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More than 300 Important Abbreviations for Competitive Exams


More than 300 Important Abbreviations for Competitive Exams

AAFI Amateur Athletics Federation of India
AAPSO Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organization
AASU All Assam Students Union
ABM Anti-ballistic Missile
AC Alternate Current OR Air Conditioner
ACC Ancillary Cadet Core
AD Anno Domini (After the Death of Jesus)
ADB Asian Development Bank.
AERE Atomic Energy Research Establishment
AGOC Asian Games Organization Committee
AICC All India Congress Committee
AICTE All India Council of Technical Education
AIDS Acquired immune-Deficiency Syndrome
AIFE All India Football Federation
AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences
AIL Aeronautics India Limited
AIMPLB All India Muslim Personal Law Board
AITUE All India Trade Union Congress
ANC African National Congress
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
APSC Army Postal Services Core
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
ASLV Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
ASI Archaeological Survey of India
ASSOCHAM Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (India)
ASWAC Airborne Surveillance Warning and Control
BAMS Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BCG Bacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti TB Vaccine)
BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India
BENELUX Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg
BHEL Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited
Board of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction (Formerly
Industrial Reconstruction Finance Board)
Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Economic Cooperation
BIS Bureau of Indian Standards
BRICS Brazil Russia India China South Africa
CAD Command Area Development
CAG Comptroller and Auditor General
CARE Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere
CASE Commission for Alternative Sources of Energy
CBI Central Bureau of Investigation
CBSE Central. Board of Secondary Education
CCEA Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
CCS Cabinet Committee on Security
C-DAC Centre For Development of Advance Computing
CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
CDRI Central Drug Research Institute
CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CID Criminal Investigation Department
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CISF Central Industrial Security Force
CITU Centre of Indian Trade Unions
CLAT Common Law Admission Test (Started May 2008)
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
COD Central Ordnance Depot
Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of
Smuggling Act
CPO Central Passport Organization
CPRI Central Power Research Institute
CRPF Central Reserve Police Force
CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
CSO Central Statistical Organization
CTS Computerized Tomography Scanner
CVC Central Vigilance Commission
DDT DichloroDiphenylTrichloroethane
DFDR 'Digital Flight Data Recorder (Black box)'
DIG Deputy Inspector General
DNA Di-oxyribo-Nucleic Acid
DPAP 'Drought Prone Area Program
DPC Dabhol Power Company
DRDO Defence Research and Development Organization
DTH Direct to Home
DVD Digital Versatile Disk
EAS Employment Assurance Scheme
ECD European Central Bank
ECG Electro Cardiogram
EEC European Economic Community
EEG Electro Encephalogram
ELISA Enzyme Linked Immune Sorbent Assay
EMF Electromotive Force
EPABX Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange
EPZ Export Processing Zone
ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration
ESMA Essential Services Maintenance Act
EVM Electronic Voting Machine
EXIM Bank Export-Import Bank of India
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
FBTR Fast Breeder Test Reactor
FCI Food Corporation of India / Fertilizer Corporation of India
FDR Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)
FERA Foreign Exchange Regulation Act
FEMA Foreign Exchange Management Act
FICCI Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FIPB Foreign Investment Promotion Board
FIR First Information Report
FRS Fellow of the Royal Society
FTII Films and Television Institute of India
FTZ Free Trade Zone
GAIL Gas Authority of India Limited
GATT General Agreement on Tariff and Trade
GIC General Insurance Corporation
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GNLF Gorkha National Liberation Front
GNP Gross National Product
GPF General Provident Fund
GPO General Post Office
GPS Global Positioning System
GSI Geological Survey of India
HAC Hindustan Aluminium Corporation
HAL Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
HCF Highest Common Factor
HDFC Housing Development Finance Corporation
HIV Human-Immune-deficiency Virus
HMT Hindustan Machine Tools
HUDCO Housing and Urban Development Corporation
HYVS High Yield Variety Seeds
IAAI International Airport Authority of India
lAC Indian Airlines Corporation
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IARI Indian Agricultural Research Institute
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
(World Bank)
ICAR Indian Council of Agricultural Research
ICBM Inter-continental Ballistic Missile
ICC International Cricket Council
ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
ICJ International Court of Justice
ICMR Indian Council of Medical Research
ICSI Indian Company Secretaries Institute
IDA International Development Agency
IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
IDO International Defence Organization
IDPL Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
IFA Indian Football Association
IFCI Industrial Finance Corporation of India
IFFI International Film Festival of India
IFFCO Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative
IFTU International Federation of Trade Unions
IIPA Indian Institute of Public Administration
IIS Indian Institute of Sciences
IISCO Indian Iron and Steel Company
IIT Indian Institute of Technology
ILO International Labour Organization
IMA Indian Military Academy
IMF International Monetary Fund
INGCA Indira Gandhi Gallery for Culture and Art
INS Indian Naval Ship
INSAT Indian National Satellite
INTELSAT International Telecommunication Satellite
INTERPOL International Police Organization
INTUC Indian National Trade Union Congress
IOC International Olympic Committee / Indian Oil Corporation
IPC Indian Penal Code
IPKF Indian Peace Keeping Force
IQ Intelligence Quotient
IRBM Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
IRC International Red Cross
IRDA Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
IRDP Integrated Rural Development Program
ISB Indian Standard Bureau
ISM Indian School of Mines
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISP Internet Services Provider
ISRO Indian Space Research Organization
IST Indian Standard Time
ITBP Indo-Tibet Border Police
ITDC Indian Tourism Development Corporation
ITPO Indian Trade Promotion Organization
ITO International Trade Organization
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural
ITUC Indian Trade Union Congress
JMM Jharkhand MuktiMorcha
KG Kinder Garten
LASER Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LIC Life Insurance Corporation of India
LLB Bachelor of Law
LLM Master of Law
LMG Light Machine Gum
LoC Line of Control (Pakistan)
LoAC Line of Actual Control (China)
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LSD Lysergic acid diethylamide
LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam
MA Master of Arts
Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MBT Main Battle Tank
Monetary Compensatory Allowance / Master of Computer
MCC Melbourne Cricket Club
MD Doctor of Medicine
MFN Most Favoured Nation
MI Military Intelligence
MISA Maintenance of Internal Security Act
MIT Mechachusates Institute of Technology (USA)
MLA Member of Legislative Assembly
MLC Member of Legislative Council
MNC Multi National Corporation
MRCP Member of Royal College of Physicians
MRCS Member of Royal College of Surgeons
MRTPC Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
MODVAT Modified Value Added Tax
NABARD National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
NACO National AIDS Control Organisation
NAEP National Adult Education Programme
NAFED National Agricultural and Marketing Federation
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NAPP Narora Atomic Power Plant
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
NASDAQ National Association of Security Dealer's Active Quotation
NASSCOM National Association of Software & Service Companies
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NCW National Commission for Women
NCCR National Council for Civil Right
NCERT National Council of Educational Research & Training
NDA National Defence Academy
NDDB National Dairy Development Board
NDF National Defence Fund.
NEERI National Environment Engineering Research Institute
NEFA North-East Frontier Agency
NEPA National Environment Protection Authority
NFDC National Film Development Corporation
NFL National Fertilizer Limited
NHRC National Human Rights Commission
NICO New Information and Communication Order
NIDC National Industrial Development Corporation
NIIT National Institute of Information Technology
NIMHANS National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences
NITIE National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering
NMDS National Missile Defence System (US)
NMEP National Malaria Eradication Program
NOIDA New Okhla Industrial Development Authority
NPC National Productivity Council
NPP National Population Policy
NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRDC National Research and Development Corporation
NREP National Rural Employment Program
NRI Non Resident Indian
NSC National Security Council
NSSO National Sample Survey Organization
NTC National Textile Corporation
NTPC National Thermal Power Corporation
OGL Open General Licence
OIL Oil India Limited
OK All Correct
ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Commission
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
PCI Press Council of India
PCS Provincial Civil Services
Ph. D Doctor of 'Philosophy
PIN Postal lndex Number
PLO Palestine Liberation Organization
PM Post Meridian / Prime Minister
POTA Prevention of Terrorism Act
PSLV Polar. Satellite Launch Vehicle
PTI Press Trust of India
PRO Public Relations Officer
PTO Please Turn Over
PVC Poly Vinyl Chloride / Paramvir Chakra
PVSM ParamVishishtSeva Medal
PWD Public Work's Department
PWG People's War Group
QED Quod Erat Demonstrandum (Which was to be proved)
QEF Quod Erat Faciendum (Which was to be done)
QEI Quod EratInveniendum (Which was to be found)
QMG Quarter Master General
RADAR Radio Angle Direction and Range
RAW Research and Analysis Wing
R & D Research and Development
RBI Reserve Bank of India
RCC Reinforced Cement Concrete
RDX Research Developed Explosive
RIMC Rashtriya Indian Military College
RMS Railway Mail Service
RLEGP Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Program
RNA Ribonucleic Acid
RPM Revolutions Per Minute
RSS RashtriyaSwayamsevakSangh
RTO Regional Transport Officer
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SAC Space Application Centre
SAFTA South Asian Free Trade Agreement
SAI Sports Authority of India
SAIL Steel Authority of India Limited
SAPTA South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SC Security Council/Supreme Court
SCI Shipping Corporation of India
SCOPE Standing Conference of Public Enterprises
SCRA Special Class Railway Apprentice
SDR Special Drawing Rights
SEBI Security Exchange Board of India
SGPC SiromaniGurudwaraPrabandhak Committee
SHAR Shri Harikota Range
SIDBI Small Industries Development Bank of India
SIS Secret Intelligence Service (U.K)
SITA Suppression of .Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act
SLV Satellite Launch Vehicle
SPCA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical music and
STARS Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station
STD Subscribers Trunk Dialing
STPI Software Technology Parks of India
SWAPO South West African People's Organization
TA Travelling Allowance / Territorial Army
TELCO Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
TELEX Teleprinter Exchange
TISCO Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited
TNT Tri-nitro-toluene
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
TRAI Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
TRIPS Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
TTE Travelling Ticket Examiner
TTFI Table Tennis Federation of India
TWA Trans World Airlines (USA)
UDC Upper Division Clerk
UFO Unidentified Flying Object
UGC University Grants Commission
UHT Ultra High Temperature
ULFA United Liberation Front of Assam
UNASUR Union of South American Nations
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Program
UNEF United Nations Emergency Force
UNEP United Nations Environment Program
UNESCO United Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organization
UNFPA United Nations for Population Activities
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees
UNI United News of India
UNICEF United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
UNO United Nations Organization.
UPS Uninterrupted Power Supply
UPSC Union Public Service Commission
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
UTI Unit Trust of India
VAT Value Added Tax
VDIS Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
VC Vice-Chancellor / Victoria Cross
VIP Very Important Person
VPP Value Payable Post
VRS Voluntary Retirement Scheme
VSNL Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited
VSSC Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
WEF World Economic Forum
WHO World Health Organization
WILL Wireless in Local Loop
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WWF World Wild Life Fund
WPI Wholesale Price Index
WTO World Trade Organization
WWF World Wild Life Fund for Nature
WWW World Wide Web
YMCA Young Men's Christians Association
YWCA Young Women's Christians Association
ZBB Zero Based Budgeting
ZSI Zoological Survey of India


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