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LNAT Multiple Choice Questions: Section A

Wondering how to tackle LNAT Section A? You’ve come to the right place!

This page will guide you through the LNAT multiple choice questions which form the first section of the exam.

Your score is based entirely on this section of the exam, so it’s imperative you prepare well for it.

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LNAT Multiple Choice Questions: The Basics

Section A of the LNAT is a multiple choice exam. It ‘s basically a comprehension test with 12 passages.

Each one has three or four associated questions, and there are 42 questions in total.

How Long is the LNAT multiple choice questions section?

The LNAT multiple choice section has a 95-minute time limit.

Contrary to what you might think, it isn’t focused on seeing how fast you can answer the questions given, it’s designed to give those taking it enough time to reflect on the possibilities surrounding them.

In case you were wondering, for the next part of the exam: section B, you get 40 minutes to write your essay.

Here are some tips and information on the LNAT essay section >>

How to Prepare for the LNAT multiple choice questions

The LNAT website suggests you prepare by reading quality newspapers and thinking about the content from a critical perspective.

This will give you the upper hand when tackling the questions. We also have some great advice for you below, so read on if you want to nail part A of the LNAT!

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LNAT Multiple Choice Questions Tips and Top Tactics

The LNAT multiple choice questions aim to identify whether applicants have the necessary verbal reasoning and logical skills needed to study law.

While these skills are inherent to some, getting familiar with the types of questions that will come up in the LNAT is key to succeeding in the exam.

There will be a lot of reading in between the lines involved, and you’ll be required to think creatively in order to answer the questions.

Below are our top LNAT multiple choice questions tips to help you do this.

LNAT Questions Tip 1: Practise Logical Inference

Using logical inference means restricting yourself to what is stated in the passage.

While staying up to date on current legal cases will give you the upper hand in the essay part of the exam, in the LNAT multiple choice questions section, you must only use the information provided in the passages to answer the questions.

If you know that the information in the passage is fictional, behave as if everything stated is true. Outside knowledge should not sway you in any way.

LNAT Questions Tip 2: Identify Keywords & Use Targeted Reading

We suggest that you do not read the entire passage before tackling the questions.

A better tactic is to go straight to the first question and pick out the keywords. These are words in the passage or answer options that stand out and are specific to the question.

Once you have identified the keywords, read the text with them in mind and cross-reference against the question and answer options.

This is a method called targeted reading and it will help you get to the correct answer in the most efficient way.

More help on how to read the LNAT passages here >>

LNAT Questions Tip 3: Use the Process of Elimination

If you’re still unsure after identifying the keywords, you can use the good old fashioned process of elimination method to find the correct answers. Follow the below guidelines and increase your chances of success. 

  1. Start by immediately discounting obviously wrong ones
  2. If you get to one which is clearly right, select that and move on
  3. If you discount all but one, select the one that remains
  4. If you get down to two and are unsure, go with your gut, flag the question and move on

Check out these tips on how to answer the LNAT questions >>

LNAT Questions Tip 3: Look for the Bridging Phrases

A common trick in verbal reasoning tests like the LNAT is for the writers of the exam to place two ideas in close proximity and try to make you assume a link between them. 

For example, an LNAT sample question might include the following sentence:

"Mark Zuckerberg is a world class developer. His tech company, Facebook, is now worth many billions of dollars."

Then it may ask why Facebook’s valuation is in the billions of dollars. One option for an answer might be “Mark Zuckerberg’s world-class developing skills,” and this would be incorrect.

We simply know that Zuckerberg had these skills and that Facebook is worth billions of dollars. We don’t necessarily know that these are linked.

However, the positioning of the two facts is such that you are almost tricked into thinking that they are – don’t fall for it!

It’s important to note that causation and consequence can only be established when there is a bridging phrase, like ‘because of’, ‘due to’ or ‘as a result of’.

Had the passage said the following, then causation would have been clear: 

"Mark Zuckerberg is a world class developer. And his tech company, Facebook, is now worth many billions of dollars because of this."

So in these situations, always look for the bridging phrases.

LNAT Questions Tip 5: Pick the Low Hanging Fruit

All LNAT questions are equal in terms of marks, but some are harder than others.

Since each question is worth one mark, you don’t want to get stuck on one really hard question and miss out on lots of much easier marks later on in the test.

If a question is really bugging you and you just can’t work it out, discount clearly wrong answers as stated above. You should be able to get down to two options in most cases.

Once you’re down to two answers and you really can’t pick, the best thing to do is just guess the answer! You can flag it for review and go back to it at the end of the test if you have time.

Remember, there’s no negative marking in the LNAT, so there’s no reason to leave any question blank.

And since the time constraints aren’t too harsh, you may well have time to revisit the question later.

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