The CELPIP-General LS Test is completely computer-delivered and can be 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|
Total test time is 60 minutes (1 hour).
Don’t forget to try our free online sample questions!
Each component of the test (listening and speaking) will be given a CELPIP Level from 0 to 5H. Each CELPIP Level is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks.
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 LS Tests written before May 3, 2013, CELPIP levels 5L and 5H were reported as a CELPIP level 5. Read more…
If you are using your CELPIP-General LS Test scores as apart of your application for Canadian citizenship, Citizenship and Immigration Canada(CIC) requires a minimum of a CLB 4 (CELPIP Level 2H) in each of the listening and speaking components.
Important: CIC may change the language requirements at any time
. Please check the CIC website for up-to-date information.