All About NBT

All About NBT

If you’re considering applying to a South African university and you’ve had a look at their admission requirements, chances are you’ve come across the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). Here’s everything you need to know about the NBTs.

The National Benchmark Tests are a set of tests that measure your academic readiness for university. They complement and support, rather than replace or duplicate your National Senior Certificate results.

Who uses them and how?

A number of universities in South Africa use the NBTs to help interpret your National Senior Certificate results. Universities use the NBT results in different ways:

  • Some use them to help make decisions about your access to university. This means that your NBT results, in combination with your NSC results, are used to determine whether you are ready for academic study.
  • Some use them for placement within university. This means that the results are used to decide whether you will need extra academic support after you have been admitted to university.
  • Some use them to help develop curricula within their university.
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What do I have to know about writing the NBT?

You can find out all you need to know about writing the NBT . Read this Article: Writing NBT