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OUR REPORTERS ARE PUT TO THE TEST

Two of our young reporters - Colin Tham, 19, who will start National Service next year, and Yue Yong Sheng, 24, who completed his NS in 2011 - took the Israel army fitness test and the Singapore IPPT on different days.

A total of 55 points is needed to pass the Israel test. To pass the IPPT, a combat serviceman needs a minimum D grade for every station and a minimum total of 12 points.

Here are their scores:

COLIN THAM

Israel Army Fitness Test

  • 2km run: 8.59 (42 points)
  • Push-ups: 40 (8 points)
  • Sit-ups: 50 (7 points)
  • Result: 57 points (Pass)

Singapore IPPT

  • 2.4km run: 12min 50sec (E)
  • Sit-ups: 40 (A)
  • Chin-ups: 7 (D)
  • Standing broad jump: 228cm (C)
  • Shuttle run: 10.48 (C)
  • Result: Fail

YUE YONG SHENG

Israel Army Fitness Test

  • 2km run: 9.04 (41 points)
  • Push-ups: 25 (5 points)
  • Sit-ups: 35 (4 points)
  • Result: 50 points (Fail)

Singapore IPPT

  • 2.4km run: 11min 14sec (C)
  • Sit-ups: 49 (A)
  • Chin-ups: 4 (E)
  • Standing broad-jump: 210cm (E)
  • Shuttle run: 10.20 (B)
  • Result: Fail