Writing of the NBT is reserved for applicants to higher education institutions in South Africa. Teachers are not permitted to write the NBT with a view to preparing their learners for the tests. “Teaching to the test” limits real engagement with the topics that are being assessed
NBT and NSC: Find out about the difference between the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and the National Benchmark Tests (NBT)
Performance levels: We've provided the percentage ranges that place your learners in our three benchmark categories (Proficient, Intermediate, or Basic).
Preparing your learners: Download booklets that will help you to prepare your learners for our AQL and MAT tests.