Yoga Olympiad by NCERT- Check Details, Last Date

Yoga Olympiad 2020: The Yoga Olympiad will be organized by the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) from 18th June 2020 at New Delhi for national level. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through NCERT has taken this initiative to promote Yoga in curriculum and transaction in schools.

The Yoga Olympiad will be conducted at the block, district, state/ UT and national level from the month of April in all government and government-aided schools of the country. Interested students can read more about Yoga Olympiad along with evaluation procedure, syllabus and result in the article below.

Yoga Olympiad 2020

Yoga Olympiad 2020 Schedule

Yoga Olympiad has already started at block/ school level from the first week of April. The national level Yoga Olympiad will be attended by HRD Minister at New Delhi from June 2020. The students will be judged on the following Yogic Practices:

  1. Asanas.
  2. Pranayama.
  3. Kriya (Cleaning Process).
  4. Bandha (Secondary Stage Only).
  5. Surya Namaskar (Optional).
Level Of OlympiadDates(expected)
National Level June 2020 at New Delhi
Block / School LevelTo be completed by  April 2020
District LevelTo be completed by  April 2020
State/ UT LevelTo be completed by May 2020

Level of Organization: The different levels at which Yoga Olympiad will be organized is given below:

  1. Block Level: The level of Yoga Olympiad will start from the block level where all individuals/ schools can send their entries. The submissions for block level of Yoga Olympiad must be received by NCERT before April 2020. Four winning girls and four winning boys at the upper primary stage (From Class VI to VIII) and similar numbers at the secondary stage (From Class IX & X) will qualify for the next round of Yoga Olympiad 2020.
  2. District Level: This is the second level of Yoga Olympiad where only the Block Level winners will participate.
  3. State/ UT Level: This is the third level of Yoga Olympiad where only selected winners from District Level will participate.
  4. National Level: This is the final level of Yoga Olympiad where the best of State/ UT entries will showcase their performances. Four winning boys and four winning girls at both stages (Upper Primary & Secondary) will participate.

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Yoga Olympiad 2020 Schedule
Block LevelTo Be Completed by April 2020
District LevelTo Be Completed by May 2020
State/ UT LevelTo Be Completed by May 2020
To Be Sent byMay 2020
National Level18th-20th June 2020

The submissions must reach on or before at the following address:
Prof. Saroj Yadav, Dean (Academic), Zakir Hussain Block, NCERT, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi, 110016, Phone Number – 011-26592247, 26536040, 26592109, Email

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Yoga Olympiad Syllabus 2020

The syllabus for Class VI to VIII (Upper Primary Stage) and Class IX & X (Secondary Stage) is developed by NCERT. The syllabus is available on in the Department of Social Sciences. Also, NCERT Yoga Syllabus is listed in the text book “Yoga – A Healthy Way of Living“, released by NCERT to promote yoga in the curriculum and transactions of various schools. The medium of instruction for Yoga Olympiad 2020 will be Hindi or English.

Upper Primary Stage- Class VIth, Class VIIth, Class VIIIth

Class VI

Theme/ Sub-ThemeQuestionsKey ConceptResourcesActivities/ Processes
Yoga for HealthHow yoga is suitable for me and why should we do asanas and pranayamas?Benefits of Yoga PracticesTextbook, other materials diaries, charts, video clips, etc.
  • Surya Namaskara Asanas
  • Tadasana
  • Vrikshasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Vajrasana
  • Swastikasana
  • Ardhapadmasana
  • Niralamba
  • Bhujangasana
  • Ardha–Shalabhasana
  • Makarasana
  • Uttanapadasana
  • Pawanmuktasana
  • Shavasana
  • Breathing with Awareness
  • Trataka Meditation


Class VII

Theme/ Sub-ThemeQuestionsKey ConceptResourcesActivities/ Processes
Yoga for Physical FitnessHow flexibility and physical fitness can be achieved through yogic practicesWhat is flexibility? Various yogic practices to enhance flexibilityTextbook, other materials, diaries, charts, video clips, etc

What is flexibility?

Yogic Practices to Enhance Flexibility

  • Surya Namaskara Asanas
  • Tadasana
  • Hastottanasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Katichakrasana
  • Padmasana
  • Yogamudrasana
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Makarasana
  • SuptaVajrasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Ardhahalasana
  • Shavasana Kriya
  • Kapalabhati Pranayamas
  • Anuloma-viloma
  • Bhastrika Meditation

Class VIIIth

Theme/ Sub-ThemeQuestionsKey ConceptResourcesActivities/ Processes
Yoga for ConcentrationHow yogic practices help in developing concentration and harmony?Benefits of yogic practices for developing concentration and harmony.Textbook, other materials, diaries, charts, video clips, etcYogic Practices for Health and Harmony Asanas
  • Garudasana
  • Baddhapadmasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Ardhamatsyendrasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Shalabhasana
  • Makarasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Naukasana
  • Setubandhasana
  • Halasana
  • Shavasana


  • Agnisara Pranayamas
  • Anuloma-viloma
  • Seetkari
  • Bhramari Meditation

Secondary Stage- Class IXth, Class Xth

Class IXth

UnitQuestionsKey ConceptResourcesActivities/ Processes
Unit 1: IntroductionWhy Yoga is ImportantWhat is Yoga Importance of yoga and Guidelines for Yogic PracticesCharts, Posters, Various Visual AidsDiscussion
Unit 2: Personality Development through Yoga

Role of Yoga in all-round. Development

How can We Improve flexibility and Strength through Yogic Practices

Yoga and personality development Personality :
  •  Physical
  • Mental
  •  Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

Yogic practices for personality development Meditation

  • Introspection
  • Meditation/ Introspection or selfobservation. Meditation, Yognidra, etc.
Play ground, Halls, Classrooms, Charts, Posters, Various Visual Aids. Discussion

a. Surya Namaskar

b. Asanas

  •  Tadasana
  • Katichakrasana
  • Simhasana
  • Mandukasana
  • Uttana
  • Mandukasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Akarna
  • Dhanurasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Shalabhasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Shavasana

c. Kriyas

  •  Kapalabhati
  • Agnisar

d. Pranayamas

  •  Anuloma-viloma
  • Bhastrika

e. Bandha

  • Uddiyana

f. Meditation

  •  Meditation
  • Introspection

Class Xth

Theme / Sub ThemeQuestionsKey ConceptResourcesActivities/ Processes
Yoga for Stress ManagementDo we feel stressed?Stress Factors inducing stress. Yogic Life Style Role of Yoga in Stress ManagementPhotographs, Posters of yogic practices, AudioVisual Aids

Demonstration and performing of various Yogic Practices:

Yoga for Stress Management

Hastottanasana  Padhastasana Trikonasana Shashankasana Ushtrasana Ardhamatsyendrasana Bhujanagasana Shalabhasana Sharvangasana Matsyasana Makarasana Shavasana Kapalabhati

Anuloma-viloma Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama Bhastrika Pranayama Meditation

Yoga for Healthy Living


Bakasana  Mayurasana (for boys) Hamshasana (for girls) Uttana Kurmasana (for boys)

Yoga Olympiad 2020 Result

Yoga Olympiad Result will be declared on the spot at New Delhi in June 2020. The finalists will be evaluated for their standing posture, sitting posture, prone posture and supine posture. Merit and Participation Certificates will be provided to the winners of Yoga Olympiad

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