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How do you score the PFT?

patriotmompatriotmom Posts: 124Registered User Junior Member
I have heard that a cadet has to score at least 300 out of 500 on the PFT to avoid "recondo." Can you tell me how to score the five areas?
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  • PatriotCPMPatriotCPM Posts: 599Registered User Member
    Each area is worth 100 points, 5 total areas of grading. I don't know the exact formula, but certain values for each event gets you a certain amount of points, and so it follows that the closer you get to maxing the closer you get to 100.

    I think the max scores for each events are as follows:

    pull-ups: 21
    long jump: ? someone else should know
    sit ups: 95
    push ups: 72
    600m run: 1:35
  • RTBdadRTBdad Posts: 274Registered User Junior Member
    Last year part of the literature sent to appointees gave the exact scoring tables for the PFT. Forgive me for not knowing where I filed it, but someone on this forum probably has it.
  • klassmomklassmom Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    From this year's Appointee booklet, here are the minimum's
    that are worth 25 points per event
    Pull Up- 7 = 25
    Long Jump 7" = 25
    Sit up's 58 = 25
    Push-Up's 35 = 25
    600 yard run 2:03 = 25
  • patriotmompatriotmom Posts: 124Registered User Junior Member
    So what happens if they max out on some things, hit the minimum on others, and don't quite make the minimum on one? Do they fail or does the maxing out give them enough points to pass?
  • klassmomklassmom Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    If they max out they get 100 points
    Caleb was 1 second off maxing on the run
    and got 90 points on the first PFT before
    DDO and he maxed out on push-up and sit-ups
    He said he would have broken 400 if he had maxed
    on the run and he got 391
    He had about 9 pull-up
    and not sure on the long jump, if that will help
  • eagle36eagle36 Posts: 1,548Registered User Senior Member
    you can fail one area and still be okay. so if a guy only does 6 pull-ups, he can still pass the PFT. the only thing is that's only around 20 points or so, and you need a 250 overall to pass. as stated before, minimum scores get 25 points, and max get 100. in between there is just a chart which shows the points, which go down from 100 as you move away from the minimum.

    max jump is 8'3". and note, the max and mins stated are for the guys. girls have different everything else i believe except for sit-ups
  • patriotmompatriotmom Posts: 124Registered User Junior Member
    What I am understanding is that minimum scores get 25 points, maximum scores get 100 points, and scores in between get points in between. That explains to me how someone can get the minimum score in all areas and not pass. Do you have a link to the chart?
  • hornetguyhornetguy Posts: 3,187Registered User Senior Member
    They really is no chart available to us. The only ones we know are minimums (25 points), averages (50 pts), and maxes (100 pts). The scores for the CFA to enter are lower in several areas like pull-ups and push-ups than they are for the PFT.

    PS I've seen caleb 3 or 4 times in the last two days. He is very smiley and looks well. lol. He also has a guy in his flight that I graduated high school with.
  • bostonguybostonguy Posts: 72Registered User Junior Member
    Max long jump is actually 8'8"
  • klassmomklassmom Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    Hornetguy-thanks for the personal and upfront update on Caleb-It's
    always nice to hear and then I can tell his the rest of the pack
    (his brother and 2 sisters & dad) that he is good. He has been very
    upbeat in his letters.
  • eagle36eagle36 Posts: 1,548Registered User Senior Member
    my bad on the jump. 8'3" is what i had on my practice that didn't count, so i always have that on the brain.
  • fencersmotherfencersmother Posts: 1,972Registered User Senior Member
    I hope that if my S gets in, some nice person like hornetguy will report back to me that my S is happy, not sick, hurt or hungry. That was really a kind thing to do, hornetguy. No wonder you kids at USAFA are the best of the best.
  • hornetguyhornetguy Posts: 3,187Registered User Senior Member
    :) I enjoy helping out peeps. I love teaching and mentoring, its very rewarding.
  • klassmomklassmom Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    It shows and it has been our honor to know you
    2010ers and you've taken good care of my boy and
    me( representing all members of the homefront )- so thanks
  • Falcons '11Falcons '11 Posts: 624Registered User Member
    This mom is in complete agreement - you 2010s are great! We've enjoyed meeting some of you and hope to meet the rest of you soon. You sure helped us prepare for this ride and will help in days to come, I know.

    BTW - Hornet someone in 24 loaned son a phone, we had a quick call, it was great! See you at Acceptance!
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