Matric Results – How to check results Online & via SMS / USSD
Checking your matric results will always be an anxious experience. Many matriculants before you experienced stress and anxiety in the days before the results were released, and matriculants after you will experience the same. Therefore, it’s important to put this moment into perspective and ensure you don’t feel overwhelmed. Instead, be thankful that you aren’t a matriculant in a time when matric results were available to the general public.
That said, getting your matric certificate is the foundation of life as an adult. Naturally, the stakes seem high. So breath in, calm down and get ready to receive your results, as these are the results that will help you secure enrollment in university or college.
Now that you’re prepared read on to learn how to check your matric results.
How Can You Check Your Matric Results?
To allow every student access to their senior certificate results in a timeous manner, the government has implemented four ways to check your matric results, including through SMS, via an online portal, through newspapers, and at your school.
Check Your Matric Results via SMS
You can check your matric results without a smartphone or internet access by using the SMS portal. It’s a quick and convenient way to check your matric results and get them when they are published. Follow these steps to check your results via SMS:
Step 1: Send your ID Number and Exam Number to 35658.
Step 2: Ensure both numbers are 13 digits before you click send.
Note: There is a R3 charge to register, and you’ll receive your matric results on the day they’re published.
Step 1: Dial *120*35658# from your phone.
Step 2: Answer multiple questions to verify your identity before adding your ID number.
Step 3: You will then receive your matric results per subject.
How To Check Your Matric Results Online
Another way to check your matric results is to visit the department of education online portal. This also allows you to view your matric results immediately after they’re published. These steps walk you through this straightforward process.
Step 1: Visit The Department’s Matric Results Portal
You can start the process by going to: https://www.education.gov.za/MatricResults/ExamResults.aspx
Step 2: Enter Your Exam Number
Enter the 13 digit number you used to complete your national certificate exam.
Step 3: Follow The Prompts
Enter any additional information if the system prompts you.
Step 4: View Your Matric Results
This is the most nerve-wracking part. However, viewing your matric results can be very liberating.
If you received advantageous matric results, don’t forget to update any university applications, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to complete a higher education institute.
But if your matric results aren’t what you would like them to be or what you need them to be, it’s not the end of the world. Don’t panic. Instead, consider improving your National Senior Certificate exam results with a mid-year supplementary exam. You can still attend university in the following year, and it gives you time to prepare for life at varsity.
Alternatively your can check the result on this websites to get your matric results when they arrive;