The CELPIP Test is available in two versions: the CELPIP-General Test and the CELPIP-General LS Test.

The CELPIP-General Test has four components—Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking,—and the CELPIP-General LS Test has two components—Listening and Speaking.

The total test time for the CELPIP-General Test is about 3 hours.
The total test time for the CELPIP-General LS Test is about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The CELPIP Test is fully computer delivered, providing test takers the opportunity to complete all test components in one sitting with no additional appointments, interviews, or test sittings required. CELPIP Test Takers use a computer mouse and keyboard to complete Reading and Writing components of the test, and a computer microphone and headset to complete the Listening and Speaking components. Computerized tests offer test takers a quick and reliable testing experience.

Listening

Time allotted: 47-55 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Practice Task
8 Part 1: Listening to Problem Solving
5 Part 2: Listening to a Daily Life Conversation
6 Part 3: Listening for Information
5 Part 4: Listening to a News Item
8 Part 5: Listening to a Discussion
6 Part 6: Listening to Viewpoints

Reading

Time allotted: 55-60 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Practice Task
11 Part 1: Reading Correspondence
8 Part 2: Reading to Apply a Diagram
9 Part 3: Reading for Information
10 Part 4: Reading for Viewpoints

Writing

Time allotted: 53-60 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Task 1: Writing an Email
1 Task 2: Responding to Survey Questions

Speaking

Time allotted: 15-20 minutes

Number of Questions Component Sections
1 Practice Task
1 Task 1: Giving Advice
1 Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience
1 Task 3: Describing a Scene
1 Task 4: Making Predictions
1 Task 5: Comparing and Persuading
1 Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation
1 Task 7: Expressing Opinions
1 Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation

*Unscored Items: The Listening and Reading Tests contain unscored items used for test development. These unscored items can be found anywhere within each test and will have the same format as the scored items. You will not be able to tell scored items from unscored items, so apply your best effort to the entire test.

Note: Test takers will be required to read answer choices in the Listening Test and questions in the Speaking Test. To get an idea of what the test is like, we recommend purchasing study materials and reviewing our free online sample test.