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How to Get Your Matric Results

Five Easy Ways
If you or one of your loved ones would like to find out how the 2017 matric results went, here are five easy ways to get your matric results.
Go Online
The IEB results can be accessed here: http://www.ieb-online.co.za/ and the NSC results will be available on the 5th of January 2018 at https://www.education.gov.za/MatricResults/ExamResults/
You will need the following to log into the NSC results:
  • Exam number 
  • Home language
  • Your personal details (name, surname, etc.)
The IEB website and News24 will also have the results available. Other news outlets that can help include https://www.iol.co.za/, http://ewn.co.za/, https://www.enca.com/, https://www.timeslive.co.za/
Visit your School
Learners are encouraged to get their results from the schools or centres where they wrote their exams. Meet your class friends and celebrate together. The certificate will be printed and posted a few weeks later. 
A day after the initial results are released, your school will give you your results.  You will be able to fetch your official matric certificate in a few months – once it has been printed in full.
Buy a Newspaper
Your results will be published in the newspaper on the day of the results release. It will be in all the large newspaper brands, including The Sowetan, The Citizen and The Star.
The results will state whether or not you passed and with what symbol you passed – B for Bachelors Pass, D for Diploma, etc.
Here are the meanings of the different columns.
1. Your exam number
2. A single character abbreviation:
BACH – Admission to bachelor’s degree
DIP – Admission to diploma
HC – Admission to higher certificate achievement with no higher education admission
SNE – Achieved endorsed for NSC special needs education
3. Distinctions by subject abbreviation
Use your Phone
You can use your cellphone (or someone else’s) to receive your results. SABC Education and the Department of Basic Education have provided a service that allows you to get an SMS with your results. You can register and have your results sent to you as soon as they are released. 
There are two options:  
1: Register via SMS
Send your ID number and exam number to 35658
You’ll get a confirmation SMS, once you’ve registered successfully
SMSes cost R1 and free SMSes don’t apply
Get your results immediately when they are released.
2: Use the USSD service
Dial *120*35658# on the release date
Answer a few questions
Enter your ID number 
You will get your results per subject
USSD rates apply
This service is available until 31 January.

Phone the Department directly
You can also give the Department of Basic Education a call on the day the results are released. Be prepared for a long wait, as many matric students will be phoning to find out their results too.
Dial 082 152 for your results.