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ICSE (Class XII)
Syllabus (2013)

Subject: Physical Education

There will be one theory paper of three hours duration and a Practical Test. Theory - 100 marks; Practical - 100 marks.

The theory paper will be divided into sections as follows: Section A will contain six compulsory questions; Section B will contain two questions, based on each major game to test the practical experience of the candidates in two games of their choice.

1. Sociological Aspects of Physical Education

(a) Games and sports as man's cultural heritage.
(b) Development of the individual through games and sports.
(c) Role of Physical Education in promoting national integration development of attitudes, helpfulness, tolerance, patience team spirit and unity, etc.

2. Physical Education

(a) Theories of Play.

  • Introduction, explanation and definition of the word ‘Play’.
  • Explanation of various Theories of Play.

(b) Interest and attitude.

  • Introduction, Meaning and Definitions of the terms ‘Interest’ and ‘Attitude’; ‘Inborn’ and ‘Acquired Interests’.
  • Methods of developing interest (in Physical Education activities and programmes).
  • Methods of forming attitude: by means of suggestions, by blindly accepting the social norms, by means of some intense emotional experiences, through participating in games and sports (forming attitude to win, attitude towards exercise, attitude towards physical fitness, fairplay, obedience, discipline, etc.)

(c) Motivation.

  • Introduction, meaning and definition.
  • Types of Motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic.
  • Methods of Motivation: praise or blame, competition, reward and punishment, setting clear goals, success and failure, record of progress, scholarships, etc.

(d) Leadership.

  • Meaning and definition of the word ‘Leader’.
  • Desirable qualities of a Leader.

3. Training Methods

(a) Warming up and conditioning.

  • Meaning of the terms ‘warming up’ and ‘conditioning’.
  • Types and methods of warming up.
  • Advantages and effects of warming up and conditioning.

(b) Isometric exercises. Meaning, advantages and examples.

(c) Isotonic exercises. Meaning, advantages and examples.

(d) Circuit training. Meaning, procedure of conducting Circuit Training; advantages of Circuit Training.

(e) Interval training. Meaning, procedure of conducting interval training and its advantages.

(f) Leadership training in Physical Education. Its importance and facilities available in India.

4. Officiating and Coaching

Candidates to be fully aware of rules of sports and games and their interpretation – Tournaments, Trophies and Personalities connected with games and sports. Olympic Movement - difference between Professional and Amateur. Modern trends and above all, role of Physical Education in building the all round personality of an individual.

Candidates should be fully aware of:

  • Names of the National and Major International tournaments/championships;
  • Names of the National and International Federations/Bodies controlling the various games;
  • Names of the National and Major international Trophies/Cups;
  • Names of the famous National and International sportsmen and sports women.

5. Health Education

(a) Principles of Health Education. Importance of Health Education for adults and the younger generation through formal and non-formal channels of education. Health problems and role of Health Education in solving them

(b) Prevention of disability and rehabilitation. General principles of prevention of disability; meaning and scope of rehabilitation; services available for rehabilitation; role of the community in rehabilitation.

(c) Correct posture, personal cleanliness, recreation, foot care, sleep requirements. Dangers of misuse of drugs. Dangers of alcohol and smoking.

6. General

Study of the human skeleton; various systems and their effect; muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous and endocrine systems.

`7. Nutrition: Weight Control and Exercise

Nutrition basics: dietary goals and basics for a nutritious diet. Overweight and obesity. Role of exercise in weight control; plan for losing weight; lifetime concept of weight control.

8. First Aid


Practical work will be assessed in two parts as follows:

  1. Course Work
  2. Practical Examination

1. Course Work - 50 marks

The skill and performance of the candidates will be assessed by the teacher(s) responsible for preparing them for the examination in two of the following games and activities of their choice.
Athletics, Cricket, Hockey, Football, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Badminton, Swimming, Dancing, Gymnastics, Yoga.

2. Practical Examination - 50 marks

The Practical Examination will consist of the following:

  1. Physical efficiency tests,
  2. Specialisation tests.

Courtesy: cisce.org

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