National Senior Certificate (NSC) Exams November 2021 | Western Cape Education Department
National Senior Certificate (NSC) Exams November 2020

NSC Examinations 2021|2022

Examination Helpline: Monday – Friday | 07:30 – 16:00 | tel. 0861 819 919

November 2022 Registration

Registration: November 2022 NSC examination

(ONLY NSC candidates may enter to write this examination)

Closing date: 1 April 2022

Applications can be delivered to:

The following documents must be submitted for successful application:

  1. Complete application form
  2. Certified copy of ID
  3. Statement of results
  4. Signed POPI Act form (page 3 of registration form)
  5. If a candidate is writing a new subject and re-doing their SBA, the school principal must sign and stamp the letter of approval (official letterhead).

Registration form


The Nov 2022 NSC examination is open to all candidates who:

  • previously had completed NSC Grade 12
  • have a valid SBA mark
  • want to improve/upgrade their matric qualification

Candidates who are writing a new subject must have an SBA (year mark).

Examination Helpline: Monday – Friday | 07:30 – 16:00 | tel. 0861 819 919 | 021 467 2300

Closing dates

Registration for NSC examination (November 2022): 1 April 2022. Application forms will be available at schools, district offices, WCED Walk-In centre and on the WCED website.

Registration form

Collection of 2021 November NSC examination certificates at schools: June 2022.

  1. Ensure that all names as per your identity document are included on the statement of results.
  2. Check that your name(s) and surname are spelled correctly.
  3. Check that the correct date of birth/identity number is printed on the results.

Please note: Administrative errors like these can be rectified within three months after the results have been released.

If there are any errors on the results, contact the WCED via email (clearly specify error to be rectified) at or Tel: 0861 819 919 | 021 467 2300.

The documents below are required and should be attached to email request:

  • Current statement of results
  • Certified copy of the identity document
  • Updated affidavit stating reason for the difference between the identity document and the information on the Statement of Results
  • Specify the error to be rectified
  • Complete the reissuing application form.
Closing date: 4 February 2022
Applications are ONLY available online at
How do I apply to have my examination remarked or rechecked?
  1. The closing date for remark and recheck application is 4 February 2022.
  2. No hard copy applications for remarking will be accepted.
  3. Apply for remarking or rechecking by using the online registration services at:
  4. Note: There is no remarking for the Common Assessment Task for Life Orientation.
  5. Please note that a new statement of results will only be issued if your subject results improve to a higher level or if your pass status changes.
  6. Remark results will only be available on 10 March 2022 at your school.

Please note: Candidates who apply for remarking/rechecking are advised to register for the June 2022 NSC examination in case there is no improvement in their results.

Payment | Fees

Remarking: R104 (per subject)
Rechecking: R25 (per subject)
Viewing of scripts (only after remarking and rechecking): R200 (non-refundable)

Payments can be made by EFT or at a Nedbank branch into the following account

Bank: Nedbank
Account name: WCED
Account type: Current Account
Account number: 1452 045 089
Branch code: 145 209
Deposit reference: 15 + ID Number

Who qualifies?
  1. Candidates may apply for the remarking or rechecking of their scripts if they feel that the marks allocated on the written papers are not a true reflection of their performance.
  2. A remark means that the original answer script is marked for a second time by a marker.
  3. A recheck of your script is a further check to ensure that all questions are duly marked and that all marks are correctly calculated.
  4. For re-mark enquiries, please contact:
    1. Ms N. Kanase | Tel.: 021 467 2952 |
    2. Ms C. Mentor | Tel.: 021 467 2009
    3. Mr G. Jafta | Tel.: 021 467 2988
    4. Ms N. Faro |
What is an application for a viewing?
  1. Once you have received your results, AFTER remarking and rechecking, you may apply to view your answer scripts.
  2. Apply to with proof of payment to view your answer scripts.

There are four pass levels:
  1. Higher certificate
  2. Diploma
  3. Bachelor’s degree pass (previously known as an exemption)
  4. NSC examination certificates – Special Needs Education (SNE) pass

The matric pass requirements for each of these levels are as follows:

Higher certificate pass requirements
  1. Must obtain at least 40% in Home Language
  2. Must obtain at least 40% in three subjects
  3. Must obtain at least 30% in three other subjects
  4. Must pass at least six out of seven subjects
Diploma pass requirements
  1. Must obtain at least 40% in Home Language
  2. Must obtain at least 40% in three other subjects, excluding Life Orientation
  3. Must pass at least six out of seven subjects

With this pass requirement, you can apply to study for a diploma at a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college or university of technology.

Bachelor’s degree pass requirements
  1. Must obtain at least 40% in Home Language
  2. Must obtain at least 50% in four subjects, excluding Life Orientation
  3. Must obtain at least 30% in one other subject
  4. Must pass at least six out of seven subjects
SNE pass requirements

Will obtain an NSC with an endorsement if learners comply with the following promotion requirements:

  1. 30% in the required official language at either Home Language or First Additional Language level
  2. A minimum of 30% in four other subjects

Please note: Candidates who offer a minimum of five subjects for the NSC with an endorsement must achieve at least 30% in all five subjects to obtain the NSC SNE endorsed certificate.

NB: All subjects, excluding Life Orientation, will be taken into consideration for Diploma/Bachelor’s degree pass requirements.

Candidates who failed to achieve a Diploma or Bachelor’s pass status in their current examination sitting, can improve their pass status if they register and write the NSC June 2022 examination. Improved results can lead to a change in their pass status and a new certificate can be issued by Umalusi.

With achieving a Bachelor's degree pass status, you can apply to study towards a degree at a university, university of technology, TVET college or any accredited higher learning institution.

Level system: What the grades mean
  1. Level 7: 80–100% (Outstanding achievement)
  2. Level 6: 70–79% (Meritorious achievement)
  3. Level 5: 60–69% (Substantial achievement)
  4. Level 4: 50–59% (Moderate achievement)
  5. Level 3: 40–49% (Adequate achievement)
Which subjects are compulsory?
  1. Home Language
  2. First Additional Language
  3. Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy or Technical Mathematics
  4. Life Orientation

You have to offer your language of learning and teaching (either English or Afrikaans) as one of your language subjects.

All School-Based Assessment (SBA) marks achieved since 2008 are valid.

Learners with valid SBA only need to rewrite the written papers.

Learners offering new NSC subjects must complete the SBA and can only register for the November 2022 NSC examination.