CFA Benchmarks

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by FatherOfFive, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. FatherOfFive

    FatherOfFive 10-Year Member

    Jun 27, 2006
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    I found some old "PAE" statistics in a brochure the guidance counselor gave my son. The PAE contained 5 events - 3 of categorys are still used on the Candidate Fitness Test. The stats are from a "recent" West Point class.

    Averages for Men / Women
    Pull ups 8.8 reps for men / 22.4 seconds (women)
    BB Throw: 66’ / 38’
    Push Ups 54 / 29

    Top Scorers did better than or equal to this amount:
    Men / Women
    Pullups: 12 reps for men / 37.0 seconds (women)
    BB Throw: 75’, 47’
    Push ups: 74, 41

    Bottom Scorers did less than or equal to this amount
    Men / Women
    Pullups: 4 reps for men / 8.2 seconds for women
    BB Thow: 55’ / 29’
    Push Ups: 36 / 15

    The document suggested that you do "at least as well as" the mean in each event.

    This should help some applicants decide what is good score and what isn't.

  2. BR2011

    BR2011 10-Year Member

    Jun 12, 2006
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    its good to know what people actually get. the rating scale for the CFA is inconsistent with the difficulty of its scores. BB throw for instance has a max performance rating at 102 ft. Im not incredibly strong, but i have played baseball my whole life and have a pretty strong arm. I have only managed to get 72, nowhere near the max. on the other hand the max score for pushups is 75 which is fairly easy.