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LNAT questions.

In terms of Universities such as UCL, Kings, or even Oxford, what is considered a pass mark LNAT score? Out of 42, I believe?

Also, in terms of revising for it, is a book from 2006, or 2008, alright - or would the latest editions be more useful for the 2015 LNAT?

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The average is normally a bit under 50% I believe, there is no official pass or fail grade. I'm taking the L NAT this year and I'm scared af! My mum bought me the supposedly best book to prepare, which was from 2004, but I tried reading it and it really didn't make a difference. It's a test if how your mind works, you aren't supposed to be able to prepare for it. Are you sitting it this year? If so when if you don't mind me asking :smile:


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Yikes... a test you can't prepare for? I heard books arent helpful for preparation. I understand if you don't know what to believe anymore. :frown:

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latest versions would probably be more helpful - have a look for "Mastering the LNAT" by Mark Shepherd"

also a "secure" mark for somewhere like UCL would probably be 22 or 23 out of 42. The same would apply for getting an Oxford interview, and then you'll more likely get a place with a score of at least 26ish.

But I got 30/42 for the LNAT and didn't get a place at Oxford - interview went terribly though
Original post by NOP97
In terms of Universities such as UCL, Kings, or even Oxford, what is considered a pass mark LNAT score? Out of 42, I believe?

Also, in terms of revising for it, is a book from 2006, or 2008, alright - or would the latest editions be more useful for the 2015 LNAT?

Thanks


I study in an international school for expat students from all over the world. we often have uni fairs where representatives from the tops unis will set up booths and give us advice with anything we need help on.

some unis are desperate for international students so they throw in goodies such as waiver of the UCAS application fee if you register with a designated student recruitment agency on that day of the uni fair. anyways from what i've been told, all the participating unis of the LNAT set a minimum score every year. If you score below that mark, your UCAS application is automatically rejected. it doesn't matter what grades you have at A levels or IB or if you have a glowing reference or wonderfully written personal statement. so yes. the LNAT is a deal breaker :s-smilie:
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Original post by aubergine7
The average is normally a bit under 50% I believe, there is no official pass or fail grade. I'm taking the L NAT this year and I'm scared af! My mum bought me the supposedly best book to prepare, which was from 2004, but I tried reading it and it really didn't make a difference. It's a test if how your mind works, you aren't supposed to be able to prepare for it. Are you sitting it this year? If so when if you don't mind me asking :smile:


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Probably late September/Early October if I think i'm prepared.

If not, then January.
What are you going to do to prepare? 👀


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I sat the LNAT last year getting just 27/42 but I still got offers from all my unis. The average varies every year but last year it was 22.3 so I was a good bit above that. You do not get any response to your essay as each uni uses/marks this differently.

Overall the LNAT was surprisingly easy so I really wouldn't stress about it. There are plenty of practice tests you can do if you download their program which simulates what it will be like. I did two of these but never practiced an essay as the topics always vary greatly and if you are good enough at writing essays in English at school then you should really be fine.

http://www.lnat.ac.uk/how-to-prepare/practice-test/Any other questions I'd be happy to answer
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Original post by sewell98
I sat the LNAT last year getting just 27/42 but I still got offers from all my unis. The average varies every year but last year it was 22.3 so I was a good bit above that. You do not get any response to your essay as each uni uses/marks this differently.

Overall the LNAT was surprisingly easy so I really wouldn't stress about it. There are plenty of practice tests you can do if you download their program which simulates what it will be like. I did two of these but never practiced an essay as the topics always vary greatly and if you are good enough at writing essays in English at school then you should really be fine.

http://www.lnat.ac.uk/how-to-prepare/practice-test/Any other questions I'd be happy to answer


What Unis did you apply to if you don't mind me asking?


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Original post by Uchiha_
What Unis did you apply to if you don't mind me asking?


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Glasgow and Oxford were my only LNAT unis, Oxford was just for fun though. Here are the unis that ask for LNAT,

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Original post by NOP97
Probably late September/Early October if I think i'm prepared.

If not, then January.


Hey! Just thought I'd say (if you didn't already know) that the dates are going fast at most centers (if you're from the UK). I was surprised to see most dates had been booked up already so I'd definitely get in there as quickly as possible. I picked the latest date I could, whilst still meeting the Oxford deadline, to get as much prep as I can, but everyone else is also having the same idea! :biggrin:
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Original post by harina10
Hey! Just thought I'd say (if you didn't already know) that the dates are going fast at most centers (if you're from the UK). I was surprised to see most dates had been booked up already so I'd definitely get in there as quickly as possible. I picked the latest date I could, whilst still meeting the Oxford deadline, to get as much prep as I can, but everyone else is also having the same idea! :biggrin:


Don't you need your UCAS codes etc to book it? I haven't done anything with UCAS yet...
Original post by NOP97
Don't you need your UCAS codes etc to book it? I haven't done anything with UCAS yet...


The lnat website has a default code (a series of 0s with no spaces)

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In my opinion you should prepare more for the essay question than the multiple choice section. The multiple choice section is reasonably straightforward if you're used to reading newspapers and analysing them, the ability to structure and argue any topic is pretty vital for the essay section.
Does anyone know if it's a paper based or computer based exam?


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Original post by aubergine7
Does anyone know if it's a paper based or computer based exam?

It's computer based and completed at the Pearson VUE centres. There's some screenshots, and a program to download (windows only) to simulate the real test :smile:
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I have no idea what to expect for lnat. Anyone can you break down what to expect for me?


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Original post by ftahir02
I have no idea what to expect for lnat. Anyone can you break down what to expect for me?


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The test is split into two sections both done on a computer at a Pearson Vue centre.
The first is a multiple choice "close-reading" section in which you will be marked out of 42 and each passage will have about 3 or 4 questions on it.

The second section is an essay section. There will be a variety of questions to choose from and you must write a relatively short essay in response to the stimulus or question.

There is plenty more information here
http://www.lnat.ac.uk/what-is-lnat/
can anyone tell me what books are best for lnat preparation ?

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