CELPIP General Test Format:

The CELPIP - General evaluates test taker’s English listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in a Single sitting with a 2:45-3:10 hrs Session. Result will be delivered in 3-5 Business Days.

Listening module:

It is the 1st module in the test. It consists of 6 parts with a total of 38 Questions.

Time allotted: 47 to 55 minutes

Part 1: Listening to Problem - Solving: 8 Questions in 3 Sections.

You will hear three conversations in this part. for Each Question, you will be given 4 Option Choices. You are given 30 seconds for each question.

Part 2: Listening to a Daily life conversation: 5 Questions.

You will hear a conversation in this part. for Each Question, you will be given 4 Option Choices. You are given 30 seconds for each question.

Part 3: Listening for Information: 6 Questions.

You will hear a conversation in this part. for Each Question, you will be given 4 Option Choices. You are given 30 seconds for each question.

Part 4: Listening to a news item: 5 Questions.

You will hear a conversation in this part. for Each Question, you will be given 4 Option Choices.

Part 5: Listening to Discussion: 8 Questions.

You will hear a Video conversation in this part. for Each Question, you will be given 4 Option Choices.

Part 6: Listening to viewpoints: 6 Questions.

You will hear a conversation in this part. for Each Question, you will be given 4 Option Choices.

Reading module:

It is the 2nd module in the test. It consists of 4 parts with a total of 38 Questions.

Time allotted: 55-60 minutes

Part 1: Reading Correspondence:
11 Questions / 11 minutes time.

Answer multiple-choice questions and complete an e-mail response. for Each Question, you will be given 4 Option Choices.

Part 2: Reading to apply a Diagram:
8 Questions / 9 minutes time.

Answer multiple-choice questions and complete an e-mail response. For Each Question, you will be given 4 Option Choices.

Part 3: Reading for Information:
9 Questions / 10 minutes time.

Select a paragraph that contains the given information. for Each Question, you will be given 5 Option Choices.

Part 5: Reading for Viewpoints:
10 Questions.

Answer multiple-choice questions and complete a reader's comment. for Each Question, you will be given 4 Option Choices.

Writing module:

It is the 3rd module in the test. It consists of 2 parts with a total of 2 Questions.

Time allotted: 53-60 minutes

Question 1: Writing an Email:
1 Question / 26 minutes.

Write an email regarding day-to-day matters. You should write your response in 150-200 word limit.

Question 2: Responding to a Survey Question: 1 Question / 25 minutes time.

Respond to an opinion survey regarding commonly encountered issues and justify your choice. You should write your response in 150-200 word limit.

Speaking module:

It is the 4th module in the test. It consists a total of 9 Questions.

Time allotted: approx. 20 minute

Practice Task - 30/60 Preparation time / Task Time.(in Seconds)
Task 1: Giving Advice - 30/90 sec.
Task 2: Talking about a Personal Experience - 30/60 sec.
Task 3: Describing a Scene  - 30/60 sec.
Task 4: Making Predictions  - 30/60 sec.
Task 5: Comparing and Persuading - 60/120 (60+60) sec.
Task 6: Dealing with a Difficult Situation - 60/60 sec.
Task 7: Expressing Opinions  - 30/90 sec.
Task 8: Describing an Unusual Situation - 30/60 sec.

Other Important Details:

- In CELPIP - General, you complete the test in the following order: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking
- Once you move on to the next section, you cannot go back.
- You can skip the instruction, but the screen will automatically move on to the next section if you don't click 'Next'.
- You will be given a pen and paper to take notes.
- The audio clips are played only once.
- The writing section provides a spell-checker and a word-counter.
- You are in a test room with other test-takers. Expect some noise during the speaking section.
- The supervisor may remind you if you speak too loudly into the microphone.

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