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How long does the OET take?

February 5, 2021

OET is broken into four subtests: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

While the test won’t take a full day to sit, it’s important to allow a full day to complete OET.

The reason for this is that times for the Speaking subtest can be allocated anywhere between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. For this reason, it is important to be available for the entire day.

You will receive your Speaking subtest time at least one week before your test date.

Listening  Reading Writing Speaking
Approx. 45 minutes 60 minutes 45 minutes Approx. 20 minutes