The IEB (Independent Examinations Board) announces the private schools Matric Results at midnight on Thursday 3 January 2019.  The Department of Basic Education will release the state NSC matric exam results on Friday 4 January 2019 (excluding Western Cape)The Western Cape NSC results will be released on Saturday 5 January 2019.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the National Matric Pass rate on Thursday evening, 3rd January 2019.

Where can you get the results?

You can get easy access to them via a number of different options:

1. News24

You can get your results on News24’s Matric Results website and mobisite: matricresults.news24.com.

Register now to receive an SMS the moment the results are released. 

2. School 

The Department is encouraging learners to get their results from the schools or centres where they wrote their exams. (Call first to make sure they’re open). This is fun as classmates can gather round and celebrate or commiserate together. The certificate will be printed and posted only weeks later. 

3. Newspapers 

The results will be published in all major daily newspapers. You’ll need to know your exam number (no names are published). You won’t be able to see subject results, only whether it’s a pass, Bachelors pass, etc. 

4. Send an SMS

For state schools:

The Department of Basic Education and SABC Education have partnered again to offer instant results via SMS.

Register via SMS by sending your identity number followed by your exam number to 35658. After your registration has been successful you will receive a confirmation SMS. SMSs cost R1 (free SMSs don’t apply).

For IEB results:

If you have already provided the IEB with your cell phone number, your results will automatically be sent to that number. If not, you can register by sending an SMS to 35135. Use the following text in the message:

Results Examination Number Birth Date (ccyymmdd). Example: Results 173456789012 19980121

You will receive a message confirming registration has been successful. Please note that the SMS costs R3. For more information, visit the IEB website.

5. Use the USSD service

On the day that the results are released, dial *120*35658#. After answering multiple questions, you are required to enter your ID number. You’ll then receive your results per subject. You will have the option to opt in or out to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act. USSD rates apply.

6. IEB and DoBE websites

Have your exam number ready, and bear in mind that website traffic will be high, so expect delayed response times.

7. Call the Department

If you have the patience to hold on the line for a considerably long time, you could dial 082 152 to receive your matric results.