IEB - Assessment Matters

2014 Calendar

Name of Examination Closing Date for Registrations
Dates of Examination Return of Scripts Dates Results Released Closing Date for Re-mark Applications
February EOR 10 January 2014 10 – 13 February 2014 14 February 2014 05 March 2014 19 April 2014
March EOR 14 February 2014 10– 13 March 2014 14 March 2014 02 April 2014 16 April 2014
April EOR 07 March 2014 07 – 10 April 2014 11 April 2014 30 April 2014 14 May 2014
May EOR 04 April 2014 05 – 08 May 2014 09 May 2014 28 May 2014 11 June 2014
June National Examinations 02 May 2014 02 – 11 June 2014 13 June 2014 02 July 2014* 16 July 2014
Jule EOR 06 June 2014 07 – 10 Jule 2014 11 Jule 2014 30 July 2014* 13 August 2014
August EOR 11 July 2014 11 – 14 August 2014 15 August 2014 03 September 2014 17 September 2014
September EOR 08 August 2014 08 – 11 September 2014 12 September 2014 01 October 2014 15 October 2014
October EOR 05 September 2014 06 – 09 October 2014 10 October 2014 29 October 2014 12 November 2014
November National Examinations 03 October 2014 03 - 12 November 2014 14 November 2014 03 December 2014* 17 December 2014
December EOR 31 October 2014 01 – 04 December 2014 05 December 2014 07 January 2015 21 January 2014
February EOR 16 January 2015 16 – 19 February 2015 20 February 2015 11 March 2015 01 April 2015

*Subject to Umalusi approval for NQF 1

2014 IEB ABET Assessment (Levels 1 to 4) Price List

Annual Centre Registration Fee

(Calculated pro-rata from date of registration) R 660.00
Head Office / Providers / Satellites
A discount is allowed for organisations that register more than one centre.
R 330.00

Examination Fees (National Examinations & Examinations on Request)

ABET Levels 1 -3  (per learner per learning area) R 250.00
NQF 1 (ABET Level 4) (per learner per learning area) R 320.00


ABET Levels 1,2 and 3 R 250.00
NQF 1 (ABET Level 4) R 320.00

Examination Review

Individual Exam Review ABET Levels 1, 2 and 3 R 310.00
Individual Exam Review NQF 1 (ABET Level 4) R 310.00
Group Review Report ABET Levels 1 - 4 R 1,400.00


3-Day Learning Area Specific Facilitation Workshop (Minimum 12 to 15 persons) per person R 2300.00
Re-issue – Lost Certificate R 90.00
Placement Assessments – ABET Levels 1 – 3 (per learning area) R 90.00
Placement Assessments – ABET Levels 4 (NQF1) (per learning area) R 160.00
Combined – GETC certificate                                                                  R 250.00
User Forum per person R 270.00


Courier of materials R 90.00
User Guides: ABET Levels 1- 4 R 50.00
Previous Question Papers – including memo (per paper) R 40.00

All prices quoted above are INCLUSIVE of VAT and applies from the 1 March 2014 to 28 February 2015.

The IEB reserves the right to increase fees at any time during the year.


Contact Information

Name Phone Responsibilities
Vicky Masasanya +2711.483.9727 Section Manager - Entry and Resulting
Sharona Nundkumar +2711.483.9730

Section Manager: Events (Marking, Workshops, User Forums, etc.)

Gigs Masala +2711.483.9733 Assessment Administrator - Registration of learners and centres, Resulting, Printing of certificates, General enquiries
Pinkie Moiketsi +2711.483.9735 Data Controller - Registration of learners and centres, Resulting, Printing of certificates, General enquiries
Mazwi Malisa +2711.483.9743

Despatch and receipt of examination scripts

Mpume Maseko +2711.483.9728 Events Administrator- Appointment of markers,Workshop Bookings, Re-marks, Placement Assessments
Joseph Darare +2711.483.9768 Section Manager - Materials Handling
Ilana Nell +2711.483.9715 Finance Manager
Noma Themba +2711.483.9742 Materials / Publications Orders
Zinzi Motsweni +2711.483.9716 Account queries

Provider Registration

All providers must register on an annual basis. Where the provider has more than one branch; all branches must register and each branch must clearly list all centres that the provider is servicing. If the centres fall under a particular SETA, this must be clearly indicated. Please see Annexure A (Provider Registration Form).

  • An annual provider registration fee for all providers and their branches is charged and payable in advance. The fee for 2014 is R660 (incl. VAT) calculated pro-rata from date of registration. Where the provider takes responsibility for distribution to branches; the IEB will not charge the centre registration fee for the branches. Please indicate clearly on your centre registration form.

  • n order for your Head Office to receive correspondence from the IEB, it must also register with the IEB.

  • Requests for discounts for the registration of more than one provider branch must be made in writing to the Manager: Entry and Resulting.

  • Please use your provider number as a reference when making payment to the IEB. In the event that you are paying for various centres, please submit a breakdown of payment so that the IEB can allocate payments accordingly.

  • Confirmation of registrations for all examinations will only be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided on the centre registration form. If you require confirmations to be sent directly to you, please ensure that the centre registration form is filled out with the appropriate contact details.

  • Release of results – Results for all centres that are registered under the Provider will be withheld if there are any amounts outstanding by the Provider.

Please ensure that the provider registration form is signed.

Centre Registration

All centres that will be writing IEB assessments in 2014 must complete the Centre Registration Form.  Please be advised that a centre will only be registered on condition that there are learners who will be writing the next examination.

  • All centres that wish to register learners for examinations with the IEB are required to complete a Centre Registration Form on an annual basis.  The IEB encourages centres to ensure that centre registration forms are completed accurately and consistently from year to year.  The name of the organisation / company must be written as it appears on the registration documents of the organisation / company. For example, Maboko Bafana Sportswear CC – Sandton Branch Sportswear CC must be written consistently as Maboko Bafana Sportswear CC – Sandton not interchangeably as Sandton Bafana Maboko Sportswear CC or even Bafana Maboko Sandton Sportswear.  A centre registration form forms part of this booklet (See Annexure B).  Please complete the form and return to Entry and Resulting – fax: 086 2400 481 or 086 2400 384 or scan and e-mail to or

  • Upon receipt of a completed form, the centre will be charged an annual registration fee (calculated pro-rata from date of registration) as follows: Main Centres / Satellite Centres / Independent Centres pay the full fee.    

  • The IEB will activate your centre upon receipt of your centre registration form. You will then receive confirmation of your centre name and number.
  • Centres will not be allowed to register learners for IEB examinations unless they have completed and returned the Centre Registration form to the IEB.

  • An annual centre registration fee for all centres is charged and it is payable in advance.  The fee for 2014 is R660 (incl. VAT) calculated on a pro-rata basis from date of registration.  In order for your Head Office to receive correspondence from the IEB, it must also register with the IEB. Please use your centre number as a reference when making payment to the IEB
  • Requests for discounts for the registration of more than one examination centre must be made in writing to the Section Manager: Entry and Resulting.  Please use your centre number as a reference when making payment to the IEB.

Please ensure that the provider registration form is signed.

Learner Registrations for Examinations

  • The IEB offers two national examinations in June and November, and Examinations-on-Request six times during the year. Please see Annexures C and D.

  • Organisations that wish to register learners for the IEB examinations are required to submit the names of learners on or before the closing date for registrations.

  • No late registrations will be accepted.

  • Learners’ details must be captured as per their ID on the spreadsheet.  The ID copies must be kept in the Centre Manager’s office. 

  • All fees are payable on registration as per the guide below:
    • Complete the Centre Registration Form. 
    • Capture learner details on the spreadsheet.
    • Work out how much it will cost you and make a direct deposit into the IEB’s account.  Please use your Centre Number and Centre Name as reference.  You may contact the IEB for the quotation or the proforma invoice.

      The IEB’s bank details are as follows:
      • Bank: Standard Bank,
      • Name of Account holder: IEB
      • Branch Name: Parktown branch
      • Branch Code: 00 03 55
      • Account Holder: IEB
      • Account Type: Current
      • Account Number:  200 831 313

  • E-mail the centre registration form (also serves as a contractual agreement), the learner registration spreadsheet and the proof of payment to Gigs or Pinkie.

  • The centre is solely responsible for the accuracy of learner and centre information. The centre must capture the learner details on the spreadsheet. The IEB will then e-mail the confirmation of learner and centre registrations to you after importing the spreadsheet. Please ensure that all the information is correct on the initial submission of entries. No additional registrations are allowed after the closing date. If the centre made an omission provision is made in the form of registering learners for the next examination.

  • The IEB has a responsibility of maintaining a clean database and tracking individual learners in the system from the beginning to the end. However, the IEB is unable to track learners who are registered with different names in every examination. Please see the example below:

  • Per ID copy the learner’s names are: Dumisani Joseph Nzimande. The IEB database has three different learners registered as Dumisani Nzimande, Joseph Nzimande and Dumisani Joseph Nzimande. Centres are encouraged to ensure that learner names are consistently registered and captured as per their ID. Please note that if the learner does not have a valid ID number; Umalusi will not issue a certificate..

    Please ensure that each learner signs the learner registration form.

Payment for Examinations

  • National Examinations – Payment must be made in full on registration. Learners will not be registered without payment.

  • Examinations-on-Request – Payment for Examinations-on-Request must be made in full on registration. Learners will not be registered without payment.

  • Invigilation of examinations and handling of examination material

Appointment of Invigilators

  • The centre must appoint and pay for invigilators. The IEB does not provide invigilators; neither does it pay for invigilation.

  • The invigilator should be an independent person who has no vested interest in the performance and achievement of the learners who are writing. The invigilator may not be the facilitator for that learning area.

  • In the event that the invigilator has to leave the examination room for any reason, a substitute must be sent to the examination room. At no time must learners be left alone in the examination room.

  • All invigilators are required to sign a ‘Declaration of Confidentiality and Security’. The necessary forms will be sent with the examination material. These must be returned to the IEB. Please ensure that you make a copy for each invigilator.

Handling of Examination material

  • Once a centre has registered for an examination, all examination scripts will be sent to the Centre. The Centre Co-ordinator / Facilitator must open the package immediately to ensure that the following are in order: you have received:
    • The correct learning area(s) in a sealed envelope (please do not open sealed envelopes).
    • The correct attendance registers are attached to each pack.
    • The IEB may also send correspondence that must be read and circulated to the individual/s concerned.

  • The Co-ordinator / Facilitator must ensure that all examination material is stored securely.

  • The sealed envelopes containing the question papers must only be opened by the invigilator; approximately twenty minutes (depending on the number of learners) before the commencement of the examination in the examination hall in front of all the learners.

  • Centres are requested to adhere to the timetable as set out by the IEB for the June and November National Examinations. Please be advised that monitors from the IEB and/or UMALUSI may visit the centre without prior notification during the conduct of the examinations.

  • We enclose the IEB Invigilation Manual. Please use the Manual to ensure that all regulations regarding the examination conditions are adhered to. See Annexure E


Requests for re-marks should be sent in writing to the Events Management. Re-marks will only be considered during the enquiry period for each examination (approximately two weeks for both the national examinations and Examination-on-Request). No requests for re-marks/reviews will be considered after the closing date. Proof of payment for the remarks must accompany the application. Please see Annexure J.


In the event that the invigilator suspects that there was any form of cheating during the examination, the invigilator must do the following:

  • Make a note on the cover of the learner’s workbook. Include the date and time at which the irregularity took place.

  • Write a report to the IEB for the attention of: Manager: Entry and Resulting, indicating the events that led to the suspicion of an irregularity.

  • Submit the report with the examination scripts to the IEB.

Site Based Assessment

  • All NQF 1 (ABET Level 4) learners are required to complete portfolios. The facilitator must mark the portfolios and marks must be submitted per learner on a portfolio marksheet with the learner registration spreadsheet. Please see Annexure H

  • Facilitators must submit a mark (out of 100) for each portfolio on a portfolio cover sheet.

  • The IEB moderates a sample of portfolios and a list of selected portfolios that must be submitted to the IEB for moderation will be sent with the scripts.

  • Learners are required to bring the portfolios to the examination. Only the portfolios that are on the list of randomly selected portfolios for moderation are to be submitted. You are required to send only these portfolios with the examination scripts.

  • UMALUSI verifies our assessment. As per their requirements, the Site Based Assessment mark may be adjusted.

  • All NQF Level 1 (ABET Level 4) centres, providers and facilitators are required to source and use IEB User guides for SBA requirements in all learning areas.

  • The portfolios that were submitted to the IEB for moderation will be returned to the centre with the certificates for that specific examination.

  • Umalusi directives must be strictly adhered to when conducting the NQF1 examinations. As a result all ABET NQF1 National examinations must be written according to the time table. However, for the examinations-on-request, the IEB will allow the centres to indicate the dates on which these examinations will be conducted. Every centre that is registering for NQF1 examinations must therefore complete the Monitoring Instrument for each examination. The centre must indicate the date and the time of the examinations. Please complete Annexure K

    A reminder: The monitoring instrument must include the address of the examination venues, etc.


An order form for all materials sold by the IEB is enclosed. (See Annexure F) Payment for materials must be made prior to the despatch of the materials requested.  Please contact Noma Themba on +2711.483.9742, via E-mail or by facsimile on +2786.2400.537.

Other Learning Areas

The IEB also offers assessment in the following learning areas at NQF1 (ABET Level 4) at the June and November National Examinations

. Please be advised that these learning areas may be offered as part of the Examinations-on-Request provided the IEB is notified three months in advance and that the setting, internal and external moderation costs are covered.

  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Life Orientation
  • Natural Sciences
  • Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises
  • Technology


The IEB offers examinations in other official languages for Communication and Numeracy at ABET levels 1 and 2 at the June and November National examinations. Currently, the languages translated are Afrikaans, Isizulu, Isixhosa, Sepedi; Sesotho and Setswana. In order for papers to be translated, a minimum of 50 registrations for that language is required.

The IEB will translate papers for centres if there are less than 50 registrations if the centre is willing to carry the cost of the translation. If your learners intend writing their assessments in other African languages, please inform the IEB at least two weeks before the closing date for registrations so that we can ensure that the papers are translated timeously.

Facilitators’ Numeracy / Maths workshops and Communication in English

The IEB conducts workshops for facilitators and educators to promote an understanding of the IEB learning, teaching and assessment in Numeracy / Mathematics and Communication in English.  

Please see the details of the workshops below:

Workshops include

  • Understanding Unit standards
  • Exam preparation of Learners
  • Exam answering techniques
  • Addressing common mistakes
  • Includes a free copy of an IEB User Guide

Course Dates                 

  • Durban - --
  • Johannesburg - --
  • Cape Town - --
  • Johannesburg - --
  • Durban - --

**If your centre has more than 12 facilitators – we can run workshops at your premises at dates convenient for you.

Cost:  R1 950,00 per person (incl VAT)  

If you would like more information or would like to register for one of the workshops, please contact Heather Drage on +2711.483.9700, via E-mail or fax: +2711.483.9797.


User Forums

The IEB hosts an annual user forum, which gives co-ordinators and facilitators an opportunity to discuss and ask questions on the Communications and Mathematics examinations.

Cost: R270 per person – refreshments will be served.

St John’s College, Houghton
Date: Friday 27 February 2015
Time: 08h00 to 16h00

Please contact Mpume Maseko on +2711.483.9728 in order to register for the forum or to organise a forum in your area.

Breakdown of Marks

80 – 100% (Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4)
Learners have done extremely well and can proceed to the next level with confidence.
A certificate will be awarded.
70 – 79% (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
60 – 79% NQF1 (ABET Level 4)
Learners have done very well.
A certificate will be awarded.
50 – 69% (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
40 – 59% NQF1 (ABET Level 4)
Learners are competent at this level and are ready to start working at the next level.  They have passed the examination.
A certificate will be awarded.
40 – 49% (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
33.3 – 39% NQF1 (ABET Level 4)        
Learners are not yet competent.  However, they are close to obtaining a Credit.  They need to demonstrate more of the outcomes required at this level.  They need some more teaching and practice before they attempt the examination again.
No certificate will be awarded.
0 - 39% (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
0 - 33% NQF1 (ABET Level 4)           
Learners were not ready for this examination.  They need to do more work in order to demonstrate the required outcomes.  They may have been entered at a level higher than the one they are ready for.  They need to go back to the beginning of the level, or even to the previous level to prepare thoroughly before they attempt the exam.
No certificate will be awarded.




This means that either a learner has allegedly copied or was allegedly assisted by the invigilator / facilitator and has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation. The centre will be required to respond to the allegations.

Once the investigation into the alleged irregularity is completed, the Irregularities Committee will decide whether or not to disqualify the learner.  The learner will not receive a mark and will be required to repeat the examination.

Incomplete Result (IR)

Where the learner did not submit the SBA or did not write, the learning area will not be resulted.

Learning Area Codes

When registering learners for the IEB examinations, please ensure that you register them for the correct learning area. The learner registration spreadsheet for ABET levels 1 – 3 and NQF level 1 will be e-mailed to you on request or can be downloaded from the website. Below is a list of the IEB’s Learning Area Codes:


Learning Area Code Communication Learning Area Code Numeracy
A1CENG English A1NENG English
A1CAFR Afrikaans A1NAFR Afrikaans
A1CSEP Sepedi A1NSEP Sepedi
A1CSES Sesotho A1NSES Sesotho
A1CXHO IsiXhosa A1NXHO IsiXhosa
A1CZUL IsiZulu A1NZUL IsiZulu
A1CSET Setswana A1NSET Setswana


Learning Area Code Communication Learning Area Code Numeracy
A2CENG English A2NENG English
A2CAFR Afrikaans A2NAFR Afrikaans
A2CSEP Sepedi A2NSEP Sepedi
A2CSES Sesotho A2NSES Sesotho
A2CXHO IsiXhosa A2NXHO IsiXhosa
A2CZUL IsiZulu A2NZUL IsiZulu
A2CSET Setswana A2NSET Setswana


Learning Area Code  
A3CENG Communication in English
A3CMATH Mathematical Literacy


Learning Area Code  
A4CENG Communication in English
A4EMSC Economic and Management Sciences
A4HSSC Human and Social Sciences
A4LIFO Life Orientation
A4MATH Mathematical Literacy
A4NTSC Natural Sciences
A4SMME Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises
A4TECH Technology

Portfolio Marksheets
(All NQF1 Learning areas)

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