How long does the OET take?

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Section 1. OET on paper

Quick Read

  • It will take approximately three hours for the written tests, and 20 minutes for the speaking test.
  • You must be available for a full day to complete the test.
  • Please read the test information page for more details.

The test is split into four subtests: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

CBT Speaking

Approx. 45 minutes

60 minutes

45 minutes

Approx. 20 minutes

Approx. 20 minutes

While the test won't take a full day to complete, it is important to be available for a full day as the Speaking sub-test can be allocated anywhere between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.

You will receive your timetable which will include your individual sub-test times from your test venue at least one week before your test date.

 

Section 2. OET on computer at a venue

Quick Read

  • It will take approximately three hours for the written tests, and 20 minutes for the speaking test.
  • Please read the test information page for more details.

The test is split into four subtests: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

CBT Speaking

Approx. 45 minutes

60 minutes

45 minutes

Approx. 20 minutes

Approx. 20 minutes

 The Speaking test is completed in a different session from the LRW (Listening, Reading, and Writing) tests and may take place on a different day.

You can view the date, time, and location of your OET booking in the ‘My Bookings’ screen in your OET account. Please check this if you are unsure of any of your test details.

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