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.

(1) Pre-enlistment

What are the types of vocations that I can choose?

How can parents support their son’s pre-enlistment journey?


(2) Preparing for NS

What is a Pre-Enlistee individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT)?

When is the last date to pass the pre-enlistee IPPT?

How to prepare for IPPT?

What do I need to bring for my enlistment day?


(3) Life in NS

You may wish to explore the resources below to familiarise yourself with life in NS:

Introduction to Basic Military Training (BMT):