Grade 12 Past Papers And Memos

Grade 12 can be a tough year, but if you have the correct resources, you will surely pass your exams. This year’s results will determine whether you can study at a tertiary institution next year. 

Therefore, it is important that you have sufficiently prepared for the trial and final exams. As the trial examinations are approaching, you can start preparing yourself with past papers and memos. 

To make things easier for you, here is a list of past papers and memos that you can download for at no cost:

IEB Assessments

2020 Language Papers

Afrikaans

AP Afrikaans

Arabic

English

AP English

French

German

Greek

Gujarati

Hebrew 

Hindi

IsiXhosa

IsiZulu 

Italian

Latin

Mandarin

Portuguese

Sepedi

Sesotho

Setswana

Siswati

Spanish

Tamil

Urdu

Xitsonga

2022 Non – Language Papers

Accounting

Agriculture Management Practices

Agricultural Sciences

Advanced Programme Maths

Business Studies

Computer Applications Technology

Consumer Studies
 

Dance Studies

Design

Dramatic Arts 

Economics

Engineering and Graphics Design

Electrical Technology

History

Hospitality Studies 

Basic Education

2021 Language Papers


Afrikaans

Exam Paper:

Memo:

Afrikaans HL Paper 1 

Afrikaans HL Paper 1 Memo

Afrikaans HL Paper 2 

Afrikaans HL Paper 2 Memo

Afrikaans HL Paper 3 

Afrikaans HL Paper 3 Memo

Afrikaans FAL Paper 1

Afrikaans FAL Paper 1 Memo

Afrikaans FAL Paper 2 

Afrikaans FAL Paper 2 Memo

Afrikaans FAL Paper 3

Afrikaans FAL Paper 3 Memo

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Western Cape

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Western Cape Memo

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2  – Northern Cape

 

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – North West 

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – North West Memo

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Mpumalanga 

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Mpumalanga Memo

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Limpopo

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Limpopo Memo

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – KwaZulu-Natal

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – KwaZulu-Natal Memo

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Gauteng

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Gauteng Memo

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Free State

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Free State Memo

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Eastern Cape

Afrikaans SAL Paper 2 – Eastern Cape

English

Exam Paper:

Memo:

English HL Paper 1 

English HL Paper 1 Memo

English HL Paper 2 

English HL Paper 2 Memo

English HL Paper 3 

English HL Paper 3 Memo

English FAL Paper 1 

English FAL Paper 1 Memo

English FAL Paper 2 

English FAL Paper 2 Memo

English FAL Paper 3

English FAL Paper 3 Memo

IsiXhosa

Exam Paper:

Memo:

IsiXhosa HL Paper 1 

IsiXhosa HL Paper 1 Memo

IsiXhosa HL Paper 2

IsiXhosa HL Paper 2 Memo

IsiXhosa HL Paper 3

IsiXhosa HL Paper 3 Memo

IsiXhosa FAL Paper 1

IsiXhosa FAL Paper 1 Memo

IsiXhosa FAL Paper 2 

IsiXhosa FAL Paper 2 Memo

IsiXhosa FAL Paper 3

IsiXhosa FAL Paper 3 Memo

IsiXhosa SAL Paper 1

IsiXhosa SAL Paper 1 Memo

IsiXhosa SAL Paper 2

IsiXhosa SAL Paper 2 Memo

IsiXhosa SAL Paper 3 

IsiXhosa SAL Paper 3 Memo

Sesotho

Exam Paper:

Memo:

Sesotho HL Paper 1 

Sesotho HL Paper 1 Memo

Sesotho HL Paper 2 

Sesotho HL Paper 2 Memo 

Sesotho HL Paper 3 

Sesotho HL Paper 3 Memo

Sesotho FAL Paper 1

Sesotho FAL Paper 1 Memo

Sesotho FAL Paper 2 

Sesotho FAL Paper 2 Memo

Sesotho FAL Paper 3 

Sesotho FAL Paper 3 Memo

Sesotho SAL Paper 1

Sesotho SAL Paper 1 Memo 

Sesotho SAL Paper 2

Sesotho SAL Paper 2 Memo

Sesotho SAL Paper 3 

Sesotho SAL Paper 3 Memo

2020 Language Papers

Sepedi

Exam Paper:

Memo:

Sepedi FAL Paper 1 

Sepedi FAL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Sepedi FAL Paper 2 

Sepedi FAL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Sepedi FAL Paper 3 

Sepedi FAL Paper 3 Nov Memo

Sepedi HL Paper 1 

Sepedi HL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Sepedi HL Paper 2 

Sepedi HL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Sepedi HL Paper 3 

Sepedi HL Paper 3 Nov Memo

Sepedi SAL Paper 1 (Limpopo)

Sepedi SAL Paper 1 (Limpopo) Nov Memo

Sepedi SAL Paper 2

Sepedi SAL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Setswana

Exam Paper: 

Memo:

Setswana FAL Paper 1 

Setswana FAL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Setswana FAL Paper 2

Setswana FAL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Setswana FAL Paper 3

Setswana FAL Paper 3 Nov Memo

Setswana HL Paper 1 

Setswana HL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Setswana HL Paper 2 

Setswana HL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Setswana HL Paper 3 

Setswana HL Paper 3 Nov Memo

Siswati

Exam Paper:

Memo:

Siswati FAL Paper 1 

Siswati FAL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Siswati FAL Paper 2 

Siswati FAL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Siswati FAL Paper 3 

Siswati FAL Paper 3 Nov Memo

Siswati HL Paper 1 

Siswati HL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Siswati HL Paper 2 

Siswati HL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Siswati HL Paper 3 

Siswati HL Paper 3 Nov Memo

Tshivenda

Exam Paper:

Memo:

Tshivenda FAL Paper 1 

Tshivenda FAL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Tshivenda FAL Paper 2 

Tshivenda FAL Paper 2 Nov Memo 

Tshivenda FAL Paper 3

Tshivenda FAL Paper 3 Nov Memo

Tshivenda HL Paper 1 

Tshivenda HL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Tshivenda HL Paper 2 

Tshivenda HL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Tshivenda HL Paper 3

Tshivenda HL Paper 3 Nov Memo

Xitsonga 

Exam Paper: 

Memo:

Xitsonga FAL Paper 1 

Xitsonga FAL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Xitsonga FAL Paper 2 

Xitsonga FAL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Xitsonga FAL Paper 3 

Xitsonga FAL Paper 3 Nov Memo

Xitsonga HL Paper 1 

Xitsonga HL Paper 1 Nov Memo

Xitsonga HL Paper 2

Xitsonga HL Paper 2 Nov Memo

Xitsonga HL Paper 3 

Xitsonga HL Paper 3 Nov Memo

2021 Non – Language Papers
 

Accounting

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 Memo (Afrikaans)

 

Paper 1 Memo (English)

Paper 2 (English)

Paper 2 Memo (English)

Agricultural Management Practices

Exam Papers:

Memos:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 (English)

 

Agricultural Sciences

Exam Paper:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Agricultural Technology

Exam Paper:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 (Afrikaans) Memo

Business Studies 

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 (Afrikaans)

 

Paper 2 (English)

Paper 2 Memo (English)

Computer Applications Technology

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (English)

Paper 2 (English)

Paper 2 Memo (English)

Civil Technology

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 – Woodworking (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Woodworking Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Construction (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Construction Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Civil Services (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Civil Services Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Construction (English)

Paper 1 – Construction Memo (English)

Paper 1 – Woodworking (English)

Paper 1 – Woodworking Memo (English)

Paper 1 – Civil Services (English)

Paper 1 – Civil Services Memo (English)

Consumer Studies 

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (English)

Dance Studies

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (English)

Design

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 (Afrikaans)

 

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (English)

Paper 2 (English)

 

Dramatic Arts

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (English)

Economics

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 (Afrikaans)

 

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (English)

Paper 2 (English)

Paper 2 Memo (English)

Engineering Graphic and Design

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (English)

Paper 2 (English)

Paper 2 Memo (English)

Electrical Technology

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 – Digital (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Digital Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Electronics (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Electronics Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Power Systems (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Power Systems Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 – Digital (English)

Paper 1 – Digital Memo (English)

Paper 1 – Electronics (English)

Paper 1 – Electronics Memo (English)

Paper 1 – Power Systems (English)

Paper 1 – Power Systems Memo (English)

Geography

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 (Afrikaans)

 

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (English)

History

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 2 Addendum (Afrikaans)

 

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (English)

Paper 1 Addendum (English)

 

Paper 2 (English)

Paper 2 Memo (English)

Paper 2 Addendum (English)

 

Hospitality Studies

Exam Papers:

Memo:

Paper 1 (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Paper 1 (English)

Paper 1 Memo (Afrikaans)

Frequently Asked Questions

You can download free past papers and memorandums, by clicking on the linked subjects above. If you have not found what you are looking for, you could simply go on our Matric Downloads site, and you will find what you are looking for. 

On our site you will find learners’ guides as well, these guides are school-based assessment exemplars. These will help you with preparing for your trial and final Matric exams.

When preparing for the upcoming exams, it is important that you have a few study tips that can help you. Here is a list of study tips:

  • Make sure that you are giving yourself enough study time
  • Make use of mind maps and diagrams 
  • Regularly take breaks in between studies
  • Join a study group
  • Keep yourself hydrated 
  • Explain your answers to your friends and family
  • Use past papers as practice

It is okay to be stressed out about the upcoming exams, but here are a few things that can help you deal with stress:

  • Take regular naps
  • Know when to take breaks
  • Make sure that you eat breakfast, lunch and supper
  • Make sure that your workspace is organised 
  • Be patient with yourself and understand that everyone has a different way of learning
  • Plan your day, according to your lifestyle

Author: Arusha Fisher 
Editor: Arusha Fisher 
Date Published: October 3, 2022

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