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OET Exam Online Coaching Preparation- Live Classes

The Britannica OET Online Coaching programs are structured products focused on online self-study. These courses are designed for OET aspirants who wish to practice and study at their own convenience. OET is an English Proficiency Test for healthcare professionals acknowledged by various regulatory healthcare bodies. It evaluates the English proficiency skill of the healthcare professionals who plan for registering and practising in an English – speaking country.

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The exam details relevant to OET are tabulated below:

Exam Name OET
Full Form Occupational English Test
Conducting Body Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA)
Exam Level International
Exam Fees $587 AUD
Exam Mode Computer & Paper- Delivered Test
Popular For The Healthcare Professionals who are willing to work in healthcare sectors.
Exam Frequency 14 times a year
Official Website www.occupationalenglishtest.org
Helpline Numbers
  • AUS: +61 3 8658 3963
  • UK: +44 1202 037333
  • USA: +1 855 585 0125
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What is OET Exam?

The full form of OET is Occupational English Test which is specially designed for healthcare professionals. Healthcare Professionals who are willing to work or study in the healthcare sector in countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia, can apply for this exam. By taking this exam, candidates can improve their level of English Proficiency for delivering good healthcare services.

Related Course: IELTS Online Coaching

The following professionals can opt to give the OET Exam

Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicines, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology, and Veterinary Science.

For students to be able to successfully get a good score in their OET exam they would need to know the syllabus and the exam pattern which is conducted by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA), the latest OET Pattern is as follows.

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    OET Pattern

    Test Format for OET

    The entire OET exam is divided into four sections, the Listening section, which is 50 minutes long and consists of 3 parts; the reading section, which lasts 60 minutes and is divided into 3 parts; the job-specific writing section, in which candidates are required to write a letter of recommendation, and finally the final section; the speaking section that requires the candidate to play a healthcare setting.

    • Speaking and Writing
    • Reading
    • Listening
    Sections Test Duration Description
    Listening 45 minutes OET Listening section is divided into three parts that will test the candidates listening capabilities in various fields.
    Reading 60 minutes OET Reading section is divided into three parts that will test the candidates reading capabilities in various fields.
    Writing 45 minutes OET Writing section is profession-specific, and candidates are required to write a letter of reference.
    Speaking 20 minutes OET Speaking section is profession-specific, and candidates are required to enact a roleplay from the healthcare environment.

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    OET Sections

    Each section is scored individually and the overall score is the average of the score achieved in each section. Also, all sections have a pre-set standard pattern to ensure reliable and fair evaluation of all candidates.

    OET listening Section::

    With a total duration of 45 minutes, the listening subtest consists of a total of 42 questions, which are divided into 3 parts. Candidates would hear the recorded speech once and answer the questions as they did so. The overall duration of the exam would cover topics of general health concern in all health professions.

    Part A (advice excerpts)

    For the first task, health professionals would need to gather specific information during a consultation. Candidates would have to fill in the health care professional’s notes from hearing the two recorded consultations between health care professionals and patients.

    Part B (short workplace excerpts)

    For the second task, the candidates would have to listen to several recorded excerpts, which can range from team meetings, handovers to discussions between doctor and patient, and answer a multiple-choice question for each excerpt. In the second part, the candidate is tested for identifying details from brief excerpts from the health workplace.

    Part C (excerpts from the presentation)

    The third and final task of the listening section would require candidates to listen to multiple pre-recorded presentations or interviews on a range of accessible health topics and answer multiple choice questions for each extract.

    Section on reading OET

    With a total duration of 60 minutes, the reading section consists of 42 questions, which are divided into 3 parts. Candidates would have to answer the question about generic health-related topics.

    Part A (Quick Reading)

    For the first task, candidates would have to read four short essays and find specific information from the texts. The essays made available to candidates relate to general health topics. Questions can vary from matching the following, sentence completion, to questions with short answers.

    Part B (Careful Reading)

    For the second task, candidates would receive several short texts on general health topics, and candidates would be asked to identify key points and answer multiple choice questions. The essays can cover topics ranging from guidelines, hospital guides, manuals, emails, memos to internal communication.

    Part C (Careful Reading)

    For the third and final task, related to the “Reading” section, candidates would need to identify the detailed meaning of the topic provided to them and answer several questions about it.

    OET Writing Section

    With a total duration of 45 minutes, the Writing section requires a letter from the candidate, usually a reference letter in his / her area of expertise. The candidate receives background information on their assignment, which they may or may not include in their reference letter. This particular job is job specific so while a nurse would have to write a special letter for nursing, a dentist would have to write a special letter for dentistry.

    Speaking Department

    With a total duration of 20 minutes, the candidates have to individually re-enact their professional role in real scenarios in a professional health environment. In a job-specific exercise, the candidates have to role-play their job, while the panelist plays a patient in the first part and the roles are reversed in the latter. Candidates have 3 minutes to prepare for each page before the start of each act. The role-playing games are essentially based on simulated workplace situations that reflect the mood of the healthcare sector. Candidates would be given enough background information to prepare for their role-playing games.

    Scoring System:

    For each of the sub-test that count up the OET exam , students receive a numerical score of 0-500 in 10 point increments. For example : 350, 360, 370 and so on.

    Letter Grade Numeric Score Description of ability
    A 450-500 Can communicate very fluently and effectively with patients and health care professionals using the appropriate registry, tone, and dictionary. Shows complete understanding of any type of written or spoken language.
    B 350-440 Can maintain interaction in a relevant health care setting despite occasional errors and omissions and follow the usual spoken language of his or her area of   expertise.
    C+, C 300-340, 200-290 Can maintain some interaction and understand simple factual information in his / her area of   expertise, but can ask for clarification. Frequent mistakes, inaccuracies and misuse or overuse of the technical language can lead to a burden on communication.
    D 100-190 Can maintain some interaction and understand straightforward factual information in his/her field of specialisation, but may ask for clarification. Frequent errors, inaccuracies and mis- or overuse of technical language can cause strain in communication.
    E 0-90 Can handle simple interactions on familiar topics and understand the gist in short, simple messages if he / she can ask for clarification. A high density of errors and incorrect or excessive use of technical language can lead to considerable stress and disruptions in communication.
    OET Eligibility

    OET Test Eligibility Criteria:

    Eligibility Criteria of an exam depends on multiple factors based on which candidates are judged/examined whether they are eligible for taking the exam or not. These can be any of the following- Age, Nationality, Educational Qualification, Reservation Policy, etc. Candidates who are willing to apply for OET 2021 exam must go through the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

    Age Requirements

    CBLA has not mentioned any specific age criteria for the candidates who are willing to appear for the OET examination.

    Educational Qualification

    CBLA has not set an educational qualification for the candidates to appear for the OET exam. Students who are willing to work in the health care sector are eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates must note that the exam is accepted by the healthcare professionals in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia.

    OET Syllabus

    OET Section-wise Syllabus

    OET Listening Section

    A total duration of 45 minutes, the Listening consists of a total of 42 questions parted into 3 parts. Students would each hear the recorded speech once and would be expected to answer the questions while at it. The total duration of the exam would include dealing with topics of generic healthcare interests across all Medical Students.

    OET Reading Section

    As a total duration of 60 minutes, the Reading section is made up of 42 questions, divided into 3 parts. Students will require to answer the question of generic medical related topics.

    OET Writing Section

    A total duration of 45 minutes, the Writing section needs the students to write a letter, usually a letter of reference in his/her field of specialty. The stiudent will be provided with background information to his work which he may or may not incorporate into his reference letter. This particular task is work-specific, hence while a nurse would have to write a letter specific to nursing a dentist would be required to write a reference letter specific to dentistry.

    Speaking Section

    With a total duration of 20 minutes, students are needed to individually enact their professional role in real-life scenarios in a professional medical environment. A profession-specific exercise, students are required to roleplay their profession while the panelist plays a patient for the first part, and the roles are reversed in the latter. Students are given 3 minutes to prepare for each side before the start of each act. The roleplays are basically based on mock workplace situations that reflect the mood of the medical environmement. The students would be given enough background information to prepare for their roleplay sessions.

    Training

    Salient Features of OET training @ Britannica Overseas Education

    • 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
    • OET Practice Test Plus from Pearson vue issued as courseware.
    • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making the sessions personalized.
    • Teaching pedagogy involving a very strong focus on enhancing the. performance in all the i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.
    • Guiding with approach towards different question types and providing sufficient practice in test.
    • 3 full-length mock tests.
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    • Availability of Weekdays (Tuesday to Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday and Sunday, 4 hours per day) under Regular Mode.
    • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday to Sunday, 4 hours every day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest.
    • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India.

    Once the test is over, the answers are given explaining marking scheme. Then the same test is replayed taking pauses at every answer and explaining the same to students. In this way, the practice on all test is completed. After classroom sessions, mock-tests are conducted simulating the testing conditions and scores are given for each mock test.

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    OET Result

    OET Results

    Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check their results on myOET portal. The exam is conducted every month, so the authority also announces the results after 15-20 days once the exam is over. OET results are available in the form of a scorecard. The scorecard contains all the essential information related to the candidate. It is advisable to keep the scorecard safe until the admission process is completed.

    How to check OET Results

    Follow the steps given below for downloading the OET results:

    • Candidates can view and download the statement of results via myOET portal.
    • On the left side of the test details, candidates will see an ACTION column.
    • Under the ACTION column, there are small black triangles.
    • Click on one of these triangles.
    • Candidates will be able to download the statement of their results.
    • If candidates cannot download the result statement, please enable all
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    OET Exam Registration
    Candidates who are willing to take the exam can do the OET registration within the specified date & time. Candidates will have to register online by visiting the official website. The OET exam dates are available in the Exam Dates section for every month. Candidates must remember that they can register for the exam only for the next three dates at a time.

    How to register for the OET Exam?
    The steps for doing the registration for OET exam are listed below:

    Visit the official website.

    • Click on the link ‘Apply Here’.
    • Candidates will be redirected to another page which says ‘Register Now’.
    • By clicking on ‘Register Now,’ a form will open in which candidates will
    • have to enter the details.
    • Candidates will have to click the checkbox and click on the ‘Sign Up’ button.
    • OET Application Fee
    • The OET exam fees is $587 AUD. 1 AUD is equivalent to 56.08 INR. It is
    • advised that candidates should fill the application form within the mentioned date to avoid late fees.

    OET Exam Centre in India

    The OET exam is held 14 times a year across 120 locations in around 40 countries. In India, the OET exam is held across major cities, which includes the following:

    • Ahmedabad
    • Amritsar
    • Bengaluru
    • Chandigarh
    • Chennai
    • Coimbatore
    • Hyderabad
    • Kochi
    • Kolkata
    • Mumbai
    • New Delhi
    • Thiruvananthapuram.

    Candidates must note that the exact venue for the OET exam is not disclosed. It depends on the strength of the candidates who are appearing for the exam on a particular day.

    OET Reference Books:

    There are several study materials which are available online the candidates can refer to in their preparation. These study materials can be anything like books, previous year papers, mock tests etc. Also, there are some books as recommended by the experts and the toppers of the entrance exam. Candidates can refer to the books listed below for the OET entrance exam.

    • Nurses’ Guide to the Updated OET 2.0 ( Speaking & Writing)
    • OET Preparation (Cambridge)
    • Kaplan Official Guide to OET.
    • Kaplan Official Guide to OET 2.0.
    • OET Updated Prep Plus For Nurses: The 3-in-1 Guide For Writing, Speaking & Listening.

    FAQ's

    What is the cost of the OET exam?

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Can I shift from OET Classroom to OET Live classes?

    How will I know about batch schedule?

    You will be communicated the batch schedule by your Center Manager. In case of any change in the batch timings, students are informed in advance by SMS/Whatsapp or by email.

    What will happen if a candidate is not How many times can I attempt the OET Exam?to attempt the IELTS test?

    The OET test can be attempted as many times as the candidate wants to improve his score. The OET test is held twice in a given month.