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.


Saturday, 20 October 2018
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:
Friday, February 26, 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:
Friday, February 5, 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:
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 09:30
Study on the NBT and NSC

Page 4 of the Institutional Planning Department's latest newsletter profiles a new study that explores the relationship between the academic performance in the National Benchmark Tests and National Senior Certificate in problematic courses in the first year of study at UCT.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:30