How important are CFA scores?

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  1. crypto186

    crypto186 Member

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    Currently I can perform in practice:

    Basketball throw - Haven't tested myself yet

    Pull up - 16 in 2 minutes(working on these)

    Shuttle run - Haven't tested myself yet

    Push up - 75 in 2 minutes

    Sit up - 93 in 2 minutes

    Mile run - Haven't tested myself yet

    I plan on taking the CFA in 1 month.

    My question, is it crucial to score high in every aspect of the test?
     
  2. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Yes. Every point counts. Do your best.

    Looks like you're close to maxing out three categories. Keep working at it, you're at a great start.
     
  3. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    Tips for BB throw: http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=16792

    The CFA will account for 10% of your WCS (Whole Candidate Score). Therefore, it is important that you do very well on the CFA.

    However, it is MORE important for you to work on SAT/ACT scores than the CFA (if you did reasonably well already, say, above average on all), because standardized test scores account for 30% of the WCS.

    What I'm saying is: if you can max it all out on the CFA, GO for it! But don't sacrifice studying for the SAT/ACT and improving school rank (also 30% of WCS) just so you can max out the CFA.

    Also, do note you will do the events in an order, with a short break between them (can't remember how long now). So the fact that you get those scores in individual events doesn't mean you will get them on the real thing.

    Also, if you are going to SLS, note that you will get (well, at least I got) an adrenaline rush since you're doing it with many other candidates, so you might end up doing better than when you do alone (I know I got some 10+ extra pushups, some 20+ extra situps and some 6+ extra pullups, not even kidding).

    The pullups are CADENCED (technically). So, technically, you will count all the pullups you can before you can't keep a steady pace (so I'm not sure you can just stay on a dead hang for rest... I'm NOT SURE, I might be wrong).

    You got some pretty awesome scores, buddy! Keep working on them, and make sure you practice for the other events as well (SPECIALLY THE BB THROW!). Remember that, if you fail in one, you'll fail the whole CFA.

    Good luck!
     
  4. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    EDIT: Sorry, double-post.
     
  5. kdc246

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    keep in mind you must do the events in order with very little break in between. It is more taxing that just doing push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups.
     
  6. Jacobryan10

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    I think you have this CFA (candidate fitness exam) confused with a different exam david
     
  7. buff81

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    David's post was a spam ad and it has been deleted.
     

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