20 Minute Typing Test

Engage in a long-term typing challenge with the 20 Minute Typing Test on ClicksPerSecond. Test your endurance and accuracy.


What is the 20 Minute Typing Test?

The 20 Minute Typing Test is a comprehensive challenge designed to measure your typing skills over a longer period. Unlike shorter tests (1 Minute, 2 Minute, 5 Minute and 10 Minute), this one pushes you to maintain focus, speed, and accuracy for a full 20 minutes. It's an in-depth way to assess how well you can type during extended periods, similar to real-life tasks.

During the test, you'll be given a text to type as accurately and quickly as possible. The goal is to replicate the text on your screen, paying close attention to both the speed at which you type and how many mistakes you make. This longer test is great for those who want to improve their typing skills seriously or need to prepare for tasks that require prolonged typing.

The 20 Minute Typing Test provides detailed results, including your words per minute (WPM) and accuracy percentage. These results are important for identifying your strengths and areas for improvement.

Regularly taking this typing test can help track your progress over time, showing how your typing speed and accuracy improve with practice. It's perfect for anyone looking to boost their typing proficiency for school, work, or any activity that involves a lot of typing.

How to Perform a 20 Minute Typing Test?

  • Set Up Your Workspace: Create a comfortable environment for typing. Sit in a chair that supports your back, with your feet flat on the floor. Adjust your keyboard and screen to avoid straining your neck or wrists.
  • Prepare Yourself: Get into the right mindset. This test is longer, so you'll need to maintain focus. Make sure you're not too tired or distracted before you start.
  • Position Your Hands Correctly: Place your fingers on the home row keys (A, S, D, F for the left hand; J, K, L for the right hand), with thumbs on the spacebar. This setup helps increase your typing efficiency.
  • Begin the Test: Navigate to the test above and start the 20 Minute Typing Test. The test will present you with text to type. Start typing the text as accurately and quickly as you can.
  • Maintain Your Pace: Keep a steady pace throughout the test. It's a marathon, not a sprint. Focus on keeping your accuracy high while maintaining a consistent speed.
  • Stay Focused: Concentrate on the text and your typing. If you find your attention wavering, take a brief moment to refocus.
  • Review Your Results: After finishing, the test will show your typing speed (words per minute) and accuracy percentage. Take time to understand these results, as they highlight where you excel and what you can improve.

How to get better at the 20 Minute Typing Test?

  • Understand Your Current Level: Take the test a few times to determine your average typing speed and accuracy. Knowing where you stand helps set realistic goals for improvement.
  • Prioritize Accuracy Over Speed: Accuracy is important, especially in a longer test. Focus on typing the text correctly. As you become more accurate, your speed will naturally improve.
  • Learn Proper Typing Technique: Use the touch typing method, where each finger has assigned keys. This technique helps increase speed and reduces the chance of errors.
  • Build Endurance: Since the test is 20 minutes long, practice typing for extended periods, start with shorter durations, and gradually increase your practice time. This builds the stamina needed to maintain performance throughout the test.
  • Diversify Your Practice Texts: Typing different kinds of texts, from easy to complex, improves your adaptability. Practice with materials that include varied vocabulary and punctuation.
  • Maintain Good Posture: Good posture can affect your typing ability. Sit up straight, keep your feet flat on the ground, and ensure your hands are comfortably positioned on the keyboard.
  • Take Care of Your Hands: Frequent typing, especially for long periods, can strain your hands. Stretch and take short breaks during practice sessions to keep your fingers nimble.
  • Analyze and Adjust: After each 20 Minute Test, review your performance. Identify specific areas where you struggle and tailor your practice to address these weaknesses.
  • Set Achievable Goals: Create small, manageable goals for your typing speed and accuracy. Reaching these can motivate you to continue improving.
  • Seek Feedback: Ask someone to observe your typing technique. They might offer valuable insights to improve your performance.