OET: Occupational English Test


OET is an extra special test, developed to evaluate healthcare professionals’ English language proficiency and clinical communication. It’s amazing to hear that OET is valid in the world’s top 12 high economic countries.

This means by clearing one exam you will be eligible to apply in more than 15 different countries based on your choice. These are Canada, Maldives, Malta, Namibia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, UK, UAE, Australia, the UK, the USA, New Zealand, and Ireland.

OET was designed to encompass 12 different healthcare professionals like dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech pathology, and veterinary science.

As an additional information, you must know that OET was developed in the late 1980s by professor Tim McNamara, under the direction by the Australian National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) who was the test's administrator at the time. Since March 2013 the test has been owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA), a venture between Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute.

Different Modes of OET Delivery:


OET exams are delivered by two modes:

1. OET on Computer at a Test Venue
2. OET on Paper at a Test Venue

Candidates who choose OET on a computer at a test venue will only be able to take up Reading, Listening, and Writing at the test venue. The speaking test can be taken at home via Zoom on a tablet or using the computer.

Documents Required For OET Exam:


  • A valid email address
  • Valid ID Proof
  • Photograph
  • Visa or Mastercard credit card


OET Exam: How To Apply:


  • Click on the Book button on the official OET Website i.e., https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org
  • Choose the exam delivery mode, (i.e) OET on computer or OET on paper
  • Submit your email id, the preferred official name and your country location.
  • On the “About You Section”, You are asked to fill in your bio details like your gender, date of birth, first language and, name as on documents
  • Mention the OET on a computer, specify the month and select the test option (medicine or nursing).
  • Choose a preferred location and find the test centres.
  • Upload id proof and process the payment (The OET Centre accepts Visa and MasterCard).
  • Candidates will receive a confirmation email with all the relevant information about the OET Exam.


OET Exam Pattern:


In order to test your English Language Skills along with clinical communication, OET Test has 4 subtypes that are Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.


Reading Writing Listening Speaking
The Reading subsection is divided into 3 parts A, B and C that test the candidates’ reading capabilities in various formats. It is profession-specific and requires candidates to write a letter of reference. The Listening subsection is divided into 3 parts A, B and, C that test the candidates listening capabilities in various formats. The Writing subsection is profession-specific and requires candidates to enact a roleplay from the healthcare environment.
42 questions
Part A: 20 questions (15min)
Part B and C: 22 questions (45min)
It includes case notes Part A: 1-24 questions
Part B: 25-30 MCQs.
Part C: 31-36 questions
It checks inter personal skills via communication with the interlocutor
60 Minutes 45 Minutes 45 Minutes 20 Minutes


OET Preparation Tips:


Similar to other exam preparations, students can choose to study on their own or join a coaching centre to prepare for the OET exam. The decision lies entirely up to the candidate, as you need to see whether you have enough time and resources for both. For help related to OET exam preparation, you are requested to send us a query at info@jskilzglobal.com. Our global healthcare experts’ team will guide you with the key tips to maximize the success rate.

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OET Eligibility Criteria:


  • The candidates must have passed their 12th standard or its equivalent exam from a recognized board. An applying candidate must have qualified his/her class 12 exams with 50% marks of minimum aggregate.
  • Age: 16 or Above


OET Fees:


OET Registration: Candidates looking to register for the OET exam would be required to pay an OET Exam fee of AUD $587 or Rs 32,159.34 (AUD $1 = 54.79) as part of the registration process.

OET Test Dates 2022:


For the OET exam dates visit the link given https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/book-oet/

OET Exam Result:


The council announces OET results, approximately after 16 working days from the date of exam.

Best OET Exam Consultant: Why Choose Jskilz Global?


If you are planning to appear in OET exam, then your foremost priority should be expert guidance and continuous support till success. JskilzGlobal is a top-notch UK immigration Consulting Agency for Healthcare professionals which end your search. It owns a team of experts who have more than 10 years of experience in the same field and have mentored hundreds of students meanwhile.

OET is quiet expensive if you compare it with IELTS. So, you must be serious if you are thinking to appear for OET. Jskilz global will help you out not only with pro tips but also with all supporting materials and practice guides.

For more details, you can contact us on our website or send us your query via info@jskilzglobal.com.

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