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First Test Center for CELPIP in India

Posted On: 18-Sep-2018
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First Test Center for CELPIP in India

On September 15th this year, the 1st test center for Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) was inaugurated in Chandigarh, India. This news has brought great delight to many people who aspire to Migrate to Canada as they will now have an additional option to prove their English Language ability.

Both the tests, IELTS and CELPIP are designed for non-native English language speakers who aspire to study, work and live in the Canadian economic. They help assess the applicant’s general levels of functional English Competency in Workplace and community contexts. Even though both the tests assess ability across the same four components, the way they do is quite different.

For IELTS tests the candidates can use pen or pencil and even paper for specific modules whereas CELPIP test is conducted entirely online, even the speaking component is delivered on a computer offered by the test center.

The Additional advantage is, candidates may take less time to complete the CELPIP test when compared to IELTS because this test has built-in spell-check functionality. In numerous jurisdictions, the above test charges are slightly less when compared to the above alternative.

The project led by the Vancouver-based CELPIP test developers Paragon Testing Enterprises. It will enable a large number of candidates interested to apply for Canada Permanent Residency Visa, including through Express Entry (EE) to attend their test outside Canada. As of now, other CELPIP test centers located outside Canada are in Dubai, Manila and New York.

The CELPIP test has 4 components they include:

  • Listening : 47 to 55 minutes
  • Reading : 55 to 60 minutes
  • Writing : 53 to 60 minutes
  • Speaking : 15 to 20 minutes

Total test time is 3 hours, the candidates while appearing for the CELPIP test, they must bring along the same ID which they have used, to register for the above test. It is always advisable to reach before the test starts. In further the tests are expected to take place regularly.

Other significant details:

  • Fee for CELPIP Test in Chandigarh :$200.00 CAD.
  • Test centre Address: Abbotsford Community Services –Chandigarh, Elante Office Complex, Plot 178, Industrial Area, Phase1.


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