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    I was just wondering, I just took LNAT practice test 1 from the official website
    and I got 35/42.. and then i heard that highest score for LNAT last year was only 34/42.
    so.. are the practice tests much easier than the real LNAT?
    or would I still get around same score for the actual LNAT?

    I guess I would be happy with something like 25~30? considering the average was only 17.7..
    But I just wanted to prepare myself if the actual test is going to be much harder haha.
    Thanks in advance for answering guys!
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    (Original post by wodus92)
    Hiii
    I was just wondering, I just took LNAT practice test 1 from the official website
    and I got 35/42.. and then i heard that highest score for LNAT last year was only 34/42.
    so.. are the practice tests much easier than the real LNAT?
    or would I still get around same score for the actual LNAT?

    I guess I would be happy with something like 25~30? considering the average was only 17.7..
    But I just wanted to prepare myself if the actual test is going to be much harder haha.
    Thanks in advance for answering guys!
    No they are about the same. Thing is, a lot of the LNAT is just luck. The stress of being in the actual exam will probably knock a few marks off your score, as may random luck. However, if you did get that score on the practice without having seen it before and without taking excess time, you seem on track to do pretty well in the exam.
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    No they are about the same. Thing is, a lot of the LNAT is just luck. The stress of being in the actual exam will probably knock a few marks off your score, as may random luck. However, if you did get that score on the practice without having seen it before and without taking excess time, you seem on track to do pretty well in the exam.
    It's a stupid test.
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    It's a stupid test.
    There we agree. I suppose the notion is that the test as a whole gives a decent performance indicator, even if some questions are silly. And I can see the advantage of having an objective performance indicator which shows potential regardless of background.

    But so many of the questions are stupidly subjective. On the official practices (and indeed the real test) several questions have two answers out of four which are equally valid. I'd like an LNAT-style verbal test, because then I could talk to an interviewer about my reasoning for narrowing it down to two, then my reasoning for the final one, but as a written thing it's silly.
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    There we agree. I suppose the notion is that the test as a whole gives a decent performance indicator, even if some questions are silly. And I can see the advantage of having an objective performance indicator which shows potential regardless of background.

    But so many of the questions are stupidly subjective. On the official practices (and indeed the real test) several questions have two answers out of four which are equally valid. I'd like an LNAT-style verbal test, because then I could talk to an interviewer about my reasoning for narrowing it down to two, then my reasoning for the final one, but as a written thing it's silly.
    Hahahahahaha, I like your post.

    But if we had to pay an extortionate fee to come into a centre, and to pay for someone to click two buttons to set up our test, imagine the costs involved with actually *shock horror* employing people who would interview us.

    I still don't understand how they can justify the £50 fee. My economics knowledge brings me to the fact that PearsonVue are a monopoly in a specialised market, therefore they can justify the fee that they have decided upon because for the consumer, their service is a necessity to progress to universities which require LNAT.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    Hahahahahaha, I like your post.

    But if we had to pay an extortionate fee to come into a centre, and to pay for someone to click two buttons to set up our test, imagine the costs involved with actually *shock horror* employing people who would interview us.

    I still don't understand how they can justify the £50 fee. My economics knowledge brings me to the fact that PearsonVue are a monopoly in a specialised market, therefore they can justify the fee that they have decided upon because for the consumer, their service is a necessity to progress to universities which require LNAT.
    They are hence the cost of the UKCAT (for medicine applicants) and the driving theory tests. Can't blame them their simply taking advantage of an opportunity provided by universities.
 
 
 
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