30 Jun '14, 10am

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SINGAPORE - Every career soldier and citizen soldier will find it easier to train for - and maybe even pass - his annual physical fitness test, as the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) finalises changes to simplify the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). The highly anticipated move, the first made to alter the test in more than 30 years, will likely include scrapping some test stations, to make the IPPT "simpler to administer and simpler to train for", said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. Today, the IPPT has five stations: the chin-up, standing broad jump, 4x10m shuttle, sit-up and 2.4km run. <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8156065/">What IPPT test stations would you like to see removed?</a> Noting that the majority of militaries worldwide "use simpler tests" with fewer components, Dr Ng said t...

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