General Awareness

List of General Abbreviation Used in Common Life

Here there are the list of Abbreviation. These are the short form of long words. Most commonly used abbreviation are given below.

A

A.A. – Automobile Association (Anti Aircraft) .

A.A.A.A. – Asian Amateur Athletic Association.

A.B.C.–  Atomic / Biological And Chemical Warfare .

A.A.F. – Auxiliary Air Force .

A.B.M. – Anti Ballistic Missile .

A.B.S. – Akhil Bhartiya Sena

A.B.S.U. – All Bodo Student Union .

A.B.V.P. – Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad .

A.C.A.S. – Airbome Collision Avoidance System .

A.C.C. – Arab Co-operation Council .

A.C.C. – Auxiliary Cadet Core .

A.D. – Anno Domoni , in the year of Lord Christ .

A.D.B. – Asian Development Bank .

A.D.F – Asian Development Fund .

A.E.C. – Atomic Energy Commission .

A.G. – Accountant General .

A.F.I.C. – Asian Finance and Investment Corporation .

A.I. – Air India .

A.H.Q. – Air Head Quarters/Army Head Quarters .

A.I.A – Associate  of the Institute of Actuaries .

A.I.C.C – All India Congress Committee

A.I.D.S – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome .

A.I.L. – Aeronautics India Limited .

A.I.I.M.S – All India Institute of Medical Sciences .

A.I.N.E.C. – All India Newspaper Editors Conference .

A.I.M.A. – All India Manufacturer’s Association .

A.I.J.A – All India Journalists Association .

A.I.S.S.F. – All India Sikh Students Federation .

A.I.R – All India Radio .

A.I.T.U.C. – All India Trade Union Congress .

A.I.W.C – All India Women’s Conference .

A.I.R.F. – All India Railwaymen’s Federation .

A.M. – Anti Meridium (before Noon)

A.M.C. – Army Medical Corps / Asset Management Companies .

A.M.E. – Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers .

A.P.C. – Agriculture Prices Commission .

A.P.E.C. – Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation .

A.S.C. – Army Service Corp .

A.S.C.I. – Advertising Standard Council of India .

A.S.L.V. – Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle .

A.S.P.A.C – Asian And Pacific Council .

A.T.C.I. – Air Time Committee of India .

A.T.M. – Automatic Teller Machine .

A.T.N. – Asian Television Network .

A.T.S. — Anti Tetanus Serum(injection) .

A.N.C. – African National Congress .

A.P.S.C. – Army Postal Services  Core .

A.O.C. – Air Officer Commanding .

A.V.S.M. – Ati Vishisht Seva Medal .

A.V.C. – Army Veterinary Corps .

A.V.M. – Additional Volatility Margin .

A.W.A.C.S. – Airborne Warning and Control System .

B

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts/British Academy .

B.B.C. – British Broadcasting Corporation .

B.A.R.C. – Bhabha Atomic Research Center .

B.B.C – British Broadcasting Corporation .

B.C. – Before Christ .

B.C.G. – Bacillus Calmette Guerin .

B.I.C.P. – Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices .

B.K.U. – Bhartiya Kisan Union .

B.O.A.C. – British Overseas Airways Corporation .

B.E. – Bachelor of Engineering .

B.R.O. – Border Road Organisation .

B.S.E. – Boundary Stock Exchange .

B.S.S. – Bharat Sevak Samaj .

B.S.F. – Border Security Force.

B.S.N.L. – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited .

B.M.P. – Bihar Military Police .

B.J.P. – Bhartiya Janta Party .

B.V.O. – Brominated Vegetable Oil .

C

C.A. – Chartered Accountant .

C & A.G. – Comptroller and Auditor General .

C.A.S. – Chief of Army Staff , Chief of Air Staff

C.A.T. – Center for Advanced Technology .

C.B.I. – Central Bureau of Investigation .

C.B.F.C. – Central Board of Film Certification .

C.C.I. – Cricket Club of India .

C.C.I.C – Central Cottage Industries Corporation .

C.D. – Conference on Disarmament .

C.E.F. – Commonwealth Equality Fund .

C.E.N.V.A.T – Central Value Added Tax .

C.F.C – Chloroform Carbon .

C.F.S. – Container Freight Station .

C.G.S. – Chief of General Staff / Centimeter Gram Second .

C.I.A – Central Intelligence Agency (U.S.A) .

C.I.B. – Credit Information Bureau . 

C.I.D – Criminal Investigation Department .

C-in-C. – Commander-in-Chief .

C.I.S. – Commonwealth of Independent Status .

C.I.S.F. – Central Industrial Security Force .

C.I.T.U – Center of Indian Trade Union .

C.J.M. – Chief Judicial Magistrate .

C.J. – Chief Justice .

C.M.O. – Chief Medical Officer .

C.N.N. – Cabe News Network .

C.N.S. – Chief of The Naval Staff .

C.O. – Commanding Officer/Circle Officer .

C.O.D. – Central Ordnance Depot .

C.P.I. – Communist Party of India .

C.R. – Central Railway .

C.R.A.C. – Cyber Regulation Advisory Council .

C.R.M. – Customer Relationship Management .

C.R.P.F. – Central Reserve Police Force .

C.R.R. – Cash Reserve Ratio .

C.S.I.R. – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research .

C.T.B.T. – Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty .

C.T.O. – Central Telegraph Officer/Central Tractor Organisation .

C.V.C. – Chief Vigilance Commissioner .

D

D.A. – Dearness Allowance/Daily Allowance .

D.A.V.P. – Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity .

D.C. – Direct Current/Deputy Commissioner .

D.C.L. – Doctor of Civil Low .

D.D.T. – Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane .

D.I.G. – Deputy Inspector General .

D.Litt. – Doctor of Literature .

D.M. – District Magistrate .

D.M.K. – Dravida Munetra Karhagam .

D.N.A. – De-oxyribonucleic Acid .

D.O. – Demi Offcial (letter)

D.O.D. – Department of Ocean Development .

D.P.I. – Director of Public Instruction .

D.R.D.O. – Defense Research and Development Organisation .

D.R.E.S. – Department of Renewal Energy Source .

D.T.H. – Direct to Home .

D.Sc. – Doctor of Science .

D.V.C. – Damodar Valley Corporation .

D.J. – District Judge .

E

E.A.R.C. – Economic Administration Reforms Commission.

E.C.I.L. – Electronic Corporation of India Limited.

E.C.U. – European Currency Unit.

E.H.T.P. – Electronic Hardware Technology Park .

E.P.Z. – Export Processing Zone.

E.P.I. – Engineering Project India.

E.R. – Eastern Railway .

E.R.D.A. – Energy Research and Development Administrator.

E.R.M. – Exchange Rate Mechanism.

E.S.A. – European Space Agency.

E.R.P. – European Recovery Programme.

E.S.A. – European Space Agency.

F

F.A.O. – Food and Agriculture Organisation.

F.B.I. – Federal Bureau of Investigation (of the U.S.A)

F.C.I. – Food Corporation of India/Fertilizer Corporation of India.

F.E.R.A. – Foreign Exchange Regulation Act.

F.I.C.C.I. – Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

F.S.I. – Fisheries Survey of India.

F.M. – Field Marshal.

F.T.I.I – Film and Television Institute of India.

G

G.A.T.T. – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

G.A.I.L – Gas Authority of India Limited .

G.E.A.C. – Genetic Engineering Approval Committee .

G.E.F. – Global Environment Fund .

G.H.Q. – General Headquarters.

G.I. – Government Issue .

G.I.C. – General Insurance Corporation.

G.M.T. – Greenwich Mean Time.

G.M.R.T. – Giant Meter wave Radio Telescope.

G.N.P. – Gross National Product .

G.O.C. – General Officer Commanding.

G.P.F. – General Provident Fund.

G.P.O. – General Post Office.

G.P.S. – Global Positioning System.

G.S.L.V. – Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle .

G.T.O. – Geosynchronous  Transfer Orbit.

H

H.A.L. – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

H.E.C. – Heavy Engineering Corporation.

H.E.L. – Heavy Electricals Limited.

H.M.T. – Hindustan Machine Tools.

H.P.—Horse Power.

H.M.S. – Hybrid Mail Service.

H.S.L. – Hindustan Steel Limited.

H.T.R. – High Temperature Reactor.

H.T.M.L. – Hyper Text Markup Language.

H.U.D.C.O. – Housing and Urban Development Corporation.

H.V.D.C. – High Voltage Direct Current.

I

I.A. – Indian Airlines.

I.A.A.I. – International Airport Authority of India.

I.A.A.S. – India Audit and Accounts Service.

I.A.S. – Indian Airlines Corporation.

I.A.F. – Indian Air Force.

I.A.M.C. – Indian Army Medical Corps.

I.A.E.A. – International Atomic Energy Agency.

I.A.S. – Indian Administrative Service.

I.C.C. – International Chamber of Commerce.

I.C.C.R. – Indian Council of Culturer Relations.

I.C.M.R. – Indian Council of Medical Research.

I.C.C.W —  Indian Council of Child Welfare.

I.C.J – International Court of Justice.

I.C.R.C.—International Committee of the Red Cross.

I.D.A. – International Development Association.

I.I.S.CO. – Indian Iron and Steel Company.

I.D.B.I. – Industrial Development Bank of India.

I.D.P.L. – Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited.

I.E.A. – International Energy Agency.

I.F.A. – Indian Football Association.

 I.F.S. – Indian Foreign Service/Indian Forest Service.

 I.G.F. – Indian Growth Fund.

 I.G.N.O.U. – Indira Gandhi National Open University .

 I.I.P.A. – Indian Institute of  Public Administration.

 I.I.T. – Indian Institute of  Technology.

 I.L.O. – International Labour Organisation.

 I.M.A. – Indian Military Academy.

 I.N. – Indian Navy.

 I.N.A. – Indian National Army.

 INTESAT. – International Tele-Communication Satellite.

 I.N.S.A. – Indian National Science Academy.

 INTERPOL. – International Police.

 I.N.T.U.C. – Indian National Trade Union Congress.

 I.O.C. – International Olympic Committee/Indian Oil Corporation.

 I.P.C. – Indian Penal Code.

 I.P.S. – Indian Police Service/Indian Postal Service.

 I.P.U. – Inter-Parliamentary Union.

 I.Q. – Intelligence Quotient.

 I.R.A. – Insurance Regulatory Authority.

 I.R.C. – International Red Cross.

 I.R.E.P. – Integrated Rural Energy Planning.

 I.S.C. – Inter-State Council.

 I.S.R.O – Indian Space Research Organisation.

 I.S.O. – International Standardization Organisation.

 I.S.T. – Indian Standard Time.

 I.T.D.C. – Indian Tourism Development Corporation.

 I.T.I. – Industrial Training Institute/Indian Telephone Industries.

 I.T.O – International Trade Organisation /Income Tax Officer.

 I.T.U. – International Tele-Communication Union.

 I.U.N.C. – International Union for Nature Conservation.

 J

 J.A.L – Japan Air Lines.

 J.C.O – Junior Commissioned Officer.

 J.K.L.F – Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.

 J.M.M. – Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.

 J.P. – Justice of Peace.

 J.P.C – Junior Parliamentary Committee.

 K

 K.A.N.U. – Kenya  African National Union.

 K.C. – Kirti Chakra.

 K.G. – Kinder Garten.

 K.g. – Kilogram.

 K.V.K. – Krishi Vigyan Kendra.

 L

 L.B.W. – Leg Before Wicket.

 L.C.A. – Light Combat Aircraft.

 L.D.C. – Lower Division Clerk.

 L.I.C. – Life Insurance Corporation.

 L.L.B. – Bachelor of Low.

 L.L.D. – Doctor of Low.

 L.P.S.U. – Liquid Propulsion System Unit.

 L.O.A.C. – Line of Actual Control(in Kashmir)

 L.T.A.—Light Transport Aircraft.

 L.T.T.E. – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

 M

 M.A. – Master of Arts.

 M.A.P.P. – Madras Atomic Power Project.

 M.B.A. – Master of Business Administration.

 M.B.B.S. – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

 M.B.M. – Master of Business Management.

 M.C.C. – Marylebone Committee /Managing Committee.

 M.D. – Doctor of  Medicine.

 M.E.P. – Minimum Export Price.

 M.E.S. – Military Engineering Service.

 M.F.N.—Most Favoured Nation.

 M.L.A – Member of Legislative Assembly.

 M.L.C. – Member of Legislative Council.

 M.M.S. – Multimedia Messaging Service.

 M.N.C. – Multi National Corporation.

 M.Net. – Mobile Internet.

 M.N.F. – Mizo National Front.

 M.P. – Member of Parliament.

 M.R.M. — Medium Range Missiles

 M.Sc. – Master of Science.

 M.T.O. – Multilateral Trade Organisation.

 M.V.C. – Maha Vir Chakra.

 N

 N.A.A. – National Airport Authority.

 N.A.E.P. – National Adult Education Programme.

 N.A.G. – National Air Guard.

 N.A.R.O. – National Amnesty and Redemption Organisation.

 N.A.S.A – National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

 N.A.T.O. – North Atlas and Thematic Mapping.

 N.A.V. – Net Asset Value.

 N.C.C. – National Cadet Corps.

 N.C.D.C.—National Coal Development Corporation.

 N.C.E.R.T.—National Council of Educational Research and Training.

 N.C.O. – Non-Commissioned Officer.

 N.D.A. – National Defense Academy/ National Democratic Alliance.

 N.E.P. – National Education Policy.

 N.E.R. – North Eastern Railway.

 N.I.S. – National Institute of  Sports.

 N.I.O – National Institute of Oceanology.

 N.I.I.T – National Institute of  Information Technology.

 N.L.F.—National Liberation Front.

 N.M.D. – Nuclear Missile Defense.

 N.P.B. – Nuclear Power Board.

 N.P.L. – National Physical Laboratory.

 N.P.T.C. – National Power Transmission Corporation.

 N.R.D.C – National Research and Development Corporation.

 N.S.E. – National Stock Exchange.

 N.T.P.C. – National Thermal Power Corporation.

 N.W.R.C. – National Water Resources Council.

 O

 O.A.S. – Organisation  of American States.

 O.A.U. – Organisation of African Unity.

 O.A.N.A. – Organisation of Asian News Agencies.

 O.E.E.C. – Organisation for European Economic Co-Operation.

 O.I.C. – Organisation of  Islamic Countries.

 O.N.G.C. – Oil and Natural Gas Commission.

 O.P.E.C. – Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

 P

 P.A. – Personal Assistant.

 P.A.C. – Political Affairs Committee/Public Accounts Committee.

 P.A.T.A – Pacific Asia Travel Association.

 P.B.S. – Public Broadcasting System.

 Ph.D. – Doctor of  Philosophy.

 P.C.C. – Pradesh Congress Committee.

 P.C.S. – Public Civil Service/Punjab Civil Service.

 P.S.C. – Public Service Commission.

 P.T.I. – Press Trust of  India.

 P.T.O. – Please Turn Over.

 P.I.A. – Pakistan International Airlines.

 P.I.B. – Press Information Bureau.

 P.I.N. – Postal Index Number.

 P.M. – Prime Minister.

 P.M.G. – Post Master Number.

 P.O.T.A. – Prevention of Terrorism Act.

 P.P. – Public Prosecutor.

 P.V.C. – Param Vir Chakra.

 P.V.S.M. – Param Vishista Seva Medal.

 P.W.D. – Public Works Department.

 Q

 Q.M.S. – Quick Mail Service.

 Q.M.G. – Quarter Master General.

 R

 R.A.F. – Rapid Action Force.

 R.B.I. – Reserve Bank of India.

 R.A.P.P. – Rajasthan Atomic Power Project.

 R.D.F. – Rapid Development Force.

 R.M.S. – Railway Mail Service.

 R.S.A. – Russian Space Agency.

 R.S.S. – Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

 R.L.V. – Reusable Launch Vehicle.

 S

 S.A.A.R.C. – South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation.

 S.A.F.T.A. – South Asian Free Trade Area.

 S.A.I.L. – Steel Authority of India Limited.

 S.A.T.O. – South Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

 S.A.L.T. – Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.

 S.C. – Security Council/Supreme Court.

 S.D.O. – Sub-Divisional Officer.

 S.C.I – Shipping Corporation of India.

 S.E.B.I. – Securities and Exchange Board of India.

 S.I.T. – Special Investigation Team.

 S.I.T.E. – Satellite Instructional Television Experiment.

 S.M.S. – Short Messaging Service.

 S.S.P. – Senior Superintendent of  Police.

 S.T.C. – State Trading Corporation.

 S.T.D. – Sexually Transmitted Disease/Subscribe Trunk Dialing.

 S.T.A.R.S. – Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station

 S.T.E.P. – Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park.

 T

 T.A. – Territorial Army/Travelling Allowance.

 T.A.B.—Technical Assistance Board.

 T.A.D.A. – Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention)Act.

 T.A.P.S. – Tarapur Atomic Power Station.

 T.E.L.C.O. – Tata Engineering and Locomotive  Company.

 T.E.R.L.S. – Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station.

 T.I.S.CO. – Tata Iron and Steel Company.

 T.T.E. – Travelling Ticket Examiner.

 T.I.F.R. – Tata Institute of  Fundamental Research.

 T.M.O. – Telegraphic Money Order.

 T.N.T. – Tri Nitro Toluene(high explosive).

 U

 U.A.E. – United Arab Emirates.

 U.A.V. – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

 U.F. – United Front.

 U.G.C. – University Grants Commission.

 U.K. – United Kingdom.

 U.L.F.A. – United Liberation Front of Assam.

 U.M.S. – Unified Messaging Services.

 U.N. – United Nation.

 U.N.E.S.C.O. – United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

 U.N.I.C.E.F. – United Nation International Children’s Emergency Fund.

 U.N.I. – United News of India.

 U.N.O. – United Nations Organisation.

 U.P.F. – United People Front.

 U.P.S.C. – Union Public Service Commission.

 U.S.A. – United States of America.

 U.S.A.I.D. – United States Agency for International Development.

 U.S.S.R. – Union of Soviet Socialist Republic.

 U.S.I.S. – United States Information Services.

 V

 V.C. – Vice-Chancellor/Victoria Cross/Vir Chakra.

 V.I.P. – Very Important Person.

 V.R.C. – Vir Chakra.

 V.R.D.E. – Vehicle Research and Development Establishment.

 V.O.I.P. – Voice Over Internet Protocol.

W

 W.A.P. – Wireless Application Protocol.

 W.D.F. – Wasteland Development Force.

 W.E.F. – World Economic Forum.

 W.F.T.U. – World Federation of Trade Unions.

 W.H.O. – World Health Organisation.

 W.L.L. – Wireless in Local Loop.

 W.R. – Western Railway.

 W.T.O. – World Tourism Organisation.

 W.T.U..C. – World Trade Union Congress.

 X

 X-Mas – Christmas

 X.M.L. – Extensible Markup Language.

 Y

 Y.M.C.A. – Young Men’s Christian Association.

 Y.W.C.A. – Young Women’s Christian Association.

 Z

 Z.B.B. – Zero-base Budgeting.

 Z.E.T.A. – Zero Energy Thermo-Nuclear Assemble.

 Z.U.P.O. – Zimbabwe United People’s Organisation.

 

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