OET Exam Dates 2022 in India: How to Choose OET Test Dates

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Updated on Jun 29, 2022 04:20 IST

OET Exam Dates 2022: The full form of OET is the Occupational English Test or OET and the OET exam is conducted by the Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA). Healthcare professionals who are looking to study or work in the healthcare sector in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Maldives, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America are required to appear for the OET exam to be able to prove their proficiency in the English Language.

The OET exam is held twice every month or there are 24 OET test days in a year. The OET exam is held across multiple major cities in India and candidates looking to register for their OET exam are required to pay an OET exam fee of $587 AUD. Though OET test dates are available every month, however, candidates can only register for their OET exam for the next three available test dates at a time. In this article, we are going to be talking about OET dates in 2022 and OET results dates in 2022. Read on to know more about the OET exam dates. 

OET Exam Dates in 2022

The OET exam dates 2022 are out. Candidates looking to book their OET slot can check out the OET dates for 2022 below.

OET at Home

OET at Home: Given the pandemic, COVID-19, the conducting body of the OET exam has launched the OET at Home. This is the identical OET exam that is conducted at a test centre. However, the OET at Home would be an OET computer-based test that would be conducted from the safety of the home of the candidate. The OET at Home - computer-based test is currently available in select destinations and for Medicine and Nursing subjects. More subjects are being added to the facility. The initiative has been done to make the OET exam more inclusive of healthcare professionals who are planning to go abroad to work or study and need OET scores as part of their application process.

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OET Exam Dates 2022

OET Dates 2022

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OET Results Date 2022

January 08, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: December 03, 2021

January 28, 2022

January 22, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021 

End Date: December 10, 2021

February 11, 2022

February 05, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: January 10, 2022

February 24, 2022

February 19, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: January 24, 2022

March 10, 2022

March 05, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date:  February 07, 2022

March 25, 2022

March 19, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: February 21, 2022

April 07, 2022

April 09, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: March 14, 2022

May 02, 2022

April 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: March 22, 2022

May 13, 2022

May 07, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: April 11, 2022

May 26, 2022

May 28, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: May 02, 2022

June 17, 2022

June 11, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: May 16, 2021

July 1, 2022

June 25, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: May 30, 2022

July 14, 2022

July 09, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: June 13, 2022

July 28, 2022

July 23, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: June 27, 2022

August 11, 2022

August 06, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date:  July 11, 2022

August 25, 2022

August 27, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 9, 2021

End Date:  August 1, 2022

September 15, 2022

September 10, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: August 15, 2022

September 29, 2022

September 24, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End date: August 29, 2022

October 14 2022

October 08, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: September 12, 2022

October 27, 2022

October 22, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: September 26, 2022

November 11, 2022

November 05, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: October 10, 2022

November 24, 2022

November 19, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: October 24, 2022

December 08, 2022

December 03, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09 2021

End Date November 7, 2022

January 05, 2023

December 17, 2022

Saturday

Start Date: August 09, 2021

End Date: November 21, 2022

January 20, 2023

Note that the booking closing dates refer to OET on paper. Bookings for OET on the computer at a test venue close 10 days before the test date (11:59 PM UTC time); bookings for OET Home close 7 days before the test date (11:59 PM UTC time).

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OET Exam Eligibility 

Candidates looking to appear for the OET exam are required to closely follow the OET eligibility guidelines to be able to register for the OET test. 

OET Eligibility: Age Requirements

CBLA the conducting body of the OET exam has not mentioned any age limit for the OET exam. There are no age criteria for candidates wanting to appear for the OET exam. Hence, candidates wanting to go abroad to countries that accept OET are required to register for the OET exam on the official website, here: https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/book-oet/

OET Eligibility: Education Qualification

Again, CBLA has not laid down any specific educational qualifications required by the candidate to appear for the OET Exam. Hence, as long as the student is looking to work in the health care sector he is eligible to apply for the OET exam. Candidates should just note that the OET exam is accepted by healthcare professionals who are looking to work or study in the healthcare sector in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Maldives, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

OET Exam Pattern

The OET exam pattern is divided into four sections, the Listening Section, which is for 50 minutes in duration and is made up of 3 parts; the Reading Section, which is for 60 minutes and divided into 3 parts; the Writing Section, which is profession-specific and requires candidates to write a letter of recommendation and is for 45 minutes and finally the last section; the Speaking Section that requires the candidate to enact a setting from the healthcare environment in 20 minutes.

OET Paper Pattern 2022

Below is the OET exam pattern in detail. 

OET Exam Pattern/ Sections

Test Duration

OET Test Description

Listening

45 minutes

The Listening subsection is divided into 3 parts that test the candidates listening capabilities in various formats.

Reading

60 minutes

The Reading subsection is divided into 3 parts that test the candidates reading capabilities in various formats.

Writing

45 minutes

The Writing subsection is profession-specific and requires candidates to write a letter of reference.

Speaking

20 minutes

The Writing subsection is profession-specific and requires candidates to enact a roleplay from the healthcare environment.

OET Preparation Tips

Similar to other exam prep, students can choose to study on their own or join a coaching centre to prepare for the OET exam. It is important for candidates The decision lies entirely up to the candidate, as you need to see whether you have enough time and resources for both. Newer methods of studying are gaining popularity, like online OET prep classes. It includes both self-studying and coaching class methods. You join a virtual classroom and you learn in the comfort of your home. To choose the best method to prepare for OET you first need to look at your criteria and decide accordingly. Check out our OET preparation plan for beginners on our website. 

OET Results

Candidates who have successfully appeared for their Occupational English Test (OET) can view their OET test scores after 16 business days from each test date. Candidates are required to enter their OET Login credentials to get access to their online profiles where their OET scores would be published. Furthermore, candidates can also download the hard copy of their OET statement of results from their online profile.

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OET Exam Dates 2022 FAQs

Still, have doubts? Check out our OET frequently asked questions to understand the nuances of the OET Dates better.

What is the eligibility to appear for the OET test?

The OET exam is for healthcare professionals who are looking to work or study in the healthcare sector in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Maldives, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America hence, it is important that all applicants possess in-depth certification in similar fields. 

When can I appear for the OET test?

The OET test is held twice in a given month. Candidates can select a date that is most appropriate to them and register for the exam.  

Is there any age limit set under the OET exam eligibility?

There is no set age limit for candidates wanting to appear for the OET test. 

What is the fee for the OET exam in India?

The OET test is priced at AUD $587. Special requests such as late registrations and rescheduling come with an additional cost as is mentioned in the article above. 

Is there any concession on the OET fee for students?

The OET test is priced at AUD $587 and is competitive in nature as compared to other English language tests and there are no concessions. 

How many times is the OET conducted in a year?

The OET test is conducted twice in a given month. Hence, in one calendar year, the OET test is conducted 24 times. 

Is the OET test available online?

Yes. The OET test is available in both internet and paper-based mode for the convenience of the test taker.   

What is the hardest part of the OET test?

This is a very subjective question and students should note that one of the biggest advantages of the OET test is that it is held twice a month. Candidates can book the test whenever they have prepared for the exam and are confident about their performance in the exam. 

Can I prepare for OET at home?

Yes. Candidates can follow our preparation guide or visit the official website to learn about the at-home preparation strategy to score well in their next OET exam. 

Is possible to prepare for OET in a week?

The key to a good OET score is ample preparation. Candidates who have prior knowledge of the OET exam can appear for the test with a week of preparation. However, candidates who are relatively new are advised to prepare well before booking their OET test slot. 

What is a good OET score?

OET does not have a good score benchmark. However, candidates are expected to comfortably get well over the 350 marks in each sub-test to be eligible for the best opportunities. Candidates are always advised to check with the significant council or board to stay up-to-date with the current demand of the market. 

Comments

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I am registered Nurse mumbai high level English will this terms of study get me through the exam

Reply to Clotilda Mendes

Give points or hints that will boost my overall eagerness to this study

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Ashka Shah

4 weeks ago

I had completed my microbiology am i eligible for oet?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

4 weeks ago

Hello Ashka. OET is an English language test for healthcare professionals. So you have to check whether the profession or university you are applying to accepts OET or not. If they do accept OET you can appear for the OET exam. Or else you are not required to appear for the OET exam

Hi plzz help me i have bams degree ( ayurveda doctor) is m eligible for OET exam ?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

4 weeks ago

Hello Jaspreet. OET is an English language test for healthcare professionals. So you have to check whether the profession or university you are applying to accepts OET or not. If they do accept OET you can appear for the OET exam. Or else you are not required to appear for the OET exam

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Blessing Oruonye

3 months ago

Kindly share dates for exams in Nigeria

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

3 months ago

Hello. You can visit the official website of OET to know about the OET exam dates for Nigeria. The link to the official website is mentioned in the article above.

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