How to get your Matric Results for 2020

January 3, 2021 in Education

Its been a unique year for everyone, especially our matriculants. The trials and tribulations are almost over and when that happens you need to get your matric results.

When do the Matric results come out?

The chaos of Covid-19 plus the news that Maths P2 and Physics P2 need to be rewritten has resulted in this years matric results being significantly delayed when compared to previous years:

Update: Maths P2 and Physics P2 no longer need to be rewritten!

The Department of Basic Education (DOBE) has stated that the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results will be released for all provinces except Western Cape on:

Feb 23 2021 @ 6AM

Western Cape NSC results will be released the following day

Feb 24 2021 @ 5AM

IEB results date to be announced.

Where can I get the matric results?

1. From your School

Your marks will be released by your school @ 12pm with respect to your province results day.

2. Via your Phone


Send your ID number and exam number via SMS to 35658. There is a once-off cost of R3 to register. Results will be delivered to your phone via SMS when they are released.


Dial *120*35658# from your phone, follow the steps to register and you can then see your results.

3. Via the Department of Basic Education’ website

  • Click on the link for 2020 NSC EXAM RESULTS
  • Enter your Examination number
  • The result will be displayed on the screen and can be printed out.

4. From News websites

2020 Matric results will also be released by a handful of news websites, we will add to this list as we learn about them:

5. From SABC Education

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has partnered with SABC Education and launched its Matric Results service. On the plus side learners who register to receive their results through SABC Education stand a chance to win a share of R10,000 in airtime.

There are two ways to access your matric results via SABC Education:

  • SMS

SMS your exam number to 45856. There is a charge of R1.50 per SMS.

  • USSD

Dial *120*45856# and enter your exam number to register. You will be charged R1.50 per minute and results will be SMS’d to your phone once they are available.


Wishing you all the best.