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CELPIP(Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is a proficiency test taken by professionals and immigrants for permanent residency applications and professional designations.
Each section of CELPIP General and CELPIP General LS has a CELPIP level, usually your CELPIP score. Your CELPIP test scores have been set for reference against the CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level.
The following table shows the CELPIP descriptor for each CLB level.
|CLB Level||CELPIP Level||CElPIP Descriptor|
|0,1,2||M||Minimal proficiency or insufficient information to assess|
|3||3||Some proficiency in limited contexts|
|4||4||Adequate proficiency for day to day activities|
|5||5||Acquiring proficiency in workplace and community context|
|6||6||Developing proficiency in workplace and community contexts|
|7||7||Adequate proficiency in workplace and community contexts|
|8||8||Good proficiency in workplace and community contexts|
|9||9||Effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts|
|10||10||Highly effective proficiency in workplace and community contexts|
|11||11||Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts|
|12||12||Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts|
As the reading and listening test of CELPIP contains multiple-choice questions, the CELPIP score is evaluated against the number of correct answers. There are 38 questions in the reading and listening sections. So, the CELPIP level is set according to the number of right answers from 38 questions in each section.
The table below shows the CELPIP level in the Reading Test that corresponds to the number of correct answers. With the increase in difficulty level, scores may vary depending upon the level of question.
|Reading Score Out of 38||CELPIP Level|
The table below shows the CELPIP Level in the Listening Test that corresponds to the number of correct answers. With the increase in the level of difficulty, scores may vary depending upon the level of the question.
|Listening Score Out of 38||CELPIP Level|
Marking in Listening and reading is comparatively easy as it does not count against other marking criteria. But, for the writing and speaking test, expert examiners evaluate the answer against various factors like grammar, structure and vocabulary .
In Speaking Test and Writing Test examiners analyse candidate’s level of communication in response to different tasks allocated .Test -takers are allotted CELPIP level M to 12 depending upon the following criteria:
The Following Factors Determine The CELPIP Level in The Speaking Test:
A Candidate’s Writing Skills are Assessed on The Following Factors:
CELPIP speaking and writing tests are assessed by multiple raters. While a minimum of three raters assess CELPIP Speaking, a CELPIP Writing Task is rated by four raters. These raters are well-trained to analyse specific details in your answer. They work independently of one another.
Once the initial rating of a test taker’s response is done, the raters are asked for an agreement.If the ratings do not match, a benchmark rater is assigned to assess the performance. A benchmark rater is an experienced rater who analyses minor details and is consistent in his work. Benchmark raters are unknown about initial ratings.
The final speaking and writing scores are then transformed into a CELPIP level.
It is essential to know the format of the CELPIP Test to Understand the CELPIP Score system. At first, it may not seem very clear, but the CELPIP scoring system is designed to provide efficient results to the candidates.
CELPIP listening and reading tests are assessed based on correct answers to multiple-choice questions. While speaking and writing tests, scores are provided considering different language parameters essential for basic communication.