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Gradation Policy

The meritorious sportspersons of Chandigarh who excel at the state / National and International level are issued Sports Gradation for academic purposes by Sports Department, Chandigarh Administration as per its Gradation Policy.

The certificates shall be graded as A, B, C, D as per following:-


Sportsmen/Sportswomen of International standing i.e. those who have represented India/donned India colour in the following International Tournaments/Meets/Championships/Competitions etc:-

  • Olympic Games
  • World Cups/Championship/Tournaments in respective games, organized by the International Federation(s) at the highest level.
  • Test Matches/One day/International Matches in Cricket. Grand Slam/Davis Cup in Tennis.
  • Commonwealth Games.
  • Asian Games.


Sportsmen/Sportswomen who have participated in the following Tournaments / Competitions / Championships etc:-

  • World Universities/International tournaments/games other than those mentioned under Grade 'A' for where atleast 10 teams took part.
  • Asian Federation Cup/Tournament/Championship/SAF Games.
  • Asian School Games (atleast eight teams took part)
  • First three positions in Recognised National Championships/Inter-State Championship organized by the National Federation.
  • All India Combined Universities Team, which participated in the Nehru/Senior National Tournaments.
  • First three positions in All India Inter-versity tournaments organized by the AIU.
  • Participation in International Meets/Championships for Junior, conducted by the concerned International organization.
  • First three positions in the National School Games organized by the SGFI.
  • First three positions in the National Championships for Juniors organized by the concerned Federation/All India Rural Sports Meet organized by the SAI.


  • Participation in Senior Nationals/Inter-University Tournaments/Federation cup/organized by the Federation/AIU.
  • Participation in Junior National Championship/National School Games/KVS National team participated in the National School Games.
  • First three positions in the recognized Chandigarh State Championships in Seniors provided minimum 7 teams participated.
  • First three positions in the Panjab University Inter College Tournaments provided minimum 7 teams participated.
  • First three positions in the recognized Chandigarh State Championships for Juniors provided minimum 7 teams participated.
  • First three positions in Chandigarh Inter-School tournaments conducted by the Sports Deptt./KVS National Tournaments for Seniors and Juniors, provided minimum 7 teams participated.
  • Provided that a sportsperson, who intends to get benefit of clause (i) & (ii), must have obtained first three positions in the respective State/Inter-College/Inter School/KVS Nationals.


  • Participation in the Senior National Championships/National Games.
  • Participation in the recognized Junior National Championships.
  • Participation in the National School Games.


Students seeking admissin to this category shall be considered only:-

(a) If his/her age falls within the age group which is eligible for participation in Inter Collee / Inter University tournaments.

(b) If his/ her acheiveent is sports relates to his / her activity in any of the three years preceding to admission.

(c) Gradation Certificate will not be meant for employment purposes. 



1. Only those certificates issued by the concerned Sports /Federations / Associations as properly signed in ink by atleast one of the office bearers of the respective Sports federation / Associations. The position holders certificate (s) issued by the State Association must have photography attested by the concerned association with serial number. 

2. In the context of individual events / team games position achieved will be considered only if it has been acheived through a competition with seven or more competitors / atleast seven units i.e. for State, Senior, Junior /Inter College.

(a) International Tournaments for Senior and Junior organised by the International Federation of that discipline and where atleast 10 countries have participated, other than those mentioned against Grade-A. Cricket will be excluded from this.

(b) Atleast 10 States / Universities for Nationals i.e. Senior / Junior and All India Interversity, respectively, shall take part for gradation purposes.

3. The applicants shall be interviewed and may also be given field test9s) in the discipline(s) concerned to ascertain the genuineness of the testionial(s)/ certificate(s) which they produce in suport of thier claim(s), to make the grading of the candidate(s) not merely on the basis of the certificate(s) but after due examination and verification.

4. The Director Sports, Chandigarh Administration, or his nominee, not below the rank of Joint Director Sprots will issue the certificate and also have the authority to cancel any certificate at any time, if it is found to have been issued on false / incorrect / concealed informatin or record.

5. Sports Gradation will be used for admission in Colelges / Professional Colleges but the Director Sports or his nominee as aforementioned shall not be made party in case of non acceptance of the certificate(s) by teh admitting authority.

 Games / Sports / disciplines for the issuance of Gradation Certificates

Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Caone/ Kayak, Cricket, Cycling, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, kabaddi, Kho Kho, Rowing, Shooting, Softball, Skating, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleybal, Weightlifting and Wrestling.