CBSE Inter-School Sports & Games Competitions (2018-19)

June 7, 2018, Delhi, Dehradun, Bangalore, Mumbai, Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad

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All Heads of Schools affiliated to CBSE, Under Independent Category of Schools

Sports activities help students to stay healthy and fit contributing to overall well being. The Board has been conducting sports events for the schools affiliated under independent category at Cluster/ Zonal and National level every year. Presently, sports and games competitions are being held in various age-groups for boys and girls. An online system has been introduced for inviting proposals for hosting sports events and for applying to participate in sports events. Accordingly, the following may be noted:

Online Proposal by Schools for Organizing Sports Events: Schools wishing to host any of the competitions at Cluster/ Zonal or National Level in any of the disciplines, may apply online by clicking link ‘Sports’ available on CBSE websites ( and Offline entry shall NOT be accepted. The link “Apply to Organize” may be clicked for filling online form. The Username and Password will be same as used by the schools for LOC Submission for class X/XII Examination. The schools must ensure that they have all the facilities befitting to organize the sports events, preferably as per specifications of infrastructure available on website of SAI (Sports Authority of India) at the following link:

Online Registration of Players for Participation in CBSE Sports Events: Schools intending to sponsor their students/ teams for participation in CBSE sports events may register their students/ teams online by filling the online form available at above mentioned link and click “Register Student” and then click “Apply to Participate”. The schools may use the same Username and Password as mentioned in point no.1 above. Offline entry shall NOT be accepted.

It may be noted that for new students; both the steps (‘Register a Student’ and ‘Apply to Participate’) are mandatory. However, for those students who were registered last year, only the 2nd step (Apply to Participate) is required. Their previous year’s Registration Number will be used for this year also. But, these students must upload their recent photographs online before applying to participate.

Schedule of Activities:

Online Proposal by Schools for Organizing Sports Events at Cluster/ Zone/ National level 01.06.2018 to 15.06.2018
Display >of Sports Calendar (2018-19) on CBSE website Mid-July
Online ‘Registration of Students’ and ‘Apply to Participate’ for various sports events at Cluster/ Zone/ National level 25.07.2018 to 10.08.2018
Conduct of Sports Events (tentative)

Note: The schools applying to host CBSE sports events should plan to organize the sports events accordingly

Cluster / Zone Level:
Between 01.09.2018 – 10.10.2018 
National Level:
Between 01.11.2018 – 30.11.2018
Online Result Uploading by the Host Schools on CBSE web-portal under link ‘Upload Results’ Within 24 Hours of the conduct of event / preferably immediately

List of Games, Age Groups and Clusters/ Regions: The listed 24 games, Age-groups at Cluster/ Zonal and National level are given in Anne xure – A & B.

Board provides grant to schools for organizing sports events. (Rs.2,00,000/- for Cluster/ Zone level and Rs.3,00,000/- for National level). Sports equipments such as shuttle-cock, tennis ball, football, volleyball and basketball etc. will be arranged by the host schools. They may purchase/ hire equipments at their own and meet expenditure out of CBSE grant. No extra payment will be given by CBSE.

Annual Sports Fee: Independent private schools are required to remit Rs.10,000/- as Annual Sports Fee at the time of depositing registration fee online with LOC (List of Candidates). No other mode like Cheque/ DD shall be accepted in this regard. The Sports Fee should not be sent to Sports-Cell, CBSE, Preet Vihar, Delhi or to CBSE Regional Office in any case. The Sports Fee would be automatically added in online fee at the time of registration of class /X/XI/XII students in the month of September/ October. So, the schools are not required to send Sports Fee separately.

Participation at CBSE National Level Sports Events: Participation of winners and/ or Runner-ups of Cluster/ Zone level in CBSE National Sports Events will be as per following:

Winner & First Runner-up: Winner & First Runner-up individuals/ teams of following sports events will participate in CBSE Nationals in each category and age-group separately:
Athletics (Individual events), Table-Tennis, Badmin ton, Judo, Skating, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Football-Girls, Chess (02 top teams), Rifle-Shooting (Top 02 teams & 05 top individuals), Boxing and Archer

Winners only: In case of team-events of Athletics, Basketball, Football-Boys, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Volleyball, Handball and Hockey, only the Winner teams will participate in CBSE Nationals.

The above rule regarding participation at National Level shall also be applicable to all Foreign Zones/ Clusters/ Schools w.e.f. session 2018-19 onwards.

All Independent category private schools affiliated to the Board are requested to take note of the above and participate accordingly in sports competitions.

The schools may contact Dr. Manjit Singh, Sports Cell, CBSE at or for any further query

Copy to:

  1. PS to Chairperson, CBSE
  2. SPS to Secretary, CBSE
  3. SPS to Controller of Examinations, CBSE
  4. SPS to Director (Information Technology), CBSE
  5. SPS to Director (Special Exams and CTET), CBSE
  6. SPS to Director (Vocational and Trainings), CBSE
  7. SPS to Joint Secretary (Coordination), CBSE
  8. The Sr. Public Relations Officer, CBSE
  9. All Regional Directors/ Regional Officers of CBSE with the request to send this circular to all the Heads of the affiliated schools of the Board in their respective regions
  10. All Joint Secretaries/ Deputy Secretaries/ Assistant Secretaries, CBSE
  11. The Hindi Officer, CBSE
  12. The Assistant Librarian, CBSE
  13. The Officer in charge of I.T. with the request to put this circular on the CBSE websites


SN Discipline/ Game Level Age Group(s) Under
Cluster Zone National
1 Athletics Yes No Yes 14, 17 19 years
2 Basketball Yes No Yes 17 19 years
3 Football (Boys) Yes No Yes 17 19 years
4 Kabaddi Yes No Yes 17 19 years
5 Kho Kho Yes No Yes 17 19 years
6 Table Tennis Yes No Yes 14, 17 19 years
7 Volleyball Yes No Yes 17 19 years
8 Archery No Yes Yes 14, 17 19 years
9 Badminton No Yes Yes 14, 17 19 years
10 Boxing No Yes Yes 17 19 years
11 Chess No Yes Yes 11, 14, 17 19 years
12 Football (Girls) No Yes Yes 17 19 years
13 Handball No Yes Yes 17 19 years
14 Hockey No Yes Yes 17 19 years
15 Judo No Yes Yes 11, 14, 17 19 years
16 Rifle Shooting No Yes Yes 14, 17 19 years
17 Skating No Yes Yes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 19 years
18 Swimming No Yes Yes 11, 14, 17 19 years
19 Taekwondo No Yes Yes 14, 17 19 years
20 Tennis No Yes Yes 17 19 years
21 Aerobics No No Yes 11, 14 19 years
22 Gymnastics No No Yes 11, 14, 17 19 years
23 Rope Skipping No No Yes 14 19 years
24 Yoga No No Yes 19 years
Cluster I Assam; Manipur; Arunachal Pradesh; Meghalaya; Sikkim; Nagaland; Mizoram and Tripura Guwahati Region Far East Zone (FEZ)
Cluster II Odisha; West Bengal Chattisgarh Bhubaneswar Region
Cluster III Bihar Jharkhand Patna Region
Cluster IV Part of Uttar Pradesh
 Districts of Uttar Pradesh that shall be part of Cluster IV–
Gonda; Hardoi; Kanpur; Unnao; Jhansi; Lucknow; Agra; Barabanki; Mainpuri; Etawah; Ferozabad; Farrukhabad; Jalaun; Hamirpur; Lalitpur; Sitapur; Lakhimpur Kheri; Behraich;
Mahoba; Balrampur; Shravasti; Kannauj; Rai Bareilly; Banda; Fatehpur; Auraiya; Mathura; Bareilly; Shahjahanpur; Kasganj Etah; Hathras; Aligarh Pilibhit
Allahabad Region East Zone (EZ)
Cluster V Part of Uttar Pradesh
Districts of Uttar Pradesh that shall be part of Cluster V

Allahabad; Varanasi; Faizabad; Gorakhpur; Gazipur;
Kaushambi; Pratapgarh; Mirzapur; Basti; Deoria; Sultanpur; Mau; Azamgarh; Jaunpur; Balia; Bhadoi; Padrauna; Maharajganj; Sidd
harth Nagar; Sonebhadra; Ambedkar Nagar; Jyoti-Ba-Phule N
agar; Sahooji Maharaj Nagar; Chandoli Sant Kabir Nagar
Cluster VI Tamil Nadu; Puduchery and Andaman Nicobar Chennai Region South Zone (SZ)
Cluster VII Andhra Pradesh Telangana
Cluster VIII Karnataka
Cluster IX Maharashtra Goa
Cluster X Part of Kerala
 Districts of Kerala that shall be part of Cluster X
Kasargode; Wynad; Kannur; Kozikode; Palghat; Thrissur Malappuram
Thiruvananthapuram Region
Cluster XI Part of Kerala Lakshdweep
Districts of Kerala that shall be part of Cluster XI
Aleppey; Kollam; Idukki; Trivendrum; Kottayam; Pathanamthitta Ernakulam
Cluster XII Madhya Pradesh Ajmer Region West Zone (WZ)
Cluster XIII Gujarat; Daman; Diu Dadra Nagar Haveli
Cluster XIV Rajasthan
Cluster XV Districts of Haryana that shall be part of Cluster XV
Karnal; Panipat; Jind; Hisar; Sonipat; Rohtak; Bhiwani; Jhajjar;
Gurgaon; Faridabad; Rewari and Narnaul
Panchkula Region North Zone-II (NZ-II)
Cluster XVI Districts of Punjab that shall be part of Cluster XVI and Jammu Kashmir
Hoshiarpur; Amritsar; Faridkot; Fatehgarh Sahib; Firozpur;
Gurdaspur; Jallandhar; Kapurthala; Ludhiana; Pathankot; Moga
and Nawan Shehar
Cluster XVII Districts of Punjab that shall be part of Cluster XVII
Muktasar; Bhatinda; Mansa; Patiala, Sangrur and Barnala
Districts of Haryana that shall be part of Cluster XVII
Yamuna Nagar; Kurukshetra; Kaithal; Fatehabad and Sirsa
Cluster XVIII Chandigarh Himachal Pradesh
Part of Haryana: Ambala Panchkula
Part of Punjab: Roopnagar Mohali
Cluster XIX Uttarakhand and following part of Western UP
Badaun; Baghpat; Bijnour; Bulandshahar; Gautam Budh Nagar;
Ghaziabad; Hapur; J P Nagar/Amroha; Meerut; Muradabad;
Muzaffarnagar; Rampur; Saharanpur; Sambhal and Shamli
Dehradun Region North Zone-I (NZ-I)
Cluster XX Delhi Delhi Region Central Zone (CZ)
Cluster G-I Bahrain Gulf
Cluster G-II Kuwait
Cluster G-III Sultanate of Oman
Cluster G-IV Qatar
Cluster G-V Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Cluster G-VI United Arab Emirates

Date: 01.06.2018
Circular No.Acad-16/2018

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