How To Check Matric Results – An Easy Guide

How To Check Matric Results – When it is at this time of the year, every student who wrote the matric exams anticipates one thing and one thing alone. Whether they nailed their matric exams or not and more importantly, how to check their matric exams. It is an expected feeling. When you have written this exam and you are at your wits-end as to whether you passed or not, whatever you are feeling become acceptable. The results of This exam, in the end, are going to play a major role in your education so it says.

Well, this article will take you through the process of checking your matric exam results. All you have to do is to continue reading. But before we start with the different methods to check Matric results, let’s remind ourselves of what the Matric exam is all about.

What Is Matric Exams?

In South Africa, the term Matric refers to the final year of high school, often known as Grade 12. Matric is a very valuable grade. This is because you must pass Matric to be awarded a Matric Certificate, which is required to study at university. The Matriculation year thus is the year in which you study the Matriculation class. You are said to have matriculated if you pass Matric. This is a critical year in which you must focus on your education. The positive outcomes you achieve will be well worth the effort.

2023 Matric Results Release Date

The Department of Basic Education has revealed the 2022 matric results release date. The current batch of Matric exam participants will be able to check the 2023 Matric results on 19 January 2024.

How Do I Check My Matric Results In Person (Offline)

There are options when you want to check your matric exams. This means that you don’t have to use just one way to check this exam. One of the ways you can check your matric exam result is by doing it in person. If you choose to check for your results using this method, this is how to go about it;

  • The first thing you need to do is to make sure you have given your school or the exam center prior notice before visiting the place for the result
  • You need also ask the school for the necessary proof of evidence you will be needing for the process. For instance, whether you have to provide your student’s identification card, your student’s ID number, etc before going
  • You should also see to it that your school’s headmaster, teachers, and in some instances caretakers are available before you go to the school
  • Now that you have gotten all of that in place, the next thing to do is to give a day, go to the school and follow through with the processes for your Matric results

How To Check Matric Results 2023 Online

Another way you can use to check your Matric Exam results is by using the online approach. With this, all the processes will be done online so there is a need to have an active internet. Also, the process will require you to have a smartphone or device otherwise the process will not work. Here is how to go through the process;

  • The first that needs to be done with the approach is by visiting the Department of Basic Education Website by clicking on this link
  • Once you are there, you have to navigate your way through until you land on quick links
  • If you find Quick Links, tap on examinations results next
  • The next thing you have to do after that is to select NSC which is the National Senior Certificate Exams results
  • Now, you have to enter your examination number
  • Proceed by tapping on the search option
  • After that, your results will be displayed on the screen
  • You can either download, just view or print

How To Check Matric Results Via SMS

One of the ways you can use to check your Matric results is by using the sms approach. With this, unlike the online approach, you don’t internet connection to make the process a success. Again, you don’t need a smart device. All you need is the shortcode to push the sms through. Here is how to go about it;

  • Firstly, go to the dial pad on your phone
  • Dial your exams number to this shortcode 45856
  • Your results will appear almost immediately on your screen
  • You must make sure you have dialed the right exams number and sent it to the correct shortcode
  • Remember you will be charged R1.50 for the message

How To Check Matric Results By Dialing A Shortcode

This is another approach you can use to check your matric exams. With this one, here is how to go about it;

  • You have to go to the message icon on your phone and open it
  • This should be followed by dialing the USSD code *120*45856#
  • The next thing to do is to enter your exam number
  • If and when the results are available, they will be sent to your phone right away

How To Check Matric Results Via Websites

With these, there are a lot of websites you can use to check. Here are the websites;

  • You can either visit the Basic Education website, log in with your details to view your results OR
  • Visit the New24 website and enter your exams number to view your results OR
  • Visit the IEB website where you enter your exams number and date of birth to view your results

How To Check Your Matric Results In The Newspaper

You can use this approach to also check your matric results. Newspapers always publish Matric exam results. Here is what you have to do;

  • Grab a copy of your favorite newspaper
  • If the results are ready, they will be in the newspaper
  • No sweat at all

How To Check My Matric Results With My ID Number

Last but not the least, you can check your matric exam result by using your ID number. Here is how to go about it;

  • You have to go to the Google Play store or the Apple Appstore on your phone to download the Matric Mate App
  • When you have successfully downloaded it, you need to enter your ID number which is 13 digits long. This should be followed by examination number
  • Your results will be displayed on the screen almost immediately
  • Remember you need the internet and a smartphone this one

How To Print Your Matric Results Online

If you wish to print your Matric Results online, do the following;

  • Once your matric results have been displayed on the screen, save it on your device in a case of a smart device
  • But when using a laptop, you may have to download the results onto a pen drive first
  • Then proceed by sending it to a print shop. Request for it to be printed out once there
  • You will then be given a hard copy of your matric results

Types of Certificates You Can Get in Matric

The Matric certificate, also known as the National Senior Certificate (NSC), is given to students who have completed the National Curriculum. Various matric certificates are available depending on the learner’s degree of achievement.

  • National Senior Certificate
  • Amended Senior Certificate
  • Matric Upgrade

What Is Distinction In Matric?

When you pass a topic with an 80% or higher, you are awarded a Matric distinction. You may obtain distinctions in more than one topic, indicating that you excelled in that subject.

Below are some of the marks and related distinctions in Matric

  • 70-79: Meritorious Achievement  which earns you 6 points
  • 60-60: Substantial Achievement  which earns you 5 points
  • 50-59: Adequate Achievement which earns you 4 points
  • 40-49: Moderate Achievement which earns you 4 points
  • 30-39: Elementary Achievement which earns you 3 points
  • 0-29: Not Achieved which earns you a point

Can You Pass Matric With 6 Subjects?

To qualify for a Senior Certificate, you must write 6 topics and pass at least 5 of them. You can register to take tests in at least one topic and up to six subjects in one year.

Would I Get A Matric Certificate if I Fail?

Even if you failed matric, you will still receive a certificate. It will contain your subject results as well as information indicating that you failed your matric year. It will be a worthless certificate though because you will still have to rewrite it.

How Many Times Can I Rewrite Matric?

As long as you are under the age of 21, there is no restriction to the number of times you can rewrite your Matric. You can apply for a Matric Upgrade after you reach the age of 21.

What Level Is Matric?

Matric is a NQF Level 4 qualification. When you pass Matric, you are given a Matric Certificate. A qualification is recognized in South Africa if it is recorded on the NQF system. Your Matric Certificate can be used to enhance your education or to obtain work.
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