The test is used by nine UK universities and two other non-UK universities as part of their admissions process for undergraduate applications to Law. The content of the LNAT is regulated by the members of the LNAT Consortium (made up of six of those universities) and the test itself is administered by Pearson VUE, under contract to LNAT.
It is a 2-hour 15-minute test divided into two sections- MCQs and Essay.
Section A is designed as a computerized MCQ based exam consisting of 42 questions. Students are given 95 minutes to answer these questions which are based on passages of text (dilemmas) and a mark out of 42, referred to as the LNAT score, is awarded. This section is designed to assess the ability to grasp arguments and recognize key issues, trace relevant material proficiently and conceptualize.
The second section gives 40 minutes to write an essay from a list of 3 proposed subjects. These essays are checked by tutors of the college you are applying to and the mark is taken into account as part of the selection process. The essay gives an opportunity to construct, present and conclude an intellectually reasoned, persuasive and balanced argument around the chosen topic, a top skill for any Law aspirant.
The seven categories from which LNAT questions are typically based are:
The LNAT isn’t based on the student’s educational achievement. It doesn’t aim at testing subject expertise for Law or any other subject for that matter. It focusses on assessing aptitude for studying law in future years through general comprehension and reasoning skillswhich are essential for the study and practice of law.
Registration for LNAT tests opens in the month of August and testing begins in September (for university entry for the following academic year). Students can take the LNAT either before or after theysubmittheir UCAS application.
For admission, a student is required taking LNAT, the same year that he/she finishes class 12.Candidates for the LNAT must take the test before 15 October in the year they apply to Oxbridge, but not before the summer holiday of the year in which they apply. For all other universities, students can sit for LNAT till 20 January of the year in which they apply.
Students can sit for LNAT only once per admissions cycle. Results cannot be carried over from one year to the next.Thus, it is important to give in your best the very first time.
UK LNAT Universities
There are no facts to be memorized and lessons to bereviewed in preparation for the test. Instead,students should concentrate on developing critical thinking abilities, exercising the relevant parts of the brain, and on acquainting themselves with the format of the test which is when we at Rostrum step in.
Tackling unfamiliar content: Our counsellors have years of experience tutoring and mentoring students to get placed at the best of the best universities. Intensive one on one discussions with our counsellors assist students in getting comfortable with the unknown. Students are taught to think critically about the concerns being raised, question assumptions, draw logical conclusions from specific information provided to them and frame counter-arguments.
Staying abreast and developing opinion on latest happenings:Thorough knowledge of current affairs gives a huge edge and be rest assured, our mentors inculcate in students the habit of reading from the right sources, analyzing what they have read and developing the ability to present solid arguments in favor of their opinion through regular discussions and debates.
Acing the MCQ section:The key to acing the first section is just practice. Our carefully curated practice questions and guides place students at the ideal position to crack this exam. Discussing doubts with mentors and acquainting students with all the possible kinds of questions gives a sense of comfort to our students and they reach the center more confident than ever!
Critical Thinking:The ability to read, analyze and break down the text are quintessential of the MCQ section. Through intensive reading recommended by our experts and deliberations on the same, this section passes like a breeze for our students.
The knack of skillfully presenting arguments in the essay section:The essay section requires the student to present a well-structured and persuasive argument on the topic provided. Our experts provide the right kind of hand-holding to gradually develop this ability in students over the course of the mentoring sessions. They are also guided on what kind of assumptions can be made especially when the topic is from an unfamiliar background to make the essay come out as strong as one based on facts.