CELPIP

 

CELPIP’ a.k.a. ‘Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program’ is an English assessment program run by Paragon Testing System, a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Voxcel offers best CELPIP coaching in Ludhiana and help the cadidates to make Canada their permanent home. Like all other English assessment exams such as IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL – CELPIP also examines the English ability of the test taker on 4 different parameters: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

CELPIP is of two types: General and General LS. There’s some difference between both the tests, as they are meant to judge the people on their level of immigration status.

CELPIP-General

It has 4 components (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) and it’s designed for the people looking for the Permanent Residency in Canada. The time duration of this exam is 3 hours.

CELPIP-General LS

It is for the people who are looking for Canadian Citizenship. This test has only two components: Listening and Speaking. The time duration of this exam is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Both are accepted by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship in Canada) as the verified English assessment test.

It’s a fully computerized test and a candidate has to give the exam in one sitting. Unlike IELTS, which is often conducted on 2 different days, CELPIP follows the pattern of PTE and TOFEL, making it a big convenience for the working professionals.

Note: CELPIP accepts both American and UK English spellings. So it’s a big relief for the people who are often confused about such things.

Exam Pattern of CELPIP

Section Questions Format Time(Mins)
Listening 38 6(parts) 47-55
Reading 38 4(parts) 55-60
Writing 2 2(parts) 53-60
Speaking 8 8(parts) 15-20

LISTENING – Time Allotted – 47-55 Mins

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS COMPONENT SECTIONS
1 Practice Task
8 Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving
5 Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation
6 Part 3: Listening for Information
5 Part 4: Listening to a News Item
8 Part 5: Listening to a Discussion
6 Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints

Reading – Time Allotted: 55-60 Mins

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS COMPONENT SECTIONS
1 Practice Task
11 Part 1: Reading Correspondence
8 Part 2: Reading to Apply a Diagram
9 Part 3: Reading for Information
10 Part 4: Reading for Viewpoints

Writing Time Allotted: 53-60 Mins

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS COMPONENT SECTIONS
1 Task 1: Writing an Email
1 Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions

Speaking – Time Allotted: 15-20 Mins

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS COMPONENT SECTIONS
1 Practice Task
1 Task 1: Giving Advice
1 Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience
1 Task 3: Describing a Scene
1 Task 4: Making Predictions
1 Task 5: Comparing and Persuading
1 Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation
1 Task 7: Expressing Opinions
1 Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation

Scoring

Within 8 business days of the exam, scores are published online. CELPIP official sends two hard copies of Score Report through Canada Post Regular Mail (CPRM).

Within 3 business days after their test date, Express Rating scores are released in the test taker’s CELPIP account. Candidates who want Express Rating, they can do it with an extra fee for both General and the General LS Test. Through Canada Post Express Post (CPEP), hardcopies of the CELPIP Official Score Report are sent.

The format and scoring of the General Test and the General LS Test are recommended to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). Below are the proficiency score levels and their CLB equivalents:

CELPIP LevelCELPIP DescriptorCLB Level
12Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts12
11Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts11
10Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts10
9Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts9
8Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts8
7Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts7
6Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts6
5Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community contexts5
4Adequate proficiency for daily life activities4
3Some proficiency in limited contexts3
MMinimal proficiency or insufficient information to assess0, 1, 2
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