Occupational English Test (OET) | Western Overseas

Western Overseas is a highly respected and noted overseas educational firm that aims to provide the best education for students in foreign countries. It was founded in 2004 by Mr. Pardeep Balyan, the firm's current Managing Director. Eighteen years of incredible journey manifests the hard work of teachers and trainers working in the firm. We are known to provide OET coaching apart from IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL classes. Our best OET coaching centers in the North region educate millions of students and push them ahead for overseas studies. The students looking for OET coaching online or offline nearby must visit us. Let's gear up and have a look at the OET exam.

Learn All about the OET Exam

  • OET, abbreviation "Occupational English Test," is respected as the best English proficiency test apart from IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL.

  • It was first introduced in 1980 by Professor Tim McNamara and administered by the Australian National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR).

  • Since 2013, the test has been regulated by CBLA (Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment), a strong association between Cambridge English and Boxhill Institute.

  • It has been developed to serve educational services to healthcare professionals in significant countries, significantly boosting the healthcare sector.

  • Countries that accept OET as an English proficiency measure are Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the USA, Ireland, Dubai, Singapore, Namibia, and Ukraine. Many firms like hospitals, universities, and colleges accept OET as proof of the candidate's expertise to communicate efficiently in healthcare sectors.  

  • To show English competence, medical students must apply for OET before entering their desired country. Students can apply for 12 professional medical courses (dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech pathology, and veterinary science) to pursue their degree.

  • Nurses, doctors, dentists, and pharmacists can apply for the courses in non-native countries through OET.

  • Students get OET results within 16 working days and they are available online at the official website.

  • OET is conducted 14 times yearly at specific venues so students can book any slots.

  • Students can book the exam online at the official website "occupationalenglishtest.org/book-oet."

  • OET exam price is Rs. 31,917.

  • There is no overall grading system; students get marks for four sub-tests (reading, listening, writing, and speaking). It is wise for students to get the required score in all sub-tests in one sitting.

OET Test Modes

Aspirants can take the exam in three ways as per their needs and convenience after taking the OET coaching. Three modes are

1. Paper-based OET: This mode applies to students over 30 years of age, and the test is taken at a specified venue. It includes four modules of the exam: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

2. Computer-based OET: This mode is taken on the computer at a specified venue, and the exam pattern is the same as paper-based OET. The test is evaluated by certified and experienced examiners who also check paper-based OET.

3. OET at home: OET at Home is for students to take the test at their homes. Home-based OET acquires the same layout, time limit, and difficulty level as a paper-based OET. A dedicated system with fine internet access is the primary requirement.


OET Exam Pattern/OET syllabus

The OET exam is evaluated on the four English language skills. Listening, reading, writing, and speaking are those skills students get marks for. Let's discuss all these modules in detail.

1. Listening Section

Candidates are provided health-based recorded videos to check their proficiency in understanding a wide range of healthcare conversations like patient consultations and health classes. It is comprised of three sections and takes approximately 45 minutes to accomplish.

Section Time duration Number of clipping Types of clipping Question Type Expertise
A 5 minutes each 2 Consultation
clipping(professional-patient consultations)
Write a health professional note Expertise to identify specific information during a consultation
B 1 minutes each 6 short workplace
clipping (team briefings, handovers, or health professional-patient dialogues)
Asked 6 MCQs Expertise to identify the information, essence, views, and purpose of short conversations at the workplace
C 5 minutes each 2 Presentation
Clipping (presentations or interviews)
Asked 12 MCQs Expertise to pursue presentation or interview
Clippings on healthcare topics

2. Reading Part

Candidates need to prove their proficiency in reading and understand different kinds of content on topics related to the health industry that make the student take OET coaching. There are three parts in the reading module, and it takes 1-hour to complete.

Section Time duration Number of texts Types of texts Questions type Expertise
A 15 4 Health care topics Asked 20 questions (matching, sentence completion, and short answer question) Expertise to find specific information
B 20 6 (100-150 words each) policy documents, hospital guidelines, manuals, or internal communication, such as emails or memos Asked 18 three options MCQs Expertise to find the information, essence, views, and purpose of passages
C 25 2 (800 words each) Health interest topics Asked 16 four options MCQs Expertise to find detailed meaning and opinion in texts

3. Writing Part

  • The task is to write a letter, usually a letter of recommendation. Occasionally, for some occupations, a distinguishable style of the letter is needed, like a transfer or discharge letter or a formal letter to notify a patient of safety measures.

  • Candidates are also provided some insight related to their profession, which is optional in writing.

  • This task is profession-oriented. So, a nurse needs to write an LOR specific to nursing, a doctor needs to write an LOR particular to medicines, and a dentist must write an LOR specific to dentistry.

  • Time Limit: Aspirants are given 45 minutes to complete the task.

3. Speaking

  • The speaking module consists of two sections, and test takers must participate in two role-plays.

  • In each part, candidates play the role of professionals.

  • An interlocutor also takes part in the role plays. They play the role of a patient or a patient's family member. The interlocutor can also be the owner or the carer of a pet animal in the case of veterinary science.

  • This module starts with a warm-up session where candidates get familiar with an interlocutor. Once the candidate gets warmed up, the main session starts.

  • As there are two rounds, a role-play card with specific healthcare-related topics is provided in both rounds.

  • Students are given 2-3 minutes to prepare for speaking material on the given topic. Both rounds are recorded for evaluation purposes.

  • Time Limit: The duration of this task is around 15-20 minutes

OET Scoring Criteria

There is a grading system to score a student for each module. Students get marks between 0-500, and the grade is calculated accordingly.  

  • A grade (450-500 marks)

  • B grade (350-440 marks)

  • C+ grade (300-340 marks)

  • C grade (200-290 marks)

  • D grade (100-190 marks)

  • E grade (0-90 marks)                                                               

Why Western Overseas for OET Coaching

There are a lot of reasons that make us a trusted OET training institute in India. Our 9 OET branches in Punjab and Haryana support our tremendous legacy and expertise. The best OET Coaching center in Chandigarh, Amritsar, Bathinda, Patiala, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, and Sonipat put their 100% effort into preparing the candidates for the OET exam. Qualities that we are occupied with are as follows:

  • We are a certified authority that provides quality OET training in the North Region.

  • We have certified staff and experienced trainers adopting a new teaching approach

  • We avail students of the best OET study programs

  • We organize OET coaching classes in small batches to pay individual attention

  • We have the prime infrastructure for the OET classrooms and labs

  • We provide students with full internet accessibility

  • We offer students the latest study material with sample papers

  • We bring proven methodologies to students for fast learning

  • We conduct regular mock tests for students to do the OET practice

  • We offer students flexible timing for the OET classes

  • We also hold doubt-clearing sessions.

Students who think these qualities are not enough to convince them to join Western Overseas must check out the below-mentioned facilities.

OET Online Coaching

Today is the time of the internet and students seeking high-tech means of education. To benefit students who don't have enough time to join OET classes offline, have some personal issues with attending OTE classes physically, or are interested in online learning, we have presented the concept of OET online coaching. Students can easily book the online OET coaching at our official website, "Western overseas. online," in simple steps. So join us today and start learning OET.

Affordable OET Coaching

We never let students down from our OET coaching fees. We provide reasonable programs so that students can afford the OET training. Prices are decent for online as well as offline coaching. Low coaching rates never make us compromise on quality. So keep your pockets budget-friendly and get happy by joining our OET course.

OET Master Classes

We also organize master classes frequently to make students aware of recent OET exam trends. This new approach gets a lot of appreciation from everywhere, and students get a lot of benefits from these classes. Let's be part of us and get a golden chance of attending the seminar.

Reach US

Aspirants looking for OET coaching nearby Chandigarh, Amritsar, Bathinda, Patiala, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, and Sonipat must visit our respective branches. Our head office is located in Chandigarh.