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The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, acronymed CELPIP is an English language examination that is a completely computer-based assessment tool that estimates the listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills of the test takers. The test is administered by Paragon Testing Enterprises. This test is accepted by the government of Canada, along with this it is also accepted by numerous colleges, universities and other educational institutions in Canada.

There are two types of CELPIP tests –

  1. CELPIP – General
  2. CELPIP – General LS

CELPIP – General

The CELPIP – General Test enables the test takers to demonstrate their general level of proficiency in the English language. It is accepted as evidence of

English language proficiency for those applying for Canadian Permanent

Residency and professional designations.

CELPIP – General LS

The CELPIP-General LS Test is accepted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as a measure of listening and speaking proficiency for those applying for Canadian citizenship.

An important thing to note is that In June 2015 IRCC implemented certain changes to the Citizenship Act. One important change was that applicants between the ages of 14 and 64 must now meet basic language requirements in listening and speaking in English or French. For minors who are between the ages of 14 and 17, registrations for the CELPIP-General LS Tests are accepted.

Test Format For CELPIP


This version of CELPIP tests the functional competency of the candidate in the English language. The test is completely computer-based and consists of 4 sections

as follows  –

  1. Reading (55-60 minutes)
  2. Listening 9 47 – 55 minutes
  3. Writing (53-60 minutes)
  4. Speaking (15-20 minutes)

The duration of the examination is 3 hours


The test is computer-based and it is not as lengthy and takes less time to attempt when compared to CELPIP General. It is used to accurately measure the English language listening and speaking proficiency of the test-takers in common usage situations.

The test consists of only 2 components –

  1. Listening (47-55 minutes)
  2. Speaking (15-20 minutes)

The duration of the examination is about 1 hour 10 minutes

For both, the examinations the format and scoring of the test are quoted to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).


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

  1. Online
  2. Through mail
  3. In-person

Those who reside outside Canada and will give the exam outside Canada can register through the online mode only. The candidates need to make sure that while they are registering online they should carry an authentic identity document and along with that, you will also need to have a credit or debit card for online payment.

The procedure for online registration of the CELPIP Test is quite simple –

  1. Firstly you need to visit the official website for CELPIP ( celpip.ca)
  2. Then you will have to submit all your necessary details
  3. After this, you will have to choose a test date and centre
  4. And lastly, you will have to make an online payment

The registration fee for the CELPIP Test is INR 10845 plus taxes. To register for a CELPIP Test, candidates need to make payment through money order.