Sports and Physical Education Mandatory for Classes 1 to 8 in CBSE Schools

CBSE schools have now made sports and physical activity mandatory for the students of Classes 1 to 8. Schools aim to promote not just the general well being of a child, but also to sharpen their creative mental abilities with this decision.

This circular is being introduced as a continuation of CBSE Circular no. Acad-10/2018 dated 21-03-2018, which introduced a streamlined and well-designed HPE(Health and Physical Education) programme. The main criteria of this programme, made mandatory for all the CBSE affiliated schools was to promote mainstream physical health and sports activities for classes 11 and 12 of sessions 2018-2019.

Now, with this programme extending for other smaller classes, their main aim is to promote holistic development of the children. Following this, the CBSE Curriculum for Classes I to VIII will now focus on sports, games and outdoor activities. So, with the reiteration of this curriculum, one period per day is now reserved for Health and Physical Education classes.

CBSE Circular in this regard had said that “revised strategies and detailed guidelines and methodologies for implementing them will be made available on the CBSE website soon”

To get more details about this, schools can contact Dr.Manjit Singh, in-charge(Sports),CBSE, Preet Vihar, Delhi at

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