USMC PFT Score Charts

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Marine runs during physical fitness test.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brett Mclean, electronics technician, assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Command and Control Division 24, sprints during the run portion of the Marine Corps combat fitness test. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Maddelin Hamm/U.S. Navy photo)

Since 2015, the Marine Corps has been in research and change mode with its physical training and testing protocol. Now, in 2019, many of these changes have been implemented.

There has been a range of changes -- adding age brackets, pull-ups and the flexed arm hang; instituting tougher maximum scoring and higher standards for minimum scoring; and adding the option to replace pull-ups with push-ups. Keep in mind that you can't get full marks if you choose push-ups.

On Jan. 1, 2020, Marines can choose to replace crunches with the plank pose. To be ready, start planking now as the max scores will require holding the pose for more than four minutes.

The USMC Fitness Total Points Score Charts

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The following are the max/min score charts for male and female Marines for each PFT event.

The PFT has three events: pull-ups or push-ups, abdominal crunches or plank pose and a three-mile run. All PFT events will be conducted in a single session, not to exceed two hours in duration. Movement of Marines from one event to the next should allow adequate time to recover, stretch and drink water.

Men/women pull-up standards (max/min)

Men Marine Pull-up Standards/Age   Women Marine Pull-up Standards/Age
Age Group Minimum Maximum   Minimum Maximum
17-20 4 20   1 7
21-25 5 23   3 11
26-30 5 23   4 12
31-35 5 23   3 11
36-40 5 21   3 10
41-45 5 20   2 8
46-50 5 19   2 6
51+ 4 19   2 4

The maximum points is 100, and the minimum is 40 for each age group.

If you don't want to do pull-ups, try push-ups now:

Men/women push-up standards (max/min)

Men Marine Push-ups Standards/Age   Women Marine Push-ups Standards/Age
Age Group Minimum Maximum   Minimum Maximum
17-20 42 82   19 42
21-25 40 87   18 48
26-30 39 84   18 50
31-35 36 80   16 46
36-40 34 76   14 43
41-45 30 72   12 41
46-50 25 68   11 40
51+ 20 64   10 38

The maximum points is 70, and the minimum is 40 for each age group.

Men/women crunch standards/age

Men Marine Crunches Standards/Age   Women Marine Crunches Standards/Age
Age Group Minimum Maximum   Minimum Maximum
17-20 70 105   50 100
21-25 70 110   55 105
26-30 70 115   60 110
31-35 70 115   60 105
36-40 70 110   60 105
41-45 65 105   55 100
46-50 50 100   50 100
51+ 40 100   40 100

Men/women 3-mile run standards/age

Men Marine 3-Mile Standards/Age   Women Marine 3-Mile Standards/Age
Age Group Minimum Maximum   Minimum Maximum
17-20 27:40 18:00   30:50 21:00
21-25 27:40 18:00   30:50 21:00
26-30 28:00 18:00   31:10 21:00
31-35 28:20 18:00   31:30 21:00
36-40 28:40 18:00   31:50 21:00
41-45 29:20 18:30   32:30 21:30
46-50 30:00 19:00   33;30 22:00
51+ 33:00 19:30   36:00 22:30

 

Learn about joining the U.S. Marine Corps.

Many PT programs to train for the Marine Corps PFT can be found in the following Military.com links:

Other Marine Corps fitness-related links:

Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Visit his Fitness eBook store if you’re looking to start a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle. Send your fitness questions to stew@stewsmith.com.

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