CFA

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by cstamm, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. cstamm

    cstamm New Member

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    The January 31st deadline is fast approaching and I took my cfa for the first time yesterday. While I'm satisfied with how many of the events turned out, I was wondering what the minimum mile time is to pass the test. I'm not much of a runner and I'm worried that my time might have failed my test.
     
  2. Dabakkim

    Dabakkim Member

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    Actually, I don't think there is a minimum time requirement. USNA has just posted that the "maximum" mile time, which is probably the fastest time, is 5:20. I think I did pretty decently on my CFA, so if anyone knows otherwise, please post.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    USNA doesn't post the minimums. If you fail, they'll tell you. Your BGO can also tell you.
     
  4. momofmod

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    Passing requires you to finish all the outlined tests within the test in 40 minutes. I understood from my son when he was preparing the maximums are set because there's no point in going over the maximum so don't waste the time. That was his understanding from Mid friends. All that said, do your very best and remember....the sooner you start to prepare for plebe summer the better. Run Forrest! Run! Good luck!
     
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    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    The above is true. You get zero extra points for any element that exceeds the maximum. In fact, I'm not sure the proctor can even enter a number above the maximum. Thus, if you decide to exceed the maximum, you only tire yourself out for other events with no corresponding benefit in terms of scoring.
     
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    time2 10-Year Member

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    I think some are misreading the OP's question.

    I believe he is asking what is LONGEST (slowest you can run) passing time. USNA doesn't publish minimums, so none of us on here can answer that.
     
  7. MiddyB

    MiddyB 5-Year Member

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    If you're a male, don't be slower than 8 minutes.
     
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    mcneill18d Member

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    When conducting the CFA I tried to use the average times/results as the minimums. But as long as you are faster than 8 minutes you should be fine. I had a friend make it with a 7:30.
     
  9. DesertCaliMom

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    No one knows for sure what the mile time can look like. There have been candidates over 8 minutes in the recent past. Just do your very best, train hard, find a running coach and turn in tour best work.
     
  10. hopeful2023

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    You can find the maximum (best) performance/times and the average performance/times but not the minimum. From the information I have found, the best mile is 5:20 for males and 6:00 for females and the average mile time is 6:43 for males and 8:06 for females. If you are curious:

    https://www.usma.edu/admissions/Shared Documents/CFA_Instructions.pdf
     
  11. THParent

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    JUST MY OPINION!

    If you want military life to be decidedly less miserable, you should be able to run a mile in 7:00 or better.
    If you're a teenager, you should be able to do a mile in 6:00 or better. Start training now and Plebe Summer will feel more like a journey, rather than an ordeal.
     
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