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Ptdf Interview Questions

Ptdf Interview Questions

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry. In this post, we will be taking a look at ptdf interview questions. The Ptdf invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Overseas MSc and Ph.D. scholarships to specific programs at selected institutions under its PTDF Overseas Scholarship Scheme for the 2022/2023 academic session.

The program was created to give applicants the chance to make use of a diverse body of knowledge and the resources provided by top schools throughout the world. It calls for candidates to submit PTDF applications for particular programs at the partner institutions. Flight tickets, health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable), and allowances to cover the costs of housing and living expenses are all included in the prize.

Ptdf Interview Questions

Tell us about yourself

This common greeting can come out as an uneasy open “question.” You’ll be ready to describe your idea, highlight how well it fits with the university, and perhaps even cite some recent studies. However, how do you “respond” to a request to just identify yourself, particularly during the PTDF scholarship interview? Your interview panel is not attempting to trap you here by asking you to introduce yourself. To ease you into the rest of the interview, they are providing an icebreaker.

Naturally, your response should be appropriate for the situation. However, it need not only be a summary of your academic successes, hobbies, and objectives (the interview will cover such in due course!). Give a brief description of your background, where you are from, and your areas of interest. Do not be scared to connect these to your academic focus and university of choice.

Suitable Answer: My name is Olatunji Franklyn from Olorunsogo Village in Okeigbo, Ondo West LGA of Ondo State, I was born on 26th June 1990 into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Olamide Wale. My father is a commercial driver while my mother is a roadside petty trader. At the age of 6, I attended Great Kids Nursery School, after which I proceeded to Divine Child Primary School where I spent 6 years of my primary education in the year 1992. Upon the award of my FSLC in _______ 1998, I was admitted into Government Secondary School in Okeigbo, Ondo State where I obtained my SSCE in 2006. Shortly after my JAMB, I secured admission to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos. During my study, I was the course representative of my group. This position made me cultivate team spirit, sportsmanship, leadership ability, communication skills, and a great deal of interpersonal ability. These skills were necessary because I had to interact with my course-mates on daily basis. They will instruct you to stop speaking before you finish this and ask another question. If they don’t order you to stop, try to explain your accomplishments as a course representative.

Can tell us why you need funding to study this course?

Some academics who left Nigeria’s borders never returned, choosing instead to live as undocumented immigrants abroad. The Fund is concerned about this, so they seek proof that you need the money and a psychological assessment of your motivations. The fund aims to prepare skilled local labor for important roles in the oil and gas industry.

Suitable Answer:  As the justification for your proposal, stress the technology gap in the oil and gas sector and the requirement to create local content. Additionally, seeking an overseas scholarship may be motivated by Nigerian academic institutions’ slow pace and the absence of facilities for conducting research.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

It’s crucial to keep in mind that the panel is more interested in your capacity to recognize and consider your strengths and shortcomings than they are in evaluating your “real” strengths and flaws. In actuality, this entails providing convincing instances of your talents and demonstrating how they apply to the Ph.D. or M.Sc you have in mind. Don’t just mention that you keep a good time. Mention times when you had to be organized, and demonstrate your understanding of the value of independent study for a successful Ph.D. Keep the proper balance when it comes to your shortcomings.

It’s generally not a good idea to wallow in existential self-doubt during a postgraduate interview (unless you’re applying for a very specialized topic in philosophy*). However, responses like, “My main flaw is excessive perfectionism,” can come out as a little forced. The panel wants you to recognize and consider both if they question you about your strengths and weaknesses. Be frank about the difficulties you encounter, but acknowledge them as areas that require improvement through training.

Suitable Answer: My strength shows up best when every member of my team cooperates in our quest to achieve a target. For instance, when I headed the Group 3 of the Market Survey Team in Year 4 in the university, the way each group member interpreted the questionnaire collected was impressive. This achievement was only possible because I pressed them to deliver. On the other hand, one of my key weaknesses emanates when my fellow members show laxity towards an assignment. Though I exercise self-control so as not to fall out with them it makes me unhappy when they fail to key into the spirit of the project.

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