How To Check Matric Results Online & by SMS, Get Matric Certificate

By | October 1, 2019

Matric results 2019 release date are announced by the Minister of Education on midnight 3 January 2020 And on 4 January 2020 students will be able to get their results at their schools and exam centers.

How To Check Your Matric Results

1. 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  (very important)
  • 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.

2. 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.

3. Your Cell phone by SMS

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.

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 35658
  • You’ll get a confirmation SMS once you’ve successfully registered.
  • SMS cost R1 and free SMSes don’t apply
  • Get your matric results immediately when they are released

Use the USSD service

  • Dial *120*35658# on the release date
  • Answer a few multiple questions
  • Enter your ID number
  • You will get your matric results per subject
  • USSD rates apply

To get matric certificate please visit here >> Matric Certificate Details