About the LNAT

The National Admissions Test for Law, or LNAT, is a test that helps universities select applicants for their undergraduate law programmes. While school-level qualifications such as A-levels and their global equivalents remain central to the selection process, applications to some law schools both in and out of UK require LNAT.

Do I need to sit for LNAT ?

LNAT is an admission requirement for the following UK universities. Besides LNAT, you still need to apply to the universities in the normal way through UCAS. Sitting for the test will not constitute application to any universities.

For UK Law programmes, you must take the LNAT in the same year as your UCAS application. You can only sit the test once in one cycle (September to June). Additionally, the results cannot be carried over from one year to the next.

University of BristolCourse codes M100, MR11, MR12 and MR13
Durham University Course codes M101, M102
University of Glasgow Course codes M114, M1R7, M1R1, M121, M1R2, M122, M1R3, M1M9, M1RR, M1R4, M123, MN11, MN12, MV13, ML11, MQ13, MQ15, ML17, MV11, MV15, ML12, MR17
King’s College London Course codes LM21, M100, M121, M122, M190
University of Nottingham Course codes M100, M101, M1R1, M1R2
University of Oxford Course codes M100, M190, M191, M192, M193, M194
SOAS, University of London Course codes M100 LLB and all other combinations including Law. M102 LLB Senior Status does not require the LNAT
University College London Course codes M100, M101, M102, M141, M142, M144, M145, M146
The London School of Economics and Political Science Course code M100

Non-UK Universities that require LNAT

The LNAT is also an admission requirement for the law degree programmes at the following non-UK universities.

Singapore University of Social Sciences
IE Law School

When should I take the LNAT?

Registration for and booking of LNAT tests for entry into university in September 2019 opens on 1 August 2018. Testing starts on 1 September 2018. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to get the date and centre you want.

For Singapore law programmes you will be required to take the LNAT before the application deadline (25 June 2018).

University of Oxford Applicants

Registration opens 1 August 2018
Testing begins 1 September 2018
Registration and booking your test slot closes 5 October 2018
Last testing date 20 October 2018

Note: the window for submitting UCAS forms for Oxford is mid September to 15 October 2018. As you can see, the timings are fairly tight. It is therefore imperative to confirm any dates on the LNAT website and also with Oxford University and ensure you adhere to them rigidly!

All Other University Applicants

Registration opens 1 August 2018
Testing begins 1 September 2018
Registration and booking your test slot closes 15 January 2019
Last testing date 20 January 2019

The window for submitting UCAS forms for other universities is mid September to 15 January 2019. As you can see, you have a bit of breathing space as compared with Oxford.  That being said, the same rules apply.

LNAT Test Format

The LNAT test is comprised of two sections:

  1. Comprehension (95 minutes, 42 Multiple Choice Questions)
  2. Essay Writing (40 minutes)


Comprehension consists of 12 argumentative passages with 3 or 4 multiple-choice questions on each. Questions are based on contents of the passage provided and no specific prior knowledge is required. Questions are designed to assess comprehension, interpretation, analysis, synthesis, induction and deduction.

Essay Writing

Essay Writing tests the student’s ability to argue economically to a conclusion and demonstrate a good command of written English. While the essay is not graded, it is passed unmarked to the LNAT-participating law schools you apply to.

  • How should judges be appointed?
  • Should the law require people to vote in general elections?
  • What is ‘political correctness’ and why does it matter?
  • Does it matter if some animal and plant species die out?

Our Prep Courses

Founded in 2006, Prep Zone Academy offers Asia’s largest and most acclaimed LNAT preparation courses.  Our courses are created to fit our students’ needs, allowing you maximum flexibility in your learning process. Our tutors are passionate about bringing a fresh look to LNAT coaching and teaching you the right techniques.

When you register for any of the three courses, you will also receive:


Mastering the LNAT Guide

Prep Zone Academy’s LNAT Roadmap, take home worksheets

Free access to our LNAT library, 10 full length practice tests

45mins Admissions Consultation

1-to-1 Personal Coaching Customised Learning Experience

Our Course Curriculum

Our courses will cover these topics.


  • Logical Inference:  ensure you are coming to conclusions based solely on the information given in the passage. Inference and outside knowledge should not sway you in any way.
  • Key Words & Targeted Reading: target specific portion from the passage because you don’t have to read all information to find out the correct answer. You should be able to get the correct solution in the most direct way.
  • Bridging Phrases: when causation or consequence come up, always look for the bridging phrase.

Essay Writing

  • Choosing the right topic
  • Planning your LNAT Essay
  • Delivering your essay

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