Deadline For Matric Exam Rewrite Extended

If you did not do as well as you expected on your National Senior Certificate (NSC) final exams last year, there is still more time for you to register for the May/June exam rewrite. Here are more details on how you can register as well as who qualifies for the exam.


Deadline For Matric Exam Rewrite Extended

The Department of Basic Education has extended the registration deadline for May/June 2022 to 21 February 2022 following reports that some candidates were experiencing difficulties with their online registrations.

“This examination instruction also serves to remind PEDs [Provincial Education Departments] and their district offices of the criteria relating to the registration for the 2022 May/June examination.”


The Department further stated that the eligibility criteria for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) allows for all Candidates who registered for the October/November exam from 2008 to register for the 2022 May/June exam.

Candidates are also reminded that they can only register for subject/s that they were previously registered for during the previous October/November examinations.

Furthermore, according to the Department, Candidates who register for the 2022 May/June examination, must have completed their School Based Assessment tasks, Practical Assessment tasks and the Language Oral tasks in a previous October/November examination.


Additionally, the following learners will qualify for admission to the Senior Certificate:

  •  Adult learners who are 21 years and older who have General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) or Grade 9 school report (or the old standard seven), stating that they have passed Grade 9 or Standard 7; or recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Level 1, which requires two official languages.
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate qualification.
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete National Senior Certificate
  • In exceptional cases, out of school youth, who are 18-21 years old and who could not complete their school education due to circumstances beyond their control, as verified by the Head of Department.
  • Adult candidates who are 21 years and older with an incomplete NSC may choose to complete the NSC, or convert to the Senior Certificate. Should the candidate choose to convert to the Senior Certificate, they may not revert to the NSC and attempt to complete the NSC qualification.
  • Adult candidates who have already obtained a Senior Certificate qualification but wish to improve their results/status.

Senior Certificate candidates have two registration options which are available for candidates who qualify to write the 2022 May/June Senior Certificate examinations. The manual registration process is managed by the district offices in the provinces as well as the electronic registration (e-Registration) process.

Candidates who choose electronic registration are required to use the www.eservices.gov.za portal. For more information on registration criteria, subject choices and promotion requirements candidates, can visit the Senior Certificate (as amended) page on https://www.education.gov.za/Curriculum/SeniorCertificate.aspx

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