Cheating on an OET exam or OET malpractice is a serious offence that can have serious consequences. OET is a language proficiency test used to evaluate the language skills of non-native English speakers. Knowing the consequences of cheating before attempting an OET exam is important. Individuals who cheat on an OET exam will fail the test. Cheating severely violates the test’s rules and regulations and will automatically fail. A failed OET exam will prevent an individual from attaining their desired certification.
1. Purchasing test material that has been shared without authorization.
Suppose you want to optimize your chances of success in the OET. In that case, purchasing officially-sanctioned preparation materials from our website or a provider we endorsed is best. Ensuring that any materials you purchase are legitimate, not pirated or illegally obtained, is essential.
2. Distributing or sharing previously memorized test material
It is strictly prohibited to share or circulate test content in any form. This is especially true with today’s social media platforms, where millions can instantly see the posts and shares of people. To prevent such activities, we actively monitor social media and messenger groups.
If you receive test content in person or online, you should immediately submit a report through our suspicious reporting form on OET website. All information will be treated with absolute confidentiality and can be made anonymously.
3. Discussing the results of the test after completion.
After completing their test, many test takers may want to discuss their performance with friends or family. Doing so can help reduce the stress of the lead-up to the test. However, it is also vital to ensure that conversations do not involve disclosing any of the test content or answers. Sharing information about the difficulty in any capacity can be considered malpractice. Discussing the overall experience and any emotions felt is welcome, but it is best to avoid going into specifics about the test itself.
4. Consequences you may face while cheating during OET exam
By signing the Candidate Declaration at the front of each sub-test booklet, you agree to a contract that forbids the replication and sharing of the test content in any form. If you are caught violating this contract, you may face serious consequences, including the permanent withholding of your grades and sharing your details with all relevant authorities and regulators. You must report this to us immediately if you have received leaked test materials or content.
If you want to know more about OET malpractice or its form, please visit OET site.