Today is the first official day of the 2018 NSC Matric Exams, with the practicals happening this week.

Next week the written exams commence on 22nd October, which means that students are running out of time to prepare.

To ensure that you stay on top of your studies, we’ve included a handy timetable for the 2018 NSC Matric Exam dates below, along with which papers are being written in the first and second sessions of the day.

Here’s an explanation of a few abbreviations you’ll need to understand when looking at the timetable:

  • HL – First language
  • FAL – First Additional Language
  • SAL – Second Additional Language
Date First Session (Starts at 09:00) Second Session (Starts at 14:00)
Monday, 15th October Computer Applications Tech (Practical) Paper I
Tuesday, 16th October Information Technology (Practical) Paper II
Monday, 22nd October Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu HL,FAL,SAL Paper I, Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, Modern Greek SAL Paper I, Latin SAL Paper I, Portuguese HL,FAL,SAL Paper I, Hebrew SAL Paper I, Urdu HL,FAL,SAL Paper I, Serbian SAL Paper I
Tuesday, 23rd October English HL, FAL, SAL Paper I Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu HL,FAL,SAL Paper II, Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, Modern Greek SAL Paper II, Latin SAL Paper II, Portuguese HL,FAL,SAL Paper II, Hebrew SAL Paper II, Urdu HL,FAL,SAL Paper II, Serbian SAL Paper II
Wednesday, 24th October Accounting Portuguese HL, FAL Paper III,German HL Paper III,Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu HL, FAL
Thursday, 25th October Tourism Information Technology (Theory) Paper II
Friday, 26th October Mathematics Paper I, Mathematical Literacy Paper I, Technical Mathematics Paper I Religion Studies Paper I
Monday, 29th October Mathematics Paper II, Mathematical Literacy Paper II, Technical Mathematics Paper II Visual Arts
Tuesday, 30th October Geography (Theory) Paper I Geography (Map Work) Paper II
Wednesday, 31st October IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Siswati, IsiNdebele HL, FAL, SAL Paper I History Paper I
Thursday, 1st November Afrikaans HL, FAL, SAL Paper I Economics Paper I
Friday, 2nd November Physical Science (Physics) Paper I, Technical Science Paper I Religion Studies Paper II
Monday, 5th November Physical Science (Chemistry) Paper II, Technical Science Paper II Computer Application Tech Paper II
Tuesday, 6th November Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi, Xitsonga, Tshivenda HL, FAL, SAL Paper I Economics Paper II
Wednesday, 7th November Religious day (Diwali) Religious day (Diwali)
Thursday, 8th November English HL, FAL, SAL Paper II Civil Technology Paper II
Friday, 9th November Life Sciences Paper I Mechanical Technology
Monday, 12th November Life Sciences Paper II Engineering Graphics and Design Paper I
Tuesday, 13th November Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi, Xitsonga, Tshivenda HL, FAL, SAL Paper II Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies
Wednesday, 14th November Afrikaans HL, FAL, SAL Paper II Electrical Technology
Thursday, 15th November IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Siswati, IsiNdebele HL, FAL, SAL Paper II
Friday, 16th November Agricultural Science Paper I, Nautical Science Paper I Dramatic Arts
Monday, 19th November Agricultural Science Paper II, Nautical Science Paper II Engineering Graphics and Design Paper II
Tuesday, 20th November isiZulu, IsiXhosa, Siswati, IsiNdebele HL, FAL, SAL Paper III Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi, Xitsonga, Tshivenda HL, FAL, SAL Paper III
Wednesday, 21st November History Paper II Equine Studies
Thursday, 22nd November Business Studies Maritime Economics
Friday, 23rd November Afrikaans HL, FAL Paper III Agricultural Technology
Monday, 26th November English HL, FAL Paper III Dance Studies
Tuesday, 27th November Music (Theory) Paper I, Sport and Exercise Science Music (Comprehension) Paper II
Wednesday, 28th November Agricultural Management Practices Design

 

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