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Singapore Army Physical Fitness Test (AFPT)

The Singapore Army requires new recruits and serving soldiers to undergo regular fitness assessments. Below is some information about the fitness requirements and standards. This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for up to date information see official sources.

Singapore Individual Physical Proficiency Test

New Protocol: The testing protocol changed, with every soldier in Singapore undergoing a new physical fitness test from about April 2015. The new protocol scrapped the chin-up, standing broad jump, 4x10m shuttle, and added push-ups. So the the IPPT now composes the sit-up test, push-up test and 2.4km run. Servicemen and women must achieve the IPPT standards set according to their gender and age.

Singaporean soldiersSingaporean soldiers of the 23rd Singapore Infantry Brigade during an exercise in 2014

Old Protocol: The test was introduced in 1979. After initial changes, the protocols 1982 until 2015 remained unchanged. Until recently, the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) had five stations: the chin-up, standing broad jump, 4x10m shuttle, sit-up and the 2.4km run. Participants undertook the test in army T-shirts, slacks and boots.


The workplace assessment tests listed here are believed to be accurate at the time it was accessed. Testing protocols and standards are often changed. Please see official sources for accurate up to date information. If you have corrections please contact me or use the comments form below.

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