CELPIP Exam 2022: Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Test Center, Results

CELPIP

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Updated on Jan 23, 2022 09:12 IST

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) is an English language exam given by candidates for proving English language proficiency. This test is accepted by the government of Canada for immigration purposes. Apart from this, the English language proficiency test is also accepted by numerous colleges, universities, and other educational institutions in Canada. The test is conducted by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia (UBC). There are two versions of the CELPIP exam CELPIP-General, and CELPIP-General LS.

CELPIP General Test

The CELPIP General test is accepted by IRCC, Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia. In CELPIP General Test, the candidate is monitored on his/her Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking skills.

The CELPIP-General Test is a popular exam taken by those who want to prove English language proficiency while applying for permanent resident status in Canada under the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Start-up Visa Program, Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and numerous Provincial Nominee Programs. This test is also suitable for those looking for employment. CELPIP-General Test is approved by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

CELPIP-General LS Test

The CELPIP-General LS Test analyses the functional Listening and Speaking proficiency of the candidate. This test LS is given by those who need to prove listening and speaking proficiency for getting Canadian citizenship. It takes almost 3 hours to complete CELPIP General Test and it can be done in one sitting with no separate speaking session.

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Registration

Registration for the CELPIP Test can be done in three ways:

  • Online
  • Through mail
  • In-person

Online registration

Those who are residing outside Canada and will be giving the exam outside Canada only, need to register online.

  • Make sure you have the authentic identity document.
  • You required a valid credit/debit card to make an online payment.

Steps for online registration of CELPIP Test

  • Visit the official website of the CELPIP.
  • Submit all your necessary details.
  • Select the test date and center.
  • Make an online payment.

Registration fee

The registration fee for the CELPIP Test is INR 10845 plus taxes.

CELPIP Registration Form (PDF) - Registration through this form can be done within Canada only.

To register for a CELPIP Test, candidates need to make payment through Money order. Registration for the CELPIP test closes one business day before the test date or if the sitting is full, whichever is earlier.

Express Rating Fee:

Express Rating – General Test

$100.00 CAD + tax

($150.00 CAD + tax for international testing)

Express Rating – General LS Test

$70.00 CAD + tax

Regular Rating – General Test and -- General LS Test

Free

Syllabus

Tests

CELPIP-General

CELPIP-General LS

Components

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Test time

3 hours

1 hour and 10 minutes

Listening

The total time allotted for this section is 47-55 minutes.

S.No.

Focus Area

Skills Required/ Tested

1

  • Listening Test, Part 1
  • Question types
  • Introduction to test-taking strategies
  • Introduction to vocabulary-building

2

  • Listening Test, Part 2
  • Listening Test, Part 3
  • Establishing context
  • Note-taking strategies: Location and time
  • Note-taking strategies: Main ideas and supporting details

3

  • Listening Test, Part 4
  • Using abbreviations for note-taking
  • Synonyms
  • Note-taking to record facts

4

  • Listening Test, Part 5 
  • Visual clues
  • Relevant vs. irrelevant information

5

  • Listening Test, Part 6 
  • Recognizing facts and opinions
  • Differentiating between summaries and paraphrases
  • Identifying pros and cons

6

  • Practice Listening Test
  • Test review and error analysis
  • Course review
  • All Listening Test skills

Reading

The total time allotted for this section is 55-60 minutes.

S.No.

Focus Area

Skills Tested

1

  • Overview of the Reading Test
  • Active vs. passive readers
  • Previewing, skimming, and scanning
  • Getting meaning from context
  • Eliminating wrong answers
  • Improving your reading speed
  • Introduction to vocabulary-building

2

  • Reading Test, Part 1
  • Skimming and scanning
  • Synonym-matching pair work activity
  • Timed reading

3

  • Reading Test, Part 2
  • Understanding coherence and applying logic
  • Locating specific information
  • Recognizing a writer’s purpose and tone
  • Timed reading

4

  • Reading Test, Part 3 
  • Understanding paragraph components
  • Identifying main ideas in paragraphs
  • Timed reading

5

  • Reading Test, Part 4
  • Understanding meaning based on context
  • Eliminating wrong answers
  • Identifying viewpoints
  • Fact or opinion
  • Timed reading

6

  • Practice Reading Test
  • Test review and error analysis
  • All Reading Test skills

Writing

The time allotted for this section is 53-60 minutes.

S.No.

Focus Area

Skills Tested

1

  • Overview of the Writing Test
  • Precision and meaning
  • Understand performance standards
  • Identifying common errors
  • Introduction to vocabulary-building
 

2

  • Writing Test, Task 1
  • Writing emails
  • Email conventions: Greetings, openers, closers, and sign-offs
  • Tone and register
  • Indirect questions

3

  • Writing Test, Task 1
  • Introduction
  • Email format
  • Paragraphing
  • Synonyms
  • Avoiding repetition
  • Time sequencers

4

  • Writing Test, Task 2
  • Note-taking
  • Expressing an opinion
  • Using conjunctions
  • Supporting details

5

  • Writing Test, Task 2
  • Transitions
  • Concluding sentences
  • Timed writing
  • Peer feedback: Identifying common errors

6

  • Analysis of sample responses
  • Practice and peer feedback
  • Test and individual feedback sessions
  • All Writing Test skills

Speaking

15-20 minutes are allotted for this section.

S. No.

Focus Area

Skills Tested

1

  • Overview of the Speaking Test 
  • Review of speaking skills
  • Understand performance standards
  • Develop ideas
  • Introduction to vocabulary building

2

  • Speaking Test, Task 1
  • Speaking Test, Task 2
  • Giving advice
  • Organize your thoughts
  • Using WH questions for narratives
  • Time expressions
  • Transitions

3

  • Speaking Test, Task 3
  • Speaking Test, Task 4
  • Describing details
  • Prepositions of location
  • Making predictions from a scene
  • Practice: Describing and making predictions

4

  • Speaking Test, Task 5
  • Speaking Test, Task 6
  • Inflection and intonation
  • Choosing, comparing, and persuading
  • Giving effective reasons

5

  • Speaking Test, Task 7
  • Speaking Test, Task 8
  • Stating an opinion
  • Weak vs. convincing reasons

6

  • Analysis of sample responses
  • Practice and peer feedback
  • Test and individual feedback sessions
  • All Speaking Test skills

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CELPIP Test Dates 2022

In India, candidates can only appear for the CELPIP-General Test. This CELPIP test can be given at three locations in Chandigarh, Delhi, and Ahmedabad, Gujarat. CELPIP General Test is conducted numerous times annually. However, you need to select a date and time for registration according to your nearest location. You can register for the test at your convenience. You can check the dates for the CELPIP General Test here

Scores and Results

Candidates can check the results of the CELPIP Test online in eight business days. Also, those who need a CELPIP score a little early can choose Express Rating and get their scores online in three business days.

Candidates receive an email notification once their CELPIP score is available. Candidates can access their scores online in their CELPIP account. They can view the scores for a period of two years from the test date.

Fee for additional CELPIP Official Score Report: $20.00 CAD + tax

CELPIP Level

CELPIP Descriptor

CLB Level

12

Excellent proficiency in community contexts and workplace

12

11

Excellent proficiency in community contexts and workplace

11

10

Highly effective proficiency in community contexts and workplace

10

9

Effective proficiency in community contexts and workplace

9

8

Good proficiency in community contexts and workplace

8

7

Proficiency in community contexts and workplace

7

6

Still developing proficiency in community contexts and workplace

6

5

Need to acquire proficiency in community contexts and workplace

5

4

Adequate proficiency for day to day activities

4

3

Some proficiency in limited contexts

3

M

Minimum proficiency or insufficient information to assess

0, 1, 2

CELPIP Levels and approximate scores for the Listening test

CELPIP LEVEL

LISTENING SCORE (Out of 38)

10-12

35-38

9

33-35

8

30-33

7

27-31

6

22-28

5

17-23

4

11-18

3

7-12

M

0-7

CELPIP Levels and approximate scores for the Reading test

CELPIP LEVEL

READING SCORE (Out of 38)

10-12

33-38

9

31-33

8

28-31

7

24-28

6

19-25

5

15-20

4

10-16

3

8-11

M

0-7

Test Center

The CELPIP Test is available in more than 60 locations across the globe including Canada. However, there are only three test centers in India. Also, here in India, candidates can only take CELPIP-General Test. You can check the address of all the test centers here

Who accepts CELPIP?

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):
    • Permanent Resident Status
    • Canadian Citizenship
    • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
    • Start-up Visa Program
    • Numerous Provincial Nominee Programs
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

List of colleges, universities, and vocational programs accepting CELPIP Test Scores

Alberta Institute of Massage

Ashton College

Ascenda School of Management

Bow Valley College

Brock University – Masters Preparation Certificate in Education

Canadian Arts & Sciences Institute

Coast Mountain College

Dalhousie University – UBC Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures Program

Dominion Herbal College

First College

Focus College

Gateway College Great Plains College

MaKami College

McKenzie College

NorQuest College ELP (English Language Proficiency)

Northern Lights College – Health Care Assistant

Olds College

Pace Canada College – Health Care Assistant

Pacific Coast Community College

Pacific Link College

Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute

Rhodes Wellness College

SELC Career College Vancouver

Sprott Shaw College

Think Tank Training Centre

TLC-Edmonton Training for Foreign Caregivers

Western Community College

 

CELPIP FAQs

Got more doubts? Check out our carefully curated CELPIP frequently asked questions for the benefit of our test takers. 

Q. How much does the CELPIP test cost in India?

A. The registration fee for the CELPIP Test is INR 10,845 plus taxes.

Q. Can I take the CELPIP test online?

A. The CELPIP Test is fully computer-delivered.

Q. Given the current pandemic is the CELPIP test available at home?

A. Currently, the CELPIP test is not available at home as the test must be completed in person at one of the designated test centres.

Q. Does CELPIP have a passing score?

A. Each component of the test is given a CELPIP Level and there is no pass or fail. It is recommended that you contact your preferred university to understand their English language requirements.

Q. Can test takers request special arrangements during the duration of the test?

A. Candidates with a disability or special condition would be provided with the necessary arrangements provided all such requests are made two months prior to the registered CELPIP Test sitting date by filling out the Special Accommodations Request Form and submitting it to Paragon Testing Enterprises to request such arrangements. All requests must be accompanied by medical documentation in English issued within two years of the requested date by a professional who is qualified to evaluate the same.

Q. What is the validity of my CELPIP scores?

A. Your CELPIP scores are valid for a period of two years from the date of the test.

Q. How many times can I attempt the CELPIP Exam?

A. You may register for no more than one Test Session within four (4) calendar days.

Q. Would I be allowed to take the test if I arrive after the test has started?

A. Unfortunately not. Later comers will be refused entry and will not be allowed to take the test.

Q. Where can I appear for my CELPIP test?

A. In India, candidates can only appear for the CELPIP-General Test. This CELPIP test can be given at three locations in Chandigarh, Delhi, and Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Q. When are my CELPIP scores available?

A. Candidates can check the results of the CELPIP Test online in eight business days. Also, those who need a CELPIP score a little early can choose Express Rating and get their scores online in three business days.

Q. When can I appear for my CELPIP General test?

A. CELPIP General Test is conducted numerous times annually. However, you need to select a date and time for registration according to your nearest location.

Still have doubts regarding the CELPIP Exam then check out more FAQs for CELPIP.

CELPIP Contact Details

Call 1-800-958-5186 or email at info@celpip.ca

Comments

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what about CELPIP Exam dates for the upcoming months?

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