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DBE Releases Matric Results Schedule: All You Need to Know

DBE Releases Matric Results Schedule: All You Need to Know.As the academic year comes to a close, around one million learners across the country eagerly await the release of their matric exam results.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has recently released the official matric results release schedule, providing important information for matric learners and their families. In this article, we will dive into the details of the release schedule and explore what options are available for learners who may want to improve their results.

The Matric Results Release Schedule

According to the DBE’s matric results release schedule, the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will announce the final National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam results on Thursday, 18 January 2024. During this announcement, pass rates for different provinces will be revealed, along with information about the various types of matric passes that learners can achieve.

Following the ministerial announcement, matric candidates will have to wait until Friday, 19 January 2024, to receive their individual results. These results will be available at the schools or examination centers where the candidates sat for their exams. Alternatively, learners can register online to receive their matric results electronically.

The Opportunity for Improvement

While many candidates will be satisfied with their results, some may feel that they did not achieve the marks they had hoped for. Fortunately, the DBE offers learners the opportunity to improve their results without having to retake the entire exam. This can be done through a process called a matric re-mark or re-check.

What Is a Matric Recheck?

A matric recheck involves a thorough review of a candidate’s exam paper to ensure that all questions have been properly marked and that the marks have been accurately calculated. This process provides candidates with the reassurance that their papers were assessed correctly and that there were no errors or omissions in the marking process.

What Is a Matric Remark?

In the case of a matric remark, candidates who feel that their assigned marks do not align with their actual performance on the written papers can request a re-evaluation of their scripts. This entails a complete review of the original answer script by a different marker to ensure that the marks awarded are a fair reflection of the candidate’s knowledge and abilities.

How to Apply for a Matric Remark or Recheck

If a candidate wishes to apply for a matric remark or recheck, they can obtain the necessary application forms from the center where they wrote their exams. Alternatively, the application can be done online through the government’s official e-Services portal. Here are the steps to follow for an online application:

  1. Visit the Government’s Official e-Services Portal.
  2. Click on the education icon, which displays a graduation cap.
  3. Select the Basic Education option, which will bring up several sub-options.
  4. Choose the Re-Mark/Recheck option.
  5. Fill out all the required fields in the online application form, ensuring that all information provided is accurate.
  6. Once all the information is filled out correctly, accept the terms and conditions by checking the designated box.

Important Dates to Remember

To ensure that candidates are aware of the key dates related to the matric results release schedule and the application process for a remark or recheck, here are the important dates to keep in mind:

  • Thursday, 18 January 2024: Ministerial Matric Exams Announcement
  • Friday, 19 January 2024: Learners receive their results
  • Friday, 19 January 2024: Re-mark/recheck applications open

Minister Motshekga’s Cautionary Message

Minister Angie Motshekga has emphasized the importance of responsible behavior during the period leading up to the release of the matric results. She has cautioned candidates against engaging in disruptive behavior at so-called “pens down parties.” The minister stressed the need for support from parents, communities, and caregivers to ensure the safety and well-being of students during this celebratory period.


The release of matric exam results is an eagerly anticipated event for learners across the country. The Department of Basic Education’s matric results release schedule provides learners with important information about when and where they can expect to receive their results. Additionally, the opportunity for a matric remark or recheck offers candidates the chance to improve their results without having to retake the entire exam. As candidates await their results, it is essential to remember that the results are not the sole measure of their worth and potential. Regardless of the outcome, there are various paths and opportunities available for learners to pursue their dreams and achieve success in their chosen endeavors.

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