Matriculants Tackle Final Exams: Here Are the Key Dates

The 2023 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric exams have started. More than 920,000 candidates are scheduled to write their exams this year.

NSC Matric Exam Dates

  • Monday, 30 October: English Home Language (HL, FAL)
  • Tuesday, 31 October: Economics, Arabic (HL, FAL, SAL), French (HL, FAL, SAL)
  • Wednesday, 1 November: Afrikaans (HL, FAL, SAL)
  • Thursday, 2 November: History, Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Friday, 3 November: Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Technical Mathematics

IEB Matric Exam Dates

  • Tuesday, 12 September: Exams start
  • Tuesday, 28 November: Exams end

For more information on the NSC and IEB matric exam dates and timetables, visit the Department of Education website or your school.

Good luck to all matriculants writing their final exams this year!

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