About the matric results

News24 publishes the matric results in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

Please note that some IEB students choose not to have their results published. These results are not available on the site.

Should you have queries about your results, or about specific details pertaining to your results, please contact your school.

How to find your results

Students who wrote the Department of Basic Education's National Senior Certificate (NSC) can search for their results using their examination number, or by searching for their school name and then selecting their examination number. These results will be available on the matric site from 6am on Wednesday 8 January 2020, excluding the Western Cape. NSC results for the Western Cape will be released at 5am on Thursday 9 January 2020.

The results of students who wrote matric through the Independent Examinations Board are published by surname. These results are made available at 00:01 on Tuesday 7 January 2020.

What if I can't find my results?

If you cannot find your results, please contact your school.

Is there a second chance to pass the National Senior Certificate if I failed, or want to improve my marks?

The Department of Basic Education has done away with supplementary examinations and replaced these with a second NSC matric exam in May/June. The closing date for application is 31 January 2020

The following conditions apply:

Candidates can only register for subjects which they were registered for in the October/November 2019 examination.

Candidates who want to improve their overall achievement status, or only want to improve the achievement of a subject, may register for the NSC June examination. This includes candidates who opted for the multiple examinations opportunity (MEO). MEO candidates need to complete the outstanding subjects in the NSC June examination.

Candidates who were absent with a valid reason (medical unfit, death in the immediate family or other special reasons*) from one or more external question papers, may register for the NSC June examination. These candidates have the choice whether to write only the outstanding papers or all the papers.

Candidates who were unable to write or complete one or more of the NSC November examination question papers for reasons other than illness/injury or death in the family, may apply to write the NSC June examination, provided that a written report is submitted by the principal of the school to the Head of the assessment body.

In a case where an irregularity is being investigated, provisional enrolment for NSC June examination may be granted to the candidate concerned, pending the outcome of the investigation.

For more details, see Supplementary exams will be replaced with a second national exam in 2020.

More information is available on the website of the Department of Basic Education and the Independent Examinations Board.

There are learners who have opted NOT to have their results published in the media. Candidate results may be omitted due to technical reasons. Please contact your school or provincial education department if your name does not appear.

  • These results are preliminary results and therefore, in the case of omissions, candidates must contact the school.
  • Bursaries are available from NSFAS for any course of study. Contact NSFAS on 08600 NSFAS (0860067327), e-mail info@nsfas.org.za or visit www.nsfas.org.za.
  • Although every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the results, note that candidates’ results may have been omitted or inaccurately printed due to technical reasons.