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Letter [A] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
ADB :
Asian Development Bank
ADR : American Depositary Receipt
AGM : Annual General Meeting
AIDWA : All India Democratic Woman’s Association
AITUC : All India Trade Union Congress
AMFI : Association of Mutual Funds in India
AO : Additive Outliers
APEC : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APL : Above Poverty Line
APM : Administered Pricing Mechanism
ARC : Asset Reconstruction Company
ARDR : Agricultural and Rural Debt Relief
ASBA : Application Supported by Block Amount
ASEAN : Association of South-East Asian Nations
ASEM : Asia-Europe Meeting
ASSOCHAM : : Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
ATM : Asynchronous Transfer Mode, Automated teller machine
AC : Alternating Current
AD : Anno Domin
AG : Accountant General
AICC : All India Congress Committee
AIR : All India Radio
AITUC : All India Trade Union Congress
AM : Ante meridien
ARP : Air Raid Precaution
ABM : Anti Ballistic Missiles
ABVP : Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
AC : Alternating Current; Ashoka Chakra
ACU : Asian Currency Union
AD : anno Domini; in the year of Lord Christ
ADB : Asian Development Bank
ADC : Aide-de-Camp; Access Deficit Charge
ADF : Asian Development Fund
ADIDAS : All Day I Dream AboutSports
ADS : Air Defence Ship
AG : Accountant General; Adjutant General
AI : Air India
AIDS : Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIIMS : All India Institute of Medical Sciences
AIR : All India Radio; Annual Information Report
AITUC : All India Trade Union Congress
AJT : Advanced Jet Trainer
ALH : Advanced Light Helicopter
am : ante meridiem; before noon
AMC : Army Medical Corps; Asset Management Companies
AME : Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers
AMW : Asian Motor Works
APC : Agricultural Prices Commission
APEC : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APPLE : Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment
APPU : Asian Pacific Postal Union
ARC : Asset Reconstruction Company
ARDR : Agricultural and Rural Debt Relief
ASAT : Anti-Satellite weapon
ASC : Army Service Corps
ASCI : Advanced Strategic Computing Initiative
ASCII : American Standard Code for Information
ASEAN : Association of South-East Asian Nations
ASEM : Asia-Europe Meeting
ASIMO : Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility
ASLV : Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
ASMA : Antarctica Specially Managed Areaa
ASSOCHAM : Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry
AT&T : American telegraphic and Telephone Co. Ltd.
ATA : Air Time Authority; Allen Telescope Array
ATC : Air Traffic Controller
ATM : Automatic Teller Machine
ATR : Action Taken Report
ATV : Automatic Transfer Vehicle
AUDI : Auto Union Deutschland Ingolstadt
AUM : Assets Under Management
AVC : Army Veterinary Corps
AVM : Additional Volatility Margin
AWACS : Airborne Warning and Control System

Letter [B] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
BA :
Bachelor of Arts
BBC : British Broadcasting Corporation
BC : Before Christ
BCG : Bacillus Calmette Guerin
BEd : Bachelor of Education
BSF : Boarder Security Force
BARC : Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
BBC : British Broadcasting Corporation
BC : Before Christ; Board of Control; British Columbia; Battery Commander
BCG : Bacillus Calmette Guerin—Anti-Tuberculosis Vaccine
BICP : Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices
BIFR : Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
BIOS : Basic Input Output System
BKU : Bharatiya Kisan Union
BMD : Ballistic Missile Defence System
BMW : Baverian Motor Works
BOLT : BSE On-Line Trading (System)
BOSS : Bharat Operating System Solutions
BPO : Business Process Outsourcing
BPR : Bottom Pressure Records
BRO : Border Road Organisation
BSE : Bombay Stock Exchange
BSF : Border Security Force
BSNL : Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd
BCBS : Basel committee for Banking Supervision
BCSBI : Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
BIFR : Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
BIS : Bank for International Settlements, Bureau of Indian Standards
BOLT : BSE On-Line Trading (System)
BOP : Balance of Payments
BOT : Build, Operate and Transfer
BPL : Below Poverty Line
BPO : Business Process Outsourcing
BSCS : Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
BSE : Bombay Stock Exchange
BSR : Basic Statistical Returns

Letter [C] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
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
CAG : Controller and Auditor General of India
CAPART : Council for People’s Action and Advancement of Rural Technology
CAR : Capital adequacy ratio
CARE : Credit Analysis & Research Ltd.
CBS : Core banking solution
CC : Cash Credit
CCI : Competition Commission of India
CCIL : Clearing Corporation of India limited
CD : Certificate of Deposit
CDSL : Central Securities Depository Limited
CECA : Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
CEPA : Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
CFRA : Combined Finance and Revenue Accounts
CHOGM : Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CIBIL : Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd
CII : Confederation of Indian Industry
CIS : Commonwealth of Independent States
CITES : Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
CITU : Centre Of Indian Trade Unions
CMP : Common Minimum Program
CO : Capital Outlay
CP : Commercial Paper
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.
CPI : Consumer Price Index
CR : Capital Receipts
CRAR : Capital to Risk Weighted Asset Ratio
CRISIL : Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited
CRR : Cash Reserve Ratio
CSIR : Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
CST : Central Sales Tax
CTT : Commodities Transaction Tax
C & AG : Comptroller & Auditor General
CBI : Central Bureau of Investigation
CCI : Cricket Club of India
CID : Criminal Investigation Department
CITU : Centre of Indian Trade Union
C/o : Care of
CA : Chartered Accountant
CABE : Central Advisory Board of Education
CAIR : Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
CAPART : Council for People’s Action and Advancement of Rural Technology
CAPES : Computer-Aided Paperless Examination System
CAS : Chief of Army Staff; Chief of Air Staff; Conditional Access System
CAT : Common Admissiom Test
CB : Citizen Band (Radio)
CBFC : Central Board of Film Certification
CBI : Central Bureau of Investigation
CCPA : Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs
CD : Conference on Disarmament
C-DAC : The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
CDMA : Code Division Multiple Access
CECA : Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
CERN : European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Pronounced CERN in French)
CFC : Chlorofluro Carbon
CFS : Container Freight Station
CHOGM : Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CIA : Central Intelligence Agency (of U.S.A.)
CIBIL : Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd
CIC : Chief Information Commissioner
CID : Criminal Investigation Department
CIF : cost, insurance and freight
C-in-C : Commander-in-Chief
CIS : Commonwealth of Independent States
CISF : Central Industrial Security Force
CITES : Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
CITU : Centre of Indian Trade Unions
CLASS : Computer Literacy and Studies in Schools
CLAWS : Centre for Land Warfare Studies
CM : Command Module; Chief Minister
CMP : Common Minimum Programme
CMYK : Cyan Magenta Yellow Kinda (Black)
CNG : Compressed Natural Gas
CNN : Cable News Network
CNN-IBN : Cable News Network-Indian Broadcasting Network
CNS : Chief of the Naval Staff
CO : Commanding Officer
COD : Central Ordnance Depot; Cash on Delivery
CPCB : Central Pollution Control Board
CPI : Communist Party of India
CPI(M) : Communist Party of India (Marxists)
CPU : Central Processing Unit
CR : Central Railway
CRAC : Cyber Regulation Advisory Council
CRDi : Common Rail Direct injection
CRISIL : Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited
CRM : Customer Relationship Management
CRPF : Central Reserve Police Force
CRR : Cash Reserve Ratio
CSIR : Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
CTBT : Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CTT : Commodities Transaction Tax
CVRDE : Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment

Letter [D] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
DA :
Dearness Allowance; Daily Allowance
DAP : Development Action Plan
DBOD : Department of Banking Operations and Development
DBS Bank Lt : The Development Bank of Singapore Limited.
DCA : Department of Company Affairs
DCM : Department of Currency Management
DD : Demand Draft
DDS : Data Dissemination Standards
DICGC : Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India
DMA : Departmentalized Ministries Account
DMIC : Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
DPEP : District Primary Education Program
DC : Direct Current
DDT : Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloro-Ethane
DIR : Defence of India Rules Esq : Esquire
DLO : Dead Letter Office
DPI : Director of public Instruction
DA : Dearness Allowance; Daily Allowance
DAVP : Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity
DC : Deputy Commissioner; Direct Current in Electricity
DDT : Dichloro-Diphenyl Trichloro-ethane (disinfectant)
DIN : Director Information Number
DM : District Magistrate; Deputy Minister
DMIC : Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
DMK : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (a regional political party of Tamil Nadu)
DNA : Deoxy-ribo Nucleic Acid
DO : Demi-official (letter)
DOD : Department of Ocean Development
DPEP : District Primary Education Programme
DPI : Director of Public Instruction
DRAM : Dynamic Random Access Memory
DRDO : Defence Research and Development Organisation
DRES : Department of Renewable Energy Sources
DST : Daylight Saving Time
DTH : Direct to Home (broadcasting)
Letter [E] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
ECA :
Essential Commodity Act
ECB : External Commercial Borrowings
ECS : Electronic Clearing Service
EDUSAT : Education Satellite
EEE : Exempt Exempt Exempt
EEFC Accounts : Exchange Earners Foreign Currency Account
EET : Exempt Exempt Taxation
EFA : Education for All
EFT : Electronic fund transfer
EGOM : Empowered Group of Ministers
EMI : Equated Monthly Installment
EMS : European Monetary System
EPF : Employees Provident Fund
EPFO : Employees Provident Fund Organization
ERNET : Educational and Research Network
ESA : European Space Agency
ESCAP : Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacify
ESMA : Essential Services Maintenance Act
ESOP : Employee Stock Option Program
EU : European Union
EXIM : Export Import Bank of India
E & OE : Errors and Omissions Excepted
EG : Exempli Gratia
eg : exempli gratia; for example
ECG : Electro Cardio-gram
ECS : Electronic Clearing Service
ECT : Electro-convulsant Therapy (electric shock treatment)
EDUSAT : Education Satellite
EEG : Electro-encephalography
EET : Exempt Exempt Taxation
EFA : Education for All
EFF : Extended Fund Facility
EHTP : Electronic Hardware Technology Parks
ELISA : Enzyme Linked Immuno Solvent Assay (used for testing AIDS)
EMI : Equated Monthly Instalments
EMS : European Monetary System
EMU : Electric-Multiple Unit; Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit; (European) Economic and Monetary Union
EPROM : Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
ER : Eastern Railway
ERM : Exchange Rate Mechanism
ERNET : Educational and Research Network
ESA : European Space Agency
ESCAP : Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ESMA : Essential Services Maintenance Act
ESOP : Employee Stock Option Programme
Etc : Et Cetera
etc : et cetera (and other things)
EU : European Union
EVM : Electronic Voting Machine
Letter [F] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
FAO :
Food and Agriculture Organization
FCCB : Foreign Currency Convertible Bond
FCNR : Foreign Currency (Non-Resident) Accounts Scheme
FCNR(B) : Foreign Currency Currency Non-Repatriable (Banks)
FCNR(B) : Foreign Currency Non-resident (Banks)
FDI : Foreign Direct Investment
FEMA : Foreign Exchange Management Act
FERA : Foreign Exchange Regulations Act
FICCI : Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FICCI : Federation of Indian Chambers Of Commerce and Industry
FII : Foreign Institutional Investors
FIMMDA : Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India
FIPB : Foreign Investment Promotion Board (Of India)
FMCG : Fast Moving Consumer Goods
FPO : Follow on Public Offer
FRBM : Fiscal Responsibility And Budget Management
FSSA : Food Safety And Standards Authority (Of India)
FTA : Free Trade Area
FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization
FBI : Federal Bureau of Investigation
FOR : Free On Rail
FRCS : Fellow Of Royal Collage of Surgeons
FAO : Food and Agriculture Organisation
FBI : Federal Bureau of Investigation (of the U.S.A.)
FCNR : Foreign Currency (non-resident) Accounts Scheme
FDR : Flight Data Recorder; Fixed Deposit Receipt
FEMA : Foreign Exchange Management Act
FERA : Foreign Exchange Regulations Act
FICCI : Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FII : Foreign Institutional Investors
FIPB : Foreign Investment Promotion Board (of India)
FLAG : Fibre Optic Link Around the Globe
FM : Field Marshal; Frequency Modulated
FPSB : Financial Planning Standards Boards (India)
FRBM : Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
FSSA : Food Safety and Standards Authority (of India)
FTA : Free Trade Area
FTP : File Transfer Protocol

Letter [G] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
GATT : General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade
GCC : Gulf Cooperation Council
GDP : Gross Domestic Product
GDR : Global Depositary Receipt
GEF : Global Environment Fund
GIC : General Insurance Corporation
GNP : Gross National Product
GOI : Government of India
GST : Goods and Service Tax
GK : General Knowledge
GMT : Greenwich Mean Time
GPF : General Post Office
GAGAN : GPS-aided Geo-augmented Navigation
GAIL : Gas Authority of India Limited
GAIN : Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
GATS : General Agreement on Trade in Services
GATT : General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GCA : General Currency Area
GCC : Gulf Cooperation Council
GCM : Greatest Common Measure
GEF : Global Environment Fund
GHQ : General Headquarters
GIC : General Insurance Corporation
GIST : Graphics and Intelligence-based Script Technology
GMPS : Global Mobile Personal Communications System
GMRT : Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope
GMT : Greenwich Mean Time
GNP : Gross National Product
GNSS : Global Navigation Satellite System
GOC : General Officer Commanding
GOOGLE : Global Organization Of Oriented Group Language of Earth
GPO : General Post Office
GPRS : General Packet Radio System
GPS : Global Positioning System
GSLV : Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
GSP : Generalised Special Preferences
GST : Goods and Service Tax
GSTP : Global System of Trade Preferences

Letter [H] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
HDFC : Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
HDI : Human Development Index
HSBC : Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
HUDCO : Housing & Urban Development Corporation
HUDCO : Housing And Urban Development Corporation
HH : His Or Highness
HMT : Hindustan Machine Tools
HP : Horse Power
HAWS : High Altitude Warfare School
HCF : Highest Common Factor
HDFC : Housing Development Finance Corporation
HDI : Human Development Index
HDTV : High Definition Television
HE : His (or Her) Excellency; His (or Her) Eminence; High Explosive; Horizontal Equivalent
HITS : Headend In The Sky
HMMWV : High Mobility Multipurpose-Wheeled Vehicle
HMS : Hybrid Mail Service
HP : Himachal Pradesh; Horizontal Plane; Horse Power
HTML : Hyper Text Markup Language
HTTP : Hypetext Transfer Protocol
HUDCO : Housing and Urban Development Corporation
HVDC : High Voltage Direct Current

Letter [I] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
IAAI : International Airport Authority Of India
IAAS : Indian Audit and Accounts Service
IADF : International Agricultural Development Fund
IAEA : International Atomic Energy Agency
IASB : The International Accounting Standards Board
IBRD : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAI : Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICAR : Indian Council of Agricultural Research
ICCW : Indian Council for Child Welfare
ICDS : Integrated Child Development Service
ICICI : Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
ICMR : Indian Council of Medical Research
ICOR : Incremental capital output ratio
ICRA : Investment information and Credit Rating Agency
ICRC : International Committee of Red Cross
IDA : International Development Association
IDBI : Industrial Development Bank of India
IDR : Indian Depository Receipts
IES : Indian Economic Service
IEX : Indian Energy Exchange
IFAD : International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC : International Finance Corporation
IFRS : International Financial Reporting Standard
IFSC : Indian Financial System Code
IFSC : Indian financial system code
IFTU : International Federation of Trade Unions
IFWJ : Indian Federation of Working Journalists
IIP : The Index of Industrial Production
IIPA : Indian Institute of Public Administration
IISS : International Institute of Strategic Studies
ILO : International Labor Organization
IMF : International Monetary Fund
IMO : International Maritime Organization
IMRB : Indian Market Research Bureau
INMARSAT : International Maritime Satellite Organization
INR : Indian Rupee
INTERPOL : International Police Organization
INTUC : Indian National Trade Union Congress
IOC : International Olympic Committee
IP : Interest Payment
IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPEC : International Program on Elimination Of Child Labor
IPO : Initial public offer
IPR : Intellectual Property Right
IRDA : Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
IRDA : Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
IREP : Integrated Rural Energy Planning
ISO : International Standardization Organization
ISS : International Space Station
ITDC : Indian Tourism Development Corporation
ITO : International Trade Organization; Income-Tax Officer
ITU : International Tele-Communication Union
IA : Intermediate In Arts
IAF : Indian Air Force
IAS : Indian Administrative Association
ie : id est (that is)
IFA : Indian Football Association
INA : Indian National Army
INTUC : Indian National Trade Union Congress
IPS : Indian Police Service
IST : Indian Standard Time
IAAI : International Airport Authority of India
IAAS : Indian Audit and Accounts Service
IADF : International Agricultural Development Fund
IAEA : International Atomic Energy Agency
IAF : Indian Air Force
IAMC : Indian Army Medical Corps
IAS : Indian Administrative Service
IATA : International Air Transport Association
IATT : Inland Air Travel Tax
IBEX : Interstellar Boundary Explorer Mission
IBRD : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICANN : Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICAO : International Civil Aviation Organisation
ICAR : Indian Council of Agricultural Research
ICCR : Indian Council of Cultural Relations
ICCW : Indian Council for Child Welfare
ICDS : Integrated Child Development Service
ICICI : Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
ICJ : International Court of Justice (with Headquarters at the Hague)
ICL : Indian Cricket League
ICMR : Indian Council of Medical Research
ICPA : Indian Cricket Players’ Association
ICRC : International Committee of the Red Cross
IDA : International Development Association
IDBI : Industrial Development Bank of India
IDSA : Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis
IEA : International Energy Agency
IES : Indian Economic Service
IEX : Indian Energy Exchange
IFRS : International Financial Reporting Standard
IFS : Indian Foreign Service; Indian Forest Service
IFTU : International Federation of Trade Unions
IFWJ : Indian Federation of Working Journalists
IGNOU : Indira Gandhi National Open University
IIPA : Indian Institute of Public Administration
IISS : International Institute of Strategic Studies
IIT : Indian Institutes of Technology
ILO : International Labour Organisation
IMA : Indian Military Academy
IMET : International Military Education Training Programme
IMF : International Monetary Fund
IMO : International Maritime Organisation
IN : Indian Navy; Intelligent Network
INA : Indian National Army
INK : International Newspaper Kiosks
INMARSAT : International Maritime Satellite Organisation
INMAS : Institute of Nuclear Medicines and Allied Sciences
INS : Indian Naval Ship; Indian Newspaper Society
INSAS : Indian Small Arms System
INSAT : Indian National Satellite
INTEL : Integrated Electronics
INTERPOL : International Police Organisation
INTUC : Indian National Trade Union Congress
IOC : International Olympic Committee
IP : Indian Police
IPC : Indian Penal Code
IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPEC : International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour
IPI : International Press Institute
IPR : Intellectual Property Right
IPS : Indian Police Service; Indian Postal Service
IPTV : Internet Protocol Television
IPU : Inter-Parliamentary Union
IQ : Intelligence Quotient
IR : Infra-red
IRA : Insurance Regulatory Authority
IRBM : Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
IREP : Integrated Rural Energy Planning
IRS : Indian Remote Sensing Satellite; Indian Revenue Service
ISAF : International Stabilization and Assistance Force (in Afghanistan)
ISC : Inter-State Council
ISCON : International Society for Krishna Consciousness
ISCS : Integrated Smart Card System
ISD : International Subscriber Dialled (telephone)
ISH : Information Super Highway
ISI : Indian Standard Institute
ISI : Indian Statistical Institute
ISKCON : International Society for Krishna Consciousness
ISO : International Standardisation Organisation
ISP : Internet Service Provider
ISRO : Indian Space Research Organisation
ISS : International Space Station
IST : Indian Standard Time
ISTRAC : ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network
ITDC : Indian Tourism Development Corporation
ITO : International Trade Organisation; Income-tax Officer
ITU : International Tele-communication Union
IUC : Interconnect User Charge

Letter [J] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
JNNURM : Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
JCO : Junior Commissioned Officer
JNNURM : Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
JPC : Joint Parliamentary Committee
JPEG : Joint Photographic Experts Group
JWG : Joint Working Group

Letter [K] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
Kg :
Kilogramme
KG : Kindergarten
KPO : Knowledge Process Outsourcing
KPO : Knowledge Process Outsourcing
KVIC : Khadi & Village Industries Corporation
KYC : Know your customer

Letter [L] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
LBW :
Leg Before Wicket Ltd-Limited
LMG : Light Machine Gun
LMP : Licentiate in the practice of Medicine
LAC : Line of Actual Control
LASER : Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LCA : Light Combat Aircraft
LDC : Least Developed Countries
LHC : Large Hadron Collider
LIC : Life Insurance Corporation (of India)
LLB : Bachelor Of law
LLP : Limited Liability Partnership
LML : Lohia Machines Limited
LOAC : Line of Actual Control
Lt,Lient : Lieutenant
LTA : Light Transport Aircraft
LTTE : Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
LAMPS : Large-sized Adivasi Multipurpose Societies
LDC : Least Developed Countries
LIBOR : London Inter Bank Offer Rate
LIC : Life Insurance Corporation (Of India)
LLP : Limited Liability Partnership

Letter [M] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
MA : Moving Average
MAIT : Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology
MAT : Minimum Alternative Tax
MCA : Ministry of Company Affairs
MCAP : Market capitalization / Mid cap
MDG : Millennium development goals
MEP : Minimum Export Price
MFA : Multi-Fiber Agreement
MFI : Micro finance institution
MFIN : Micro finance institution network
MFN : Most Favored Nation
MGNREGA : National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
MIBOR : Mumbai Inter bank offer rate
MICR : Magnetic ink character recognition
MIN : Mutual fund identification no.
MIS : Marketing Intelligence System
MNC : Multi-National Corporation
MRP : Maximum Retail Price
MRTPC : Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
MRTS : Mass Rapid Transit System
MSME : Micro Small and Medium Enterprises
MSP : Minimum support price
MT : Mail Transfer
MTO : Multilateral Trade Organization
MA : Master of Arts
MBBS : Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
MCC : Marylebone Cricket Club
MED : Master of Education
MISA : Maintenance of Internal Security Act
MLA : Member of Legislative Assembly
MLC : Member of Legislative
MP : Member of Parliament
MPH : Mile Per Hour
MAT : Minimum Alternative Tax
MBBS : Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MCF : Master Control Facility
MDH(Massala) : Mahashian Di Hatti
MEP : Minimum Export Price
MER : Mars Exploration Rover
MES : Military Engineering Service
METSAT : Meteorological Satellite
MFA : Multi-Fibre Agreement
MFN : Most Favoured Nation
MIP : Moon Impact Probe
MMS : Multimedia Messaging Service
MMTC : Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation of India
MNC : Multi-national Corporation
MNIC : Multi-purpose National Identity Card
MODEM : Modulator-Demodulator
MPEG : Motion Picture Experts Groups
MRF : Madras Rubber Factory
MRI : Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRTPC : Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
MRTS : Mass Rapid Transit System
MSA : Maritime Safety Agency
MSCF : Maritime Security Cooperation Framework
Mss : Manuscript
MTCR : Missile Technology Control Regime
MTO : Multilateral Trade Organisation
MUNO : Maha Vir Chakra
MVC : Maha Vir Chakra

Letter [N] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
NABARD : National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
NAEP : National Adult Education Program
NAFED : National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd
NAFTA : North America Free Trade Agreement
NAM : Non-Aligned Movement
NAMA : Non-Agriculture Market Access
NASDAQ : National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
NASSCOM : National Association of Software and Services Companies
NATO : North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAV : Net Asset Value
NBFC : Non Banking Finance Companies
NCAER : National Council Of Applied Economic Research
NCERT : National Council Of Education Research And Training
NCPCR : National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
NDC : National Development Council
NEFT : National Electronic Fund Transfer
NEGP : National E-Governance Plan
NEP : National Education Policy
NFO : New Fund Offers
NGO : Non-Governmental Organization
NHAI : National Highways Authority of India
NHDP : National Highways Development Project
NHRC : National Human Rights Commission
NIC : National Industrial Classification
NIFT : National Institute of Fashion Technology
NIO : National Institute of Oceanography
NLMA : National Literacy Mission Authority
NMDC : National Mineral Development Corporation
NNP : Net National Production
NOHFC : non-operative financial holding company
NPA : Non Performing Asset
NPR : National Population Register
NRI : Non-Resident Indian
NSC : National Statistical Commission
NSDL : National Securities Depository Limited
NSE : National Stock Exchange
NSSO : National Sample Survey Organization
NTPC : National Thermal Power Corporation
NB : Note Bene ,Note Well
NCC : National Cadet Corps
NDF : National Defence Fund
NEFA : North East Frontier Agency
NSS : National Service Scheme
NAA : National Airport Authority
NAAC : National Assessment and Accreditation Council
NABARD : National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.
NACIL : National Aviation Company of India Ltd
NADA : National Anti-Doping Agency
NAEP : National Adult Education Programme
NAFTA : North America Free Trade Agreement
NAG : National Air Guard
NALCO : National Aluminium Company Ltd.
NAM : Non-aligned Movement
NAMA : Non-Agriculture Market Access
NASA : National Aeronautics and Space Administration (of the U.S.A.)
NASDAQ : National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
NASSCOM : National Association of Software
NATA : Natural Aptitude Test for Architecture
NATO : North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NAV : Net Asset Value
NB : Nota bene; note well, or take notice
NCA : Nuclear Command Authority
NCC : National Cadet Corps
NCEP : National Committee on Environmental Planning
NCERT : National Council of Education Research and Training
NCR : National Capital Region
NDA : National Defence Academy
NDA : National Defence Academy; National Democratic Alliance
NDNC : National Do Not Call (Registry)
NDPS : Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances
NDRF : National Disaster Response Force
NDTL : National Dope Testing Laboratory
NEDB : North-Eastern Development Bank
NeGP : National e-governance Plan
NEP : National Education Policy
NEPA : National Environment Protection Authority
NFO : New Fund Offers
NHDP : National Highways Development Project
NHRC : National Human Rights Commission
NIC : National Integration Council
NIFT : National Institute of Fashion Technology
NIO : National Institute of Oceanography
NIS : National Institute of Sports
NIT : National Institute of Technology
NLMA : National Literacy Mission Authority
NMD : Nuclear Missile Defence
NMDC : National Mineral Development Corporation
NPL : National Physical Laboratory
NPR : National Population Register
NPT : (Nuclear) Non-Proliferation Treaty
NRBI : National Rural Bank of India
NREGA : National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
NREP : National Rural Employment Programme
NRF : National Renewal Fund
NRI : Non-Resident Indian
NRR : National Reproduction Rate
NRSA : National Remote Sensing Agency
NSA : National Security Act
NSC : National Service Corps; National Security Council
NSDL : National Securities Depository Limited
NSE : National Stock Exchange
NSR : National Skills Registry
NTPC : National Thermal Power Corporation
NTPC : National Thermal Power Corporation
NWDA :
National Water Development Agency
NWRC :
National Water Resources Council

Letter [O] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms

OD : Over Draft
ODA : Official Development Assistance
OECD : Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development
OGL : Open General License
OIC : Organization of Islamic Countries
OIL : Oil India Limited
OLTAS : On Line Tax Accounting System
OMCS : Oil Marketing Companies
ONGC : Oil And Natural Gas Commission
OPEC : Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OSCE : Organization For Security And Cooperation In Europe
OK : All Correct
OAS : Organisation of American States
OAU : Organisation of African Unity
OBC : Other Backward Classes
OBU : Offshore Banking Unit
ODA : Official Development Assistance
ODF : Open Document Format
ODS : Ozone Depletion Substances
OECD : Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development
OGL : Open General Licence
OIC : Organisation of Islamic Countries
OIGS : On India Government Service
OIL : Oil India Limited
OM : Order of Merit
ONGC : Oil and Natural Gas Commission
OPEC : Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OSCE : Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
OSD : Officer on Special Duty
OXML : Open Extended Marking Language

Letter [P] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms

PAC : Public Accounts Committee
PACS : Primary Agriculture Credit Societies
PAN : Permanent Account Number (Of Income-Tax)
PATA : Pacific-Asia Travel Association
PCI : Per capita income
PD : Primary Deficit
PDO : Public Debt Office
PDS : Public Distribution System
PIL : Public Interest Litigation
PIO : Persons Of Indian Origin
PN : Participatory Note
PNB : Punjab National Bank.
PO : Principal Office
POP : Point Of Purchase
PPF : Public Provident Fund
PPP : Public private partnership / Purchasing power parity
PSE : Public Sector Enterprises
PTA : Preferential Trade Area
PURA : Providing urban amenities in rural areas
PM : Prime Minister
PMG : Post Master General
POW : Prisoner of war
PTI : Physical Training
PTO : Please Turn Over
PWD : Public Works Deparment
PAC : Political Affairs Committee; Public Accounts Committee
PACER : Programme for Acceleration of Commercial Energy Research
PAN : Permanent Account Number
PAN : Permanent Account Number (of Income-Tax)
PATA : Pacific-Asia Travel Association
PCS : Public Civil Service; Punjab Civil Service
PhD : Doctor of Philosophy
PIB : Press Information Bureau
Pin Code : Postal Index Number Code
PIO : Persons of Indian Origin
PLF : Plant Load Factor
PM : Post Meridiem; after-noon; also Postmaster; Prime Minister; post-mortem (after death)
PMG : Postmaster General
PN : Participatory Note
PO : Post Office; Postal Order: Probationary Officer
POPs : Persistent Organic Pollutants; Point of Purchase
POTA : Prevention of Terrorism Act
POW : Prisoner of War
PP : Public Prosecutor; Particular Person
PRO : Public Relations Officer
PS : Post Scriptum; Post Script; written after
PSC : Public Service Commission
PSE : Public Sector Enterprises
PSLV : Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
PTA : Preferential Trade Area
PTI : Press Trust of India
PTO : Please Turn Over; Privilege Ticket Order
PUFA : Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids
PVC : Param Vir Chakra
PVSM : Param Vishisht Sewa Medal
PWD : Public Works Department

Letter [Q] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
QIB : Qualified Institutional Buyer
QIP : Qualified Institutional Placement
QR : Quantitative Restriction
QMG : Quarter Master General
QR : Quantitative Restriction

Letter [R] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
RBI : Reserve Bank Of India
RDBMS : Relational Database Management System
RE : Revenue Expenditure
REC : Rural Electrification Corporation
RIDF : Rural infrastructure development fund
RMB : Renminbi (Chinese)
RR : Revenue Receipts
RRB : Regional Rural Bank
RRPI : Rural Retail Price Index
RSETI : Rural Self Employment Training Institute
RTGS : Real Time Gross Settlement
R&D : Research and Development
RSS : Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh
RSVP : Repondez S,ll Vous Plait
RADAR : Radio Detecting and Ranging
RAF : Rapid Action Force
RAM : Random Access Memory
RAW : Research & Analysis Wing
RBI : Reserve Bank of India
RBI : Reserve Bank of India
RCC : Reinforced Concrete Cement
RDF : Rapid Development Force
RDS : Radio Data Servicing
RDSS : Radio Determination Satellite Service
RDX : Research Department Explosive (Cyclotrim-ethylin Trinitrate)
RISC : Reduced instruction-set computing
RLO : Returned Letter Office
RLV : Reusable Launch Vehicle
RPM : Revolution Per Minute
RPO : Recruitment Process Outsourcing; Regional Passport Officer
RRB : Regional Rural Bank
RRPI : Rural Retail Price Index
RSS : Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh
RSVP : Repondez s’il vous plait (Fr.) reply, if you please
RTGS : Real Time Gross Settlement System
RTI : Right to Information

Letter [S] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
SAARC : South Asian Association for Regional Co-Operation
SAFTA : South Asian Free Trade Area
SAIL : Steel Authority of India Limited
SAM : Social Accounting Matrix
SAPTA : SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement
SARFAESI ACT : The Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002
SBI : State Bank of India.
SC : Schedule Caste
SCO : Shanghai Cooperation Organization
SCOPE : Standing Conference On Public Enterprises
SDF : shipping declaration form
SDR : Special Drawing Rights
SEBI : Securities and Exchange Board of India
SEBI : Securities And Exchange Board Of India
SEWA : Self employed woman’s association
SEZ : Special Economic Zone
SFC : State Financial Corporation
SGL : Subsidiary General Ledger
SIDBI : Small Industries Development Bank of India
SLR : Statutory Liquidity Ratio
SSI : Small-Scale Industries
ST : Schedule Tribe
STDR : Special Term Deposit Receipt
STT : Securities Transaction Tax
SWIFT : Society for Worldwide Financial Telecommunications,
SBI : State Bank of India
SC : Supreme Court ,Schedule Caste
SDI : Strategic Defence Initiative
SEATO : South East Asia treaty Organization
ST : Scheduled Tribe
SAARC : South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation
SAFTA : South Asian Free Trade Area
SAIL : Steel Authority of India Limited
SAPTA : SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement
SARS : Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SARS : Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SARS : Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SATNAV : Satellite Navigation (Initiative)
SAVE : SAARC Audio Visual Exchange
SC : Security Council; Supreme Court; Scheduled Caste
SCI : Shipping Corporation of India
SCO : Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
SCOPE : Standing Conference on Public Enterprises
SCSI : Small Computer Systems Interface
SDO : Sub-Divisional Officer
SDR : Special Drawing Rights (created by the World Bank)
SEBI : Securities and Exchange Board of India
SEBI : Securities and Exchange Board of India
SEBI : Securities and Exchange Board of India
SENSEX : Sensitivity Index (of Share Price)
SEZ : Special Economic Zone
SFC : Strategic Forces Command
SGPC : Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee
SIDBI : Small Industries Development Bank of India
SIM : Subscriber Information Module
SIT : Special Investigation Team
SITE : Satellite Instructional Television Experiment
SLR : Statutory Liquidity Ratio
SLV : Satellite Launch Vehicle
SMS : Short Messaging Service; Subscriber Management System
SMTP : Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SOS : Save Our Souls—distress signal
SPG : Special Protection Group
SPIN : Software Process Improvement Networks
SPV : Solar Photo Voltaic
SQUID : Super-conducting Quantum Interference Device
SRE : Space Capsule Recovery Experiment
SRV : Submarine Rescue Vessel
SSN : Social Security Number
STARS : Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station
START : Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
STD : Subscriber Trunk Dialling; Sexually Transmitted Diseases
STEP : Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park
STT : Securities Transaction Tax
SWAN : State-wide Area Network
SWIFT : Society for Worldwide Financial Telecommunications

Letter [T] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
TC : Temporary Change
TDS : Tax Deduction at Source
TIFR : Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research
TIN : Tax Information Network
TINXSYS : Tax Information Exchange System
TISCO : Tata Iron and Steel Company
TPDS : Targeted Public Distribution System
TRAI : Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India
TRIMS : Trade Related Investment Measures
TRIPS : Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
TRYSEM : Training Of Rural Youth For Self Employment
TT : Telegraphic Transfer
TA : Traveling Allowance
TB : Tuberculosis
TELEX : Tele Printer Exchange
TMO : Telegraphic Money
TTE : Traveling Ticket Examiner
TV : Television
TA : Travelling Allowance; Territorial Army
TAAI : Travel Agents Association of India
TACDE : Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment
TADA : Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act
TAPS : Tarapur Atomic Power Station
TB : Tuberculosis
TCP : Transfer Call Protocol
TCP : Transfer Call Protocol<br> Transmission
TDC : Transport Development Council
TDS : Tax Deduction at Source
TDSAT : Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal
TELCO : Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
TERLS : Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
TFT : Thin-Film Transistor
TFT Thin : Film Transistor
TIFR : Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
TIN : Tax Information Network
TINXSYS : Tax Information Exchange System
TISCO : Tata Iron and Steel Company
TMC : Terrain Mapping Camera
TMO : Telegraphic Money Order
TNT : Tri-nitro-toluene (high explosive)
TOEFL : Test of English as a Foreign Language
TPP : 20-Point Programme
TRAI : Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
TRIMs : Trade Related Investment Measures
TRIPS : Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
TRP : Television Rating Points; Tax Return Preparer
TRYSEM : Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment
TTE : Travelling Ticket Examiner
TTF : Tourism Task Force
TVS : T.V Sundaram(Co-Founder)

Letter [U] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
UCO : United Commercial Bank.
UN : United 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 Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization
UNFCCC : United nation framework convention on climate change
UNFPO : United Nations Fund For Population Activities
UNHCR : United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees
UNHRC : United Nations Human Rights Commission
UNICEF : United Nations International Children’s (Emergency) Fund
UNIDO : United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNRRA : United Nations Relief And Rehabilitation Administration
US : United States
USD : US Dollars
USE : United Stock Exchange
UGC : University Grants Commission
UNDP : United nations Development Programme
UNO : United Nations Organization
UAE : United Arab Emirates
UAV : Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UF : United Front
UFO : Unidentified Flying Object
UGC : University Grants Commission
UK : United Kingdom
ULFA : United Liberation Front of Assam
UN : United Nations
UNCTAD : United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP : United Nations Development Programme
UNEF : United Nations Emergency Force
UNEP : United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNESCO : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organi-sation
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 Nation International Children’s Emergency Fund
UNIDO : United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
UNRRA : United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
UNTAC : United Nations Transitional Authority for Cambodia
UNU : United Nations University
UPA : United Progressive Alliance
UPSC : Union Public Service Commission
UPTN : Universal Personal Telephone Number
URL : Uniform Resource Locator
USA : United States of America
USIS : United States Information Service
USSR : Union of Soviet Socialist Republic

Letter [V] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
VAT : Value-Added Tax
VC : Venture Capital
VDIS : Voluntary Disclosure Of Income Scheme
VRS : Voluntary Retirement Scheme
VIP : Very Important Person
VPP : Value Payable Post
VAT : Value Added Tax
VAT : Value-added Tax
VC : Vice-Chancellor; Vice Counsel; Victoria Cross; Vir Chakra
VCR : Video Cassette Recorder
VDIS : Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
VHRR : Very High Resolution Radiometer
VIP : Very Important Person
VIRUS : Vital Information Resources Under Siege
VLSI : Very Large Scale Integration
VOIP : Voice Over Internet Protocol
Vol : Volume
VPN : Virtual Private Network
VPP : Value Payable Post
VRML : Virtual Reality Modelling Language
VRS : Voluntary Retirement Scheme
VSAT : Very Small Aperture Terminals
VSSC : Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
VVS Laxman : Vengipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman

Letter [W] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
WEF : World Economic Forum
WFP : World Food Program
WHO : World Health Organization
WIPO : World Intellectual Property Organization
WHO : World Health Organization
WMO : World Meteorological Organization
WADA : World Anti-Doping Agency
WAP : Wireless Application Protocol
WAVE : Wireless Access for Virtual Enterprise
WDF : Wasteland Development Force
WEF : World Economic Forum
WFP : World Food Programme
WFTU : World Federation of Trade Unions
WGIG : Working Group on Internet Governance
WHO : World Health Organisation
WIPO : World Intellectual Property Organisation
WIPRO : Western Indian Products
WLL : Wireless in Local Loop
WMD : Weapons of Mass Destruction
WMO : World Meteorological Organisation
WR : Western Railway
WTO : World Trade Organisation
WTO Abbreviationsh : World Trade Organisation (previously called GATT); also World Tourism Organisation
WWF : World Wildlife Fund
WWW : World Wide Web
WYSIWYG : What you see is what you get

Letter [X-Z] Starting Important Abbreviations Full Forms
XML : Extensible Mark-up Language
YWCA : young women,s Christian Association
YMCA : Young Men’s Christian Association
YWCA : Young Women’s Christian Association
ZAPU : Zimbabwe Africa Peoples Union
ZPZ : Zero Population Growth
ZS : Zoological Society
ZIP : Zone Improvement Plan

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