Take our online Typing Speed Test for free! We offer a one minute typing test, three minute typing test, six minute typing test, and nine minute typing test, that you can take as many times as you like, and see your typing speed improve over time!
The words are selected from a list of commonly used words. Some typing speed tests use words with difficult spellings, but I think that's unfair. I want to measure typing speed, not reading skill! The lack of difficult words in this test also enables this site to be used as a typing game for kids.
Simply put: Our typing test helps you to better assess your current abilities and gives you the opportunity to compare your typing speed at different times. This is the basic prerequisite to to tap your full potential and see how much time you should invest in your daily typing practice. For example, it is recommended to test your typing speed before you switch to the 10 finger typing technique and begin practicing. This allows you to do more typing tests with all 10 fingers later and compare your progress in the 10 finger system to your old typing technique. If you are already happy with your typing skills and did not practice for a long time, you can also use the typing test to check your typing speed regularly and see how you have evolved through daily usage.
They're short for Characters Per Minute, and Words Per Minute. The "raw CPM" is the actual number of characters you type per minute, including all the mistakes. "Corrected" scores count only correctly typed words. "WPM" is just the corrected CPM divided by 5. That's a de facto international standard.
They say that practice makes perfect. Apart from practicing, you can do a few things to get better at typing. Learn to touch type (force yourself to look at the screen, not the keys), get a better keyboard, improve your ergonomics by changing your display and furniture.