Format of CELPIP
The test is completely computer-based and consists of four section - Listening, reading, writing and speaking. The total length of all four sections is 180 minutes. The entire test is completed in one sitting with no separate speaking session. The Listening and Reading Tests contain unscored items used for test development and have the same format as the scored items. CELPIP test scores have been aligned to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Levels 3 to 12.
Section 1: Listening; 47-55 minutes
Section 2: Reading; 55-60 minutes
Section 3: Writing; 53-60 minutes
Section 4: Speaking; 15-20 minutes