Re-marking and supplementary matric exams | Western Cape Government

Re-marking and supplementary matric exams

Remarking examsIf you didn't pass your 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, or you’re perhaps unhappy with your results, you may apply to re-write certain examinations. You can also apply to have your exam paper re-marked or for the viewing of scripts. 

Re-marking of exam papers

A re-mark means that your examination will be marked for a second time, while a re-check of your scripts is a further check to ensure that all questions are duly marked and that all marks are correctly calculated.

Candidates can apply for the re-mark of their NSC November 2022 scripts online on

Please note that the closing date for applications for re-marking, re-checking and viewing of scripts, is Friday, 3 February 2023.

Who qualifies?

  • You can apply for the re-mark of your scripts if you feel that the mark allocated is not a true reflection of your performance on the papers written.
  • A re-mark means that your original answer script is marked for a second time by a marker.
  • A re-check of your scripts is a further check to ensure that all questions are duly marked and that all marks are correctly calculated.

For more information please visit the WCED re-mark/recheck website.

How do I apply to have my exam re-marked or re-checked?

Western Cape NSC candidates who have a valid South African ID number can apply for the re-marking, re-checking and viewing of scripts using the online application.  No hard-copy applications for re-marking will be accepted, and there’s no re-marking of Common Assessment Task (CAT) for Life Orientation.

The payment for re-marking and re-checking are as follows:

Re-marking = R110 (per subject)
Re-checking = R27 (per subject)
Viewing of scripts (only after re-marking and re-checking) = R212 (per subject and is non-refundable)

Payments can be made by EFT or at a Nedbank branch:

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

Once you've received your results, AFTER re-marking and rechecking, you may apply to view your answer scripts. Apply to view your answer scripts at with proof of payment.

Candidates from no-fee schools are exempted from the payment of fees for re-marking or re-checking.

Notification of re-mark results

The department will notify applicants by letter about the results of the re-marking or re-checking of scripts from Monday, 13 March 2023. Where applicable, an amended Statement of Results will be issued.

Supplementary exams

You can register to re-write if you've failed to meet the requirements in the November examination, if you’re unhappy with the result you’ve received for a specific subject and you would like to improve it, or you missed an exam due to unforeseen circumstances.

The closing date to register to write the NSC May/June 2023 examination, is Wednesday, 8 February 2023.

You can only apply through hard copy. Candidates can either register to write the NSC June 2023 or the NSC November 2023 examination.

The application forms were sent to the candidates school, as well as the district offices.

Alternatively, you can download the application form from our website at:

Documents required:

  • The completed application form
  • Signed POPI Act form
  • Certified copy of ID
  • Latest Statement of results

Application forms may be dropped off at the Education District Office closest to the learner.

Candidates will receive a SMS and their admission letter can be downloaded from the WCED website – Once all applications are captured and verified, candidates will receive a SMS to check their registration confirmation online.

Please check whether all your details are correct. If any error – you must indicate it via email to There will be a due date for when this must be done. You will then receive your final confirmation of admission in April 2023.

If you have enquiries regarding supplementary exams you can send an email to

The content on this page was last updated on 23 January 2023