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Register for NS : General Information


Address[edit]

MCC is located at Level 1, CMPB Podium.

Central Manpower Base (CMPB) 3 Depot Road Singapore 109680

Operating Hours[edit]

Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

Pre-enlistment Medical Screening[edit]

Prior to enlistment, all pre-enlistees have to undergo a thorough medical examination at the Medical Classification Centre (MCC) within the Central Manpower Base (CMPB). This examination allows the medical fitness of a pre-enlistee to be assessed and this subsequently determines his Physical Employment Status (PES).

Medical Screening Appointment Preparations[edit]

As part of the e-documentation, you are also required to select your preferred medical appointment date as well as to complete the medical questionnaire (e7F). You will need to go through the medical questionnaire form with your parents / guardian so that useful medical information about you is captured.

To ensure that your medical experience with us is pleasant and that the overall screening process is not unnecessarily delayed, we have compiled a checklist for you:

   Print out a copy of the medical questionnaire (e7F) and ensure that your parent / guardian and you sign on the printed document. Bring the e7F on the day of your medical appointment at MCC.


   Avoid wearing contact lenses. Wear your spectacles as you will be required to undergo eye checks.


   Wear loose fitting clothes (e.g. shorts) to facilitate physical examination.


   Bring along any medical documents to support your existing medical condition (if any). 


   Health Booklet (if any).


Clinical Examinations[edit]

The medical screening process takes on average 150 minutes to complete and there is a series of test that you will have to undertake.

Registration Station[edit]

At MCC Registration Counter, you will be required to submit your e7F. As a form of verification, you will be asked for your NRIC or any form of photo identification (e.g. driving license, school pass.)

Clinical Laboratory Station[edit]

At the Clinical Laboratory Station blood samples are drawn for G6PD, haemoglobin and blood group typing tests. Simple urine tests to detect the presence of blood, protein and glucose (sugar) will also be carried out for you at the Station.

Dental Station[edit]

At the Dental Station, the Dental Officer will carry out an oral examination and Dental Charting. A Dental X-ray or Orthopantomography (OPG) will also be conducted.

X- ray Station[edit]

A Chest x-ray (CXR) screening will also be conducted for you at the X-ray Station for the radiological assessment of your heart and lungs.

Eye Station[edit]

At the Eye Station routine eye tests are carried out to detect eye abnormalities and test your visual and refractive error.

ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Station[edit]

At ENT Station an audio test or audiogram will be conducted to detect hearing abnormalities.

Station 6 (Clinical Examination Station)[edit]

Station 6 is the Clinical Examination Station, you will undergo height, weight and blood pressure measurements. An electrocardiogram (ECG) will also be done for you in the ECG Room.

After completion of all the clinical investigations and measurements, you will then be examined and evaluated by a Medical officer.

Station 6 Counter (Post Clinical Screening)[edit]

Once you have completed the above series of medical screening, you will be medically classified with a PES grading.

Station 6 Counter will also issue instructions for the pre-enlistee if the pre-enlistee is to return to MCC for any further medical investigations.

Other Services[edit]

MCC Eye Clinic[edit]

The Specialist Eye Clinic at MCC provides medical assessment for eye conditions. An appointment will be made for you during the screening procedure should it be deemed necessary. Please bring all documents regarding any known eye condition for your appointment.

MCC ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Clinic)[edit]

The Specialist ENT Clinic provides pre-enlistment assessment for ENT complaints. You will be informed if there is a need for you to attend this clinic.

MCC Specialist Psychiatric Clinic[edit]

The Specialist Psychiatric Clinic at MCC aims to assess the suitability of a pre-enlistee with regard to psychiatric conditions already known or discovered during the screening process. It is essential to have one parent accompany you should an appointment be made for you and it would greatly shorten the delay to enlistment if you bring all your pre-existing psychiatric medical records for your appointment.

MCC Specialist Orthopedic Clinic[edit]

The specialist orthopedic clinic has the purpose of grading a pre-enlistee with regard to any orthopedic problems. A medical officer will be in attendance together with a senior doctor from one of the restructured hospitals. Here we will grade you based on your orthopedic problems. Please bring all medical reports and X-ray films for this visit.

Medical Review[edit]

A pre-enlistee with any abnormalities noted during the medical screening will be required to undergo medical review. This can take several forms as appropriately decided by the Medical Officer.

Referral to SAF Military Medicine Institute (MMI) / Government / Restructured Hospitals

The pre-enlistee may be referred to SAF MMI, government / restructured hospitals for further investigations. If the referral is required, he will be given a set of documents to bring along as well as information regarding the date, time and venue.

Physical Employment Status (PES)[edit]

The PES grading assigned is based on your medical condition and is used by the SAF in determining your vocation during your NS period.

PES A


Fit for all combat vocations (Full BMT).


All PES A and B1 will be followed by the L-Code (Land Deployability Code) as follows: L1 – Fit for all field duties including frontline duty. Can be deployed in Manoeuvre vocations and be involved in direct combat.

PES B1


Fit for most combat vocations (Full BMT).

PES B2


Fit for some combat vocations. Required to take IPPT but can be excused up to 2 static stations in IPPT.

PES B2 grading will be followed by the L-Code (Land Depolyability Code) as follows:

L1 – Fit for all field duties including frontline duty. Can be deployed in Manoeuvre vocations and be involved in direct combat.

L2 – Fit for most field duties. Can be deployed in Manoeuvre vocations of Brigade HQ level units and above, and/or Combat Support vocations in frontline units of Battalion and above, and/or Combat Service Support vocations at all echelons. L3 – Able to bear firearms and operate in a field environment. Can be deployed in Combat Support vocations of Brigade HQ and above, and/or Combat Service Support Vocations at all echelons.

PES BP


Fit for Obese BMT.

PES C


Fit for combat support vocations (Modified BMT).

Further subdivided into:

PES C2 – Do not have to take IPPT except Regulars who are required to take Alternative Aerobic Fitness Test (AAFT).

PES C9 – All servicemen not required to take IPPT.

PES C grading will be followed by L-Code (Land Deployability Code) as follows:

L2 – Fit for most field duties. Can be deployed in Manoeuvre vocations of Brigade HQ level units and above, and/or Combat Support vocations in frontline units of Battalion and above, and/or Combat Service Support vocations at all echelons.

L3 – Able to bear firearms and operate in a field environment. Can be deployed in Combat Support vocations of Brigade HQ and above, and/or Combat Service Support vocations at all echelons. L9 – Able to bear firearms and protect themselves, others and property. Can be deployed in Combat Support vocations in Main Support Area, and/or Combat Service Support vocations of Brigade HQ and above.

PES D


Temporarily unfit for grading and pending further review.

PES E


Fit for administrative duties only.

Further subdivided into:

PES E1 – Able to participate in simple observance parades and LIFE activities.

PES E9 – Unfit for any forms of physical activities.

PES E grading will be followed by L-Code (Land Deployability Code) as follows: L9 – Able to bear firearms and protect themselves, others and property. Can be deployed in Combat Support vocations in Main Support Area, and/or Combat Service Support vocations of Brigade HQ and above.

PES F


Medically unfit for any form of service.


Medical Referral Management System[edit]

Medical Referral Management System or MRS allows you (pre-enlistee) to access personal medical information any time at your convenience and to undertake medical related business within a single setting.


Following are some of the MRS functions:

i) Online Medical Information System. You can view your personal medical information and be kept informed through MRS of pending medical appointments.

ii) Application for a new Letter Of Identity (LOI). You can apply for a LOI that waives consultation and investigative fees up to the point of diagnosis instead of travelling to Central Manpower Base to obtain the document.

iii) Reminder. Worried that you would forget your medical appointment? Just update your contact details and you would receive reminder through your preferred channel.

We look forward to bringing you the hassle free experience medical screening process!

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