OET 2024 Registration: Check OET Registration Process and Fee

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Updated on Jan 16, 2024 19:07 IST

OET Registration: The Occupational English Test or more commonly referred to as OET is an exclusive English language test that has been designed for healthcare professionals wanting to work or study in foreign destinations. Candidates looking to appear for their OET exam are required to register for OET. Candidates would be required to apply for OET exam registration via online mode only. Candidates would have to first register for OET on the official OET website by creating an OET Login to proceed with their application.

OET Registration

The conducting body of the OET exam had launched the OET at Home during the pandemic keeping in mind the safety and convenience of the test takers. 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 - the 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 for healthcare professionals who are planning to go abroad to work or study and need OET scores as part of their application process. Check: 5 Things to consider before choosing a Study Abroad Destination

Q:   How do I register for the OET exam?

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Candidates can visit the official website of OET to create an account and register for the OET exam. In order to create an account one has to provide the following details: Name, Family Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Photo, Profession, Address, City, Country, Contact Number, ID Type, ID Number, Nationality, First Language and Email ID. Review the entire information and proceed further. Make sure that all the details that you're providing are correct and verified. In the next page, you will have to provide your credit card details and finalise the booking.

 

Q:   What is the cost of the OET exam?

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The OET test is priced at AUD $587. Those appearing for the computer-based exam in the USA will have to pay US $455. Special requests such as late registrations and rescheduling come with an additional cost as is mentioned in the article above. As per a survey conducted by OET officials, 85% of those who registered for the test stated that it was excellent or more than the average value for money. Please find below the fees details for individual OET paper-based sub-tests:

  • For all four sub-tests: AUD $587 ($7 for online booking)
  • For three sub-tests: AUD $477.50 ($7 for online booking)
  • For two sub-tests: AUD $339 ($7 for online booking)
  • For one sub-test: AUD $200.50 ($7 for online booking)
 

Q:   Can I take the OET exam at home?

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Yes, due to the pandemic, COVID-19, the conducting body of the OET exam had 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. Candidates can take the test from their homes and no appointment is needed for taking the test, as candidates can take it anytime anywhere at their convenience. 

 

OET 2024 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. Conducted by CBLA, OET has been specifically designed for 12 healthcare professions including Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Nursing, Radiography, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Pharmacy, and Optometry. As mentioned earlier, OET 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.

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OET 2024 Registration

In this section, we are going to cover the important aspects of the OET registration process for the benefit of our test takers.

How to Register for OET?

OET Registration

Candidates looking to apply for the OET exam would have to follow the steps mentioned below

  • Candidates would be required to visit the new OET official website: https://oet.com
  • On the top right-hand side of the page click on 'Book a Test'
  • On the next page enter your test location and click on 'Find a Test'. Depending upon whether you want to take the computer test or paper test, select your test centre and click on 'Book now'. Create an OET login. 
  • OET test-takers would be required to create a profile by providing the candidate's personal information, a profile photo, proof of ID, and a valid email address
  • Candidates would be then required to follow the instructions to select the OET test date and the OET test centre and go ahead and apply for the OET exam
  • Once the test taker has selected and reviewed his OET test details, he will be required to proceed to checkout
  • As a final step, the candidate would be required to pay an OET exam fee of AUD 587 / USD 455 and complete his OET registration process
  • 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).

OET Special Accommodation

CBLA – the conducting body of OET is committed to providing suitable arrangements to all candidates with special requirements. However, there is a procedure for the same. All requests for special arrangements should be made with all the required details and the same should be supported with documentary proof. The special arrangement request should be made as early as possible for the benefit of the candidate registering for the OET test as well as the conducting body. CBLA guarantees that all requests would be looked into personally. However, in case of special arrangements are not fulfilled, then the test venue or test date would be deferred to accommodate the candidate, gratis or the candidate can apply for a full refund.

OET Exam: Important Points to Remember Before the Test

OET Exam Registration: It is very important for candidates to report at the test venue prior to the reporting time mentioned. In case a candidate is late in reporting to the test venue he or she may not be allowed entry into the examination hall. Personal items that are only mentioned in the official website guidelines are allowed inside the examination hall. Every other item on the candidate should be kept in the cloakroom provided at the test venue. Candidates should check that the personal details mentioned on the test paper are correct. Candidates should resort to malpractices and be as comfortable as possible during the entire duration of the examination. For more information on the same. Candidates can write to us in the comment section below.

OET Exam 2024 Fee

OET registration: Candidates looking to register for the OET exam would be required to pay an OET Exam fee of AUD $587 or Rs 32,081 ( AUD $1 = 54.65) as part of the registration process.  At the time of OET registration, candidates would be required to keep their Credit Card or details of their payment mode handy, a digital passport photo, and a valid passport as documentation proof. Candidates would be required to carefully fill in their details in the online application form, upload a digital passport photograph in accordance with the photo guidelines mentioned on the official website, and above all provide a valid passport as document proof. As mentioned earlier, candidates are required to pay the OET Exam fee of $587AUD which includes a booking fee of $7AUD and GST.

How to cancel your OET Registration?

A lot of times candidates register for the OET exam however they are not able to appear for the reasons known best to them. In such situations, candidates should be informed that applicants can check the official website for their withdrawal policy and withdrawal fees. Those candidates who have registered for the exam and would like to opt for a different date or venue or both would have to pay an extra fee for the date change and/or an extra fee for a venue change, subject to availability. Candidates can check the official website for the latest deferral fees (date change) and change of venue location fees.

OET Rescheduling Fees

As with all exams, candidates who are looking to reschedule their OET test dates due to reasons best known to them can do so with an added fee. Candidates looking to reschedule or defer their OET tested dates would be required to pay an OET rescheduling fee as mentioned on the official website.

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OET Slot Booking 2024

OET Login: At the time of the OET registration process, test takers are required to select their OET Exam Date and OET test centres. Candidates should keep in mind that it is always advisable to book your OET exam slot before time to avoid any last-minute hassle.

OET at Home

Given the pandemic, COVID-19, the conducting body of the OET exam, Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA) 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. Candidates who are planning to book their OET at Home test are required to check the mandatory system requirements needed for the OET exam. Candidates would also require to have a test conducive environment during the entire duration of th OET exam.

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OET 2024 Preparation Tips

Candidates are advised to use resources available online and the best OET Study Material available in the market and the official store to be able to perform well in their OET Exam. For the best preparation material, aspirants can check here.

OET 2024 Sample Test

Aspirants who want to pursue OET are advised to solve as many OET Practice Tests as possible. Solving OET practice papers would provide candidates with an extra edge to be able to perform well in their OET examination. Candidates are advised to use the OET practice material available on the official website to be able to better their performance in the exam.

OET 2024 Results

OET Scores: Candidates who have successfully appeared for their OET can expect their OET Scores to be generated approximately within 16 working days from the day of each test. Students who appear for their OET would be graded on a scale of 0-500 in ten points increments. The numerical score would be further mapped to a separate letter grade for each subtest with (alphabet A) denoting highest to (alphabet E) denoting lowest. There is no overall OET grade.

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

OET Exam 2024 Registration FAQs

Q. What is a good OET score?

A. There is no such thing as a good OET score. Every university would have its own OET Score cut-off and students are required to achieve scores higher than the set grade. Candidates should note that higher OET scores would automatically increase their chances of securing a seat in the university and also make them a front-runner for any scholarships being offered by the university. The validity of the OET result is decided by the Regulatory Authority which governs one's profession.

Q. What is the age limit for the OET exam?

A. No prescribed age limit exists for students wanting to appear for the OET test. Although no age limit has been set for attempting the OET, test takers should remember that individual organisations might have set their own eligibility norms or requirements. Students are thereby advised to contact the particular institution or regulatory body where they wish to share their OET results and check if they have put any age-related restrictions or other other requirements.

 

Q. Till when is OET Score valid?

A. The OET official website does not provide a duration for the validity of the OET exam. Candidates are required to check with the concerned authorities (e.g. boards and councils, government departments) that recognize the OET exam about the duration of the validity of the results. This is so because the validity of OET is decided by the Regulatory Authority governing your job. Also, the authority varies from country to country. Reach out to the concerned authority to confirm if you fulfil the set requirements.

 

Q. Is there any eligibility to appear for the OET test?

A. The OET exam is for healthcare professionals who are looking to work or study in the healthcare sector in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore, or Namibia, hence, it is important that all applicants possess in-depth certification in similar fields. This exam helps determine if health professionals possess the needed English language interactive skills in order to yield secure and good-quality care.

Q. How is OET different from other English Tests?

A. 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. The major difference between tests like IELTS or TOEFL and OET is that the former evaluates the basic English language skills of the candidates whereas the latter is especially built for healthcare professionals.

Q. What countries recognize OET as proof of English Language Proficiency?

A. 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.

Q. How hard is OET?

A. Whether a test is hard or easy is very personal. However, rest assured, the OET test has been created to test your understanding of the English language and not to make you miserable. The tests are created keeping in mind the student and a good preparation plan would yield positive results. Language skills are evaluated at a professional level. Test takers with a strong foundation in English grammar, reading and listening comprehension, and vocabulary will perform well. In order to score well in speaking and writing portions, one needs to express his/her thoughts clearly.

Q. When are the scores available to the candidates appearing for the OET test?

A. Candidates can check their OET Scores online, 16 business days from the day of each exam subset. They would be required to login into their OET Profile to get access to their results.

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Jessica Jacob

2 weeks ago

I have written on April 6 till now I haven't received result and it's under final quality assurance check

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Navneet

3 months ago

I had given exam on 27 jan 2024 and result was out on 13 feb 2024, but some students including me we received a mail pf final quality assurance but still our result is not out we chat with expert on help desk of oet, they sent same msg and ask for wait for further update even 13 jan student result a

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Jessica Jacob

2 weeks ago

Have you received the result

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Pamireddy Sandhya

11 months ago

When is oet result for may 27 th exam

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Anumika Bahukhandi

11 months ago

Hello Pamireddy. The OET results will be available on their OET account after 16 business days from each test date. You will receive a statement of your result which shows your scores for each of the four sub-tests, on a scale from 0 to 500 and a letter grade (from E to A). You can log in to your 'm

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Grace

a year ago

Hello Please can I book the exams ahead of the date let's say September, and how much is it in Ghana, paper base. Thank you.

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Hello Grace! Yes, you can book for the exam prior to the given dates. Please keep looking out for the dates as and when they are released and also for the last registration deadlines.

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Yasmin

a year ago

Hi. Is there any different question paper between nursing and doctor?

Reply to Yasmin

Hello Yasmin! The reading and listening sections on the OET are common for all applicants, however, sections pertaining to writing and speaking are different for applicants who are appearing for the exam as either a prospective nurse or as a doctor.

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JOHN PADRI

8 months ago

I think yes both exam for nurse and doctor

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