OET 2021: Exam Dates, Full Form, Registration, Exam Fees, Booking, Official Website, Helpdesk

Apr 7, 2021 | Education

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Organized by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA), Occupational English Test (OET) is conducted 14 times a year for the candidates who are seeking job opportunities in the healthcare sector in different countries. Candidates are assessed based on their language communication skills, and are accepted by healthcare professionals who are already working in this field. The OET exam schedule for 2021 has been announced. Candidates who are willing to appear for this exam can apply online.

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.

The exam details relevant to OET 2021 are tabulated below:

OET Exam Highlights
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

Posts Offered: The exam is designed for 12 healthcare professionals which include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Radiography
  • Veterinary Science
  • Medicine
  • Speech Pathology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dietetics
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry

OET 2021 Exam Dates

Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA) organizes OET 14 times every year. OET Exam Dates are available every month. However, candidates can register for the exam only for the next three dates at a time. The OET Test Dates are tabulated below:

OET 2021 Exam Dates
Registration Start Date Registration End Date OET Test Dates OET Results Dates
September 30, 2020 December 4, 2020 January 9, 2021 January 29, 2021
September 30, 2020 December 11, 2020 January 23, 2021 February 12, 2021
September 30, 2020 January 11, 2021 February 6, 2021 February 25, 2021
September 30, 2020 January 25, 2021 February 20, 2021 March 12, 2021
October 5, 2020 February 8, 2021 March 6, 2021 March 25, 2021
October 5, 2020 February 22, 2021 March 20, 2021 April 12, 2021
November 13, 2020 March 15, 2021 April 10, 2021 April 29, 2021
November 13, 2020 March 23, 2021 April 24, 2021 May 13, 2021
November 13, 2020 April 13, 2021 May 9, 2021 May 28, 2021
November 13, 2020 May 3, 2021 May 29, 2021 June 18, 2021
November 13, 2020 May 17, 2021 June 12, 2021 July 01, 2021
November 13, 2020 May 31, 2021 June 26, 2021 July 15, 2021
November 13, 2020 June 14, 2021 July 10, 2021 July 29, 2021
November 13, 2020 June 28, 2021 July 24, 2021 August 12, 2021
November 13, 2020 July 12, 2021 August 7, 2021 August 26, 2021
November 13, 2020 August 2, 2021 August 28, 2021 September 16, 2021
November 13, 2020 August 16, 2021 September 11, 2021 October 01, 2021
November 13, 2020 August 30, 2021 September 25, 2021 October 14, 2021
November 13, 2020 September 13, 2021 October 9, 2021 October 28, 2021
November 13, 2020 September 27, 2021 October 23, 2021 November 12, 2021
November 13, 2020 October 11, 2021 November 6, 2021 November 25, 2021
November 13, 2020 October 25, 2021 November 20, 2021 December 10, 2021
November 13, 2020 November 8, 2021 December 4, 2021 January 22, 2022
November 13, 2020 November 22, 2021 December 18, 2021 January 21, 2022

OET 2021 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 2021?

The steps for doing the registration for OET exam are listed below:

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Click on the link ‘Apply Here’.
  3. Candidates will be redirected to another page which says ‘Register Now’.
  4. By clicking on ‘Register Now,’ a form will open in which candidates will have to enter the details.
  5. 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 2021 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 2021 Exam Pattern

As per the OET exam pattern, the entire exam is divided into four sections which include Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking. The exam pattern plays a significant role in the preparation of an exam. Candidates will get to know more about the paper structure, exam duration, types of questions that are asked, marking scheme, and negative marking. Candidates can check the OET exam pattern in the table below:

Sections OET 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.

OET 2021 Syllabus

Syllabus of OET plays a significant role in the preparation of the examination. Candidates will learn the entire topics and the types of questions that are asked by taking reference of syllabus and the previous year papers. The syllabus of OET comprises four sections- Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Candidates can refer to the discussion below to know more about the OET Syllabus - Click here to check the Syllabus

OET Exam Centres 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.

OET 2021 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 2021?

Follow the steps given below for downloading the OET results:

  1. Candidates can view and download the statement of results via myOET portal.
  2. On the left side of the test details, candidates will see an ACTION column.
  3. Under the ACTION column, there are small black triangles.
  4. Click on one of these triangles.
  5. Candidates will be able to download the statement of their results.
  6. If candidates cannot download the result statement, please enable all pop-ups in the web browser.

OET Preparation Tips

  • Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of the OET Syllabus. Once they have enough knowledge of the syllabus, they can easily attempt the mock test and will get to learn the actual scenario of the examination.
  • Solving the previous year question papers is actually like solving the questions that are expected in the exam. It also helps him/her analyze the paper structure and the fields in which the candidate needs improvement.
  • OET Study materials mainly include the reference books, syllabus and many more references from which candidates can practise for the exam. These books help in forming the concept of each subject.
  • Candidates can also approach OET Coaching centres which help candidates prepare for the exam better way.
  • OET Sample test also helps the candidates prepare for the upcoming exams that are held every month.

OET HelpDesk

Helpline Numbers:

  • AUS +61 3 8658 3963
  • UK +44 1202 037333
  • USA +1 855 585 0125

OET Official Website: www.occupationalenglishtest.org

Postal Address: The OET Centre PO Box 16136 Collins St West VIC 8007 Australia

Note: Candidates can also submit the request by clicking here

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