Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) sessions for operationally ready NSmen have been suspended since 31 Mar till 30 Sep 2020.

IPPT has been finally opened for booking from 1 Oct 2020 onwards.

As fit Singaporean sons, this is either an annual national service liability to attempt and pass it or rather an opportunity to reap some monetary rewards from acing it.

For the past 10 odd years, I have been seeing this as an annual affair to earn back some money from taxes for my war chest to cover some brokerage costs for buying stocks. This is despite me being an unfit guy who seldom exercise or go for runs.

This year is no different. I passed the IPPT with 63 points and qualified for $200 incentive despite having not run for the past 6 months and merely did some push-ups and sit-ups occasionally at home. I ended up with cramps, aches all over body after the test but it’s worth it.