what is a celpip test?

CELPIP, that is, the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is basically an English evaluation test designed to assess an individual’s reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It is recognized in Canada and IRCC, the Real Estate Council of British Columbia and Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.


The general exam is for those who want to apply for a permanent resident in Canada.


This is a test of total duration of 180 minutes. The test comprises four sections that assess your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.

Segment Time Description
Listening 47 Minutes It can vary from listening to a normal conversation or a news material.
Reading 60 Minutes The test taker can be asked to read any article, a diagram and so on.
Writing 53 Minutes An individual can be asked to write a mail.
Speaking 20 Minutes An individual will have to speak or talk on any event or a life experience