2020/2021 NSC Grade 12 Results: 3 Ways to Get National Senior Certificate Matric Results

The 3 ways to get 2020 matric results are pointers to help our visitors as we are seeing a good number visiting us at this time. We hope you find the information, as well as the 3 ways to receive 2020 matrics results useful.

National Certificates Exam NSE results 2020
South Africa | Department of Basic Education 

2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Results Update

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric results will officially be released on Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

Official reports have confirmed that the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will announce the release of the 2020 matric results on the 22nd of February at 2:00 pm. Please tune in to the Department of Basic Education SA Facebook page for the live feed. 

Students will be able to access their results on 23rd February 2021 via SMS, USSD, newspapers or at their examination centres. 

1. Get 2020 Matric Results at School

Students can collect results from their schools in some provinces. Schools will apply strict COVID-19 control measures. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, said Covid-19 protocols would apply. 

The Matics class (2020 NSC Grade 12) will have to mask-up before going to get their results on/after Tuesday 23rd February 2021. Please, contact your schools prior to going there. Ask about the COVID19 measures they are implementing to avoid any inconvenience on arrival at your school.


2. How to check 2020 Matric results online

The department of education has released procedures on how to check the 2020 matric results online. Matriculants who are thinking of checking the matric results online, check out the 3 online platforms. The 3 websites are:

  • Department of Basic Education website (Visit DBE website; Login using your exam number, personal details such as the names and the home language)
  • News24 website (Visit the website; Enter your examination number in the provided field; Select the type of exam, either IEB or NSC; Search the results to get your results)
  • IEB website (Visit IEB website; Key in your exam number and the date of birth in the space provided; Submit your request to access the results)

Note that the traffic to the websites may be high causing delays in response time. The best way is to be patient and wait for the results to show on your screen as it is expected.


3. How to get 2020 NSC Grade 12 Results via USSD or SMS

Matriculants from the registered provinces can receive their results through USSD quick codes of 182 characters or SMS line. The matrix results for 2020 will happen in real-time, as they are released to the students.

The USSD and SMS platforms are run by SABC. Students are requested to register in advance using the results service released by SABC. To register on, 

  • USSD, simply dial *120*45856# enter your exam number to register; this will cost you R1-50 per minute)

  • SMS, your exam number to 45856 (the system will verify your details, and you will be charged R1-50 per message)

Get help with 2020 NSC Grade 12 Results

The Department of Basic Education staff and support staff will provide help to students and stakeholders who may face problems accessing their results online or via USSD and SMS. The best way to get help would be to, directly, contact your school or provincial education authority. 

In case you want to get in touch with DBE, send an email to webmaster@dbe.gov.za

In our research for this article to help our visitors from South Africa, we found out that the best place to check your results and get help is at the DBE website. Visit the home page or read the latest news updates here

We also find this article about the Matric results for 2020/2021 on the Matric College website useful. 

The information is collated from the Department of Basic Education (DBE), SABC and the latest news from the mainstream media. Here are the important dates:

  • The Education Ministry and the Department of Basic Education will announce the results on the 22nd of February 2021.
  • The results are available for access on the 23rd of February 2021 - a day after the official announcement. 

We wish you all the best!

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