Ready to see how well you can type? The generically titled Typing Exam Software pits you against the clock. The test consists of re-typing a text line by line and doing it before the timer runs out.
The interface may give you headaches at first, consisting of bluish green boxes scattered around a rather uninspired background pattern. It all looks like a stylish web page from 1995. It gets points for nostalgia.
When setting up a test, you will get to decide the text that will be involved. There are 20 texts to chose from, both featuring English and Hindi variants. Test duration and the volume of text (in lines) are two variables which should be regarded linked to one another. However you may go wild and set one hundred lines in two minutes, which is essentially how long the trial version allows you to go anyway. You can also disable the Backspace key, for extra pressure.
A more interesting aspect is the WPM threshold (words per minute). You can set a required minimum WPM which will be compared to actual WPM once the test is completed.
Speaking of completion, once the timer is spent the user can review the results and can also print them. Results show a breakdown of each line in the text compared to the input. Incorrect words are highlighted in red, while on the right there are columns showing the the breakdown of each line. Overall, the printable results have an official look to them, although the faceless figure is just there for shows, as you cannot set custom pictures with the profile of the examined.
- Text speed and precision testing
- Spreadsheet test
- Measures WPM
There are a some things that should be improved here. For once, test settings should be under password, otherwise the examiner should pay close attention at each result in case some have cheated by modifying time, length, or WPM. And also the blue head is awkward.