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Typing Online Test

About the test:

A typing test is used to measure a candidate's typing ability and speed (words per minute). This typing test is commonly used to assess an applicant's suitability for a position that requires typing skills.

Covered skills:

  • Typing Speed
  • Error Rate
  • Accuracy
  • Words Per Minute
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Typing Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Data Entry Professionals

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Adaface Online Typing Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of applicants and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for various typist and data-entry roles. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Online Typing Test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the skills to do well on the job.

Moreover, this typing test can determine an applicant's average typing speed (WPM) and accuracy, which will serve as a benchmark for them to know their speed and accuracy and help them understand the areas they need to improve and practice in. Taking typing speed tests also allows test-takers to track their development and quantify their growth over time.

Reason #2

No trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries


With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Typing Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Typing Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

About Typing Test

A typing assessment is a practical test that evaluates a candidate's typing speed and accuracy while dealing with textual information. While examinations differ, candidates are usually assigned a specific piece of writing and a time limit to finish it. The number of words a candidate can type per minute, also known as WPM or words-per-minute, the number of errors they made in the text, and ultimately their adjusted words per minute, which takes into account any errors candidates made while typing, are all factors in test results.

How is the score of a typing test calculated?

A typing test score is usually calculated by measuring the number of errors made and the typing speed.

  1. WPM: The score for a typing test is usually given in terms of words per minute (WPM). This is a measure of how fast the candidate is able to type the sample text.

  2. Accuracy: The accuracy score is a measure of how many errors the candidate made while typing the sample text.

What roles can I use the Typing Test for?

  • Data Entry Professional
  • Typist

What topics are covered in the Typing Online Test?

Typing Speed
Word Per Minute
Typing Skills
Sentence Equivalence
Touch Typing
Hunt and Peck

Key Depression Per Minute

Data Entry
Letter Pairings
Touch Typing
Interacting With Computers
Numeric Entering
Office Tools
Written Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

reduction in screening time


What are the benefits of using a typing test in the recruitment process?

Using a typing test as part of the recruitment process can help to ensure that only candidates with the required typing skills are considered for the role. This can help to save time and resources by reducing the number of unsuitable candidates who progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.

What is a good typing speed?

A good typing speed is usually considered to be around 60 WPM. However, this will vary depending on the role that the candidate is applying for. For roles that require a higher level of accuracy, a slower typing speed may be acceptable.

What is a good accuracy score for the typing test?

A good accuracy score is usually considered to be around 98%. However, this will vary depending on the role that the candidate is applying for.

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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