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Is the typing test for civil service exams in Pennsylvania on a computer or a typewriter?

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Typing tests for Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission positions are administered at a workstation equipped with a computer, keyboard, mouse and headphones. The testing program guides applicants through a practice session and a 5-minute timed typing test. The program tracks test speed and accuracy to determine net typing speed.

The required minimum net typing speed for most civil service positions is 40 words per minute. Those who pass the typing test must take a written exam, also administered by computer, which includes multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank and essay questions regarding math, proofreading, grammar and other related topics. Applicants with disabilities who require testing accommodations must inform the State Civil Service Commission before testing is scheduled.


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