Where Can I Find My Matric Results

Where Can I Find My Matric Results Date Published: November 24, 2020 Here is where you can find your matric results in February 2021:  The Department of Education  Online  Your...

Where Can I Find My Matric Results

Date Published: November 24, 2020

Here is where you can find your matric results in February 2021: 

  • The Department of Education 
  • Online 
  • Your Mobile Device 
  • Newspapers and News Sites

The Department of Education

The Department of Education is there to help if you have any queries of difficulty in finding your matric results. If that is the case, all you need to do is contact the Department of Education in your province:


Online is a great and quick option when you are looking for your matric results. There are many places where you can get your results online, all that is left is for you to choose the best method for yourself. 

The Department of Education website will have your results, all you have to do is log on with your:

  • Examination Number 
  • Your ID Number 
  • Your Details 

For any students who attended private schools that were part of IEB, the same steps apply on the IEB website when the results are released. 

The online news platform, News24 has a webpage dedicated to the matric results. As soon as your results are released, they will be posted here for anybody to see. 

Matric College is also a worthy news source that will release the matric results on its website as soon as they are made public. This is another way to find your results as soon as they are released.

How to get your matric results from the Department of Basic Education?

How to check matric results online 

  • Step 1: Visit the Department of Basic Education website.
  • Step 2: Register using your details. (Please note you can only register for matric results until February 22nd the day before the marks are released). 
  • Step 3: Click on the link for 2020 NSC exam results. 
  • Step 4: Enter your examination number. 
  • Step 5: Your results will appear on the screen. 
  • Step 6: Click the download button and print.

Read more about how to get your matric results from the DBE here.

Your Mobile Device

In this day and age, we are all constantly on our smartphones. Luckily, there are two ways that you can access your matric results straight on your cell phone. You can either do this via: 

  • SMS
  • USSD

How to get your matric results via SMS 2021

  • Step 1: Open a new SMS message on your phone
  • Step 2: Fill in your ID Number AND Exam Number as the message
  • Step 3: Both numbers must have 13 digits to be accepted
  • Step 4: Send the SMS to this number: 35658
  • Step 5: Note that the SMS will cost R3,00 (Free SMS does not apply)
  • Step 6: Your exam number and ID number will be checked – if you send incorrect numbers it won’t work
  • Step 7: You will get your results once they are made available on 23 February 2021


USSD is a quick and easy way for you to get your matric results. If you do not want to go online or use an SMS, this might be the best way for you. 

  • Dial this number on your phone *120*35658#
  • You will be required to answer some multiple-choice questions. 
  • Enter your ID and examination number.


All the matric results will be in the newspaper just after their release. Many people still use the newspaper to find out their final matric results. 

Next to your examination number in the newspaper will be a BD or a D. BD means that you have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree pass, whilst the latter means that you achieved a diploma pass. 

Depending on your province, you will have different newspapers that will have these results.

Newspapers per Province

Author: Andrea Frisby 

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