The much-anticipated 2023 matric exam results are out, and students across South Africa are eager to check their outcomes.
Here’s how to view 2023 matric results
With technology at the forefront, accessing these results has never been easier.
Here’s a guide on how you can quickly view your 2023 matric results.
Official websites and online systems
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will make the results available on its official website from Friday, 19 January 2024.
Students can log in using their matric exam number and date of birth to view their results.
The Gauteng Department of e-Government also encourages the use of the Matric Results Online System.
Mzi Khumalo, the Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, e-Government, Research and Development, stated:
“This initiative aligns with our broader vision of creating a transparent and accessible education system.”
SABC Education has partnered with the department to provide several digital options for accessing matric results.
This includes SMS, USSD, and the MatricsMate App.
To access via SMS, students can send their exam number to 45856 at a cost of R1.50 per SMS.
For USSD services, dial *120*45856# and enter the exam number, noting that the charges are R1.50 per minute.
The MatricsMate app, available on both iOS and Android, offers a free alternative to view results.
After downloading the app, students simply enter their exam number to access their personal results.
Independent Examinations Board (IEB) students can find their results on the IEB Schools website using their exam number and date of birth.
Key outcomes from this year’s matriculants
Over 890,000 candidates sat for the exams, with Umalusi noting that there were no systemic irregularities that could compromise the credibility or integrity of the examination results.
However, they expressed concerns about printing errors, poor print quality, and instances of cheating and group copying.
Umalusi’s chairperson, Professor Yunus Ballim, commended the assessment bodies for successfully conducting the exams.
The DBE administered exams to 898 520 candidates, with various adjustments made across subjects.
The IEB oversaw exams for 15 186 candidates, accepting raw marks in 48 subjects and making mainly upward adjustments in 12 subjects during standardisation.