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SELECTION / PLACEMENT TESTS:

Health Sciences

All applicants to the Faculty of Health Sciences (except applicants who are applying for admission into the Graduate Entry Medical Program -  (GEMP) - ONLY) are required to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before being considered for admission.

Applicants applying to the GEMP and one of the other programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences, need to write the NBT.

There are two tests. The first test is the Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test and the second test is the Mathematics Test.


The test results will be used in addition to the Grade 11 results (for early decision making purposes) and the Grade 12 results (for final decision-making purposes) and other admission criteria.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • These are standard tests for all medical schools in South Africa and you are only required to write the tests once, irrespective of the number of medical schools you have applied to.
  • Applicants must register on the NBT website, www.nbt.ac.za, or by cellular phone, to write the tests. Registration closes approximately three weeks prior to each of the test dates. You can register for the NBT even before you submit your application to the University. DO NOT wait for an official notification from the University in order to register and write the tests. You may miss the end of July deadline.
  • A fee is charged for the tests. The fee can only be paid once you have registered to write the test.
  • The tests should have been written by 15 August 2016. Results received for tests written after this date WILL NOT be taken into consideration. Applicants are encouraged to write the tests as early as possible.
  • For a comprehensive list of test dates, registration dates and available venues, please refer to the NBT website.
  • Both tests must be written at one session.
  • ONLY the first attempt results will be taken into account for selection purposes and thus it is not advisable to write the tests more than once in any year.

Wits Additional Placement Test – WAPT (GEMP applicants only)

To be able to calculate a composite index, all components that contribute to this must be finalised (i.e. Tertiary Aggregate).


Applicants will be notified of their eligibility to write the WAPT, normally scheduled for October of the year preceding the admission year as and when documentation for applications is complete.

This means that the faculty has received an academic transcript and all other pertinent documents. If documents are not submitted by the end of July of the year preceding the admission year, no further consideration will be given to your application.

Applicants will need to start preparing well in advance of notification. All information about the content and nature of each of the components
of the test is given on the GEMP website www.wits.ac.za/health/gemp

Humanities

FOR ALL ARTS DEGREES (EXCLUDING BA LAW) APPLICANTS
All applicants with mature age exemption (who have written matric pre 2008) are required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT), Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL).

Applicants have to register on the NBT website,
www.nbt.ac.za to write the test.

For selection test details please contact the NBT directly.

FOR BACHELOR OF AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY APPLICANTS

All applicants to the Faculty of Humanities applying for the above mentioned degrees are required to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT) before being considered for admission.

NOTE:

  • Applicants must register on the NBT website, www.nbt.ac.za, or by cellular phone, to write the tests. Registration closes approximately three weeks prior to each of the test dates. You can register for the NBT before you submit your application to the University. DO NOT wait for an official notification from the University in order to register and write the tests. You may miss the end of July deadline.
  • A fee is charged for the tests. The fee can only be paid once you have registered to write the test.
  • The tests should have been written by August of the year preceding the year of admission. Results received for tests written after this date WILL NOT be taken into consideration. Applicants are encouraged to write the tests as early as possible.
  • For a comprehensive list of test dates, registration dates and available venues, please refer to the NBT website.
  • Both tests must be written in one session.
  • Only the first attempt results will be taken into account for selection purposes and thus it is not advisable to write the tests more than once in any year.
     

Commerce, Law and Management

No Selection Test. 

Science

No Selection Test. 

Note: If you have been invited to write a selection test, bring these items with you to the test venue:

  • your indentity document.
  • your person (application/student) number.
  • a pen, pencil and eraser.
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