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Why you need a Speed Typing Test

If you’re hiring for a position requiring individuals to read information from either a screen or from print, and then quickly and accurately type that passage of text, then our speed typing skills test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you recruit them.

Our pre-employment assessments such as Speed Typing and other tests within the module offer a full comprehensive range. It’s fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision. Or maybe you want to re-train your existing employees? Provide them with the relevant typing skills they need to improve their day-to-day capabilities.

Overview of Test

The test measures a candidate’s speed and accuracy copying a document of text presented to them on screen or from a printed document. Candidates must copy type the document as accurately as possible. One text is presented to a candidate per test, although the assessment is designed so that they would never be able to complete the typing of the document in the given time.

Customer Benefits?

Bespoke alignment to client-specific data can be provided upon request. Candidates are measured on their typing speed in characters per minute (CPM) and words per minute (WPM), as well as their typing accuracy. The time to complete the test can be increased if required.

Four writing topics can be chosen from: Advertorial, Customer Service, Management or Sport.

Also available in industry specific versions – Legal Speed Typing Test

Recommended Applications

A suitable test for candidates who are responsible for typing large amounts of information correctly and quickly. 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 Speed Typing Test, another complementary test that comes under the Typing Skills Tests module


Find out more on Speed Typing Test pricing,
benefits &
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Speed Typing Test FactFile


Key skills measured:
  • Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Speed of typing
Test Detail:
  • 5 mins allowed
  • 1 question presented
Writing Subjects Available:
  • Advertorial
  • Management
  • Customer Service
  • Sport
Complementary Tests:
sample report- Speed Typing [Screen Based] Test

Sample Speed Typing Test report

Sample Speed 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 speed score, how many correct words typed per minute, accuracy percentage, 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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