The Typing Test comprises four sub-tests designed to measure a candidate's typing speed and accuracy. The Typing Test is appropriate for data entry workers, clerks, receptionists, secretaries, and other administrative employees. Estimated time of the full Typing Test is 10-15 minutes.
Candidates are assessed through a series of four sub-tests:
Sub-test 1: Full Sentences
Sentences of up to 10 words are presented on screen. The candidate is to type these sentences exactly as they are shown. Overall effective typing speed and accuracy are measured.
Sub-test 2: Numbers
Numbers of up to 8 digits are presented on screen. The candidate is to type these numbers exactly as they are shown. Effective typing speed and accuracy of numbers are measured.
Sub-test 3: Addresses
Addresses are presented on screen. The candidate is to type these addresses exactly as they are shown. This sub-test measures a candidate's typing speed and accuracy of unfamiliar items.
Sub-test 4: Aural - Sentences
Short and simple sentences are read aloud for the candidate, nothing is displayed on screen. The candidate is to type these sentences as they are read aloud. A candidate will only be able to hear the sentence once.
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Detailed Test Report
For every candidate completing the Typing Test, you will be able to download or print a detailed test report.
A candidate's typing speed is given in Characters Per Minute (CPM) and Words Per Minute (WPM). A candidate's typing accuracy is given in percentage of correctly typed words to all shown words.
The CPM and accuracy of the candidate are compared to the norm group in order to get the percentile population score. If the candidate has a score of 70, he/she scored as well or better than 70 percent of the 1,000 who were part of our 2014 test survey. The candidate receives a percentile population score of CPM and accuracy for all four sub-tests.
On average, candidates with English as their first language perform better than candidates with English as their second language. Therefore the norm group is divided in two, you choose which norm group to compare the results to: English or Non-English.
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