Important Dates for Matriculants: 2023 Exam Dates and Timetable


The 2023 matric exams are just around the corner, and learners are gearing up for the final stretch of their school journey.

NSC exam dates and timetable:

NSC exams will start on Monday, 30 October, and end on Wednesday, 6 December. The timetable for each subject can be found on the Department of Education’s website.

IEB exam dates:

IEB exams started on Tuesday, 12 September, and will conclude on Tuesday, 28 November. The IEB timetable can be found on the IEB website.


Good luck to all matriculants writing their exams this year! We wish you all the best in your studies.

Additional tips:

  • Get enough sleep before each exam.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast on the day of the exam.
  • Arrive at the exam venue early.
  • Read the instructions carefully before starting the exam.
  • Take your time and answer each question to the best of your ability.
  • If you’re stuck on a question, move on and come back to it later.
  • Proofread your answers before submitting the exam paper.

Remember, you’re not alone in this. There are many resources available to help you succeed. Talk to your teachers, classmates, and parents if you need support.

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