Matric Results 2020 Mpumalanga

It has been a long and stressful year for the matric class of 2020. Put your mind at ease with our information on the Matric Results 2020 Mpumalanga. Find out what your options are after matric.

Drumroll please!!! Congratulations are in order. Despite challenges the class of 2020 has achieved a pass rate of 76.2%. Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve made it one step closer to achieving your dreams. 

Mpumalanga Pass Rate for the Past 5 years:

The national matric pass rate is a reflection on all schools and students. As the class of 2020, you should feel extremely proud of yourself. Even with a 7.6% drop, you still managed to achieve a pass rate of 73.7%. Take a look at Mpumalanga pass rate for the past 5 years: 

  • 2020: 73.7%
  • 2019: 81.3%
  • 2018: 78.2%
  • 2017: 75.1%
  • 2016: 72.5%

National Matric Pass Rate for the Past 5 years:

The matric call of 2020 has achieved a national matric pass rate of 77.6%. With a 5.1% drop, you still did your best. You beat a global pandemic, now that’s something to be proud of. Taking a look at the past five years, how do you think the class of 2021 will do?

  • 2020: 76.2%
  • 2019: 80.3%
  • 2018: 79%
  • 2017: 74.8%
  • 2016: 77.1%
An exam room filled with empty chairs where Matric Results 2020 Mpumalanga will be released to students

Matric Results 2020 Mpumalanga – NSC Matric Pass Rate Of 2019

You can look forward to receiving your matric results on the 23 February 2021. Knowing the matric results of last year will be some added motivation. The matric class of 2019 achieved a pass rate of 80.3% with a 1.4% increase from the previous year. 

How to get Your Matric Results

Worried you’ll miss your matric results? Don’t be, we’ve  got you covered. Here are a few ways to get your Matric results:

SMS and USSD Services

You can register to receive your matric results sent to your mobile phone by SMS or USSD services. There is a R1.50 fee per SMS and R1.50 fee per minute with USSD services, free SMSes and minutes don’t apply. 

Follow these steps to get your results: 

  • SMS your ID number and your examination number to 35658  or 
  • Dial *120*35658# to register with USSD


Daily newspapers will publish matric results, the day it’s released. Use your examination number to find your results in the paper. Do keep in mind that individual subject results are not published, but the level at which you passed. 

Your High School or Exam Centre

You get to go back to school one more time. High school educators and exam moderators will hand out your statement of matric results at your school or exam centre.

View it Online 

Visit the National Department of Education’s website and use your examination number to register and view your results when it’s released.  

A young student wearing a brown hat and white and black striped t-shit, sitting in front of his laptop reading up on the Matric Results 2020 Mpumalanga

What do the Matric Symbols Mean?

Receiving your final Matric Results puts you on track to starting your career. It’s important to understand the matric pass symbols. Each symbol represents a different pass level. The information below explains what each symbol means and how it is calculated:

National Senior Certificate Pass(NSC)

A NSC pass is the minimum pass rate for matric. Learners may apply to colleges with this pass.

Requirements for a Certificate Pass

  • 40% for your home language 
  • 40% for two other subjects 
  • You can fail one subject but you have to get 30% in six of your seven subjects  

High Certificate Pass (HC)

Passing with a Higher Certificate, means that you will be able to study at a college and do a certificate course.

Requirements for a Higher Certificate Pass

  • 40% for your home language
  • 40% in two other subjects 
  • 30% for three subjects 

Diploma (D)

A Diploma pass means that you can study at a technikon and do diploma course.

Requirements for a Diploma Pass

  • 40% for  your home language 
  • 40% for four other subjects 
  • 30% for two subjects 

Bachelors pass (B)

Most learners aim for a  Bachelors pass. This is because with a bachelor’s pass you are able to enter any university, technikon or college and do a degree, diploma or a certificate course.

Requirements for a Bachelors Pass

  • 40% for  your home language
  • 50% for four other subjects
  • 30% for two subjects  

Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Education- Contact Information 

  • Physical Address: Government Boulevard, Riverside Park, Building 5. Mpumalanga Province, Republic of South Africa
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X11341 Nelspruit 1200
  • Toll free Line: 0800 203 116
  • Exam Help Desk: (013) 766 0033
  • Website:

Explore Your Matric Options With Distance Learning 

Now that you have all the information you need. Contact us today and speak to one of our course experts about your options. Distance learning is the future of education. 

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Last Updated: September 3, 2021


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