What does it cost to write the NBT?
Costs for the 2023 admission cycle are:
- AQL only: R 80
- AQL and MAT: R 160
Registered applicants that do not report for scheduled tests must again register and pay in order to re-schedule a missed test. Please note that you may not write only the MAT test.
Can I write the NBTs more than once?
The NBT Project allows you to write the tests a second time. However, not every faculty and every institution in South Africa will accept the second result.
Please check with the institution before registering again.
If registering a second time, you will need to log in using your ID number as your username and the password you created when you registered the first time; do not start a new application. Follow the directions to select the date and test centre.
Note that there should be at least six weeks between writing sessions.
How do I pay?
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: www.easypay.co.za and then print out your receipt.
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.
Note that stores continually open and close; this list is not an official EasyPay document and may not be current and comprehensive.
What if there are no Easypay paypoints near me?
Some of our students write in areas where Easypay paypoints are not available(International students and countries bordering South Africa). The following details are for those particular students. Click here to view.
What if I get sick before or during the test? Do I have to pay again?
Results for the NBTs are only valid if you complete the test. Should you get sick during the test; the Chief Invigilator will collect your materials and contact information.
A staff member from the NBT Project will contact you the following week to schedule another writing session as soon as possible. There is no cost for this make-up test and the first answer sheet will be destroyed, not scored.
If you become sick or injured before the test, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 021-650-3523. Upon receipt of adequate documentation such as a hospital or police report, you will be allowed a make-up test with no additional fees charged.