How to Check Grade 12 Results 2024 Online [Do-It-Yourself]

Check Grade 12 Results

This article contains guides on How to Check Grade 12 Results 2024 Online, NSC Exam Results 2024, Grade 12 Selection List 2024, Matric Results 2024, Re-Mark / Re-Check of Exam Script 2024, JUNE 2024 NSC Exams, and What to do if you do not qualify to write the June 2024 NSC examination.


The Department of Basic Education DBE has now released the grade 12 results for the 2022 matric exam in 2024, also known as the second chance matric programme.

How to Check Grade 12 Results Online

There are various ways you can use to access your grade 12 results. You do not need to be near your school or a government education office to get them. Below are a few ways you can easily get your exam marks.


Through a mobile phone

You can access your grades by dialing a USSD code using your phone or by sending an SMS to the provided number:

  • The USSD code is *120*35658#. Follow the steps provided, enter your ID number and get your results per subject.
  • When you register for matric results using the SMS, send your ID and exam number to 35658.
  • You will receive a confirmation message with your marks.
  • For the mobile phone service, charges are applicable.

Through the news websites

You can also get your matric scores from online news websites. Some websites publish the scores on the day the government releases the grades. However, they are not full grades and will only let you know whether or not you have passed.

From your school

You can also visit your school to get your scores. These will be your marks per subject. However, these are not official marks, but you can get the printed grades after a few months.

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How To Check Matric Results Online

If you are wondering how to view matric certificate online, the process is straightforward. We have the full details on how to check online matric results. The government posts the results through the Department of Basic Education website:


Follow the steps below to get your marks:

  1. Visit the government website above.
  2. Register using your details.
  3. Click on the link for NSC exam results.
  4. Enter your examination number.
  5. Your results will appear on the screen.
  6. Click the download button and print.

Other than the above methods, you can also call the Department of Basic Education when the results are released. However, it might be a while before you get your grades through these means since many students will be calling the department to get their scores.

National Senior Certificate NSC Examination Results

The 2022 National Senior Certificate examinations concluded on 7 December 2022 and the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, will announce the outcome of the examinations on 19 January 2024. Results will be released to candidates on 20 January 2024. Some results may not be available because of technical issues.

  • Candidates are urged to get their statements of results from their school/centre where they wrote the exams. Candidates’ results will also be available on this website from 6am on 20 January 2024.
  • 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 21 February 2024.

Re-Mark / Re-Check of Exam Script

A candidate may apply at the prescribed fee for the re-mark/re-check of his/her examination scripts. Registration can be done at either the school or district office in the province or online at (all instructions appear on the reverse side of the Statement of Results).

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Closing date for applications:  2 February 2024 for both manual applications and online applications.

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

Re-mark : R116.00
Re-check : R29.00

Viewing of scripts may only be done after a re-mark or re-check of results. The closing date for applications is 7 days after release of re-mark or re-check results. The fee for viewing is R220.00

Results of remarking will be released from 15 March 2024 and will be available at the school/exam centre where the candidate sat for their 2023 examinations.


The supplementary examination in February/March has been phased out and is therefore no longer available. A new examination is available during May/June where candidates can improve their results or complete outstanding results. The closing date for application for 2024 is 8 February 2024.

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 30/08/2024.
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What can I do if I do not qualify to write the June NSC examination?

Candidates, who do not qualify to write the June NSC examination, have the following options:

  • Re-enrol for the NSC as a full-time repeater candidate at a school without delay, provided that the candidate is younger than 21 years of age. Candidates need to enrol for 7 subjects(including Life Orientation) and have to comply with all SBA requirements.
  • Register as a part-time repeater candidate at a Public Adult Education Centre.
  • Register for the Senior Certificate (SC) examination which is a school leaving qualification for adults and out-of school learners who are above 21 years of age.
  • Alternatively, candidates that were not successful in their examinations could consider vocational education and training. There are 50 Public Further Education and Training (FET) colleges across all provinces of South Africa comprising over 300 campuses or teaching sites.




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