Book your exam online or at one of our offices and access our free preparation materials today. 

When you book an IELTS test with the British Council, you also get included in your test fee: 

  • Exclusive, free access to our popular online preparation course 'Road to IELTS Last Minute course', which includes 100 interactive activities, 9 video tutorials and two IELTS Academic practice tests for each of the four skills
  • Five extra Test Report Forms for free that we send free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities etc.)

Choose how to take your IELTS test and book online

You can take your test at one of our official test centres on paper or on a computer. All you need is a valid identification document and a bank card if you want to pay online.

Tests we offer

Test type Fee* (DZD) Booking link
IELTS Academic - on paper or computer 34000 Book now
IELTS General Training - on paper or computer 34000 Book now
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (Academic and General Training) 34500 Book now
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) 24900 Book now

* In line with the tax authorities' regulations, a stamp duty tax of 1% will be added to your exam fee, when paid in cash.

  • You can still pay for your IELTS test using your digital bank platform (website or phone App).
  • Ensure sending the proof of payment to this email address:
  • Your email should contain candidate full name, registration reference number & payer's name (if different from the candidate's name).

 What you need to book

  1. Make sure you have a form of valid ID (passport or national ID card) at hand when you book your test. Please note you will have to present the same passport or national ID that you use for registration on test day. Different, invalid or expired passport or national ID card will not be accepted, and you will not be allowed to sit the test. Please note that candidates under 18 years of age have to supply written consent by a parent or guardian in order to apply for a test place. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for test takers under the age of 16.
  2. Pay for your test: you can pay for your test via bank transfer or cash payment**. For cash payment please click here.
  3. Once you have made the payment, please send us the payment receipt to, you will then receive an automatic confirmation. 
  4. Payment deadline is 72 hours from the day you complete your registration. You may be requested to pay your test fee earlier than 72 hours if your booking takes place during the test day week.
**Please note that HSBC is accepting cash deposits at their level.
  • The individual must provide his ID while proceeding with cash deposit (the one used for registration) as a copy will be kept and archived internally. 
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After you have booked your test

You will receive emails confirming:

  • the start time of your test and the venue address
  • your Speaking Test date
  • your access to the free online preparation courses: Road to IELTS Last Minute Version and IELTS Ready: Premium.

More information about the test

Download and read our Information for Candidates, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results.

Get ready with our free preparation materials

Choose from a wide range of free preparation materials to get the IELTS score you need. You can prepare on the go with our practice apps, videos and online lessons. You can also take our free practice tests for IELTS on paper and computer.

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