Physical Education

Physical Education

Degrees offered: B.A., B.A.(Hons), B.Ed., B.Ed. Spl.Ed, B.El.Ed., B.P.Ed., B.Sc.

What is Physical Education

Physical Education is the science of nutrition, training for the body and leading a healthy way of life. Students who aspire to build a career in Physical Education can take up one the specialized courses. There are two courses available for Physical Education; Bachelor in Physical Education and Master in Physical Education.

Both the courses for Physical Education focus on teaching and training the students to lead a healthy lifestyle. The UG course has a duration of usually 3-4 years; it depends on the college/institute. The PG course is 2 years in duration.

The PG course (Master) can be taken for any specialized subject or any field of expertise. The admission in both the courses is based on the merit list of various entrance exams or 10+2 marks.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Physical Education

Aspirants must make sure that they fulfil the eligibility requirements for admission into Physical Education courses. The eligibility criteria for Physical education courses is mentioned below:


Bachelor in Physical Education demands a 10+2 or any equivalent qualification. If there is an entrance exam, then students can apply for the exam and get admission. Also, the student must be over 17 years of age at the time of admission.

Other requirements are; that a student should have passed 10+2 with any recognized board with a minimum 50% mark. Almost all the universities take a physical test or round for screening. This is to ensure that a student is physically fit and fine.


Master in Physical Education is a postgraduate course therefore the student must possess a degree in undergraduate course from the same field. Students can choose for specialization in any one of the subjects during the commencement. The aggregate score must be more than 50% in all the semesters. The undergraduate degree must be from a recognized university and one must have prior experience in sports and fitness.

Physical Education Entrance Exam

There are mainly three entrance exams for B.P.Ed. BHU UET, Dibrugarh University Entrance Exam, ITM NEST. Let’s see what these exams are all about.


This exam is conducted by Banaras Hindu University every year for admissions in B.P.Ed, B.Sc, B.Com, LLB, etc. This exam is conducted for admissions in Undergraduate courses. The duration of the exam is 2 hours and conducted online.

Dibrugarh University Entrance Exam

This is a state-level exam conducted for admissions in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses by Dibrugarh University. It is an offline exam. Seats are very limited so students should aim to score good marks to get selected.


ITM NEST is conducted by ITM University Gwalior. They provide admission for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Scope of Physical Education in India and Abroad

Physical wellbeing and fitness are some of the biggest concerns of the youth and generation Z today. Physical Education focuses on teaching students about every aspect of physical education. It focuses on physical exercises, movements, anatomy, nutrition, etc.

Both the courses aim at empowering the people to incline towards a healthy lifestyle. This is the need of the hour, especially in India. There are more gym trainers and health experts in the country than 10 years ago. This shows that this industry is evolving rapidly in the country. With the emergence of this industry, new technology and ways will come. It is directly proportional to several job opportunities availability in India.

According to the stats, job options for physical education in India are more than abroad. India is going through a fitness revolution. And we are just scratching the surface. What lies underneath is way better. New career options are opening up and this means new jobs are coming.

Course Fees Physical Education

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
1.80 K
B.A. in Physical Education at Karimpur Pannadevi College, Nadia
1.08 K
B.A. in Physical Education at Government Degree College, Dharmanagar
3.78 Lakhs
B.P.Ed. in Physical Education at Amity University, Noida
2.03 Lakhs
B.A. in Physical Education at Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior
15.00 K
M.P.Ed. in Physical Education at Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University, Jind
3.00 K
M.P.Ed. in Physical Education at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
2.40 Lakhs
M.P.Ed. in Physical Education at Amity University, Noida
2.29 Lakhs
M.P.T. in Physical Education at Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
1.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Physical Education at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
38.66 K
Ph.D in Physical Education at Swarnim Gujarat Sports University, Gandhinagar
12.90 Lakhs
Ph.D in Physical Education at NIILM University, Kaithal
73.03 K
Ph.D in Physical Education at Post Graduate Government College, Chandigarh
8.00 K
Diploma in Physical Education at Rayalaseema College of Physical Education, Proddatur
9.18 K
Diploma in Physical Education at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
1.18 Lakhs
Diploma in Physical Education at RIMT University, Gobindgarh
74.80 K
Diploma in Physical Education at Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior

Course Subjects

Students pursuing Physical Education study theoretical as well as practical subjects. The syllabus breakup is as follows:

Theory Subjects

Practical Subjects

  • Boxing

  • Swimming

  • Badminton

  • Football

  • Tennis

  • Volleyball

  • Wrestling

  • Other Sports

Careers in Physical Education

Careers in Physical Education Courses

After completion of both the courses, students can opt for many different career options. For example, teacher, trainer, consultant, athlete, sportsperson, etc. People in India are now taking physical fitness more seriously than before.

According to stats, a decade ago there were very few gymnasiums and training centres in the country. The scenario today is just reversed. This simply means that there is more demand for professionals in this industry.

New career options are opening up; hence the scope of this field in terms of career is very bright. More and more students should enroll for this course, in both UG and PG. After gaining some experience, one can also go for jobs abroad.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

The trends shown above indicate that there will be more jobs in future. Considering today’s scenario, there are ample jobs available in India as well as abroad. But it is very hard to find a job abroad without any prior experience. Keep in mind that you will have better job options after Post Graduation.

Let’s take a look at some of the top job profiles available in India right now:

Sr No.

Job Profiles



Sports Therapist

A sports therapist is a person who uses knowledge of sports and exercise principles to upgrade the performance of players. He can also train or make plans for players and injury. The therapist also provides remedies and injury cures for players or patients.



A Physical Education teacher ensures that the students perform exercises and tasks in a well-prepared manner. He organizes games and tournaments in the schools or organizations. His main aim is to ensure that students develop correct motor skills and practices.



Consultant’s main task is to consult and execute the tasks in a physical education institute or organization. He coordinates with the in-house to make plans.



This is a ‘Judge’ of the on-going game. He is responsible for maintaining the dignity and rules of the game. He can also disqualify a player if he detects any violation.


Sports/Athletic Trainer

An athletic trainer performs tasks and ensures prevention of any injury before the game or tournament. They can also evaluate, assess and give emergency care if needed.

Top Recruiters

The top recruiters in this industry are educational institutes and schools. Government jobs are a great option if you are looking for handsome salary packages. Every year, the government releases vacancies for Physical education teachers and trainers. You can check online for the application form of different papers.

Top recruiters are only schools and educational institutions hence the list below will mainly contain various educational institutions.

  1. NCR Eduservices Pvt Ltd
  2. Delhi Public Schools
  3. GD Goenka Public School
  4. Seth MR Jaipuria School
  5. Consultancy services

Apart from all these institutions, students can also opt for opening their online services for consultancy as a trainer or coach.

Required Skillset for Physical Education

Aspiring candidates for UG/PG in physical education should possess some traits or skills. Many of the skills are related to physical abilities and mental stress handling. The students who show relevancy in their abilities should ideally go for this course.

Some of the most sought for skills are:

·         Athletic ability

·         Motor skills

·         Adaptability

·         Positive Thinking

·         Good Communication

·         Organizational Skills

·         Working with Team

Along with these skills, institutes also look for other skills like patience, creativity, hardworking, decision making, etc. Physical education is a demanding career; hence students are advised to keep themselves involved in any kind of sports or physical activity. You should show these skills first to be able to develop advanced skills while the course is commencing.

Course Curriculum for Physical Education

Physical Education is a course of physical activity, so the curriculum must induce good physical ability and strength. Students get very excellent chances to excel in any particular sports or game. Hence the curriculum is divided into both theory and practical subjects.

The weightage of practical subjects is more than theory but exams are conducted based on performance in both. The curriculum contains subjects like history of physical education, human anatomy, sports management, camping, recreation, teaching practice, applied anatomy, sociology of sports. Practical subjects include sports like volleyball, cricket, football, swimming, etc. Let’s take a look at the syllabus breakup.

Questions related to Physical Education

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While filling MDI application can I include Physical education marks in my 12th marks if it was my 6th subject but had one of the highest scores?

harshita sharan Student Expert 28th Nov, 2020

Hi Dear,

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon has started registration for PGDM programme for 2021 batch from September 16 in online mode. The college gives 15% weightage in selection process to academics. Yes, you can mention your physical education marks in best 5 subjects while calculating 12th percentage to fill in the form.

For more details visit the link provided below:

good Luck


I have done class 12th from science with out maths (PCB)stream but IAM not interested in science can I do bachelor of commerce .my subject in 12 phy,chem,bio,English, physical education.can I eligible for any one reply my question

myidshivanisrivastava 24th Nov, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Yes, you can apply for B. Com after your 12th, even if you have not opted for Mathematics in class 12th.

However, it depends from one College to another, since many colleges consider Mathematics as a main criteria to pursue B. Com.

You can apply for B. Com., but for B. Com Hons. , you require to be have Mathematics as subject in class 12th.

B. Com is offered by almost all the universities and colleges in India in regular as well as distance education mode. Eligibility criteria for B. Com course:

  • The candidate must have studied Commerce in class 11 and 12 with Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics/optional subject and English as main subjects
  • The candidate must meet the minimum cut-off criteria for admission to the college applied to
  • The minimum cut off marks criteria may be different in each college/university’s as it is subject to the college/university’s own admission criteria for that year

Factors influencing the minimum cut off marks for B(Com) admission are a total percentage of candidates passing in Commerce in boards, the highest score in Commerce, the average score in Commerce, minimum cut off marks of the previous year, etc.

Hope this information helps you. Feel free to ask any questions.

Have a good day!!


I have passed icar exam.and secured411ranks and marks 274.Which college is possible to take admission pg subject is physical education/soil science. please tell is fully jrf course.

Ambika Ashok 15th Nov, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

ICAR exam is a an entrance exam conducted for admission into various  undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in agriculture and allied sciences in different agricultural institutions. Since there are limited seats available , the ranks expected for a good college is also high. Now here since you have not mentioned your category I won't be able to say for sure but as far as the expected scores for various categories are concerned if you are from general category then to get into a top college you need to score 400+ minimum . If you belong to reserved category then it can be between 300-350 but below that a score makes it difficult to get admission unless you belong to ST category.However based on expected ranks , the colleges which you may get are :

Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana

CSKHPKVV – Himachal Pradesh

University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore

NAV, Navsari - Gujarat

MPUA & T, Udaipur

Viswa Bharati, PSBVB – West Bengal

There might be slight variations in your options  based on the number of seats available and number of applicants at the time of counselling.

Hope this helps

All the best


what score is needed in class 12 cbse board exam to score more than 98 percentage in each subject . my subject are maths(80 marks/ board paper +20 marks practical ) same with English and physical education and in chemistry and physics (70 marks / board paper+ 30marks /practical) I was anjeeaspirant

ayan mukherjee 15th Nov, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

According to your question and taking into consideration that you want to know about how much marks you need to score in each subject.

In general in physics chemistry a minimum of 69/70 and in practical 29/30 is needed to score 98% and in maths physical education a minimum of 78-79/80 is needed and in practical 19/20 is needed to be on a safer side .


best physical education class 12 cbse exam online teacher for 2021

shravyamdsce 14th Nov, 2020

Hi Aspirant,

There are a lot of teachers who teaches Physical Education online and there are a lot of You tube videos as well which you can watch.

The best teacher as per the reviews is Karan Dev Singh Sir. He has the knowledge of the subject in the broad way.

All the best.

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