• What is OET?

OET was designed in the late 1980s by Professor Tim McNamara, under the guidance of NOOSR. The Occupational English Test is an English language test for people interested in the healthcare sector. This examination generally tests the communication skill of healthcare professionals. OET is available in 12 professions namely, dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech pathology, and veterinary science. The test has been researched and developed continuously since the time it has been introduced so as to ensure that it has kept up with current theory and practice in language assessment. OET is recognised in many countries such as Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Ireland, Dubai, Singapore, Namibia, Ukraine and many others as this test gives a proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in the healthcare sector.

  • Why OET?

OET Exam is beneficial and is appeared by candidates for the following reasons:

  1. OET is an English language test designed specifically for the healthcare sector. It plays a great role in the case of healthcare environments. Taking OET can help you to learn how to communicate with patients in a safe, controlled environment.
  2. This test will help you to prepare and practise communication tasks that you can expect to find when you are working in English speaking country with a healthcare role, which will definitely boost your confidence.
  3. While preparing for this exam, you’re not just preparing to pass a test, as is the case with other English language tests. Rather you’re preparing to work in an English-speaking medical setting which will guide you to a successful career.
  4. This exam is recognised in many countries such as Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Ireland, Dubai, Singapore, Namibia, Ukraine and many others. Appearing this test will give you ample opportunity to start your career in the healthcare sector abroad.


  • How to prepare for OET ?

  1. Start as early as possible: This test depends on your current level of English but even candidates whose language level is good still need to take time to prepare properly. OET is a tough English exam. The results are used by organisations who require the highest level of security and validity from them. After all, the test is for the healthcare sector.
  2. Know your weakness: Don’t focus on how many questions you got right or which you did well. It’s good to know your strengths but it’s much more important to know your weaknesses. Try to work on your weakness regularly so that during exam you can attempt those questions.
  3. Avoid Mistakes: Doing silly mistakes during the exam is the most common thing a student does. Silly mistakes can only be avoided with practice. Practice as much as you can and try to avoid the same mistake again and again.
  4. Mock test: Appear for mock test as early as possible. Appearing mock tests will give you a clear idea over the model of question pattern.
  5. Important Materials

  •  E-books

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems –



OET Nursing: Official OET Practice –



  • Videos


How to Prepare for OET – https://youtu.be/71eKYGzTq1I

Understand OET – https://youtu.be/iCmbXc_sek0

OET Orientation – https://youtu.be/-aHZPtY2PBU

OET Exam Preparation , OET Online ,Reading Module –


OET 30 Days Study Plan / Easy Tips & Tricks – https://youtu.be/2BiHALqQcOE




Reading question paper part A – https://prod-wp-content.occupationalenglishtest.org/resources/uploads/2020/01/20112030/Reading-Sample-Test-1-Question-Paper-Part-A.pdf


Reading answer key part A – https://prod-wp-content.occupationalenglishtest.org/resources/uploads/2018/06/19145924/Reading-Sample-Test-1-Answer-Key-Part-A.pdf


Reading question paper part B and C –



Reading answer key part B and C –



OET practice book 1 – http://repository.poltekkes-kaltim.ac.id/597/1/OET%20Nursing_%20Official%20OET%20Practice%20Book%201%20%28%20PDFDrive.com%20%29.pdf


  1. Tips for OET

Taking any English Language test can be a daunting experience, and OET is no different. It is a tough test and you need to be fully prepared for it.

  1. About the test structure: It is important to get comfortable with the test content. A big part of the test is to score good and that depends on fully understanding each section of the exam and what it is assessing.
  2. Study Plan: OET covers a vast syllabus of English. A student might get confused on which section to cover first. This is the reason why maintaining a proper study plan can help you out. Study plan will help you to keep a track of all the sections you have covered now and need to cover later.
  3. Practice test: Taking a mock test or practice test will help you in time management. It will help you to understand the exam structure and the way you should appear for the test.
  4. Reviewing: After every test try to review and analyse your answer sheet. This will give you a clear idea on which area you are lagging and on which section you need to focus more.

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