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NTA (UGC) NET Physical Education Syllabus 2012

Code No: 47

Subject: Physical Education


  • There will be two question papers. NTA (UGC) NET Physical Education Paper II and NTA (UGC) NET Paper III.
  • Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
  • Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.

NTA (UGC) NET Physical Education Paper II and Paper III


  • Introduction to and definition, aim and objectives of Physical Education and other terms-health education and recreation.
  • Philosophies of Education as applied to Physical Education-Idealism, Naturalism, Realism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, Humanism.
  • Biological basis of physical activity-benefits of exercise, growth and exercise, exercise. And well-being sex and age characteristics of adolescent, body types.
  • Psychological basis of Physical Education-Play and Play theories, general principles of growth and development, Principles of motor-skill acquisition, transfer of training effects.
  • Sociological basis of Physical Education-socialization process, social nature of men and physical activity, sports as cultural heritage of mankind, customs, traditions and sport, competition and cooperation.
  • Physical Education in ancient Greece, Rome and Contemporary Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Russia.
  • Olympic Movement-Historical development of Ancient and Modern Olympic Games.
  • Physical Education in India.


  • Physiology of Muscular activity, Neurotransmission and Movement mechanism.
  • Physiology of respiration.
  • Physiology of blood circulation.
  • Factors influencing performance in sports.
  • Bioenergetics and recovery process.
  • Athletic injuries-their management and rehabilitation.
  • Therapeutic modalities.
  • Ergogenic aids and doping.


  • Joints and their movements-planes and axes.
  • Kinetics, Kinematics-linear and angular, levers.
  • Laws of motion, principles of equilibrium and force, spin and elasticity.
  • Posture, Postural deformities and their correction.
  • Muscular analysis of Motor movement.
  • Mechanical analysis of various sports activities.
  • Mechanical analysis of fundamental movements- (running, jumping, throwing, pulling and pushing) .
  • Massage manipulation and therapeutic exercises.


  • Learning process-theories and laws of learning.
  • Motivation, theories and dynamics of motivation in sports.
  • Psychological factors affecting sports performance-viz. stress, anxiety, tension and aggression.
  • Personality, its dimensions, theories, personality and performance.
  • Individual differences and their impact on skill learning and performance.
  • Group dynamics, team cohesion and leadership in sports.
  • Sociometrics, economics and politics in sports.
  • Media and sports.


  • Development of teacher education in Physical Education.
  • Professional courses in Sports and Physical Education in India.
  • Professional Ethics.
  • Qualities and Qualifications of Physical Educational Personnel.
  • Principles of curriculum planning.
  • Course content for academic and professional courses.
  • Age characteristics of pupils and selection of activities.
  • Construction of class and school Physical Education time table.


  • Health-Guiding principles of health and health education.
  • Nutrition and dietary manipulations.
  • Health-related fitness, obesity and its management.
  • Environmental and occupational hazards and first aid.
  • Communicable diseases-their preventive and therapeutic aspect.
  • School health programme and personal hygiene.
  • Theories and principles of recreation.
  • Recreation programme for various categories of people.


  • Characteristics and principles of sports training.
  • Training load and periodization.
  • Training methods and specific training programme for development of various motor qualities.
  • Technical and Tactical preparation for sports.
  • Short-term and long-term training plans.
  • Sports talent identification-process and procedures.
  • Preparing for competition- (build up competitions, main competition, competition frequency, psychological preparation) .
  • Rules of Games and Sports and their interpretations.


  • Nature, scope and type of research.
  • Formulation and selection of research problem.
  • Sampling-process and techniques.
  • Methods of research.
  • Data collection-tools and techniques.
  • Statistical techniques of data analysis-measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, normal probability curve, t-test and f-tests, chi-square, z-test.
  • Hypothesis-formulation, types and testing.
  • Writing research report.


  • Concept of NTA (UGC) NET Test, measurement and evaluation.
  • Principles of measurement and evaluation
  • Construction and classification of NTA (UGC) NET Tests.
  • Criteria of test evaluation.
  • Concepts and assessment of physical fitness, motor fitness, motor ability and motor educability.
  • Skill test for Badminton, Basket ball, Hockey, Lawn-tennis, Soccer, Volley ball.
  • Testing psychological variables-competitive anxiety, aggression, team cohesion, motivation, self-concept.
  • Anthropometric measurements and body composition.


  • Concept and principles of management.
  • Organization and functions of sports bodies.
  • Intramurals and Extramurals.
  • Management of infrastructure, equipments, finance and personnel.
  • Methods and Techniques of teaching.
  • Principles of planning Physical Education lessons.
  • Pupil-teacher interaction and relationship.
  • Concept of techniques of supervision.

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