Data Entry Skills Test

Data Entry Skills Test

The Data Entry Test assesses a candidate’s data entry skills, by measuring typing speed and accuracy during a data entry exercise. This test is especially useful for selecting data entry workers, transcriptionists, clerks, receptionists, secretaries, and other administrative employees which jobs have tasks related to data entry.

The test consists of two sub-tests designed to measure a candidate's data entry skills..

Test properties

Type of test: Skills test

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

Time: 4 - 6 minutes

Number of test items: Adaptive

Item response form: Free response

Languages: English

Mode of Administration: Online

What the test measures

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

What the sub-tests measure

Sub-test 1 (time limit: 90 seconds)
The candidate is presented short lines of textual data: names, addresses, dates, and other textual data. The candidate has to type the data, one line at a time. The candidate is given 90 seconds to type as many lines of data as possible.

Sub-test 2 (time limit: 90 minute)
Same as sub-test 1, with new data

Detailed Test Report

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

Total Percentile Population Score*
Characters per minute (CPM)
Corrected Characters per minute (CCPM)
Words 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 calculated by comparing the candidate’s average CCPM against the norm group. If the candidate has a score of 70, he/she has scored as well or better than 70 percent of the more than 3,000 individuals who were part of our 2020 test survey.

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Data Entry Skills Test Report


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