DA Form 705, Army Physical Fitness Test Scorecard, is a form used to score and track the results of Army Physical Fitness Tests (APFT) and calculate if a soldier passed the requirements. The form is published and used by the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and is provided by the U.S. Army personnel division administering the test.
This form - often incorrectly referred to as DD Form 705 - was revised by the U.S. Department of the Army (DA) on August 1, 2021. The latest version can be digitally filed or downloaded by clicking the link below or can be obtained through the United States Army Publishing Directorate website.
Form DA 705 is a scoring and evaluation form used during army physical fitness tests. This form includes the soldiers' personal information, a chart for scoring the performance, and a chart for calculating the results of the test. Personal information - such as the age group or gender - influence the interpretation of the test. The form must be fully completed before submission.
The soldier taking the test hands DA Form 705 to the scorer before each test event. Once the test is over and the results are calculated, copies of the form are given to the officers conducting the tests and to the soldiers who have taken the APFT.
The Army Physical Test is a three-event test, aimed to evaluate physical strength, endurance, and cardio-respiratory fitness. The results of the test will act as a guide in determining soldiers' training needs.
Test events include two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a timed 2-mile run. If performing a run is impossible, an alternative aerobic event can be used. This can be an 800-yard-swim, a 6.2-mile stationary-cycle ergometer test, a 6.2-mile bicycle ride, or a 2.5-mile walk test. The order of events cannot be changed.
After each event, the performance is evaluated and recorded in DA Form 705. Age, gender, any repeat attempts or time elapsed for each event determine the score.
As of October 2018, the United States Army will implement a new gender-neutral fitness test that will measure service members' performance on 23 separate tasks. The tasks will be more diverse and focus more on agility and skills instead of being primarily strength-oriented. The test categories will include six events in total: deadlift, a standing power throw, T-pushups, "sprint-drag-carry" - a 25-meter sprint, dragging a 90-pound sled and carrying two 40-pound kettlebells, a leg tuck while hanging from a bar, and a two-mile run.
The minimum score for APFT depends on the requirements for graduation. To graduate from boot camp the soldier needs 150 points or higher or 50 points for each event. To graduate from Advance Infantry Training 180 points are required or 60 points for each event. But scores around the minimum are considered poor and can reflect badly on the personal record.