When Will 2022 Matric Results Be Released?

When will the 2022 Matric results be released online? A lot of candidates who participated in the 2022 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination have asked when is the BECE placement result coming out. This question is very particular for candidates who are waiting for their matric results.

Matric Results

Both private and school candidates are really inquisitive to know when the Matric placement result will be out. However, before a candidate can qualify for placement into the Senior High School in South Africa, he/she must meet some criteria.


When Will the 2022 Matric Results be Released?

According to the authorities of the Department of Basic Education, the results for the 2022 matric exams will be released on Thursday 19 January 2023.


Learners will then be able to collect their results at their school or at the examination centre they wrote their exams at on Friday 20 January 2023.

2022 Matric Results Release Schedule

19 January 2023 – Minister to announce the results of the Class of 2022
20 January 2023 – Statement of results available at exam centres/schools
3 February 2023 – Last day to apply for remarking/rechecking of examination scripts
8 February 2023 – Last day to register for the 2023 May/June examinations
15 March 2023 – Last day to register for the 2023 October/November examinations

How to Check Matric Results

There are four (4) ways of checking matric results and we’ll be taking you through all the available channels.

How to Check Matric Results Online

Bear in mind that website traffic will be high on the release date, so expect delayed response times.

  • Log on to the Department of Basic Education’s website here.

You will need the following to log in:

  • Exam number (don’t misplace this during the holiday!)
  • Home Language
  • Your personal details (name, surname, etc.)

If you attended a public/government school, then your results will definitely be available on this site.

The IEB website and News24 will also have the results available.

How to Check Matric Results with Your Cell Phone

You can use your cell phone (or someone else’s) to receive your results. SABC Education and the Department of Basic Education have provided a service that allows you to get an SMS with your results.  Yep, it’s pretty awesome!  You can register and have your results sent to you as soon as they are released.  How? You have two options:


Register via SMS

  • Send your ID number and exam number to 45856
  • You’ll get a confirmation SMS once you’ve successfully registered.
  • SMS cost R1.50 per message
  • Get your matric results immediately when they are released

Use the USSD service

  • Dial *120*45856# and enter your exam number to register
  • Answer a few multiple questions
  • Enter your ID number
  • You will get your matric results per subject
  • USSD rates apply

How to Check Your Matric Results in Newspaper

Your results will be published in the Newspaper on the day of the release of the results. It will be in all of the big Newspaper brands, like The RapportThe Argus, and The Star.

Remember it will not be your full results. It will just state whether or not you passed and with what symbol you passed – B for Bachelors PassD for Diploma, etc.


How to Check Matric Result From Your High School

A day after the initial results are released, your school will give you your results. This is not the official matric certificate, it’s just your results for each subject. You will be able to fetch your official matric certificate in a few months – once it has been printed in full. If you are eager to get exact dates you should contact your school to find out further information.


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