Bank
D. Oceanic Bank
40.Who is the speaker for the house of representative in 1975
A. Jaja  Wachuku B. joseph asedu C.Akin Garba

D.Pat Thomas
41.The third coup on 29th,july 1975 was led by
A. Murtala Muhammed B. Muhanmmed Buhari C. Yakubu Gowon
D. Col. Buka Suka Dimka
42. Coal was discovered in Enugu in
A. 1901
B. 1921
D. 1902
43. Aba Women riot occurred in
44. Who was the Chief judge of Nigeria in 1975
A.Adetokunbo Ademola
B. Idris Legbo Kutigi
C Taslim Oluwale Elias
D. Dahiru Musdapher
45. Who was The senate President of Nigeria in 1983
A. Nnamdi Azikiwe
B. Nwafor Orizu C. Evan Enwerem D.Joseph Wayas
46. What is the full meaning of FAAN
A. Federal Aviation Authority Of Nigeria B. Federal Airport  Authority Of Nigeria C. Final Age Agregate  Of Nigeria
D. Federal Aviation Aeroplane Of Nigeria
47.The farthest planet from the sun is
A. Jupiter B. Pluto C. Venus D. Earth
48. Who is the current Minister For Information
A. Labran Maku B. Nyeson Wike C. Mike Odoh
D. Jude ugehe
49. The new 500 naira note was introduced in what year
A. 2002
B. 2001
C. 2003
D. 2000
50. Keystone Bank was formal
A. Bank PHB B. Fin Bank C. FCMB
D. Diamond bank

1. C E D E B D  C B D B
11 D D BC B D A E A A
21 D B B A D C B B B B
31 B B A A A C A D A A
41 A A A C D A B A B A
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FSB Interview Requirements

All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin for proper identification. Two sets of the Printed, Completed application forms are usually submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:
  • Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;
  • Only ONE certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only for undergraduate applicants;
  • Two copies of Birth certificate  from National Population Commission;
  • State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  • Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs on white background;
  • Academic transcripts and NYSC discharge or Exemption certificates will be required from applicants for Postgraduate Studies.

About FSB Scholarships

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Education through the Federal Scholarship Board offers the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Oversea Scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.
The BEA Awards are scholarship awards made to eligible Nigerian youths after due process by development partners who have entered into Bilateral Educational agreement with Nigeria. Nigeria equally offers reciprocal awards to citizens of the following Bilateral Education Agreement countries: China, Romania, and Cuba.
The Honourable Minister of Education (HME) usually annually invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the Nomination Interview for the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award tenable in Russia, China, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Romania, Serbia, Japan, Ukraine, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, Syria, Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia etc. Federal Ministry of Education Overseas Scholarships is for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Nigerian Students.

Scholarship Value

The Total scholarship value is scheduled as follows:
  • Any of the above countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation.
  • While Nigeria government takes care of the following:
    - $500 monthly for supplementation.
    - $250 yearly for warm clothing.
    - $200 yearly for Health Insurance.
    - $500 yearly for medical scholars only.
    - $1000 for PG research grant yearly were applicable.
    - ₦100,000 – Take off for PG scholars were applicable
    - ₦60,000 – Take off for UG scholars were applicable

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Education through the Federal Scholarship Board offers Local Scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate, masters and doctoral students who are studying in one institution or the other within Nigeria.


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