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NBT Registrations - 2021

Please consider the NBT online and national test dates for the 2022 intake on the website. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates may be subject to change during the cycle.  You will be updated via the NBT website

Please view the FAQ sections on the website for additional information and answers to commonly asked questions.

Should you require any further information or assistance please do not hesitate to contact our helpdesk:


Telephone: 021 650 3523

Additional Pencil-Paper NBT Test Date – 21 August 2021:

The NBT is pleased to advise that an additional Pencil-Paper NBT test session has been added to the NBT national test calendar. This session has been added to provide additional opportunities for writers where test sessions were suspended due to the Lockdown Level 4 regulations and who could not utilise opportunities to write online. This test date is targeted at applicants who are applying to the Health Sciences but is open to all writers. This additional session is scheduled for 21 August and the closing date for registrations is 8 August. Places and venues are limited so writers are urged to book promptly.

Additional Online NBT Session – 14 August 2021

Over the past weeks, there have been many disruptions nationally, from load shedding, the National COVID-19 Level 4 Lockdown and extension, to the recent unrest experienced nationally but concentrated in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal. Many prospective NBT writers have been affected and may be anxious about meeting university admissions deadlines.

 To provide additional opportunities for these students to write the NBT, we are pleased to advise that an additional Online NBT Test Session has been added to the test calendar. This is targeted at applicants who are applying to the Health Sciences but is open to all writers.

Registrations for the 14 August 2021 NBT Online session open today (21 July) and will close 31 July.


Suspension of "Pencil & Paper" testing under Lockdown Level 4

South Africa is on adjusted Lockdown Level 4, which restricts public gatherings.

The Pencil and Paper NBT test sessions on the 3rd July and 11th  July have therefore been suspended.

You are URGENTLY requested to change your test booking on the NBT website or please make use of the @NBT Online option. Note: The 18 July online NBT session closing date has been extended till 2 July 2021. There is no cost for this change.

Should a writer be unable to write online, we also offer the option of a remote session. Remote sessions may be requested by email to . There are service costs associated with this option. More information on remote sessions may be found here.

If you experience difficulties or require assistance, please do contact our NBT Helpdesk either by email or call 021-650-3523. We will also be posting regular updates on the NBT website .


Instruction Manual for online NBT

NBT Online Test Rules and Requirements