Please select a platform to view the installation instructions.

NCTest for iPad

To use the iPad for NCTest, you need:
  • An iPad with iOS v.9.3.2+ (Previous version are not compatible)
  • The NCTest iPad app
  • Use 1024x768 screen resolution for best results


To find the current iOS version you have installed, navigate to Settings>General>About.

Once here, you will be able to view device specifications and view the current "Version" of iOS you have installed. (Figure 1).

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Figure 1 - Device specifications found in Settings>General>About.


Follow these steps to use NCTest on the iPad. Skip steps 1 and 2 if NCTest is already installed.
  1. On your iPad, go to the App Store and search for NCTest

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  3. Install NCTest as you would any other app for the iPad.

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    *Note - Your device will say "Get" instead of "Open" since your device will not have NCTest already installed.

  5. Tap the icon for NCTest on your iPad. NCTest will launch using automatic assessment configuration.
  6. Enter the student id and access code given to you by your school for the assessment you wish to take.
  7. The app will ask you to verify the person and assessment to take. If correct, proceed to the assessment.
  8. Take the assessments following the onscreen prompts.

NCTest for ChromeBook

To use the ChromeBook for NCTest, you need:
  • A ChromeBook with as least version 58.
  • The NCTest Chrome App.
  • Use 1024 x 768 screen resolution for best results.


To find the current version you have installed, navigate to Settings>About Chrome OS.

Once here, you will be view details regarding the Chrome OS installed.(Figure 1).

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Figure 1 - Details regarding Chrome OS




To find the screen resolution, navigate to Settings>Device>Device>Displays (Figure 2).

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Figure 2 - Menu displayed after navigating to Settings>Device


Once here, you will be able to view details regarding displays (Figure 3).

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Figure 3 - Details regarding the displays.


Follow these steps to use NCTest on the ChromeBook. Skip steps 1 and 2 if NCTest is already installed.
  1. On your Chrome Book, go to the Chrome Web Store and search for NCTest.

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    Figure 1 - Search for "nctest" within the Chrome Web Store


  3. Install NCTest as you would any other app for the ChromeBook.

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    Figure 2 - NCTest app displayed within the Chrome Web Store. Click "Add to Chrome" to install.


  5. Tap the icon for NCTest on your ChromeBook. NCTest will launch using automatic assessment configuration.

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    Figure 3 - Main menu after opening up NCTest.


  7. Enter the student id and access code given to you by your school for the assessment you wish to take.

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    Figure 4 - This is the menu displayed after clicking the first option of "NCTest Login"


  9. The app will ask you to verify the person and assessment to take. If correct, proceed to the assessment.
  10. Take the assessments following the onscreen prompts.

NCTest for Windows

To use a Windows computer for NCTest, you need:
  • A laptop or PC with Windows 8 or 10 installed.
    It should have:
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 350MB of available file space
    • 9.5" or larger screen
    • 1024 horizontal screen resolution
  • The NCTest Secure Exam Browser and configuration file. Check the folder labeled 2020-21 NCTest Secure Browser Files below to download these.
  • Use 1024 x 768 screen resolution for best results.



To find the current version of windows you have installed, go to your computer's settings (gear icon located above the Windows icon after clicking it) and navigate to System>About.

Or you can simply search for "about" or "about your pc" within the Windows Search Bar (Figure 1).

Once here, you will be able to view your "Windows Specifications" to find your current Windows version (Figure 2).

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Figure 1 - Search for "about" or "about your pc"


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Figure 2 - Windows Specifications located within About



RAM, or Random Access Memory, or sometimes referred to simply just as Memory, is used to store and retrieve data fast and efficiently. The amount of RAM or Memory can found by going to your computer's settings (gear icon located above the Windows icon after clicking it) and navigate to System>About.

Or you can simply search for "about" or "about your pc" within the Windows Search Bar (Figure 1).

Once here, you will be able to view your "Device Specifications" to find your current Windows version (Figure 2).

Windows About

Figure 1 - Search for "about" or "about your pc"


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Figure 2 - Device Specifications located within About



The amount of available file space you have on your computer can be found by navigating to "This PC" from any Windows Explorer (Windows folder browser).

Or you can simply search for "pc" or "this pc" within the Windows Search Bar (Figure 1).

Once here, you will be able to view the amount of available space you have. Windows About

Figure 1 - Search for "pc" or "this pc"


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Figure 2 - Windows displaying the amount of available file space.

*Note - Within Figure 2 the C: drive is named "OS" but it may differ from your system.



To find settings regarding your display and resolution, go to your computer's settings (gear icon located above the Windows icon after clicking it) and navigate to System>Display.

Or you can simply search for "display" or "display settings" within the Windows Search Bar (Figure 1).

Once here, you will be able to view your "Display resolution" (Figure 2).

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Figure 1 - Search for "display" or "display settings"


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Figure 2 - Menu displaying "Display resolution" options


Follow these steps to use NCTest on the iPad. Skip steps 1 and 2 if NCTest is already installed.
  1. On your Windows device, navigate to this page, and visit the folder labeled 2020-21 NCTest Secure Browser Files below.
  2. Download the files NCTest_Secure_Browser20.exe and NCTest.seb



  3. Install NCTest by double clicking the NCTest_SecureBrowser20.exe file.

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    Figure 1 - Installer window for Secure Browser. Follow the on-screen instructions to properly install the Secure Browswer.


  5. To run NCTest, double click the NCTest.seb file.
  6. Select the option of Released Forms, Tutorial, or NCTest to access an assessment or released forms or a tutorial.

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    Figure 2 - Main menu of NCTest after opening the NCTest.seb file.


  8. Assuming you selected NCTest, enter the student ID and access code to enter the assessment to do.

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    Figure 3 - Menu displayed after choosing "NCTest Login"


  10. The app will ask you to verify the person and assessment to take. If correct, proceed to the assessment.
  11. Take the assessment following the onscreen prompts.

NCTest for Macintosh Computers

To use a Mac for NCTest, you need:
  • A MacBook or other Apple computer with OS X 10.12 or greater installed.
  • It should have:
    • 1GB of RAM,
    • 350MB of available file space
    • 9.5" or larger screen
    • 1024 horizontal screen resolution
  • The NCTest Secure Exam Browser and configuration file. Check the folder labeled 2020-21 NCTest Secure Browser Files below to download these.
  • Use 1024 x 768 screen resolution for best results.



To find the current OS version you have installed, click the Apple icon within the upper-left corner and navigate to "About This Mac".

A window will appear displaying the current macOS you have installed along with a few technical specifications (Figure 1).

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Figure 1 - Window displaying the current macOS installed and navigating to it through by clicking the Apple icon.




RAM, or Random Access Memory, or sometimes referred to simply just as Memory can be found by clicking the Apple icon within the upper-left corner and navigate to "About This Mac".

A window will appear displaying the current amount of Memory you have installed along with a few technical specifications (Figure 1).

Windows About

Figure 1 - Window displaying the current macOS installed and navigating to it through by clicking the Apple icon.




The amount of available file space you have on your Mac can be found by click to the Apple icon within the upper-left corner and navigate to "About This Mac".

A window will appear displaying details about your Mac computer. Click on the "Storage" located in the middle of the window.

Once here, you will be able to view the amount of available space you have (Figure 1).

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Figure 1 - Window displaying the amount of storage installed and available.




To find settings regarding your display and resolution, click to the Apple icon within the upper-left corner and navigate to "About This Mac".

A window will appear displaying details about your Mac computer. Click on the "Display" located at the top of the window.

Once here, you will be able to view details regarding your display (Figure 1).

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Figure 1 - Window displaying details regarding your display.



Follow these steps to use NCTest on a Mac device. Skip steps 1 to 3 if NCTest is already installed.
  1. On your Windows device, navigate to this page, and visit the folder labeled 2020-21 NCTest Secure Browser Files below.
  2. Download the files NCTest_SecureBrowser-2.1.4.dmg and NCTest.seb



  3. Install NCTest by double clicking the NCTest_SecureBrowser-2.1.4.dmg file.

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    Figure 1 - This window will appear, prompting you to install the Secure Browser. This can be done by clicking and dragging the Secure Browser icon and placing it into the "Applications" folder.


  5. To run NCTest, double click the NCTest.seb file.

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    Figure 2 - You may be prompt with the message regarding updated SEB settings. Click "continue" to proceed to opening up NCTest.


  7. Select the option of Released Forms, Tutorial, or NCTest to access an assessment or released forms or a tutorial.
  8. Windows About

    Figure 3 - Main menu of NCTest


  9. Assuming you selected NCTest, enter the student ID and access code to enter the assessment to do.
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    Figure 4 - Menu displayed after choosing "NCTest Login"


  11. The app will ask you to verify the person and assessment to take. If correct, proceed to the assessment.
  12. Take the assessment following the onscreen prompts.

To close NCTest without getting to an exit button or the end of a test, hold down keys Command+Q and then enter 1617 in the Close Safe Exam Browser dialog to quit.

For full details regardaing technical requirements or supported systems, please refer to the Technical Requirements page