ICSE (Class XII)
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
- 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,
- 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,
- 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
(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
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.
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 TEST - 100 Marks
Practical work will be assessed in two parts as follows:
- Course Work
- 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:
- Physical efficiency tests,
- Specialisation tests.