Important Sports Terminology for SSC CGL Bank Exams

Common and important Sports Terminology - Sports Terminology is the main and an important part of sports general knowledge. All the sports terminology are also very useful and important for the examinations conducted by the others state governments and central government.

Athletics – Relay, Photo finish, Track, lane, hurdles, Shot-put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, Triple Jump, High Jump, Cross country, etc.

Badminton – Shuttle Cock, Service court, forehand, Backhand, Smash, Hit, Drop, Net, Love, Double fault, etc.


Baseball – Pinching, Home run, Baserunner, Throw, Perfect game, Strike, Put out, etc.

Basketball – Free throw, Technical foul, Common foul, Under head, Overhead, etc.

Billiards & Snooker – Pull, Cue, Hit, Object ball, Break shot, Scoring, Cushion billiards, etc.

Boxing – Knock out, Round, Ring stoppage, Punch, Upper-cut, Kidney punch, Timing, Foot work, etc.

Bridge – Master point, Perfect deals, Gland slam, Dummy, Trump etc.

Chess – E.L.O. rating, international master, Grandmaster, Gambit, Kings Indian Defence, etc.

Cricket – Toss, Run, Wicket, Pitch, Stump, Crease, Pavilion, Gloves, Wicket Keeper, Over, Maiden over, Follow-on, Rubber, Ashes, Catch, Bowled, Stump out, Run out, L.B.W., Hit wicket, Not out, No ball, Wide ball, Dead ball, Overthrow, Bye, Leg by, Cover drive, Late cut, Hook, Glance, Stroke, Spot, Pull, Sixer, Follow-through, Turn, Googley, Spin, Yorker, Bouncer, Hattrick, Round the wicket, Over the wicket, Seamer, Boundary Line, Slip, Square leg, Runner, Cover, Gully, Long on, Silly point, Midwicket, Mid on, Forward short leg, Deep/mid-wicket, etc.

Cycling – Sprint, Time Trial, Point race, Track race etc.

Football – Goal, Kick, Penalty kick, Dribble, Offside, Hattrick, Foul, Left out, Right out, Stopper, Defender, Move, Side back, Pass, Baseline, Rebound, Comer brick, etc.

Gymnastics – Parallel bare, horizontal bar, Floor exercise, Uneven bar, Sit up, etc.

Hockey – Bully sudden death, Short corner, Hattrick, Got, Penalty corner, Penalty stroke, Pushin, Cut, Dribble, Scoop, Centre forward, Halfback, Astroturf, Left in, Left out, Off-side, Tiebreaker, Carried, Stick, Striking Circle, Undercutting, etc.

Horse riding – Three-day event, Show jumping, Presses, Faults, etc.

Judo – Cocoa, Blue, White, Green belt, etc.

Polo – Polo-Bunker, Chukker, Mallet, etc.

Shooting – Rapid-fire pistol, Standard rifle, Air rifle, Free Pistol, Range, Bull’s eye, etc.

Swimming – Freestyle, Breast stroke, Back stroke, Butterfly, Lane, Pool, Crawl etc.

Table Tennis – Volley, Late service, Half Volley, Back Hand, Drive spin, Chop, etc.

Tennis – Service, Grand slam, Advantage, Deuce, Game Point, Breakpoint, Smash, Shot, Grass Court, Break, Drop Shot, Netplay, Baseline, etc.

Volleyball – Deuce, Spikers, Booster, Smash, Sidearm, Penetration, etc.

Weight Lifting- Snatch, Jerk, etc.

Wrestling – Freestyle, Hal Nelson, Point, Heave, etc.


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