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Data Entry (KPH) Tests and Practice Exercises

Practice data entry with these data entry tests, scored in kph (keystrokes per hour).

Street Address Practice

These random street addresses provide some relatively easy alphanumeic data entry practice. This is a good drill for those who are still beginners at typing numbers with the keyboard.

Number Sentences

For more practice with alphanumeric typing, try our wpm number drills. Or, if you need a little extra review, take a look at our typing lessons for the number keys.

VIN Numbers

This intense alphanumeric typing practice is for the most challenging part of the CritiCall test - the VIN number - 17 characters long with a mixture of letters and numbers. This is for the most advanced alphanumeric data entry practice.

License Numbers

Moderate alphanumeric data entry practice. Speed and accuracy scores in kph.

Money Data Entry Drills

Moderate alphanumeric data entry practice with random money amounts.

Numeric Data Entry (10-Key Friendly) Drills

Zip Codes

These random zip codes are displayed in zip+4 format (#####-####) and are the easiest 10-key practice we have.

Phone Numbers

Just a little bit harder, these random phone numbers (###-###-####) can help you practice your numbers using either 10-key or standard keyboard.

Credit Cards

For an extra challenge, try these random (####-####-####-####) credit card numbers.

ProveIt Practice Test

The ProveIt data entry test is a basic data entry test often given to prospective call center employees. This practice test was built to help practice your data entry skills and get familiar with the test format.

CritiCall Practice Test

This site started with the CritiCall practice test and its challenging alphanumeric data entry scored in kph (keystrokes per hour). The CritiCall test is for those seeking a job as a 911 operator or emergency dispatcher. Some of the challenges you will face on this data entry test are all caps, very long (17characters!) VIN numbers, and prompts that appear in a different order than the fields they are intended to be typed into. This practice test was designed to practice these challenging aspects of the CritiCall test. Data entry is only one part of the Criticall test, to learn more about the other parts, check the Official CritiCall Preparation Guide

More About Data Entry

Our data entry typing tests are scored in kph (keystrokes per hour). While typing speed is important, it is only one skill in the field of data entry. General typing tests are usually long blocks of text with few, if any, numbers -- such as a dated letter. Data entry tests are often much more number intensive. Some data entry is exclusively numbers and is often easier using a 10-key pad. Other data entry is alphanumeric, mixing numbers and letters. Examples include street addresses, license numbers, etc. For test that use this type of data, like the CritiCall or ProveIt data entry tests, you need to be able to get a good score using the numbers on the standard keyboard. These drills were created to help you improve your speed and accuracy with this type of number-heavy material.

What is a good score? Many data entry jobs require 10,000 kph or higher. These jobs use tests like ProveIt to measure your speed. On the CritiCall test you will find much more difficult information to type (as well as some multi-tasking activities that interrupt your typing). I've seen passing scores reported between 2500-5600 kph, depending on where you are taking the test. In both cases, the best way to find out what the minimum passing score is is to ask the specific company or organization you hope to get a job with. You can also get a good idea what good scores are by checking out our high scores on individual tests, you will see that the top scores vary by the difficulty of the test. These are the best typists on the website, and not the score you will need to pass an employment test.

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