Facts About the LNAT Test Format

What to expect from the LNAT test format. The format of the LNAT exam may not be like any other assessment you have taken before. It can be quite daunting, but here's a guide on how to register and what the test will be like. We have put a link to the LNAT website at the end of this article.

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What You Can Expect from the LNAT Test Format

(From Registration to Test Day)

The LNAT test format may not be like any other assessments you have taken before. It can be quite daunting, but here is a guide on how to register and what the test will look like.

If you are interested in studying law at university the LNAT test format is something that you may be required to be familiar with depending on which universities you will be applying to. For a full list, including course codes, we’ve put a link to the LNAT website at the end of this article.


How to register

To register, make sure to use an email address you will check fairly frequently, as you will be emailed your results using this. Following this link to Pearson Vue will take you directly to the registration page.

You will not need your UCAS number on you when you first register, but you will need it added to the account so that your LNAT score can be linked to your UCAS application. It’s then important to make sure you add this in due course.

The test day

Make sure to arrive in good time, which is at least 15 minutes before you are scheduled to start the LNAT. There can be a queue checking in and it may take time to orientate yourself so make sure to allow time for this as well.

You will need to bring the confirmation email that you received upon registration, printing out. You will also need to bring photographic ID with you.

A list of acceptable forms of ID to you could take with you includes:

  • A current signed passport
  • Signed photocard driving licence
  • An identity card (issued by the government of the country in which you are taking the test)

This ID should confirm the name and date of birth that is on your LNAT registration.


LNAT Test Format

The LNAT lasts 2.5 hours and is split into two sections.

Section A is a multiple choice test. There will be 42 multiple choice questions. These are also split into 12 argumentative questions. Each argumentative passage, or extract, will have three or four multiple choice questions. In the standard LNAT test format, there will most likely be five options for each question. For section A of the LNAT, you are given 95 minutes to answer these 42 questions.

For the second part of the LNAT test format, section B, you have 40 minutes to answer one essay question. You will be given a choice of three essay questions on a mix of subjects.

To see some of the practice papers and also practice answering some of the test questions before the main day, get the Ultimate LNAT guide at UniAdmissions.


Ultimately, the way to put yourself in the best position for the LNAT is to familiarise yourself with the LNAT test format and have a go at practising the papers. As part of our guide to LNAT preparation, taking an interest in some of the key issues in newspapers and other media, getting used to looking at texts, and engaging critically with them are also valuable tips.

List of Universities that require applicants to take the LNAT.

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To best familiarise yourself with the LNAT test format, you could try our one-to-one LNAT tutoring on how to improve your score. The tuition course includes video lectures, mock tests, and unlimited LNAT essay marking and LNAT guides that can help you in your studies and admissions preparations.

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