The purpose of the investigation was a test of competitive state anxiety of players participating in direct and indirect competitions. 50 male players from direct competitions i.e. Judo, Hockey, Basketball and 50 male players from indirect competitions i.e. Weightlifting, Gymnastic, Throwers and Jumpers in athletics who entered quarter finals in All India Interuniversity championships 2008-09 were selected clusterly for this study. To asses the anxiety level of the players participating in direct and indirect competitions Sports Competitive Anxiety Test (SCAT) was used which was developed by Rainer Marten. To assess the anxiety level of players of direct and indirect competitions t-test was applied and it shows that there is no significant difference in anxiety level between the players of direct and indirect competitions. It was also observed that both the players of two groups posses moderate level of Anxiety.