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Final Stretch For 2018 Matriculants

In just days, the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations will kick off with the first practical examination in Computer Applications Technology (CAT).

Final stretch for 2018 matriculants

A total of 37 340 candidates will sit for the CAT exam. This will be followed by the practical examination for Information Technology that will be administered to 4 170 candidates on Tuesday, 16 October.

The 2018 NSC examination will get off to a full start on Monday, 22 October, with the writing of the examinations in non-official languages.

“The Minister, Deputy Minister and Director-General, wish all Grade 12 learners well over this period.  You have kept the course over these 12 years. This is now the last mile. Give it your best,” said Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga.

The 2018 NSC examinations comprise 796 542 candidates, writing across 6 888 examination centres in the country.

The number of full-time candidates is 629 141, while the number of part-time candidates is 167 401. The examination extends over five-and-a-half weeks and will conclude on 28 November.

Marking will commence on 1 December 2018 across most provincial education departments, except for the larger provinces where marking will start earlier to ensure that all marking is completed by 15 December 2018.

A total of 44 505 markers have been appointed to mark across the 141 marking centres.

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