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Frequently Asked Questions About CELPIP Test

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Frequently Asked Questions About CELPIP Test

About CELPIP

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.

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.

What is the difference between CELPIP General and CELPIP General-LS?

CELPIP-General Test is for those people who apply for permanent resident status in Canada under Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Start-up Visa Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) programs and need a proof of English Language Skills.

CELPIP-General LS is for those people who apply for Canadian Citizenship and need proof of English Speaking and Listening Proficiency. IRCC accepts the CELPIP-General LS Test.

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.

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.

As the CELPIP is a computer-delivered exam can you take it at your home?

The CELPIP exam is fully computer-delivered, however, one can give the test in-person at the designated test centers.

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.

Now there is no more information about the CELPIP Academic test, how can I give it?

As Paragon acquired the CAEL Test, the company has decided to retire the Academic CELPIP Test. Those who want to take an academic English proficiency test can learn about the CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test.


Cost

Does CELPIP fee vary from country to country?

CELPIP is an English language proficiency test for Canada Immigration and the fee for the CELPIP Test varies from country to country. The CELPIP Questions may vary depending on the test centres or locations. The CELPIP authority maintains the question arrangement.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in India?

CELPIP general test fee in India is INR 10845 + GST.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in Canada?

CELPIP general test fee in India is CAD 280 + Taxes.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in USA?

CELPIP general test fee in India is USD 285 + Taxes.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in Nigeria?

CELPIP general test fee in India is CAD 235.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in Australia?

CELPIP general test fee in India is AUD 355.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in Hongkong?

CELPIP general test fee in India is CAD 335 + Taxes.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in Singapore?

CELPIP general test fee in India is CAD 310 + Taxes.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in The United Kingdom?

CELPIP general test fee in India is GBP 170.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in Republic of Korea?

CELPIP general test fee in India is CAD 273.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in Philippines?

CELPIP general test fee in India is CAD 215 + Taxes.

What is the cost of the CELPIP exam in United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

CELPIP general test fee in India is CAD 340 + Taxes.


Result

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

You would be getting 2 copies of your CELPIP result.

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.

What is the passing score for CELPIP?

There is no pass or fail, each component is given a CELPIP level according to which candidates are scored.

How long is my CELPIP score valid?

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

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.

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.

Can I give CELPIP exam again?

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


Test Centers

Does candidates living outside Canada can also give the CELPIP exam?

CELPIP exam is now conducted in various countries including Singapore, the USA, India, Nigeria, UAE, and the Philippines. So, candidates living in these countries can give the test in their home country.

Where are the test centers for CELPIP in India?

Currently, CELPIP has three test centers in India situated in Chandigarh, New Delhi, Guregaon, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.


Exam Payment

How you can pay for the CELPIP exam?

You can pay for the exam online, via mail, or prepaid credit cards like Visa cards and Mastercard prepaid cards. If you are paying through credit card then your transaction will show the transaction as ‘Paragon Testing Ent.

Paragon does not accept cheques
Also, Paragon does not accept VISA debit card

How to cancel or change your test date?

Test Cancellation:

You can cancel your test request by following these steps:

Step 1: Sign in to your CELPIP Account
Step 2: Click on ‘Actions’ under the heading ‘Upcoming test”
Step 3: Then click on ‘Cancel test registration’ and your test will be canceled

If you send a cancellation request before 9 calendar days before the test date than Paragon will refund you the fifty percent amount you paid for the registration. You will not be able to cancel the test less than 9 calendar days of the test.

Test transfer:

Due to COVID-19, Paragon is allowing test takers to transfer their test dates. They need to do the transfer until two business days (Monday to Friday) before the test date. You can transfer the CELPIP test through the following steps:

Step 1: Sign in to your CELPIP Account
Step 2: Click on ‘Actions’ under the heading ‘Upcoming test’ and then click on ‘Transfer to a different sitting’
Step 3: Then you will be able to transfer the test date, time, and location
Step 4: Click on “Place order’ to complete the test transfer


Also Check: CELPIP Listening Test Format and Scoring

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