Mathematics (MAT)

Mathematics (MAT)

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 year the assessment is written. It also takes a multiple-choice format.
It tests proficiency in such areas as problem solving and modeling, functions, trigonometry, spatial perception, and probability.

Both the AQL and MAT are differentiated into cognitive levels,
meaning there is a range in difficulty in each section – with the easier applications generally coming first.

If you would like to register for one of our NBT Preparation courses please click here.

Happy learning 🎓