Above are the US Army APFT Standards for both male and female participants. There are different APFT Standards according to your age and sex (male or female).

In order to complete Basic Training, you will need to score at least 50 points in each event. If you cannot get at least 50 points in each event, you will still be allowed to continue basic training, so do not worry. By the end of Basic Training, you WILL be able to complete the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test). Basic Training slowly gets you into the best shape of your life.

Once you graduate basic training and move into AIT/OSUT (and into the regular Army after that), you must achieve and maintain at least 60 points in each APFT event.

The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) consists of 3 events

  • 2 minutes of Pushups
  • 2 minutes of Situps
  • 2-mile run

They are to be performed in that specific order. Don’t let these numbers scare you! Basic Training will get you in great shape. Read more about the APFT on our “APFT – Army PT Test” page.

Once you’ve completed Basic Training and you are assigned to your unit, the PT standard increases to at least 60 points per event, depending on your unit. Do not let this worry you though! Believe me, by the time you get there, 60 points per event will be nothing! I suggest you try and complete the pt test and score yourself using the APFT Standards below before going into basic training. Even if you cannot complete it, you will be more prepared once the actual test day comes! Good luck!