Awareness of various aspects of Sports is an integral part of the General Awareness section of competitive exams. Questions related to various sports terminologies are commonly asked in the GK/GA section of Railways and SSC Exams like RRB NTPC, RRB JE, RRB ALP, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, SSC CPO, SSC JE, etc.
Terms used in Sports and Games
The General Awareness section is a part of almost all major competitive exams and scoring marks in this section is the easiest because no calculations and solutions are required. But this is possible only if a candidate should have in-depth knowledge in Static GK parts and also be completely prepared. Candidates appearing for exams such as SSC, Bank, RRB, IBPS or any other government exams surely encounter at least one question related to sports terminology. Hence, to help fetch every single mark we have collected a list of sports terms important from exams point of view.
In competitive exams, as little as 1 mark can make a lot of difference. For your assistance, we bring you well aware of the terms used in sports and games.
Here you can find the list of terms used in Sports and Games. Also the sports to which they are related,
|Athletics||Relay, Track, Lane, Photo Finish, Hurdles, Shot Put, Discuss Throw, Hammer Throw, High Jump, Triple Jump Cross Country, etc.|
|Badminton||Shuttlecock, Service court, Double fault, Fore hand, Back Hand, Smash, Hit, Drop, Net, Love, , etc.|
|Baseball||Pinching, Home run, Base runner, Perfect game, Throw, Strike, Put out, etc.|
|Basketball||Free throw, Common foul, Under head, Technical foul, Over head, etc.|
|Bridge||Master point, Grand slam, Perfect deals, Dummy, Trump, etc.|
|Billiards & Snooker||Pull, Cue, Hit, Object ball, Scoring, Cushion billiards, Break shot, etc.|
|Boxing||Knock out, Ring Stoppage, Punch, Round, Upper-cut, Kidney punch, Timing, Foot work, etc.|
|Chess||E. L. O. rating, Grand master, international master, Gambit, Kings Indian Defence, etc.|
|Cycling||Sprint, Time trial, Track Trace, Point race, etc.|
|Cricket||Toss, Run, Wicket, Pitch, Stump, Bails, Crease, Pavilion, Gloves, Wicket Keeper, Over, , Follow-on, Rubber, Spin, Ashes, Catch, Bowled, Stump out, Run out, L. B. W; Hit Wicket, Googley, Not out, No ball, Wide ball, Dead ball, Maiden over, Overthrow, Bye, Leg by, , Cover drive, Late cut, Hook, Glance, Stroke, Shot, Pull, Sixer, Follow Through, Turn, , , Bouncer, Hattrick, Round the wicket, Over the wicket, Seamer, Boundary line, Slip, Square leg, Runner, Cover, Yorker, Gully, Long on, Silly point, Midwicket, Mid on, Forward short leg, Deep/mid-wicket, etc.|
|Football||Kick, Goal, Head, Penalty kick, Dribble, Off side, Move, Hattrick, Foul, Left out, Right out, Stopper, Defender, Side Back, Pass, Baseline, Rebound, Comer bick, etc.|
|Gymnastics||Parallel bar, Horizontal bar, Push up, Floor exercise, Uneven bar, Sit up. etc.|
|Hockey||Bully, Short corner, Hattrick, Goal, Penalty Corner, Penalty stroke, Pushin, Cut, Scoop, Dribble, Centre forward, Half back, Astroturf, Sudden death, Left in, Left out, Off-side, Tie breaker, Carried, Stick, Striking circle, Undercutting, etc.|
|Horse Riding||Three day Event, Dresses, Show jumping, Faults, etc.|
|Judo||Cocoa, white, , Blue, Green belt, etc.|
|Polo||Polo-Bunker, Mallet, Chukker, etc.|
|Shooting||Rapidfire Pistol, Standard rifle, Free pistol, Air rifle, Range, Bull’s eye, etc.|
|Swimming||Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Lane, Pool, Crawl, etc.|
|Table Tennis||Volley, Late service, Drive spin, Half volley, Back hand, Chop, etc.|
|Tennis||Service, Grandslam, Deuce, Advantage, Game Point, Break point, Smash, Shot, Break, Grass Court, , Drop shot, Netplay, Baseline, etc.|
|Volleyball||Spikers, Booster, Deuce, Smash, Sidearm, Penetration, etc.|
|Weight Lifting||Jerk, Snatch, etc.|
|Wrestling||Free style, Point, Hal Nelson, Heave, etc.|
PDF of List of terms used in Sports
Candidates preparing for the upcoming Government Exams must carefully go through the list of Sports Terms to ace the GK/GA section. For any further assistance candidates can refer Entri App! and get the study material, GA question and Exam information.