How to Get Matric Results 2023 Via SMS and Online

The latest article on How to Get Matric Results 2023 via SMS and Online captures the important details that you need to know between the 19th of January 2023 and the 15th of March 2023.  Also, find out about the key dates and what you can do to check the NSC Grade 12 results this year between now and March 2023.

Overview of Matric Results 2023 

Highlights of this article:
  • When do Matric Results 2023 Come Out?
  • Matric Results 2023 Key Dates You Should Know
  • How to Get Matric Results Online
  • Get Matric Results in the Newspapers
  • How to Get Matric Results Via SMS
  • Get Matric Results via USSD Code
  • Visit Your School to Get the Grade 12 Results

Here are some latest information for 2023/2024 exam takers

How to Check Matric Results 2022 Key 2023 Dates

When do Matric Results 2023 Come Out

According to the DBE (Department of Basic Education), the Matric results release date for 2023 is the 20th of January.
As expected, the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will announce the outcome of the final exam on the 19th of January 2023. And, students will access their Matric Results the following day.
Here are the recent results release dates:
     Year      Matric Results
  • 2023     Mid-January 2024 (Watch this space)
  • 2022     20th of January 2023
  • 2021     21st of January 2022
  • 2020     23rd of February 2021

DBE has been consistent with the release of the Matric results in the last three years and so the Matric results 2023 may come out in mid-January 2024.

How to Get Matric Results Online

The Department of Basic Education released the steps for checking Matric results 2023 online. Class of 2023 can get the Matric results online using three online platforms.
Here is a quick guide:
  • 1) Department of Basic Education website: Visit the DBE website; Login using your *examination number, and personal details such as name and home language.
  • 2) News24 website: Visit the website; Enter your examination number in the provided field; Select the type of exam, either IEB or NSC; Get your IEB or NSC results for 2023.
  • 3) IEB website: Visit the IEB website; Key in your exam number and the date of birth in the space provided; Hit the Submit button to request to access the results.
If you need further help checking Matric Results 2023, here are step-by-step instructions and links for you to follow, check this article.
Note that the website traffic may be high causing delays in response time. The best way is to be patient and wait for the results to show on your screen.
*The exam number which is your candidate number should have 13 digits.

How to Get Matric Results 2023 via Mobile App

You can use the DBE official app to get the Matric results on your smartphone. If you have plenty of data or WiFi, instal the MatricMate App and you are good to go.
Here is how to do it:
  • Visit Google Play Store on your phone.
  • Search for the Matric Mate app.
  • Install and open it.
  • Enter your 13-digit ID number as well as your examination number.
As soon as the result is available, you will be able to view it. So, install the app as soon as the results are out on the 20th of January 2023.

Get Matric Results in the Newspapers

The Matric results 2023 can be found in the major newspapers in South Africa when DBE releases the results.
You can get the Matric results in the main newspapers such as The Rapport, The Argus, and The Star.
The newspapers well out quickly so get a copy of the newspaper early in the morning so that you do not miss out.
Also, check the major newspapers’ online versions of the Matric results that they publish which often appear in the daily news sections.

How to Get Matric Results Via SMS

You will need your examination ID to get your Matric result via SMS. But first, you must register by sending an SMS to 35658. Follow these quick steps:
  • Send your exam ID to 35658.
  • You’ll receive a message to confirm registration.
  • Follow the prompts to answer the multiple-choice questions.
That’s it.
When DBE releases the results, you will receive them immediately. A network fee of R1.50 will be charged for this service.


How to Get Matric Results via USSD Code

You will also need your examination ID to get your Matric result via USSD. which is the same as the steps for How to Get Matric Results 2023 Via SMS. But first, you must signup via 35658. Follow these quick steps:
  • Use the USSD code *120*35658# to sign up.
  • Follow the prompts and answer the multiple-choice questions.
  • Enter your ID number when asked.
That’s it.
A USSD network fee applies for this service, check your local USSD service provider.

Get Grade 12 NSC Results at Your School

It is important to note that the Matric results you get online, via SMS and USSD and also in the newspapers may not be your final results. They are the ‘progressive’ results for you to check.
You have the opportunity to apply for remarking/rechecking of the marked examination scripts before your final Matric Results are printed on your National Senior School Certificates. 
Therefore, check with your schools, headteachers and patrons to find out if they are happy with your results. 
The schools often have the latest information on results, they will know how the students are performing and whether there is a need for remarking/rechecking the marked examination scripts.
In closing, this blog hopes that you find the information here helpful as you check your Matric results and anticipate your next move. 

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