Entering Alphanumeric Data

"Entering Alphanumeric Data" is an employment test that measures the ability to enter alphanumeric data into computers with speed and accuracy by applying simple rules (keyboard test). This skills test assesses keyboard speed and accuracy required for a wide variety of clerical and administrative job tasks.



Entering Alphanumeric Data


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About This Assessment

Type of Assessment

Competency Dimension

Skill and Ability Test


Time Limit

Number of Items

3 min.

70 items

Predicts Effectiveness in These Areas

Examples of Using Skills & Abilities on the Job

  • General Learning Ability
  • Problem Solving
  • Productivity / Efficiency
  • Quality of Work
  • Overall Efffectiveness
  • Producing documents
  • Maintaining computer data bases
  • Processing customer payments
  • Providing service to customers

Recommended for These Jobs

  • Collection Representative
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Construction and Maintenance Dispatcher
  • Credit Specialist
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Equipment Repair Dispatcher
  • Executive Secretary / Administrative Assistant
  • Internet Specialist
  • Legal Secretary
  • Marketing / Sales Assistant
  • Retail Sales Representative
  • Secretary
  • Special Events / Meeting Administrator
  • Telemarketing Sales Representative
  • Underground Locating Dispatcher
  • Word Processing Operator

Assessment Procedure

Individuals are asked to enter the following types of alphanumeric data: names, addresses, dates, social security numbers, telephone numbers, numbers. They are expected to follow certain rules when entering the data (e.g., do not use capital letters, periods, commas, parentheses, hyphens). The assessment is scored for both speed and accuracy.