Frequently Asked Questions

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test in which four skills are tested – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking for study, work and migration. You can choose to take your IELTS test either on paper or computer, depending on your convenience.
Anyone who is 16 years or above and wishes to pursue education or work opportunities or is looking for immigration in English speaking countries can apply for IELTS Test. There are two versions in IELTS exam – Academic and General Training. IELTS Academic is for candidates wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level and for those seeking professional registration. IELTS General Training is for candidates wishing to migrate to an English speaking country and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level. The version should be chosen depending on the organization the candidate is applying to and future plans. Confirm with the organization before registering for the exam.
As IELTS test is available for more number of days now, the aspirants may visit IELTS official website for slot availability and fees details:
www.ielts.org/book-a-test/find-a-test-location.
ELTS uses 1 to 9 band scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner. A profile score is reported for each skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking). The overall band score is calculated by taking the average of the total of the four individual skills score. Overall band scores are reported nearest whole or half band. An IELTS test result is valid for 2 years.
You must write the Listening and Reading parts in pencil. You may choose to use either a pen or a pencil to take the writing section of the test.
IELTS is an international test. Examples of accents that can be heard are American, Australian, British etc...
You are allowed to carry only pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners and your passport in the examination room. Everything else like mobile phones, tabs, wrist watches and handbags must be placed in the area designated by the testing authority.
There are no pass marks in IELTS. Your performance in each section will be rated on a band scale of 1 to 9. All educational institutions set their own minimum IELTS scores eligibility if you are writing IELTS-Academics. You can apply for a re- evaluation or an Enquiry on Results, at your test centre not later than six weeks of the test date. You must pay an enquiry fee, which will be refunded if your bands score change after re-evaluation. The IELTS testing process has a very high standard of control procedures and the chances of change in scores after re-evaluation are negligible.
You will be marked as an absentee and the fee will not be refunded. If you postpone or cancel your application at least 5 weeks before the test date, you will receive a refund after deduction of administration charge. If you postpone or cancel after 5 weeks of the test date, you will be charged the full fee as long as you do not have a serious medical condition and you are able to provide a medical certificate within 5 days of the test date, you will receive a refund after deduction of administrative cost.
A candidate may retake the IELTS exam any time.
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program or CELPIP is a general English language proficiency test that allows test takers to prove his proficiency in the English language. CELPIP Exam is fully computerized and it is available in two versions: The CELPIP General: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking and its Duration is 3 hours. This is meant for Permanent Residence in Canada. CELPIP General L S (Listening, Speaking) 1 Hour 10 Minutes: This is meant for Permanent Residents in Canada to convert their PR into Citizenship.
The CELPIP Test is fully computer delivered. However, the test must be completed in person at one of the authorized test centres.
CELPIP tests are conducted at various locations. For details, please visit:
https://www.celpip.ca/take-celpip/find-a-test-date/
If you are interested in registering with Centre for Success (the authorized test centre for CELPIP and CAEL), you may do so by visiting the website:
https://www.celpip.ca/centre/india2canada/
Paper will be supplied to you at the test centre for any notes you may wish to write down. This paper must be returned to the Test Centre Supervisor at the end of the test. You may not bring any other paper into the test room.
For information on how to cancel your test date or transfer to an alternate test session, visit the Policies & Forms page at:
https://www.celpip.ca/take-celpip/policies-forms/
For information on obtaining test results, you can visit the link:
https://www.celpip.ca/take-celpip/test-results-scoring/
Each component of the test is given a CELPIP Level and there is no pass or fail. It is recommended that you contact the institution to which you are applying about their English language requirements.
The scores will be valid for 2 years from the date of the test. The length of time that your scores are considered valid by various institutions, however, is determined by their individual policies. You can obtain this information from those institutions.
You may register for no more than one Test Session within four (4) calendar days. Test session registrations that violate this rule are subject to cancellation by Paragon.
Both the tests are equally appropriate and similar on difficulty level. Choosing one over the other can be a matter of personal preference and requirement of a particular country or institution. For further details, you may check respective formats on our website.
The Canadian Academic English Language - Computer Edition or CAEL CE is a test designed to measure the English language proficiency of students planning to study in Canadian post-secondary institutions.
For information on the format of CAEL CE (Computer Edition) and the time allowed, please visit:
https://www.cael.ca/take-cael/test-format/
For information on CAEL CE (Computer Edition) scoring, please visit:
https://www.cael.ca/take-cael/test-results-scoring/
Each component of the test is given a CAEL CE score and an overall band score. There is no pass or fail on the test. It is recommended that you contact the institution to which you are applying to see what their English language requirements are.
You may register for no more than one Test Session within four (4) calendar days. Test Session registrations that violate this rule are subject to cancellation by Paragon.
For information on obtaining your CAEL CE (Computer Edition) test scores, please visit:
https://www.cael.ca/take-cael/test-results-scoring/
The scores will be available to you and other institutions for 2 years from the date of the test. The length of time that your scores are valid for various institutions however, is determined by their individual policies. You can obtain this information from the specific institution.
You should arrive at the test centre at least 45 minutes before your scheduled start time. Latecomers will be denied entrance to the test and will NOT be eligible for a refund or transfer.
For CAEL CE (Computer Edition), please review the link:
https://www.cael.ca/take-cael/test-day-information/
for details about prohibited behaviours and items.
For complete information on the transfer and cancellation policy, please visit:
https://www.cael.ca/take-cael/policies-forms/
Pearson Test of English or PTE Academic is a 3 hour long, computer-based assessment of a person’s English language ability to assess communicative skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test centre.
There are three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There is also an optional 10-minute break between the reading and listening parts. During the test, you will find twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information. All sections are conducted on a computer a microphone is used for speaking section. Each section has a fixed time and we can move forward only, there is no option of going back. Also, PTE academic results are available online in five business days
For education - All countries consider PTE valid. For PR or migration: As of now, Australia and New Zealand accept PTE. Check specific country, college, or university here:
https://pearsonpte.com/the-test/who-accepts-it/
PTE Academic is assessed using automated scoring technology and test takers are provided with a score from 10-90 overall and across all skills. Pearson’s 10-90 scale is based on the Global Scale of English.
There is no fixed minimum requirement. It is advisable to check the minimum PTE score required for the university or college in which you are seeking admission accepts PTE or not.
If your plans or availability change, you may reschedule or cancel your appointment at any time. It is highly recommended that you do this as soon as possible to reduce the cancellation fee. The easiest way to cancel or reschedule your test is online by visiting:
http://www.pearsonvue.com/pteprofessional/policies.asp
You require minimum of 5-day gap before booking for another PTE exam.

COACHING FOR TESTS

IELTS Flexi classes give you the freedom to choose the module in which you need guidance. In addition, you also get multiple options to make your own personalized coaching schedule.
We offer in-person IELTS prep courses which include 1-month and 2-month program-specific and strategy-based sessions wherein certified trainers work closely with each student in building their IELTS based grammar, vocabulary and other components. The programs include mock tests with individual assessments. Students can choose to enrol in any one of the courses.
We provide IELTS GT/AC practical classes for students who wish to enrol only for practice tests. For more details, our representative may be reached out through a call at 0172-5060156 or a visit to B-412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh.
Our trainers are certified who have complete understanding of the subject and up-to-date material for students. We truly understand that the final outcome is always in the hands of a student; but, we also believe that it is the teacher who can truly direct the student to achieve the desired goal. If you are prepared to work hard as per our guidance, there should be no reason for failure.
Our courses start at ₹ 599. For more details, our representative may be reached out through a call at 0172-5060156 or a visit to B-412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh.
he main thing that differentiates us from other coaching institutes is our methodology and the values we embody. We pride ourselves in providing the highest standards of teaching with expert advice at each stage of the student’s learning process. We pride ourselves in our highly qualified and certified trainers, and support staff who are always there to help students.
We provide the Cambridge approved material to our students. We also have accredited faculty providing individual feedback to students. We believe that thorough practice is crucial to success and help the students with all the material they require for practice.
We encourage students to discuss their requirement with us before opting for any course. For this purpose, our representative may be reached out through a call at 0172-5060156 or a visit to B-412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh.
We provide state-of-the-art infrastructure, up-to-date material, expert advice along with one-on-one guidance. In addition to that, being located in the heart of the city, we encourage our students to visit and explore surrounding places of learning like The British Library which is merely 20 metres from our office.
All the tests are equally appropriate and similar on difficulty level. Choosing one over the other can be a matter of personal preference and requirement of a particular country or institution. For further details you may check respective formats on our website.
We provide in-person classes on weekdays and online classes on weekends. Course details may be checked here -
https://www.centreforsuccess.com/CELPIPCourses.html
The in-person CELPIP theory prep course includes 2-week program-specific and strategy-based sessions wherein Paragon certified trainers work closely with each student in building their CELPIP based grammar, vocabulary and other components; and 2-week practical sessions with 4+1 mock tests with individual assessment. Students can either choose to enrol in one of the courses or both. CELPIP online prep course is different in terms of duration of the course.
Our CELPIP learning material will get you acquainted with the test format to help you in skill building which improves your confidence when writing, speaking, reading and listening in English. We do not give tests after tests to our students, rather we believe in building strong foundation and then giving students opportunity to practice the same utilising the grammar tools they have gathered.
Our courses start at ₹ 599. For more details, our representative may be reached out through a call at 0172-5060156 or a visit to B-412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh.
The main thing that differentiates us from other coaching institutes is our methodology and the values we embody. We pride ourselves in providing the highest standards of teaching with expert advice at each stage of the teaching-learning process.
We encourage students to discuss their requirement with us before opting for any course. For this purpose, our representative may be reached out through a call at 0172-5060156 or a visit to B-412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh.
It is designed to give a full CELPIP test day experience to reduce anxiety by familiarizing the students with the real test day environment. It will also boost your confidence level and allow you to preview the check-in process, rules and policies in artificial set-up.
Our trainers are certified who have complete understanding of the subject and up-to-date material for students. We truly understand that the final outcome is always in the hands of a student; but, we also believe that it is the teacher who can truly direct the student to achieve the desired goal. If you are prepared to work hard as per our guidance, there should be no reason for failure.
We provide state-of-the-art infrastructure, up-to-date material, expert advice along with one-on-one guidance. In addition to that, being located in the heart of the city, we encourage our students to visit and explore surrounding places of learning like The British Library which is merely 20 metres from our office.
Centre for Success is the first authorized centre for CELPIP and CAEL CE testing in India.
CAEL Prep course is of 4-week duration which includes program-specific and strategy-based sessions; and mock tests with individual assessment.
Our courses start at ₹ 599. For more details, our representative may be reached out through a call at 0172-5060156 or a visit to B-412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh.
Centre for Success is the first authorized centre for CELPIP and CAEL CE testing in India.

COURSES & WORKSHOPS

All these courses are driven by and based on soft-skills development. Nowadays, organizations gauge a candidate’s calibre during the screening process through soft skills. During interviews they ask questions pertaining to your behavioural skills. They throw open situations and ask you to provide solutions/suggestions to check your maturity level and emotional quotient. Also for students, emphasis is placed on delivering a speech, recitation, storytelling etc. At times, even competitions and group discussions are held. Soft skills play a vital role in determining the winners, as the judges look at these attributes. The Programs offered by Centre for Success would provide you guidance in handling such situations in a systematic and appropriate manner.
As of now all the courses listed under 'others courses' are conducted only in-person with complete trainer support. Further, speaking practice sessions, quizzes, listening skill and full course contents are taken care of by trainers in group and one-to-one sessions (if needed). We might be introducing virtual classes in near future. But we do provide online coaching for CELPIP.
Yes, we do offer special discounts during festival occasions generally. However, in order to confirm whether that’s available for you on the date of joining or not, our representative may be reached out through a call at 0172-5060156 or a visit to B-412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh.
Usually change in time slots are not permitted as a trainer is allotted for the batch and a schedule is maintained. In exceptional cases a request needs to be shared with the management in writing and the team would think over and give the decision.
You can request for extra sessions at an additional cost.
Yes, we do have corporate training programs for employees to improve their English communication skills. Our representative may be reached out through a call at 0172-5060156 or a visit to B-412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh to discuss your requirement in detail.
The course books required to master speaking English are provided by us, the moment you join. You need to come with a notebook and a pen/pencil.
You need to complete the payment process before or at the time of joining the course (registration). We do not have options for paying after joining the course or paying through instalments.
Centre for Success offers various courses for beginners and intermediate students. However, to guide you better, we encourage you to fix an appointment with our trainers and get your free 'Need Analysis' done, post which the trainers can suggest the course best suitable for you.
Yes, once you complete your course and appear in all tests (if applicable), you will be issued a certificate from Centre for Success.
All our trainers maintain a list of topics covered in each session. You may talk to your trainer and request you to be placed in any upcoming session with same topics.
Our trainers will start your session from where you are and slowly develop your English and your confidence. You may take time to get comfortable but once you give 3-4 public speaking sessions, your confidence will automatically increase. By the end of 20-25 sessions, you will have enough practice, correct grammar, fluency and most important the confidence to speak in English in a group.
The Programs offered by Centre for Success are designed in a way that benefit everyone. Being a home maker is a challenge in itself. Our programs will enhance your communication skills which is also the key factor required for better relationship bonding. Our programs not only deal with communication but also works towards a complete makeover of your persona and how to look at things in a different perception which eventually benefits in your personal and professional atmosphere. It would also enhance your skills which could be positively imparted to your children and other family members.
In any profession, the basic remains the same. You have already achieved some status in your field. Again, coming back to the basics of the corporate world, it is imperative to perform, maintain relationship, provide better customer service, manage client relationship, address people in a group or personally. To excel in today’s fast paced world and face the increasing competition, one needs to enhance certain aspects of the basic frame work. Now, we could play an important role in bridging the gap and provide you with the augmentation to your persona.
We encourage students to discuss their requirement with us before opting for any course. For this purpose, our representative may be reached out through a call at 0172-5060156 or a visit to B-412, 4th Floor, Elante Offices, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh.

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