We’ve already got a number of ways you can prepare for your NBTs and now we’ve created one more freely available resource just for you.

A learner’s grade 12 year is already challenging enough and on top of this, they need to understand what the National Benchmark Tests or NBTs are and how they can prepare for them. Many learners haven’t even heard of this test until they start applying to universities. Some universities like Rhodes University and the University of the Free State ask all first-year candidates to write these assessments before they apply for their degree of choice. On the other hand, other universities have NBT requirements that differ depending on which faculty or degree programme you are applying for.

According to the NBT National Report, only 27% of students who wrote the NBTs made it to the “Proficiency Band”. Meaning they achieved between 68%-70% for both tests. A high number of candidates fell into the “Intermediate Band” by achieving between 55% – 67%.

Are you looking to prepare for the NBTs? Click here.

Understand more about the NBTs with our free mobile app!

We would like to make NBT preparation requirements more readily available so that we can empower more learners in their understanding of the NBTs as they relate to a learners’ tertiary studies. Our NBT Prep mobile app breaks down university requirements using UCT as a basis so that learners are better informed.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, follow the steps that will walk you through the key things you need to know about the NBTs from understanding your university requirements to knowing whether you need to prepare more for this important assessment.

  1. Understand your requirements
  2. Benchmark your readiness
  3. Access more information

The purpose of the NBT Prep mobile app is to help learners on their way to understanding the NBTs. We would love to know what you think! Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] with your feedback!

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