The CPM stands for the number of characters you type per minute, including all the mistakes. “Corrected” scores count only correctly typed words. WPM is just the corrected CPM divided by 5. This is de facto an international standard.
Similarly one may ask, what does CPM stand for in typing?
Characters Per Minute
Subsequently, question is, how good is 80 wpm? An average professional typist types usually in speeds of 50 to 80 wpm, while some positions can require 80 to 95 (usually the minimum required for dispatch positions and other time-sensitive typing jobs), and some advanced typists work at speeds above 120 wpm.
Herein, is Typing 40 wpm good?
Generally, a typing speed of 40 WPM (Words Per Minute) is considered an average typing speed. An average speed should not be confused with a “minimum speed” that some employers may use as a job requirement – an applicant must exceed the stated minimum speed.
How do you calculate words per minute typing?
Simply count all typed entries and divide by five to get the number of words typed. To give an example, if you typed 200 characters in 1 minute, your net wpm typing speed would be (200 characters / 5) / 1 min = 40 WPM. If you typed 200 characters in 30 seconds your net speed would be (200/5) / 0.5 = 80 WPM.