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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 skills
  • Formatting
  • Typing accuracy test
  • Proofreading
  • Typing speed test

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

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

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Typing Online Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, 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 at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Proficient in touch typing techniques
  • Able to maintain a high level of accuracy in typing
  • Skilled in proofreading and error detection
  • Familiar with formatting guidelines and standards
  • Ability to type at a specified speed
  • Knowledge of keyboard shortcuts
  • Experience with different typing exercises and drills
  • Ability to use typing software and online tools effectively
  • Able to recognize and correct typing mistakes quickly
  • Efficient in managing typing tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to different typing styles and requirements
  • Awareness of ergonomic practices to prevent typing-related injuries
Reason #2

No trick questions

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.

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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.

Why we started Adaface
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.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Typing Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Typing Test Dumpling hunt
One sunny afternoon, Po, the legendary Kung Fu Panda, decided to take a break from his martial arts training and visit the bustling village market. He had a craving for his favorite dumplings and was eager to find the tastiest ones. As Po strolled through the market, his enthusiasm drew the attention of curious onlookers. They giggled and whispered as the giant panda, clad in his iconic Kung Fu attire, carefully examined fruits and vegetables, hunting for the freshest ingredients. At the dumpling stall, Po's excitement peaked, and he accidentally knocked over a tower of bamboo steamers. The vendor, surprisingly unflustered, smiled and said, "Ah, the great Dragon Warrior! No need to worry, Po. A few fallen steamers are nothing compared to the joy you bring to our village." The crowd erupted in laughter as Po sheepishly grinned and picked up the steamers. He left the market with a basket full of delicious dumplings and a heart warmed by the villagers' affection. The day Po went shopping would be fondly remembered as a delightful and hilarious break from the ordinary.


Typing Test The Resilient Forge
Once upon a time, in a picturesque village nestled at the base of a majestic mountain range, there lived a talented blacksmith named Charles. Charles was renowned throughout the land for his incredible craftsmanship and the unmatched quality of his creations. People traveled great distances to purchase his fine swords, delicate jewelry, and durable tools. Charles felt immense pride in his work and was always eager to share his knowledge with anyone who showed a genuine interest in his craft. One sunny day, as Charles hammered away at his anvil, a young woman named Emily approached his workshop with a sense of wonder in her eyes. She marveled at the intricate designs and the gleaming metalwork that adorned the walls. Feeling a deep desire to learn the art of blacksmithing, Emily hesitantly asked Charles if he would be willing to teach her the secrets of his trade. Charles, a generous soul, agreed without hesitation, and so began Emily's apprenticeship. Each day, she absorbed the lessons of her mentor, gradually honing her skills and developing her unique style. As time passed, Emily's creations began to rival those of Charles, and together they forged a partnership that brought their village even greater fame and prosperity. One fateful evening, a fierce storm rolled in, bringing with it torrential rain and unrelenting winds. Lightning illuminated the sky, casting eerie shadows across the village. Suddenly, a massive bolt of lightning struck Charles and Emily's workshop, setting it ablaze. The villagers, working tirelessly to extinguish the flames, managed to save their beloved blacksmiths' lives, but the workshop and all their creations were lost to the fire. Undeterred, Charles and Emily decided to rebuild their workshop and continue their shared passion for blacksmithing. With the support of their community, they created a new, even grander workshop, and their artistry continued to flourish. The tale of their resilience and unwavering determination became a beacon of inspiration for generations to come.
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ Skill


Typing Test Dumpling hunt

5 mins



Typing Test The Resilient Forge

8 mins

🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ SkillπŸ’ͺ DifficultyβŒ› Time
Typing Test Dumpling hunt
Medium5 minsSolve
Typing Test The Resilient Forge
Medium8 minsSolve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

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.

Science behind Adaface tests
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.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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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.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Typing Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Typing Online Test?

The Typing Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Proficiency in touch typing
  • Accurate and fast typing skills
  • Knowledge of proofreading techniques
  • Familiarity with formatting standards
  • Ability to type with consistency and precision
  • Expertise in typing symbols and special characters
  • Efficient typing speed of at least 60 words per minute
  • Thorough understanding of different keyboard layouts
  • Capability to identify and correct typing errors
  • Experience in typing complex and technical terms

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Typing Online Test?

  • Typing Skills

    Typing skills refer to the ability to accurately and efficiently input text using a keyboard. This skill is crucial as it directly impacts productivity and the speed at which tasks can be completed. By assessing typing skills, recruiters can evaluate an individual's typing proficiency and determine their suitability for roles that require frequent computer use, such as data entry or administrative positions.

  • Proofreading

    Proofreading involves carefully reviewing written content to identify and rectify any errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Measuring proofreading skills in the test allows recruiters to determine the attention to detail and accuracy of candidates. This skill is particularly important for roles that involve creating, editing, or publishing written content, ensuring that the final output is error-free and maintains a professional standard.

  • Formatting

    Formatting refers to the arrangement, design, and layout of written content. It encompasses aspects such as font styles, headings, bullet points, indentation, and alignment. Evaluating formatting skills in the test enables recruiters to gauge an individual's ability to present information in a visually appealing and organized manner. Strong formatting skills are essential in professions that involve creating reports, presentations, or any form of structured written documentation.

  • Typing Speed Test

    Typing speed test measures how quickly an individual can type. It assesses their ability to transcribe text with speed and efficiency without sacrificing accuracy. This skill is relevant for roles that involve regular typing tasks, such as data entry or customer support, where speed is a critical factor in meeting deadlines and delivering prompt responses.

  • Typing Accuracy Test

    Typing accuracy test evaluates an individual's ability to type without making errors. It measures their precision and consistency in hitting the correct keys while maintaining a high level of accuracy. This skill is important in roles where data accuracy is paramount, such as accounting or transcription, as it ensures that mistakes are minimized and the integrity of the information is maintained.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Typing Test to be based on.

    Home row keys
    Speed and accuracy
    Typing exercises
    Proofreading symbols
    Formatting styles
    Touch typing techniques
    Common typing errors
    Typing speed test
    Typing accuracy test
    Correct finger placement
    Typing ergonomics
    Keyboard shortcuts
    Online typing tools
    Numeric keypad typing
    Shift key functions
    Special characters typing
    Capitalization rules
    Punctuation marks
    Paragraph formatting
    Line spacing
    Text alignment
    Font selection
    Copying and pasting text
    Shortcut keys for formatting
    Proofreading strategies
    Spell checking tools
    Identifying typos
    Editing for grammar and syntax
    Reviewing punctuation and capitalization
    Knowing when to use homophones
    Identifying inconsistencies in formatting
    Using typing speed practice exercises
    Typing accuracy improvement techniques
    Identifying and correcting keying errors
    Proofreading for content accuracy
    Maintaining speed and accuracy simultaneously
    Identifying hand and finger placements
    Using typing software applications
    Overcoming typing fatigue
    Developing typing muscle memory
    Customizing keyboard settings
    Optimizing typing speed
    Positioning of hands on the keyboard
    Recognizing different keyboard layouts
    Error analysis and correction
    Practicing touch typing without looking
    Increasing typing speed with practice
    Measuring words per minute (WPM)
    Typing posture and positioning
    Use of correct typing finger positions
    Effective use of the backspace key
    Typing long passages accurately
    Balancing speed and accuracy
    Proofreading for formatting errors
    Typing special characters quickly
    Navigating through documents efficiently

What roles can I use the Typing Online Test for?

  • Data Entry Operator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Content Writer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Fresh Graduate Roles

How is the Typing Online Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Proficient in using keyboard shortcuts for efficiency
  • Ability to maintain accuracy while typing for long durations
  • Knowledge of different typing styles and techniques
  • Skilled in typing numbers and numerical data precisely
  • Understanding of typing ergonomics and best practices
  • Knowledge of relevant typing software and tools
  • Experience in completing typing tasks within given time limits
  • Ability to adapt to various typing challenges and requirements
  • Expertise in typing with focus and attention to detail
  • Capable of meeting high typing accuracy standards
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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.

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Typing Hiring Test FAQs

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. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

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
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

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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