IEB 2021 matric results are out, get them now
Here’s how to get instant access to your results
The results have been announced for the 2021 Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric exams.
How it works: Simply enter your exam number in the box at the top of the page and you’ll get an instant reply showing whether you passed and any distinctions you received.
The results are brought to you in partnership with Stadio Higher Education, the specialist in contact learning and distance learning in SA.
Stadio has brought together four prestigious institutions with more than a century’s collective experience in providing quality, affordable higher education.
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The 2021 IEB pass rate is 98.39%, slightly up from 98.06% last year. Of those candidates who passed, 89.2% (88.42% in 2020) achieved entry to degree study; 7.82% (8.14% in 2020) qualified for entry to diploma study, and 1.37% (1.5% in 2020) achieved entry for study at the higher certificate level.
A total of 12,857 full-time and 968 part-time candidates from 238 examination centers across Southern Africa wrote the IEB exams in October and November 2021.
In the previous year, there were 12,024 full-time and 1,139 part-time candidates.
The closing date to apply for remarking is January 28 and the results from remarking will be released on March 15.
Register for your National Senior Certificate results and you could win R10,000 in cash
Not an IEB candidate? Don’t worry, you don’t have long to wait for your results. The National Senior Certificate matric results for all provinces will be revealed on Friday, January 21 (most provinces at 6 am; Western Cape at 4 pm).
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How Can You Check Your Matric Results?
To allow every student access to their senior certificate results in a timeous manner, the government has implemented four ways to check your matric results, including through SMS, via an online portal, through newspapers, and at your school.
How To Get Your Matric Results In-Person
If you want to share the joy of receiving your matric results, you can go to your school to get your results. On 21 January 2022, from 11:00 am, you’ll be able to get your results from your school.
You will need to have your ID and exam number handy to receive your results. This is also the perfect opportunity for a photo-op or home video, as this will likely be the last time you visit your high school, so it’s important to savor the moment.
How To Get Your Matric Results Online 2022
Given that you probably already do everything online, why not get your matric results online?
You can do that easily by completing the steps below, but remember, you will only be able to view your matric results online after they are released (21 January 2022).
Step 1: Visit The DBE Website
Start by going to the Department of Basic Education’s matric website. You can do this here. The website is zero-rated, which means you can access it even if you don’t have data.
Step 2: Create an Account
To get your examination results, you need to create an account. When creating an account, you will need to input your 13-digit ID number and 13-digit exam number, your first and last name, your email address, in addition to your email address, and your password.
After you’ve input this information, you will be required to verify your information before you can access the information.
Step 3: Navigate to Your Matric Results
Once you have created an account, you can log in using your email address and password. From there, you will be able to navigate to your matric results.
If you already have an account on the DBE website, then follow the steps below:
Step 1: Visit The Department’s Matric Results Portal
Step 2: Enter Your Exam Number
Enter the 13 digit number you used to complete your national certification exam.
Step 3: Follow The Prompts
Enter any additional information if the system prompts you.
Step 4: View Your Matric Results
How to Check Your Matric Results via SMS
You can check your matric results without a smartphone or internet access by using the SMS portal.
It’s a quick and convenient way to check your matric results and get them when they are published. Follow these steps to check your results via SMS:
Step 1: Send your ID number and Exam Number to 35658.
Step 2: Ensure both numbers are 13 digits before you click send.
Note: There is an R3 charge to register, and you’ll receive your matric results on the day they’re published.
Step 1: Dial *120*35658# from your phone.
Step 2: Answer multiple questions to verify your identity before adding your ID number.
Step 3: You will then receive your matric results per subject.
This is the most nerve-wracking part. However, viewing your matric results can be very liberating.
If you received advantageous matric results, don’t forget to update any university applications so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to complete a higher education institute.
But if your matric results aren’t what you would like them to be or what you need them to be, it’s not the end of the world.
Don’t panic. Instead, consider improving your National Senior Certificate exam results with a mid-year supplementary exam. You can still attend university in the following year, and it gives you time to prepare for life at varsity.
How to check Matric Results via Websites
Alternatively, you can check the result on these websites when they arrive;
To keep up-to-date with when the matric results will be released, or to find out what other matriculants are experiencing, you can follow the DBE on Twitter @*. Any pertinent information will be released there first.