How To Check For Matric Results Online


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Apart from having to wait for the national release of results through traditional newspapers, it’s possible to find out your results as soon as they're available on the system. This is how you can check your matric results online.

Once the Matric exam papers are approved by Umalusi they will be released by the Education Department. It's important to note that your statement of results will be made available by the Department of Basic Education to your examination centre.

This particular statement will stand as an official document while you wait for your matric certificate.

However, the department has an option available for you to check your results online while you wait for your statement of results or the national release date of all matric exam results.

How To Get Your Matric Results Online

You can follow the instructions below to check for matric results online:

  • 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.

Official Matric Results Page

The Department of Basic Education website has an online platform where all the matric results will be released. This is the official Matric results page for the 2023 Matric page.

This is one of the options when looking for your online matric results. All you have to do is log into the Department of Basic Education website using your examination number and personal details.

Link To Check Matric Results

There are several websites who claim to be doing the same thing, however checking your results online through the department is the safest. For information about your matric results CLICK HERE to visit the department's website. This is the official link to check your Matric results.

Get Your NSC Matric Results By SMS

As an alternative to the website the DBE also offers an SMS service to access matric results. This is a good alternative if you do not have data on your phone to be able to access the website.

To use the SMS service:

Write a new text message on your mobile phone.

Include your examination number

Send the message to 45856. The cost of the SMS is R1.50. You will receive the SMS within a minute containing your matric results.

How To Get IEB Matric Results

  • Visit
  • Enter your exam number and your date of birth. 
  • Ensure that you enter the correct details.
  • Then click ‘Submit’.
  • Your results will be displayed on screen. 
  • It can be handy to download your results as a copy until you get your Matric certificate.


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Post-Matric Options


After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a lot of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even starting your own business. There are so many choices but we are here to help.


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