Tag Archives: IPPT

MINDEF: SEVERE PUNISHMENT FOR NSMEN WHO STILL FAIL IPPT

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen announced changes to the IPPT format today (23 Jul). Under the new IPPT format, NSmen will be required to complete three stations instead of five. The three stations are Push Ups, Sit-ups and 2.4 Kilometers run. These changes are only applicable to Operationally Ready NSmen. NSFs and SAF regulars are still required to complete the five stations under the previous format.

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DR NG ENG HEN: NEW IPPT SYSTEM – SIMPLER AND BETTER

The Army has completed their review for the new IPPT. Instead of the current five, there will be 3 stations – 2.4km run, sit-ups and push-ups. This new format will make it simpler for NSmen to train for IPPT, and for more to pass. Many other militaries use 3-station tests to keep their forces fit.

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70% OF NSMEN IN THEIR 30s FAIL IPPT

Seven in 10 National Servicemen in their 30s fail their annual Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT), and this failure rate rises as the NSmen age. This is based on the experience of a former head of physical training in the army, Mr Edwin Ong, who spoke to Channel NewsAsia following the news that the IPPT will be made simpler.

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IPPT REVIEW: A LOOK AT OTHER COUNTRIES’ PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTS

Changes are coming soon to make the Singapore Armed Forces' Individual Physical Proficiency Test simpler to administer and train for, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in a recent interview. The Straits Times checks out fitness tests carried out in other militaries around the world to see how they measure up against Singapore's.

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