CETAP and the NBTs
A brief video that outlines the background to and purpose of the National Benchmark Tests
Welcome to CETAP
The Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement (CETAP) has progressively become the largest educational testing department in South Africa and uses the most up-to-date test processes, practices and measurement theories.


Tuesday, 23 July 2019
New article on Academic Literacy

A new article by CETAP's Academic Literacy research lead, Kabelo Sebolai, has been published in Language Matters.

Publication Date:
Wed, 04 May 2016 - 10:30
Hope for prospective UCT students, despite disappointing NBT results

In an article for Bizcommunity, we look at how the National Benchmark Tests and the Academic Development Programme work together to support students:

"Students that do well on their National Senior Certificate (NSC) may find that they have disappointing National Benchmark Tests (NBT) results. However, they may still be accepted to the University of Cape Town, through the extended degree programmes in all faculties through the Academic Development Programme based in the Centre for Higher Education Development."

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Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 - 12:45
NBT: Educators' documents

CETAP has released two documents aimed at educators to assist them in preparing their learners for the NBT.

Publication Date:
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 - 13:30
South Africa’s universities may not be ready for the latest crop of school leavers

Dean and Associate Professor, Suellen Shay, asks whether South African universities are ready for the latest crop of matriculants. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 - 09:30