CELPIP stands for Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program. It is a computer-based language proficiency test that assesses the English language proficiency of individuals who are applying for Canadian permanent residency, citizenship, or professional designation.
The CELPIP exam is administered by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia in Canada.
There are two types of CELPIP exams: the CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test. The CELPIP-General Test assesses the language proficiency of individuals for work or immigration purposes, while the CELPIP-General LS Test assesses the language proficiency of individuals for Canadian citizenship purposes.
The CELPIP-General Test consists of four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. The CELPIP-General LS Test consists of two sections: Listening and Speaking.
The CELPIP exam is a computer-based test that is administered in a secure testing center. Test takers are required to complete the exam within a set time limit.
The CELPIP-General Test takes about 3 hours to complete, while the CELPIP-General LS Test takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
The CELPIP exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 12 for each section of the test, with a maximum overall score of 12. The score reflects the test taker’s level of English language proficiency.
The passing score for the CELPIP exam varies depending on the organization or institution that requires the test. Test takers should check with the organization or institution for their specific requirements.
Yes, test takers can retake the CELPIP exam if they do not achieve their desired score. However, test takers must wait at least 30 days before retaking the exam.
Test takers can register for the CELPIP exam online through the Paragon Testing Enterprises website.
The cost of the CELPIP exam varies depending on the type of exam and location. Test takers should check with the testing center for the specific cost.
Test takers are required to provide a valid government-issued photo identification, such as a passport or driver’s license, to take the CELPIP exam.
No, test takers are not allowed to use dictionaries or any other aids during the CELPIP exam.
Yes, test takers can request a remark of their CELPIP exam if they believe that their score does not reflect their language proficiency. However, a fee is required for a remark request.
Yes, test takers can reschedule or cancel their CELPIP exam by contacting the testing center. However, a fee may be charged for rescheduling or cancelling.
The Listening section of the CELPIP exam consists of four parts with a total of 48 questions. Test takers listen to audio recordings and answer questions related to the recordings.
The speaking component of the CELPIP test consists of eight tasks. The first two tasks are related to giving advice, while the next four tasks are related to making comparisons, describing a personal experience, and persuading someone. The final two tasks require test takers to summarize information and give their opinion on a topic. Test takers respond to prompts on a computer screen and their responses are recorded.
The reading component of the CELPIP test consists of four parts with a total of 47 questions. The first part is related to the identification of errors, the second part consists of matching headings to paragraphs, the third part requires test takers to complete sentences, and the final part is related to comprehension and analysis of a text. Test takers read passages and answer multiple-choice questions and short-answer questions.
The writing component of the CELPIP test consists of two tasks. The first task requires test takers to write an email responding to a request for information or explaining a situation. The second task requires test takers to write an essay expressing their opinion on a topic. Test takers write emails and essays in response to prompts on a computer screen. The word count for the email task is 150-200 words, while the word count for the essay task is 300-600 words.