Everything You Need to Know About Matric Results

Everything You Need to Know About Matric Results


Hey Matrics! The long wait is almost over as matric results are being released soon. So while you wait, we will give you some vital information on how the matriculation process works.


The National Senior Certificate, the big one, the certification you've spent 12 or more years in school trying to obtain. This certificate is a significant achievement and its signals to everyone that you have completed all your required years of schooling. 

Once Matrics finish their Matric exams, the anxiety sets in as they wait for the Matric results release date. Here's all you need to know about Matric results.

So How Are Matric Results Calculated?

All your class work, assignments, tests and exams you do throughout the year before the final exams counts for 25% of your final mark. The external final exam at the end of the year counts for 75%, except for Life Orientation which is 100% internal assessment.

What's the Matric Results Pass Rate?

It is compulsory to pass your home language with a minimum of 40% and 2 other subjects with 40%. You can fail one subject under the condition that you get 30% or more for the other 6 subjects making a total of 6 passes. You get 4 different passes and they are as follows:

  • National Senior Certificate -  Minimum requirements achieved
  • Higher Certificate pass - Both Languages Passed, 40% in 2 other subjects and 30% for another 3 subjects
  • Diploma pass - 40% minimum for 4 subjects and the remaining 3 have to have a minimum of 30%.
  • Bachelor pass - A minimum of 50% for 4 subjects and 30% minimum for the other 3 subjects

What Is The Matric Results Release Date?

The marks of the 2021 National Senior Certificate exam were completely captured on 27 December 2021. The national matric results for learners in public schools have been scheduled to be announced on 21 January 2022, a day after the Independent Education Board (IEB) will reveal results for learners in the private schools. Read More 

How To Check Your Matric Results

This can either be done online or you can visit your examination centre


To view your results online you will need to do the following steps:

  • Step 1: Visit the website of the Department of Education matric results page.
  • Step 2: Enter your examination number.
  • Step 3: More personal details may be required.
  • Step 4: Press search.
  • Step 5: Your matric results will now come up.


Examination Centre

The Department of Basic Education will usually make matric results available at your examination centre. Your examination is basically the venue where you wrote (majority of the time it is the school you attend) . You could also check your matric results in your local newspaper, all you will have to do is look for your examination number in the newspaper.

So Matrics, you're almost there, what do you do now? My advice is to stay calm, be positive, look for other options in the meantime and basically just chill. Good Luck Matriculants!




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