National Benchmark Test



This UCT-developed test provides additional insight into the candidate's verbal and quantitative abilities. 

Visit the National Benchmark Test website. Follow the steps to book and pay for your test(s) as well as further information on test venues and times. 

The National Benchmark Test can only be written at the nominated venues throughout the year. 

Please ensure that you book your NBT test early as places are limited at the venues.  No application will be reviewed without having received the NBT results.

You must pay the testing fee as soon as you have registered and received your unique EasyPay number.

The testing fee is R100 to write the AQL. The testing fee is not refundable.


EMBA: Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy (3 hours) - AQL only 

PGDip: RPL Applicants ONLY. Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy (3 hours) - AQL only  

The National Benchmark Test scores must be received by the School before closing date.  Scoring of the NBT takes approximately 4 weeks.


All NBT fees must be paid through EasyPay. 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. You must show both letter and receipt before being allowed to write the tests. 

EasyPay Paypoints are found across South Africa at food stores including Pick 'n Pay, Shoprite, Checkers, and Spar, as well as many other merchant sites.