List of Sports which Qualify for Appointment of Meritorious Sportspersons 2024

As per the DoPT Instructions dated 4th March 2024, total 65 Sports in the updated List of Sports which Qualify for Appointment of Meritorious Sportspersons is given below

List of Sports which Qualify for Appointment of Meritorious Sportspersons

1 Archery
2 Athletics
3 Atya- Patya
4 Badminton
5 Ball-Badminton
6 Baseball
7 Basket Ball
8 Billiards & Snookers
9 Body-Building
10 Boxing
11 Bridge
12 Carrom
13 Chess
14 Cricket
I5 Cycling
16 Cycling Polo
17 Deaf Sports
18 Equestrian
19 Fencing
20 Football
21 Golf
22 Gymnastics
23 Handball
24 Hockey
25 Ice-Hockey
26 Ice-Skating
27 Ice-Skiing
28 Judo
29 Kabaddi
30 Karate
31 Kayaking & Canoeing
32 Kho – Kho
33 Kudo
34 Mallakhamb
35 Motor Sports
36 Net Ball
37 Para Sports (for sports discipline included in para Olympics and Para Asian Games)
38 Pencak Silat
39 Polo
40 Powerlifting
41 Shooting
42 Shooting Ball
43 Roll Ball
44 Roller Skating
45 Rowing
46 Rugby
47 Sepak Takraw
48 Soft Ball
49 Soft Tennis
50 Squash
51 Swimming
52 Table Tennis
53 Taekwondo
54 Tenni-Koit
55 Tennis
56 Tenpin Bowling
57 Triathlon
58 Tug-of-war
59 Volleyball
60 Weightlifting
61 Wushu
62 Wrestling
63 Yachting
64Tennis Ball Cricket
65Yogasana

DoPT vide its OM F.No. 14034/1/2013-Estt.(D) dated 01.09.2020 has issued list of 63 Sports which Qualify for Appointment of Meritorious Sportspersons. Later additional two sports were added in the list vide OM dated 29.01.2021 and 17.06.2022

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