The NBT is an assessment test used for first-year applicants to higher education institutions. The NBTs are designed to measure a writer's ability to transfer understanding of academic literacy (language skills), quantitative literacy (numerical skills) and Mathematics to the demands of tertiary (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 2021 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 Faculty of Law decided to extend the deadline to write the NBT's until the 28th of August 2021. If you haven't registered to do the NBT's please do so before 1 August.

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).​​