IPPT & NS Preparation

All male Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents, upon reaching the age of 18, are called upon to serve with either the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the Singapore Police Force (SPF), or the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). A combination of your Physical Employment Standards (PES), Pre-Enlistee Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) scores, indication of vocation interest and Body Mass Index (BMI), will determine the type and duration of basic military training in each of the uniformed Services you could be assigned to for your full-time NS.

Resources for General Information on NS and Pre-enlistment

Online resources:

Pre-enlistment processes; Handbooks (e.g. Vocation Handbook) for pre-enlistees and parents are available on CMPB website;

  • NS portal: Useful e-services include ‘Register for NS’, ‘Apply for exit permit’, ‘Manage deferment’, ‘Manage medical matters’, etc…


Resources to improve IPPT performance