FAQs CELPIP Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program

Frequently Asked Questions for CELPIP Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program

  1. What is CELPIP?

CELPIP or Canadian English language proficiency index program is a general English testing program to check proficiency of applicants who wish to apply for permanent residency or citizenship. This test would check your English proficiency in writing, reading, speaking and listening. It is a computerized test.

  1. What are the different categories of CELPIP exam?

CELPIP general test is used for the purpose of Canada PR and used by applicants planning to migrate to Canada. CELPIP general tests all four skills. In case you are planning to apply for citizenship in Canada then you can apply with CELPIP-LS where listening and speaking proficiency are checked.

  1. What is the pattern of CELPIP?

CELPIP has a similar pattern to that of IELTS. An applicant’s English language proficiency would be checked. There are four sections listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  1. What is the duration of CELPIP?

CELPIP exam is conducted in a single day and takes 3 hours. This is unlike other exams where the speaking module is conducted separately.

  1. What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in India?

CELPIP general test fee in India is INR 10845.

  1. Where are the test centers for CELPIP in India?

Currently, CELPIP has three test centers in India situated in Chandigarh, New Delhi, and Ahmedabad.

  1. How long is my CELPIP score valid?

Similar to IELTS your CELPIP score is valid for 2 years.

  1. How soon is the result for CELPIP declared?

The CELPIP result is declared in a week’s time. A candidate can check the results online through their CELPIP login portal.

  1. Can I apply for a reevaluation of my CELPIP score?

Yes, you can certainly apply for a reevaluation of one or all components of the test within 6 weeks of the test.

  1. Can I give CELPIP exam again?

Yes, you could schedule to retake the CELPIP examination 30 days apart from the first exam date.

  1. Is CELPIP easier than IELTS?

Both IELTS general and CELPIP are conducted through computerized format. An applicant who has ease with working on computers and have good typing speed can apply for computerized format. In case you prefer writing your answers then you could opt for an IELTS paper-based exam. In case of difficulty level, both the exams have a similar testing format.

  1. How many copies of the CELPIP test score would I receive?

You would be getting 2 copies of your CELPIP result.

  1. What is the minimum score required for applying for Canada Immigration?

Applicants planning to apply for Canada PR through express entry program need a minimum score of CLB 7.

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