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About Yoga Olympiad 2018

Yoga Olympiad 2018 is being conducted by NCERT to encourage the positive and healthy lifestyle for the physical, the mental and emotional health of children of Indian Schools at National Level. The Yoga Olympiad will be conducted at the 3 levels initially and then the final National Level Olympiad will be conducted. Candidates from All government, government-aided schools are eligible to participate in the Yoga Olympiad. The various levels of the Olympiad are described below. The finalists selected at each level will be sent to the higher level for competing against the other similar level candidates.

  • Block Level
  • District Level
  • State Level
  • National Level

The top three contenders from each of the levels will be given a Prize and a Certificate of Merit. However, The winner of the Yoga Olympiad 2018 at National Level will be given a Gold Plated Medal with a certificate. 

The objective of starting the Yoga Olympiad 2018 is to develop an understanding of practices of yoga and applying the understandings in their life and to develop a healthy habit and lifestyle in children. Yoga helps in the development of strength, stamina, endurance and high energy at the physical level. Therefore, the Yoga Olympiad is being conducted to maintain the peace and contentment at the mental level leading to inner and outer harmony.  On this page, the information about the Yoga Olympiad comprises the details about the eligibility criteria, application process, rewards, selection process etc is given.

  • The theme of the Yoga Olympiad: "Yoga for Health and Harmony"

Practices to be covered in the Yoga Olympiad 2018

The Yoga Olympiad is the step to keep the students physical and mentally healthy which is initiated by the NCERT. The following practices of Yoga will be covered in the Olympiad

  • Kriya (Cleansing Process)
  • Asanas
  • Pranayama
  • Dhyana (Meditation)
  • Bandha and Mudra (Only for the Secondary level)

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Yoga Olympiad 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region India
Class/ Age Class 6 to 10

There are two stages for which the Yoga Olympiad will be held in. The Yoga Olympiad will be held in Upper Primary Stage and Secondary Stage for which the details are given below. The Yoga Olympiad will be conducted separately for Boys and Girls.

Upper Primary Stage

  • The first Stage of the Yoga Olympiad is Upper Primary Stage in which the students from Class 6 to Class 8 will participate.
  • The following age group of the students are allowed to participate in the Yoga Olympiad under upper primary stage:
    • 1A: 10 to 14 years Girls
    • 1B: 10 to 14 years Boys

Secondary Stage

  • In the secondary stage, the students from Class 9 to Class 10 will participate.
  • The following age group of the students are allowed to participate in the Yoga Olympiad Age under secondary stage:
    • 2A: 14 to 16 years Girls
    • 2B: 14 to 16 years Boys

Yoga Olympiad 2018 Reward

  • Awards for Yoga Olympiad from School to State/ UT level will be the responsibility of respective State/ UT.
  • However, the States/ UTs are free to choose awards for Yoga Olympiad as per their norms and instructions.
  • States/ UTs are free to opt prizes/ certificate at School/ Block/ District/ State/ UT Level.
  • The first three rank holders will receive the awards according to the distribution stated in the table below.
  • All the other participants will receive the certificate of participation.

Yoga Olympiad 2018 - Rank wise Award Distribution


School Level

District Level

State/ UT Level

National Level

First Prize

Merit Certificate

Merit Certificate

Merit Certificate with memento

Gold Medal (Plated) with Certificate

Second Prize

Merit Certificate

Merit Certificate

Merit Certificate with memento

Silver Medal (Plated) with Certificate

Third Prize

Merit Certificate

Merit Certificate

Merit Certificate with memento

Bronze Medal (Plated) with Certificate

Yoga Olympiad 2018 Application form and Process

The invitation for the Yoga Olympiad will be drawn by the schools in which all the government and the government aided schools are eligible to participate. However, the entries for the National Level Yoga Olympiad are to be sent to the NCERT by 18 May 2018.

Therefore, the candidates willing to participate in Yoga Olympiad need to contact their school authority. This is the responsibility of the school authorities to ensure that the students with special needs have active participation in Yoga Olympiad.

Organisations eligible to participate in Yoga Olympiad

All the government and Government-aided Schools are eligible to participate in the Yoga Olympiad. The following organisations will conduct yoga olympiad at their organisation and send their team to the National level directly:

  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 
  • Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
  • Central Board of Secondary Education

Time Schedule of Organization of Yoga Olympiad

Level of Olympiad Completion Date
(Olympiads to be completed till)
Block/School 30 April 2018
District Level 10 May 2018
State/ UT Level 15 May 2018
National Level 18 to 20 June 2018

Yoga Olympiad 2018 Selection Process

Th selection of the participants will be done by the jury based on the assessment criteria. There will be a team of 3 judges having expertise in Asanas, Pranayama, Kriya, Bandh. The Jury members will be selected to assess the participants from the different institutions, Schools, Yoga institutes throughout the country.

  • Upper primary and secondary stage teams will be assessed separately.
  • Girls and Boys will be assessed separately.

Yoga Olympiad - Evaluation for the upper Primary/ Secondary

The criteria for selection of the participants will be the same for upper primary/ secondary. However, the postures of different states will be different as per the target group. The postures required by the different target groups are given in the table below.

  • Surya Namaskara (optional)
  • Evaluation of Asana (will be decided as per the postures given below)
Group Postures
Upper Primary
  • Standing Posture: Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Trikonasana, Garudasana
  • Sitting Posture: Yogamudrasana, Badha Padmasana, Pachimattanasana, Supta Vajrasana, Gamukhasana, Ardhamatsyendrasana
  • Prone Posture: Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Makarasana
  • Supine Posture: Setubandhasana, Halasana, Matsyasana, Chakrasana, Pawanmuktasana
  • Standing Posture: Vrikshasana, Hastottanasana, Padhastasana, Trikonasana.
  • Sitting Posture: Simhasana, Uttana Mundakasana, kukkutasana, Akarna Dhanurasana. Ustrasana, Shashankasana, Bakarasana
  • Prone Posture: Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Mayurasana
  • Supine Posture: Sarvangasana, Matsyasana, Sirsasana

Levels of Yoga Olympiad Selection 2018

  • Block Level: The first level is block level where all the schools can send their entries. From here, four girls and four boys will be selected for the upper primary stage and the similar number of students will be selected from the secondary which will further participate at next level
  • District Level: The participants who have been selected from the first level will participate at this level and the winner of this level will move to the next level of the Olympiad
  • State/ UT Level: This is the third level of Yoga Olympiad where only selected winners from district level will participate
  • National Level: This is the final level of Yoga Olympiad where the best of State/ UT entries will exhibit their performance. At this stage, total 4 girls and 4 boys of Upper Primary group and the similar number from the secondary group will participate. In total 16 students from each State/ UT/ KVS/ NVS will participate in this Olympiad.

Yoga Olympiad Information Brochure

Yoga Olympiad 2018 Contact Details

F.No. 1-4/2014-RTI Cell(PIOs)
National Council of Educational Research and Training
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

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