CBSE Board Exams 2024: Class 12 physical education syllabus has 10 units

CBSE Class 12 physics education syllabus 2023-24 is available at Check unit-wise topics.


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CBSE Class 12 physical education syllabus 2023-24 (Representational Image: Wikimedia Commons)CBSE Class 12 physical education syllabus 2023-24 (Representational Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Vagisha Kaushik | November 29, 2023 | 01:05 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 physical education syllabus 2023-24 has 10 units. CBSE Class 12 board exams 2024 will begin from February 16. The detailed syllabus of physical education Class 12 CBSE 2023-24 is available on the official website,

The board will release CBSE Class 12 date sheet 2024 soon at The physical education paper will include a theory exam of 70 marks and internal assessment of 30 marks.

Board exam 2024 date sheet live updates

The unit-wise weightage of Class 12 physical education exam is as follows:

Name of unit


Management of sporting events

5 + 4

Children and women in sports


Yoga as preventive measure for lifestyle disease

6 + 1

Physical education and sports for CWSN

4 + 4

Sports and nutrition


Test and measurement in sports


Physiology and injuries in sport

4 + 4

Biomechanics and sports


Psychology and sports


Training in sports


CBSE 12th Board Exam 2024: Physical education syllabus

The unit-wise physical education syllabus of Class 12 CBSE 2-23-24 is as follows:

Unit 1

  • Functions of sports events management (planning, organising, staffing, directing and controlling)
  • Various committees and their responsibilities (pre, during and post)
  • Fixtures and their Procedures – knockout (bye and seeding) and league (staircase, cyclic, tabular method) and combination tournaments
  • Intramural and extramural tournaments – meaning, objectives and its significance
  • Community sports programme (sports day, health run, run for fun, run for specific cause and run for unity)

Unit 2

  • Exercise guidelines of WHO for different age groups.
  • Common postural deformities-knock knees, flat foot, round shoulders, lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis, and bow legs and their respective corrective measures.
  • Women’s participation in sports – physical, psychological, and social benefits
  • Special consideration (menarche and menstrual dysfunction)
  • Female athlete triad (osteoporosis, amenorrhea, eating disorders.

Unit 3

Obesity, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, back pain and arthritis

Unit 4

  • Organizations promoting Disability Sports (Special Olympics; Paralympics; Deaflympics)
  • Concept of Classification and Divisioning in Sports
  • Concept of inclusion in sports, its need, and implementation
  • Advantages of physical activities for children with special needs
  • Strategies to make physical activities assessable for children with special needs

Unit 5

  • Concept of balanced diet and nutrition
  • Macro and Micro Nutrients: Food sources & functions
  • Nutritive & NonNutritive Components of Diet
  • Eating for weight control – a healthy weight, the pitfalls of dieting, food intolerance, and food myths

Unit 6

  • Fitness Test – SAI Khelo India Fitness Test in school
  • Measurement of Cardio-Vascular Fitness – Harvard Step Test
  • Computing Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
  • Rikli & Jones - Senior Citizen Fitness Test
  • Johnsen – Methney Test of Motor Educability

Unit 7

  • Physiological factors determining components of physical fitness
  • Effect of exercise on the muscular system
  • Effect of exercise on the cardiorespiratory system
  • Physiological changes due to aging
  • Sports injuries

Unit 8

  • Newton’s law of motion and its application in sports
  • Types of levers and their application in sports
  • Equilibrium – dynamic and static and centre of gravity and its application in sports
  • Friction and sports
  • Projectile in sports

Unit 9

  • Personality; its definition and types (jung classification and big five theory)
  • Motivation, its type and techniques
  • Exercise adherence: reasons, benefits and strategies for enhancing it
  • Meaning, concept and types of aggressions in sports
  • Psychological attributes in sports – self-esteem, mental imagery, self-talk, goal setting

Unit 10

  • Concept of talent identification and talent development in sports
  • Introduction to sports training cycle – micro, meso, macro cycle
  • Types and methods to develop – strength, endurance, and speed.
  • Types and methods to develop – flexibility and coordinative ability.
  • Circuit Training - Introduction and its importance

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