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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. 44 general 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 general topic 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.

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Select a Specific Typing Test:

Click on a general 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 minute typing test at < 30 wpm)

    • Virtual Assistant (38.4 words) ****
    • Closed Captions (56.2 words) **
    • Teachers (70.2 words) ****
    • Business Casual (74.0 words) ***
    • Paralegals (76.4 words) *
    • Web Designers (77.0 words) ***
    • Medical Transcription (82.6 words) ***
    • Thumbing (83.0 words) ***
    • Engineers (84.4 words) ****
    • Translation (88.0 words) ***
    • Proofreaders (90.0 words) **
    • Typing Styles (91.8 words) ***
  • Intermediate typing tests: (3-6 minutes at 40 wpm)

    • Typing Speed in WPM (100.4 words) ***
    • Keyboard Shortcuts (104.0 words) *
    • Buffer Method of Typing (105.0 words) **
    • Transcription Service (107.4 words) ***
    • Data Entry Clerks (112.4 words) **
    • Hunt and Peck (128.2 words) **
    • Touch Type (132.2 words) **
    • Sales Methodologies (135.4 words) ***
    • Invention of Touch Typing (147.4 words) ***
    • Typing Speed Records (166.8 words) ****
    • Comparing Typing Speed and Methods (169.2 words) ***
    • Pharmacists (172.4 words) ***
    • Editing (175.2 words) ***
    • History of Flight (175.4 words) ****
    • HR Management (177.4 words) ****
    • Transcription Services (187.4 words) ****
    • Motivation (192.8 words) ***
    • Freelancers (194.6 words) ***
    • Average Typing Speeds (195.2 words) ****
    • Word Processors (203.8 words) ***
    • Class Reunion Report (211.0 words) ***
    • Financial Reporting (221.2 words) *****
    • Biking Story (233.6 words) *
    • Event Description (233.8 words) *
    • New York Stock Exchange (234.6 words) **
    • Career Choice Article (236.6 words) *
  • Hard typing tests for advanced typists: (over 4 minutes at 60+ wpm)

    • Self Confidence Article (246.4 words) ***
    • FDA Article (246.8 words) ***
    • Competitive Typing (250.4 words) ***
    • Academic Success Article (256.6 words) **
    • Emotions Article (274.0 words) **
    • MBA Article (276.0 words) ****

If you have a general topic that you would like to see added to the list above, please feel free to contact us with your suggestion for a new paragraph typing test.

Typing Test Difficulty Levels

Our general 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