Typing Skills Test

Typing Skills Test

The Typing Skills test is a general assessment of a candidate's typing speed and accuracy. This test is especially useful for selecting transcriptionists, clerks, receptionists, secretaries, writers, and other administrative employees which jobs have tasks related to typing.

The test consists of 3 sub-tests designed to measure a candidate's typing speed and accuracy.

Test properties

Type of test: Skills test

Useful for: Predicting job performance in jobs that comprise of typing tasks

Time: 5 - 10 minutes

Number of test items: Adaptive

Item response form: Free response

Languages: English

Mode of Administration: Online

What the test measures

Words per minute (WPM)
Corrected Words per minute (CWPM)
Characters per minute (CPM)
Overall Accuracy
Total score

What the sub-tests measure

Sub-test 1 (time limit: 1 minute)
The candidate is presented with a paragraph of text and given 60 seconds to type as much of the paragraph as possible.

Sub-test 2 (time limit: 1 minute)
The candidate is presented with a new paragraph of text and again given 60 seconds to type as much as possible.

Sub-test 3 (time limit: None)
The candidate is presented with a new paragraph of text and has to type the complete text which consists of 400 characters.

Detailed Test Report

On the test report you will find all the information you need:

Total Percentile Population Score*
Words Per Minute (WPM)
Corrected Words Per Minute (CWPM)
Characters Per Minute (CPM)
Overall Accuracy
Interpretation of candidate performance
Advisory score ranges for common professions
The exact text typed by the candidate, with errors highlighted.

*The Total Percentile Population Score is found by comparing the average CPWM of the candidate with the norm group. If the candidate has a score of 70, he/she scored as well or better than 70 percent of the 1,000 individuals who were part of our 2020 test study.

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Clerical Skills Test Report

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