Abbreviations: General Knowledge

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Following tables are the set or list of General Knowledge Abbreviations from 'A' to 'Z':

Abbreviations staring from 'A'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. AAFI Amateur Athletics Federation of India
2. AAPSO Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organisation
3. AASU All Assam Students Union
4. ABM Anti Ballistic Missile
5. AC Alternate Current Ashok Chakra/ Air Conditioner/ Antarctic Club
6. ACC Anxillary Cadet Core
7. AD Ano Domini (After the birth of Jesus)
8. ADB Asian Development Bank
9. AERE Atomic Energy Research Establishment
10. AGOC Asian Games Organisation Committee
11. AICC All India Congress Committee
12. AICTE All India Council of Technical Education
13. AIDS Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
14. AIFE All India Football Federation
15. AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences
16. AIL Aeronautics India Limited
17. AIMPLB All India Muslim Personal Law Board
18. AIR All India Radio (Broadcasting)
19. AITUC All India Trade Union Congress
20. AM Anti Meridian (Before Noon)
21. ANC African National Congress
22. APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
23. APSC Army Postal Services Core
24. ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
25. ASLV Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
26. ASI Archaeological Survey of India
27. ASSOCHAM Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (India)
28. ASWAC Airborne Surveillance Warning and Control
29. ATS Anti Tetanus Serum

Abbreviations staring from 'B'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. BAMS Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
2. BARC Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
3. BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
4. BC Before Christ (Before the birth of Jesus)
5. BCG Bacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti TB Vaccine)
6. BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India
7. BEL Bharat Electronics Limited
8. BENELUX Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg
9. BHEL Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited
10. BIFR Board of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction (Formerly Industrial Reconstruction Finance Board)
11. BIMSTEC Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation
12. BIS Bureau of Indian Standards
13. B Pharma Bachelor of Pharmacy
14. BSF Border Security Force

Abbreviations staring from 'C'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. CAD Command Area Developmeent
2. CAG Comptroller and Auditor General
3. CARE Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere
4. CASE Commission for Alternative Sources of Energy
5. CAT Central Administrative Tribunal, Computerised Axial Tomography
6. CAZRI Central Arid Zone Research Institute
7. СВІ Central Bureau of Investigation
8. CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education
9. CCEA Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
10. CCS Cabinet Committee on Security
11. C-DAC Centre For Development of Advance Computing
12. CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
13. CDRI Central Drug Research Institute
14. CDS Compulsory Deposit Scheme
15. CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
16. CID Criminal lInvestigation Department
17. CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
18. CISF Central Industrial Security Force
19. CITU Centre of Indian Trade Unions
20. CNG Compressed Natural Gas
21. COD Central Ordnance Depot
22. COFEPOSA Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act
23. СРО Central Passport Organisation
24. CPRI Central Power Research Institute
25. CRPF Central Reserve Police Force
26. CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
27. CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
28. CSO Central Statistical Organisation
29. CTS Computerised Tomography Scanner
30. CVC Central Vigilance Commission

Abbreviations staring from 'D'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. DDT Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane
2. DFDR Digital Flight Data Recorder (Black box)
3. DIG Deputy Inspector General
4. D. Lit. Doctor of Literature
5. DM District Magistrate
6. DMK Dravida Munetra Kazhagam
7. DNA Di-oxyrib0-Nucleic Acid
8. DPAP Drought Prone Area Programme
9. DPC Dabhol Power Company
10. DPSA Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft
11. DRDO Defence Research and Development Organisation
12. DTH Direct to Home
13. DVD Digital Versatile Disk

Abbreviations staring from 'E'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. EAS Employment Assurance Scheme
2. ECD European Central Bank
3. ECG Electro Cardiogram
4. EEC European Economic Community
5. EEG Electro Encephalogram
6. ELISA Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay
7. EMF Electromotive Force
8. EPABX Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange
9. EPZ Export Processing Zone
10. ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration
11. ESMA Essential Services Maintenance Act
12. EVM Electronic Voting Machine
13. EXIM Bank Export-Import Bank of India

Abbreviations staring from 'F'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation
2. FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
3. FBTR Fast Breeder Test Reactor
4. FCI Food Corporation of India/ Fertilizer Corporation of india
5. FDR Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)
6. FERA Foreign Exchange Regulation Act
7. FEMA Foreign Exchange Management Act
8. FICCI Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry
9. FIPB Foreign Investment Promotion Board
10. FIR First Information Report
11. FRS Fellow of the Royal Society
12. FTll Films and Television Institute of India
13. FTZ Free Trade Zone

Abbreviations staring from 'G'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. GAIL Gas Authority of India Limited
2. GATT General Agreement on Tariff and Trade
3. GIC General Insurance Corporation
4. GMT Greenwich Mean Time
5. GNLF Gorkha National Liberation Front
6. GNP Gross National Product
7. GPF General Provident Fund
8. GPO General Post Office
9. GPS Global Positioning System
10. GSI Geological Survey of lndia
11. GST Goods and Service Tax

Abbreviations staring from 'H'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. HAC Hindustan Aluminium Corporation
2. HAL Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
3. HCF Highest Common Factor
4. HDFC Housing Development Finance Corporation
5. HIV Human immuno-deficiency Virus
6. HMT Hindustan Machine Tools
7. HUDCO Housing and Urban Development Corporation
8. HYVS High Yield Variety Seeds

Abbreviations staring from 'I'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. IAAI International Airport Authority of India
2. IAC Indian Airlines Corporation
3. IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
4. IARI Indian Agricultural Research Institute
5. IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
6. ICAR Indian Council of Agricultural Research
7. ICBM Inter Continental Ballistic Missile
8. ICC International Cricket Council
9. ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
10. ICICL Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited
11. ICJ International Court of Justice
12. ICMR Indian Council of Medical Research
13. ICSI Indian Company Secretaries lnstitute
14. IDA International Development Agency
15. IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
16. IDO International Defence Organisation
17. IDPL Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
18. IFA Indian Football Association
19. IFCI Industrial Finance Corporation of India
20. IFFL International Film Festival of lndia
21. IFFCO Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative
22. ITU International Federation of Trade Unions
23. IIPA Indian Institute of Public Administration
24. IIS Indian Institute of Sciences
25. IISCO Indian Iron and Steel Company
26. IIT Indian Institute of Technology
27. ILO International Labour Organisation
28. IMA Indian Military Academy
29. IMF international Monetary Fund
30. INGCA Indira Gandhi Gallery for Culture and Art
31. INS Indian Naval Ship
32. INSAT Indian National Satellite
33. INTELSAT International Telecommunication Satellite
34. INTERPOL International Police Organisation
35. INTUC Indian National Trade Union Congress
36. IOC International Olympic Committee/Indian Oil Corporation
37. IPC Indian Penal Code
38. IPKF Indian Peace Keeping Force
39. IQ Intelligence Quotient
40. IRBM Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
41. IRC International Red Cross
42. IRDA Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
43. IRDP Integrated Rural Development Programme
44. ISB Indian Standard Bureau
45. ISM Indian Schoo! of Mines
46. ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
47. ISP Internet Services Provider
48. ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
49. IST Indian Standard Time
50. ITBP Indo-Tibet Border Police
51. TDC Indian Tourism Development Corporation
52. ITPO Indian Trade Promotion Organisation
53. ITO International Trade Organisation
54. ITUC Indian Trade Union Congress

Abbreviations staring from 'J'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. JMM Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

Abbreviations staring from 'K'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. KG Kinder Garten

Abbreviations staring from 'L'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. LASER Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission of Radiation
2. LIC Life Insurance Corporation of India
3. LLB Bachelor of Law
4. LLM Master of Law
5. LMG Light Machine Gum
6. LOC Line of Control (Pakistan)
7. LoAC Line of Actual Control (China)
8. LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
9. LSD Lysergic acid di-ethylamide
10. LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam

Abbreviations staring from 'M'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. MA Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
2. MASER Master of Arts
3. MBA Master of Business Administration
4. MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
5. MBT Main Battle Tank
6. MCA Monetary Compensatory Allowance/Master of Computer Application
7. MCC Melbourne Cricket Club
8. MD Doctor of Medicine
9. MFN Most Favoured Nation
10. MI Military Intelligence
11. MISA Maintenance of Internal Security Act
12. MIT Mechachusates Institute of Technology (USA)
13. MLA Member of Legislative Assembly
14. MLC Member of Legislative Council
15. MNC Multi National Corporation
16. MRCP Member of Royal College of Physicians
17. MRCS Member of Royal College of Surgeons
18. MRTPC Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
19. MODVAT Modified Value Added Tax

Abbreviations staring from 'N'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. NABARDD National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
2. NACO National AIDS Control Organisation
3. NAEP National Adult Education Programmne
4. NAFED National Agricultural and Marketing Federation
5. NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
6. NAPP Narora Atomic Power Plant
7. NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
8. NASSCOM National Association of Security Dealer's Active Quotation
9. NCW National Association of Software & Service Companies
10. NASDAQ North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
11. NATO National Commission for Women
12. NCCR National Council for Civil. Right
13. NCERT National Council of Educational Research & Training
14. NDA National Defence Academy
15. NDDB National Dairy Development Board (Anand, Gujara)
16. NDF National Defence Fund
17. NEERI National Environment Engineering Research Institute
18. NEFA North-East Frontier Agency
19. NEPA National Environment Protection Authority
20. NFDC National Film Development Corporation
21. NFL National Fertilizer Limited
22. NHRC National Human Rights Commission
23. NICO New Information and Communication Order
24. NIDC National Industrial Development Corporation
25. NIIT National Institute of Information Technology
26. NIMHANS National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences
27. NITIE National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering
28. NMDS National Missile Defence System (US)
29. NMEP National Malaria Eradication Programme
30. NOIDA New Okhla Industrial Development Authority
31. NPC National Productivity Council
32. NPP National Population Policy
33. NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
34. NRDC National Research and Development Corporation
35. NREP National Rural Employment Programme
36. NRI Non Resident Indian
37. NSC National Security Council
38. NSSO National Sample Survey Organisation
39. NTC National Textile Corporation
40. NTPC National Thermal Power Corporation

Abbreviations staring from 'O'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. OGL Open General Licence
2. OIL Oil India Limited
3. OK All Correct
4. ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Commission
5. OPEC Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Abbreviations staring from 'P'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. PCI Press Council of India
2. PCS Provincial Civil Services
3. Ph. D Doctor of Philosophy
4. PIN Postal Index Number
5. PLO Palestine Liberation Organisation
6. PM Post Meridian/ Prime Minister
7. POTA Prevention of Terrorism Act
8. PSLV Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
9. PTI Press Trust of India
10. PRO Public Relations Officer
11. PTO Please Turn Over
12. PVC Poly Vinyl Chloride/ Paramvir Chakra
13. PVSM Param Vishisht Seva Medal
14. PWD Public Work's Department
15. PWG People's War Group

Abbreviations staring from 'R'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. RADAR Radio Angle Direction and Range
2. RAW Research and Analysis Wing
3. R &D Research and Development
4. RBI Reserve Bank of India
5. RCC Reinforced Cement Concrete
6. RDX Research Developed Explosive
7. RIMC Rashtriya Indian Military College
8. RMS Railway Mail Service
9. RLEGP Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme
10. RNA Ribonucleic Acid
11. RPM Revolutions Per Minute
12. RSS Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
13. RTO Regional Transport Officer

Abbreviations staring from 'S'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
2. SAC Space Application Centre
3. SAFTA South Asian Free Trade Agreement
4. SAL Sports Authority of India
5. SAIL Steel Authority of India Limited
6. SAPTA South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement
7. SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
8. SC Security Council/ Supreme Court
9. SCI Shipping Corporation of India
10. SCOPE Standing Conference of Public Enterprises
11. SCRA Special Class Railway Apprentice
12. SDR Special Drawing Rights
13. SEBI Security Exchange Board of India
14. SGPC Siromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee
15. SHAR Shri Harikota Range
16. SIDBI Small Industries Development Bank of India
17. SIS Secret Intelligence Service (U.K)
18. SITA Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act
19. SLV Satellite Launch Vehicle
20. SPCA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
21. SPIC MACAY Society for the Promotion of indian Classical music and culture
22. STARS Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station
23. STD Subscribers Trunk Dialing
24. STP Software Technology Parks of India
25. SWAPO South West African People's Organisation

Abbreviations staring from 'T'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. TA Travelling Allowance/Territorial Army
2. TC Transfer Certificate, Trusteeship Council
3. TELCO Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
4. TELEX Teleprinter Exchange
5. TISCO Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited
6. TNT Tri-nitro-toluene
7. TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
8. TRA Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
9. TRIPS Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
10. TTE Travelling Ticket Examiner
11. TTFI Table Tennis Federation of India
12. TWA Trans World Airlines (USA)

Abbreviations staring from 'U'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. UDC Upper Division Clerk
2. UFO Unidentified Flying Object
3. UGC University Grants Commission
4. UHT Ultra High Temperature
5. ULFA United Liberation Front of Assam
6. UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
7. UNDP United Nations Develópment Programme
8. UNEF United Nations Emergency Force
9. UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
10. UNESCO United Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organisation
11. UNFPA United Nations for Population Activities
12. UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees
13. UNI United News of India
14. UNICEF United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
15. UNO United Nations Organisation
16. UPS Uninterrupted Power Supply
17. UPSC Union Public Service Commission
18. USP Unique Selling Proposition
19. USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
20. UTI Unit Trust of India

Abbreviations staring from 'V'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. VAT Value Added Tax
2. VDIS Voluntary Disclosure of lncome Scheme
3. VC Vice-Chancellor/Victoria Crosss
4. VIP Very important Person
5. VPP Value Payable Post
6. VRS Voluntary Retirement Scheme
7. VSNL Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited
8. VSSC Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Abbreviations staring from 'W'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. WWF World Wild Life Fund
2. WPI Wholesale Price Index
3. WTO World Trade Organisation
4. WWF World Wild Life Fund for Nature
5. www World Wide Web
6. WEF World Economic Forum
7. WHO World Health Organisation
8. WILL Wireless in Local Loop
9. WMO World Meteorological Organisation

Abbreviations staring from 'Y'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. YMCA Young Men's Christians Association
2. YWCA Young Women's Christians Association

Abbreviations staring from 'Z'

Sr. Abbreviation Full Form
1. ZBB Zero Based Budgeting
2. ZPG Zero Population Growth
3. ZS Zoological Society
4. ZSI Zoological Survey of India
Abbreviation: Definition and Examples of Abbreviation From A to Z