Gauteng Matric Results 2011 – 2021

Gauteng achieved an 82.8% pass rate for 2021, a 1% decrease from the 2020 pass rate of 83.8%. However this comes with a milestone achievement of Bachelor’s Degree pass rates, with 43.8% achieving Bachelor Degree pass. 

Here is a look at the pass rate in Gauteng from 2011 – 2021:

2011: 81%
2012: 84%
2013: 87%
2014: 85%
2015: 84%
2016: 87%
2017: 86%
2018: 89%
2019: 87%
2020: 84%
2021: 83%

Quality of Passes in Gauteng:

127 353 learners sat the NSC Examinations in Gauteng 2021. Of that number, a total of 105 389 achieved pass mark. 

When will you get your results?

National Senior Certificate: 21 January 2022

Find your results at your school or exam centre, or access them online here:

IEB: 22 January 2022

Find your results at your school, or access them online here:

Your school:

Your results are available from your school or exam centre from 21 January 2022.

Gauteng Matric Results (2010 – 2020)

Gauteng Matric Results (2010-2020)

Gauteng managed to score second place in their provincial matric pass rate. Their 2020 matric pass rate was 84%, which was 3% lower than in 2019.

  • 2010: 79%
  • 2011: 81%
  • 2012: 84%
  • 2013: 87%
  • 2014: 85%
  • 2015: 84%
  • 2016: 87%
  • 2017: 86%
  • 2018: 89%
  • 2019: 87%
  • 2020: 84%

Gauteng Quality of Passes

Gauteng had the second-highest number of candidates at 110 191. 45.1% of them received Bachelor’s Degree Passes and 27.8% passed with a Diploma pass.

11 879 students got a Higher Certificate Pass making up 10.8% of the class of 2020. Finally, only 1 student received an NSC pass in Gauteng.

Gauteng has managed to keep its matric pass rate above 85% since 2016. This may be hampered by the impact that COVID-19 had on the 2020 academic year.

Jan Badenhorst, CEO of Matric College talks about the Gauteng matric results over the last nine years and provides a prediction on the 2020 matric results:


Gauteng’s matric pass rate for 2016 was an improvement on their 85% pass rate in 2015. Coming in third place nationally, Gauteng scored a matric pass rate of 87% in 2016.

Despite coming in third place, Gauteng had the most bachelor passes in South Africa for their 2016 year.


The Gauteng class of 2017 performed well above the national average. 

In 2017, the national average sat at a 75.1%  matric pass rate whilst the Gauteng pass rate sat 11% higher.


2018 was a great year for the Gauteng matric pass rate. 

Up by 2 percent, Gauteng saw a record high pass rate of 89% in 2018. This was also a great year for South African matrics overall, with no provinces receiving less than 60% matric pass rates. 


Slipping into second place nationally, Gauteng saw a decrease in their matric pass rate by 2 percent. This put Gauteng 6% above the national average matric pass rate at 87%. 

It was however a great year for the districts of Gauteng. Taking 6 of the top spots, South Africa saw Gauteng’s notable districts paving the way for future matrics.  


Gauteng managed to score second place in their provincial matric pass rate. Their 2020 matric pass rate was 84%, which was 3% lower than in 2019.

When will you get your results?

IEB results: February 19 2021

National Senior Certificate results for all provinces except Western Cape: 6am on February 23 2021

National Senior Certificate results for Western Cape: 5am on February 24 2021

Get your Matric Results from your School or Exam Centre

Your full Statement of Results will be available at your school or exam centre on 23 February 2021, but remember:

  • Social distancing
  • Wear a mask!
  • Follow covid safety rules at your school

The IEB (Independent Examinations Board) Matric Exam results for the Matric Class of 2020 will be released on Friday, 19 February 2021.

IEB Matric students can get their results as follows:

How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021: Gauteng

  • Step 1: Open a new SMS message on your phone
  • Step 2: Fill in your ID Number AND Exam Number as the message
  • Step 3: Both numbers must have 13 digits to be accepted
  • Step 4: Send the SMS to this number: 35658
  • Step 5: Note that the SMS will cost R3,00 (Free SMS does not apply)
  • Step 6: Your exam number and ID number will be checked – if you send incorrect numbers it won’t work
  • Step 7: You will get your results once they are made available on 23 February 2021

Newspapers Where You Can Find Your Matric Results

Finding your matric results in the newspaper is one of the most traditional ways of doing it. All you need to do is make sure that you have the correct paper.

Here are the newspapers in Gauteng that will have all the 2020 matric results:

  • The Pretoria News 
  • The Sowetan
  • The Star

Options If You Are Unhappy With Your Results 

It might happen that you are not happy with your matric results. You have until the 26th of March 2021 to apply for re-marking, re-checking or viewing of your examination paper. 

To apply, you must fill in an application form for re-checking and re-marking. You will be able to find these forms at any District offices and your respective school. These application forms will also be made available at examinations centres where students wrote.

The fees are structures as follows:

  • Re-mark: R120
  • Re-check: R29 
  • Viewing: R234 

Please keep in mind that a viewing of the exam paper can only be done after a re-mark or a re-check. The applications for this close 7 days after the release of the respective re-mark or re-check. 

Any candidate that is from a non-paying school or who have been granted a concession on school fee payments do not have to pay for the remarking of rechecking. 

Withheld Results 

Examination irregularities will mean that your matric results will be withheld. You can either:

  • Contact your school or district office and ask why your results are being withheld. 


  • You can appeal in writing and apply to write the May/June examinations. 


All students are given a second chance to write their matric exams in June 2021. This can be either because you want to improve your results or because you did not pass the first time. 

Students who were absent during the combined November examinations can also write at this time. Applications close on the 7 September 2021

Author: Chloe Bydawell
Editor: Chloe Bydawell 
Date Published: February, 2, 2022

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