My question is is CELBAN a paper and pen type of exam?

Hello Kim,

I am so glad that I found your page discussing about CELBAN. Well I am so clueless with this examination but I had so many exam in IELTS. Let me begin by giving you a brief introduction of myself, I am an RN in the Philippines and aspiring to become RN here in Canada. At present I am working as a caregiver… I came here last year July 2012. Just like other aspiring nurses, My passion to become an RN here is immeasurable, however since I am not a native English speaker, english exam is a must. Here are some of my scores in IELTS under Academic training:

Listening 7.5
Reading. 8.0
Writing. 7.0 (6.5)
Speaking.7.0 (6.5)

You might be wondering why I have so many scores in speaking and writing, that is because my scores in those areas are not consistent but if you would notice all my objective exam I am pretty stable, with my writing I know I get into trouble probably because my writing is a bit small, so you cannot discern letter A, E, O 🙂 with speaking idk, generally I would have 7.0 sometimes 6.5. With my scores you think i’ll have a chance in passing the CELBAN? I still don’t know how it goes.
My question is is CELBAN a paper and pen type of exam esp. on the writing per se? I did not came across with this info. Just want to thank you first and foremost for spearheading this tutorials that is very very important to people like me 🙂 thank you for your your persistence in making people’s dream come true in your own special way. Way to go!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Mary

Multiple Choice ExamDear Mary,

 
Thank you for your email, and for the details. In reading your email you have much to be proud about. While your score is not quite high enough to be accepted by the college of nurse, it is tremendous and much higher than many others. 
 
It is quite common for people to have variable scores on the same exam. This makes it tremendously difficult to assume that because you get a certain score, you will be able to obtain that score again. 
 
If your handwriting is an issue, it would be important to spend 30 minutes a day writing, and focusing on writing with larger lettering. Over time, and with practice, it will become natural to you to write larger. Handwriting is important, when considering the CELBAN, as the exam is pen and paper. It is not administered via computer. Only the listening exam and parts of reading do not require writing as the questions are multiple choice. 
 
Considering your situation you may want to read:
 
In reading your writing I am confident in your ability to pass the CELBAN with a little direction and instruction. Like those who wrote these messages to me, your writing and grammar are strong and I predict that you would progress from CELBANPrep Writing Level One to Level Two, passing the mid session evaluation with ease. 
 
I just got to the end of your email and read, “Just want to thank you first and foremost for spearheading this tutorials that is very very important to people like me 🙂 thank you for your your persistence in making people’s dream come true in your own special way. Way to go!!!” I smiled. Thank you for recognizing what I have done, and how important it is to me to support people in obtaining their dreams. I can tell you, Mary, I hope you do subscribe to CELBANPrep as I would enjoy being your writing coach, walking along you on your path to success as a nurse one step at a time! 
 
You have a wonderful day as well! 
 
Kim
 
Please note, while you can use your iPad for Speaking Conference Calls and other webinars, CELBANPrep requires Adobe Flash, which is not supported by Apple products. 

2 responses to “My question is is CELBAN a paper and pen type of exam?

  1. Mary Drean Macalalad

    I am happy to see my letter here Kim 🙂 and I am getting excited to be working with you 😀

    • Oh Mary,
      You made my day! Thank you!
      You are an inspiration to many, and will touch the lives of even more!
      As you say, “More Power!”
      🙂 Kim

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