Physical Fitness Exam Regulations

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Physical Fitness Exam Regulations

Dates of Promulgation

Establishment of the complete text of 17 articles, promulgated and taking effect on December 14, 2015, as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 10400089671.
Amendments to Appendix 1 to Article 6,  Appendix 2 to Article 8, Appendix 3 to Article 9, and Appendix 4 to Article 11, promulgated on September 9, 2019 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 10700012781.
Amendment to Article 13, promulgated on November 22, 2021 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 11000081231.

The text of these Regulations is as follows:

Article 1
These Regulations are established as per Article 14, Paragraph 2 of the Examination Affairs Act.

Article 2
Physical fitness exams may be administered in groups depending on exam level, category, number of examinees, and scheduling.
Physical fitness exams are directed by members of the Board of Examiners or by physical fitness examiners assigned by the Board of Examiners. One physical fitness examiner will be appointed as convener.
Physical fitness examiners may be chosen from members of the Board of Examiners, or when necessary, from civil servants from a relevant hiring agency, an examination agency, a professional supervisory agency, or by experts in the field.
Physical fitness examiners appointed from non-Board members in the preceding paragraph must have the same qualifications and selection procedures as members of the Board of Examiners.

Article 3
Before the exam, the convener shall call a meeting with the Board of Examiners and physical fitness examiners to discuss matters related to the exam.

Article 4
Physical fitness exams may be held as needed to test cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, speed, power, agility, balance, response time, and other physical fitness factors relevant to the job.
Test components, contents, score weighting, passing standards, and other related matters are provided in the exam regulations.
If regulations for a particular exam require health checkup reports, candidates shall submit qualified health checkup reports by the deadline in order to take the physical fitness exam.

Article 5
Candidates shall arrive and register at the designated time. Late entry will be considered absence. Candidates who have completed registration but do not write the exam will be considered to have waived the exam.
Candidates shall not require to take the exam on a different date.
Unless otherwise stipulated in the exam regulations, candidates are limited to one attempt per exam component.

Article 6
Candidates who feel unwell must notify exam staff before the physical fitness exam begins. A doctor will determine if the candidate is physically well enough to take the exam.
If a candidate insists on taking an exam against the doctor’s recommendation, the candidate must sign an affidavit. (See Appendix 1)

Article 7
Exam staff shall state exam regulations and procedures before the exam begins.
Candidates shall raise any questions about exam procedures before the exam begins.

Article 8
Candidates who are unable to complete the exam and are in need of assistance from exam staff shall make clear sounds or gestures.
Physical contact between a test taker and exam staff will be considered withdrawal from the exam.
Candidates who wish to withdraw during the exam must sign an affidavit. (See Appendix 2)

Article 9
Any violation of exam regulations will result in failure. In such cases the exam supervisor will complete a violation form. (See appendix 3)
Violations of regulations will be submitted to the Board of Examiners for determination.

Article 10
The Board of Examiners and physical fitness exam committee members shall review the candidate’s physical fitness record, investigate any violations, and determine exam results according to exam regulations.

Article 11
Candidates with questions regarding the physical fitness exam process or results shall file an appeal in writing (Appendix 4) to the exam administration agency on the exam date before the exam ends. Appeals shall be addressed by the convener and members of the Board of Examiners or physical fitness examiners.
Candidates may file an appeal for each reason only one time. 

Article 12
If weather conditions interrupt the exam, the convener, members of the Board of Examiners, and physical fitness examiners shall determine whether the event should take place as scheduled or be postponed.
If the exam is postponed, the Regulations Governing National Examination Contingency Responses shall apply.

Article 13
Candidates who are unable to take the physical fitness exam due to pregnancy or childbirth may apply for absence from the exam after receiving notice of passing the written exam. Applications must be filed with documents issued by a public hospital, teaching hospital, village (township, city, and district) public health center under a municipality or county (city) health bureau, or a National Health Insurance contracted hospital. Applications will be processed and submitted to the Board of Examiners Chair for approval. The written exam score will remain valid, the candidate exempted from the first stage written exam, and the second stage physical fitness exam may be taken at a later date.

Article 14
Candidates who fail any component of the physical fitness exam will not pass the physical fitness exam.

Article 15
Members of the Board of Examiners, physical fitness examiners, or examination staff members, whose spouse, blood relative, or relative through marriage within three degrees of relation happens to take the exam, or those who happens to be the head of the examinee’s workplace, direct superior at work, or thesis supervisor should recuse themselves.

Article 16
Members of the Board of Examiners, oral examiners, and examination staff members shall maintain confidentiality.
Disclosure is prohibited and subject to Article 31 of the Examination Affairs Act.

Article 17
These Regulations shall come into effect upon promulgation.

In case of any discrepancy between the English version and the Chinese version, the latter shall prevail.

Update: 2024-03-11
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