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Welcome to the National Department of Basic Education’s website. Here you will find information on, amongst others, the Curriculum, what to do if you’ve lost your matric certificate, links to previous Grade 12 exam papers for revision purposes and our contact details should you need to get in touch with us.

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2016 NSC Examinations

NSC Exams

2016 NSC Exam preparation resources

NSC Exams

Revision material (previous exam papers, exemplars, study guides) to assist in preparing for the 2016 NSC examinations is available.

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Tips for Exams

Tips for preparing for the 2016 exams

Tips for Exams

In preparing for your final exams work through as many past examination papers as you can. Remember, your success in the final exam will depend on how much extra time you put into preparing.

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