The NBT is a test used for first-year applicants to higher education institutions. The test is designed to measure your ability to transfer understanding of language skills, numerical skills and Mathematics to the demands of higher education coursework..  

Only School of Tomorrow applicants and applicants to the Faculty of Law. 

School of Tomorrow: School of Tomorrow applicants must write the NBT before the end of 2022 to ensure that your results are available in time for registration.

Faculty of Law:
- BCom Law, BAccLLB: AQL & MAT
- LLB, BA Law: AQL

Please visit for test dates and bookings. 

The NBT's for the Faculty of Law must bewritten by 31 July. If you haven't registered to write the NBT's yet, please do so before the final assessment prior to this date.

Should you be unable to write online, the NBT office 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 on their website,

If you experience difficulties or require assistance, please do contact the NBT Helpdesk either by email or call 021-650-3523.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: Please note that all matric learners who have applied for admission to undergraduate programmes of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences must register for and write the Situational Judgement Test (SJT).​​