UGC NET Syllabus for Physical Education

Physical Education UGC NET New Syllabus

The University Grants Commission (UGC) NET Bureau revised its syllabus for UGC NET in Physical Education in June, 2019 and the same syllabus will be applicable for the upcoming UGC NET / JRF and SET or SLET examination. The detailed syllabus for paper-1 can be found at UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-1. The details of syllabus of Paper-2 can be downloaded in the pdf format from the following link:

Physical Education UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-2 (New and Updated)

Physical Education UGC NET Old Syllabus

The UGC NET examination old syllabus which was applicable till December, 2018 can be downloaded in the pdf format from the following link. Kindly note that this syllabus is considered as outdated and now not applicable for the upcoming UGC NET examination in Physical Education. You can use it only for your reference purpose.

Physical Education UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-2 (Old or Previous)

The detailed UGC NET old syllabus in Physical Education is given below.

UGC NET Syllabus in Physical Education

NTA UGC NET/JRF/SET/SLET Syllabus for Physical Education, Code No: 47 is given below

UGC NET Paper-2 Syllabus

The following part of the UGC NET syllabus were previously under UGC NET Paper-2 and Paper-3 (Part-A and Part-B) syllabus in Physical Education, however, as UGC has now only two papers i.e. UGC NET Paper-1 which is general and compulsory for all subjects and UGC NET Paper-2 on the specific subject (including all electives, without options) instead of previous three papers i.e. UGC NET Paper-1 which was general and compulsory for all subjects and UGC NET Paper-2 and Paper-3 on the specific subject, so, now-a-days, the following part is also considered as part of the UGC NET Paper-2 syllabus.

Unit – I

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.

Unit – II

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.


Ergogenic aids and doping.

Unit – III

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.

Unit – IV

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.

Unit – V

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.

Unit – VI

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 program and personal hygiene.

Theories and principles of recreation.

Recreation program for various categories of people.

Unit – VII

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.

Unit – VIII

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

Unit – IX

Concept of UGC NET Test, measurement and evaluation.

Principles of measurement and evaluation

Construction and classification of 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.

Unit – X

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.

Physical Education: Physical education, PE or P.E. (in many Commonwealth countries also known as physical training, PT), is an educational course related to the physique of the human body, taken during primary and secondary education that encourages psychomotor learning in a play or movement exploration setting to promote health. Physical education trends have developed recently to incorporate a greater variety of activities besides typical sports. Introducing students to activities like bowling, walking/hiking, or frisbee at an early age can help students develop good activity habits that will carry over into adulthood. Some teachers have even begun to incorporate stress-reduction techniques such as yoga, deep-breathing and tai chi. Tai chi, an ancient martial arts form focused on slow meditative movements is a relaxation activity with many benefits for students. Studies have shown that tai chi enhances muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and provides many other physical benefits. It also provides psychological benefits such as improving general mental health, concentration, awareness and positive mood. It can be taught to any age student with little or no equipment making it ideal for mixed ability and age classes.

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