Where to get your Matric Results on Thursday


The Matric class of 2016 has been waiting anxiously for their National Senior Certificate results after completing their exams just over a month ago.

More than 670 000 registered fulltime and 150 183 part-time learners partook in the nationwide exams.

Results will be released on Thursday 5 January with the exception of learners from the Western Cape Province, whose marks will be published the following day.

Here are the various ways in which you can access your matric results:

  1. Online

2016 National Senior Certificate results will be available on the Department of Basic Education website from as early as 06h00 on Thursday morning for public school candidates.

Western Cape candidate’s results will be available the following day. An exam number will be required in order to access them.

The Education department says some candidates results may be excluded from the website because of technical issues. Therefore candidates must visit their former school or call the department in order to check their results.

  1. Schools

A Statement of results will be available at candidate’s former schools or at the exam centre which the candidates wrote the NSC exams at 08h00 in the morning. Western Cape candidates will only receive their results at their former institutions of learning on Friday 6 January.

  1. Newspapers

Partial results will be published in national newspapers, which should be available at 06h00 in the morning. Unlike in the past, where candidates used to have their names and surnames alongside their results, only exams numbers will be published.

  1. USSD service via cellphone

Those that wish to view their results can simply dial *120*35658#. Candidates will need the following to log in:

  • Exam number
  • ID Number
  • Other personal details (name, surname, etc.)
  1. Call the department

If you are just too lazy to get out to personally fetch your results or are unable to acquire them in all other way you can simply call the department on the day on 082 152.

Source: www.education.gov.za

Compiled by Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News