Matric Exam 2021 Timetable Has Been Announced

Exam Timetable Released on 2 July 2021

The matric exam timetable for 2021 has been announced. Download the timetable here.

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We have all the important information you need to know summarised here. There are two important announcements:

  1. Starting dates.
  2. Changes that have been made.

1. Starting Dates

The exams will begin later than usual to allow maximum time for learning and teaching. Here are the starting dates:

  • 1st of November to the 7th of December 2021 depending on the subjects you have.
  • This means that the examination will last six weeks.

*With the exception of Life Orientation (LO) and Computer Application Technology (CAT) and Information Technology (IT).

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The LO Common Assessment Task

Life Orientation will be written on Monday, 6 September 2021, and the rewrite is scheduled for Wednesday, 13 October 2021.

The CAT and IT Paper 1 Practical

CAT will be done on Tuesday, 19 October 2021, and Wednesday, 20 October 2021 respectively.

2. Changes That Have Been Made

This is extremely important information to take note of. There are some changes that will be implemented for Home languages, Geography and Marine Sciences.

Home Languages

All Home Languages Paper 3 are now 3 hour papers (Was previously 2 ½ hours long).

  • A third paper has been added to Second Additional Languages.
  • The duration of these SAL Paper 3 are 2 ½ hours long.


These papers will consist of:

Paper 1: (Climate and Weather, Geomorphology and Mapwork)

Paper 2: (Rural and Urban Settlement, Economic Geography of SA and Mapwork)

*Both papers will be three hours and will be written on seperate days

Marine Sciences

This subject will be offered for the first time and will consist of paper 1 and paper 2.

How To Prepare For The Exam

Most importantly you need to look at the following 5 things when preparing for your matric exam:

  • Self-awareness.
  • Identify your productive times.
  • Have a study timetable.
  • Take care of your well-being.

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Author: Jesmé Africa