OET by the Numbers: Getting Intimate with the OET

If you are enrolled in an OET review center, then you are serious in your preparation for this life-changing exam. To adequately prepare yourself, then, you should know the exam inside and out. Let us start by getting these facts straight.

Here is the OET by the numbers!


The Occupational English Test or the OET is an English evaluation test that has four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Each section is timed with subtasks that you need to accomplish fully.


The OET is available to 12 professions: veterinary science, speech pathology, dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, radiography, podiatry, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, and occupational therapy.


The OET is available 14 times a year and can be taken in test centers worldwide. So before you enroll in the OET Review Davao, check the dates of the exam that is most convenient to you and make preparations accordingly. Check the full list here.


This is the number of minutes you are given to finish the entire OET. It is allotted to the different sections of the test as follows:

Listening Test (50 minutes)
Reading Test (60 minutes)
Writing Test (45 minutes)
Speaking Test (20 minutes)


Your performance in the OET will be rated on a scale of 0 to 500. This was a change implemented in September 2018. Before that, OET results are scored using letters (A, B, C+, C, D, E). This scale corresponds to the IELTS band score of 5.5–7.5. Each of the four subtests is scored and assessed differently. These numbers would ultimately represent how well OET review Davao has prepared you for the test.


This is the number of questions you need to answer for both the Listening and Reading subtests.

For the Listening Test, these questions will be distributed to three parts: Part A (Consultation Extracts); Part B (Short Workplace Extracts); and Part C (Presentation Extracts).

The same is also true for the Reading Test—three parts consisting of Part A (Expeditious Reading) and Parts B and C (Careful Reading Tasks).

So that’s it—the OET in numbers. For more information, subscribe to our blog!

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