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CUET Exam 2024 Education/NCC Syllabus

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Physical Education as a subject can be very interesting for the students who aspire to pursue further studies in health and fitness. The physical education syllabus consists of several chapters on good health, training, first-aid, importance of sports, and sociological aspects. There are a total of nine units that cover the physical education syllabus for CUET. Those are given below:

  • Sociological Aspects of Physical Education
  • Training Methods
  • Career Aspects in Physical Education
  • Career Aspects in Physical Education
  • Health Education & Health Problems
  • Sports Injuries and First Aid
  • Test & Measurement in Sports
  • Biomechanics & Sports
  • Psychology & Sports

It is a combined syllabus for physical education/NCC/yoga, all three. All the chapters are interconnected and are equally important. It is important that you pay equal attention to all the constituent chapters and units.

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

Sl. No. Unit 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.


Career Aspects in Physical Education

(i) Tournaments and types of tournaments.

Candidates should be fully aware of:

  • the definition of ‘tournament’.

  • the types of tournaments: Fixtures, Knock-out, league matches (seeding and byes).

  • merits and demerits of tournaments.

  • objectives 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 Players.


Health Education & 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, 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, athletes foot 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 reasons for the same.


Sports Injuries and First Aid

(i) Sports-related injuries.

  • Types of sports-related injuries: Soft tissue injuries (contusion, 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 individual 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, grazes, 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 & 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 –

4x10 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 & Adduction)

  • Newton’s Law of Motion & its application in sports

  • Friction & Sports


Psychology & 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