Where can we get our matric results?
The wait is almost over for the matric class of 2019. Here are seven ways to access exam results.
You can get your results on News24's Matric Results website and mobisite: matricresults.news24.com. (iStock)

We've pooled all details on where to access your matric results in one place. 

When will the matric 2019 results be released?

  • The IEB (Independent Examinations Board) announces the private schools matric results at 00:01 of Tuesday 7 January 2020
  • Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the national matric pass rate the evening of Tuesday 7 January.
  • The Department of Basic Education will release the state NSC matric exam results on Wednesday 8 January 2020.

Be wary of fakers

In 2018, the Department of Basic Education posted a warning via Twitter, alerting parents and learners to avoid fake social media posts regarding access to matric results: 

7 ways to access the matric results

You can get easy access to them via a number of different options:

1. News24

You can get your results on News24's Matric Results website and mobisite: matricresults.news24.com.

Register now to receive an SMS the moment the results are released. 

2. School 

The Department is encouraging learners to get their results from the schools or centres where they wrote their exams. (Call first to make sure they’re open). This is fun as classmates can gather round and celebrate or commiserate together. The certificate will be printed and posted only weeks later. 

3. Newspapers 

A representative of the Dept of Basic Education told us they no longer make newspapers a priority to release results, but some newspapers will still publish them. 

Also see: What are the matric pass requirements?

4. Send an SMS

For state schools:

The Department of Basic Education and SABC Education have partnered again to offer instant results via SMS.

Register via SMS by sending your identity number followed by your exam number to 35658. After your registration has been successful you will receive a confirmation SMS. 

For IEB results:

If you have already provided the IEB with your cell phone number, your results will automatically be sent to that number. If not, you can register by sending an SMS to 35135. Use the following text in the message:

Results Examination Number Birth Date (ccyymmdd). Example: Results 173456789012 19980121

You will receive a message confirming registration has been successful. Please note that the SMS costs R3. For more information, visit the IEB website.

5. Use the USSD service

On the day that the results are released, dial *120*35658#. After answering multiple questions, you are required to enter your ID number. You’ll then receive your results per subject. You will have the option to opt in or out to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act. USSD rates apply.

6. IEB and DoBE websites

Have your exam number ready, and bear in mind that website traffic will be high, so expect delayed response times.

7. Call the Department

If you have the courage to hold for – potentially – a very, very long time, you could dial 082 152 to receive your matric results.

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