FAQs for OET 2022: Frequently asked Questions


3 mins read1.6K Views
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 18:25 IST

A lot of times healthcare professionals can have inquiries regarding the Occupational English Test (OET). In the below mentioned OET FAQs, we have tried to explain to candidates wanting to appear for the examination all the important aspects of the same.

How is OET different from other English Tests?

The OET is designed for 12 specific healthcare professions and candidates belonging to a similar discipline are advised to take the exam. As part of the OET Exam Pattern, the exam requires candidates to solve healthcare scenarios during the English and Communication Skills tests.

What countries recognize OET as proof of English Language Proficiency?

OET is recognized as proof of English Language proficiency by health regulators across Australia, Canada, Ireland, Maldives, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

What is the price of OET? What are the payment methods for the same?

Healthcare professionals looking to appear for their OET are required to pay a registration fee of $587 AUD for the exam. All payments towards OET are required to be made through the online method, using a valid Visa or Master Card. 

You might be interested in these free downloads
GMAT 2022 Exam: Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation Tips, Result & Score
GMAT 2022 Exam: Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibi...20k downloads
IELTS Exam 2022: Exam Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation Tips, Results
IELTS Exam 2022: Exam Dates, Registration, Fees, E...65k downloads
SAT Exam 2022: Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation, Results & Score
SAT Exam 2022: Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibil...32k downloads

What is the duration of OET?

Aspirants looking to appear for the exam should be aware that the test is divided into four sections, i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Candidates are required to complete each subtest within the stipulated section time. Candidates should keep the entire day aside to complete their OET. The exam does not occupy your entire day, however, candidates are advised to not schedule any other planned activity throughout the day.

What is the application procedure for OET?

Healthcare aspirants looking to appear for their OET are required to register for the exam via the online method only. Candidates need to visit the application page on the official OET website and create an OET Login and build a profile. Candidates would be required to upload their photos and documents as they move along the registration process.

How do candidates receive their OET results?

Candidates should know that their OET results are published on the official website 17 days after the day of the test. Healthcare professionals can access their results by visiting their profiles on the official website.

Can students receive a copy of the test or receive feedback?

Due to various reasons, the testing body is unable to release test papers of candidates or provide feedback on the same. Candidates who want to receive feedback can enrol in various English schools and colleges that teach OET courses.

What is the validity of the OET exam?

There is no blanket validity for OET. The exam is accepted in multiple countries and each country and the medical board pertaining to the country has the discretionary power to decide the validity for the said exam.

What are the items allowed in the OET Test Venue?

Candidates should be careful to check the exhaustive list of items that are allowed and prohibited on the premises of the examination hall on the day of the exam. It is important to go through the list to avoid any last-minute hassle. Electronic items such as mobile phones, cameras, tablets, and music players are strictly prohibited from the examination. Candidates are required to check the list of items from the official website before appearing for the exam.

What are OET Cancellation Charges?

Candidates looking to appear for their OET exam can defer up to the last moment. However, candidates appearing to defer or change the date of the examination are required to pay a fee for the same. Candidates can check the official website to know the updated charges regarding the same.

About the Author
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert

With over 8 years of experience in overseas education, Rahul Singha has been previously associated with prominent education houses. He is also responsible for keeping a sharp eye on education policies of major study... Read Full Bio





8 months ago

Which is venue ( City ) for December 18 , 2021 exam in india ?

Reply to Swapnil


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

8 months ago

Hello Swapnil. You can check out the OET Test Centres here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/exams/oet/test-centres



9 months ago

After the clear the oet exam , can i able to register as pharmacist in Canada or other countries ?

Reply to Aayushi


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

8 months ago

Hello Aayushi. Professionals who are required to prove their English proficiency to be able to work or study in the healthcare sector in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia are required to appear for the OET exam.

We use cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.