Law National Aptitude Test

What is LNAT?
The LNAT, or Law National Aptitude Test, is a standardized test used by a number of universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland to assess the aptitude of applicants for their undergraduate law programs. The test aims to measure a student’s ability to think critically, analyze arguments, and make logical conclusions, which are all essential skills for success in a law school.

The LNAT, or Law National Aptitude Test , is used as part of the admissions process for some law schools in the United Kingdom. It is intended to assess verbal reasoning, critical thinking, and comprehension skills, which are important for success in a law degree program. Taking the LNAT can demonstrate to admissions officers that a candidate has the necessary skills and aptitude for a law degree, and may help to distinguish them from other applicants with similar grades and qualifications.

LNAT Participating Universities

The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) is used by a number of universities in the United Kingdom to assess the aptitude of applicants for their law degree programs. As of 2023, the following universities currently use LNAT as part of their admissions process:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. University of Bristol
  4. University of Durham
  5. University of Glasgow
  6. University of Nottingham
  7. King’s College London
  8. London School of Economics and Political Science
  9. University College London
  10. SUSS Singapore University of Social Sciences
  11. IE University, Spain

LNAT 2024 Overview

LNAT is typically taken by students in their final year of secondary school (or equivalent) as part of the application process for undergraduate law programs. However, depending on the university, it may also be taken by students who have already completed secondary education.

It is a computer-based test that consists of two parts. The first part is a multiple-choice section that tests a student's comprehension and analysis of written texts. The second part is an essay section that requires the student to write a short essay in response to a given prompt. The essay is then evaluated by a panel of experts for its content, structure, and style.

Important things to remember

  • Understand the format and structure of the test.
  • Practice reading and analyzing complex texts and arguments.
  • Brush up on your knowledge of current events and general knowledge.
  • Develop your critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Note: Some universities use LNAT as a supplementary test, and some universities have different requirements for certain courses or specializations, so please check the specific university and course you are applying for.

LNAT Structure

The LNAT 2023-24 exam pattern gives an effective overview of how to prepare for the exam. It would most probably comprise of two sections.

Subject Time Duration
Part A: 42 Multiple Choice Questions based upon 12 Passages 95 minutes
Part B: Pick 1 out of 3 Topics to write an essay of 750 words 40 minutes
Total Time 2.25 hours
  • Section A:  Aim to highlight candidates with strong deduction and verbal reasoning skills. The questions will require students to demonstrate their ability to think about what they read, so a deep understanding of written material is a must. Students will need to be able to quickly identify the key issues in a passage, and any arguments made, and to use logic and deduction to distinguish between facts, assumptions, or opinions expressed.
  • Section B:  Aims to test students’ verbal reasoning and cognitive skills more so than their ability to create a definitive answer to the question. Therefore, students’ essay needs to be smaller in scale, focusing on one or two points that are explored and discussed effectively

LNAT Exam Dates 2023-24

Note- Double-check everything with the universities you apply to as a precaution. Missing an important deadline will be the breaking point of your application, so it’s never a good idea to leave things to chance.

Event Dates (Tentative)
The application form link will be active from 1st August – 15th September 2023
Submit UCAS Form 15th September- 16th October 2023
Exam Dates September to January

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