CBSE Class 10: Health and Physical Education Syllabus 2017-2018

In this article you will get the complete syllabus for CBSE Class 10 Health and Physical Education that issued by CBSE for the academic session 2017-2018. Also learn various learning objectives and outcomes of Health and Physical Education in real life for maintaining a personal as well as social well being.

Created On: May 11, 2017 12:48 IST

CBSE Syllabus, Syllabus, Class 10 Syllabus, Health and Physical Education SyllabusCBSE has released the Class 10 Health and Physical Education syllabus for the academic session 2017-2018. In this article you will get the complete syllabus of CBSE Class 10 Health and Physical Education.

Find below the complete syllabus for CBSE Class 10 Health and Physical Education (Code No. 506):

Health Education

  • Health hazards of modernization-pollution, effect of population explosion on health hazards, family and community life.
  • Communicable and non-communicable diseases, role of host agent and environment in the spread and control of communicable diseases, body defenses, immunitynatural and acquired, importance of regular medical check-up in preventing the diseases, immunization schedule and importance of booster doses. Morbidity and mortality, in India.
  • National Health Programmes, Importance of pupil and people’s participation in the implementation of these programmes, Primary health care, meaning and scope. Health care set-up in rural and urban areas.
  • Importance of international health, international health measures to check spread of communicable diseases from one country to another, quarantine measures, World Health Organization-its functions and activities, UNICEF functions and activities, significance of World Health Day.
  • Approved systems of medicine being practiced in India, specialization available, prescription and non-prescription drugs, habit-forming drugs, dangers of selfmedication and going to a quack-harmful effects of alcohol and tobacco. Health set-up at the village,  own, district, state and country levels, voluntary agencies working in the field of health and health education.
  • Awareness of HIV and AIDS. Students may also be acquainted with evils associated with promiscuity and child and drug abuse. Adolescence education and sexeducation may also be provided in a suitable manner.

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Physical Education

Unit - I

•  Tests for Measuring different Fitness Components

•  Strength: Pull Ups, Push Ups, Rope Climbing

•  Speed: 30 meters, 40 meters

•  Flexibility: Sit and Reach, Tests to measure Spine Flexibility

•  Endurance: 9 Min, 12 Min Run and Walk

•  Agility: Shuttle Run (10 × 4)

Unit - II

•  Play

•  Meaning and Concept

•  Characteristics of Play

•  Benefits of Play

•  Regional play Activities

Unit - III

•  Physical Activity and Gender

•  Anatomical differences between genders

•  Physical activity and women

•  Weight training for women341

Unit - IV

•  Stress and Coping

•  Meaning and Causes

•  Relaxation Training

•  Coping Strategies

Unit - V

•  Physical Activity and Quality of Life

•  Meaning and Concept

•  Benefits of Physical activities to promote quality of life

•  Development of ethical values through physical activities

Unit - VI

•  Physiological basis of physical Education

•  Meaning and concept of physiology

•  Measurement of blood pressure, pulse rate and respiratory rate

•  Warming up and Cool down

Unit - VII

•  Psychological basis of Physical education

•  Meaning and importance

•  Habit: formation of good habits, breaking bad habits

•  Emotions: meaning, types, training for controlling emotions

Unit - VIII

•  Career avenues in the field of Physical Education

•  Career avenues in educational institutions, media, fitness, industries (sports),

Educational qualifications in physical education

•  Leading institutions of physical education

Unit - IX

•  Safety and Injuries

•  Self safety

•  Safety of equipment

•  Prevention of sports injuries


  • Athletics: 50 mtrs dash, throws342
  • Fitness test: Fitness test of class X should be conducted on the basis of the AAPHER test and records should be maintained.
  • Any two games: Students are required to play two games out of the listed sports:
  1. Badminton
  2. Table Tennis
  3. Lawn Tennis
  4. Judo
  5. Aerobics
  6. Karate
  7. Taekwondo
  • Students are required to prepare a project on the regional play activities from their home town.

Assessment & Observation:

During the school sessions, many observations would arise because of individual behavior, related conditions, change in social/cultural factors hence the teacher need to take corrective actions and record the behavior. Some key assessment points and their observations are mentioned here.

  • Initiate to participate, if yes, observe for: Leadership quality/Active/Energetic/Talented
  • Team game, if yes, observe for: Sportsman spirit/Good group behavior/Group sharing/Interaction & Coordination
  • Organized game participation, if yes, observe for: Discipline/Emotionally balanced/Rushness
  • Rules & regulations follower, if yes, observe for: Listening & speaking skills/knowledge about the rules

* Equipment management, if yes, observes for: Self control/Self disciplined/Organized maintained.

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The objectives of Health and Physical Education are:

  • To bring the overall awareness of values and to inculcate among students the desired habits and attitudes towards health and to raise their health status;
  • To make the pupils physically, mentally and emotionally fit and to develop their personal and social qualities that will help them to be good human beings;
  • To develop a scientific point of view regarding health and physical education;
  • To identify personal, family and community health problems and acquire relevant scientific knowledge and information to prevent and control these problems to stay healthy;
  • To take action individually and collectively to protect and promote (i) their own health (ii) health of their family members: and (iii) health of those around them in the community, seeking help when required from available community resources;
  • To promote improved preventive and promotive self-care behaviour in the families and in the community;
  • To develop awareness of HIV, AIDS and drug abuse in the community;
  • To develop an awareness regarding the importance of physical fitness and organic efficiency in individual and social life;
  • To develop awareness regarding transfer of fundamental processes to physical activities of one’s choice.
  • To develop interest in exercise, sports and games for self-satisfaction and making it a part of life;
  • To enable an individual to enhance inner qualities - as self-mastery, discipline, courage, confidence and efficiency;
  • To enable an individual to display a sense of responsibility, patriotism, self-sacrifice and service to the community in a better way;
  • To develop awareness of the importance of self-defense and self-dependence;
  • To develop awareness of good posture so that one may strive to maintain a good posture;
  • To enable an individual to lead an enthusiastic and active life;
  • To enable an individual to practice socially acceptable behavior patterns in an impressive manner.

Learning Outcomes

The syllabus in Physical and Health Education at this stage aims at realising the following:

(I)  Learning outcomes in Health Education

  • The learners develop a scientific point of view of health and physical education.
  • They identify personal, family and community health problems and are able to prevent and control these problems to stay healthy.
  • They take action individually and collectively to protect and promote their own health, health of family and of the people around them in the community.
  • They are always ready to promote improved preventive and promotive self-care behaviour in the family and in the community.

Suggestive Areas:

  • Meaning and Nature of Health
  • Environment and Health
  • Major accidents, which can be fatal in rural and urban areas. First Aid.
  • Nutrition.
  • Health hazards of modernization: drug abuse, HIV and AIDS.
  • Communicable and non-communicable diseases. Approved systems of medicine being practiced in our country.
  • Importance of International Health. Physical Education activities are dependent upon the facilities available in and around the school. Therefore the teacher should develop programmes taking into consideration the facilities available in the school and in the community.

(II) Learning outcomes in Physical Education:

  • The learners develop organic fitness, formal sense organs and efficient organic systems.
  • They cultivate habits of engaging in appropriate exercises so that immediate and future health needs will be met.
  • They develop neuromuscular skills that promote the ability to perform work with ease and grace.
  • They develop attitudes of cooperation, good sportsmanship and fair-play.
  • They cultivate such traits of character as self-mastery, discipline, courage and confidence.
  • They develop a sense of patriotism, self-sacrifice, self-reliance and a desire to serve.
  • They prepare themselves for making a worthy use of leisure time by acquiring knowledge of sports for the purpose of participation or observing, appreciating and enjoying them.

Suggestive Activities:

  • Dance
  • Sports and Games (including training/coaching)
  • Yoga
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Combative/ Material Arts

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