How to Check Matric Results 2022 With ID Number, School, Newspaper, SMS, USSD

This article highlights the 4 ways to get Matric results and put answers to when the Matric results 2022 is coming out. It aims to help our South African visitors who are visiting us at this time. We hope you find the information.

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South Africa | Department of Basic Education 

1. Get Matric Results 2022 at School

Students can collect results from their schools in some provinces. Last year the schools applied strict COVID-19 control measures. The good news is that this year is back to normal.

Please, contact your schools prior to going there. Ask the school about the ID and proof that you need to show to get your results prior to going there.

Also, make sure the school caretakers, head teachers and principals are present at the school before you go. 

2. How to check 2022 Matric results online

The department of education has released procedures on how to check the 2022/2023 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 the DBE website; Login using your exam number, and personal details such as name and 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 the 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.

The exam number which is your candidate number should have 13 digits.

3. How to get 2022 NSC Grade 12 Results via USSD or SMS

Matriculants from the registered provinces can receive their results through USSD quick codes or SMS lines. The matrix results for 2022 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)

4. Matric results 2022 newspaper

The newspapers publish the matric results. You can also simply buy a copy of your favourite paper to check your results. Also, check the major news online services will have the online versions will have the results.

If you prefer to wait, you can also visit your school and collect your 2022  matric results from there.

Get help with 2022 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

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. We also find this article about the Matric results at the Matric College website useful. 

When is Matric Result 2022 Coming out?

The Minister of Basic Education will announce the outcome of the final exam on the 19th of January 2023. 

The date for checking the Matric Results 2022 is the 20th of January 2023.

Here is what the SA Department of Education said about when the Matric Results 2022 - the release of the National Senior Certificate Examination (NSCE) Results.

The 2022 National Senior Certificate examinations will conclude on 7 December 2022 and the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, will announce the outcome of the examinations on 19 January 2023. Results will be released to candidates on 20 January 2023. Some results may not be available because of technical issues.

Last year's NSC Results Update

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric results will officially be released on the 20th of February 2022.

Official reports have confirmed that the Minister of Basic Education will announce the release of the 2021 matric results on the 20th of January after Pretoria High Court ruled that the exam results are a 'matter of public interest'. 

Grade 12 students can access their online results on the 20th of January 2023 online or via SMS, USSD, newspapers or at their examination centres. 

Make sure you have your 13 digits matric exam number at hand when checking your results.

We wish you all the best!

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