Countdown to the 2022 matric results on the cards

The 2022 matric results will soon be published, and students can expect to receive their results on January 19 and their original statements on January 20. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) reports that its representatives have already started processing the Class of 2022 results.

Nationwide, about 900 000 matric students took the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. October 31 marked the beginning of the exam season, which ended on December 8. On the other hand, transcripts were marked between December 8 and December 20. Elijah Mhlanga, a department spokesperson, told media that everything was still on schedule for Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to officially announce the results on January 19.

For some students, the announcement of the results can be a difficult and sensitive period since they may feel pressure from their family or depressed at this time, but Mhlanga said: “There is nothing one can do other than to wait patiently for the day of results.”He also advised pupils to “keep busy by reading, exercising and staying safe”.

What are the Matric Result’s pass symbols?

You may have encountered the condition “must have achieved a minimum of Level 5″ for a certain subject” when applying for tertiary education and bursaries. Here is what each sign on a matric certificate means and how it relates to a particular percentage:

  • Level 7: means you have achieved 80 to 100% (Outstanding)
  • Level 6: means you have achieved 70 to 79% (Meritorious)
  • Level 5: means you have achieved 60 to 69% (Substantial)
  • Level 4: means you have achieved 50 to 59% (Moderate)
  • Level 3: means you have achieved 40 to 49% (Adequate)
  • Level 2: means you have achieved 30 to 39% (Elementary)
  • Level 1: means you have achieved 0 to 29% (Not achieved)

How to get your 2022 Matric Results?

  1. Online (on the Department of Basic Education website)
  • Visit the DBE 2022 SC Examination Result page
  • Enter your exam number in the given field (the number your received during your exams)
  • Enter your relevant home language
  • Fill in your details
  1. Online (on the News24 website)
  • Visit the News24 Matric results page
  • Enter your exam number in the given field (the number your received during your exams)
  1. In the newspaper

The results are typically published at the same time as the Department’s release date, therefore the second approach to verify your results is to check your local newspaper, such as The Rapport, The Star, and The Argus (20 January 2023.) I can already hear you saying, “Oh no! Will everyone in the nation be able to see my marks? the answer is no. Only your pertinent overall mark symbol and whether you passed will be listed on the documents.

  1. From your high school

The day after the department releases the Matric 2022 marks, all high schools are asked to reveal their students’ results. Your grades for each course will be reflected in these results, but this is not your official matriculation certificate, to reiterate. When your official printed Matric certificate becomes available which won’t happen for a few months after the date the results were announced your school will let you know.


  1. Online (on the IEB website)


  • Visit the IEB 2022 Matric Result page
  • Enter your exam number in the given field (the number your received during your exams)
  • Enter your date of birth

What should I do once I get my 2022 Matric results?

After receiving your Matric results, you will need to wait a few months before receiving your high school’s official Matric certificate. Once you get your formal high school diploma, you can start researching the universities, technical colleges, TVET programs, and private colleges you want to attend. You then embark on your subsequent voyage as you start your tertiary studies adventure!

What is the role of Umalusi?

Umalusi, which means “shepherd or herder,” is derived from Nguni. The standards of general and advanced education and training are one of the nation’s most prized resources, and Umalusi is responsible for maintaining them. The custodian of the family’s riches is also referred to as a “Umalusi” in Nguni culture.

According to the National Qualifications Framework Act No. 67 of 2008 [as amended] and the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Act No. 58 of 2001 [as amended], Umalusi Council establishes and oversees standards for general and further education and training in South Africa.The Council is responsible for overseeing the quality assurance that goes along with developing and managing a sub-framework of qualifications for general and advanced education and training.

The General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Act No. 58 of 2001 [modified in 2008] and the National Qualifications Act No. 67 of 2008 [as amended] are the laws that established and control Umalusi. To carry out the duties outlined in these Acts, the Umalusi Council is nominated by the Minister of Basic Education. Regarding the accreditation of credentials provided by TVET colleges and adult learning facilities, Umalusi also answers to the Minister of Higher Education and Training. A five-year strategy plan established with the Ministers of Education guides Umalusi’s operations. The strategic plan outlines the goals and metrics for performance for Umalusi. The yearly business plan, which guides the Council’s day-to-day operations and serves as a foundation for evaluating success, is framed by the strategic plan.

Requirements for further studies relating to Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor Studies?

Higher Certificate

The Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council, recognized National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution is the prerequisite for admission. Additional combinations of recognized NSC subjects and levels of achievement may be required by institutional and program requirements.


As determined by Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council, the minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of instruction and learning at the higher education institution, as well as an achievement rating of 3 (moderate achievement, 40%–49%) or better in four (4) recognized 20–credit subjects chosen from the designated list. There may be various combinations of recognized NSC subjects and degrees of achievement needed depending on the institution and program.

Bachelor’s Degree

A candidate must obtain an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50%–59%) or better in four (4) designated subjects in addition to the National Senior Certificate, including accounting, information technology, agricultural sciences, languages, business studies, life sciences, consumer studies, mathematics, dramatic arts, mathematical literacy, economics, music, and engineering.

Who is eligible to write the National Senior Certificate examination?

  • Current Grade 12 learners
  • Anyone whose School-based Assessment validity has not expired may register as a part-time candidate for the NSC examinations. The School-based Assessment validity expires after 5 years from the date the candidate first wrote the NSC exams

Re-Mark/Re-Check of exam script 

For a price, a candidate may request that his or her exam scripts be remarked on or checked. In the province, registration can be completed at the district office or school, as well as online at (all instructions appear on the reverse side of the Statement of Results).Closing date for applications:  3 February 2023 for both manual applications and online applications.

Fees for re-marking and re-checking per subject:

  • Re-mark : R110.00
  • Re-check : R27.00

Only after re-marking or re-checking the results is it possible to view the scripts. Application deadlines are seven days after the announcement of re-mark or re-check results. The viewing price is R212.00.


The May/June exam is a unique test available to adult candidates without a matric diploma as well as to candidates who took the previous November exam but may not have passed or may have passed but wish to improve their scores. A total of 239 024 candidates registered to take this test in 2021. Candidates for the Senior Certificate (SC) and National Senior Certificate (NSC) were included in this. These candidates were 143 499 Senior Certificate candidates and 95 525 National Senior Certificate candidates.

The February/March supplementary test has been discontinued and is no longer offered. During May and June, a new exam is offered so that students can complete their outstanding results or enhance their scores. The application deadline for 2022 is February 8, 2023.

Conditions for entry

  • Candidates can only register for subjects which they were registered for in any previous November examination.
  • Candidates who were absent with a valid reason (medical unfit, death in the immediate family or other special reasons*) from one or more external question papers, may register for the NSC June examination, provided they have valid external paper marks (PAT, Oral and SBA).
  • Any NSC candidate (who wrote exams from 2008 November onwards) who wants to improve their overall achievement status, or only wants to improve the achievement of a subject, may register for the NSC June examination.
  • In the case where a candidate was absent for one or more papers in the November exam with a valid reason, the candidate has to write all the papers for the registered subject(s).
  • In a case where an irregularity is being investigated, provisional enrolment for NSC June examination may be granted to the candidate concerned, pending the outcome of the investigation.
  • Candidates who did not write or complete one or more of the NSC November examination question papers for reasons other than illness/injury or death in the family, may also apply to write the NSC June examination, provided they have valid external paper marks (PAT, Oral and SBA).
  • Result queries should be submitted for investigation within 30 days after the release of results.
  • Candidates must ensure that names and identity numbers reflect correctly on their statement of results and report any required corrections to the Department before 30/08/2023.

ALSO READ : UKZN school of education professor awarded by HSRC



1 thought on “Countdown to the 2022 matric results on the cards”

  1. Thank you for sharing useful information. I hope our learners and matriculants learned a lot from the article as much as I did.


Leave a Comment