When will I get my IELTS results?

If you have taken the paper-based test, you will be able to preview your results 13 calendar days after the test date. However, this might fall on a Friday where the centre is closed for the weekend. If you have taken the computer-delivered test, you will be able to preview your results 3 to 5 days after the test date..

Check your results on the Test Taker Portal.

IELTS Results remain online for 28 days but should not be used as an official confirmation of your performance. 

If you lose your Test Report Form or forget your test results, please contact your test centre.

When will I get a physical copy of my result?

IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email.

For a paper-based test, you can collect your IELTS Test Report Form from British Council Algeria office after 13 working days from the test date and 3 to 5 days after a computer-delivered test. For paper-based test If you take your exam on a Saturday, the release of your results will fall on a weekend. Please note that British Council Algiers' weekend is Friday and Saturday. The centre will always notify you via SMS once your results are ready for pickup.

Kindly note that after receiving a SMS from us confirming your results are ready, you can visit our centre from 09:00 am to 03:30 pm (40 Rue des Frères Benali Abdellah (Ex Parmentier), Hydra, 16035, Algiers).

Please bring your original ID with you (the one you registered with for the test) otherwise your centre won’t be able to give you your results.

If you can't collect the Test Report Form personally, you can do one of the following:

  1. Contact a registered courier agency (DHL, FedEx or UPS) to collect your results from the British Council office and send us an email to Algeria.Information@britishcouncil.org with your full name, test session, home address, mobile number, and the courier name.
  2. To authorise someone to pick up test results on your behalf, please complete and sign the statement and provide the authorised party with a copy of your ID (the one you registered with). Please note that the authorised party will need their Identification of their own (passport, driver’s license etc.) and that Identification must match the details listed in the statement. Then send us an email to Algeria.Information@britishcouncil.org with your full name, test session and the name of the person you authorise to collect the report on your behalf.


Test Reports Forms will be kept at centre for 34 days from the issuing date. After that, they will be destroyed, and a new Test Report Form will be available for a cost of 25% of the exam fees.

The right process to request a new Test Report Form is to contact our customer service to prepare it in advance and confirm the pickup date. 

IELTS results will not be disclosed over the phone or through email. Should you have any enquiries, please send an email to  Algeria.Information@britishcouncil.org

We’ll send your Test Report Form (TRF) directly to the institutions you’re applying to whether you have taken a computer-delivered or a paper-based test.

Institutions need original copies of your Test Report Form. Photocopies will not be accepted.

We can send up to five additional copies of your TRF directly to institutions you are applying to (for instance universities, immigration officers, etc.). If you would like us to do this, please include the relevant addresses when you book your test.

Please do not forget to give the full postal address of the institution. Without the complete address, we are not able to check whether the institution has access to the IELTS Test Report Form Verification Service that allows it to view your results after we have submitted them electronically. In case they do not access this service, we will send your TRF by post.

Can I get additional copies of my IELTS results?

If you want us to send another copy of your TRF to a recognising organisation in addition to the five copies we provide, you will need to pay courier fees per copy to send it via airmail or international destinations. This process applies to both paper-based and computer-delivered IELTS.

If your test centre has been closed, you can order additional test report forms from ielts.org.

You will need to provide the institution’s address and fill in the “Application for Additional Test Report Form”. Attach a photocopy of your IELTS test result and passport to the application form and courier this to us at Algeria.Information@britishcouncil.org. We will then send the TRF directly to the institution.

Please note that an additional Test Report Form takes around 10 days to be processed. 

To request additional copies you need to email us. 

What does my IELTS score mean?

You will be awarded an IELTS band score from 0-9 for each test section, which reflects your proficiency in English.

Your TRF shows a score for each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), as well as an overall band score. You can score whole band scores (for example 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half band scores (e.g. 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in each section of the test.

Find out more about what your score means here.

How long are my IELTS results valid for?

Whether you have taken paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, organisations will usually not accept your results if they are more than two years old unless you provide evidence that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English since taking the test. The IELTS Partners cannot confirm the validity of test results that are more than two years old.

How can I get my IELTS test re-marked?

If you did not receive the score you expected, you can apply for your test to be re-marked. This is called an Enquiry on Results (EOR). You can choose which test sections you want to be re-marked and will need to request this at the test centre where you sat the test.

The fee for this service is 50% of the exam fees (including LifeSkills). which will be refunded if your score is increased for any section of the test.

You need to apply for a re-marking no later than six weeks after the test date. Regardless of whether you have taken computer-delivered or paper-based IELTS.

You can submit an Enquiry on Results online from the Test Taker Portal. Alternatively, you can download the Enquiry on Results Form from the download section below and submit it to the test centre where you sat the test. Make sure you attach your proof of payment.

Your result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for remark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact your test centre.

Can I re-take my IELTS test?

There are no restrictions on re-taking IELTS. You can book a test as soon as you feel you are ready to do so.

Please note that your score is unlikely to increase unless you make a significant effort to improve your English before re-taking the test. Visit the preparation section to take a practice test and assess your level.