CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Syllabus 2019 2020

CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Syllabus 2019 2020 available in Pdf for free download. The latest syllabus for Class 12 Physical Education have been issued by CBSE based on which Grade 12 students will have to prepare for examinations by CBSE, NCERT and KVS in Standard 12. The latest CBSE syllabus has been used to design NCERT book for Class 12 Physical Education based on which exams for Grade 12 Physical Education will be conducted. Refer to MCQ Questions for Class 12 Physical Education with answers and also download more latest study material for all subjects

Physical Education Class 12 CBSE Syllabus

Class 12 Physical Education students should refer to the following curriculum for NCERT Class 12 Physical Education. These CBSE NCERT KVS Syllabus for Grade 12 Physical Education will be very useful for preparing for upcoming exams and help you to score good marks

Physical Education CBSE Syllabus Class 12




It covers the following:


I. Eligibility conditions for admission to the course

II. Conditions for granting affiliation to the schools for offering Physical Education as an elective subject

III. Theory syllabus for class XI (Part A & B)

IV. Theory syllabus for class XII (Part A & B).

V.  Part C – Practical - Distribution of marks for the activity practical syllabus.

VI. Norms for Physical Fitness Test for admission to Physical Education in class XI & for testing Physical Fitness for Girls of classes XI & XII

VII. Norms for Physical Fitness Test for admission to Physical Education in class XI & for testing Physical Fitness for Boys of classes XI & XII

VIII. List of content of syllabus; Work load/teaching components; maximum marks allotment; paper setting and nature of questions setting exams

IX. Guidelines for evaluation of Physical Education theory paper X. Guidelines for Physical Education Teachers. 


I. Eligibility Conditions for Admission to the Course 

The following category of students will be permitted to join the course: 

(i)           Those who have represented the school in the Inter School Sports & Games Competitions in any Game/Sport.

(ii)         Those who do not represent the school but are keen to join the course should undergo a physical fitness test and secure a minimum of 40% marks.

(iii)       Those granted permission to join the course should be medically fit to follow a prescribed programme of physical education.

(iv)        The unit of a class in physical education and health education should not exceed 40 students.

(v)          Instructional hours and duration of the period should be strictly as per the norms of the Board. 


II. Conditions for Granting Affiliation to Schools for Offering Physical Education as an Elective Subject. 

Only those schools satisfying the following conditions will be permitted to offer physical education as a course of study at +2 stage as an elective subject: 

(i)        The school should have adequate open space to accommodate at least 200 M track and play fields for minimum three games/sports.

(ii)       The teacher handling the elective programme of physical education should hold a Master Degree in Physical Education.

(iii)      The school should provide adequate funds for physical education and health education for purchase of equipments, books on physical education and also for the maintenance of sports facilities. 



III. Physical Education

                                                                  Class XI – Theory                                                                

  Max.Marks 70

Part – A

Unit I

Concept of Physical Education

1.1 Meaning and definition of Physical Education, its aim and objectives

1.2 Need and importance of Physical Education

1.3 Misconceptions about Physical Education & its relevance in Inter Disciplinary Context 


Unit 2

Career Aspects in Physical Education

2.1 Career Options in Physical Education

2.2 Avenues for Career Preparation

2.3 Motivation & Self Assessment for career choices 


Unit 3

Physiological Aspects of Physical Education

3.1 Warming up - General & Specific & its Physiological basis

3.2 Effects of Exercise on Muscular & Digestive systems

3.3 Effects of Exercise on Respiratory & Circulatory systems 


Unit 4

Psychological Aspects of Physical Education

4.1 Definition & role of Sports Psychology

4.2 Motivation and Achievements in Sports

4.3 Adolescent Problems & its Management 


Unit 5

Health Concepts of Physical Education

5.1 Role of Physical Education Programme on Community Health Promotion (Individual, Family & Society)

5.2 Effects of Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs on Sports Performance

5.3 Obesity, Causes & Preventive Measures and Role of diet on Performance



Following sub topics relate to any one Game/Sport of choice of student out of these disciplines: Badminton, Handball, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho Kho, Skating, Swimming & Taekwondo


Unit 1 

1.1 History of the Game/Sport

1.2 Latest General Rules of the Game/Sport

1.3 Measurement of Play Fields and Specifications of Related Sports Equipments

1.4 Important Tournaments and Venues

1.5 Sports Personalities


Unit 2 

2.1 Fundamental Skills of the Game/Sport

2.2 Specific Exercises of Warm-up and Conditioning

2.3 Related Sports Terminologies

2.4 Sports Awards

2.5 Common Sports Injuries & its Prevention 


IV. Physical Education

Class XII – Theory

Max.Marks 70

Part – A 


Unit 1

Physical Fitness & Wellness

1.1  Meaning & Importance of Physical Fitness & Wellness

1.2  Components of Physical Fitness & Wellness

1.3  Factors Affecting Physical Fitness & Wellness

1.4  Principles of Physical Fitness Development

1.5  Means of Fitness Development – Aerobic & Anaerobic, Sports, Yoga & Recreational Activities


Unit 2

Training Methods

2.1 Meaning & Concept of Training

2.2 Methods of Training

2.3 Methods of Strength Development – Isometric & Isokinetic Exercises

2.4 Methods of Endurance Development – Continuous Method, Interval Training & Fartlek.

2.5 Methods of Speed Development – Acceleration Run & Pace Races

2.6 Circuit Training


Unit 3

Sociological Aspects of Physical Education

3.1 Meaning of Sociology & Sports Sociology

3.2 Games & Sports as Man’s Cultural Heritage

3.3 Socialization, Leadership, Value Education through Physical Education Programme & Olympic Movement


Unit 4

Sports & Environment

4.1 Meaning & Need for Environment in Physical Education Programme

4.2 Essential Elements of Positive Environment

4.3 Role of Individual in Improvement of Environment for Prevention of Sports Related Accidents


Unit 5


5.1 Meaning & Importance of Yoga

5.2 Yoga as an Indian Heritage

5.3 Elements of Yoga

5.4 Role of Yoga in Sports


Part B 

Following sub topics relate to any one Game/Sport of choice of student out of these disciplines: Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Judo, Table Tennis, Tennis & Volleyball.


Unit I 

1.1 History of the Game/Sport

1.2 Latest General Rules of the Game/Sport

1.3 Measurement of Play Fields and Specifications of Related Sports Equipments

1.4 Fundamental Skills of the Game/Sport

1.5 Related Sports Terminologies


Unit 2

2.1 Important Tournaments and Venues

2.2 Sports Personalities

2.3 Sports Awards

2.4 Various Sports Organizations

2.5 First Aid & Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries



(For classes XI & XII) 

Max.Marks 30 


The Activity Practical Syllabus has been divided into three parts & the marks allotted for each part are as follows: 

(i) Physical Fitness Test (Compulsory)            :                  10 Marks

(ii) Skill of chosen Sport/Game                      :                  15 Marks

(iii) Viva & Record Book(File)                         :                  05 Marks



CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Syllabus

  • Each student will have to choose five items for test of choice.
  • One item for test must be chosen from ‘A’; one from ‘B’; one from ‘C’; one from ‘D’ and test item number ‘E’ is compulsory for all.


CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Syllabus- 
  • Each student will have to choose five items for test of choice.
  • One item for test must be chosen from ‘A’; one from ‘B’; one from ‘C’; one from ‘D’ and test item number ‘E’ is compulsory for all.
CBSE Class 12 Physical Education Syllabus-1

IX. Guidelines for Evaluation of Physical Education Theory Paper


  1. Each question will be of 10 marks. 
  1. The students are expected to attempt one question out of the two options given in each unit. 
  1. Break up of the 10 marks of each question is as follows: 

(i) Knowledge of content:                                                                                                                           3 marks 

(ii) Understanding of the knowledge of content:                                                                                           3 marks 

(iii) Capability/Examples/Description for application of knowledge & understanding  of the concepts:                4 marks



Note: Item No. 3 will be applicable to the long & medium length questions. Long questions shall be between 200 – 250 words and short questions shall be of 80 – 100 words. 

  1. Very short questions comprises of 5 sub sets of 2 marks each. 


Note: Terminologies/ definitions/ concepts shall be described in approximately 30 words. If the description is supported with the source of reference and authors & the situation of application, it may award 2 marks; otherwise marks may be allotted appropriately. 

  1. Liberal component of long essay/detailed note/suggestive writing shall be of more than 250 words. The break up of the 10 marks for liberal component of question shall be as follows: 

(i) Understanding and knowledge of content:                                                               2 marks 

(ii) Source of reference/author/attention:                                                                    1 mark 

(iii) Understanding of application aspects:                                                                   3 marks 

(iv) Suggesting writing/critical analysis/  futuristic model:                                            4 marks


X. Guidelines for Physical Education Teachers


Teaching of Physical Education is a combination of understanding of Theoretical knowledge to be applied in performing various games & sports. Accordingly for transaction of syllabus, at the level of classes XI & XII the following consideration as suggested must be applied as guidelines. 

I, III, IV, V, and VI & VII must be thoroughly understood and adopted. 

VIII provides the Content of Syllabus; Work load/Teaching Components; Maximum Marks Allotment; Paper Setting and Nature of Questions Setting for Exam. It provides guidelines for teachers to cover the syllabus accordingly. 

IX provides the guidelines to be followed by the evaluator of the answer books of the candidates. Thereby it is essential for teachers to understand the components of evaluation also. 

Each unit of the syllabus shall be taught and students must be provided the knowledge of concept (definitions, explanations etc), understanding in explanation and description, application in various setting of Physical Education, Sports & life.


Example: Unit II – Class XI. 

2. Career aspects in Physical Education.

2.1 Career Options – What are the careers in Physical Education, Traditional & emerging trends. Teaching/Coaching; Health related careers; administration related careers; performance related careers (Officials/Players/Recorders; Reporters/etc); Communication (Journalism, Photography, T V Reporters, Book Publishing, Writing, Industry, Marketing, Selling, Event Management, etc) 

2.2 Various degrees and diplomas in various universities for various careers; eligibility; duration of courses; various institutions offering various courses. 

2.3 Motivation and self assessment in career choices; factor acting as motivators and criteria to assess the personal choice to opt for sports career. 

Community based programme, individual/group survey, interviews & quiz etc in the immediate social settings must be undertaken as part of applying the knowledge and understanding of the various concepts of the various part of syllabus. 

As far as possible, support of audiovisual aids; chat; Radio; TV; Projector etc should be used in order to explain the content. 

For the practical components of the syllabus, curriculum should be transected through the demonstration, exhibition matches, practical matches, skills in the sports annual festivals, annual sports days etc. The weight-age of learning component may be comparatively assessed on the basis of performance of the candidates. 

Internal assessment should be continuous and progressive.



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