There are a lot of channels through which you can check your Matric result. Hence it is easier for you to access your result from the comfort of your home. In this article, I will inform you about the alternative fast and efficient route you can use to check your Matric result. Let’s begin.
How To Get Your Matric Result Via SMS?
You can now access your result through your phone by SMS or by dialing the USSD code. South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Department of Basic Education offer convenient services to students, allowing them to get their Matric results by receiving an SMS or dialing the USSD code.
Use The SMS Facility
Receiving your results through SMS is a quick and easy process that can be achieved in simple and straightforward steps. Let me guide you.
Step 1: Look Out For The Result Declaration Date
The Department of Basic Education releases the results in early January each year. You must update yourself regarding the release date before attempting to check your result via SMS.
Step 2: Navigate To The Messaging Application
Take your mobile phone and open the messenger app.
Step 3: Enter The Provided Number
Enter “ 35658” in the recipient section. This is the number provided by the Department of Basic Education to students to receive their matric results via SMS.
Step 4: Enter Your Details
You need to provide your ID number and your examination number. Moreover, both numbers must contain 13 digits for them to be accepted. In addition, be very careful when entering your numbers, as it may cause some delay or error.
Step 5: Receive Confirmation Message
After sending the message to the recipient number, you will receive the confirmation notice after some time. It indicates that the recipient received your message.
Step 6: Get Your Result
After some period of time, you will get an SMS with your Matric results. Moreover, the message will include your result per subject. In addition, the message will also contain instructions on how you can get your detailed result.
Use The USSD Service
You can also receive your message by dialing a short USSD code provided by the Department of Basic Education and SABC. Follow the provided guidelines.
Step 1: Go To The Dialer App
First, open the dial app on your home screen.
Step 2: Dail The Short Code
Dial the code 12035658# on your mobile phone.
Step 3: Provide Your Numbers
After dialing the number, you will have to follow certain instructions. These prompts will request you to enter your Id, exam numbers, exam type, and the year you gave the exams. Hence provide correct information to avoid any technical errors.
Step 4: Obtain Your Result
After completing all the procedures, you will receive your Matric results. The results will be per subject.
Moreover, be aware that extra charges might be associated with both SMS and USSD services. SMS costs R 1.50. Additionally, I will advise you to check your network connection and phone battery to avoid any disturbance during the process.
In addition, also remember that there will be a lot of traffic on the network as many students will be using phones to receive their results; hence you have to be patient and wait for a while.
Department of Basic Education Also Announces Matric Result Online
If you are unable to access your result through SMS and USSD, you can also visit the official website of the Department of Basic Education education.gov.za.
- After visiting the website, go to the result page and log in.
- Enter your exam number and ID number.
- After providing the personal details, your Matric results will be displayed on the screen.
This method requires your device to have an active internet connection. Hence be sure you have a strong internet connection.
To Sum It Up
You can now receive your Matric result through SMS and USSD code provided by the Department of Basic Education and South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC).
Moreover, before sending your SMS request, ensure you have provided the recipients with an authentic and correct ID and examination number. In addition, check if there are any extra charges associated with services and also examine your network and internet connection.