NBT Registrations 2022/2023. Good news for all prospective students who have been waiting to write their National Benchmark Test for placement at their respective university of their choice. Registration for NBTs at the University of Cape Town are now open.
NBT Registrations 2022/2023
The registration process in the platform must be done according to the dates specified by CEA where you started the NBT application.
Go to https://cetap.edtest.ai using a desktop or laptop computer with webcam (integrated or external device), in one of these web browsers: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox (you will find detailed suggestions in the manual of application conditions and technical recommendations).
Please use Internet Explorer or Firefox to navigate this website. We have been informed of inconsistencies when navigating with Google Chrome.
You NEED the following to register:
- Your official ID book (if you are not a citizen of South Africa, you will need your passport)
- A unique email address
- City and site where you want to write
- NBT requirements from the institutions where you plan to apply
- Date when you want to write (allow 4 weeks for the institution(s) to which you have applied to receive your results. You can access your results on our website after 5 weeks.)
- Pen and paper to record your username and EasyPay number
Take note of the following:
The NBT Project does not determine which test you must write nor the deadline for submitting results. Most institutions in South Africa post their requirements on their website and in their prospectus.
The username and EasyPay number assigned to you during registration is used to:
- Complete the registration process if you did not finish
- Correct personal information
- Request change to test date or site
- Verify payment so that your results may be released
Registration is date- and venue-specific. If you miss your scheduled test, you must re-register and pay again. You will be able to access your results only if you have paid for any tests for which you were registered.
The National Benchmark Test (NBT) is intended to gauge a prospective first-year student’s level of academic preparedness to study at University. Here’s how it works.
The NBT consists of two tests, the first one is the Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy domains (AQL), which tests a student’s levels of academic literacy and quantitative literacy competence.
It is combined into one multiple-choice test with each section timed for a total of three hours of writing time. The AQL test is written by applicants of all programs.
The second test is Mathematics (MAT), which tests the student’s level of competence in mathematics. This test is written by those who have applied to study courses that require a pass in Mathematics. It is also a multiple-choice test that is timed to be written in three hours.
While the National Benchmark Test is an initiative of the Department of Higher Education, it is run by CHED’s Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement (CETAP).
UCT is among other leading South African universities that use this test to supplement the information from an applicant’s performance on the National Senior Certificate.
The NBT does not supply any previous tests for preparation as it is deemed to be confidential and is not made available to anyone.
In terms of how much it will cost to write your NBT, the amounts listed below are the current prices for NBTs:
AQL only: R125AQL and MAT: R250
If you do wish to make changes to your online booking then you may do so until the closing date posted on the test schedule. So now that you’ve booked your NBT test date how do you pay?
Well all NBT fees must be paid through EasyPay. EasyPay Pay points are found across South Africa at food stores such as Pick N Pay, Shoprite, Checkers, and Spar, as well as many other merchant sites.
All you have to do is take your NBT registration letter with you to an EasyPay Paypoint near you to pay. You may also pay on the EasyPay website and then print out your receipt.
Note: You may not write only the MAT test, you have to write the MAT test in addition to the AQL test.
The NBT was established in 2006 to assist universities in interpreting applicants’ school-leaving results, determining the level of support first-year students may require, and addressing any adjustments to entry-level courses that may be required.