National Admission Tests for Law in UK
The LNAT or National Admissions Test for Law is an admissions aptitude test taken by eight UK ies to evaluate an applicant’s potential to study law at undergraduate level at these Universities. The LNAT is written tests. The test assesses candidates’ analytical and logical thinking skills, their ability to make a coherent argument, their command of written English, inductive and deductive skills, and their comprehension and interpretation skills and abilities. It is used in combination with other admissions processes such as UCAS application and academic qualifications.
You need to take the LNAT if you are applying to any of the following UK Universities undergraduate law programmes:
University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, Durham University, University of Glasgow, King’s College London, The University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, SOAS University of London, and UCL.
The LNAT is a 2 hour test in two parts.
Part A: Consists of 12 argumentative passages, with 3 to 4 multiple choice questions on each. The questions are aimed at measuring your reading comprehensions and logical reasoning skills.
- No. of questions: 42 multiple-choice
- Time allotted: 95 minutes
Part B: Consists of three essay questions, out of which one is to be answered. The questions are based on a range of subjects. You’re required to reach to the conclusion thereby demonstrating your argumentative and English language skills.
- Time allotted: 40 minutes
Dates and Deadlines
The LNAT must be taken in the UCAS year in which you are applying to university. You can sit the LNAT test only once in the cycle.
Check the official website for fee as it varies every year. Also, an LNAT bursary scheme is made available to applicants struggling to pay their LNAT fees.
- LNAT Bursary: The LNAT bursary scheme is for applicants not able to pay for their LNAT test. A test fee is waived for UK/EU students in receipt of certain state benefits. Applicants must apply for their bursary before booking their LNAT.
Create an Account
The applicant should create their account at UCAS. After they have completed their UCAS registration and obtained their UCAS personal identifier number, they can register to sit the LNAT at Register
Booking and Paying for Tests
Once your online account registration is complete and you have successfully created an LNAT Profile, you will get an email with details enabling you to book and pay for the test.
Payment of Fees
Payment of the test fee can be made by credit card, Visa debit card or by LNAT e-voucher or bursary and is required at the time of booking a test sitting.
Scoring and Results
The reading section is checked by computer and scored out of 42 and referred to as “LNAT Score”. The essays are individually marked by invigilators at the respective universities. Both the LNAT score and essay are given directly to the participating universities. These results are used to supplement a candidate’s university application. LNAT results are emailed to applicants twice a year.
Test Day Essentials
You need to carry the following documents at the test center: A printout of your confirmation email from Pearson VUE and a Photographic identification that can be a current signed passport, a current signed photocard driving license (full or provisional), or a current identity card, issued by the government of the country where the test centre is located, that carries your photograph and signature.
Examination Access Requirements
For examination access requirements, the applicant must take permission and submit the evidence of the same. These special arrangements as a result of medical conditions or disabilities are made available. Applicants should notify about the examination access requirements and provide appropriate documentary evidence in advance of booking their test.
They need to complete the Examination Access Requirements form and send it the concerned authority with documents.
If you have a severe disability you may need to ask your family doctor or another health professional registered with the relevant professional body to explain the nature of the disability. In cases of dyslexia, dyspraxia, or other deficits, you’re required to submit a short report from an educational psychologist registered with the relevant professional body.