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CELPIP is an English language proficiency test for individuals immigrating to Canada or applying for citizenship. It assesses skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, it has two versions: CELPIP-General for work and immigration and CELPIP-General LS for citizenship. The computer-based test includes multiple-choice listening and reading sections and written and spoken responses.

Scores range from 1 to 12, with results available within eight business days. Preparation involves understanding the test format, practicing language skills, and accessing study materials and courses. For specific details, refer to official sources.

Exam pattern

Reading Section 4 Sections, Time Allotted - 55 to 60 mins
Listening Section 6 Sections, Time Allotted - 47 to 55 mins
Speaking Section 8 Sections, Time Allotted - 15 to 20 mins
Writing Section 2 Sections - 53 to 60 mins
Total Time 3 hours
Nature of Exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
Total Scores CELPIP is out of 12 Points

Preparing for the CELPIP test involves

  • Knowing the format
  • Practicing your langugae skills
  • Obtaining the study materials and classes to increase proficiency.

The CELPIP Tests are accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a range of permanent residency and immigration programs and also to be a professional certificate for several organizations.