Key LNAT Dates 2024: When Is The LNAT?

Important LNAT Test Dates for your Calendar. If you’re thinking about, or you have already booked to take, the LNAT exam as part of your university application; it is helpful to get an understanding of the key LNAT test dates involved.

Last Updated: 29th October 2018

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The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) is essential for various law schools across the UK, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and LSE. 

If you’re thinking about, or you have already booked to take, the LNAT exam as part of your university application, it’s helpful to get an understanding of the key LNAT test dates involved. In this guide, we’ll explore all of the dates you need to know to ensure you sit the test in time for your application. 

When Is The LNAT?

Unlike some admissions tests, the LNAT isn’t sat on a single day. Instead, it runs over several months, meaning you will have a choice of when to sit it. 

The LNAT test dates begin in September and they run through the autumn period. It is possible to take the LNAT as late as January for some applicants; however, it is sensible to book a slot before Christmas if possible. 

This is only possible for some applicants, as those applying to the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge will need to sit their LNAT before the Oxbridge UCAS deadline on the 15th of October. Below are all the crucial dates you will need, from registration to test deadlines:  

Oxbridge Applicant LNAT Deadlines

LNAT Registration1st August – 15th September
First Testing Date1st September
Final Testing Date15th October

Given the tighter timeframes for Oxbridge applicants and the pressing time constraints, it is advisable to begin preparing for your LNAT exam as soon as possible.

Getting ahead with revision during the summer holiday and in September will put you in a better position for the exam. Also, because of the tight Oxbridge deadlines with the Personal Statement, it is better to be organised with the exam preparation to ensure you perform well in every aspect of your application.

Non-Oxbridge Applicant LNAT Deadlines

LNAT Registration1st August – 15th January
First Testing Date1st September
Final Testing Date (Bristol, Durham, LSE, SOAS)20th January
Final Testing Date (Glasgow, KCL, Nottingham, UCL)26th January

With an understanding of the upcoming deadlines, you will have plenty of time to organise and prepare yourself for the upcoming exam. It will also mean that you can make an effective revision timeline, which marks the key milestones along the way.

When Do LNAT Results Come Out?

Once you’ve sat the LNAT, you’ll no doubt be keen to see how you did. When you receive your results will depend on when you sat the test: 

Since the final deadline for LNAT testing is January 26th, all applicants applying for the current admissions cycle will receive their results in February. You can learn more about how LNAT results work in our LNAT Results Guide

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LNAT Preparation Tips

Below are some tips to help you use the dates of the LNAT to your advantage: 

That covers everything you need to know about the important LNAT dates and deadlines. Now that you know when you need to sit the test, it’s up to you to get your preparation started so that you can get a great score! 

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