How can I get my examination number online? Matric exam number is a unique 13-digit number, given to every student during the matric examination. The matric examination number is used to check matric results. What if I forgot my exam number, South Africa? In case you forgot your exam number, you will be required to fill out an application for replacement at the Provincial Education Department (PED) or Department of Basic Education (DBE). How to get a copy of my matric certificate online in South Africa? In order to get a copy of your matric certificate, you will need to apply for replacement of your matric certificate (National Senior Certificate) at the Department of Basic Education or provincial Department of Education if you have lost or damaged your original certificate. You may apply and pay for the re-issue online. Also, you can request the statement of results while waiting for the release of your certificate. What is the certificate number on a matric certificate in South Africa? The Matric Certificate number is a unique serial number. It is located at the bottom right corner of your Matric Certificate.