Typing Speed Test

How fast are your fingers? Do the one minute typing test; press space after each word. At the end, you get your typing speed in CPM and WPM. Good luck!

Most recent score:

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 Corrected CPM:  ?  WPM:  ?  Time left:  60  Restart   EN NL

Q & A

What should I do if my hands begin to hurt?
Stop typing and see a doctor. Seriously.
Any other sites that I should visit?
This one, but only if you're a bot
Why are there no difficult words in this test?
The words are selected from a list of very commonly used words. Some typing speed tests use words with difficult spelling, but I think that's unfair. I want to measure typing speed, not reading skills! The lack of difficult words means that this site can also be used as a typing game for kids.
What are CPM and WPM?
Characters per minute, and words per minute. The "raw CPM" is the actual number of characters you type per minute, including all the mistakes. The "corrected" scores count only the correctly typed words. "WPM" is just the corrected CPM divided by 5. That's a de facto international standard.
Does speed matter?
Only if you're not fast enough. :)
Got any statistics?
Here's a histogram of CPM scores. To view the WPM equivalents, hover your mouse pointer over the scores. All scores are grouped in ranges; these are at the bottom. Per range, the height of the corresponding bar indicates how many tests resulted in a score within that range. (Note: entries where the user used the enter key were not counted.)

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 Median: 186 CPM
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Last updated: 27 July 2015 (n = 14697880)

After you've done the test, you get your percentile score. This indicates how fast you type compared to others who have taken the same test.

What can I do to improve my score?
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.
What does AOEU stand for, in the address "typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu"?
It doesn't stand for anything. It's for the Dvorak keyboard layout, what "ASDF" is for QWERTY keyboards. Switching from QWERTY to Dvorak is another way to improve comfort and reduce or even avoid typing induced injuries. You can do that with your existing keyboard. Learning Dvorak takes approximately 10 hours, even if you're already very familiar with QWERTY.
Can I link to your site?
Yes, please do so! You can also embed the typing test in your site. When you link to this site, or embed the frame, don't forget to tell your visitors your CPM or WPM score, so they can compare their scores.
Who are you and what's your score?
Hi, I'm Juerd. I use the Dvorak keyboard layout and I usually score around 620 CPM. My personal highscore is 674 CPM. While this is definitely faster than most people I know, there are of course people who are even faster - with any keyboard layout. Please send feedback about this site to aoeu@aoeu.nl