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NBT Mathematics Test Exemplar Questions : National Benchmark Test

Organisation : National Benchmark Test
Exam : NBT Exam
Document Type : Sample Question Paper
Category or Subject : Mathematics

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NBT Mathematics Test Exemplar Questions

Questions in the section Functions and their Graphs will determine whether a test writer understands the properties of parabolas. Questions 1 and 2 are examples.

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1. The function f defined by y=-x2+6x-5
(A) A minimum y value and a negative y-intercept.
(B) A maximum y value and a positive y-intercept.
(C) A minimum y value and a positive y-intercept.
(D) A maximum y value and a negative y-intercept.
Under the heading Algebraic Processes one of the topics listed is Algebraic Manipulation. Question 2 is an example of a question where the answer cannot be deduced by substituting into the given options to rule out those that are correct.

2. The sum of the roots of the equation -x2+6x-5=0 is
(A) -5
(B) -4
(C) 3
(D) 6
Another topic listed under the heading Algebraic Processes is Number Sense. The following question depends on Number Sense (the bigger a number, the bigger its square root) as well as the concepts tested in the first two questions above.

3. The expression v-x2+6x-5 has a
(A) maximum value of 2
(B) minimum value of 2
(C) maximum value of 3
(D) minimum value of 3

Question 4 is an example of the category Transformations and related concepts.
If the graph of x2+6x-5 is reflected in the ????-axis and the resulting graph is then reflected in the y-axis, the new equation is
(A) y=-(x-3)=4
(B) y=-(x2-6x-5)=4
(C) y=(x+3)+4
(D) y=x2+6x+5

One of the categories listed is Competent use of logical skills in making deductions and determining the validity of given assertions. Question 5 (which is also an example Number Sense) illustrates what this means. Writers need to assess the various options and make deductions about their validity.

FAQ On National Benchmark Test

Sure! Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the National Benchmark Test (NBT) in South Africa

Q: What is the National Benchmark Test (NBT)?
A: The National Benchmark Test (NBT) is a standardized assessment used by some South African universities to assess the academic readiness of prospective undergraduate students. The NBT is designed to measure a student’s academic skills in areas such as academic literacy, mathematics, and quantitative literacy. It is not a test of subject-specific knowledge, but rather assesses general cognitive skills and abilities.

Q: Why do universities use the National Benchmark Test (NBT)?
A: Universities in South Africa may use the NBT as part of their admission process to determine if prospective students have the necessary academic skills and readiness for higher education. The NBT provides additional information to universities that can help them make more informed decisions about admissions, particularly for students who may not have traditional qualifications or whose academic backgrounds may vary.

Q: Who needs to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT)?
A: The NBT is typically required for students applying to undergraduate programs at universities in South Africa. Some universities may require all applicants to write the NBT, while others may require it only for certain programs or for applicants who do not meet specific admission criteria. It is important to check with the specific universities you are applying to for their NBT requirements.

Additional Generic Procedure

There are two ways to download National Benchmark Test (NBT) sample question papers:

From the official NBT website:
The official NBT website (https://www.nbt.ac.za/) has a section where you can download sample question papers for both the Academic Literacy (AQL) and Mathematics (MAT) tests. To download a sample question paper, simply click on the link for the test you want to take, and then click on the link for the sample question paper.

From a third-party website:
There are a number of third-party websites that offer free downloads of NBT sample question papers. One such website is https://olico.org/national-benchmark-test-practice-nbts/. This website has a number of sample question papers for both the AQL and MAT tests, as well as other resources to help you prepare for the NBT.

Here are the steps on how to download a sample question paper from the official NBT website:
1) Go to the official NBT website (https://www.nbt.ac.za/).
2) Click on the “Resources” tab.
3) Click on the “Sample Question Papers” link.
4) Select the test you want to take (AQL or MAT).
5) Click on the link for the sample question paper.
6) The sample question paper will be downloaded to your computer.

Here are the steps on how to download a sample question paper from a third-party website:
1) Go to the third-party website that offers free downloads of NBT sample question papers.
2) Find the sample question paper you want to download.
3) Click on the link to download the sample question paper.
4) The sample question paper will be downloaded to your computer.

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