How to Check Matric Results 2024 Key Dates

This article on How to Check Matric Results captures the important details that you need to know between the 19th of January 2024 and the 15th of March 2024.  Also, find out about the key dates and what you can do to check the NSC Grade 12 results this year.

Overview of Matric Results

Highlights of this article:
  • When do Matric Results 2023 Come Out?
  • Matric Results Key Dates You Should Know
  • How to Check Matric Results Online
  • Check Matric Results in the Newspapers
  • How to Check Matric Results via SMS
  • Get Matric Results via USSD Code
  • Visit Your School to Get the Grade 12 Results
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When do Matric Results 2023 Come Out

According to the DBE (Department of Basic Education) past release dates, the Matric results often come out mid-January.

The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced the outcome of the final exam on the 19th of January 2024. And, students accessed their Matric Results on the following day.

Here are the recent results release dates:

        Year      Matric Results
  • 2023     19th of January 2024 (Get more info, click here)
  • 2022     20th of January 2023
  • 2022     21st of January 2022
  • 2020     23rd of February 2021
DBE has been consistent with the release of the Matric results in the last two years and it confirmed the Matric results 2023 to come out on the 20th of January 2024.

Matric Results: 2024 Key Dates You Should Know

Here are the key dates for the Grade 12 NSC (National Senior Certificate) exam cycle that the Class of 2023 and retakes for 2024 should know:
  • 18th of January 2024: The Minister of Basic Education announces the outcome of the final exam.
  •  19th of January 2024: Class of 2023 check Matric results online, via phone or at the exam 
For the latest 2024 dates, click here.

Share this information with your friends and families so that they are aware of these key examination dates.

What is a higher certificate pass in Matric results?

A higher certificate pass (HCP) is the third level of a pass in Matric. With this pass, you can be admitted to study for a Higher Certificate at an institution of higher learning.

In other words, the Higher Certificate Pass is the third-highest pass of the four Matric pass levels.

How to Check Matric Results Online

The Department of Basic Education released the steps for checking Matric results online. Class of 2023 can check the Matric results online using three online platforms.

Here is a quick guide:
  • 1) Department of Basic Education website: Visit the DBE website; Login using your *examination number, and personal details such as name and home language.
  • 2) News24 website: Visit the website; Enter your examination number in the provided field; Select the type of exam, either IEB or NSC; Check your IEB or NSC results for 2023.
  • 3) IEB website: Visit the IEB website; Key in your exam number and the date of birth in the space provided; Hit the Submit button to request to access the results.
If you need further help checking Matric Results, here are step-by-step instructions and links for you to follow, check this article.

Note that the website traffic 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.

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

How to Check Matric Results 2023 via Mobile App

You can use the DBE official app to check your results on your smartphones. If you have plenty of data or WiFI, install the MatricMate App and you are good to go.

Here is how to do it:

  • Visit the Google Play Store on your phone.
  • Search for the Matric Mate app.
  • Install and open it.
  • Enter your 13-digit ID number as well as your examination number.
As soon as the result is available, you will be able to view it. So, install the app as soon as the results are out on the 20th of January 2023.

Check Matric Results in the Newspapers

The Matric results 2023 can be found in the major newspapers in South Africa when DBE releases the results. 

You can get the Matric results in the main newspapers such as The Rapport, The Argus, and The Star.

The newspapers well out quickly so get a copy of the newspaper early in the morning so that you do not miss out.

Also, check the major newspapers' online versions of the Matric results that they publish which often appear in the daily news sections.

How to Get Matric Results via SMS

You will need your examination ID to get your Matric result via SMS. But first, you must register by sending an SMS to 35658. Follow these quick steps:
  • Send your exam ID to 35658.
  • You’ll receive a message to confirm registration.
  • Follow the prompts to answer the multiple-choice questions.
That's it. 

When DBE releases the results, you will receive them immediately. A network fee of R1.50 will be charged for this service.

How to Get Matric Results via USSD Code

You will also need your examination ID to get your Matric result via USSD. But first, you must sign up via 35658. Follow these quick steps:

  • Use the USSD code *120*35658# to sign up.
  • Follow the prompts and answer the multiple-choice questions.
  • Enter your ID number when asked.
That's it. 

USSD network fee applies for this service, check your local USSD service provider.

Check Grade 12 NSC Results at Your School

It is important to note that the Matric results you get online, via SMS and USSD and also in the newspapers may not be your final results. They are the 'progressive' results for you to check.

You have the opportunity to apply for remarking/rechecking of the marked examination scripts before your final Matric Results are printed on your National Senior School Certificates. 

Therefore, check with your schools, headteachers and patrons to find out if they are happy with your results. 

The schools often have the latest information on results, they will know how the students are performing and whether there is a need for remarking/rechecking the marked examination scripts.

In closing, this blog hopes that you find the information here helpful as you check your Matric results and anticipate your next move. 

We wish you all the best in 2023!

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