Detachment 875 | Air Force ROTC

Cadets are required to take a variety of tests. Find out what they are and how to excel in them here.

Air Force ROTC Tests

Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA)

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Cadets taking the PFA

  • Administered every fall and spring semester
  • Consists of a 1.5 mile run, pushups, sit-ups, and abdominal circumference measurement
    • Minimum score of 75 to pass
    • Each event has minimums also
  • All cadets are expected to pass
    • Must pass to earn scholarship, attend Field Training, and commission
    • Failure may result in scholarship suspension
  • Average Det 875 scores for spring, Field Training, and Fall 09: 90-92
    • 21 cadets achieved a perfect score of 100
  • View complete score tables: females or males
  • Read instructions for performing the exercises

Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)

  • Standardized test similar to SAT, ACT, or ASVAB
  • Each cadet must pass to commission
  • Used for scholarship and job selection
  • Can only be taken twice, at least 180 days apart
    • Most recent test counts
  • Results can be found here
    • Virginia Tech is test center 5875

Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS)

  • Computerized psychomotor test battery
    • Measures psychomotor skills and cognitive aptitude
  • Only required for those interested in categorizing for rated slots--Pilot, Combat Systems Operator (Nav), and Air Battle Manager
    • Usually taken sophomore year
  • Used for selection of U.S. Air Force pilots
    • Incorporated into pilot candidates' PCSM score
    • PCSM scores also incorporate AFOQT pilot composite scores and number of logged flight hours
  • More information on the TBAS and PCSM score can be found here