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Pre-Joining Fitness Test

All new Royal Navy Rating recruits are required to pass the Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT) prior to being accepted for training into the Royal Navy. This will be a stamina, (aerobic), based fitness assessment, which will consist of a 2.4 km, (1.5 mile), run on a treadmill in a civilian fitness centre. The purpose of this test is to ensure that you are prepared for Phase One training and the standards to be achieved are shown in the table below. However, you should note that the PJFT standards are the maximum times allowed for entry into the Royal Navy. You will find training easier and more enjoyable if you can do better than these times. (The PJFT also requires height and weight to be measured).

The Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT) (2.4 Km (1.5 mile) aerobic fitness run)
Age Male - PJFT Female - PJFT
15 - 24 12 min 20 secs 14 min 35 secs
25 - 29 12 min 48 secs 15 min 13 secs
30 - 34 13 min 18 secs 15 min 55 secs
35 - 39 13 min 49 secs 16 min 40 secs

It is hoped that as a result of passing this test, you will be more confident about your fitness and hence more likely to successfully complete Phase One training. You will be provided with further details of when and where the assessment can be taken by your Armed Forces Careers Office upon successful completion of the RN selection tests.