Bachelor of Physical Education [B.P.Ed.]

B.P.Ed. or Bachelor of Physical Education is an undergraduate program dealing with sports and physical fitness. The course is offered in 2 ways. The 3-4 year duration B.P.Ed. course is offered to those students who have qualified their 12th examinations with a minimum of at least 50% marks. Apart from this, a 1-2 year duration course is also offered to those students who have completed their graduation. These students should have done their graduation from a recognized university.


The course basically introduces the individual to the domain of all sort of sports activities and its related knowledge. It is a vast course which is specifically meant for persons with a sports background. The average tuition fee for B.P.Ed. ranges from INR 10,000 to INR 60,000 per annum.

What can I do after a bachelor of physical education?

There are a lot of job opportunities for graduates of B.P.Ed. They get jobs like sports instructors, gym trainers, etc.

The average starting salary for graduates ranges between INR 2.5 Lakhs to INR 5 Lakhs.


B.P.Ed.: Highlights

Course Level Bachelors
Examination Type Semester-wise/Year-wise
Eligibility for the program 10+2 examination qualified or graduation
Duration of the program 3-4 years for 10+2 pass students and 1-2 years for graduates.
Number of students enrolled in Arts Programs Over 70 Lakh
Average Tuition Fee INR 10,000-60,000
Average Salary (per annum) INR 2.5 Lakhs to INR 5 Lakhs
Job Profiles Sports Instructor, Gym Trainer, Physical Education Trainer, Fitness Trainer, Yoga Teacher, etc.

B.P.Ed.: What is it about?

B.P.Ed is a course which teaches various disciplines of physical activities. It is a sports-based course. It describes the theory of ancient and medieval Vedic Yoga. It takes you to next level of amazing sportsman spirit inculcated through training in sports and knowledge of various kinds of dynamic physical exercises.

Any person who has a keen interest in sports and fitness and is ready to choose this as his or her career option can opt for this course. The course in itself provides for a wider sports training and thus it becomes obligatory for the person to perform sports activities during the course. Therefore anyone who can easily go for a fit and sporty lifestyle can opt for the course.

B.P.Ed.: Eligibility

B.P.Ed. is offered for different durations and thus the eligibility criteria are different.

For the 3-4 year duration course, the students should have cleared their 10+2 exams from a recognized board. Candidates who have studied physical education as a subject in 12th  are preferred.

For the 1-2 year duration course, the students should have completed their graduation from a recognized institute and should have scored at least 50% aggregate marks. They should also have some experience in sports and should have participated in sports competitions at inter-college, inter-school, or individual levels, which are recognized by the government or the concerned authorities.


B.P.Ed.: Admission Process

Taking admission into B.P.Ed. is not a rigorous task. You may need to be an athlete or of sports background to enter into the course but that is not a very strict criterion in many colleges though some do adhere to this. There is a physical efficiency test, a written test and a personal interview on the basis of which the person is selected. This pattern might differ for different colleges but the general pattern is as below.

  • Written Test
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Personal Interview

The syllabus for the written test is mainly from topics studied in 10+2 covering the general studies and aptitude. The questions are mainly asked from the following topics:

  • General Aptitude
  • General Knowledge
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • English Language

The physical efficiency test is based on testing the physical fitness and capabilities of the person.

The details of the test are as under:

Item Men Women
Long Jump 10’ 8’
Vaulting Horse 5’ 4’
Trench 5’ 4’
Hurdle 3’ 2’
Mat 1 front roll 1 front roll


Direct Admission

There are some universities which take admission on the basis of cutoff marks which are decided after the result of 10+2 examination. The cutoff marks are released and students who fulfill the eligibility can opt for the admission.