Department of Basic Education (DBE) has announced on Wednesday that the May/June 2020 examination will run concurrently with the October/November 2020 examination for grade 12 pupils.
Departmental spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga said the combined June and November examination will begin on Thursday, November 5 and endways Tuesday, December 15.
Mhlanga said the late commencement of the ultimate Grade 12 examinations will provide schools and pupils adequate time to hide the curriculum and revise also .
“Candidates are once more reminded that this is often a combined examination which means that each one candidates who were scheduled to write down down the Senior Certificate examination in May/June 2020 and have already registered are going to be allowed to write this examination,” Mhlanga said.
The candidates who also registered for the October/November 2020 National Senior Certificate examination would be allowed to take a seat the examination.
“More than 1.1 million candidates are expected to take a seat for the 2020 combined matric exam and each registered candidate will receive an admission letter, by end September, listing the themes that they need registered and therefore the examination centre at which they’re writing,” he said.
Mhlanga said registration for the examination has closed and late registrations weren’t entertained.
Candidates who were originally scheduled to write down the 2020 October/November examination would write two papers each in Business Studies and Accounting, whereas those that would write the 2020 May/June examination will write one paper each in Business Studies and Accounting.