Physical Employment Standards



Physical Employment Standards

The Physical Employment Standards (PES) is assigned based on your medical condition and is one of the considerations to determine your vocation during your National Service (NS) period. Should your PES change due to your medical conditions during your NS period, you may be reassigned to a different vocation or appointment accordingly.

Singapore Armed Forces

PES A, B1: Suitable for combat vocations

PES B2, B3, B4: Suitable for some combat vocations, and combat support vocations

PES BP: Fit for Obese BMT

The recruits will be reclassified on completing their Obese BMT depending on the review of their Body Mass Index.

PES C2, C9: Suitable for some combat support vocations, and combat service support vocations

PES D (Only applicable to pre-enlistees): Temporarily unfit for grading and pending further review

If you have been graded PES D, it means that more time or tests are required to determine your medical fitness. This typically takes about two to three months, but it may be longer depending on your medical condition(s). You may be asked to attend further medical reviews as well.

PES E1, E9: Suitable for combat service support and service vocations

PES F: Medically unfit for any form of service

Singapore Civil Defence Force

PES A, B1: Suitable for frontline operational vocations

PES B2, B3, B4: Suitable for some frontline operational vocations, and frontline support vocations

PES BP: Fit for Obese BRT

The recruits will be reclassified on completing their Obese BRT depending on the review of their Body Mass Index.

PES C2, C9: Suitable for some frontline support vocations

PES D (Only applicable to pre-enlistees): Temporarily unfit for grading and pending further review

If you have been graded PES D, it means that more time or tests are required to determine your medical fitness. This typically takes about two to three months, but it may be longer depending on your medical condition(s). You may be asked to attend further medical reviews as well.

PES E1, E9: Suitable for administrative support vocations

PES F: Medically unfit for any form of service

Singapore Police Force

PES A, B1: Suitable for frontline operational vocations

PES B2, B3, B4: Suitable for some frontline operational vocations, and frontline support vocations

PES BP: Fit for Obese POBC

The recruits will be reclassified on completing their Obese POBC depending on the review of their Body Mass Index.

PES C2, C9: Suitable for some frontline support vocations, and service support vocations

PES D (Only applicable to pre-enlistees): Temporarily unfit for grading and pending further review

If you have been graded PES D, it means that more time or tests are required to determine your medical fitness. This typically takes about two to three months, but it may be longer depending on your medical condition(s). You may be asked to attend further medical reviews as well.

PES E1, E9: Suitable for administrative support vocations

PES F: Medically unfit for any form of service