27 Feb '15, 11pm

Bell curve also? MINDEF underestimates the physical prowess of NSmen; makes it tougher for NSmen to earn money

The revised Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) format has proven two things. One: the test is relatively easy. Two: MINDEF is trying to save taxpayers’ money. After a three-month trial of the revised Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT), which generally saw 5,000 regulars and NS men perform better, MINDEF has decided to cut their losses and made it tougher for NSmen to earn money off the army. Previously, an NSman (not from the commandos, divers and guards unit) previously must attain an overall score of 81 points or more to get Gold. With the new standards released today, the same person must get at least 85 points to get the Gold cash reward of $500. And if you are a commando, diver or guards, you will need to hit at least 90 points. Likewise, for the silver award, the NSman must score at least 75 points, an increment from the 71 points of old. But it’s o...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/02/mindef-underestimates-the-ph...

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