What is LNAT?

The LNAT is an admissions aptitude test required by applicants (international and local) to nine UK and two non-UK leading universities.

Universities that require the test include: UCL, Oxford, KCL, LSE, Durham, SUSS

A 2-hour exam that tests comprehension, interpretation, analysis, synthesis, induction, and deduction.

Consists of a multiple-choice section and an essay-writing section where individuals choose from one of three questions.

Examinees can only take the exam once and must sit the test in September or October of the year they are applying. Following completion of the test, a candidate’s scores and essay are sent directly to the universities the candidate ticked when registering for the test. The essays are not marked but retained for the university admissions committee to read.

The highest possible score is 42 and the international average is just over 20. Most of our students score above 25!

LNAT Test Format and Scoring


42 multiple choice

The questions are based on
12 argumentative passages, with
3 or 4 multiple choice
questions on each.

95 minutes1 – 42

1 task from a choice of 3 essay questions

You will have 40 minutes to answer
one of three essay questions on a range of
subjects to demonstrate your ability
to argue economically and to come to a conclusion

40 minutesNot included in total score
Total 2 hours 15 minutes1 – 42

The most valuable aspect of the course was learning how to formulate arguments for my essay and present them in a succinct manner. The guidance on how to write the essay definitely helped me a lot.

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Frequently Asked Questions about LNAT

The following universities recognised by the Singapore Ministry of Law require the LNAT:

University College London

University of Bristol

University of Durham

University of Nottingham

University of Oxford

King’s College London

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

A competitive LNAT score is generally above 25.

LNAT scores are valid only for the year in which they were sat.

You may sit for the LNAT once in a test cycle.

The LNAT is typically held on multiple dates between September to June.

Information on tests dates and deadlines can be found here.

As per the official LNAT website, candidates taking the LNAT on or before 20 January 2020 will receive their results in mid February 2020; candidates taking the test after 20 January 2020 will receive their results in early August 2020.


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