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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

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.