Sports Coaching Diploma NSNIS

diploma in sports coaching NSNIS

Sports Coaching Diploma NSNIS. Diploma in sports coaching from NSNIS-Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports is a premier sports institute which is considered the Mecca of sports in India and offers a wide range of coaching courses for aspiring coaches. The institute has state-of-the-art facilities and is recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. The sports coaching courses offered by NSNIS cater to coaches at various levels of expertise and cover a wide range of sports disciplines.

NSNIS offers different levels of coaching courses, including basic, intermediate, and advanced courses. These are as follows->

Diploma courses,
M.Sc in sports,
Certificate courses,
Skill Development courses,
PG Diploma in Sports Medicines.

These courses are designed to cater to the needs of coaches at various levels of expertise. The courses cover various sports disciplines such as athletics, basketball, hockey, football, and many more. The duration, fees, and eligibility criteria for each course vary depending on the level and the sports discipline. For instance, the basic course in athletics is a six-week program that costs around INR 15,000 and is open to candidates who are 21 years or older and have a minimum education qualification of 10+2. On the other hand, the advanced course in basketball is a 12-week program that costs around INR 50,000 and is open to candidates who are 25 years or older and have a minimum education qualification for graduation.

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The admission is made on the basis of eligibility and the entrance test and those candidates who have represented sports and won medals are exempted from the entrance test but they have to fulfil the application process. The entrance test is conducted all over India for some courses and others conducted at Institute.

The institute will prepare the sports-specific merit list on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in educational qualification, sports achievement and marks of specialised sports theory, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning and Coaching Aptitude, Language and Communication, Basic Computer Knowledge examination and virtual interview.

It is important to note that a virtual interview will be conducted through an online platform. Candidates must ensure that they have a good quality laptop and Internet connection before appearing for the online interview.

A medical fitness certificate is a must and it should be issued by the Medical Officer of the Government Hospital of their respective/nearby area.

Physical Fitness Test- All candidates shall undergo a physical fitness test before joining the Institute. Candidates who qualify for the physical fitness test will only be allowed to join the course

Categories of Candidates

Category-A-I Direct Admission For Eminent Sports Persons

Category-A-II International Sports Persons

Category-B General Candidates

Category-C (For North-East Candidates)

Application fees

Rs. 1500/- (Non-Refundable)



Candidate age should be between 21-45 years as of the last date of application.

Relaxation in the upper Age of up to five years shall be considered to the following

The candidate who has participated in Olympic Games/Senior World Championship/Asian Games/Senior Asian Championship/Commonwealth Games/Senior Commonwealth Championship.
SC/ST/OBC category candidates.
Those are in-service and Ex-service candidates from the Armed Forces of India.

A (I) Direct Admission-

There is provision for direct admission for candidates who are10+2 pass out and following with them-:

Represented India in the Olympics


Participated in Senior World Championship


Have won any Medals in the Asian/Commonwealth Games

A (II) FOR International Sports Persons

Candidate should be 10+2 pass out

Sports Achievements- These candidates should have any of the following-:

Olympic Games 2. Senior World Championship 3. Asian Games/Senior Asian Championship 4. Commonwealth Games/Senior Commonwealth Championship 5. Youth Olympics

These candidates should have graduation degree and have the following Sports Achievements:

Participated in Major internationally recognized competition

: 1. Recognized Senior National Championships 2. Khelo India University Games 3. All India Inter University games

C. Two times participation in any of these: 1. Recognized Junior/Youth National Championship 2. Inter-Services/Inter Railways Championships/All India Police Games. 3. Khelo India Youth/Khelo India School Games


Successfully completed SAI, NS NIS Six Week Certificate Course in Sports Coaching (in their respective sports coaching discipline only).
CATEGORY-C (FOR North-East Candidates)

They should have a graduation degree and have the following sports achievements

A. Won Medal in North East Games


B. Two times participated in North East Games


C. Fulfilling the criteria as mentioned in category B above.

ALLOTMENT OF MARKS According to Qualification, Achievements and Tests

Education Qualification10
Sports Achievement75
Virtual Interview20
Specified Sports Theory Test MCQ30
General Knowledge Theory Test MCQ50
Canoeing and Kayaking15
Logical Reasoning and Coaching Aptitude MCQ10
Language Communication MCQ10
Basic Computer Knowledge MCQ5
Total Marks100


Marks for Education Qualification

BPEd/Post Graduate in any subject other than Sports3
MP.Ed/MBA Sports5
MPhil/PhD Physical Education/Sports10


Marks for Sports Achievement

Participated in Olympics Medal Winners of Senior World Championships Gold Medal winners in Asian/ Commonwealth Games20
Have won Silver /Bronze Medal in Asian/ Commonwealth Games Medal Winners in Senior Asian /Commonwealth Championships Medal winners in World University Games/ Championships Medal winners in Youth Olympics/ Junior World Championships Medal Winners in World Military Games/ World Police Games15
Participated in Asian/Common Wealth Games/Senior World or Asian or Commonwealth Championships Medal Winner in SAAF/SAARC Games Medal Winners in National Games Medal Winners in Senior National Championship Participation in: Youth Olympics Games Junior World Championships World Military Games World Police Games World University Games10
Participated in SAAF/SAARC Games Medal Winners in All India Inter University Junior/Youth Nationals Khelo India (School/Youth/ University Games)5

Syllabus for Entrance Test

Specialised Sports Theory Test – Basic terminology, abbreviation, technical rules, specification of play fields/courts/arena/equipment and competition format.
General knowledge – current affairs, basic sports awareness at national and international levels, awards, rural sports in the country and sports promotional schemes.
Logical reasoning and coaching aptitude – Numerical, relationship, sequential, diagrammatic, reasoning pattern of intermediate standard. Fault finding, problem-solving and analytical aptitude.
Language and communication test – Grammar, comprehensive, synonyms, antonyms of matric standard in English.
Basic computer knowledge – Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel, terminology of computer and internet
Placement Cell

There is a placement cell of the institutes where a candidate can register. The institutes take pride of placing 50,000 plus candidates in different sports categories.

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