The most common question is which one is easier? This is not the right question. The right question is: Which one should I choose based on my current situation? In this article, I will outline some important points that you need to consider before you choose one.
Some important characteristics of CELPIP, which might be positive or negative for some of you.
- It is computer-based
- You use headphones
- The Reading and Listening questions are multiple-choice and do not require spelling and writing
- They use Canadian accent
- During the Speaking section, you will be sitting in a room with several people who are speaking at the same time
- The types of questions are predictable most of the time
- You usually receive the result in a few days.
- You can do only the Listening and Speaking sections for Canadian Citizenship or all the 4 sections for Immigration, Real Estate, etc.
- It is accepted mainly in Canada
- It is not accepted for university entrance
- You cannot use your extra time in the Reading and Writing for another passage or writing.
Some important characteristics of IELTS, which might be positive or negative for some of you.
- There is a General version for immigration and an Academic one for university education
- They use a variety of accents, British, Australian, American, Canadian
- You can choose paper-based or computer-based format, but the Speaking section is in person with one candidate only
- The Listening section has some questions that require correct spelling
- It is accepted worldwide
- The Writing section is more challenging
- You can split the time for the Reading and Writing sections anyway you wish.