Frequently Asked Questions

The honourable Prime Minister of India had desired to spread India’s traditional knowledge worldwide with credible systems with specific reference to Yoga which should provide India leadership in assuring quality of Yoga practices across the world. The Ministry of AYUSH in pursuance of the above and in the wake of declaration of International Day of Yoga in 2015 identified the Quality Council of India (QCI) to develop a Voluntary Scheme for Evaluation and Certification of Yoga Professionals.

    QCI has designed the Yoga Professional Certification Scheme by adopting the principles and requirements laid down in the international standard, ISO 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons. The Scheme was presented to the Ministry of AYUSH and was launched on 22 June 2015 in the valedictory function of the International Day of Yoga celebration by the Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh.

   Ministry of AYUSH vide Office Memorandum number L20025/21/2015-IC has decided to EXECUTE AND IMPLEMENT Yoga Scheme (The Yoga Scheme comprises of Yoga Professional Certification Scheme and Yoga School Certification Scheme) BY Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) w.e.f 1 March 2018. Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga has constituted Yoga Certification Board to manage this scheme.

The Yoga Certification Board is constituted to manage the Scheme of Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals

Several bodies called Personal Certification Bodies (PrCBs) in India and abroad are appointed to conduct the Yoga Certification Exams. Candidates may approach any of these bodies to register and appear for the exams.

For your convenience we have the following 2 numbers for customer care:

  •   For Registrations : 7009519815
  •   For Results/Certificate/complaint/Appeal : 62806-00157

All exam documents pertaining to the application are retained for a period of one year. Documents of the certified personnel are retained for a period of one certification cycle (3 years). All records are maintained in soft copy as per above duration, however all unused physical documents like question paper, OMR sheets will be destroyed in 30 days of the exam being conducted.

There is no restriction on age, qualification, training or experience.

Yes, for differently abled people, the requirement for certification would be limited to only theoretical knowledge and teaching practice. Such professionals will be certified that they have been evaluated only for Knowledge and teaching practice.The nature of disability needs to be reported to PQMS for them giving approval on a case to case basis principle.

Currently there are 3 levels of certifications-

Level 1 Yoga Protocol Instructor

Level 2 Yoga Wellness Instructor

Level 3 Yoga Teacher & Evaluator

The Level 1, 2 & 3 examinations are independent of each other.

You can take ONLY ONE exam in one day. All the exams cannot be taken together in one day. The candidate is allowed to take only either Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 exam.

For All Levels (L1, L2 and L3), the examination has two stages. There is no provision for negative marking.

  • Written (theory) Examination – The questions are of multiple choice questions (MCQ) type for both offline and online exams. In offline exams, the answer sheet will be in the form of the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) while online the software will generate the result.
  • Practical examination: The candidate will be assessed by a panel of 3 examiners.

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a) This Scheme is supported by the Government of India

b) Ministry of External Affairs body, the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) has recognized the YP Level 2 certification and made it as a prerequisite for foreign deputation for promotion of Yoga

c) State Governments are keenly interested to insert this as a requirement for their recruitment drive from time to time – e.g. Government of Haryana

d) Probability of higher employment opportunities in government schools, colleges, Yoga institutions.

e) List of successful candidates will be displayed on AYUSH website for providing any further opportunities arising

f) It will assist the learners in seeking qualified Yoga teachers.

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Candidates need to apply for exam center change before the last date for any particular location.

Following are required to appear in online Theory and Practical Exam

Computer / Laptop with Battery Backup and attached Mike, Speaker & Web Camera

Uninterrupted Internet connectivity with 1 MBPS speed

Separate Cabin / Room with sufficient light

Yoga Mat placed 6 feet from the Laptop / Computer in Horizontal position for Practical Exam

Please note that you cannot appear in exam from Mobile Phone

Candidates need to send an email from their registered email id to for any amendments but before the last date of application.

Please note that the fee is non-transferable. Candidate will have to take the exam with the PrCB with which it has registered. The transfer of candidates within PrCBs is not allowed. Exceptions, if any shall be handled by YCB.

The candidate has to secure qualifying marks both in theory and practical


a. If the candidates secures qualifying marks in practical but fails in theory, he/she can reappear for theory exam only once within 3 month of declaration of result.The candidate shall have to deposit the prescribed fee for appearing in the theory Exam.

b. If the candidate secures qualifying marks in theory but fails in practical, he/ she is treated as failed and he/she shall have to appear for the exam as a fresh candidate. In such conditions, the full assessment fee shall have to be paid by the candidate.His/her unique enrollment no. shall be valid.

Following are required to appear in online Theory and Practical Exam

Computer / Laptop with Battery Backup and attached Mike, Speaker & Web Camera

Uninterrupted Internet connectivity with 1 MBPS speed

Separate Cabin / Room with sufficient light

Yoga Mat placed 6 feet from the Laptop / Computer in Horizontal position for Practical Exam

Please note that you cannot appear in exam from Mobile Phone

Fees Once Paid is Non Refundable.

Candidates have to select their preferred language while applying. The languages available are:-

  • In India – Hindi and English. The PrCB may offer more languages.
  • Rest of the countries- English and any other languages that can be decided by PrCB.

You will receive your admit card on your registered email id 4-5 days prior to exam date.

Admit card with Original Govt. approved photo id card.

Live Demo for filling OMR will be given by PQMS Coordinator before Exam at exam Center, Other instructions will be on your admit card.

If a candidate after being allotted admit card for a particular exam does not appear for the exam, then the Fee paid for the exam will be forfeited . In cases she/he wished to appear again then the candidate will have to apply again.

If the candidate is not satisfied with his marks, they are permitted to apply for rechecking with Stipulated fee within 15 days from the date of result declaration The total time taken for the rechecking process is 30 working days from date of payment being received.

Results will be declared within 30 Days after Exam.

Result will be mailed to Candidates Registered EMail ID.

Result is prepared through Software which will obtain the Answers marked on the OMR Sheet provided to Candidates during Examination.

All Candidates informed by SMS through SMS Gateway, Candidates are advised to put his/her Phone Number out of Do Not Disturb Directory.

Exam Fees once paid is Non-Refundable irrespective of Result Outcome.

Result of Re-Checking will be mailed to Candidates Registered EMail ID.

Certificate to Pass Candidates is delivered to their registered address within approx 20 days after declaration of result.

Certificate is issued by Prcb and it has the logo of the Ministry of Ayush, Yoga Certification Board, Emblem of Indian Government.

Level 1 Certificate is valid for 5 Years, Level 2 & 3 for 3 Years.

When the Certificate is dispatched, the Candidate will be intimated through E-Mail on registered EMail ID along with the Tracking Number of Courier/Speed Post.

Generally it depends on the Location, In the City limits it is delivered with 3-4 days and in remote locations with 5-7 Working Days. Candidates are advised to track the packet.

If a given address is wrong or Locked then Certificate will be received back in our office, Candidate will be informed about that same. Candidates need to send us a request via email for re-dispatch and have to deposit Rs. 150/- in advance as Courier charges if to be posted in India and 19 $ if to be posted outside India. After receipt of request & requisite fee it will be re-dispatched.

When the Fee is received from the Candidate, It is issued within 20-25 working days.

As such there is no limit, When the Certificate is lost, the Candidate needs to report the same via e-mail to and submit the requisite fee of Rs. 354/- in the bank account.

Candidate Certificate is having Security Features.

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