List of Useful Abbreviations Which You Need To Know

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Abbreviations are shortened forms of words or lengthy phrases. You’ll find them in almost every discipline and area of life, from commonly used abbreviations in names or titles.

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The US is itself a well-established abbreviation, as are the shortened forms of United States. As you will see in the following list of commonly used abbreviations they exist in all areas of life from medicine to military and geography to baking.

S.No. Name Description
1 AAF Auxiliary Air Force
2 AIEEE All India Engineering Entrance Examination
3 AAOU Asian Association of Open Universities
4 ABC Audit Bureau of Circulation
5 ABM Anti-Ballistic Missile
6 AC Alternating Current; Air Conditioner
7 A/C Account
8 ACD Asian Co-operation Dialogue
9 ACF Asian Cricket Foundation
10 ACP Assistant Commissioner of Police
11 AFTA ASEAN Free Trade Area
12 AI Air India
13 AD Anno Domini (After Christ)
14 AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
15 ADB Asian Development Bank
16 AEC Atomic Energy Commission
17 AHQ Air Head Quarters; Army Head Quarters
18 AICC All India Congress Committee
19 AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Science
20 AINEF All India Newspaper Employees’ Federation
21 ANC African National Council
22 APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation
23 ARC Administrative Reforms Commission; Asset Reconstruction Corporation of India
24 ASEAN Association of South-East Asian nations
25 ATS Anti Tetanus Serum
26 AU African Union
27 BA Bachelor of Arts/ British Academy
28 BARC Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
29 BCCI Board of Control of Cricket in India / Bank of Credit and Commerce International
30 BCG Bacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti-T.B.Vaccine)
31 BIMSTEC Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Co-operation
32 BOAC British Overseas Airways Corporation
33 BSES Bombay Suburban Electricity Supply
34 BSNL Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
35 CA Chartered Account
36 CAD Computer Aided Design
37 CCI Cricket Club of India
38 CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
39 CIA Central Intelligence Agency (U.S.A)
40 CICA Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
41 CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
42 CNG Compressed Natural Gas
43 COSC Chiefs of Staff Committee
44 COFEPOSA Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act
45 CPI Corruption Perception Index
46 CRISIL Credit Rating and Information Services of India Ltd.
47 CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
48 CSCAP Council for Security Co-operation in Asia Pacific
49 DA Dearness Allowance; Daily Allowance
50 DAE Department of Atomic Energy
51 DC Direct Current; Deputy Commissioner
52 DDT Dichloro-diphenyl Trichloro-ethane
53 DGAD Directorate-General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties
54 DISTCOMS Distributing Companies
55 D.Litt. Doctor of Literature
56 DVC Damodar Valley Corporation
57 e.g. exempli gratia (For Example)
58 ESMA Essential Services Maintenance Act
59 ESCAP Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (This is the new name of ECAFE)
60 EVM Electronic Voting Machine
61 E&OE Errors and Omissions of Expected
62 FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
63 FCI Food Corporation of India
64 FDI Foreign Direct Investment
65 FEMA Foreign Exchange of India Management Act
66 FICA Federation of International Cricketers Association
67 GATT General Agreement on Tarrifs and Trade
68 GDP Gross Domestic Product
69 GLOBE Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment
70 GNP Gross National Product
71 GOPIO Global Organization of People of Indian Origin
72 GPF General Provident Fund
73 GSP Generalized System of Preferences
74 HAL Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
75 HISA Hero Indian Sports Academy
76 HMT Hindustan Machine Tools
77 HP Horse Power
78 HUDCO Housing and Urban Development Corporation
79 IAAI International Airport Authority of India
80 IAAF International Amateur Athletic Federation
81 IAF Indian Air Force
82 ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
83 IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
84 IDPL Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
85 IFWJ Indian Federation of Working Journalists
86 IGNCA Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
87 INSDOC Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre
88 INTUC Indian National Trade Union Congress
89 ICAR Indian Council of Agricultural Research
90 IDA International Development Association
91 ILO International Labour Organization
92 IMF International Monetary Fund
93 INA Indian National Army
94 INDU Indian National Defence University
95 INS Indian Newspaper Society, Indian Naval Ship
96 INTACH Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
97 IRBI Industrial Reconstruction Bank of India
98 ISB Indian School of Business
99 ISI Inter Services Intelligence (Pakistan)
100 IST Indian Standards Time
101 ISRO Indian Space Research Organization
102 ITES Information Technology Enabled Services
103 JEE Joint Entrance Examination
104 JVP Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
105 JNU Jawaharlal Nehru University
106 JPC Joint Parliamentary Committee
107 JRY Jawahar Rozgar Yojana
108 JAL Japan Air Lines
109 J&K Jammu & Kashmir
110 KW Kilowat
111 KG Kindergarten (German word, meaning children’s garden, school for young children, usually between the ages of four and six)
112 KVK Krishi Vigyan Kendra
113 LLB Bachelor of Laws
114 LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
115 LAC Line of Actual Control
116 LCA Light Combat Aircraft
117 LDC Least Developed Countries; Lower Division Clerk
118 LIC Life Insurance Corporation
119 LSD Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (a hallucinogenic drug)
120 LTC Leave Travel Concession
121 LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
122 MA Master of Arts
123 MAT Minimum Alternate Tax
124 MBA Master of Business Administration
125 MBT Main Battle Tank
126 MD Doctor of Medicine; Managing Director
127 MFN Most Favoured Nation
128 MLA Member of Legislative Assembly
129 MLC Member of Legislative Council
130 MAML Mumbai Academy of Moving Images
131 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
132 MCC Marylebone Cricket Club
133 MCOCA Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act
134 MDMK Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
135 MFALA Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labourers Agency
136 MMTC Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation
137 MO Money Order
138 MODVAT Modified Value Added Tax
139 MP Member of Parliament; Military Police
140 MRTS Mass Rapid Transit System
141 MRVC Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation
142 MTBE Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
143 MTNL Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
144 MPLADS Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
145 MWS Million Wells Scheme
146 NAAC National Assessment and Accreditation Council
147 NACO National Aids Control Organization
148 NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
149 NAD Nothing Abnormal Detected
150 NAFED National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation
151 NAM Non-Aligned Movement
152 NB Nota Bene (Note well)
153 NBT National Book Trust
154 NBA Narmada Bachao Andolan
155 NBCC National Building Construction Corporation
156 NCC National Cadet Corps
157 NCA National Cricket Academy
158 NCC National Commission on Cattle; National Cadet Corps
159 NCDRC National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
160 NCSC National Commission for Scheduled Castes
161 NCERT National Council of Educational Research and Training
162 NCR National Capital Region
163 NDA National Democratic Alliance; National Defence Academy
164 NDC National Development Council
165 NIN National Institute of Nutrition
166 NMD National Missile Defence
167 NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
168 NRI Non-Resident India
169 NSA National Security Act
170 NSC National Savings Certificate
171 NTPC National Thermal Power Corporation
172 OANA Organization of Asian News Agencies
173 OBC Other Backward Classes
174 OIC Organization of Islamic Countries
175 OIGS On Indian Government Service
176 OIL Oil India Limited
177 ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Commission
178 OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
179 OPD Out Patient’s Department
180 PA Personal Assistant
181 PBX Private Branch Exchange
182 PC Privy Council; Per Cent; Post Card; Personal Computer
183 PIN Postal Index Number
184 PIN Postal Index Number
185 PLO Palestine Liberation Organization
186 PLR Prime Lending Rates
187 POTA Prevention of Terrorism Act
188 PO Post Office; Postal Order
189 PRI Panchayati Raj Institution
190 PRO Public Relation Officer
191 PSC Public Service Commission
192 P&T Post and Telegraph
193 PTA Parent Teacher Association; Pilotless Target Aircraft
194 PTI Press Trust of India; Physical Training Instructor
195 PTO Please Turn Over
196 PWD Public Works Department
197 PWG Peoples War Group
199 RAC Reservation Against Cancellation
200 RAF Rapid Action Force
201 RAW Research and Analysis Wing
202 RBI Reserve Bank of India
203 REC Rural Electrification Corporation
204 RIMC Rashtriya Indian Military College
205 RMS Railway Mail Service
206 RNI Registrar of Newspapers for India
207 RPF Railway Protection Force
208 RPM Revolutions Per Minute
209 RRB Railway Recruitment Board
210 RSVP Respondez Sil vous Plait (Reply if you please)
211 SAARC South Indian Association for Regional Cooperation
212 SAI Sports Authority of India
213 SAIL Steel Authority of India Limited
214 SAPTA South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement
215 SASEC South Asian Sub-regional Economic Co-operation
216 SC Scheduled Caste; Supreme Court
217 SCI Shipping Corporation of India
218 SEARCH Society for Environmental Awareness, Rehabilitation for Child and Handicapped
219 SGRY Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojana
220 SHO Station House Officer
221 SIMI Students Islamic Movement of India
222 SRSF Special Railway Safety Fund
223 SSB Service Selection Board
224 SSC Staff Selection Commission
225 STAR Satellite Television Asian Region
226 STARS Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station
227 START Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
228 STC State Trading Corporation
229 STD Subscriber Trunk Dialling
230 STPI Subscriber Technology Parks of India
231 SWAPO South West Africa People’s Organization
232 TA Traveling Allowance
233 TADA Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention Act)
234 TB Tuberculosis; Torpedo Boat
235 TDS Tax Deduction at Source
236 TELEX Teleprinter Exchange
237 TISCO Tata Iron and Steel Company
238 TELCO Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
239 TERLS Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
240 TOEFL Test of English as Foreign Language
241 TRIPS Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights
242 TTE Traveling Ticket Examiner
243 UGC University Grants Commission
244 ULSD Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel
245 ULSP Ultra Low Sulphur Petrol
246 UNADF United National Agricultural Development Fund
247 UNO United National Organization
248 UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
249 UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
250 UNFPA United Nations Fund for Population Activities
251 UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
252 UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
253 UNMISET United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor
254 UPTN Universal Personal Telephone Number
255 VA Volt Ampere; Value Added
256 VAA Virgin Atlantic Airlines
257 VAMBAY Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojna
258 VC Vice-Chancellor
259 VCR Video Cassette Recorder
260 VDIS Voluntary Disclosure Income Scheme
261 VHF Very High Frequency
262 VOIP Voice Over Internet Protocol
263 VIP Very Important Person
264 VPL Value Payable Letter
265 VPP Value Payable Post
266 VSSC Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
267 VSAT Very Small Aperture Terminal
268 VSEZs Virtual Special Economic Zones
269 WCAR World Conference Against Racism
270 WCHR World Conference on Human Rights
271 WHO World Health Organization
272 WMO World Meteorological Organizations
273 WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
274 WLL Wireless in a Local Loop
275 WTO World Tourism Organization; World Trade Organization
276 WWF World Wildlife Fund; World Wrestling Federation
278 YMCA Young Men’s Christian Association
279 YWCA Young Women’s Christian Association
280 ZS Zoological Society
281 ZBB Zero Based Budgeting
282 ZSI Zoological Survey of India
283 ZRO Zonal Recruiting Office
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