The pegboard developed by the Purdue Research Foundation offers the advantage of being evaluated on the basis of a time limit, while most other finger dexterity tests are evaluated according to the time taken for the subject to complete the test. This feature makes it particularly easy for a semi-collective administration.
The event consists of 4 sections: the insertion of pegs in holes with the right hand and with the left hand, with both hands simultaneously, and then insert on the peg one collar and two washers. Therefore, the four sections measure different aspects of finger dexterity. The test is particularly interesting for processes of selection and orientation towards professions where finger dexterity is important, especially in trades requiring precision.