1000+ Important Abbreviations GK For Competitive Exams

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AAFI                    Amateur Athletics Federation of India

AAGSP                All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad

AAI                       Airports Authority of India

AAPSO                Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organisation

AASU                   All Assam Students Union

ABCDE               Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics

ABM                    Anti Ballistic Missile         

ABSU                  All Bodo Students Union

ABT                     Availability Based Tariff

AC                        Alternate Current or Ashok Chakra or Air Conditioner or Antarctic Club

AD                       Anno Domini (After the birth of Jesus)

ADA                     Air Defence Artillery

ADB                     Asian Development Bank

ADR                   American Depositary Receipt

AEO                    American Eagle Outfitters

AERE                  Atomic Energy Research Establishment

AFLP                   Accelerated Female Literacy

AFPPD                 Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population & Development

AGF                     Asian Games Federation

AGM                  Annual General Meeting

AGOC                  Asian Games Organization Committee

AICC                    All India Congress Committee

AICCTU              All India Central Council of Trade Unions

AICI                    Agricultural Insurance Corporation of India

AICTE                 All India Council of Technical Education

AIDS                   Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AIDWA                All India Democratic Woman’s Association

AIFF                    All India Football Federation

AIIMS                 All India Institute of Medical Sciences

AIL                      Aeronautics India Limited

AIMPLB             All India Muslim Personal Law Board

AINEC                 All India Newspapers Editors Conference

AIR                      All India Radio

AITUC                 All India Trade Union Congress

ALH                     Advanced Light Helicopter

AM                      Anti Meridian (Before Noon)

AMFI                    Association of Mutual Funds in India

AMIE                  Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers

ANC                    African National Congress

APEC                   Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

APL                    Above Poverty Line

APM                   Administered Pricing Mechanism

APNN                  Asian Pacific News Network

APPLE                 Asian Passenger Payload Experiment

APPU                   Asian Pacific Postal Union

ARC                    Asset Reconstruction Company

ARDR                    Agricultural and Rural Debt Relief

ARDS                  Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

ARF                     Asian Regional Forum

ASBA                    Application Supported by Block Amount

ASEAN                Association of South East Asian Nations

ASEM                    Asia-Europe Meeting

ASI                       Archaeological Survey of India

ASLV                   Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle

ASSOCHAM         Associated Chambers of commerce

ATCI                    Air Time Committee of India

ATF                      Aviation Turbine Fuel

ATM                     Asynchronous Transfer Mode

ATM                 Automated teller machine

ATPLO                 All Tripura Peoples Liberation Organisation

ATS                      Anti Tetanus Serum

ATTF                    All Tripura Tribal Force

AVARD                Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development

AWACS               Airborne Warning and Control System

BAMS                 Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

BARC                 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

BBC                    British Broadcasting Corporation

BC                       Before Christ

BCBS                    Basel committee for Banking Supervision

BCCI                   Board of Control for Cricket in India

BCCL                  Bharat Cooking Coal Limited

BCG                    Bacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti TB Vaccine)

BCSBI                    Banking Codes and Standards Board of India

BDL                    Bharat Dynamics Limited

BEE                            Bureau of Energy Efficiency

BEL                     Bharat Electronics Limited

BENELUX          Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg

BHEL                  Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited

BICP                   Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices

BIFR                    Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction

BIFR                   Board of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction

BIMSTEC          Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka,Thailand Economic Cooperation

BIS                       Bureau of Indian Standards

BIS                    Bureau of Indian Standards

BLTF                  Bodo Liberation Tigers Force

BOLT                    BSE On-Line Trading (System)

BOLT                   Build-Own-Lease-Transfer

BOP                     Balance of Payments

BOT                    Build, Operate and Transfer

BPL                    Below Poverty Line

BPO                    Business Process Outsourcing

BRL                    Bharat Refineries Ltd

BSCS                     Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

BSE                     Bombay Stock Exchange

BSF                     Border Security Force

BSR                     Basic Statistical Returns

BTC                    Bodoland Territorial Council

C & AG                    Comptroller & Auditor General

CA                    Chartered Accountant

CABE                    Central Advisory Board of Education

CACP                    Commission of Agriculture Cost and Price

CAD                     Capital Account Deficit

CAD                   Command Area Development

CAG                   Controller of Auditor General

CAIR                 Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

CAPART                    Council for People’s Action and Advancement of Rural Technology

CAR                    Capital adequacy ratio

CARE                    Credit Analysis & Research Ltd.

CAS                    Conditional Access System

CASE                 Commission for Alternative Sources of Energy

CAT                    Central Administrative Tribunal

CAT                    Control for Advance Technology

CAZRL              Central Arid Zone Research Institute

CBD                  Convention on Biological Diversity

CBDT                Central Board of Direct Taxes

CBI                    Central Bureau of Investigation

CBS                    Core banking solution

CBSE                 Central Board of Secondary Education

CC                     Cash Credit

CCEA                Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

CCI                    Competition Commission of India

CCIC                 Central Cottage Industries Corporation

CCIL                    Clearing Corporation of India limited

CCIT                 Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism

CCL                   Central Coal-fields Limited

CCS                   Cabinet Committee on Security

CD                     Certificate of Deposit

C-DAC              Centre for Development of Advance Computing

CDC                  Consulting Development Centre

CDRL               Central Drug Research Institute

CDS                  Compulsory Deposit Scheme

CDSL                    Central Securities Depository Limited

CEA                        Central Electricity Authority

CEA                  Central Electrical Authority

CECA                    Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement

CENTO            Central Treaty Organization

CEPA                    Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

CERN              Council European Organization for Nuclear Research

CFRA                     Combined Finance and Revenue Accounts

CFRI                Central Fuel Research Institute

CFTRI              Central Food Technological Research Institute

CGCRI             Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute

CGWB              Central Ground Water Board

CHOGM                    Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

CHOGM          Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

CIBIL                    Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd

CID                   Criminal Investigation Department

CIFT                  Committee on Invisible Financing Related Trade

CII                               Confederation Of Indian Industries

CII                    Confederation of Indian Industry

CIMA                Centre of International Modern Art

CIRDAP            Council of Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific

CIRTES             Central Institute for Research and Training in Employment Services

CIS                     Commonwealth of Independent States

CIS                    Commonwealth of Independent States

CISF                   Central Industrial Security Force

CITES                    Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

CITU                    Centre Of Indian Trade Unions

CITU                  Centre of Indian Trade Union

CIWTC              Central Inland Water Transport Corporation

CLASP               Child Labour Action and Support Project

CMAG               Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group

CMAL               Coal Mines Authority Limited

CMC                  Cauri Monitoring Committee

CMDRO           Central Marine Design Research Organization

CMMACS         Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation

CMP                    Common Minimum Program

CMPDI              Central Mine Planning and Design Institute

CMS                  Central Monitoring Series

CNG                   Compressed Natural Gas

CNG                  Compressed Natural Gas

CO                     Capital Outlay

COCA                  Control of Organized Crime Act

COD                  Central Ordinance Depot

CODESA          Convention for a Democratic South Africa

COFEPOSA  Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act

COPU                  Committee on Public Undertaking (under                                                                                                   Parliament)

CORE                  Congress on Racial Equality

COSPAR             Committee On Space Research

CP                     Commercial Paper

CPCB                              Central Pollution Control Board

CPCB                   Central Pollution Control Board

CPCRI                 Central Plantation Crops Research Institute

CPI                     Consumer Price Index

CPI (AL)                    Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labors.

CPI (IW)                    Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers

CPI (RL)                    Consumer Price Index for Rural Labourers

CPI (UNME)                    The Consumer Price Index for Urban Non-Manual Employees.

CPO                     Central Passport Organization

CPRI                    Central Power Research Institute

CR                     Capital Receipts

CRAR                     Capital to Risk Weighted Asset Ratio

CRISIL                    Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited

CRP                     Central Reserve Police

CRR                    Cash Reserve Ratio

CRR                    Cash Reserve Ratio

CSCE                   Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

CSE                     Centre for Science and Environment

CSIR                    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

CSIR                    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

CST                    Central Sales Tax

CTEPC                Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council

CTS                      Computerized Tomography Scanner

CTT                    Commodities Transaction Tax

CVC                     Central Vigilance Commission

CVR                     Cockpit Voice Recorder

D.Lit                     Doctor of Literature

DA                    Dearness Allowance; Daily Allowance

DAP                     Development Action Plan

DAVP                   Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity

DBOD                     Department of Banking Operations and Development

DCA                     Department of Company Affairs

DCA                     Drug and Cosmetic Act

DCI                      Dredging Corporation of India

DCM                     Department of Currency Management

DD                 Demand Draft

DDP                     Desert Development Programme

DDS                    Data Dissemination Standards

DDT                     Dichloro Diphenyle Trichloroethane

DFDR                  Digital Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)

DGCA                  Director General of Civil Aviation

DGCEI                Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence

DICGC                     Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India

DICGC                Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation

DLO                     Dead Letter Office

DM                      District Magistrate

DMA                     Departmentalized Ministries Account

DMIC                    Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor

DMK                   Dravida Munetra Kazhagam

DMRL                 Defence Metalurgical Research Laboratory

DNA                     Di-oxyribo Nucleic Acid

DNEM                 Dynamic Numeric Encoding Method

DOTS                  Directly Observed Treatment Shortcourse

DPAP                    Drought Prone Area Programme

DPC                     Dabhol Power Company

DPCO                  Drug Prices Control Order

DPCS                   Defence Satellite Communication System

DPEP                    District Primary Education Program

DPSA                   Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft

DRDO                 Defence Research and Development Organization

DRI                      Director of Revenue Intelligence

DSM                                Demand Side Management

DSP                      Digital Signal Processing

DST                     Department of Science & Technology

DTH                    Direct To Home

DVC                    Damodar Valley Corporation

DVD                    Digital Versatile Disk

EAA                     Easy Animal Aid

EAS                     Employment Assurance Scheme

ECA                    Essential Commodity Act

ECB                     European Central Bank

ECB                    External Commercial Borrowings

ECG                     Electro Cardiogram Graph

ECIL                    Electronic Corporation of India Limited

ECM                    European Common Market

ECOWAS            Economic Cooperation Organization of West African States

ECS                     Electronic Clearing Service

ECS                    Electronic clearing system

EDUSAT           Education Satellite

EEC                     European Economic Community

EEG                     Electro Encephalogram Graph

EET                    Exempt Exempt Taxation

EFA                    Education for All

EFT                    Electronic fund transfer

EFTA                   European Free Trade Association

EGOM                    Empowered Group of Ministers

EGPWS               Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System

EHTP                  Electronics Hardware Technology Park

EIA                     Environmental Impact Assessment

ELCINA             Electronics and Radar Development Establishment

ELISA                 Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay

EMF                    Electromotive Force

EMI                    Equated Monthly Installment

EMR                    Exclusive Marketing Right

EMS                     European Monetary System

EMU                    Electric Multiple Unit

ENVIS                 Environmental Information System

EOW                    Economic Offence Wing

EPF                     Employees Provident Fund

EPFO                    Employees Provident Fund Organization

EPIP                     Export Promotion Industrial Park

EPRLF                 Elam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front

EPZ                      Export Processing Zone

ERDA                  Energy Research and Development Administration

ERNET                    Educational and Research Network

ERS                     European Remote Sensing Satellite

ERTS                  Earth Resources Technology Satellite

ESA                     European Space Agency

ESCAP                 Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific

ESMA                  Essential Services Maintenance Act

ESOP                    Employee Stock Option Program

EU                    European Union

EURECA             European Research Coordinating Agency

EV                                   Electric Vehicles

EVM                    Electronic Voting Machine

EVTR                   Electro Video Tape Recording

EXIM                   bank Export-Import Bank of India

FAO                      Food and Agriculture Organization

FARC                   Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia

FBI                       Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBTR                   Fast Breeder Test Reactor

FCCB                    Foreign Currency Convertible Bond

FCI                      Food Corporation of India/Fertilizer Corporation of India

FCNR                    Foreign Currency (Non-Resident) Accounts Scheme

FDI                    Foreign Direct Investment

FDR                     Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)

FEMA                  Foreign Exchange Management Act

FERA                    Foreign Exchange Regulations Act

FFI                       Film Federation of India

FICCI                  Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

FIEO                    Federation of Indian Export Organization

FII                    Foreign Institutional Investors

FIIA                     Foreign Investment Implementation Authority

FIIT                     Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer

FIMMDA                     Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India

FIPB                    Foreign Investment Promotion Board

FIPB                    Foreign Investment Promotion Board (Of India)

FIR                      First Information Report

FMCG                    Fast Moving Consumer Goods

FPO                    Follow on Public Offer

FRBM                    Fiscal Responsibility And Budget Management

FRS                     Fellow of the Royal Society

FSSA                    Food Safety And Standards Authority (Of India)

FTA                      Free To Air

FTA                    Free Trade Area

FTII                     Films & Television Institute of India

FTZ                      Free Trade Zone

GAIL                    Gas Authority of India Limited

GAME                 Global Energy Water Cycle Asian Monsoon Experiment

GATT                   General Agreement on Tariff and Trade

GAVI                    Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization

GCC                     Gulf Cooperation Council

GDP                     Gross Domestic Product

GDR                    Global Depositary Receipt

GEF                    Global Environment Fund

GIC                      General Insurance Corporation

GMPCS               Global Mobile Personal Communications System

GMT                    Greenwich Mean Time

GNP                     Gross National Product

GOI                     Government of India

GPF                      General Provident Fund

GPO                     General Post Office

GPRS                   General Packet Radio Service

GPS                      Global Positioning System

GRA                     Global Research Alliance

GSDI                    Global Spatial Data Infrastructure

GSI                       Geological Survey of India

GSOMIA             General Security of Military Information Agreement

GST                    Goods and Service Tax

GSTP                    Global System of Trade Practices

HAC                     Hindustan Aluminium Corporation

HADP                  Hill Area Development Programme

HAL                     Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

HARK                 Handy Audio Reach Kit System

HARTRDN         Haryana State Electricity Development Corporation Limited

HCF                     Highest Common Factor

HDFC                    Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

HDFC                  Housing Development Finance Corporation

HDI                    Human Development Index

HDPE                  High Density Poly Ethylene

HDTV                  High Definition Television

HEC                     Heavy Engineering Corporation

HEL                     Heavy Electricals Limited

HESH                  High Explosive Squash Head

HISA                   Hero Indian Sports Academy

HIV                     Human Immuno-deficiency Virus

HMI                    Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

HMT                   Hindustan Machine Tools

HPTS                  High Power Television Transmitter System

HSBC                    Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

HTR                   High Temperature Reactor

HUDCO              Housing and Urban Development Corporation

HYVS                  High Yield Variety Seeds

IAAI                    International Airport Authority of India

IAAS                    Indian Audit and Accounts Service

IAC                     Indian Airlines Corporation

IADF                   International Agriculture Development Fund

IAEA                   International Atomic Energy Agency

IAPPD                 Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

IARI                    Indian Agricultural Research Institute

IASB                    The International Accounting Standards Board

IATA                    International Air Transport Association

IBRD                     International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IBRD                   International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (worldbank)

IBSA                    India, Brazil, South Africa

IBWL                   Indian Board of Wild Life

ICAC                    International Council of Adult Education

ICAI                     Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

ICAO                     International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO

ICAR                   Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICBM                  Inter Continental Ballistic Missile

ICC                      International Cricket Council

ICCR                   Indian Council of Cultural Relations

ICCW                  Indian Council of Child Welfare

ICDS                    Integrated Child Development Service

ICFTU                 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

ICHR                   Indian Council for Historical Research

ICICI                   Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Ltd.

ICIMOD                          International Centre for Integrated Mountain and Development

ICJ                       International Court of Justice

ICMR                  Indian Council of Medical Research

ICO                      Islamic Conference Organization

ICOR                    Incremental capital output ratio

ICPA                     Indian Cricket Players Association

ICPC                      Indian Centre for Promotion of Cleaner Technologies

ICRA                    Investment information and Credit Rating Agency

ICRC                    International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRISAT              International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Topics

ICSI                 Indian Company Secretaries Institute

ICSSR                 Indian Council of Social Science Research

IDA                      International Development Agency

IDA                    International Development Association

IDBI                     Industrial Development Bank of India

IDD                      Iodine Deficiency Disorder

IDO                      International Defence Organization

IDPL                    Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited

IDR                    Indian Depository Receipts

IED                      Improvised Explosives Device

IES                    Indian Economic Service

IEX                    Indian Energy Exchange

IFA                       Indian Football Association

IFAD                    International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFC                     International Finance Corporation

IFCI                     Industrial Finance Corporation of India

IFFCO                 Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative

IFFI                      International Film Festival of India

IFFS                     International Federation of Film Societies

IFRS                    International Financial Reporting Standard

IFSC                     Indian Financial System Code

IFTU                    International Federation of Trade Union

IFWJ                    Indian Federation of Working Journalists

IGCC                               Integrated coal gasification combined cycle technology the

IGMCO               Inter-Government Maritime Consultative Organization

IGNCA                Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts

IIAS                     Indian Institute of Advance Studies

IIBM                   Indian Institute of Business Management

IIDR                    International Institute for Development Research

IIP                    The Index of Industrial Production

IIPA                     Indian Institute of Public Administration

IIPA                    Indian Institute of Public Administration

IIS                        Indian Institute of Sciences

IISCO                  Indian Iron and Steel Company

IISS                    International Institute of Strategic Studies

IIT                        Indian Institute of Technology

IITM                   Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

ILO                      International Labour Organization

ILO                    International Labor Organization

IMA                     Indian Military Academy

IMCO                  Inter-government Meritime Consultative Organization

IMD                            India Meteorological Department

IMF                     Indian Mountaineering Foundation/International Monetary Fund

IMF                    International Monetary Fund

IMO                    International Maritime Organization

IMPPA                 Indian Motion Picture Producers Asscoation

IMRB                    Indian Market Research Bureau

INCOSPAR         Indian National Committee for Space Research

INGCA                Indira Gandhi Gallery for Culture and Art

INMARSAT                    International Maritime Satellite Organization

INMAS                Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences

INMURSAT        International Maritime Satellite Organisation

INR                     Indian Rupee

INS                       Indian Naval Ship/Indian Newspapers Society

INSAT                  Indian National Satellite

INSDOC              Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre

INTAC                 Indian National Trust for Art and Culture

INTELSAT          International Telecommunication Satellite

INTERFEET  International Force for East Timor

INTERPOL                    International Police Organization

INTERPOL         Interpol Police Organisation

INTUC                 Indian National Trade Union Congress

IOC                    International Olympic Committee

IP                     Interest Payment

IPC                       Indian Penal Code

IPCC                    Inter-government Panel on Climate Chance

IPEC                    International Program on Elimination Of Child Labor

IPI                        International Press Institution

IPKF                    Indian Peace Keeping Force

IPO                    Initial public offer

IPR                    Intellectual Property Right

IP-VPN                Internet Protocol based Virtual Private Network

IQ                         Intelligence Quotient

IRA                      Irish Republic Army/Insurance Regulatory Authority

IRAS                    Infrared Astronomical Satellite

IRBM                  Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

IRCON                Indian Railway Construction Company

IRCS                    Indian Red Cross Society

IRDA                    Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority

IRDA                   Insurance Regulatory Development Authority

IRDP                    Integrated Rural Development Programme

IREDA                  Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency

IREP                    Integrated Rural Energy Planning

IRO                      International Refugee Organization

IRS                            Indian Remote Sensing

IRSS                     Indian Remote Sensing Satellite

ISAF                     International Security Assistance Force

ISAS                     Institute of Space and Astronomical Science

ISB                       Indian Standard Bureau

ISBA                    International Sea Bed Authority

ISCUS                  Indo-Soviet Cultural Society

ISE                       International Stock Exchange

ISM                      Indian School of Mines

ISO                       International Standardized Organization

ISO                    International Standardization Organization

ISP                       Internet Services Provider

ISRO                   Indian Space Research Organization

ISS                       Institute of Social Sciences

ISS                    International Space Station

ISSP                     Indian Scientific Satellite Project

IST                       Indian Standard Time

ITBP                    Indo-Tibet Border Police

ITDC                   Indian Tourism Development Corporation

ITES                    IT-Enabled Services

ITO                      International Trade Organization

ITO                    International Trade Organization; Income-Tax Officer

ITPO                    Indian Trade Promotion Organization

ITR                      Integrated Test Range

ITU                  International Telecommunication Union

ITUC                   Indian Trade Union Congress

IUC                      Interconnect Usage Charges

IUCAA                 Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics

IUCN                              International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

IUCNNR             International Union for the Conservation of Natural and National Research

IVRI                    Indian Veterinary Research Institute

IVRS                   Interactive Virus Response System

IWT                                 Inland Water Transport

IWT                     Indus Water Treaty

IYSH                   International Year of Shelter for the Homeless

J2ME                   Java 2 Micro Edition OR Java 2 Mobile Edition

J2SE                    Java 2 Standard Edition OR Java 2 Special Edition

JCWI                   Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

JFM                           Joint Forest Management

JMM                   Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

JNNURM                    Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission

KAADC               Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council

KARP                  Kalpakkam Atomic Reprocessing Plant

KG                       Kinder Garten

KPO                    Knowledge Process Outsourcing

KRM                   Kashmir Resolution Movement

KSTPS                 Kota Super Thermal Power Station

KVIC                         Khadi and Village Industries Commission

KVIC                     Khadi & Village Industries Corporation

KVIC                   Khadi and Village Industries Commission

KYC                    Know your customer

LAC                     Line of Actual Control

LAHDC               Ladakh Hill Development Council

LAMPS                Large-sized Adivasi Multipurpose Societies

LASER                Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

LCM                    Lowest  Common  Multiple

LDC                     Lower Division Clerk

LDC                    Least Developed Countries

LIBOR                    London Inter Bank Offer Rate

LIBOR                London Inter Bank Offered Rate

LIC                      Life Insurance Corporation of India

LIC                    Life Insurance Corporation (Of India)

LLB                     Bachelor of Law

LLD                     Doctor of Law

LLM                    Master of Law

LLP                    Limited Liability Partnership

LMG                   Light Machine Gun

LOAC                  Line of Actual Control

LOC                     Line of Control

LPA                      Laws Prevention Association of India

LPG                      Liquefied Petroleum Gas

LPG                     Liquefied Petroleum Gas

LSD                     Lysergic acid Di-ethylamide

MA                     Moving Average

MAIT                    Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology

MAIT                  Manufacturer’s Association of Information Technology

MAPP                  Madras Atomic Power Project

MASER               Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

MAT                    Minimum Alternative Tax

MBA                   Master of Business Administration

MBBS                 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MCA                     Ministry of Company Affairs

MCA                   Master of Computer Application

MCAP                    Market capitalization / Mid cap

MCC                   Melbourne Cricket Club

MCF                    Master Control Facility

MCOCA              Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act

MD                      Doctor of Medicine

MDG                    Millennium development goals

MECL                 Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited

MEET                  Mission for Extension of Educational Technology

MENAS               Middle East Navigation Aids Service

MEP                    Minimum Export Price

MERC                 Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission

METO                 Middle East Treaty Organization

MFA                    Multi-Fiber Agreement

MFALA               Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labour Agency

MFALS               Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Liberation Scheme

MFI                    Micro finance institution

MFIN                    Micro finance institution network

MFN                    Most Favored Nation

MFN                   Most Favoured Nation

MGNREGA                    National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

MI                        Military Intelligence

MIBOR                    Mumbai Interbank offer rate

MICR                     Magnetic ink character recognition

MIGA                  Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

MIN                    Mutual fund identification no.

MIS                     Marketing Intelligence System

MISA                   Maintenance of Internal Security Act

MIT                     Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MLA                    Member of Legislative Assembly

MLC                    Member of Legislative Council

MLF                           Multi Lateral Funding

MMDS            Multiple Microwave Distribution System

MMTC                Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation

MNAMS             Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences

MNC                   Multi National Corporation

MNES                        Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources

MNLF                 Moro National Liberation Front

MNP                           Minimum Needs Programme

MODVAT            Modified Value Added Tax

More Full Forms/ for Banking and other Exams preparations.

MPLANDS         Member of the Parliament Local Areas Development Scheme

MPLS                  Micro Protocol Label Switching

MRP                     Maximum Retail Price

MRTPC               Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practice Commission

MRTS                 Mass Rapid Transport System

MSA                Maritime Safety Agency

MSME                    Micro Small and Medium Enterprises

MSP                    Minimum support price

MST                    Multi System Transmission

MT                     Mail Transfer

MTCR                 Missile Technology Control Regime

MTCT                 Mother to Child Transmission

MTO                    Multilateral Trade Organization

MULTA               Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam

NABARD            National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development

NACO                  National AIDS Control Organization

NADAMS           National Agricultural Drought Assessment and Monitoring System

NAEP                  National Adult Educational Programme

NAFED                National Agricultural and Marketing Federation

NAFEN                Near and Far East News

NAFTA                North American Free Trade Agreement

NAM                    Non-Aligned Movement

NAMA                    Non-Agriculture Market Access

NANAP               Non-Aligned News Agency Pool

NAPP                   Narora Atomic Power Plant

NASA                  National Aeronautic and space Administration

NASDAQ            National Association of Security Dealer’s Active Quotation

NASSCOM         National Association of Software & Service Companies

NATMO                    National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization

NATO                    North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO                  North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NAV                    Net Asset Value

NBCC                  National Building and Construction Corporation

NBCW                 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Warfare

NBER                  National Bureau of Economic Research

NBFC                    Non Banking Finance Companies

NBPGR               National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources

NBTB                  National Biotechnology Board

NCA                     Nuclear Command Authority

NCAER                    National Council Of Applied Economic Research

NCB                     Narcotics Control Bureau

NCCF                  National Consumers Cooperative Federation

NCCR                  National Council for Civil Right

NCDA                  National Coal Development Authority

NCDC                  National Cooperative Development Corporation

NCEPC                       National Committee of Environmental Planning and Co-ordination

NCERT               National Council of Educational Research and Training

NCFSE                National Curriculum Framework for Secondary Education

NCPCR                    National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

NCPEDP             National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

NCR                          National Capital Region

NCRA                  National Centre for Radio Astrophysics

NCRB                  National Crime Record Bureau

NCSTC                National Council for Science and Technology Communication

NCW                    National Commission for Women

NDA                     National Defense Academy

NDC                     National Development Council

NDDB                         National Dairy Development Board

NDF                     National Defense Fund

NDPDC               National Drugs and Pharmaceutical Development Council

NEA                     National Environment Authority

NEAC                         National Environment Awareness Campaign

NEEPCO             North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited

NEERI                 National Environment Engineering Research Institute

NEFA                   North East Frontier Agency

NEFT                    National Electronic Fund Transfer

NEGP                    National E-Governance Plan

NELP                          New Exploration Licensing Policy

NEP                    National Education Policy

NEPA                   National Environment Protection Authority

NEXST                National Experimental Supersonic Transport

NFAP                          National Forestry Action Programme

NFDC                  National Film Development Corporation

NFIW                  National Federation of Indian Women

NFL                     National Fertilizer Limited

NFO                    New Fund Offers

NFSIT                  National Venture Fund for Software and Information Technology

NGO                     Non-Governmental Organization

NGO's.                        Non-Governmental Organizations

NGRI                   National Geophysical Research Institute

NHAI                    National Highways Authority of India

NHDP                    National Highways Development Project

NHPC                  National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

NHRC                 National Human Rights Commission

NIC                      National Integration Council / National Informatics Centre

NIC                     National Industrial Classification

NICD                   National Institute of Communicable Diseases

NIDC                   National Industrial Development Corporation

NIEO                   New International Economic Order

NIFT                    National Institute of Fashion Technology

NIIT                    National Institute of Information Technology

NIMHANS         National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Science

NIO                    National Institute of Oceanography

NITIE                  National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering

NLFT                   National Liberation Front of Tripura

NLMA                    National Literacy Mission Authority

NLOT                  National Large Optical Telescope

NMDC                    National Mineral Development Corporation

NMDC                National Mineral Development Corporation

NMDS                 National Missile Defense System

NMEP                 National Malaria Eradication Programme

NMHC                National Material Handling Council

NMNH                       National Museum of Natural History

NNP                    Net National Production

NNRMS                     National Natural Resources Management System

NOAA                  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOHFC                     non-operative financial holding company

NOIDA                New Okhla Industrial Development Authority

NPA                    Non Performing Asset

NPB                      Nuclear Power Board

NPC                      National Productivity Council

NPCC                   National Project Construction Corporation

NPCIL                 Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

NPIC                          National Programme on Improved Chulhas

NPL                     National Physical Laboratory

NPP                      National Population Policy

NPR                    National Population Register

NPT                      Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

NRAI                   National Rifle Association of India

NRC                            National Re-construction Corps schemes

NRDC                 National Research and Development Corporation

NREP                  National Rural Employment Programme

NRI                      Non Resident Indian

NSA                     National Security Act

NSC                     National Security Council / National Savings Certificate

NSC                     National Statistical Commission

NSCN                  National Socialist Council of Nagaland

NSDL                    National Securities Depository Limited

NSE                     National Stock Exchange

NSSO                   National Sample Survey Organization

NSSTC                National Space Science and Technology Centre

NSTEDB             National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board

NSTL                   National Science and Technological Laboratory

NTC                     National Textile Corporation

NTES                   National Train Enquiry System

NTPC                   National Thermal Power Corporation

OAPNA                Organization of Asia and Pacific News Agency

OAU                     Organization of African Unity

OCS                     Overseas Communication Service

OD                     Over Draft

ODA                    Official Development Assistance

ODS                          Ozone Depleting Substances

OECD                    Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development

OEEC                   Organization for European Economic Cooperation

OGL                           Open General License

OGL                     Open General License

OGL                    Open General License

OIC                    Organization of Islamic Countries

OIGS                   On India Government Service

OK                       All Correct

OLTAS                     OnLine Tax Accounting System

OMCS                    Oil Marketing Companies

OMSS                 Open Market Sale Scheme

ONGC                 Oil and Natural Gas Commission

OPEC               Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPPI                     Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India

OSCE                    Organization For Security And Cooperation In Europe

OSCE                   Organization of European Security Council

OYWS                      Own Your Wagon Scheme

PAC                    Public Accounts Committee

PACS                     Primary Agriculture Credit Societies

PACS                   Primary Agricultural Credit Society

PAFNA                Pan African News Agency

PAN                    Permanent Account Number (Of Income-Tax)

PATA                    Pacific-Asia Travel Association

PATA                   Pacific Asia Travel Association

PCI                       Press Council of India

PCI                    Per capita income

PCRA                        Petroleum Conservation Research Association

PCS                      Provincial Civil Services

PD                     Primary Deficit

PDO                     Public Debt Office

PDS                    Public Distribution System

PEO                     Programme Evaluation Organization

PGIMR               Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research

PIB                       Press Information Bureau

PIL                    Public Interest Litigation

PIN                      Postal Index Number

PIO                    Persons Of Indian Origin

PIOC                   Persons of Indian Origin Card

PLA                     Peoples Liberation Army

PLO                     Palestine Liberation Organization

PLOTE                Peoples Liberation Organization of Tamil Elam

PM                      Post Meridian / Prime Minister

PMLA                 Peoples Movement for Liberation of Angola

PMSSY               Pradhan Mantari Swasthya Suraksha Yojna

PN                    Participatory Note

PNB                    Punjab National Bank.

PNR                   Passanger Numerical Record

PO                     Principal Office

POP                    Point Of Purchase

POTA                Prevention of Terrorism Act

PPA                           Power Purchase Agreements

PPF                    Public Provident Fund

PPP                    Public private partnership / Purchasing power parity

PSE                     Public Sector Enterprises

PSI                      Population Service International

PSLV                 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

PTA                    Preferential Trade Area

PTCT                 Parents to Child Transmission

PTI                      Press Trust of India

PTO                    Please Turn Over

PUCC                 Pollution Under Control Certificate

PUCL                 Peoples Union for Civil Liberties

PUDR            Peoples Union for Democratic Rights

PURA                    Providing urban amenities in rural areas

PVC                    Poly Vinyl Chloride / Param Vir Chakra

PVSM                Param Vishist Seva Medal

PWD                   Public Works Department

PWG                  Peoples War Group

QIB                    Qualified Institutional Buyer

QIP                    Qualified Institutional Placement

QR                    Quantitative Restriction

R&D                  Research and Development

RADAR             Radio Detecting and Ranging

RAFC                 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia

RAPP                 Rajasthan Atomic Power Project

RAW                  Research and Analysis Wing

RBI                    Reserve Bank of India

RCC                   Reinforced Cement Concrete

RDBMS                     Relational Database Management System

RDSO                Research Design and Standard Organization

RDX                  Research Development Explosive

RE                     Revenue Expenditure

REACH             Rural Entrepreneurship for Art and Culture Heritage

REC                           Rural Electrification Corporation Limited

REC                     Rural Electrification Corporation

RFMT                 Republic of Fiji Military Forces

RGNDWM         Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission

RIDF                Rural infrastructure development fund

RITES                 Rail India Technical and Economic Services

RLEGP               Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme

RMS                    Railway Mail Service

RNA                    Ribonucleic Acid

ROSNI                Round Spermatid Nuclear Injection

RPNNL               Rashtriya Pariyojana Nirman Nigam Limited

RR                     Revenue Receipts

RRB                     Regional Rural Bank

RRC                    Reactor Research Centre

RSDO                        Research Designs & Standards Organization

RSETI                     Rural Self Employment Training Institute

RTGS                     Real Time Gross Settlement

RTO                     Regional Transport Officer

RTRA                  Rail Tariff Regulatory Authority

SAAF                   South Asian Accountants Federation

SAARC                    South Asian Association for Regional Co-Operation

SAARC                South Asian Association for Regional  Cooperation

SADCC                South African Development Corporation Conference

SADP                        The Special Area Demonstration Programme

SAFMA               South Asian Free Media Association

SAFTA                    South Asian Free Trade Area

SAHR                  South Asians for Human Rights

SAI                       Sports Authority of India

SAIL                    Steel Authority of India Limited

SAIL                    Steel Authority of India Limited

SALT                   Strategic Arms Limitation Tax

SAM                     Social Accounting Matrix

SAPTA                South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement

SARFAESI ACT           The Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002

SARS                  Service Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SATO                 South Atlantic Treaty Organization

SATTE                South Asian Travel and Tourism Exchange

SBI                    State Bank of India.

SC                       Security Council / Supreme Court / Scheduled Caste

SC                     Schedule Caste

SCHIL                 Stock Holding Corporation of India

SCI                       Shipping Corporation of India

SCL                      Space Corporation Limited

SCO                    Shanghai Cooperation Organization

SCOPE                Standing Conference of Public Enterprises

SCRA                  Special Class Railway Apprentice

SDF                     shipping declaration form

SDK                     System Development Kit OR Sun Development Kit

SDNP                       Sustainable Development Networking Programme

SDR                     Special Drawing Rights

SDR                    Special Drawing Rights

SEARCH             Society for Environmental Awareness and Rehabilitation of Child and       Handicapped

SEATO                South East Asia Treaty Organization

SEB                          State Electricity Board

SEBI                    Security Exchange Board of India

SEEPZ                 Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone

SEO                     Satellite for Earth Observation

SERC                  Structural Engineering Research Centre

SETS                  Society of Electronics Transaction and Security

SEWA                    Self employed woman’s association

SEWA                 Self Employed Women’s Association

SEZ                    Special Economic Zone

SFALA                Small Farmers and Agricultural Labourers Agency

SFC                      Strategic Force Command

SFC                     State Financial Corporation

SGL                     Subsidiary General Ledger

SGPC                  Siromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee

SHAR                 Shri Harikota Range

SIAM                 Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers

SIDBI                    Small Industries Development Bank of India

SIDBI                 Small Industries Development Bank of India

SIDS                  Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SIS                       Secret Intelligence Service

SITA                   Separation of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act

SIV                       Semen Immuno Deficiency Virus

SLAR                   Sight Looking Environment Radar

SLBM                  Submarine Launch Balistic Missile

SLR                    Statutory Liquidity Ratio

SLV                      Satellite Launch Vehicle

SMART               Small Mission for Advance Research

SMS                     Short Messaging System

SNIPES                Society of National Institutes for Physical Education and Sports

SPCA                    Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

SPCB                        State Pollution Control Boards

SPV                          Solar Photo Voltaic

SROSS                Stretched Rohini Satellite Series

SSD                      Satellite System Division

SSI                     Small-Scale Industries

SSN                      Social Security Number

SSTEP                 Symphonic Satellite Telecommunication Experiment Project

ST                     Schedule Tribe

STARS                Satellite Training and Ranging System

START                Strategic Armed Reduction Talks

STD                     Subscribers Trunk Dialing OR Sexually Transmitted Disease

STDR                     Special Term Deposit Receipt

STEC                  Solar Thermal Energy Centre

STEP                   Satellite Telecommunication Experiment Project

STPI                    Software Technology Park of India

STT                    Securities Transaction Tax

SUNFED             Special United Nations Fund for Economic Development

SWAPO               South West African Peoples Organization

SWIFT                   Society for Worldwide Financial Telecommunications,

TACDE                Tactics & Aircrafts Development Establishment

TAMP                  Tariff Authority for Major Port

TANSI                 Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation

TAPS                   Tarapur Atomic Power Station

TB                        Tuberculosis

TBU                          Technical Back-up Units

TC                     Temporary Change

TCI                      Trading Corporation of India

TCPO              Town and Country Planning Organization

TDS                    Tax Deduction at Source

TDSAT                Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal

TELCO                Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company

TELEX                Teleprinter Exchange

TGIT                   Telecom Group on Information Technology

TIFAC                 Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council

TIFR                    Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research

TIN                    Tax Information Network

TINXSYS                    Tax Information Exchange System

TMO                   Telegraphic Money Order

TNT                     Tri Nitro Toluene

TPDS                    Targeted Public Distribution System

TPS                           Thermal Power Station

TRACT                Transportable Remote Area Communications Terminal

TRAI                   Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

TRELS                Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station

TRIPS                    Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights

TRQ                    Tariff Rate Quota

TRYSEM                    Training Of Rural Youth For Self Employment

TT                     Telegraphic Transfer

TTFI                   Table Tennis Federation of India

TVA                    Tennesey Valley Authority

TWA                   Trans World Airlines

TWAS                  Third World Academy of Science

TWHS                 Traditional Water Harvesting Systems

TWMF                Third World Monetary Fund

TWSI                  Tourism and Wild Life Society of India

UANC                  United African National Council

UBLF                  United Bengali Liberation Front

UCO                    United Commercial Bank.

UDC                    Upper Division Clerk /University Development Commission

UDI                      Unilateral Declaration of Independence

UEEM              Universalization of Elementary Education Mission

UGC                     University Grant Commission

ULFA                   United Liberation Front of Assam

UN                    United Nations

UNAEC               United Nations Atomic Energy Commission

UNCED               United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNCHS               United Nations Commission on Human Settlements

UNCLOS             United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea

UNCSTD             United Nations Conference on Sciences and Technology for Development

UNCTAD            United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTC               United Nations Counter Terrorism Committee

UNDP                  United Nations Development Programme

UNECAFE           United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and Far East

UNEF                  United Nations Emergency Force

UNEP                    United Nations Environment Program

UNESCO             United Nations Economic and Social Commission

UNFCC                United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFCCC                    United nation framework convention on climate change

UNFPA                United Nations Framework for Population Activities

UNFPO                    United Nations Fund For Population Activities

UNHCR                    United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees

UNHRC                    United Nations Human Rights Commission

UNI                      United News of India

UNICEF                    United Nations International Children’s (Emergency) Fund

UNIDO                United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNISPACE        United Nations Conference on Exploration and Peaceful Usage of Outer Space

UNMIL               United Nations Mission in Libra

UNMOVIC        United Nations Monitoring Verification and Inspection Commission

UNO                   United Nations Organization

UNRRA              United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration

UNSCOM           United Nations Special Commission

UNTAG               United Nations Transition Assistance Group

UPROV           Union for Protection of New Varieties of Plants

UPSC                   Union Public Service Commission

UPTN                   Universal Personal Tele Number

UPU                     Universal Postal Union

US                     United States

USAID                United States Agency for International Development

USD                     US Dollars

USE                     United Stock Exchange

USIS                   United States Information Service

USITC                 United States International Trade Corporation

USSR                  Union of Soviet Socialist Republic

UTS                     Unreserved Ticketing System

VABAL               Value Based Advanced License

VAT                    Value Added Tax

VC                     Venture Capital

VCO                   Viceroy Commissioned Officer

VDIS                    Voluntary Disclosure Of Income Scheme

VIP                     Very Important Person

VPP                    Value Payable Post

VRDE                Vehicle Research and Development Establishment

VRS                    Voluntary Retirement Scheme

VSAT                        Very Small Aperture Terminals

VSNL                 Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited

VSSC                 Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

VTMS                Versel Traffic Management System

VVF                    Village Volunteer Force

WANO            World Association of Nuclear Operators

WAY                  World Assembly of Youth

WEF                  World Economic Forum

WFP                    World Food Program

WFTU                World Federation of Trade Union

WHO                  World Health Organization

WIDF                 Women’s International Democratic Federation

WIPO                World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPSA               Women’s Initiative for Peace in South Asia

WMO                 World Meteorological Organization

WWF                 World Wild Life Fund

WWFI                World Wide Fund for Nature India

WWPA               World Wild Life Protection Agency

YMCA               Young Men’s Christians Associations

YWCA               Young Women’s Christians Association

ZBB                   Zero Base Budgeting

ZETA                 Zero Energy Thermo Nuclear Assembly

ZIFT                   Zygote Intra fallopian Transfer

ZIP                     Zone Improvement Plan

ZOPFAN           Zone of Peace Freedom and Neutrality

ZS                      Zoological Society

ZUPO                Zimbabwe United People’s Organisation


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