Presently, the Board has approximately 15,000 affiliated schools spread throughout the country and a few schools situated outside India. The schools include Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, State Govt. Schools, Sainik Schools, Army Schools and nearly 10,000 Independent Category (Private) schools.
With a clear objective of developing a balanced personality, the Board launched the CBSE Inter School Sports & Games Competitions for its Independent Category of Schools in the year 1996 with a total commitment to the youth of the country since the role of Sports & Games is very effective medium for developing proper attitudes, values & adjustment tendencies in life. The participation of every child in these competitions and derive optimum advantage from this programme was urged.
It was felt that though there are lot of enthusiasm & talents in the sports activities but these talents are not adequately nurtured & developed. At most, the Champion Players or Teams are given only Merit/Participation Certificates and Cup /Shield.
Sometimes parents feel that it is not worth spending time in sports and games because it does not give any monetary support. Sometimes schools also do not come forward to provide necessary support systems in sports & games because it is not giving them any recognition in quantifiable terms. This mindset of the parents and the schools gives negative impact pn the learners, which subsequently put an impact in performances at higher level. In some cases students do not have adequate support mechanisms to buy required sports equipments and accessories on their own. Students who show immense talent in sports and games need competition. This motto was pronounced by Baron Pierre De Coubertin at Paris Olympics in 1900.