Matric Results 2019

We are approaching the Matric Results 2019 release date. Find out where you can access your results and what your options are once you’ve received them. Take the needed steps to secure your future.

Matric Results 2019 – Date Announced

The Matric Results 2019 release date has been announced. Matriculants can expect to receive their results on 8 January 2020 for government schools, while IEB students can expect their results a day earlier on 7 January 2020.


Please note, all provinces can expect their results on the same day.



Matric Results 2019

IEB and NSC – What’s the Difference?

The National Senior Certificate and Independent Examinations Board (IEB) are both accredited by Umalusi. This means that both these qualifications are quality assured. IEB qualifications are mostly offered in private school, while the NSC is offered at government schools.


IEB exams are often more difficult than the NSC to maintain with the standard of private schooling education. 


Matric Pass Rate 

Wondering what’s in store for class of 2019? You might want to look at the matric pass rate for the last five years to put things into perspective. Do you think class of 2019 will do better than the previous years? See if you can make some predictions. Here the matric pass rate for the past five years:


  • 2018 – 78.2%

  • 2017 – 75.1%

  • 2016 – 72.5%

  • 2015 – 70.7%

How to get Your Matric Results

Over the years, new ways to access your matric results have been developed. This makes it easier for students who are on holiday or who don’t live close to their schools to access their results. Every student is entitled to view their results. You can use one of the following methods to view your results. 

Visit Your School

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see your classmates. Bid your farewells and support one another during this stressful, yet exciting time. Matric results will be available at the school or the exam centre you registered to write your final exams. 

Local Newspapers

Take part in this South African tradition. Pick up your local newspaper to view your matric results in the newspaper. You need your matric exam number to view your results – your name will not appear in the newspaper, only your exam number. 


You can get your matric results via short message service (SMS). To register, you need to SMS your ID number and exam number to 35658. Make sure you enter the correct 13 digits to apply. A once-off payment of R3 will be deducted from your airtime. Once completed, you will receive your matric results once it’s released. 


Get your matric results via Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). To register follow the following steps:

  1. Dial *120*35658#
  2. Answer multiple questions and enter your ID number and matric exam number

**USSD Rates Apply


Different Matric Passes – What do They Mean?

Ever wondered what the symbol next to your matric results meant? Or have you wondered what you can do to get it? Here you can learn more about the different matric passes and what they mean. 

Higher Certificate Pass


With a Higher Certificate Pass you can apply to further your education at a college for a certificate course. To get a Higher Certificate Pass, you need:


  • 40% in your Home Language

  • At least 40% in two other subjects

  • 30% for three other subjects 

Diploma Pass

With a Diploma Pass you can apply to further your education at a University of Technology or college. You may further your education to get a diploma. To qualify for a Diploma Pass, you need:


  • 40% for your Home Language

  • Obtain at least 40% for four other subjects

  • 30% for two other subjects

Bachelor’s Pass

A Bachelor’s Pass means you can study towards a degree at a university. To get this matric pass, you need the following:


  • 40% for your Home Language

  • 50% for four other subjects

  • At least 30% for two other subjects

Matric Results 2019

Failed Matric – What are my Options?

Not many students are aware that you still have options if you failed matric. If you’re not happy with your matric results, take time to reflect on where it all went wrong. When you’re ready, you can choose between the following options and give yourself a second chance.

Apply for a Remark

For a prescribed fee, you can apply to get your matric script or scripts remarked. Your scripts will be reviewed and remarked. You may visit your school or local district office. You have until 22 January 2020 to apply for this. An exam script remark costs R112.00 per script. 

Get a Re-Check

An exam recheck is known as a process your script goes through to check that all questions were marked correctly. This is the most affordable option that costs R27.00 only. You have until 22 January 2020 to apply for this at your school or local district office.  

Supplementary Exam

Want to give the matric exams another go without repeating the year? Then give yourself a second chance by applying to write the supplementary exams. You have until 31 January to apply for the supplementary exam in May/June Period.  

Matric Upgrade

Matriculants who are 20 years or older have this option to consider. You can get your certificate with our Matric Upgrade programme via distance learning. We offer incredible services like online study groups and online tutors to assist you with your queries. Still need time to figure things out? Not to worry, you can enroll whenever you’re ready. 

Study Without Matric 

There could be a number of reasons why you  weren’t successful at matric. Maybe you didn’t enjoy your subjects or sitting in a classroom. Don’t give up studying just yet, consider studying without matric. We offer courses you can study without having a matric certificate. Take advantage of our open entry system and course experts who are always eager to assist you with your queries.

Fast-track your career with our courses!

Speak to a course expert today and register to study with us at 012 762 7100.

Author: Cherri-Lee Rhode

Last Updated: January 7, 2020

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