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Royal Navy Diver Pre-joining Fitness Test (PJFT) Plus

What is it?

The Pre-joining Fitness Test Plus (PJFT+) is a step up from the pre-joining test across the rest of the Royal Navy.

Since June 2021, the PJFT+ has resumed being conducted at Nuffield Health Gyms across the country under the assessment of a Physical Training Instructor.

The circuit conducted for the test includes:

  • 20 x burpees
  • 30 x sit ups 
  • 20 x press ups 
  • 1 minute plank

You'll need to complete three circuits.

You will have to complete the full PJFT+ circuit three times.

On completion of the three circuits, and after a two-minute recovery, you will have to perform one set of five pull ups.  

To continue your journey as a Royal Marines Commando you will have three attempts to pass the Pre-Joining Fitness Test Plus, and be progressed to next stage.

Where is it?

The test takes place at a Nuffield Health gyms. They’re all over the country, so you’ll be able to find one near you.

Please note, if you have transitioned your gender and are unsure of the standards you are required to achieve please contact your local Careers Office who will be able to advise you.

When is it?

Typically, the PJFT will be required to be booked post your Recruiting Test.

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