The CELPIP-General Test is completely computer-delivered and is taken at one of our designated test centres.
To complete this test, candidates must know how to use a computer mouse and standard keyboard.
|Section||Time Allotted||Number of Questions||Parts|
|General Reading and Writing||120minutes||Parts 1 – 4: 35, Part 5: 2||
Total test time allotted is 180 min or 3 hours.
The format and scoring of the CELPIP-General Test are referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks.
Each component of the test (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be given a CELPIP Level.
Below are the CELPIP levels and Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) equivalencies.
|CELPIP Level||CLB Equivalencies|
|Level 5H||Effective (High) or Advanced Proficiency – CLB 10, 11 and 12|
|Level 5L||Effective Proficiency (Low) – CLB 9|
|Level 4H||Adequate Proficiency (High) – CLB 8|
|Level 4L||Adequate Proficiency (Low) – CLB 7|
|Level 3H||Developing Proficiency (High) – CLB 6|
|Level 3L||Developing Proficiency (Low) – CLB 5|
|Level 2H||Minimal Proficiency (High) – CLB 4|
|Level 2L||Minimal Proficiency (Low) – CLB 3|
|Level 1||No Proficiency – CLB 1 and 2|
|Level 0||Did not attempt or insufficient information to assess|
*For CELPIP-General Tests written before May 3, 2013, CELPIP levels 5L and 5H were reported as a CELPIP level 5. Read more…