Are you an OET candidate who has taken the OET test with the intention of applying for registration in a professional medical board overseas? Then you are not alone. Many OET candidates use their OET certificate to prove their English language proficiency level for registration purposes.
Combine Scores in Case of
Did you know?
Did you know that different medical registration boards have slightly different requirements for OET results? Did you also know that some registration boards allow you to combine your OET test results from 2 different sittings? That’s right! That means that if you got the score you require in only 3 out of the 4 sub-tests (listening, reading, speaking and writing), and are just short in one sub-test, you can take the OET test again and if you pass that sub-test the second time, you can COMBINE the TWO OET test results and apply for registration.
Here is a summary for you
This table summarises the requirements of the most popular medical registration boards that accept OET test results and the requirements for registration. Take a look at which registration boards allow you to combine your test results and the conditions they impose.
|Validity||2 Years||2 Years|
|Conditions||NA||Max 2 sittings in 12 months with no less than score below C+ in reading, listening & speaking, and C (250) in writing. Check NMC OET Requirements|
|Registration Board||General Medical Council, UK||Nursing and Midwifery Council, UK|
|Validity||2 Years||2 Years|
|Conditions||NA||Max 2 sittings in 6 months with no less than score below C+|
|Registration Board||Irish Medical Council, Ireland||Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland|
|Validity||2 Years||2 Years|
|Conditions||Max 2 sittings in 6 months with no less than score below C||Max 2 sittings in 6 months with no less than score below C|
|Registration Board||Medical Board of Australia||Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia|
|Validity||2 Years||2 Years|
|Conditions||NA||Upto 4 sittings in 12 months|
|Registration Board||Medical Council of New Zealand||Nursing Council of New Zealand|
Can I club OET score for Ireland?
No, nursing and medicine boards in Ireland do not allow combining OET scores in two sittings!
Not sure if you can combine your results?
If you are not sure if you can combine your results, use our calculator to here to find out!
Disclaimer Take note that this is a general guide and you still need to check your eligibility with the respective registration bodies.
One last word
Please do cross check your results with the latest updates from the registration boards as there are changes from time to time.
60 thoughts on “Top Guide – Combining OET Test Results”
So if I have combined exam with 6 months and the first one
B B D and B
C+ C+ B and B
Would be unacceptable due to the d in first trial? Is that correct?
The entire test with D in it becomes invalid. You cannot use it to combine with another test result.
I got the following score , My result was published yesterday
Could I take the listening, writing and reading subsets in the next jeddah OET exam on 23rd of april
Can I combine
If you are aiming for all B’s, then you can’t as in both instances you got C in writing
Hello I just wanted to make sure
My oet results last November 2021 are the following:
While my OET results last April 2022
Can I combined it?
I am a Nurse
If i get
speaking – B
Listening – B
Reading – C
Writing – C
Can i resit for only reading and writing?
And if i get a B in reading and writing in the second test.. can the results be combined
it would depend on your occupation and the registration authority. Read the article carefully to find out if you can eligible or not.
If in first test i got
2nd test writing b
Listening c plus
Can i combine them for australian medical council?
Visit this link and scroll down to the “How to Combine” calculator: https://edubenchmark.com/blog/oet-score-calculator-guide-check-your-grade/
Can i combine results which are six months apart due to covid 19
We don’t think so, but you can contact official OET website in this regard.
i got C in reading and B the rest in 1st sitting, what score should i have the next time of sitting that im allowed for combining?..what if i get C+ in any of the subtest in my second sitting?..is it allowed to combine? im interested for applying in NZ.
hello, if i got B B B C(speaking), can i just take the speaking sub-test only next time for combining cert, or i need to complete another full test? thank you.
Depends on your registration body. Visit their website and find out their requirements. In most cases, candidates are required to take the whole test again.
I got speaking c
Can I write only speaking and writing
check with your registration body, in most occupations, full oet test needs to be taken.
I have scored in writing-350
Is there any chance of clubbing in my next exam scores?
I have given for re-evaluation for the three modules… Is there any chance of increasing score inistening, reading and speaking?
Hi if I get B in Listening, writing and speaking and c plus in reading and same result in next sitting too with in 6 months gap than am I eligible for NMC registration? Because reading is too tough for me and I get only 320 each time .
Thank you .Waiting patiently to hear from you . 😔
Unless you get 350 in reading module, you cannot register. You can use our OET Comprehensive reading course to prepare: https://edubenchmark.com/oet-reading-practice-tests
Hi. My question is, if I passed 3subtest except for one C+ (listening) in the first sitting and yet, in the 2nd sitting I passed the 3subtest except for (C+)reading, can I combined the two tests? Will I pass for UK standard?
I attempted 2 OET tests within 1 month
11OCT: reading B, Writing B, Speaking and Listening C+
7NOV: Reading, speaking and listening B, Writing C
Can i combine my scores?
depends on your registration body – you will find more information on the article page itself or visit your registration body’s website.
I have got 350 in oet writing, 360 in oet speaking,,330 in oet listening and 330 in oet reading…..Am I eligible for Clubbing for Australian RN work permit
Clubbing requires results in two sittings, not one. As you don’t have 350 in reading and listening, you need to take another OET test.
Hi ,I get B in writing and reading ,c plus in speaking and listening.Am I eligible for Uk clubbing?
not sure, you need to contact the registration body
Hii i got c+ in writing in both sittings and got b in other modules am i eligible for uk clubbing
check with your registration body
Is there any update if they will give consideration during this pandemic in combining scores more than 6months gap? For UK. Thanks in advance
Unfortunately, we are not aware of any such relaxation.
hello I got B(listening, speaking) C+(reading, writing) in one sitting then B(listening, reading) C+(writing, speaking) am I eligible for NMC registration? Thanks a lot.
Use this calculator: https://edubenchmark.com/blog/oet-score-calculator-guide-check-your-grade/#combine_results
Hello. Im applying to be a Nurse in UK. However, I got C+ in Reading on my first OET attempt. I just want to ask about the clubbing. It says within 6-month period. My question is, the counting of 6 month will start from the exam date or the month the result came out? Thank you.
Can i club my score from two differnt accounts?
if I got 2 c plus in reading and writing , and speaking and listening b can I apply for Ireland
how can i clubb my oet score for uk.i wrote my oet exam on january 23 and the result came on febuary 12.until which month i can write my oet .plz explain
Use this tool: https://edubenchmark.com/blog/oet-score-calculator-guide-check-your-grade/#combine_results
Hi!, i got B in both listening and speaking, C+ in reading and writing. Can i just take the subtest for reading and writing and combine it with my previous exam score? Thanks!
I don’t think so, but check with your registration body first.
I wrote OET and got 3Bs and a C+.I want clubbing for UK.After clubbing if I fail again,what happens to my first result.Can I use them to register with Ireland?
On my 1st attempt I got B’s except Reading. I re sat the reading subtest only (my mistake coz i didn’t know my registration body doesn’t allow it) and still got a score of 320. Now I am sitting another OET exam which I will be taking all 4 subtests. My concern is, it will be my 3rd attempt to resit the reading subtest. Will they still allow my 3rd time score? I want to combine them.
hai if i got C for writing in 1 st test ….. am i eligible for clubbing next test
Can you combine your first and third exam (both within 6 months)? The second exam has a C score, so I understand that it is not valid.
Hi Aldrin! We have the same query. How was your application? Did they accept your scores?
Hi I got 3 c+ and for speaking b…what grades I need to score in next exam for UK and Ireland clubbing
Hey, is there any minimum score for New Zealand to get the score result to be valid?
Can I club the score from different candidate IDs with in six months ?
Can we use oet result with 2 id for clubbing
I got listening C+, Reading C+, writing B, and speaking B. Can this score go for Ireland nursing. Reply.
Hi! I took the OET exam last August 28, 2021 and I got B on my three subtest except reading which is C+. I’m planning to resit the exam and apply for clubbing, but what if I still got a C+ in reading after the 2nd take? Would that be acceptable in UK standard?
Hi i am a doctor
in july i score c+ in reading
In September i score c+ in listening ( in other module i got B) can i do clubbing?
first test 1 i have c + in writing Test 2 i have B in reading, listening & speaking but writing only c , its possible to club the score
I have appeared for OET on 2021 and my score is
Reading – B
Listening – C=
Can I resit on 23 April 2022 to club the score
I got 370 in speaking, 350 in reading, 320 in listening and 270 in writing.
can I sit for oet clubbing?
I am Nurse, I am planning for UK and my results are
I need B for listening and reading, so can I only attempt OET exam for listening and reading?
Hello! I took the OET twice and already passed through Clubbing: 1st take – November 2021 then 2nd take – February 2022.
I would like to know if what expiration date will I follow? The latest or the first one? They said you must take your OSCE 6 months prior the expiration date of you OET that is why I really want to confirm. Please if you can reply. Thank you so much!
hallo good day i would like to ask if i can club my score in oet even i take the exam in different country first i take my exam in dubai second test i take it in saudi can i still club?? even i take in different country pls can you help answer my question thank you
Hello🙂 I just wanna ask if it’s worth a try to remark reading subtest my score is 340(c+) along with my writing score 290(c)?
I got my result today in Nursing
Can I remark first my Reading to become C+
and then clubbing?