So you’re about to sit the LNAT? It can be a nerve-wracking experience, but we’ve collated all of the most important last-minute tips to ensure that when the day comes you know exactly what to expect.
Sometimes, knowing the basics can make a huge difference. To you attain your best LNAT score and you have the most stress-free exam day possible, make sure that you are fully aware of the following beforehand:
Where is your test centre? Make sure that you have the address written down somewhere before you set off. There are directions to your test centre on your confirmation email. It’s also important to calculate the time it will take you to get there and plan your route in advance (leaving plenty of extra time for traffic and other possible delays).
What time is your test scheduled? The LNAT website advises that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that you can complete the sign in procedures. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late you will likely be refused admission and will have to book and pay to take the test again.
When you are signing in at the test centre, you will be required to show ID containing your signature and photo. To check which forms of ID are acceptable, visit the official LNAT page.
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The other piece of information you must bring to the test centre is a copy of the confirmation email that you received when you booked your test.
You cannot take any personal items (even water bottles!) in with you to take the test. There will be provisions in the test centre for you to securely store them. The test is on a computer, but you will also have a whiteboard and pen to make notes with.
Overall, the test will last for 2 ¼ hours or 135 minutes. For section one, the 42 multiple choice questions, you will have 95 minutes. For section two, answering one of three essay questions, you will have 40 minutes.
Section one is all about your ability to understand complex texts. It assesses your ability to think logically, notice details, differentiate fact from opinion and read between the lines. So, how to prepare?
Section two assesses your ability to write convincingly and formulate a strong argument. It also checks whether you can structure an essay and use grammar correctly. Although the LNAT website says that you won’t be assessed on current affairs, it does state that it’s beneficial to be well-read and up-to-date with the news.
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