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CELPIP – Test Format, Registration, Date, Results, Centers, Syllabus

Source: CELPIP Test

CELPIP stands for “Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program.” Canadian immigration and professional bodies accept the CELPIP as general English tests.

The CELPIP Tests are like other English language testing exams such as IELTS, TOFEL, etc. The CELPIP Test is offered and monitored by “Paragon Testing Enterprises,” a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia (UBC). 


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CELPIP-General Test

It evaluates test takers’ skills in writing, listening, reading, and speaking, and the Score can be used to apply for PR applications and professional designations. Its costs vary from country to country, and in India, it’s 10,845 INR + Taxes. The exam takes place in a single 3 hours test sitting with no separate session for the speaking part. 

ListeningListen to passages and answer the questions47 – 55 minutes
ReadingRead passages and answer the questions55 – 60 minutes
WritingResponds to questions with written answers53 – 60 minutes
SpeakingReply to on-screen prompts verbally15 – 20 minutes

  • Listening: It contains one practice task and 6 parts with a certain number of questions in each part.
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  • Reading: It contains one practice task and 4 parts.
Types of TasksNo. of Questions
Practice Task1
Part 1: Reading Correspondence11
Part 2: Reading to Apply a Dia.8
Part 3: Reading for Information9
Part 4: Reading for Viewpoints10

  • Speaking: There will be 8 tasks in total that exam takers need to answer.
Types of TasksNo. of Questions
Practice Task1
Task 1: Giving Advice1
Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience1
Task 3: Describing a Scene1
Task 4: Making Predictions1
Task 5: Comparing and Persuading1
Task 6: Dealing with Difficult Situations1
Task 7: Expressing Opinions1
Task 8: Describing and Unusual Situations1

Here are a few model test papers for CELPIP general test Official online model test.

CELPIP–General LS Test

It evaluates test takers’ skills in speaking and listening, and the score can be used for citizenship applications and professional designation. The exam takes place in a single sitting which lasts for 60 mins. It takes place only in Canada and costs 195 CAD + Taxes. The listening and speaking format is similar to CELPIP general test. 

Here are a few model test papers for CELPIP general LS test Official online model tests.

CELPIP Date 2022

Exams dates vary from center to center. A test taker can select the respective state and city to check for the next available test dates at the official website of CELPIP (Test dates in India). However, as of 15th Sept. 2021, there were no CELPIP tests offered by the test center in Gujarat. So test takers can check for other nearby centers.

Test dates in Chandigarh

The following table shows the different CELPIP test dates in Chandigarh:

MonthDateTime
January89:00 AM
99:00 AM, 1:20 PM
229:00 AM, 1:20 PM
239:00 AM, 1:20 PM
February59:00 AM, 1:20 PM
69:00 AM, 1:20 PM
199:00 AM, 1:20 PM
209:00 AM, 1:20 PM
March59:00 AM
69:00 AM, 1:20 PM
209:00 AM, 1:20 PM

Test dates in Tamil Nadu

The following table shows the different CELPIP test dates in Tamil Nadu:

MonthDateTime
January89:00 AM
99:00 AM
159:00 AM
169:00 AM
229:00 AM, 2:00 PM
February69:00 AM, 2:00 PM
129:00 AM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM
199:00 AM
209:00 AM, 2:00 PM
269:00 AM, 2:00 PM
279:00 AM, 2:00 PM
March59:00 AM
69:00 AM
129:00 AM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM
199:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Test dates in Telangana

The following table shows the different CELPIP test dates in Telangana:

MonthDateTime
January89:00 AM, 2:00 PM
99:00 AM, 2:00 PM
159:00 AM, 2:00 PM
169:00 AM, 2:00 PM
229:00 AM, 2:00 PM
239:00 AM, 2:00 PM
299:00 AM, 2:00 PM
309:00 AM, 2:00 PM
February59:00 AM, 2:00 PM
69:00 AM, 2:00 PM
129:00 AM, 2:00 PM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM
199:00 AM, 2:00 PM
209:00 AM, 2:00 PM
269:00 AM, 2:00 PM
279:00 AM, 2:00 PM
March59:00 AM, 2:00 PM
69:00 AM, 2:00 PM
129:00 AM, 2:00 PM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Test dates in Bengaluru

The following table shows the different CELPIP test dates in Bengaluru :

MonthDateTime
January89:00 AM, 2:00 PM
99:00 AM, 2:00 PM
159:00 AM, 2:00 PM
169:00 AM, 2:00 PM
229:00 AM, 2:00 PM
239:00 AM, 2:00 PM
299:00 AM, 2:00 PM
309:00 AM, 2:00 PM
February59:00 AM, 2:00 PM
69:00 AM, 2:00 PM
129:00 AM, 2:00 PM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM
199:00 AM, 2:00 PM
209:00 AM, 2:00 PM
269:00 AM, 2:00 PM
279:00 AM, 2:00 PM
March59:00 AM, 2:00 PM
69:00 AM, 2:00 PM
129:00 AM, 2:00 PM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM
199:00 AM, 2:00 PM
209:00 AM, 2:00 PM
269:00 AM, 2:00 PM
279:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Test dates in Gurgaon

The following table shows the different CELPIP test dates in Gurgaon:

MonthDateTime
January89:00 AM, 2:00 PM
99:00 AM, 2:00 PM
159:00 AM, 2:00 PM
229:00 AM, 2:00 PM
239:00 AM, 2:00 PM
299:00 AM, 2:00 PM
309:00 AM, 2:00 PM
February59:00 AM, 2:00 PM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM
199:00 AM, 2:00 PM
269:00 AM, 2:00 PM
279:00 AM, 2:00 PM
March59:00 AM, 2:00 PM
69:00 AM, 2:00 PM
129:00 AM, 2:00 PM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM
209:00 AM, 2:00 PM
269:00 AM, 2:00 PM
279:00 AM, 2:00 PM

Test dates in Mumbai

The following table shows the different CELPIP test dates in Mumbai:

MonthDateTime
January89:00 AM, 2:00 PM
99:00 AM, 2:00 PM
159:00 AM, 2:00 PM
169:00 AM, 2:00 PM
229:00 AM, 2:00 PM
239:00 AM, 2:00 PM
299:00 AM, 2:00 PM
309:00 AM, 2:00 PM
February59:00 AM, 2:00 PM
69:00 AM, 2:00 PM
129:00 AM, 2:00 PM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM
199:00 AM, 2:00 PM
209:00 AM, 2:00 PM
269:00 AM, 2:00 PM
279:00 AM, 2:00 PM
March59:00 AM, 2:00 PM
69:00 AM, 2:00 PM
129:00 AM, 2:00 PM
139:00 AM, 2:00 PM

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CELPIP Exam Format

Mentioned below is the CELPIP exam format:

Listening

This part will take between 47 and 55 minutes to complete.

ComponentsNumber of questions asked
Practice Task1
Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving8
Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation5
Part 3: Listening for Information6
Part 4: Listening to a News Item5
Part 5: Listening to a Discussion8
Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints6

Reading

This phase will take between 55 and 60 minutes to complete.

ComponentsNumber of questions asked
Practice Task1
Part 1: Reading Correspondence11
Part 2: Reading to Apply a Diagram8
Part 3: Reading for Information9
Part 4: Reading for Viewpoints10

Writing

This portion will take between 53 and 60 minutes to complete.

ComponentsNumber of questions asked
Task 1: Writing an Email1
Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions1

Speaking

This part has a time limit of 15-20 minutes.

ComponentsNumber of questions asked
Practice Task1
Task 1: Giving Advice1
Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience1
Task 3: Describing a Scene1
Task 4: Making Predictions1
Task 5: Comparing and Persuading1
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CELPIP Syllabus

Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking are the four components of the CELPIP-General test. The CELPIP-General LS test, on the other hand, contains both Listening and Speaking.

Reading Section

Focus AreaSkills Tested
Overview of the Reading TestActive readers vs. passive readers scanning, skimming, and previewing
Getting meaning from context Getting rid of incorrect replies
Enhancing your reading speed
Introduction to Vocabulary Development
Reading Test, Part 1Scanning and skimming
Work activity with synonym-matching pairs
Timed reading
Reading Test, Part 2Understanding coherence and putting logic to use
Searching for precise information
Recognizing a writer’s intention and tone
Timed reading
Reading Test, Part 3Recognizing paragraph components
Recognizing essential concepts in paragraphs
Timed reading
Reading Test, Part 4Understanding meaning in relation to context
Getting rid of incorrect answers
Identifying points of view
Fact or opinion
Timed reading
Practice Reading TestTest review and error analysis All Reading Test abilities

Listening Section

Focus AreaSkills Tested
Listening Test, Part 1Question types
Introduction to test-taking strategies
Introduction to vocabulary-building
Listening Test, Part 2
Listening Test, Part 3
Establishing context
Note-taking strategies: Location and time
Note-taking strategies: Main ideas and supporting details
Listening Test, Part 4Using abbreviations for note-taking
Synonyms
Note-taking to record facts
Listening Test, Part 5Visual clues
Relevant vs. irrelevant information
Listening Test, Part 6Recognizing facts and opinionsDifferentiating between summaries and paraphrasesIdentifying pros and cons
Practice Listening TestTest review and error analysisCourse review All Listening Test skills

Writing Section

Focus AreaSkills Tested
Overview of the Writing TestUnderstanding performance standards
Precision and meaning
Identifying common errors
Introduction to vocabulary-building 
Writing Test, Task 1Writing emails
Email conventions: Greetings, openers, closers, and sign-offs
Tone and registerIndirect questions
Writing Test, Task 1Email formatParagraphingIntroductionSynonymsAvoiding repetitionTime sequencers
Writing Test, Task 2Note-takingExpressing an opinionUsing conjunctionsSupporting details
Writing Test, Task 2TransitionsConcluding sentencesTimed writingPeer feedback: Identifying common errors
Analysis of sample responsesPractice and peer feedbackTest and individual feedback sessionsAll Writing Test skills

Speaking Section

Focus AreaSkills Tested
Overview of the Speaking TestUnderstanding performance standards
Review of speaking skills
Developing ideasIntroduction to vocabulary-building
Speaking Test, Task 1
Speaking Test, Task 2
Organizing your thoughts
Giving advice
Using WH questions for narratives
Time expressions
Transitions
Speaking Test, Task 3
Speaking Test, Task 4
Prepositions of location
Describing details
Practice: Describing and making predictions
Making predictions from a scene
Speaking Test, Task 5
Speaking Test, Task 6
Choosing, comparing and persuading
Inflection and intonation
Giving effective reasons
Speaking Test, Task 7
Speaking Test, Task 8
Stating an opinion
Weak vs. convincing reasons
Analysis of sample responsesPractice and peer feedbackTest and individual feedback sessionsAll Speaking Test skills

CELPIP Test registration

CELPIP accepts registration in 3 different ways, i.e., online, registration through the mail, and in-person registration. But for those who do not reside in Canada have to register through the official website of CELPIP.

CELPIP test online registration can be done at the official website of the CELPIP Book CELPIP Test.

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CELPIP Result

After attaining the test, you can expect the result in 4-5 working days at your CELPIP account. Your CELPIP score is valid for 2 years. During this period, you can access and view them on your official account. You will get notified by Email when the result is available on your official CELPIP account.

One can order a hard copy of the CELPIP score for 20.00 CAD, and you can also opt for express delivery by paying an additional amount mentioned by Paragon. 

Re-evaluation of the CELPIP score is possible within 6 months of taking the exam and paying an additional amount. One can apply for one component / all components of the test. One should take care after applying for the test; you can’t request cancellation. 

What does each band indicate?

Test Level DescriptorCELPIP LevelCLB Level
Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts1212
Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts1111
Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts1010
Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts99
Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts88
Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts77
Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts66
Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community contexts55
Adequate proficiency for daily life activities44
Some proficiency in limited contexts33
Minimal proficiency or insufficient information to assessM0, 1, 2

Who accepts CELPIP score?

CELPIP score is accepted by the following bodies:

  1. Government’s body such as IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for:
  • Permanent Resident Status
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Start-up Visa Program
  1. Professional Organizations like:
  • Alberta Human Services – Child Care Certification
  • Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
  • Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC)
  • Many more
  1. Universities and colleges such as:
  • Alberta Institute of Massage
  • Ascenda School of Management
  • Dalhousie University
  • Brock University
  • Canadian Arts & Sciences Institute
  • Dominion Herbal College
  • NorQuest College ELP (English Language Proficiency)
  • Northern Lights College – Health Care Assistant
  • Olds College
  • Pace Canada College – Health Care Assistant
  • First College
  • Focus College
  • SELC Career College Vancouver
  • Sprott Shaw College
  • Think Tank Training Centre
  • TLC-Edmonton Training for Foreign Caregivers
  • Western Community College
  • Pace Canada College – Health Care Assistant
  • Pacific Coast Community College
  • Pacific Link College
  • Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute
  • Rhodes Wellness College
  • MaKami College
  • McKenzie College

CELPIP India

The CELPIP cost INR 10,845 + Taxes for registration. The test centers across India offer the slots throughout the year. Tests are computer-delivered, and hence one can expect the results in 4-5 working days. The CELPIP Exams are conducted on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

CELPIP Centres in India

CELPIP is offered across 70 test centers in 7 countries. The test taker should first decide where they want to take the exam. However, CELPIP General LS is only offered in Canada.  

  • The test taker must sign an undertaking form if below 18 years.
  • You can change the test date and location before taking the exam.
  • The test taker can request for cancellation by writing to Paragon customer service will go through your request and may accept or reject your request.
celpip center selection

Paragon Testing Enterprises started offering the CELPIP Tests in India on 15th September 2018. Official Test Centers in India are:

  1. Chandigarh: Center for Success, B412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices / Industrial Area Phase I
  2. Haryana: Prometric Testing – Gurgaon, 208 – 212,Tower A, Iris Tech Park, Sector 48, Sohna Road
  3. Karnataka: Prometric Testing – Bangalore, 3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shantiniketan, White Field ITPL Road
  4. Maharashtra: World Assessments – Mumbai, Babasaheb Gawde Institute of Technology, Next to Maratha Mandir Building, Anand Rao Naik Marg / Mumbai Central, Fifth floor
  5. Tamil Nadu: Livecore Testing Services LLP, 63, Radha Nagar Main Rd. Srinivasapuram, Chromepet
  6. Telangana: Prometric Testing – Hyderabad, 9th Floor, Unit 2, Kapil Towers IT Block Survey No 115/1, IT Park, Opposite ICICI Building, Nanakramguda, Serilingampaly Mandal

CELPIP Exam Sample

Mentioned below are few links of CELPIP exam sample:

  1. Sample 1
  2. Sample 2

FAQS

 What is the cost of the CELPIP test in India?

Ans. The registration fee of the CELPIP test in India is Rs. 10845 with taxes.

What is the validity of the CELPIP score?

Ans: The CELPIP score is valid for 2 years from the date of the test given.

Is CELPIP test easier than IELTS?

Ans: There is no indication that scoring in CELPIP is easier than IELTS. However, CELPIP is claimed to possess a rather longer listening and speaking section than IELTS.

Is 8 is a good score for CELPIP test?

Ans: Yes, scoring 8 in your CELPIP test indicates “Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts.”

What CELPIP score is required for Canada PR?

Ans: A score of minimum 7 is required in each module of reading, writing, listening, and speaking for PR.


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Comments (10)

  1. Sushant :

    Is IELTS better than CELPIP?

    • Isha :

      The distinction is between the CELPIP and IELTS exam formats. CELPIP evaluates Canadian English but allows both British and American spellings. This provides the test-taker with a significant edge. CELPIP, according to reports, has a little lengthier listening and speaking component than IELTS.

  2. Nandini :

    What is a good score for CELPIP test?

    • Isha :

      A score of 0.80 or higher is considered outstanding. The test forms have an average Cronbach’s alpha of 0.88 for both the CELPIP Reading and Listening components. This shows that the CELPIP Reading and Listening exam formats have high internal consistency.

  3. Manisha :

    What is the validity of the CELPIP score?

    • Isha :

      The CELPIP scores are available to you for two years from the exam date. However, the length of time that your results are regarded legitimate by different institutions is regulated by their specific regulations. These institutions can provide you with this information.

  4. Swati :

    Do CELPIP exam is accepted for student visa?

    • Isha :

      Yes, CELPIP exam is accepted if an applicant wishes to move to a Student Visa, Work Visa, or Permanent Residency. Most English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom,

  5. Esha :

    How many times can I take CELPIP?

    • Isha :

      You may only register for one Test Session every four (4) calendar days. Paragon has the right to terminate test session registrations that violate this regulation. The CELPIP Office suggests that you study further before retaking the test.

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