Enlistment Notice

Enlistment Notice

You will be notified of your enlistment date and time as well as your assigned unit through an Enlistment Notice about two months before your enlistment.

The Enlistment Notice will also be accompanied by a letter from your assigned unit with administrative instructions, reporting location and contact numbers.

You can be enlisted for National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) or Singapore Police Force (SPF). The type of basic training you will be assigned to depends on your Physical Employment Standards (PES) and Pre-Enlistee Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) results.

Basic Military Training (BMT)

If you are posted to the SAF, you will undergo one of the following types of BMT:

You can also view the table here.

What determine(s) your BMT Duration of BMT How your BMT helps you Enlistment location(s)
PES A/B1 and 61 points or more in your Pre-Enlistee IPPT

9 weeks

Prepares you for vocational training in combat vocations as well as fitness tests such as IPPT.

  • Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC) in Pulau Tekong
  • Other SAF units

PES A/B1 and less than 61 points in your Pre-Enlistee IPPT

8 weeks of Physical Training Phase (PTP) prior to the 9-week PES A/B1 BMT

Improves your physical fitness before the 9-week BMT.

  • BMTC in Pulau Tekong
  • Other SAF units

PES BP (obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 27.0).

If you have gained (BMI more than 27.0) or lost significant weight (BMI less than 27.0) before your enlistment, please approach us for a medical review.

19 weeks

Improves your physical fitness progressively while equipping you with basic soldiering skills and knowledge in preparation for vocational training.

BMTC in Pulau Tekong

Other PES B

9 weeks

Prepares you for vocational training in some combat vocations, and combat support vocations.

[For PES B2 only, you will be trained for IPPT but can be excused up to two static stations.]

BMTC in Pulau Tekong

PES C (till Aug 18)

9 weeks

Prepares you for vocational training in some combat support vocations, and combat service support vocations. You will also be introduced to activities for a healthy lifestyle.

BMTC in Pulau Tekong

PES C (from Oct 18 onwards)

9 weeks

Equips you with basic soldiering fundamentals, and prepares you for vocational training in some combat support vocations, and combat service support vocations. You will also be introduced to activities for a healthy lifestyle.

BMTC School V in Kranji Camp II

PES E (till Sep 18)

4 weeks

Prepares you for vocational training in combat service support vocations and service vocations.

Human Resource Institute

PES E (from Oct 18 onwards)

9 weeks

Equips you with basic soldiering fundamentals, and prepares you for vocational training in combat service support vocations and service vocations. You will also be introduced to activities for a healthy lifestyle.

BMTC School V in Kranji Camp II

Learn more about training activities in BMT and what the different PES mean. More information about life and training in BMT can be found at the BMTC website.

Basic Rescue Training (BRT)

If you are posted to the SCDF, you will undergo one of the following types of BRT:

You can also view the table here.

What determine(s) your BRT Duration of BRT How your BRT helps you Enlistment location(s)

PES A/B1 and 61 points or more in your Pre-Enlistee IPPT

4 weeks

Equips you with basic skills to enable you to serve as a Civil Defence Rescuer.

National Service Training Institute (NSTI)

PES A/B1 and less than 61 points in your Pre-Enlistee IPPT

8 weeks of Physical Training Phase (PTP) prior to the 4-week BRT

Improves your physical fitness before BRT. The BRT will equip you with basic skills to enable you to serve as a Civil Defence Rescuer.

NSTI

PES BP (obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 27.0).

If you have gained (BMI more than 27.0) or lost significant weight (BMI less than 27.0) before your enlistment, please approach us for a medical review.

8 weeks of PTP prior to the 4-week BRT

Improves your physical fitness progressively before your BRT. The BRT will equip you with basic skills to enable you to serve as a Civil Defence Rescuer.

NSTI

PES B2

4 weeks

Equips you with basic skills to enable you to serve as a Civil Defence Rescuer. You will be trained for IPPT but can be excused up to two static stations.

NSTI

PES C

4 weeks

Equips you with basic skills to enable you to serve as a Civil Defence Rescuer.

NSTI

PES E

5 days

Covers the following:

  • Civil Defence Systems
  • National Education
  • SCDF Core Values
  • Regimentation and Discipline

NSTI

Learn more about training activities in BRT and what the different PES mean.

Police Officers Basic Course (POBC)

If you are posted to the SPF, you will undergo one of the following types of POBC:

You can also view the table here.

What determine(s) your POBC Duration of POBC How your POBC helps you Enlistment location(s)

PES A/B1 and 61 points or more in your Pre-Enlistee IPPT

14 weeks

Equips you with the knowledge, skills and values required for frontline operational and support vocations.

Home Team Academy (HTA)

PES A/B1 and less than 61 points in your Pre-Enlistee IPPT

8 weeks of Physical Training Phase (PTP) prior to the 14-week POBC

Improves your physical fitness before POBC. The POBC will equip you with the knowledge, skills and values required for frontline operational and support vocations.

HTA

PES BP (obese with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 27.0).

If you have gained (BMI more than 27.0) or lost significant weight (BMI less than 27.0) before your enlistment, please approach us for a medical review.

8 weeks of PTP prior to the 14-week POBC

Improves your physical fitness progressively before your POBC. The POBC will equip you with the knowledge, skills and values required for frontline operational and support vocations.

HTA

PES B2

14 weeks

Equips you with the knowledge, skills and values required for some frontline operational vocations and all frontline support vocations. You will be trained for IPPT but can be excused up to two static stations.

HTA

PES C

8 weeks

Equips you with the knowledge and skills required for some frontline support vocations, and service support vocations.

HTA

PES E

10 days

Covers the following:

  • SG Secure
  • SPF Core Values
  • Regimentation and Discipline

HTA

Learn more about training activities in POBC and what the different PES mean.