From what I know there is more than 1 IPPT in BMT right, so for command school they look at your final IPPT? What happens if you fail your first IPPT but your final IPPT pass? Do you still have a chance for command school?
The team situational test (SITEST) to ascertain their leadership abilities. He expressed his confidence in SITEST's effectiveness and impartiality in selecting potential leaders and urged the recruits to give their best in their NS journey regardless of their assigned vocations.
Take the SITEST
Each year, about 15,000 recruits are put through the Situational Test, or SITEST in short, for junior commander selection. Established in 1996, this gruelling test comprises a two-day two-night field exercise, where recruits undergo a series of dynamic mission-like scenarios to assess their leadership potential.
Each recruit is given the opportunity to demonstrate his leadership potential and direct the team to accomplish mission objectives. The recruits are evaluated by trained assessors throughout the exercise, and also get to evaluate each other through peer appraisals conducted at the end of the SITEST.
"Unlike computer-administered tests, these recruits are placed under demanding physical and mental conditions to see if they can lead under difficult circumstances and still perform well even when they're feeling tired," said defence psychologist Lin Yinghan, who manages the SITEST and supervises the assessment.
Another component of the junior commander selection system is the peer appraisal. Recruits evaluate their peers upon completing the SITEST and at the end of their BMT. Ms Thevaki explained, “Peers spend the most time with each other, at training as well as at rest. Hence, they have a first-hand observation of each other's behaviour and motivation. They provide important perspectives that complement the overall leader selection process.”