Matric Rewrites Registrations Now Open

Matric Rewrites Registrations Now Open. Read the requirements and how to register for Matric Rewrites below.


Matric Rewrites Registrations Now Open

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has an opportunity for those who need to improve their 2021 matric results or couldn’t sit for the exam due to unforeseen circumstances.

It is advised that candidates must have completed their SBA tasks, practical assessment and tasks, and the language oral marks in the previous October/November examination period.


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This is an opportunity for the learners to rewrite their matric in the May/June 2022 supplementary examinations.

Matric Rewrites requirements 

Who qualifies to rewrite their matric exam?

  1. All candidates who registered for the October/November examinations as of 2008 may register.
  2. Candidates who have written their October/November 2021 exam.
  3. Candidates who were absent from an examination with a valid reason (illness, death of an immediate family member, or other special reasons) You will need to provide proof and relevant documentation to your school principal where the registration form is submitted.
  4. If a candidate missed one question paper for a particular subject, they will be required to complete all the question papers for that particular subject.
  5. If an irregularity is being investigated in relation to your marks, provisional enrollment can be granted pending the outcome of the investigation.

The department has learning resources that learners can use when revising. In order to access the learning material, click here.

If you qualify and want to write your matric, you may register manually at any provincial education office (which includes the provincial head office, the district office, or a circuit office) or online on

Procedure For Registering For A Supplementary Exam

Before we proceed to that, it would be ideal to formally unveil what a supplementary exam actually is, at least for the benefit of those who do not know. Supplementary examinations are exams that students write to improve or make their marks better. Not only this, but there are also numerous reasons why people write supplementary exams, as enumerated above.

To navigate, follow the steps listed below.

  • Go to the official page of the Department of Basic Education.
  • Click through to the point where you will find the registration icon for supplementary exams.
  • Input the needed information to take you to the next stage.
  • Fill the registration form.
  • Go through your work to ensure that you correctly filled it.
  • Once you are done, click the ‘Submit Button.’

What’s The Maximum Number Of Subjects One Can Rewrite For Matric Exams?

Unlike what is obtainable in the past, learners are now allowed to rewrite as many subjects as they like so long as they meet the requirements. According to the Department of Basic Education, this new development is to ensure there will be a better pass rate. If you have plans of changing the subjects you initially sat for, you can go ahead to do that as well so long as they would meet the needed requirements.

Here Are All The Documents Needed For Registering For Supplementary Exam

  • Completed registration form
  • A certified copy of your ID document or birth certificate, or passport (foreign candidates)
  • a copy of your statement of results
  • Repeater candidates must attach a copy of their previous highest qualification
  • If you have entered and wrote any other Grade 12 or equivalent examination before, you will need to supply the examination numbers for those exams.
  • motivation letter (if required)

If You Did Not Qualify For The Supplementary Exams, Here Are Other Options You Can Choose From

If, after going through what it takes to qualify for supplement exams, you realize you are not qualified, other options are available for you. Quickly go through them below to pick a suitable one.

  1. Re-enroll for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) as a full-time repeater candidate at a school without delay. Please note that you must not be younger than twenty-one years of age.
  2. Register as a part-time repeater candidate at a Public Adult Education Centre.
  3. Candidates that were not successful in their examinations can alternatively consider vocational education and training. There are 50 Public Further Education and Training (FET) colleges across all South African provinces, comprising over 300 campuses or teaching sites, for those unaware.
  4. Register for the Senior Certificate (SC) examination, a school-leaving qualification for adults and out-of-school learners, provided the validity of the candidate’s SBA has expired.

closing date

The closing date for candidates to apply is 18 February 2022.

The NSC Examination timetable for the May/June examinations can be downloaded at

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