4 Tips to help clear the OET exam

OET is short for Occupational English Test which is an exam conducted by CBLA (Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment) for Healthcare workers aspiring to work in UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dubai, Singapore or Namibia. The exam is designed to test candidates on their English language proficiency. The OET exam has been specifically designed for 12 professions in the healthcare industry which include Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Nursing, Radiography, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Podiatry, Pharmacy, and Optometry.

Here are some tips that will help you prepare better for your exam

  •      Start Early    

One of the biggest mistake students make while preparing for any exam is not having a rough idea about the time they require to prep for the exam. Each student has a unique mind and requires a custom made exam preparation schedule tailored to their needs and customized on the basis of all the factors that influence it like portions, syllabus, question pattern etc. Some students may need to spend more time on a specific part of a module that they find difficult to grasp while others may require regular practice and confidence.

  •  Gather Resources

Try to gather as many study materials for your OET exam, as you possibly can. Try to find comprehensive guides, grammar guides, audio guides to help improve listening and understand the question pattern. Attempt as many different alterations of the same section as this will help you be prepared for any new scenario that the question has to offer.

  • Mock tests

Mock tests are an amazingly effective way to train your brain to not panic and remain composed during the exam as many students struggle with remaining calm and keeping their nerves under control during the speaking section, which leads to stuttering and mumbling, this results in mark deductions and is often one of the main reasons why student find it hard to clear the exam in their first attempt. Mock tests continuously train your head to not panic in these situations by removing all your fear about giving the exam for the first time.

  • Be honest with yourself

It is important for you to be completely honest about your approach towards the exam. The OET exam is a top level exam that tests the English proficiency of a medical practitioner and it is adjudicated by highly trained professionals who have years of experience in this field hence, it is important for the candidates to be completely aware of their language skills and get better in areas that need improvement. Going unprepared for this exam would only yield disappointing and unsatisfactory results.

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