AROTC PFT Average Score

jakesam

Member
Are there any standards or averages on the Presidential Fitness Test that would show me what score is a good score? For any people who got a four year scholarship, what was your scores?
 

MissO

Member
Disclaimer: I know nothing, but I think it is safe to say that you can:
Take the maximum score reps (and 2 mile run time) from the APFT and divide by two. Aim to achieve more reps than half of the maximums for the 2/2/2.
My scores were 30 push-ups in 1 min, 39 sit-ups in 1 min, and a 7:39 1 mile.
Half of the maximums for my age and gender on the APFT would be 21 push-ups, 39 sit-ups, and 7:48 mile. Therefore, my scores meet or exceed the standard that I personally held myself to (half of the APFT maxes). The assistant PMS who conducted my interview looked at my scores, asked "are these really your scores?" and I said "yes sir, they are". He then proceeded to give me a fist bump! Lol.
Just do your best and keep working at it. Best of luck to you.
-O
 
I got 4 year NROTC but we do the same PFT I think. My scores were something like 60 pushups, 95 situps and a 5:25 mile. Correct me if I'm wrong here but the PFT isn't a huge deal for the scholarship. They mainly just want to see that you're fit enough to perform in PT etc.
 

jakesam

Member
Disclaimer: I know nothing, but I think it is safe to say that you can:
Take the maximum score reps (and 2 mile run time) from the APFT and divide by two. Aim to achieve more reps than half of the maximums for the 2/2/2.
My scores were 30 push-ups in 1 min, 39 sit-ups in 1 min, and a 7:39 1 mile.
Half of the maximums for my age and gender on the APFT would be 21 push-ups, 39 sit-ups, and 7:48 mile. Therefore, my scores meet or exceed the standard that I personally held myself to (half of the APFT maxes). The assistant PMS who conducted my interview looked at my scores, asked "are these really your scores?" and I said "yes sir, they are". He then proceeded to give me a fist bump! Lol.
Just do your best and keep working at it. Best of luck to you.
-O
thanks, that helps a lot
 

Dckc88

Member
I got 4 year NROTC but we do the same PFT I think. My scores were something like 60 pushups, 95 situps and a 5:25 mile. Correct me if I'm wrong here but the PFT isn't a huge deal for the scholarship. They mainly just want to see that you're fit enough to perform in PT etc.
+1 to this. The PFT is 150 points of The 1400, so while it counts it towards your whole person score it isn't the biggest part. Half the freshman last year at my daughter's school did not pass the APFT the first time. Do the best you can for the scholarship but don't stop there. The most important part is to be fit when you arrive on campus the end of next summer. It isn't as far away as it might seem...
 

JLur

Member
I'm an AROTC 4-year scholarship recipient and I got 40 push-ups, 45 sit-ups and a 5:45 mile. In my interview my interviewer told me he like my scores because they were realistic which showed I used good form. My (future) PMS told me this as well when I was down for a visit and said that lots of freshman cadets end up getting "no-rep" on many of their push-ups. So focus on form and then strength.
 

jakesam

Member
I'm an AROTC 4-year scholarship recipient and I got 40 push-ups, 45 sit-ups and a 5:45 mile. In my interview my interviewer told me he like my scores because they were realistic which showed I used good form. My (future) PMS told me this as well when I was down for a visit and said that lots of freshman cadets end up getting "no-rep" on many of their push-ups. So focus on form and then strength.
thank you, I am about at these scores!
 

eljay60

AFROTC parent, former ANC in USAR
I Correct me if I'm wrong here but the PFT isn't a huge deal for the scholarship.
I'd say you are right - ish. Anyone who can run a 5:25 mile and knock out 60 push-ups without (apparently) training for a few weeks or even months, probably didn't have anything to worry about. However, if I could change anything about DS applications for what he tried for (AROTC, NROTC, AFROTC, USCGA and USNA), we would have spent more time on increasing his PT scores. Is there a big difference in scoring between a 7 minute mile and a 5:25? Or only being able to do 25 push-ups? Probably not. But losing those 150 points can make a big difference, and it's something you can improve on to prove your motivation.
 

kinnem

Moderator
5-Year Member
Well, it's NOT for NROTC. It's for NROTC Navy Option. NROTC Marine option is an entirely different test and is, in fact, the same test that active duty Marines perform. You can find it through google. I just want to make sure no one is confused by the statement in the above post. I'm confident it's what the poster really meant to say.
 

goirish1

5-Year Member
Well, it's NOT for NROTC. It's for NROTC Navy Option. NROTC Marine option is an entirely different test and is, in fact, the same test that active duty Marines perform. You can find it through google. I just want to make sure no one is confused by the statement in the above post. I'm confident it's what the poster really meant to say.
You are indeed correct. Thank you for clarifying my lack of clarity.....sorry for any confusion.
 

bfhsj

4-Year AROTC Scholarship Recipient
I was awarded a 4-year AROTC scholarship this past year and my physical scores weren't very good for a male, I think around 32/60/6:58 push-up/sit-up/1-mile. I've heard to get the maximum score for males you need 50/50/6:30. However, the physical test is a relatively small part of the application, your SAT/ACT will count a decent bit more.
 
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