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CBSE Inter-School Sports & Games Competitions (2017-18)

Participation in sports gives children a practical way to learn about goal-setting, importance of team work, discipline and skills required to deal with real life situations of ups and down. Involvement in sports activities builds self-esteem and the students gain confidence and develop more positive view of themselves. Needless to mention, sports activities also help students to stay healthy and fit contributing to overall wellbeing. 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 competition are held in 24 disciplines in various age groups. Commencing from 2017-18, we are introducing online system for inviting proposals for hosting sports events and for applying to participate in sports events. Accordingly, the following may be noted:

1. Online Proposal by Schools for Organizing Sports Event: Schools wishing to host any of the competitions at Cluster/ Zonal or National Level in any of the disciplines for either boys/girls category or both, may apply online through web-portal between the period 01.06.2017 to 15.06.2017 under link “Apply to Organize”. They may use the same Username and Password used by them for LOC Submission for class X/XII Examination. Schools must ensure that they have facilities befitting to hold the sports events. Offline entry shall NOT be accepted.

2. Online Registration of Players for participation in sports events : Schools intending to sponsor their students/ team for participation in CBSE sports events may register their students/ team online by filling the on-line form available at under link “Register Student” and “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.

3. Schedule of Activities:

Online Proposal by Schools for Organizing Sports
Events at Cluster/ Zone/ National level
01.06.2017 to 15.06.2017
Display of Sports Calendar 2017-18 on CBSE
Online Registration of Students to participate in
various sports events at Cluster / Zone/ National level
01.08.2017 to 16.08.2017
Online Result uploading by the Venue Schools on
CBSE web-portal under link ‘Upload Results’
Within 24 Hours of the conduct
of event / preferably immediately

4. List of Games, Age Groups and Clusters/ Regions:

The listed 24 games, Age groups at Cluster/ Zonal and National level are given Annexure-A & B respectively,

5. Grants: Board provides grant to school 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.

6. Annual Sports Fee: Independent Private Schools are required to remit Rs.10,000/- as Annual Sports Fee at the time of depositing registration fee with LOC (List of Candidates). No other mode like Cheque/DD shall be accepted in this regard. The fee should not be sent to Sports-Cell, CBSE, Preet Vihar, Delhi in any case.

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

Schools may contact Dr. Manjit Singh, Deputy Director at [email protected] for any further query.


SN Discipline/ Game Level Age Group(s) Under
Cluster Zone National
01 Athletics Yes No Yes 14, 17 & 19 years
02 Basketball Yes No Yes 19 years
03 Football (Boys) Yes No Yes 19 years
04 Kabaddi Yes No Yes 19 years
05 Kho Kho Yes No Yes 19 years
06 Table Tennis Yes No Yes 14, 17 & 19 years
07 Volleyball Yes No Yes 19 years
08 Badminton No Yes Yes 14, 17 & 19 years
09 Chess No Yes Yes 11, 14, 17 & 19 years
10 Football (Girls) No Yes Yes 19 years
11 Handball No Yes Yes 14 & 19 years
12 Hockey No Yes Yes 14 & 19 years
13 Judo No Yes Yes 11, 14, 17 & 19 years
14 Rifle Shooting No Yes Yes 14, 17 & 19 years
15 Skating No Yes Yes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 19
16 Swimming No Yes Yes 11, 14, 17 & 19 years
17 T aekwondo No Yes Yes 14 & 19 years
18 Tennis No Yes Yes 14 & 19 years
19 Aerobics No No Yes 11, 14 & 19 years
20 Archery No No Yes 14 & 19 years
21 Boxing No No Yes 19 years
22 Gymnastics No No Yes 11, 14 & 19 years
23 Rope Skipping No No Yes 14 & 19 years
24 Yoga No No Yes 19 years 1



Cluster I Assam; Manipur; Arunachal Pradesh; Meghalaya;
Sikkim; Nagaland; Mizoram and Tripura
Guwahati Region Far East Zone
Cluster II Odisha; West Bengal & Chattisgarh Bhubaneswar Region
Cluster III Bihar & Jharkhand Patna Region East Zone
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
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; Siddharth Nagar; Sonebhadra;
Ambedkar Nagar; Jyoti-Ba-Phule Nagar; Sahooji Maharaj
Nagar; Chandoli & Sant Kabir Nagar

Cluster VI Tamil Nadu; Puduchery and Andaman & Nicobar Chennai Region South Zone
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 &



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
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

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 and Sangrur
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
Cluster XX Delhi Delhi Region Central Zone
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

Source: CBSE Circular

  • Raamdev Advocate

    My son is a swimmer age 13years.he is studying in Genesis international school. Can he participate directly or from school,madinaguda,hyderabad.Kindly inform. My no is 9866190808.thank you

  • Rakesh Pundir

    i daughter age is 6.5 year now .so she can participate in skating competition directly or from school.
    my no is 9818497767.

  • Kunal agarwal

    I Kunal agarwal of class 11 age 16 I want,t to play table tennis under 17 from school please give the date to me when the cluster level match is to be held

  • Kunal agarwal

    Mine phone number is 9917231355

  • Pradeep Agawane

    I am pradeep agawane jaywant public school cbsc school post for physical education i want to detail information for cbsc school organised by sport event i was no idea how to process participation sport candidate please sent detail for process sport event i have fist time participation my school student
    school add : jaywant public school (jspm)handiwadi road hadapsar pune maharashatra ph no 020-65000208 / m no 9766222971 / 9021028291
    email id [email protected]
    [email protected] i hope cooperate

  • Nitesh Mukati

    I am Nitesh Mukati of class 11 from indore I want to play volleyball I can I play it

  • Shayan Chowdhury

    I am Shayan Chowdhury of Aditya Academy Senior Secondary WestBengal ,Kolkata & want to play swimming competition of CBSE far east zone but school is not taking me as my date of birth is 25121998 so if it is possible please inform it to school authorities .
    Your’s truly

  • Ramesh

    My Son is 7 years old. He is studying in DPS – Vijayawada – AP. Can he participate in Swimming competition. Please inform me on [email protected] or 9100019299



  • Sardaar Saab

    My name is Raj Winder Singh I am 16 years old can I participate in basketball plz or from school my no. 9041814837,9781438737