2022 Matric Results | Where to get the 2022 matric results online


Department of Basic Education (DBE) minister Angie Motshekga will announce the 2022 matric examination results on Thursday, 19 January 2023. They will be accessible at exam centres, online, and in newspapers the following day.


South Africa’s latest batch of matriculants officially sat their exams from 31 October 2022, writing their last paper on 7 December.

923,460 learners — comprising full-time and part-time students — registered for the 2022 matric examinations — a 3% increase over 2021’s participants.

A team of 52,811 markers began marking the November 2022 National Senior Certificate examinations on 10 December. Marking concluded on 20 December.

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When will the Matric Results 2022 be released?

When will the Matric Results 2022 be released? Matric Results Released Date Schedule 2022.

The department has also announced the following important dates for the 2022 matriculants:

Several other important dates were announced by the department which learners must take note of. This includes registration deadlines for examination checks, remarks and rewrites.

When will the Matric Results 2022 be released?
When will the Matric Results 2022 be released?

Here Is The 2022 Matric Results Release Schedule

19 January 2023 – Minister to announce the results of the Class of 2022
20 January 2023 – Statement of results available at exam centres/schools
3 February 2023 – Last day to apply for remarking/rechecking of examination scripts
8 February 2023 – Last day to register for the 2023 May/June examinations
15 March 2023 – Last day to register for the 2023 October/November examinations

Other important dates regarding the matric examination results include:

  • 3 February 2023 — Last day to apply for remarking of examination scripts; and,
  • 8 February 2023 — Last day to register to rewrite in May/June 2023.

Various DBE websites

Matric learners’ partial results will be released on the DBE website on Friday, 20 January 2023.

Learners must navigate to the DBE website and provide their details, including their ID number, exam number, and email address.

The DBE website is zero-rated, which means school students can access it without worrying about the data it consumes.

The DBE’s provincial departments will also make the results available to matric learners. Links to the DBE’s websites are provided below:

SABC Education’s MatricsMate app for Android and iOS

SABC Education, in partnership with the DBE, developed the MatricMate app to make matric results more accessible to learners.

The app is available for iOS and Android. It also provides users with information on opportunities to take their studies further.

News24 matric results portal

News24 uses DBE and Independent Examinations Board (IEB) data to provide learners with their matric results.

Students can access their results by entering their school name or examination number on the publisher’s matric portal.

The portal also provides context on matric pass rates over the last five years.

Sowetan Live matric portal

Sowetan Live also works with the DBE and IEB to help make matric results more accessible to learners.

Students can register in advance to get their results as they are released or enter their matric number or school name on the portal once the results are available.

Results via SMS or USSD

2022’s matrics can sign-up to receive their results via SMS by texting their exam number to 35658 or dialling *120*35658# and following the prompts.

Once the system verifies the learner, it will send their results as soon as they become available.

You will pay between R1.50 to R3 per SMS, while the USSD cost per minute varies based on your cellular provider.


Most of South Africa’s major daily newspapers will publish the matric results on 20 January 2023.

Matrics (and their families) will need their exam numbers to find their results, as names aren’t published.

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