National Benchmark Test

 National Benchmark Test

Download  2016 Intake Cycle dates

Download  NBT Brochure 2016 Intake.pdfNBT Brochure 2016 Intake

​Download  National Benchmark Test A5 Broch 2015 Web.pdfNational Benchmark Test 2015

Writing the NBT is compulsory for all first year students at UJ:

  • The NBTs can be written at test venues across South Africa; dates and times are available through the NBT website
  • The Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) test must be written by ALL applicants.

    Test times: 07:45 – 11:00
  • The Mathematics (MAT) test must be written by applicants to specific faculties and qualifications. The Maths test is written in addition to the AQL test, and is written in the afternoon, preferably on the same day.
    (See National Benchmark Test Faculty Requirements above.)
    Test times: 12:00 – 15:00 


  1. Your ID book
  2. A photocopy of your ID. The venue administrator will keep the copy of your ID.
  3. Your receipt as proof that you paid the testing fee. The venue administrator will stamp the receipt and hand it back to you.
  4. Any letter you received from the NBT team.
  5. An HB pencil, sharpener and eraser


  • Register online through the NBT website:  (preferred option) 
  • To register via cell-phone contact the NBT Call Centre on 021 650 3523  
  • Get a unique registration number 
  • Take the registration number to an external pay point to make payment (see list of easy pay points)



  • Bring proof of payment and ID with to write at your chosen venue (indicated on your online registration form)
  • More information available from the NBT Call Centre on 021 650 3523, or the NBT website​
  • Look on the NBT website for test dates at UJ venues

            EasyPay points:

  • Best Electric
  • Checkers
  • Internet on (click on options to Pay Bills or Buy Prepaid)
  • ​Lewis
  • Lifestyle Living
  • MTN Banking’s MobileMoney product via cellular handsets
    (MTN Subscribers only) - Call Centre 0831 2265 to open an account.
  • Pick ‘n Pay
  • Selected Spar, Score and Boxer stores
  • Selected Petroleum and Convenience stores
  • Shoprite
  • Wizzit Bank via mobile handsets
    (Call Centre 0861 949 948 to open an account)



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