Matric Results 2021 Gauteng

The wait is almost over to get the Matric Results 2021 Gauteng. Find out where to find your results, previous pass rates and what your options are after matric.

Class of 2021, are you ready? The matric results 2021 will be released 21 January 2022. All your hard work has come down to this very moment. Get up to speed on the past rates over the years and where to get your matric results. 

Gauteng Matric Results Over the Last 5 Years

So you want to find out what the pass rates were for Gauteng over the last 5 years? Well no need to look any further. You can find them below. 

  • 2020: 83.3%
  • 2019: 87.9%
  • 2018: 87.9%
  • 2017: 85.1%
  • 2016: 87%

The matric pass rate for Gauteng has been steady over the last few years, with 2018 and 2019 reaching 87.9%. However, the results have dropped by 4.6% in 2020. Even though there has been a declined, Gauteng reached the second highest pass rate for 2020. Let’s see if we can do better in 2021!

National Matric Results Over the Last 5 Years

The results are finally in. The national pass rate for 2020 has dropped by 5.1%. Although it is lower than recents years, the class of 2020 can still be proud of this milestone. 

  • 2020: 76.2%
  • 2019: 81.3%
  • 2018: 79.4%
  • 2017: 76.5%
  • 2016: 76.2% 

How to get my Matric Results?

Stressed out about your Matric Results 2021 Gauteng? Well, no need to worry about where to find them. Below are a few ways to find your results. Find the one best suited for you.

At the School or Exam Centre

On the day the results are released, go to the school or exam centre where you wrote your matric exam, to receive a statement of your matric results. Your matric certificate will only be made available to you a few months after the official results are released.

In the Newspaper

One of the easy ways to get your results is getting it in the newspaper. The examination number of the student will be placed in major newspapers such as The Sowetan, Cape Argus and Huffington Post. Names of learners will not be included. 


You can have your Matric Results sent to you via SMS or request it via USSD. Just follow the steps below: 

  • Send an SMS to 35658, with your ID number and student number. SMSs cost R1,50. 
  •  For USSD, dial *120*35658#. Enter your ID number and student number. 

No free minutes or SMSs can be used.

Getting your Matric Certificate Online

You will be able to apply online for a new Matric Certificate if your certificate is lost or damaged. Follow the steps on the Department of Basic Education page. You will need:

  • Your examination number
  • Name and Surname
  • You will also be required to fill in some personal details
Student holding the textbooks he used to study for his final exams. Learn how to get your Matric Results 2020 Gauteng right here.

Different Matric Pass Level

When you receive your matric certificate, your final mark will determine how you will pass. It will tell you what pass level you have reached. There are three pass levels. Each of them are important in choosing where and what to study after matric. They are: 

Bachelor’s Pass

With a bachelor’s pass, you can study towards a degree, diploma and certificate. This pass means you can apply to a university, technikon, as well as college. To receive this mark, you need a minimum of: 

  • 40% for your Home Language.
  • 50% for four other High Credit subjects.
  • 30% for two other subjects.

Diploma Pass

With a diploma pass, you can study a national diploma or even advance diploma course in a range of fields. To get a diploma pass, you need to achieve at least: 

  • 40% for your Home Language.
  • 40% for three other High Credit subjects (Four, including your home language.).
  • 30% for two other subjects.

Higher Certificate Pass

With a certificate pass, you can apply to a wide variety of colleges such as FET and distance learning colleges. To get this pass, you need to obtain a minimum of: 

  • 40% in your Home Language.
  • 40% in two other subjects.
  • 30% for three other subjects.

Gauteng Education Department Contact Details

If you have any queries relating to your Matric Results, you can contact the Gauteng Department of Education

Tel: 011 355 0000

Toll-free: 0800 000 789

Physical Address 

6 Hollard Building 

17 Simmonds Street


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Last Updated: November 4, 2021


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Charnell Ward
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