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In order to write the MAT test, you should be studying (or have studied) Core Mathematics at school. If you are studying (or studied) Maths Literacy you will not be equipped to take the MAT test and should only take the AQL test. For this we recommend taking the NBT AQL Preparation Course instead of this one. The MAT paper is a separate three hour paper and assesses mostly Grade 11 Core Maths syllabus content although some Grade 12 work is included, depending on the time of ye
The Academic Quantitative Literacy (AQL)
The AQL test is compulsory for everyone who writes the NBT and aims to test proficiency in language comprehension as well as logic based numerical skills. It assesses knowledge learned in the senior high school phase. The test consists of two parts, Academic Literacy (AL) which measures a learner’s readiness for Academic studies at University. The second part is Quantitative Literacy (QL) which is similar to the NSC subject Maths literacy but tests a students ability to apply this to the con
What is the MAT section of the NBTs?
If you are writing the MAT of the NBT then it is compulsary that you have to write the AQL section as well. The Mat test assesses students’ academic literacy general knowledge mathematical skill What do they test? In an effort to measure academic readiness for university, they access mostly Grade 11 Core Maths syllabus content. It tests proficiency in such areas as problem solving and modeling, functions, trigonometry, spatial percept
Advantage Learn has helped over 5000 students across South Africa to prepare for their NBT Test.
Advantage Learn has helped over 5000 students across South Africa to prepare for their NBT Test. We offer NBT Preparation courses in the form of workshops (book here) and online (book here). Our course includes the following training of essential sections known to be tested regularly in the NBTs: How to go about answering multiple choice questions Extensive practice examples and
Why you should still write the NBTs in 2020
It's a natural question to ask now that you may not need a result for your application for your first choice university and degree programme. However, the NBT results are important and you may need them in the future. Here are a few reasons why you should still consider writing the NBTs in 2020. Your results are valid for 3 years. You may need to use your results if you choose to change university or degree programme, if you need to apply for scholarships or bursaries or if you want to
Universities NBT application requirements 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic and changing lockdown regulations, the NBTs have delayed or moved online. It is still important to take the NBTs in 2020, even if your university application does not require it, here are the reasons why. Below here is a list of information about university applications and if they do or do not require the NBT tests for their 2021 applications. Updated 2020/06/09
How to access your mock exams
The NBTs do not supply past tests and so it is difficult to know what to expect! To help our learners prepare in the best possible way we have expertly crafted Mock Exams to help learners practice. In this article I will outline how to access your Mock Exams on AdvantageLearn.com. Step 1: Login to AdvantageLearn.com Navigate to our site, click on the login button at the top and login to your profile. Step 2: Click on the My NBT
Example NBT formula sheet
You can quickly access an example of the NBT formula sheet by clicking this link. However, if you have purchased the NBT Preparation Online course or any NBT preparation workshop you can find the example NBT formula sheet at the beginning of the MAT mock exam. _If you found
How do you find your NBT results?
How do you find your NBT results? You can find your results by logging into your account on the NBT website. Click here to go to the login page. Click Have you forgotten your password? if you cannot remember your password. Remember that results are usually released about 6 weeks after your test and are valid for 3 years. However, you should always chat to the institutions/universities to which you have applied regarding their requirements.
How to book your online NBT Course or in-person workshop
In this article we explain how you can book for your NBT Preparation online course or your in-person (face-to-face) workshop. Step 1: Navigate to our NBT information page This page is located at https://advantagelearn.com/nbt/ and the page has some helpful information about the NBTs and why you/your child should consider preparing for them. Give it a read to familiarise yourself with the NBTs so that you are better infor
For learners looking to book a seat at one of our NBT Preparation Workshops.
For learners looking to book a seat at one of our NBT Preparation Workshops. It is advisable to book a seat for a preparation workshop that is at least 2 weeks before your NBT test date. This gives you 2 weeks after your preparation workshop to get through the online course so as to ensure that you are as prepared as possible before your test. Aim to work through all the MAT online lessons before your workshop. This will enhance your learning experience at the workshop as the in-pe
What is the AQL section of the NBTs?
Please check with the university that you are applying to if you need to only write the AQL section of the NBTs. The AQL section is compulsory if you need to write the full NBT test (MAT & AQL). What is the AQL test? AQL test aims to test proficiency in language comprehension as well as logic based numerical skills. How is the AQL test structured? The AQL is broken down into two sections, AL (Academic Literacy) and QL (Quantitative Literacy). **The Academic Lit
What should you take with you to your NBT
What you are allowed to take to the NBT test? You must bring: Your ID Book, passport, or a certified receipt of application for South African ID Your registration letter and EasyPay proof of payment (without this you will not be allowed to write the NBTs - the venue administrator will stamp the receipt and return it to you) Two HB pencils, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener Lunch and water, if you are writing both tests Do not take: Calculators Rulers Di
Are our NBT online lessons live or recorded?
Our NBT preparation online lessons are recorded videos lessons. By recording lessons it gives learners a chance to watch the lessons as many times as they need to in order to grasp the concept. In addition learners can learn in their own time meaning that they dont have to be online at a specific time. If you have any other questions about our NBT preparational course please contact us. Happy learning 🎓
Our 4-step guide on preparing for the NBTs
Deciding which NBT preparation is right for you can be done in three easy steps. Here we will go into each step in more detail: Step 1: Find out which NBT test you need to write There are two NBT tests, the AQL test and the MAT test. To find out which of the tests you need to write you need to contact your University department as every University department has different requirements. Remember that every learner who writes the NBT has to write the AQL test and that you should not atte