The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT)
What is the LNAT?
The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) is 2 hours, 15 minutes long. It is made up of two sections:
Multiple choice questions
- You will have 1 hour 35 minutes to answer 42 questions
- You will have 12 short passages to read, and you will then have three or four questions about each passage
- The questions are designed to test your reading comprehension and logical reasoning skills
- The test does not use ‘negative marking’: you will not lose a mark for an incorrect answer
- You will have 40 minutes to answer one essay question
- You will have three questions to choose from
Why do you ask for the LNAT?
- The role of LNAT is to help us to distinguish between large numbers of similarly qualified applicants
- It provides us with further information beyond that contained in your UCAS application about your aptitude for law, but we take your entire application into consideration
- It doesn’t replace A levels and/or other qualifications
When do I have to take the LNAT?
- If you are applying to study law with us for 2022 entry, you must sit your LNAT exam by 20 January 2022
- You may only sit the LNAT once in each admissions cycle (any subsequent results will be void) and results cannot be carried forward
How do I book to sit the test?
- Please visit the LNAT website to create an LNAT account and you will then be able to book your exam
- The earlier you book, the more chance you have of getting a test slot on the day of your choice
- You will need to enter your UCAS Personal Identifier number on your LNAT profile
- If you take your LNAT exam after submitting your UCAS application, you must go back and enter your UCAS Personal Identifier number on your LNAT profile
- If you have any extenuating circumstances, please notify the test centre who will then notify us
Are there any key dates I need to be aware of?
- LNAT registration begins: 1 August 2021
- Testing begins: 1 September 2021
- Deadline to register/book the test: 15 January 2022 (to ensure that you take your test before the final deadline)
- Deadline to sit the test: 20 January 2022 (for the University of Nottingham)
The deadline to sit the test is final and cannot be extended. International applicants may submit their application after these deadlines however, courses may close early depending on the volume of applications. We would still advise you to sit your exam and submit your UCAS application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
What happens after I’ve sat the test?
- Your results will be sent straight to us and we are not able to let you know your score in advance
- Once we have your result, we’ll take it into consideration alongside your UCAS application
- We’ll then contact you as soon as possible to let you know if we are making you an offer to study with us
How long will it take to hear back from you?
- We can’t really say, but we understand that it can be really stressful to wait for an offer
- Please be assured that we process applications as quickly as possible
What if I have any queries?
- Please contact LNAT with any questions
- If you have an enquiry that is specific to the University of Nottingham, please contact us