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Table 1 NSC rating codes and descriptions [5]

From: Predictive validity of the National Benchmark Test and National Senior Certificate for the academic success of first-year medical students at one South African university

Rating codeDescriptionScore
7Outstanding achievement80–100
6Meritorious achievement70–79
5Substantial achievement60–69
4Adequate achievement50–59
3Moderate achievement40–49
2Elementary achievement30–39
1Not achieved0–29