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Traditional Paragraph Typing Test

Stimulate your mind as you test your typing speed with this standard English paragraph typing test. Watch your typing speed and accuracy increase as you learn about a variety of new topics! Over 40 typing test selections available.

If you don't like a test prompt, you can get a different (random) prompt with the "change test" button - or select a specific paragraph to type from the list below. To find out how fast you type, just start typing in the blank textbox on the right of the test prompt. You will see your progress, including errors on the left side as you type. In order to complete the test and save your score, you need to get 100% accuracy. You can fix errors as you go, or correct them at the end with the help of the spell checker.

Most Recent Scores

  • CMC (40 wpm)
  • USH (44 wpm)
  • XAV (18 wpm)
  • ZFI (21 wpm)
  • CDM (21 wpm)

Top Scores (last 7 days)

  • fez (96 wpm)
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Select a Specific Paragraph Typing Test:

Click on a topic to use it as your test prompt. Selections are ranked according to difficulty from '*' (easiest typing tests) to '*****' (most challenging typing tests). For more details, check the difficulty key at the bottom of the page.

  • Short typing tests for beginners: (1-3 minutes at < 30 wpm)

    • A virtual assistant (typically... (38.4 words) ****
    • Closed captions were... (56.2 words) **
    • A teacher's professional... (70.2 words) ****
    • A paralegal is a person... (76.4 words) *
    • Web designers are expected... (77.0 words) ***
    • Medical transcription,... (82.6 words) ***
    • A late 20th century trend... (83.0 words) ***
    • Engineers, as practitioners... (84.4 words) ****
    • Because of the laboriousness... (88.0 words) ***
    • Proofreader applicants... (90.0 words) **
    • There are many idiosyncratic... (94.2 words) ***
  • Intermediate typing tests: (3-6 minutes at 40 wpm)

    • Words per minute (WPM)... (100.4 words) ***
    • Some people combine touch... (105.0 words) **
    • Many touch typists also... (106.2 words) *
    • A transcription service... (107.4 words) ***
    • A data entry clerk is... (112.4 words) **
    • Hunt and peck (two-fingered... (130.6 words) **
    • The basic technique stands... (134.6 words) **
    • Two common terms used... (135.4 words) ***
    • Frank Edward McGurrin,... (147.4 words) ***
    • The fastest typing speed... (166.8 words) ****
    • One study examining 30... (169.2 words) ***
    • Historically, the fundamental... (172.4 words) ***
    • Editing is a growing... (175.2 words) ***
    • December 17, 1903, is... (175.4 words) ****
    • The first personnel management... (177.4 words) ****
    • Business meetings, and... (187.4 words) ****
    • When we talk about motivating... (192.8 words) ***
    • A freelancer or freelance... (194.6 words) ***
    • In one study of average... (197.6 words) ****
    • Word processors evolved... (203.8 words) ***
    • Two members of the 1984... (211.0 words) ***
    • Income before securities... (221.2 words) *****
    • The bikers rode down... (233.6 words) *
    • Jim and Anne will be... (233.8 words) *
    • Today, historians relate... (234.6 words) **
    • Trying to make a wise,... (236.6 words) *
  • Hard typing tests for advanced typists: (over 4 minutes at 60+ wpm)

    • Self-confidence is a... (246.4 words) ***
    • An ever-growing number... (246.8 words) ***
    • The recent emergence... (252.8 words) ***
    • One morning my friend... (256.6 words) **
    • Being human makes us... (274.0 words) **
    • The Master of Business... (276.0 words) ****

If you have a favorite selection that is not included in the list above, please feel free to contact us with your suggestion for a new paragraph typing test.

Typing Test Difficulty Levels

Our typing tests are ranked on level of difficulty. The algorithm to calculate difficulty depends on the average word length and how many special characters like capitals, numbers and symbols are included in the text. Most standard pre-employment typing tests will be in the normal range. You should expect to get higher wpm scores on easier tests and lower wpm scores on the more difficult tests.

  • * Very Easy Typing Test
  • ** Easy Typing Test
  • *** Normal Typing Test
  • **** Difficult Typing Test
  • ***** Very Difficult Typing Test