Where Can I Find My 2021 Matric Results In Limpopo 2022?

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Matric Results Class of 2021: Limpopo 

Matric results for the Class of 2021 will be released on January 21st 2022. Once they have been released, you will need to access them as soon as you can. There are many ways to this:

  • Online
  • Your Cell Phone
  • Newspapers
  • Your School 


The Department of Education:

Your Matric results will be made available through the Department of Education website. You must register before you are able to view your results. 

Register to view your results at:


To register, you will need:

  • Your Exam Number
  • Your ID Number
  • Any other personal details that may be needed

Once you have registered, you will be able to view your results as soon as they are released. 

The Department of Education is also there to help if you have any questions. All you have to do is contact the Department of Education for Limpopo, either through their website, or call 015 290 9301


Matric results will also be available to view on the News24 website. Sign up to view your results on their page at:


Your Cell Phone

There are two ways to access your results once they have been released, using your phone:

  • SMS
  • USSD


To access your results via SMS:

  • SMS your ID number and Exam Number to 35658

Once you have done this, you will be registered to receive your results via SMS.

Note: Your Exam Number and ID Number will be checked. If either of these is incorrect, it will not work, and you will not be able to view your results. The SMS costs R3.00 (Free SMSes do not apply). 


To view your results via USSD as soon as they are released:

  • Dial *120*35658# 
  • Follow the instructions 
  • Answer the questions and provide your ID number 
  • You will now be able to view your results

Note: Your Exam Number and ID Number will be checked. If either of these is incorrect, it will not work, and you will not be able to view your results. USSD is charged at R1,50 per minute. (Free minutes do not apply). 


Matric results will also be published in most major local newspapers. Some newspapers that usually print them may not be publishing them this year due to some confusion brought about by the Department of Education stating that results would not be made public this year. However, this decision was overturned in Court on January 18th, so newspapers are able to print Matric results. 

Your School:

Matric results are always made available for you to collect from your school. Contact your school’s administration to find out what day you will be able to collect them. 

Matric Pass Rate for Limpopo for the Last Five Years

The provincial Matric pass rate shows the average performance of all schools and their students in Limpopo.

Here’s how Limpopo performed for the past 5 years:

2020: 68.2%
2019: 73.2%
2018: 70.6%
2017: 67.4%
2016: 62.5%

National Matric Pass Rate of the Last Five Years:

The following percentages show the national pass rate for matric for the last five years: 

2020: 76.2%
2019: 81.3%
2018: 78.2%
2017: 75.1%
2016: 72.5%

Where Can I Find My Matric Results: Limpopo

Date Published: November 26, 2020

Here is everything you need to know about finding your matric results in Limpopo. 

  • The Department of Education
  • Online
  • Your Cellphone 

The Department of Education

The last point of call would be through the Department of Education. If you have any trouble accessing your results or you are confused by the processes below, contact the Department of Education in Limpopo.

How to check matric results online 

  • Step 1: Visit the Department of Basic Education website.
  • Step 2: Register using your details. (Please note you can only register for matric results until February 22nd the day before the marks are released). 
  • Step 3: Click on the link for 2020 NSC exam results. 
  • Step 4: Enter your examination number. 
  • Step 5: Your results will appear on the screen. 
  • Step 6: Click the download button and print. 
  • Read more about how to get your matric results from the DBE here


In this day and age, it is easy enough to find anything online and this goes for your matric results too. The first place to start could be the Department of Education’s website. If you want to access your results here as soon as they are released, all you have to do it log on with:

  • Your Exam Number
  • Your Idea Number
  • Personal Details (Your name, surname, etc)

If you went to a private school that fell under the IEB, you can follow the same above steps on their website when you get notified that your results have been released.

Do remember that sometimes the IEB results will be released a few days before the public school results.

News24 has a page specially dedicated to the matric results. This news site is highly-reputable and will have your results as soon as they are released. Click here to visit their matric results site.

Another online platform that you can use to find your results is Matric College. Their reliable news page will have all the matric results as soon as they are released. Have a look at their news page here, where you can also keep up to date with all educational news.

Your Cellphone

This might be the easiest way to find your matric results since we are always on our cell phones. You have two options for access matric results on your mobile device:

  • SMS
  • USSD

How to get your Matric Results via SMS 2021 Limpopo

  • 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


Another quick-access option is through USSD. To use this method:

  • Dial this number on your phone *120*35658#
  • You will be required to answer some multiple-choice questions. 
  • Enter your ID and examination number.
  • You will then receive your matric results instantly.
  • Newspapers

 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 Limpopo that will have all the 2020 matric results:

Author: Chloe Bydawell
Editor: Megan Dreyer
Date Published: February, 1, 2022

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