Before NS

Before NS

Learn about the complete pre-enlistment process when you reach 13 years of age.

Pre-enlistment Milestones



  • The pre-enlistment milestones depicted are typical milestones for a pre-enlistee. Your individual milestones may vary depending on your deferment for studies.


Enlistment dates

Before NS

Preparing for NS

Prepare yourself mentally and physically for National Service (NS). Understand some common issues full-time National Servicemen may face and how to cope with them.

Joining as a regular

Interested in pursuing a career in the Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Civil Defence Force or Singapore Police Force? Find out more here.

Overseas pre-enlistees

This is important information that overseas NS-liable male Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents need to know.

Frequently asked questions

Require more information? Take a look at our frequently asked questions.