National Benchmark Test

 National Benchmark Test

Download     NBT Brochure 2016.pdfNBT Brochure 2016.

Download     Faculty Requirements 2015 NBT Intake.pdfFaculty Requirements 2015 NBT Intake.

Download     Faculty Requirements 2016 NBT Intake.pdfFaculty Requirements 2016 NBT Intake.

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

​The NBT must be written by 30 September 2015 (the last day of applications 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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