NAPFA Test

National Physical Fitness Award (NAPFA)

The National Physical Fitness Award Scheme (NAPFA) is a test of physical fitness for Singaporeans as part of Singapore's Sports For Life programme. It was launched in 1982. Schools within Singapore's primary and secondary education system are required to participate in NAPFA test each year, in April for secondary schools and in August for primary schools respectively.


 

The Fitness Tests

NAPFA involves a series of six testing stations which are attempted on the same day, with a 2–5 minute rest period permitted between each. The 2.4km Walk-Run may be attempted on a different day.

  • Sit-ups: Maximum number achieved in one minute.

  • Standing Broad Jump: Best of two attempts.

  • Sit and Reach: Best result of two attempts, with floating zero point.

  • Pull-ups/Inclined pull-ups: Full pull ups are performed by males aged over 15. Females and males aged 15 and under perform a modified inclined pull up test in half-a-minute.

  • Shuttle Run: Fastest score from two 4×10 metre attempts.

  • 2.4km Walk-Run Test: Run on firm and level surface over a distance of 2.4 km. Minimum time recorded.

 

NAPFA Standard
 

 Bronze:

At least an E grade performance in all 6 test items and a total of 6 or more points.

Silver:

At least a D grade performance in all 6 test items and a total of 15 or more points.

Gold:

At least a C grade performance in all 6 test items and a total of 21 or more point.