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NAPFA

Every year our Primary 4 to Primary 6 pupils have to take the NAPFA Test according to the national standards, and the following serves as reference to the NAPFA Test items (adapted from the NAPFA Test Booklet):

NAPFA involves a series of five stations and a 1.6-km Walk-Run for primary school students. All of the station tests are attempted on the same day, with a 2–5 minute rest period permitted between stations. Under certain circumstances, the Walk-Run item may be attempted on a different day.

The test items are:
  1. Sit-ups: Maximum in one minute
  2. Standing Broad Jump: Better of two distances
  3. Sit and Reach: Better of two attempts with floating zero point
  4. Inclined Pull-ups (for all females, and males up to the age of 14): Maximum in half-a-minute
  5. Shuttle Run: Faster of two 4×10 metre attempts
  6. 2.4-km/1.6-km Walk-Run: Minimum time on firm and level surface

Performances are then compared to a chart and the grades from A to F for each test item. A constitutes excellent performance and E constitutes barely passing. An F grade is an alternate term that the participant has failed that section.

The awards are:
Bronze Award Requirements
  • At least an E grade performance in all 6 test items AND
  • A total of 6 or more points

Silver Award Requirements
  • At least a D grade performance in all 6 test items AND
  • A total of 15 or more points

Gold Award Requirements
  • At least a C grade performance in all 6 test items AND
  • A total of 21 or more points

NAPFA STANDARD (PRIMARY)

Standards for Males

Age in Years

Performance

Grade

Points

No. of Sit-Ups in 1 min

Standing Broad Jump Distance

Sit & Reach Distance

No. of Inclined Pull-ups

4x 10 m Shuttle Run Time

1.6km Run/ Walk Time (min:sec)

9

A

5

>35

>168cm

>33

> 21

<11.3sec

<9:40

B

4

30-35

159-168

30-33

18-21

11.3-11.8

9:40-10:40

C

3

25-29

149-158

26-29

13-17

11.9-12.2

10:41-11:40

D

2

20-24

139-148

21-25

9-12

12.3-12.7

11:41-12:40

E

1

15-19

130-138

16-20

3-8

12.8-13.1

12:41-13:50

10

A

5

>36

>174cm

>35

> 22

<11.1sec

<9:30

B

4

31-36

165-174

32-35

19-22

11.1-11.6

9:30-10:30

C

3

26-30

156-164

28-31

14-18

11.7-12.0

10:31-11:40

D

2

21-25

146-155

23-27

9-13

12.1-12.4

11:41-12:40

E

1

17-20

137-145

18-22

3-8

12.5-12.9

12:41-13:40

11

A

5

>39

>188cm

>37

> 23

<10.7sec

<8:50

B

4

34-39

177-188

34-37

20-23

10.7-11.2

8:50-10:00

C

3

30-33

166-176

30-33

15-19

11.3-11.6

10:01-11:10

D

2

25-29

155-165

25-29

10-14

11.7-12.0

11:11-12:20

E

1

20-24

144-154

20-24

4-9

12.1-12.5

12:21-13:30

12

A

5

>41

>202cm

>39

> 24

<10.4sec

<8:40

B

4

36-41

189-202

36-39

21-24

10.4-10.9

8:40-9:40

C

3

32-35

176-188

32-35

16-20

11.0-11.3

9:41-10:40

D

2

27-31

163-175

28-31

11-15

11.4-11.7

10:41-11:40

E

1

22-26

150-162

23-27

5-10

11.8-12.2

11:41-12:30

13

A

5

>42

>214cm

>41

> 25

<10.3sec

<8:10

B

4

38-42

202-214

38-41

22-25

10.3-10.7

8:10-9:10

C

3

34-37

189-201

34-37

17-21

10.8-11.1

9:11-10:10

D

2

29-33

176-188

30-33

12-16

11.2-11.5

10:11-11:00

E

1

25-28

164-175

25-29

7-11

11.6-11.9

11:01-12:00

NAPFA STANDARD (PRIMARY)

Standards for Females

Age in Years

Performance

Grade

Points

No. of Sit-Ups in 1 min

Standing Broad Jump Distance

Sit & Reach Distance

No. of

Inclined

Pull-ups

in 30 sec

4x 10 m Shuttle Run Time

1.6km Run/ Walk Time (min:sec)

9

A

5

>26

>158cm

>33

>14

<11.8sec

<10:40

B

4

22-26

148-158

31-33

12-14

11.8-12.3

10:40-11:40

C

3

18-21

139-147

28-30

9-11

12.4-12.8

11:41-12:50

D

2

14-17

129-138

24-27

6-8

12.9-13.3

12:51-13:50

E

1

10-13

119-128

19-23

2-5

13.4-13.8

13:51-15:00

10

A

5

>27

>161cm

>35

>14

<11.7sec

<10:30

B

4

23-27

152-161

33-35

12-14

11.7-12.2

10:30-11:25

C

3

19-22

143-151

30-32

9-11

12.3-12.7

11:26-12:30

D

2

15-18

134-142

26-29

6-8

12.8-13.2

12:31-13:25

E

1

11-14

125-133

21-25

3-5

13.3-13.7

13:26-14:30

11

A

5

>28

>164cm

>37

> 15

<11.6sec

<10:20

B

4

24-28

156-164

35-37

13-15

11.6-12.1

10:20-11:10

C

3

20-23

147-155

32-34

10-12

12.2-12.5

11:11-12:10

D

2

16-19

138-146

28-31

7-9

12.6-12.9

12:11-13:00

E

1

12-15

129-137

23-27

3–6

13.0-13.4

13:01-14:00

12

A

5

>29

>167cm

>39

> 15

<11.5sec

<10:10

B

4

25-29

159-167

37-39

13-15

11.5-11.9

10:10-11:00

C

3

21-24

150-158

34-36

10-12

12.0-12.3

11:01-12:00

D

2

17-20

141-149

30-33

7-9

12.4-12.7

12:01-12:50

E

1

13-16

132-140

25-29

3–6

12.8-13.2

12:51-13:50

13

A

5

>30

>170cm

>41

> 16

<11.3sec

<10:00

B

4

26-30

162-170

39-41

13-16

11.3-11.7

10:00-10:50

C

3

22-25

153-161

36-38

10-12

11.8-12.2

10:51-11:50

D

2

18-21

144-152

32-35

7-9

12.3-12.7

11:51-12:40

E

1

14-17

135-143

27-31

3–6

12.8-13.2

12:41-13:40

WEIGHT FOR HEIGHT TABLE FOR BOYS

Height 108cm to 190cm

Height (cm)
(a)

Underweight

(kg)

Borderline

Underweight

(kg)

Healthy  weight (kg)

(c)     (d)

Borderline

overweight

(kg)

overweight

(kg)

Severely

overweight

(kg)

108

110

112

114

116

118

120

122

124

126

128

130

132

134

136

138

140

142

144

146

148

150

152

154

156

158

160

162

164

166

168

170

172

174

176

178

180

182

184

186

188

190

12.8 & below

13.4 & below

13.9 & below

14.8 & below

15.6 & below

16.5 & below

17.3 & below

18.3 & below

19.2 & below

20.2 & below

21.2 & below

22.2 & below

23.2 & below

24.5 & below

25.8 & below

26.8 & below

27.9 & below

29.2 & below

30.3 & below

31.7 & below

32.8 & below

34.1 & below

35.2 & below

36.6 & below

37.8 & below

39.0 & below

40.6 & below

41.9 & below

43.4 & below

44.9 & below

46.3 & below

47.7 & below

49.0 & below

50.4 & below

51.7 & below

52.9 & below

54.2 & below

55.4 & below

56.4 & below

56.9 & below

57.9 & below

58.9 & below

12.9 - 15.1

13.5 - 15.8

14.0 - 16.5

14.9 - 17.3

15.7 - 18.0

16.6 - 19.0

17.4 - 19.9

18.4 - 20.9

19.3 - 21.9

20.3 - 22.8

21.3 - 24.0

22.3 - 25.3

23.3 - 26.5

24.6 - 27.6

25.9 - 28.9

26.9 - 29.9

28.0 - 31.1

29.3 - 32.7

30.4 - 33.9

31.8 - 35.0

32.9 - 36.4

34.2 - 37.9

35.3 - 39.2

36.7 - 40.8

37.9 - 42.1

39.1 - 44.0

40.7 - 45.6

42.0 - 47.1

43.5 - 48.8

45.0 - 50.6

46.4 - 52.1

47.8 - 53.9

49 1 - 55.6

50.5 - 57.3

51.8 - 58.4

53.0 - 59.9

54.3 - 60.9

55.5 - 62.2

56.5 - 63.7

57.0 - 64.7

58.0 - 65.4

59.0 - 65.9

15.2 - 18.0

15.9 - 18.9

16.6 - 19.6

17.4 - 20,4

18.1 - 21.2

19.1 - 22.7

20.0 - 23.6

21.0 - 24.9

22.0 - 26.2

22.9 - 27.6

24.1 - 28.9

25.4 - 30.3

26.6 - 31.9

27.7 - 33.5

29.0 - 34,9

30.0 - 36.5

31.2 - 37,8

32.8 - 39.7

34.0 - 41.2

35.1 - 42.9

36.5 - 44.8

38.0 - 46.5

39.3 - 48.1

40.9 - 50.0

42.2 - 51.8

44.1 - 53.7

45.7 - 55.1

47.2 - 57.3

48.9 - 59.0

50.7 - 60.9

52.2 - 63.2

54.0 - 64.7

55.7 - 67.4

57.4 - 69.6

58.5 - 71.1

60.0 - 73.1

61.0 - 74.9

62.3 - 76.7

63.8 - 77.9

64.8 - 79.4

65.5 - 80,7

66.0 - 81.7

18.1 - 19.9

19.0 - 20.8

19.7 - 21.5

20.5 - 22.5

21.3 - 23.5

22.8 - 24.8

23.7 - 25.9

25.0 - 27.1

26.3 - 28.7

27.7 - 29.9

29.0 - 31.5

30.4 - 33.0

32.0 - 34.6

33.6 - 36.1

35.0 - 38.2

36.6 - 40.0

37.9 - 41.9

39.8 - 43.9

41.3 - 45.7

43.0 - 47.6

44.9 - 49.3

46.6 - 51.1

48.2 - 52.9

50.1 - 54.9

51.9 - 56.9

53.8 - 58.8

55.2 - 60.9

57.4 - 62.9

59.1 - 65.0

61.0 - 67.5

63.3 - 69.8

64.8 - 71.7

67.5 - 74.3

69.7 - 76.6

71.2 - 77.9

73.2 - 80.1

75.0 - 81.7

76.8 - 83.7

78.0 - 84.9

79.5 - 86.4

80.8 - 87.7

81.8 - 88.9

20.0 - 23.0

20.9 - 24.3

21.6 - 25.4

22.6 - 26.7

23.6 - 27.9

24.9 - 29.5

26.0 - 30.9

27.2 - 33.0

28.8 - 34.2

30.0 - 35.9

31.6 - 37.5

33.1 - 39.5

34.7 - 41.1

36.2 - 42.6

38.3 - 44.9

40.1 - 47.0

42.0 - 48.9

44.0 - 51.2

45.8 - 53.2

47.7 - 55.4

49.4 - 57.7

51.2 - 59.7

53.0 - 61.9

55.0 - 64:4

57.0 - 66.1

58.9 - 68.7

61.0 - 71.1

63.0 - 73.9

65.1 - 76.0

67.6 - 78.8

69.9 - 81.6

71.8 - 83.8

74.4 - 86.5

76.7 - 89.0

78.0 - 90.9

80.2 - 93.2

81.8 - 95.4

83.8 - 97.4

85.0 - 99.7

86.5 - 100.7

87.8 - 102.9

89.0 - 103.9

23.1 & above

24.4 & above

25.5 & above

26.8 & above

28.0 & above

29.6 & above

31.0 & above

33.1 & above

34.3 & above

36.0 & above

37.6 & above

39.6 & above

41.2 & above

42.7 & above

45.0 & above

47.1 & above

49.0 & above

51.3 & above

53.3 & above

55.5 & above

57.8 & above

59.8 & above

62.0 & above

64.5 & above

66.2 & above

68.8 & above

71.2 & above

74.0 & above

76.1 & above

78.9 & above

81.7 & above

83.9 & above

86.6 & above

89.1 & above

91.0 & above

93.3 & above

95.5 & above

97.5 & above

99.8 & above

100.8 & above

103.0 & above

104.0 & above

Source: School Health Service, 1993

*Please note that the acceptable weight range shown in the weight for height tables in your school includes that of healthy weight, borderline underweight and borderline overweight.

Produced by Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education (Singapore) in collaboration with School Health Services, Ministry of Health (Singapore) 11/00

WEIGHT FOR HEIGHT TABLE FOR GIRLS

Height 106cm to 180cm

Height (cm)
(a)

Underweight

(kg)

Borderline

Underweight

(kg)

Healthy  weight (kg)

(c)       (d)

Borderline

overweight

(kg)

overweight

(kg)

Severely

overweight

(kg)

106

108

110

112

114

116

118

120

122

124

126

128

130

132

134

136

138

140

142

144

146

148

150

152

154

156

158

160

162

164

166

168

170

172

174

176

178

180

12.1 & below

12.7 & below

13.2 & below

13.8 & below

14.5 & below

15.1 & below

15.9 & below

16.7 & below

17.5 & below

18.2 & below

19.1 & below

20.0 & below

21.1 & below

22.1 & below

23.3 & below

24.5 & below

25.8 & below

26.9 & below

28.3 & below

29.7 & below

31.1 & below

32.4 & below

33.8 & below

34.9 & below

36.6 & below

37.9 & below

39.1 & below

40.4 & below

41.6 & below

42.8 & below

43.8 & below

45.1 & below

46.0 & below

46.9 & below

47.9 & below

48.4 & below

49.1 & below

49.9 & below

12.2 - 13.9

12.8 - 14.3

13.3 - 15.0

13.9 - 15.8

14.6 - 16.6

15.2 - 17.3

16.0 - 18.2

16.8 - 18.9

17.6 - 19.9

18.3 - 20.8

19.2 - 21.8

20.1 - 22.9

21.2 - 24.0

22.2 - 24.9

23.4 - 26.5

24.6 - 27.8

25.9 - 29.0

27.0 - 30.4

28.4 - 31.9

29.8 - 33.6

31.2 - 35.1

32.5 - 36.7

33.9 - 38.3

35.0 - 39.7

36.7 - 40.9

38.0 - 42.7

39.2 - 44.0

40.5 - 45.6

41.7 - 47.1

42.9 - 48.4

43.9 - 49.4

45.2 - 50.7

46.1 - 51.8

47.0 - 52.9

48.0 - 53.9

48.5 - 54.9

49.2 - 55.8

50.0 - 56.1

14.0 - 17.0

14.4 - 17.6

15.1 - 18.4

15.9 - 19.2

16.7 - 20.2

17.4 - 21.1

18.3 - 22.3

19.0 - 23.1

20.0 - 24.2

20.9 - 25.4

21.9 - 26.6

23.0 - 28.0

24.1 - 29.2

25.0 - 30.6

26.6 - 32.1

27.9 - 33.8

29.1 - 35.7

30.5 - 37.4

32.0 - 39.1

33.7 - 40.9

35.2 - 42.9

36.8 - 44.9

38.4 - 46.8

39.8 - 48.7

41.0 - 50.5

42.8 - 52.1

44.1 - 54.1

45.7 - 55.7

47.2 - 57.5

48.5 - 59.1

49.5 - 60.6

50.8 - 61.9

51.9 - 63.5

53.0 - 64.7

54.0 - 66.0

55.0 - 67.1

55.9 - 68.4

56.2 - 69.4

17.1 - 18.4

17.7 - 19.1

18.5 - 20.1

19.3 - 20.9

20.3 - 22.2

21.2 - 23.1

22.4 - 24.3

23.2 - 25.3

24.3 - 26.6

25.5 - 27.9

26.7 - 29.0

28.1 - 30.5

29.3 - 31.9

30.7 - 33.5

32.2 - 35.0

33.9 - 36.7

35.8 - 38.8

37.5 - 40.2

39.2 - 42.2

41.0 - 44.6

43.0 - 46.7

45.0 - 48.7

46.9 - 50.7

48.8 - 52.7

50.6 - 54.8

52.2 - 56.7

54.2 - 58.7

55.8 - 60.6

57.6 - 62.4

59.2 - 64.1

60.7 - 65.7

62.0 - 67.4

63.6 - 69.0

64.8 - 70.5

66.1 - 71.8

67.2 - 73.1

68.5 - 74.4

69.5 - 75.9

18.5 - 21.4

19.2 - 22.5

20.2 - 23.4

21.0 - 24.8

22.3 - 25.9

23.2 - 27.0

24.4 - 28.3

25.4 - 29.7

26.7 - 30.9

28.0 - 32.4

29.1 - 34.0

30.6 - 35.7

32.0 - 37.4

33.6 - 39.0

35.1 - 40.8

36.8 - 42.9

38.9 - 45.2

40.3 - 47.4

42.3 - 49.9

44.7 - 52.1

46.8 - 54.4

48.8 - 56.9

50.8 - 59.3

52,8 - 61.6

54.9 - 63.9

56.8 - 66.6

58.8 - 68.7

60.7 - 71.0

62.5 - 73.4

64.2 - 75.0

65.8 - 76.8

67.5 - 78.7

69.1 - 80.4

70.6 - 82,3

71.9 - 84.1

73.2 - 85.4

74.5 - 86.9

76,0 - 87.9

21.5 & above

22.6 & above

23.5 & above

24.9 & above

26.0 & above

27.1 & above

28.4 & above

29.8 & above

31.0 & above

32.5 & above

34.1 & above

35.8 & above

37.5 & above

39.1 & above

40.9 & above

43.0 & above

45.3 & above

47.5 & above

50.0 & above

52.2 & above

54.5 & above

57.0 & above

59.4 & above

61.7 & above

64.0 & above

66.7 & above

68.8 & above

71.1 & above

73.5 & above

75.1 & above

76.9 & above

78.8 & above

80.5 & above

82.4 & above

84.2 & above

85.5 & above

87.0 & above

88.0 & above

Source: School Health Service, 1993

*Please note that the acceptable weight range shown in the weight for height tables in your school includes that of healthy weight, borderline underweight and borderline overweight.

Produced by Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education (Singapore) in collaboration with School Health Services, Ministry of Health (Singapore) 11/00