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  • Jedimaestro_alsyafiq.91's Avatar
    22 posts since Jul '12
    • Hi! i'm quite new here, but i'll be enlisting directly to 1st Singapore Infantry Regiment at Mandai Hill camp, which means i'll skip pulau tekong and go do my ptp and then bmt at mandai hill camp, as i never take my napfa test but still manage to get Pes B1 combat fit.smile.png Now my enlistment is on 06/09/2012 but from now that i'm posting to my enlistment day, i need to do re-module for 2 modules only for my year 1 Diploma course at Lasalle which starts next year 2013.(i suppose to be year 2 by now)

      Now the thing that confuses me is that, i've already applied for deferment last year and was accepted, and then i had to go for a 2nd medical check-up after that as my previous medical screening and napha test results had expired. Then this year, i got a letter stating for direct enlistment but i still want to go for studies, so how? confused.png

      From now July til September 2012 got some time left to clear things before i get another approval for deferment or, i can't get another deferment again? Plus i'm 21 this year. 

      So basically, i dunno whether cmpb still have a record of my (previous approval of deferment), (or there was a slight error), (or there wasnt any error and i really have to go in). And my previous qualification is Nitec from ite.

      And previously after i ended my napha test in ite, i got my gold standard, went for medical screening, and got posted to Police force but i choose to defer as i already got into Lasalle in August 2011 and the deferment was approved. (Which leads back to the first 2 paragraphs of this post)

      Any very very kind soul willing to clarify with me? help me understand more? or any tertiary people out there that understands my problems? i hope someone replies. Thanks! confused.png

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    3,558 posts since Dec '03
    • Originally posted by Jedimaestro_alsyafiq.91:

      Hi! i'm quite new here, but i'll be enlisting directly to 1st Singapore Infantry Regiment at Mandai Hill camp, which means i'll skip pulau tekong and go do my ptp and then bmt at mandai hill camp, as i never take my napfa test but still manage to get Pes B1 combat fit.smile.png Now my enlistment is on 06/09/2012 but from now that i'm posting to my enlistment day, i need to do re-module for 2 modules only for my year 1 Diploma course at Lasalle which starts next year 2013.(i suppose to be year 2 by now)

      Now the thing that confuses me is that, i've already applied for deferment last year and was accepted, and then i had to go for a 2nd medical check-up after that as my previous medical screening and napha test results had expired. Then this year, i got a letter stating for direct enlistment but i still want to go for studies, so how? confused.png

      From now July til September 2012 got some time left to clear things before i get another approval for deferment or, i can't get another deferment again? Plus i'm 21 this year. 

      So basically, i dunno whether cmpb still have a record of my (previous approval of deferment), (or there was a slight error), (or there wasnt any error and i really have to go in). And my previous qualification is Nitec from ite.

      And previously after i ended my napha test in ite, i got my gold standard, went for medical screening, and got posted to Police force but i choose to defer as i already got into Lasalle in August 2011 and the deferment was approved. (Which leads back to the first 2 paragraphs of this post)

      Any very very kind soul willing to clarify with me? help me understand more? or any tertiary people out there that understands my problems? i hope someone replies. Thanks! confused.png

      Source: www.ns.sg

      Under the Enlistment Act, NS-liable persons are enlisted at the earliest opportunity upon turning 18 years old. For those who are studying, MINDEF does allow some flexibility for them to complete their full-time studies up to the GCE 'A' Levels or Polytechnic Diploma (or their equivalent), both locally and overseas, before enlisting for NS. Those who have already embarked on their full-time studies but who do not meet the deferment conditions, will have to disrupt their studies and be enlisted for NS at the earliest opportunity scheduled by the Central Manpower Base (CMPB), including those who take up Singapore Permanent Residency in the midst of their studies.


      Local Studies in Government Schools
         
      GCE 'A' Level Studies and International Baccalaureate (IB) Studies
      NS-liable persons will be granted deferment for GCE 'A' Level and IB studies (and their equivalent) at Junior Colleges/ Millennia Institute/ Integrated Programme (IP) schools if they are able to commence the course* before 19 years old (for Secondary 4 students) or 20 years old (for Secondary 5 students), as at 1st January of the course commencement year.

      * For NS-liable persons who are pursuing their GCE 'A' Levels or IB in the IP schools, the deferment cut-off age will apply to the 5th year of study.

      Exceptions may be considered for students who do not meet these deferment cut-off ages, but are able to gain admission into Junior Colleges/ Millennia Institute/ IP schools.

      NS-liable persons who are returning from overseas and who wish to pursue studies in Junior Colleges/ Millennia Institute/ IP schools must seek prior approval from CMPB. They must do so before applying through the Ministry of Education (MOE)'s School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans - Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute (SPERS-JC/MI), or before applying directly to the Junior Colleges/ Millennia Institute/ IP Schools. Persons who are deemed to have already attained a first education bar qualification (defined as GCE 'A' Levels, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent qualifications), be it locally or overseas, will not be granted deferment to pursue another first education bar qualification or another qualification below first education bar.

      Persons who have failed their General Paper (GP)/ Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) or obtained less than 3 H2 passes (excluding KI) in one sitting of the GCE 'A' Level examination will be considered for further deferment to repeat their GCE 'A' Level studies on a full-time basis, subject to one repeat only. Persons who have failed to attain the IB qualification will also be considered for further deferment to repeat their IB studies on a full-time basis, subject to one repeat only.

      Polytechnic Diploma Studies
      NS-liable persons will be granted deferment for Polytechnic Diploma studies and its equivalent qualifications (e.g. courses at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) or the LaSalle College of the Arts) if they are able to commence the course before 19 years old (for Secondary 4 students) or 20 years old (for Secondary 5 students), as at 1st January of the course commencement year.

      NS-liable persons who graduated with NITEC/Higher NITEC qualification from ITE Colleges will be granted deferment for Polytechnic Diploma studies and its equivalent qualifications if they are able to commence the course before 21 years old as at 1st January of the course commencement year. Applications for deferment from ITE graduates who are above 21 years old as at 1st January of their course commencement year will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

      NS-liable persons who are returning from overseas and who wish to pursue Polytechnic Diploma studies and its equivalent qualifications must seek prior approval from CMPB before applying for their intended course of study. Persons who are deemed to have already attained a first education bar qualification (defined as GCE 'A' Levels, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent qualifications), be it locally or overseas, will not be granted deferment to pursue another first education bar qualification or another qualification below first education bar.

      Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Diploma Studies

      NS-liable persons who completed NITEC or Higher NITEC studies at ITE Colleges, will be granted deferment to pursue the Technical Engineer Diploma (TED) or Technical Diploma (TD) programmes at ITE Colleges if they are able to commence the course before 21 years old, as at 1st January of the course commencement year. They will be granted deferment to complete the academic phase only, and will be enlisted for full-time NS at the earliest opportunity upon completion of the academic phase. Deferment will not be granted for work attachments and internships. Applications for deferment from ITE graduates who are above 21 years old as at 1st January of their course commencement year will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

      NS-liable persons who are returning from overseas and who wish to pursue ITE Diploma studies must seek prior approval from CMPB before applying for their intended course of study. Persons who are deemed to have already attained a first education bar qualification (defined as GCE 'A' Levels, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent qualifications), be it locally or overseas, will not be granted deferment to pursue another first education bar qualification or another qualification below first education bar.

      NITEC and Higher NITEC Studies

      NS-liable persons will be granted deferment for NITEC or Higher NITEC courses at ITE Colleges if they are able to commence the course before 19 years old (for Secondary 4 students) or 20 years old (for Secondary 5 students), as at 1st January of the course commencement year.

      NS-liable persons who graduated with NITEC qualification from ITE Colleges will also be granted deferment for Higher NITEC courses if they are able to commence the course at ITE Colleges before 20 years old, as at 1st January of the course commencement year.

      NS-liable persons who are returning from overseas and who wish to pursue NITEC or Higher NITEC studies at ITE Colleges must seek prior approval from CMPB before applying for their intended course of study. Persons who are deemed to have already attained a first education bar qualification (defined as GCE 'A' Levels, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent qualifications), be it locally or overseas, will not be granted deferment to pursue another first education bar qualification or another qualification below first education bar.

      GCE 'O' and 'N' Level Courses
      NS-liable persons will generally be granted deferment to pursue GCE 'O' and 'N' Level studies at government, government-aided or independent secondary schools.

      An extension of deferment may be granted for those who wish to repeat their GCE 'N' or 'O' Level studies on a full-time basis, subject to one repeat only.

      Local Private Courses
      NS-liable persons who graduated before September 2011 may be granted deferment to pursue full-time studies (up to the GCE 'A' Levels, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent qualifications) at private institutions registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE), if they are able to commence the course before 18 years old, as at 1st January of the course commencement year. NS-liable persons graduating from September 2011 onwards may be granted deferment to pursue full-time studies (up to the GCE 'A' Levels, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent qualifications) at private institutions registered with the CPE, if they are able to commence their courses before 19 years old (for Secondary 4 students) or 20 years old (for Secondary 5 & ITE students), as at 1st January of the course commencement year. The higher cut-off age will apply to courses commencing from 1st January 2012 onwards.

      Deferment for private courses will be considered on a stage-by-stage basis (i.e. a Certificate course and a Diploma course, if packaged together, will be treated as separate courses for the purpose of granting deferment). A new application for deferment must be made before the commencement of a new stage of studies. Deferment for the new stage of studies will be subject to the same cut-off age stated in the preceding paragraph.

      Overseas Studies
      NS-liable persons who graduated before September 2011 may be granted deferment to pursue full-time overseas studies (up to the GCE 'A' Levels, Polytechnic Diploma or their equivalent qualifications) if they are able to commence the course before 18 years old, as at 1st January of the course commencement year. NS-liable persons graduating from September 2011 onwards may be granted deferment to pursue full-time overseas studies (up to the GCE 'A' Levels, Polytechnic Diploma or their equivalent qualifications) if they are able to commence their courses before 19 years old (for Secondary 4 students) or 20 years old (for Secondary 5 & ITE students), as at 1st January of the course commencement year. The higher cut-off age will apply to courses commencing from 1st January 2012 onwards.

      NS-liable persons will be required to apply for an exit permit for overseas trips of 3 months and longer and will be required to furnish a bond of $75,000 or an amount equivalent to 50% of the combined annual gross income of both parents for the preceding year, whichever is higher.

      Application for Deferment

      NS-liable persons may apply for deferment online at the NS portal (http://www.ns.sg) during NS registration and pre-enlistment documentation.

      Those applying for deferment to pursue local studies may be required to furnish documentary proof for verification upon CMPB's request. Upon CMPB's request, they will be required to submit to CMPB a letter from their school certifying their enrolment, their course of study, as well as their course commencement and completion dates.

      Those applying for deferment to pursue overseas studies must submit to CMPB a letter from their school certifying their enrolment, their course of study as well as their course commencement and completion dates. In addition, they must submit their parents' Income Tax Notices of Assessment (both local and overseas) for the preceding year.

      Those who subsequently wish to pursue or switch to a new course or institution must seek prior approval from CMPB.

      Notes: The information provided in this website are general guidelines. For further details, you may wish to contact the NS Call Centre at [email protected] or Tel: 1800-3676767 (eNSNSNS).

  • Jedimaestro_alsyafiq.91's Avatar
    22 posts since Jul '12
  • onemanunited's Avatar
    5 posts since May '11
  • ContiGusta's Avatar
    8 posts since Jun '12
    • those who're enlisting on the 30th/31st of July 2012, BMTC School 3 fall in!

      9/10 days left before BMT! woohhooooo!

  • delaf1's Avatar
    2 posts since Jul '12
    • i going in on 31st july. but i Pes C9L9 and i dunno why the enlistment date is not the same the Iprep state on their website.... cos Iprep shows Pes C intake on 2 Aug

  • ContiGusta's Avatar
    8 posts since Jun '12
  • nin_8's Avatar
    1 post since Jul '12
    • The table of enlistment dates shows bmtc school 3 for the 30th july intake. But how come my friend who just got enlisted today on the 30th and was posted into school 2 instead?

  • B.sequerah's Avatar
    4 posts since Mar '11
    • Hello all from Australia..
      I'm an Australian PR with a Singaporean passport.. so i do have to serve NS obviously. My time is coming up soon unfortunately and i just had a few questions to clear up some anxiety..

      1.) I've been booked to go back to take my medical in early Oct 2012, which requires me to fly back.. but i was wondering how long should i stay for? is 10 days enough? Because i know there's other stuff i have to do like aptitude test?

      2.) When do you reckon I would be most likely required to enlist? Because i have already paid for a holiday from 28 nov to 8 dec.. which is non-refundable (silly me i know..)  

      I think thats all for now.. ANY information would help a great deal thank you!

      (Additional info: after my stay in singapore for my medical i am flying back to Australia and will only go back to singapore when im required to enlist)

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    3,558 posts since Dec '03
    • Originally posted by B.sequerah:

      Hello all from Australia..
      I'm an Australian PR with a Singaporean passport.. so i do have to serve NS obviously. My time is coming up soon unfortunately and i just had a few questions to clear up some anxiety..

      1.) I've been booked to go back to take my medical in early Oct 2012, which requires me to fly back.. but i was wondering how long should i stay for? is 10 days enough? Because i know there's other stuff i have to do like aptitude test?

      2.) When do you reckon I would be most likely required to enlist? Because i have already paid for a holiday from 28 nov to 8 dec.. which is non-refundable (silly me i know..)  

      I think thats all for now.. ANY information would help a great deal thank you!

      (Additional info: after my stay in singapore for my medical i am flying back to Australia and will only go back to singapore when im required to enlist)

      Prepare for PTP/BMT: http://iprep.ns.sg/

      Secrets to Pass IPPT: http://lifestyle.www.ns.sg/features/fitnessxchange

      Source: www.ns.sg , www.army.gov.sg , www.mindef.gov.sg

       

      BMT Enlistment Dates for 2012
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      www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/army/About_BMT/Enlistment_Dates.html

      BMT Graduation Dates for 2012
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      www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/army/About_BMT/Graduation_Dates.html

      Refer:

      1. www.ns.sg/nsPortal/appmanager/nsp/default?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=nsPortal_NSREG_5

      2. http://iprep.ns.sg/enlistment-schedule.html

      3. http://iprep.ns.sg/notices-and-timeline.html


      4. Call 24/7 toll-free NS hotline at 1800-3676767 to speak to a customer service officer.



      You will receive notices from the Central Manpower Base (CMPB) at different times before enlistment.

      There are 2 important notices you'll receive from CMPB, these are listed below:

      1. Registration notice: you'll get this notice when you reach 17Β½ years old. It will inform you to do your NS registration.
      2. Enlistment notice: this notice will be sent to you about 2 months before the Date of Enlistment (DOE).
  • MyPillowTalks's Avatar
    19,846 posts since Nov '06
    • Hello. Im enlisting 23 August.

      Im wondering can i bring in reading materials/learning notes?

      These are selfmade notes on taoism rituals, these are not 'illegal' to them right?

      I believe NS also believe in praying, so can say they believe in such things.

  • smartcwk's Avatar
    1 post since May '10
    • what happens if i lost some of the non-perishables items that were issued during the camp?

      How should i replace them?

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    3,558 posts since Dec '03
    • Refer:
      www.ns.sg/nsp/web/esvcs/mindef/emart/about

      The SAF.eMart is a revolutionary kit replacement system that allows servicemen to purchase their personal equipment and expendable items with their allocated credits via e-ordering with delivery services or walk-in purchase at any SAF.eMart outlet.


      For items not found in eMart, for example kevlar combat helmet, please report lost, pay for lost item, then request NS unit Quartermaster (QM) to indent.

      Edited by eac 07 Sep `12, 4:54PM
  • Banqiao1990's Avatar
    3 posts since Oct '12
    • Hi there, im going back for c9 bmt recourse on 1 Nov. Was deem fit and got a pes status of b1 and got downgraded due to back problem. May i know what are the saf issued equipment i need to bring along with me? Are ilbv and helmet a must? Thanks in advance!

  • Rednano's Avatar
    6,527 posts since May '08

    • you must bring all the equipment/ items as in you are well-equipped battle-ready for war.

       

  • Banqiao1990's Avatar
    3 posts since Oct '12
    • Gosh thats really troublesome.. I have thrown most of the expendable items after bmt and I cant get the complete list of equipments.. No credits and time to purchase required items too just got too know the news on mon.. Will I be sent back if I dont have the full checklist of equipments? Thanks!

  • Rednano's Avatar
    6,527 posts since May '08
  • tarutaru's Avatar
    3,209 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by Banqiao1990:

      Gosh thats really troublesome.. I have thrown most of the expendable items after bmt and I cant get the complete list of equipments.. No credits and time to purchase required items too just got too know the news on mon.. Will I be sent back if I dont have the full checklist of equipments? Thanks!

      LBV and Helmet??? not credit item leh, if you lost it, sign 1206.

  • Banqiao1990's Avatar
    3 posts since Oct '12
    • I have my them mate Im talking about expendables items like toggle rope, comscord, arc of fire stick etc..  My pt shoes are torn duno if they will allow them or not~ Like no point gonna ord soon duno why still kena this shyt..~

  • Discord's Avatar
    36 posts since Nov '12
  • Culture counter's Avatar
    97 posts since Sep '09
  • gunner77's Avatar
    40,822 posts since Apr '06
    • Originally posted by Culture counter:

      Does anyone here know if PES C NSF will need to go for Range before ORD ?


      Pes C during BMT will go for Range already what.

  • Culture counter's Avatar
    97 posts since Sep '09
    • You mean Pes C personnel only do Range during BMT. There is no need to do any more Range again just before they ORD ?

  • gunner77's Avatar
    40,822 posts since Apr '06
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    4 posts since Dec '12
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