CUET Physical Education Syllabus 2024

19 January, 2024
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Covering a diverse range of topics, the CUET Physical Education syllabus is designed to test students in their proficiency in the subject to ensure they can cope with the rigours of college-level education. Students interested in pursuing physical education as a career down the line should opt for this subject in their CUET subject combination. While the official syllabus can be checked out on – – we’ve also included it below for your reference. The syllabus for physical education includes a diverse range of topics including exercise science, sports activities, anatomy, and physiology. 


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Physical Education Syllabus for CUET

The physical education syllabus comprises several chapters on first aid, good health, training, sociological aspects and the importance of sports. There are a total of nine units that cover the CUET Physical Education Syllabus 2024. 

Here’s a list: 

  1. Training methods
    2. Sociological Aspects of Physical Education 
  2. Advantages of warming up, conditioning, and cooling/limbering
    3. Career Aspects in Physical Education
    4. Health Education and Health Problems
    5. Sports Injuries and First Aid
    6. Test & Measurement in Sports
    7. Biomechanics and Sports
    8. Psychology and Sports 

Below is the detailed physical education syllabus given in the table below: 

Sr. NoUnit Sub-unit 

Sociological Aspects of Physical Education 

(i) Games and sports as man’s cultural heritage. An understanding that sports have been a part of our culture and tradition since time immemorial.

(ii) Development of the individual through games and sports. Understanding how games and sports contribute in various ways toward the development of an individual.

(iii) Role of Physical Education in promoting national integration. How Physical Education helps in promoting National Integration.

(iv) Physical Education and personality development. The role of Physical education in the development of personal qualities

like an individual attitude, discipline, helpfulness, team spirit, patience, unity, friendship, etc.

Training Methods 

(i) Meaning and importance of Sports

Training. Definition of Sports Training and its importance.

(ii) Methods of training. Methods of Training: Repetition, continuous & fartlek.

Interval: Definition, purpose, advantages, and procedure of each.


Advantages of warming up, conditioning, and cooling/limbering

(iii) Isometric and Isotonic

exercises. Meaning, advantages, and examples of each.

(iv) Circuit Training. Meaning and advantages of circuit training; procedure of

conducting circuit training.

(v) Weight Training. Meaning and advantages of weight training.

An understanding of how the above training methods help an individual in different sports and help develop strength, speed, stamina, skill, and endurance.


Career Aspects in Physical Education 

(i) Career options in Physical Education.

  • Professional sportsmen, sports managers, teachers/lecturers, sports coaches, gym instructors, sports officials, sports events coordinators, sports journalists and commentators, sports software engineers, marketing and manufacturing of sports equipment.

(ii) Important institutions of Physical Education in India.

  • Functions and objectives of Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports (N.S.N.I.S.), Sports Authority of India (S.A.I), International Olympic Committee (I.O.C), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), YMCA College of Physical Education (Chennai), Lucknow Christian College of Physical Education (LCCPE), Laxmibai National University of Physical Education (LNUPE). Development of training facilities, coaching systems, the influence of media, and sponsors.
(i) Tournaments and types of tournaments. Candidates should be fully aware of: 

  • The definition of a tournament 
  • The types of tournaments: Fixtures, knock-out, league matches (seeding and byes). 
  • Merits and demerits of tournaments. 
  • Objects and importance of intramural and extramural competitions 
  • Names of the National and International Federations/Bodies controlling the various tournaments/competitions. 

(ii) Difference between professional and amateur.



Health Education and Health Problems 

(i) Meaning and definition of ‘Health’ and ‘Health’ Education.

  • Meaning and definition of ‘Health’ (mental health and physical health) and ‘Health Education’.

(ii) Principles and importance of Health Education. Health problems and the role of Health Education in solving them.

  • Principles and Objectives of Health Education. Importance of Health Education for adults and the younger generation through formal and non-formal channels of education. Various prevalent Health Problems: Communicable diseases – meaning, examples, and common mode of spread. Epidemics – meaning and examples; Water, noise, and air pollution – causes and prevention; Occupational Health Hazards – meaning and examples.

(iii) Disability and Rehabilitation.

  • Causes of disability. General principles for prevention of disability; Meaning and scope of Rehabilitation; services available for rehabilitation; the role of the community and government organizations in rehabilitation programs.
(IV) Posture

  • Meaning of posture. Correct posture- Meaning, the importance of correct posture (standing, sitting and walking). Common postural deformities: Kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis, flat foot, knock-knees, bowlegged, hunch back, round shoulders- meaning, causes and corrective measures for each. 

(V) Personal hygiene and sleep requirements: 

  • Personal hygiene: Meaning of personal hygiene, the importance of personal hygiene for a healthy lifestyle. Care of eyes, ears, feet, hair, skin, oral hygiene, nose and clothing. Foot care: Causes of corns, broken nails due to tight footwear, causes of diseases like ringworm, athlete feet due to walking in wet areas, proper care of feet. Sleep requirements: Sleep requirements for different age groups Effects of insufficient sleep on the human body. 

(VI) Substance Abuse.

  • Effects of the use of alcohol and smoking on the individual and society. Drugs: Meaning of ‘drugs’ and ‘drug abuse’; Stimulants and Narcotics – Analgesics. Awareness of the fact that the use of certain drugs has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and the reasons for the same.

Sports Injuries and First Aid 

(i) Sports-related injuries: 

  • Types of sports-related injuries: Soft tissue injuries (confusion, abrasion, strain, and sprain) bone injuries (fracture), and joint injuries (dislocation): Cause and prevention of each. 

(ii) Role of a sportsperson in the prevention of sports-related accidents. 

  • Types of injuries due to: Sudden movement, environment (hot, cold, wet and dry); lack of preparation (warm-up, cool down); inadequate clothing, body protection; not following instructions; surface and facilities, equipment being unsafe. Role of individuals in prevention of sports-related accidents. 

(iii) First Aid 

  • Meaning and importance of First Aid. First Aid for various sports-related injuries. First Aid for cuts, gazes, strains, sprains, cramps, blisters, bruises, injuries of bone (fracture and dislocation), application of splints and Thomas splint; first aid in drowning, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). 

Test and Measurement in Sports 

Motor Fitness Test – 50 M Standing Start, 600 M Run/Walk, Sit & Reach Partial Curl

Up, Push Ups (Boys), Modified Push-Ups (Girls), Standing Broad Jump, Agility –

4×10 M Shuttle Run

General Motor Fitness – Barrow three-item general motor ability (Standing Broad

Jump, Zig Zag Run, Medicine Ball Put – For Boys: 03 Kg & For Girls: 01 Kg)

Measurement of Cardio-Vascular Fitness – Harvard Step Test/Rockport Test –

Computation of Fitness Index:

Duration of the Exercise in Seconds x 1005.5 x Pulse count of 1-1.5 Min after Exercise

Rikli & Jones – Senior Citizen Fitness Test

1. Chair Stand Test for lower body strength

2. Arm Curl Test for upper body strength

3. Chair Sit & Reach Test for lower body flexibility

4. Back Scratch Test for upper body flexibility

5. Eight Foot Up & Go Test for agility

6. Six-Minute Walk Test for Aerobic Endurance


Biomechanics & Sports

  • Meaning and Importance of Biomechanics in Sports 
  • Types of movements (Flexion, Extension, Abduction and Addiction_ 
  • Newton’s Law of Motion and its application in sports 
  • Friction and Sports 

Psychology and Sports 

  • Personality; its definition & types – Trait & Types (Sheldon & Jung Classification) & Big Five Theory
  • Motivation, its type & techniques
  • Exercise Adherence; Reasons to Exercise, Benefits of Exercise
  • Strategies for Enhancing Adherence to Exercise
  • Meaning, Concept & Types of Aggressions in Sports

Physical Education Syllabus for CUET – Exam Pattern 

The below table shows the Physical Education Syllabus for CUET- Exam Pattern: 

Subject Number of Questions Number of Questions to be Attempted Maximum marks Question type 
Physical Education 50 40 200 Objective type 

Multiple choice 


It is very important to give ample time to preparation, read through the topics, make notes, and practice mock exams. The successful completion of CUET Physical Education requires an understanding of the exam pattern, marking scheme, and effective preparation strategy.


FAQs related to CUET Physical Education Syllabus 2024 

1. How many units are there in the CUET Physical Education Syllabus 2024? 

There are a total of 9 units in the physical education syllabus of CUET exam 2024. 

2. Can international students participate in the CUET Physical education? 

Yes, international students can join the CUET 2024 Physical Education programme and engage in various activities and sports. 

3. What are the overall marks in CUET physical education? 

There will be one paper with 50 questions and one must answer 40. Meanwhile, the maximum score is 200, with one point dedicated for each wrong response. 

4. What types of activities are included in the CUET Physical Education programme? 

The CUET Physical Education programme comprises a diverse range of activities including, individual sports, team sports, sports activities and fitness training. 

5. What are some of the best books to study for CUET Physical Education? 

One should be careful while studying from a book other than the NCERT class textbook. The books may comprise something more than the given syllabus. Ensure one studies what is there in the syllabus instead of wasting time. Some of the books to study CUET Physical Education are:

1. Health and Physical Education by VK Sharma for Class 12.
2. Arihant CBSE Physical Education Class 12.