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Why You Need an Audio Typing Test

If you’re hiring for a position requiring typing skills specifically related to a Clerical role, then our Audio Typing Test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you hire them. Speed typing tests are ideal for measuring typing speed and accuracy. It’s fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision. Or do you want to re-train your existing employees? Develop them with the relevant typing skills they need to improve typing speed / accuracy in their day-to-day work. 

Download the Audio Typing Test Factfile for further information.

Overview of Test

Audio Typing Test is an online typing test where candidates are presented with a spoken passage of text from audio, to test their ability to transcribe quickly and accurately, as well as their typing speed by characters and words per minute (CPM and WPM).

Customer Benefits?

Bespoke alignment to client specific data can be provided upon request. This assessment has been designed to assess the individual’s typing “skill set” on a wider scale. Candidates are measured on their typing speed by characters and words per minute (WPM) as well as their accuracy typing the audio provided.

Four topics can be chosen: Advertorial | Customer Service | Management | Sport

Also available in industry specific versions – Legal Audio Typing Test

Recommended Applications

Support staff such as audio typists and copy typists required to work with transcription and audio dictation. Applicable to a variety of roles, across numerous industry sectors that require fast typing – testing the individual specifically on speed and accuracy.

Complementary Tests

As well as our Audio Typing Test, another complementary test that also comes under the Typing Skills Tests module:


Sample Audio Content

Driving is fun, but is also a skill that has to be applied with responsibility.  Passing the driving test is not the end of learning to drive, it is just the beginning. Experience can make us better drivers, provided that we keep a check on what habits we allow to develop. Our biggest risk of having a bad accident is within the first two years of passing the driving test. The most important tip is to stay with the thinking habit where you judge everything well in advance, the eventual intended outcome being a natural driving style that is safe…


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Audio Typing Test FactFile


Key Skills Measured:
  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Audio comprehension
Test Detail:
  • Typing from audio
  • 5 Minutes to complete
  • Practice available
Subjects Available:
  • Advertorial
  • Management
  • Customer Service
  • Sport
Complementary Tests:
Audio typing test sample report

Sample Audio Typing Test report

Sample Audio Typing Test report to get a feel for the type of analysis you can receive from a candidate taking this test.

Report clearly shows the candidate’s accuracy percentage, speed of words per minute and characters per minute, as well as giving them a percentile score against others in your organisation and worldwide.

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.

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