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.
How To Get Your Matric Results In-Person
If you want to share the joy of receiving your matric results, you can go to your school to get your results. On 21 January 2022, from 11:00 am, you’ll be able to get your results from your school.
You will need to have your ID and exam number handy to receive your results. This is also the perfect opportunity for a photo-op or home video, as this will likely be the last time you visit your high school, so it’s important to savour the moment.
How To Get Your Matric Results Online 2022
Given that you probably already do everything online, why not get your matric results online?
You can do that easily by completing the steps below, but remember, you will only be able to view your matric results online after they are released (21 January 2022).
Step 1: Visit The DBE Website
Start by going to the Department of Basic Education’s matric website. You can do this here. The website is zero-rated, which means you can access it even if you don’t have data.
Step 2: Create an Account
To get your examination results, you need to create an account. When creating an account, you will need to input your 13-digit ID number and 13-digit exam number, your first and last name, your email address, in addition to your email address, and your password.
After you’ve input this information, you will be required to verify your information before you can access the information.
Step 3: Navigate to Your Matric Results
Once you have created an account, you can log in using your email address and password. From there, you will be able to navigate to your matric results.
If you already have an account on the DBE website, then follow the steps below:
Step 1: Visit The Department’s Matric Results Portal
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
How to 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.
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.
How to check Matric Results via Websites
Alternatively, you can check the result on these websites when they arrive;
To keep up-to-date with when the matric results will be released, or to find out what other matriculants are experiencing, you can follow the DBE on Twitter @*. Any pertinent information will be released there first.