Nigerian Navy Recruitment Past Questions and Answer

Nigerian Navy Past Questions and Answers – If you applied for the Nigerian Navy recruitment, then get fully prepared with this article for your Nigerian Navy CBT exam.

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Answer the past questions and answers below:

Q1:    Which of the following is the core duty of the Nigeria Navy?

  • Persecuting of offenders
  • Enforcing the law
  • Insurance of Nigerian safety
  • Deporting of foreigners

Answer: C


Q2:    The NN was brought out of the Nigerian police force (NPF) in (a)      1946

(b)     1956

(c)     1958

(d)     1964

Answer: C


Q3:    The NN was formally established by the act of parliament (a)   1963

(b)     1957

(c)     1964

(d)     1976

Answer: A


Q4:    The first African country to introduce e-passport was

  • South Africa
  • Ghana
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria



Q5:    How many comptrollers general has the NN gotten since the inception till date?

  • 10
  • 12
  • 8
  • 15

Answer: B


Q6:    The present chief of staff of NN is

  • Umar Dahiru
  • Uhuru Kayidee
  • Boniface Cosmas
  • Usman Jibrin

Answer: D


Q7:    The first secretary General of common wealth was

  • George Washington
  • Tulma Goldie
  • Arnold smith
  • Joseph Garba

Answer: C


Q8:    Lagos became a crown colony in (a)          1862

(b)     1861

(c)     1841

(d)     1886

Answer: A


Q9:    The first war 1 was between (a)     1911-1914

(b)     1914-1916

(c)     1916-1918

(d)     1914-1918

Answer: D


Q10: The western and eastern Nigeria became self governed in (a)    1959

(b)     1960

(c)     1957

(d)     1956

Answer: C


Q11: The first head of government of Nigeria was

  • Yakubu Gowon
  • Aguiyi Ironsi
  • Tafawa Balewa
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe

Answer: C


Q12: The first militant president of Nigeria was

  • Sanni Abacha
  • Ibrahim Babangida
  • Aguiyi Ironsi
  • Yakubu Gowon

Answer: B


Q13: Nigeria became a republic in (a)     1963

(b)     1960

(c)     1976

(d)     1961

Answer: A


Q14: The Northern and Southern protectorate was amalgamated in (a)    1914

(b)     1919

(c)     1921

(d)     1900

Answer: A


Q15: The first Executive president was

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe
  • Olusegun Obansanjo
  • Sheu Shagari
  • Goodluck Jonathan

Answer: C


Q16: The first colonial Governor General of Nigeria was

  • Tulma Goldie
  • James Robertson
  • Huge Clifford
  • Lord Lugard

Answer: D


Q17: The highest court in Nigeria is

  • Court of Appeal
  • Supreme court
  • Federal High Court
  • Magistrate court

Answer: B


Q18:   ECOWAS was established inheadquarter in          and has it administrative headquarter in

  • 1967 Lome
  • 1975 Lome
  • 1975 Lagos
  • 1967 Lagos

Answer: C


Q19: The first general election in Nigeria was held in (a)          1959

(b)     1960

(c)     1963

(d)     1999

Answer: A



Q20: Nigeria practice one of the following system of government

  • Con-federalism
  • Unitarism
  • Paliamentaism
  • Federalism

Answer: D


Q21: The last colonial governor general of Nigeria was in

  • James Robertson
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Lord Lugard
  • Huge Clifford

Answer: A


Q22: The first Military coup de’tat in Nigeria was in (a)        1964

(b)     1966

(c)     1960

(d)     1999

Answer: B


Q23: The establishment of states started in Nigeria on

(a)          May 27 1967 (b)          Feb. 13 1966

(c)     April 8 1960

(d)     Oct. 1 1960

Answer: A


 Q24: The Biafra Civil war between

(a)     1967-1968

(b)     1968-1971

(c)     1967-1970

(d)     1970-1975

Answer: C


Q25: The national youth service corp was established in

(a)          1960

(b)     1973

(c)     1980

(d)     1997

Answer: B


Q26: The Nigeria Police force belongs to which organ of government

  • Judiciary
  • Executive
  • Legislative
  • Non of the above

Answer: B


Q27: African consist of how many countries

  • 54
  • 55
  • 60
  • 70



Q28: The Secretary General of OPEC is

  • Abdulsalcam Kanuri
  • Abudullahhi El-badri
  • Utuhu Kamirideen
  • Philip Effiong

Answer: B




Q29: The current secretary general of united nation is

  • Ban Ki Moon
  • Trugve Lie
  • Koffi Anaan
  • Boustro-Brouste Ghali

Answer: A


Q30: Which of the following pair of countries consist of the permanent security council of UN

  • Brazil, Germany, France, USA, China
  • France, China, USSR, USA, Britain
  • France, Britain, Brazil, Newzealand
  • France, Germany, Japan, China

Answer: B


Q31: In order to qualify for the post of president in Nigeria the person must be… and above

  • 35yrs
  • 20yrs
  • 40yrs
  • 55yrs



Q32: The name Nigeria coined out of……………

  • Niger forest
  • Niger area
  • Niger river
  • Niger textures

Answer: B


Q33: The first inspector general or commission chairman of African union is……….

  • Teslim adetokunbo
  • Louis edet
  • Ademola adetokunbo
  • Elias balogun


Answer B


Q34: The current secretary general or commission chairman of Africa union is…………

  • Dlamini zuma
  • Allasane quattara
  • Emeka anaoku
  • desateng

Answer: A


Q35. The first military head of state was

  • Yakubu Gowon
  • Aguyi Ironsi
  • Olusegun Obasanjo
  • Ernest Shonekan

Answer: B


Q36. Oil can be found in one of the following state in Nigeria

  • Lagos
  • Anambra
  • Ondo
  • Ekiti



Q37. Tin is majorly found in

  • Jos
  • Enugu
  • Kano
  • Imo



Q38: Oil was first discovered by shell-BP in Nigeria …………

  • Oloibiri
  • Idanre
  • Warri
  • Kabba



Q39: Which of the following may be regarded as a regional organization

  • OAU
  • UN
  • OPEC



Q40. The last Military head of State of Nigeria was

  • Abdulsaleem Abubakar
  • Sanni Abacha
  • Olosegun Obasanjor
  • Yakubu Gowon

Answer: A


Q41.   The name Nigeria was coined by     

  • Flora Shaw
  • Mary Slessor
  • Lord Lugard
  • Juman Goldie

Answer: A


Q42. The legislature in Nigeria is called

  • House of assembly
  • House of Lords
  • National Assembly
  • House of Representative

Answer: C


Q43.   The legislative in Britain is referred to as

  • House of Common
  • White House
  • Congress
  • Parliament

Answer: D


Q44. Nigeria change from pound to Naira in (a)          1960

(b)     1973

(c)     1959

(d)     1963

Answer: B


Q45.   The first Nigeria president to die in office was     and he died on                                                                                       

  • Murtala Mohammed, Feb 13, 1976
  • Sanni Abacha June 8, 1998
  • Ya’aradua May 5, 2010
  • Aguiyi Ironsi July 29

Answer C




Q1. What is the probability of having an odd number in a single toss of a fair

(a)   1/6

(b)   1/3

(c)    1/2

(d)   2/3

Answer C

Use the following information for Question 2 and 3

The surname of 40 Children in a class were arranged in alphabetical order, 16 of the surnames beginwithO and9ofthe surname begins withA. 14lettersof the alphabet do not appear as the first letter of a surname.


Q2.    What is the probability that the surname of a child picked at random from the class begins with either O and A?

(a)     5/8

(b)     7/8

(c)     9/16

(d)     14/25

Answer: A


Q3.    If more than one surname begins with a letter besides A and O, how many surnames begin with the letter?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6

Answer: B


Scores 2 3 4 5 6 7
No of Student 2 4 7 2 3 2


Q4.    If a student is chosen at random from the group, what is the probability that he scored at least 6 marks

(a)     3/20

(b)     1/5

(c)     ¼

(d)     3/10

Answer: C


Q5.    What is the probability that three customer waiting in bank will be served in the sequence of their arrival at the bank?

(a)     1/6

(b)     1/3

(c)     ½

(d)     2/3

Answer C


Q6.   The probability that Kodjo and Adoga pass an examination are ¼ and 1/5 respectively. Find the probability of both boys failing the examination. (a) 1/10

(b)     3/10

(c)     ½

(d)     2/3



Q7.    The mean of 20 observations in an experiment is 4. If the observed largest value is 23, find the mean of the remaining observations.

  • 4
  • 3

(c)     2.85

(d)     2.60


Answer A.


Q8.    A group of eleven people can speak either English or French or both. Seven can speak English and six can speak French. What is the probability that a person chosen at random can speak both English and French?

(a)     2/11

(b)     4/11

(c)     5/11

(d)     11/13

Answer B.


If events X and Y are mutually exclusive, P(X) = 1/3 and P(Y) = 2/5, use the question 9 and 10

Q9. P (X n Y) is
(a) 0
(b) 2/15
(c) 4/15
(d) 11/15

Answer: A


Q10. P (X u Y) is

  • 0

(b)     2/15

(c)     4/15

(d)     11/15

Answer: A


Q11: A box contains 2 white and 1 blue identical marbles. If 2 marbles are picked at random, one after the other without replacement, what is the probability of picking 2 marbles of different colours?

(a)     2/3

(b)     3/5

(c)     2/5

(d)     7/20

Answer: D


Q12: Mrs Jones is expecting a baby. The probability that it will b a baby is ½ and the probability that she will have a blue eyes 1/4 . what is the probability that she will have a blue eyed boy ?

(a)      1/8

  • ¼

(c)     3/8

(d)     ½

Answer: B


Q13. Convert the speed 90km per/hour of a car to metres per second

  • 5ms-I
  • 5ms-I
  • 5ms-I

(d)     1.5 x 103ms-I

Answer: C


Q14. Uche and chidi shared a sum of money on the ratio m:n . if chidi’s share was N4,200. 00, was Uche’s share?

(a)     N4,200n/m

(b)     N4,200/mm

(c)     N4,200m/n

(d)     N4,200/n


Q15.  A husband contributes 7% of his income into a fund and his wife contributes 4% of her income. If the husband earn N5, 500 per annum (p.a) and his wife earn N4, 000 p.a, find the sum of their contribution to fund. (a)      N1,045

  • N605
  • N545
  • N490


Q16. A car is travelling at an average speed of 80kmh-1. Its speed in metres per second (m/s) is

(a)     13.3m/s

(b)     22.2m/s

(c)     133.3m/s

(d)     222.2m/s

Answer: B


Q17. If the children shared N10.50K among themselves in the ratio 6:7:8, how much is the largest share

(a)     N3.00

(b)     N3.50

(c)     N4.00

(d)     N4.50


Q18. A trader makes a loss of 15% when selling an article, find the ratio selling price cost price

(a) 3:20

(b) 3:17

(c) 17:20

(d) 20:23

Answer: C


Q19. Car travels at xkm per hour at 1 hours at ykm per hour for 2hrs find the average speed

(a)     2x12ykm-1/3

  • X + yhmh – 1/3
  • X +2 ykmh-1
  • 2x + ykm-1/3

Answer: C

Q20: The ages of three man in the ratio 3:4:5. If the difference between the oldest and the youngest is 18, find the sum of the ages of the three men

  • 45 yrs
  • 72yrs
  • 108yrs
  • 216yrs

Answer: C


Q21: A bicycle wheel of radius 42cm is rolled over a distance of 66m. How many revolutions does it make? [Take pie                                                            22/7]

(a)     2.5

  • 5
  • 25
  • 50

Answer: C


Q22: In a bag of oranges, the ratio of the good ones to the bad one is 5:4. If the number of the bad ones is 36. How many oranges are their all together

  • 81
  • 72
  • 54
  • 45

Answer: A


Q23: A man is four times as old as his son. The difference between their ages 36.

Find the sum of their ages.

  • 45yrs
  • 48yrs
  • 60yrs
  • 74yrs

Answer: C


Q24: IF 4m+3n=5, find the ratio m:n 4m-3n3

(a)     7:4

(b)     4:3

(c)     3:4

(d)     4:7



Q25: if 2x :(x+1) =3:2, what is the value of x?

  • ½
  • 1 ½
  • 1
  • 3


Answer: B


Q26. The ratio of the number of men to the number of women in a 20 member committee is 3:1. How many women must be added to the 20 member committee so as to make the ratio of women 3:2?

  • 2
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9


Q27. Three men, Bedu, Bakare and Kofi shared N500 in the ratio 3:2:X respectively. If bedu’s share is N150. Find the value of x

  • 1
  • 3
  • 5
  • 6

Answer: C


Q28. The sides of two cubes are in the ratio 2:5, what is the ratio of their volumes?

(a)     4:5

(b)     8:15

(c)     6:125

(d)     8:125

Answer: D


Q29. Lena bought 400 Alpha company shares at N1.50 each and sold them at N2.05 each. What is her are gain

(a)     N0.05

(b)     N20.00

(c)     N220.00

(d)     N330.00


Q30. Anma buys 100 oranges at 20 for C30.00 and another 200 oranges at 4 C10.00. if she sells all are oranges at C3.00 each, what is her profit? (a)     C150.00

(b)     C250.00

(c)     C500.00

(d)     C650.00

Answer: B


Q31.   The price of a liter of petrol is increased from C30.00 to C39.00 what is the percentage increase in the cost of a liter of petrol?

(a)     90%

(b)     30%

(c)     34%

(d)     39%

Answer: B


Q32: A trader sold a pair of shoes for C2800.00 making a loss of 20% on his cost price. Find his loss as a percentage of his selling price.

(a)     162/3%

(b)     2%

(c)     25%

(d)     75%

Answer: C


Q33: An article bought for D500.00 depreciation by 15% of its value during the first. Find its value after a year

(a)     D425.00

(b)     D750.00

(c)     D4,250.00

(d)     D4,250.00


Q34: A house bought for N100.000 was later auctioned for N80.000. Find the percentage loss

(a)     20%

(b)     30%

(c)     40%

(d)     50%

Answer: A


Q35: The side of a square is increased from 20cm to 21cm. Calculate the percentage increase in its area

(a)     2.5%

(b)     9.3%

(c)     10.0%

(d)     10.25%

Answer: D


Q36. A man bought 2220 mangoes at N5x. he sold each for 3x kobo and made gain of N8. Find the value of x

  • 2
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5



Choose the word nearest to the word in BOLD

 Q1:    After many years of struggle as a trader, he struck gold

  • Became rich
  • Won a big contract
  • He became a gold miner
  • Became a goldsmith

Answer: A


Q2.    One significant character of the jet age is that it encourages people to cut


  • Not to face all problems
  • Want to become rich quickly
  • Want to avoid unnecessary hardships
  • Forfeit the opportunity to further education

Answer: B


Q3.    The lady who won the beauty contest had a good gait

  • Signature
  • Figure
  • Elegance
  • Carriage

Answer. B


Q4.     It would need a high flyer to make a first class degree in the university

  • A smart performance
  • An outright genius
  • an outstanding scholar
  • an unmitigated swat

Answer. D


Q5:    What you will find in the book is a bird’s eye view of the subject

  • a detailed account
  • a balanced account
  • a biased treatment
  • A general survey

Answer. D


Q7:    If experience is anything to go by, this action will prove a political mine field

  • A source of political benefits
  • Way out of political trouble
  • A cause for political joy
  • An invitation to political problem

Answer. D


Q8.    In my view the play the didn’t come out

  • Succeed
  • Fail
  • Attract applause
  • Take place

Answer. D


Q9:    Whenthechipsaredown, wewill know those who have the courage to stand

  • When we get to a crisis point
  • In the final analysis
  • When the blocks are lowered
  • When we get to the end of the road

Answer. D


Q10. She said boxing is, in fact her pet aversion

  • Something she likes very much
  • Something she dislikes very much
  • A hobby she loves to pursue
  • One thing she can’t miss

Answer A


Q11: The gateman does his work perfunctorily

  • Without commitment
  • With speed
  • Mother’s pet
  • Fathers pet

Answer. B


Q13: The young man who distributed political pamphlets on campus was promptly repudiated

  • Disowned
  • Arrested
  • Wanted
  • Killed



Q14. Adayi is a die-hard criminal

  • Hard to kill
  • Hard to arrest
  • Remorseless
  • Relentless

Answer. A


Fill each gap with most appropriate option from the list following the gap

Q15:   In moments of serious economic hardship, many people are                       to turn to God

  • Concerned
  • Inclined
  • Disposed
  • Propensed


Answer C

Q16.   We cannot all wear expensive shoes in situation of    

  • Diverent demand and supply
  • Uneven wear and tear
  • Different purchasing power
  • Unpredictable national income

Answer C


Q17:   The centre forward was          consequently the goal was not allowed

  • In an offside position
  • Very well positioned
  • Brilliant player
  • The captain of the team

Answer. A


Q18: AIDS is         disease that kills slowly but surely

  • Too much deadly
  • Very deadly
  • So deadly
  • Such deadly a

Answer. D


Q19: We had a bull evening because

  • Hardly the talk had begun when the light went off
  • Hardly had the talk begun when the light went off
  • The talk had hardly begun when the light had gone out
  • The light had hardly gone out when the talk began

Answer. A


Q20: Soyinka’s masterful       of the atmosphere of his childhood helped to make his book. Ake, an out right success

  • Evocation
  • Invocation
  • Convocation
  • Revocation

Answer. A


Q21: Students will always blame their teachers when examination results are unfavorable

  • Wont they
  • Wouldn’t they
  • Isnt it
  • Cant they
  • Wont they

Answer. D


Q22: Okonkwo is a stubborn man, he will never    his words

  • Chew
  • Spit
  • Eat
  • Bite

Answer C


Q23; Kindly      me your book because my friend has    mine

  • Borrowed/ borrow
  • Borrow/ lent
  • Lend/ lent
  • Len/ borrowed

Answer D


Q24: Three quarters of the church    painted by members the previous day

  • Were
  • Was
  • Is
  • Are

Answer: B


Q25: The young boys have been caught with parts of the stolen machine but

        admitted stealing it

  • Neither of them has
  • Neither of them have
  • None of them has
  • None of them have

Answer B


Q26: Watch carefully, I could see the fish          along the bottom

  • Dotting
  • Crawling
  • Diving
  • Darting



Q27: Emeka is now a      student but it took him years to      

  • Matured/ mature
  • Mature/ mature
  • Mature/ matured
  • Matured/ ,matured

Answer. B


Q28: The rebels will soon fight back. We have been informed                                 their        ___

  • of/ predicament
  • about/ indulgence
  • on/ rearmament
  • as for/ advancement

Answer. C


Q29: Ali was honest and quite as a school boy but too much drinking has now changed his       and    his tongue

  • temperature/ injured
  • character/ tightened
  • temperament/ loosened
  • innocence/ worsened

Answer C


Q30:   The hospital was closed   because there were no beds to put patients

  • were
  • shall
  • is
  • are

Answer C


Q31.   The judge with his son      travelling to lagos now

  • were
  • shall
  • is
  • are

Answer C


Q32; A university teacher is an

  • academic
  • academics
  • academician
  • academia

Answer A


Q33; The adventurers ran into many     in the forest

  • dear
  • dears
  • deers
  • deer



Q34: The argument between the two neighbors degenerated into

  • a free for all
  • a free for fight
  • a flee for all
  • a free fight

Answer A


 Q35:  The class    more girls than boys this session

  • comprise of
  • comprises
  • comprises at
  • comprises

Answer D


Q36: The tourist bought        

  • a brown, small, Nigerian earthen pot
  • a small brown Nigerian earth pot
  • an earthen brown small Nigerian pot
  • a Nigerian small brown earthen

Answer D


Q38:   Most of us will attend the conference      at ibandan later this year

  • holding
  • held
  • being
  • held
  • to hold

Answer A


Q39.   I shall work hard so that I can      a distinction in English

  • Secure
  • Make
  • Receive
  • Grab

Answer. B


Q40.   The baby was rather    than I could bear

  • Much more troublesome
  • Much too troublesome
  • So much troublesome
  • Very much Troublesome

Answer. A


Q41.   A student were forbidden

  • From Joining
  • In joining
  • To join
  • On joining

Answer A


Q42.   Of course, we all saw the culprit

  • Approached
  • Approaching
  • Approach
  • Approaches

Answer C

secret society and hit the man on the head


Q43.   A child that shows mature characteristics at any early age may be describe as

  • Preconceived
  • Premature
  • Ingenous
  • Precocious Answer D


Q44.   The company Director showed the contractor a      of the proposed office complex

  • Prototype
  • Photograph
  • Microfilm
  • Photocopy

Answer. A


Q45.            you come early to the new house, clean up my flat

  • While
  • By chance
  • Should
  • Should incase

Answer. C


Q46. This imposing edifice     a fortune to build

  • Had costed
  • Have cost
  • Costed
  • Cost

Answer D.


Q47.   They let him go in         to his age

  • Respect
  • Regard
  • Disregard
  • Consideration

Answer D


Q48.   Some scientist are trying to      human beings in their laboratories

  • Imitiate
  • Replicate
  • Implicate
  • Fabricate

Answer. B


Q49.   He does not seem to know how to solve the problem   

  • Does not he
  • does he not
  • doesn’t he?

Answer: C


Q50.   These villagers      to grow rice

  • Used
  • Are used
  • Were used
  • Use

Answer. A

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