So, how important is spelling?
In the IELTS test, spelling is a huge concern for all IELTS students. In Writing, 25% is determined by vocabulary, which includes correct spelling. In Listening, any spelling mistake is incorrect hence this can also seriously bring down your score.
In the OET test, spelling is a concern in Listening, Reading and Writing. In Writing, this is highly important under the criteria "Control of presentation features" which is 20% of your Writing score. You are encouraged to check your spelling and particularly to check you have copied any details from the case notes correctly.
In OET Reading Part A, spelling accuracy is essential as the words are spelled out for your already and you are expected to copy them as it is written. Take a few seconds after you’ve written your answer down to make sure you have copied it correctly from the text. Medical words are tricky, so ensure you check for spelling.