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The LNAT is an online aptitude test used by certain universities to help them to shortlist candidates. It tests general comprehension and reasoning skills (not legal knowledge) via a combination of multiple-choice questions (which make up your LNAT score) plus an essay. You can take it before or after submitting your UCAS form but can only take it once per admissions cycle. The LNAT Universities in the UK are Oxford, LSE, UCL, Kings, Durham, Bristol, Nottingham, Glasgow and SOAS (not compulsory at SOAS).

The average score varies from year to year and there is no official pass mark. As a guide, successful applicants in 2017/18 mostly achieved scores in the low to mid 20’s, rising to high 20's for Oxford/UCL. Only Oxford, UCL and Bristol currently give the essay a numerical score, although Durham considers it "holistically" along with other aspects of the application.

In order to guarantee that your application will be considered, you need to sit the LNAT by 20th October 2019 for Oxford, or 20th January 2020 for all the other institutions. If applying to Kings, they encourage their applicants to sit the LNAT by mid December.
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Hi everyone, my LNAT is booked for the 11th of September, is anyone else in a similar position with theirs coming up soon? I am getting quite scared and I don't seem to be improving from doing Past Papers in the books... Any advice?
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Hi! Recently I am practising LNAT on Arbitio. Anyone can tell me how much did you get in Arbitio's practise tests and your actual LNAT exam so I can have a reference?

your average in arbitio:
highest/lowest in arbitio:
actual score in LNAT:

thanks a lot!
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They’re designed to be significantly harder than the real thing. I know people that were averaging 21 and got near 30.
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You seem to be asking for a lot of unnecessary data when the answer can be provided qualitatively

It's a hard, realistic test. That's all you need to know.
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Mine is 07/10/19.
I now have the daunting feeling that Etonians have been practising for this for the past 5 years of their lives.
When did you start your revision?
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(Original post by maddiecooke3102)
Mine is 07/10/19.
I now have the daunting feeling that Etonians have been practising for this for the past 5 years of their lives.
When did you start your revision?
I did about 5 hours or so the past 2 weeks, but this week I’ve been doing that daily. I’m soooo scared 😂 I don’t feel like revision is getting me anywhere. What have you been doing/ how are you feeling about it?
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I have just started intense revision, doing 3-5 practise questions a day.
Considering getting Arbitio, only as I tried their test and got nowhere.
I feel very unprepared, not sure whether a month is a realistic time scale to expect 30+/42.

Do you have any advice, as you are advancing on your exam date?
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I have my test on the 27th of September and im really stressed Are you guys doing anything to practice for MCQs aside from past tests?
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I'm applying to Oxford, LSE, UCL, KCL and Bristol. I booked the LNAT on 11th october and I have no idea how to prepare! (I don't want to spend money so can't buy Arbitios or other such resources...)

I did the first official LNAT practice test and got 25/42 :/ I'm saving the second practice test for about a week before test day.

How do I prepare????

And how do I prepare for the essay??? (I suck at essays ... btw I'm an international student)
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(Original post by magz2001)
I'm applying to Oxford, LSE, UCL, KCL and Bristol. I booked the LNAT on 11th october and I have no idea how to prepare! (I don't want to spend money so can't buy Arbitios or other such resources...)

I did the first official LNAT practice test and got 25/42 :/ I'm saving the second practice test for about a week before test day.

How do I prepare????

And how do I prepare for the essay??? (I suck at essays ... btw I'm an international student)
Arbitio has one free test I believe
I think there’s a forum on here where people help out others with essay advice
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25 is a good score. The Lawyer Portal has a huge ass bank of questions for free. Imo they're quite a bit easier than what they should be, but I'm not sure of any other free resources.
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you're happy to spend 19k times three on tuition alone but you're not willing to spent £60 on arbitio

makes sense
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(Original post by JohanGRK)
you're happy to spend 19k times three on tuition alone but you're not willing to spent £60 on arbitio

makes sense
Technically 54 with the discount code
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(Original post by Aaryra)
Technically 54 with the discount code
that's even worse
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(Original post by JohanGRK)
that's even worse
wait DID YOU SAY 19 THOUSAND:eek:
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(Original post by Aaryra)
wait DID YOU SAY 19 THOUSAND:eek:
Oxford
"These annual fees are for full-time students who begin this undergraduate course here in 2020:
[...]
Overseas £27,285."


LSE
"The LSE tuition fee for new overseas (non-EU) undergraduates in 2019 is £19,920 for the first year."

UCL
"International (Overseas) students starting the LLB Law in 2019/20 will pay £20,640 in 2019/20, £20,640 in 2020/21 and £20,640 in 2021/22."

KCL
"The International tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is £23,550 per year."

Bristol
"Tuition fees
[...]
International students: £18,100 per year"
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(Original post by JohanGRK)
seconded

harrysbar please create an LNAT 2020 superthread please please

and merge all the other crap into it
I'm not your gimp!

*slinks away to find out how to merge threads*
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I'm not your gimp!
No; you are our saviour.

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No; you are our saviour.

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I don't think I'm the saviour type but thanks
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