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OET is an English language test tailor made for appraising the English language skills of healthcare professionals who plan to register and practise in an English speaking setting. OET stands for Occupational English Test.
Though there are a number of English Language proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE, OETcarved a niche for itself in test prep domain. Health care professionals and students choose OETover other English language proficiency tests because OET is specifically calibrated to help them prove their English language proficiency in their intended areas of work or study.
As the setting, information, and vocabulary used in OET is more healthcare-centered, health care professionals will be much more confidant in taking the test because they are dealing with something they know intimately. Health care organizations and watchdogs prefer OET as it helps them hand-pick the best healthcare personnel with the stipulated level of English language proficiency required to provide safe and high quality care. These organizations will be much more keen to accept OET as a prerequisite as it tests language skills that the candidates are going to use in a real life professional situation. OET has been created specifically for healthcare professionals in 12 different segments.
The Twelve Healthcare Professions that OET Covers
- Occupational Therapy,
- Speech Pathology
- Veterinary Science.
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OET Test Format
Just as all other English language proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL and PTE, OET measures your ability in four different areas of language. The reading and listening are common across the twelve specialties, whereas writing and speaking are different for different specialization areas.
- Reading – Common for all twelve professions – 60 Minutes
- Listening- Common for all twelve professions – 45 Minutes
- Writing – Profession specific- – 45 Minutes
- Speaking.- Profession specific – 20 Minutes
|# of Parts
|# of Questions
|Types of materials/tasks
|consultation extracts, workplace extracts, presentation extracts
|Expeditious reading task Careful reading tasks
|Referral letter, Transfer letter, discharge letter, Advise letter, Response to complaint letter
OET Listening Sub-test
Comprised of three parts the OET listening sub test challenges the test-taker with 42 questions. The topics covered are generic in nature and can be easily related and understood by healthcare professionals across the spectrum. The entire audio for the listening test will last for 40 minutes, which includes recorded speeches as well as pauses. An OET test-taker will hear each audio just once only and is supposed to write down answers while listening.
The Structure of the OET Listening Sub-test
The listening sub tests has three different parts called Part A, Part B and Part C.
Part A of OET listening sub-test presents the test taker with extracts from consultations. The duration of each of these two consultation extract would be 5 minutes each. Part A measures your ability to understand specific information from a recorded consultation between a patient and a healthcare professional. The information the test taker grasps from the consultation should be used to complete the notes of the health care professional.
Part B of the OET listening sub-test presents the test taker with 6 short workplace extracts and the test taker will have to answer, one Multiple choice question from each of these extracts. The section measures the test-takers ability to understand summary, details, point of view or objectives various stake holders in the healthcare workplace. The situations presented to the test- takers are team interactions, duty handovers, even patient-professional conversations.
Part C of the OET listening sub-test challengesthe test- taker with a recorded presentation or an interview. The topics would be common across healthcare specialties and could be understood by anyone in the healthcare industry easily. Each extract presents the test taker with 6 questions each. Duration of the extracts would be 5 minutes each.
|Type of materials
|Type of questions
|Number of questions
|11 min (approximately)
|short workplace extracts
|Multiple choice questions
|9 min (approximately)
|presentation /interview extracts
|20 min (approximately)
The OET listening is designed to evaluate five distinct types of information. The listening test certainly want the test -taker to identify specific information. It also expect the candidates to get the details from the recordings. Ability to understand the summary is another important skill that is tested in the OET listening. Speakers point of view or objective should also be understood by the test-takers. The best part about the OET listening test is that it does not complicate things because it simply uses only two different questions types. The two types questions that are used in OET listening are Notes completion and multiple choice questions.
The OET Listening test is evaluated partly by humans and partly by machines. The Part A is evaluated by trained and certified OET evaluators who double-mark the answers for ensuring accuracy. To avoid discrepancies emerging from conflict of interest, normally a random assignment method of answers is used. Part B and C of the OET listening is evaluated by computers. The machine evaluation process consists of two steps: first automatic scanning of the answers and second scoring.
The human evaluation of the test is done not based on the interpretation of the individual evaluators or assessors rather it is done adhering strictly to the marking guide. Even the evaluators undergo scrutiny for ensuring aptness and reliability.
The OET Reading Sub-Test
Spanning across three parts and a with a total duration of 60 minutes, the OET reading sub-test presents the test -taker with 42 questions that are drawn from common healthcare topics that can be easily understood by prospective test takers across all twelve professions that are covered in the OET examination. Two different type of reading style could be employed to ace the test because Part A of OET reading sub test presents you with the expeditious reading takes where as part B & C presents the test taker with ‘careful reading task.
Part A- Expeditious Reading Task- 15 Minutes
As the name suggests this part measures the test-takers ability to identify specific information within a very short time span effectively. 20 questions drawn from four short texts concerning a single healthcare topic are presented to the test taker. In this the segment the test-taker will encounter questions types such as, sentence completion, matching and short answer questions
Part B & Part C- 45 Minutes
Part -B-careful reading tasks
In part B of the OET Reading subtest, the test taker should read and understand six short texts obtained from a healthcare context. Each of these 100-150 long texts might be drawn from policy papers, hospital rules, handbooks. The texts might also be taken from electronic mails or memos used for communication within the healthcare establishments. Each of this text is followed by one multiple choice question with three options.
Part -C- careful reading task
Aimed at measuring the test-taker’s comprehension of detailed meaning and points of view from lengthy texts, section C of the OET reading subtest comes with two 800 word long texts with 8 multiped choice question for each text. Each of these 16 Multiple choice questions carry 4 options each for the test taker to choose from.
Part A is literally a race against time as the test taker is supposed complete, 20 questions within the stipulated time of 15 minutes. This certainly challenges test -taker’s ability to quickly read the text verbatim or browse the text cursorily. Apart from one’s facility with English Language in general, one must also rely on his or her understanding of practices used in medical documentation as well as presentation of numbers and textual content. The key in OET reading sub-tests is identifying factual information rather than opinions or summary.
While part A requires a worm’s eye view to be successful part B & C rely heavily on a Birds’ eye view. Part B focuses on ideas at sentence level, which means that the test taker has to get a hold of the details, summary and even the main idea of the passages. The passages or texts will normally be drawn from intricate documents found in healthcare establishments. Part C
Checks whether test taker can read lengthy texts and comprehend a variety of factors such as direct or inferred information as well as authors point of view or mindset. Understanding of complex vocabulary and sentence fragments also takes you a long way in properly answering the questions in this section.
|Types of materials
|Types of questions
|# of questions
|4 Short texts (Expeditious reading)
|Matching, Sentence completion, Short answer
|6 Short texts (100-150 words) Careful reading
|3-Option Multiple choice questions
|45 minutes (Common for B&C)
|Long texts 800 words Careful reading
|4-option Multiple choice questions
|45 minutes (Common for B&C)
OET Writing Sub-Test
The OET writing subtest presents the taker with a profession specific writing task, which lasts for 45 minutes. The test taker will be given task instruction and stimulus material . The task ideally is writing a letter such as referral letter. Some times test – takers are supposed to write other types of letters such as Transfer letter, Discharge letter, advise/inform letter, and response to a complaint letter.
The OET writing subtest is evaluated by two separate evaluators each one is completely oblivious to the score assigned by the other evaluator or the test taker’s scores in the other subtests. OET Writing sub test is scored based on six basic parameters such as the. Purpose, Content. Conciseness & Clarity, Genre & Style, Organization & Layout and Language. The test taker will receive a band score for each of this criterion.
|Types of material
|Type of questions
|Instruction, Stimulus Material
|Referral, Transfer, Discharge Advise/inform, Response (letter types)
|180-200 words Approximately
OET Speaking Sub-Test
The OET speaking subtest is in the form of a role play and every candidate will have to go through this part individually not as a group. The content and the context of the role play will be profession specific. The role play requires the test taker to play his her role as a healthcare professional in real life which means if are physiotherapist in your professional life that’s what the role you are going to play in the test. The other role in the role play will be played by the interlocutor who acts as a patient, a client, a patient’s relative or someone who is responsible for the patient’s care.
The duration of the OET speaking sub test would be approximately 20 minutes overall. The interlocutor will ask for your identification and a conversation about your professional background will take place. Then you will be provided with the role play cards and you will be given 3 minutes to prepare for the role play you can scribble notes on your role play card and you can even ask questions to the interlocutor as to how the roleplays are carried out. The test taker will have to return the cards to the interlocutor at the end of the test. Each roleplay will typically last about 5 minutes.
The role plays hypothetical situations from a healthcare establishments and are quite close to the ones a healthcare professional will face in his or her professional life. In order to ensure standardization and consistency the interlocutor will have to act according to the script. The test is not about your knowledge on the subject rather it is a test on your linguistic proficiency.
|Type of material
|Role play cards
|Role play 1
|Role play cards
|Role play cards
|Role play 2
|Role play cards
Evaluation of the OET Speaking Sub-Test
The evaluation of the speaking sub-test is carried out by a minimum of two scorers. Each of these scorers are completely oblivious to the scores given by the other scorer for the speaking sub-test or the scores that you have achieved in the other sub-test. The test day interlocutor is not involved in the evaluation of your speaking test.
The targeted parameters for OET speaking sub tests are specific not generic in nature. The parameters are linguistic as well as clinic
- How Intelligible you are. Means whatever you are communicating to the interlocutor is understood clearly owing to your right pronunciation, intonation, accent, voice modulation, audibility and pitch.
- How fluent you are: checks whether your speech is a seamless act of communication and the rate of speech is not hindering the listener from understanding you.
- How appropriate your language is: The potential effect that you are going to have on your listener. Checks whether you are professional, empathetic, courteous, comforting in your communications.
- How effective your grammar and expression: checks whether you are accurate grammatically and the lexical resources you are using is suitable for articulating your ideas for the listener’s understanding.
Clinical Communication Parameters
Two major parameters tower above other parameters; they are listeners understanding and comfort. The other major aspects of verbal communication is checked in order to understand whether the interaction has achieved these primary goals
Rapport building : Checks how impactful your language is in building a rapport with the listener based on the empathy and respect that you have exhibited in your conversation.
Understanding patient’s perspective: Checks how effective your language is involving the patient in the conversation.
Organization of communication: Checks how effective the structure of your articulation of information
Collection of information: Checks how effective the questions that you are asking to collect the information and how keen are you listening to the responses that you elicited from listener.
Providing information: Checks how effective your communication is in providing the required information to the listener.
How OET is Scored ?
OET is currently scored on a scale of 0-500, There are distinct ways to assess all four sub-tests. The following table gives you an indication of how these scaled scores could be interpreted in corresponding Band scores. ( as per official OET website)
- A – 450 – 500
- B – 350 – 440
- C+-300 – 340
- C – 200 – 290
- D –100 – 190
- E – 0 – 90
How does OET Scores Stack up Against IELTS?
The comparison between OET and IELTS scores can be done in the following way. IELTS bands are expressed numerically whereas, OET bands are expressed with alphabets A-to E. OET does not provide an overall band score for the all the modules rather the bands are reported individually for an OET sub test where as in IELTS there is an overall band.
|8.0 – 9.0
|5.5 – 6.0
How Much Does OET cost in India?
The exam will cost you $ 587 Australian dollars. You can make this payment through a credit card or through Bank transfer. But if you register as a discounted group you can avail up to 30% discount. * The rates can be different and for accurate and uptodate information please visit OET official site : Click Here
How Can I Register for the OET examination?
In order to apply for the OET examination you should visit the OET official web page complete the registration procedure by filling the application form provided. Once your ‘myOET’ profile is created you should be using this to do all the further interactions with ‘OET test owners’. Online registration through a Visa or MasterCard is the ideal way to register. Make sure that you have your credit card, a digital photo and national identity card with you at the time of registration to ensure hassle -free registration. You can take OET test from from more than 40 different countries.
Complete the registration process through filling the form available in the link https://registration.myoet.com/register.jsp
How Long Will the OET Scores be Valid for ?
The OET scores will be valid for a period of 2 years from the time of their first reporting.
OET is Accepted in the Following Countries
- The UK,
- New Zealand
- Singapore Spain
Who Recognizes OET ?
To know more about Who recognizes OET in detail visit the official link below
Who Owns OET?
OET is owned by Cambridge Assessment English and Box Hill Institute. Cambridge Assessment English is a Department of Cambridge University. The department operates as a not-for -profit. Box Hill Institute is a top education provider based in Australia. It is also active in other parts of the world too. The co-venture is known as CBLA
How Long OET has been Around?
The longevity of a standardized test talks volumes about the its legitimacy and reliability. Professionals from the healthcare industry has been served by this test for the last 30 years
Where Can I Take OET Test in Kerala?
You Can take your OET test from multiple locations in Kerala. The following are a list of service providers who proctor the OET test on behalf of the OET owner CBLA. The service providers location and the test centre can vary. So always follow the official communication ( Exam time table) or visit the website : OET Test Locations and Dates