IELTS Examinations

Important Announcement

In alignment with the recent announcements regarding safety measures made by the government to mitigate COVID -19, please note that the below listed IELTS sessions have been cancelled. The affected candidates will be contacted within 48 hours by our customer care team where they will have an option to change to a later IELTS test date of their choice free of charge or get a refund.


The below Paper-based IELTS sessions have been cancelled:

  • Riyadh, 06th February 2021, Courtyard (UKVI)
  • Abha, 06th February 2021, King Khaled Univeristy (Male/Female)
  • Mecca, 06th February 2021, Four points by Sheraton (Male/Female)
  • Jeddah, 06th February 2021, IBIS Hotel (Male/Female)
  • Taif, 06th February 2021, Ramada Hotel (Male/Female)

The below Computer-based IELTS sessions have been cancelled:

  • Jeddah, 05th February 2021 - IBIS and Movenpick
  • Jeddah, 06th February 2021 - IBIS, Movenpick (regular and UKVI)

Note: Rest of the sessions that are not listed among the above dates will be conducted as planned.

Customer Services

For face to face customer service please note that front office appointment are now available in Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah through booking only, to process a limited number of service requests. 

To ensure your safety please download Tawakkalna app before entering our premises and exams venues. This is as per the safety measures mandated by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to mitigate COVID-19.

For appointments in Riyadh click here 

For appointments in Jeddah click here 

For Appointments in Dammam click here

 School Exams:

Update on Pearson Edexcel – May/June 2021 Series

Pearson Edexcel has cancelled International GCSE and International AS/A Level exams for the May/June 2021 series.

  • This follows the decision by the UK government to cancel GCSEs and A Levels in England.
  • Pearson has cancelled exams globally - exams are not being sat in any country
  • The British Council was not involved in making this decision to cancel Pearson’s exams. 

Please click here for more information on Pearson Edexcel - May/June 2021 series

To read more about school exams Covid-19 update : Please click here

Teaching Centre

Join our live online classes focusing on English for everyday life. Find out more:

  1.  English Online for Kids and Teens: Please click here
  2. English Courses for Adults: Please click here
  3.  Online IELTS preparation: Please click here

If you would like to reach us for more information please contact us

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these extraordinary times.

The British Council Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 


What happen if my rescheduled exam is postpone again?

In a case where rescheduled exam is postponed to another date, you shall receive an email confirming the same. The test details will be shared at least 4 days prior to the test date.

I filled out the refund form(s), but I did not get a response. When will I get my money back?

Please note that refunds can take four to six weeks to process. 

I filled out the transfer form, but how do I select the speaking time of my exam?

In our new Candidate Registration System, you can choose your own Speaking Exam dates. You can identify if you are registered on our new system by the IELTS Reference No. which should start with “A3” or “A4”.

Will the reschedule exams remain at same date/time?

We are trying our best to accommodate candidates as per their preferred exam date; however, we must align our exam dates with government policies prevalent in that city.

Will computer-based exams continue as schedule?

We are trying our best to accommodate candidates as per their preferred exam date/city; however, we must align our exam dates with government policies prevalent in that city.

Can I pay for my exam online?

Yes, our online registration system and payment systems are in place for candidates to book an IELTS exam with us.

I registered for an exam through British Council partner. How can I get a transfer?

We are making every attempt to contact the candidates to choose the next test date. Incase you haven’t been contacted yet, please write to us at along with passport number, date of exam and next preferred date & city.

Has the result timeline changed?

No. However, delivery of TRF may be impacted, depending on courier service availability.

How can I prepare for the IELTS test?

For IELTS preparation please click here