What is Abbreviation?

An abbreviation is a shortened form of a phrase or word. Abbreviation consists of a group of first letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, CPU: Central Processing Unit, GK: General Knowledge.
Abbreviation is a shortened form of a written word or phrase used in place of the whole word or phrase.

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

Abbreviations staring from 'A'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.AAFIAmateur Athletics Federation of India
2.AAPSOAfro-Asian People's Solidarity Organisation
3.AASUAll Assam Students Union
4.ABMAnti Ballistic Missile
5.ACAlternate Current Ashok Chakra/ Air Conditioner/ Antarctic Club
6.ACCAnxillary Cadet Core
7.ADAno Domini (After the birth of Jesus)
8.ADBAsian Development Bank
9.AEREAtomic Energy Research Establishment
10.AGOCAsian Games Organisation Committee
11.AICCAll India Congress Committee
12.AICTEAll India Council of Technical Education
13.AIDSAcquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
14.AIFEAll India Football Federation
15.AIIMSAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
16.AILAeronautics India Limited
17.AIMPLBAll India Muslim Personal Law Board
18.AIRAll India Radio (Broadcasting)
19.AITUCAll India Trade Union Congress
20.AMAnti Meridian (Before Noon)
21.ANCAfrican National Congress
22.APECAsia Pacific Economic Cooperation
23.APSCArmy Postal Services Core
24.ASEANAssociation of South East Asian Nations
25.ASLVAugmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
26.ASIArchaeological Survey of India
27.ASSOCHAMAssociated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (India)
28.ASWACAirborne Surveillance Warning and Control
29.ATSAnti Tetanus Serum

Abbreviations staring from 'B'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.BAMSBachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
2.BARCBhabha Atomic Research Centre
3.BBCBritish Broadcasting Corporation
4.BCBefore Christ (Before the birth of Jesus)
5.BCGBacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti TB Vaccine)
6.BCCIBoard of Control for Cricket in India
7.BELBharat Electronics Limited
8.BENELUXBelgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg
9.BHELBharat Heavy Electronics Limited
10.BIFRBoard of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction (Formerly Industrial Reconstruction Finance Board)
11.BIMSTECBangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation
12.BISBureau of Indian Standards
13.B PharmaBachelor of Pharmacy
14.BSFBorder Security Force

Abbreviations staring from 'C'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.CADCommand Area Developmeent
2.CAGComptroller and Auditor General
3.CARECooperative for American Relief Everywhere
4.CASECommission for Alternative Sources of Energy
5.CATCentral Administrative Tribunal, Computerised Axial Tomography
6.CAZRICentral Arid Zone Research Institute
7.СВІCentral Bureau of Investigation
8.CBSECentral Board of Secondary Education
9.CCEACabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
10.CCSCabinet Committee on Security
11.C-DACCentre For Development of Advance Computing
12.CDMACode Division Multiple Access
13.CDRICentral Drug Research Institute
14.CDSCompulsory Deposit Scheme
15.CHOGMCommonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
16.CIDCriminal lInvestigation Department
17.CISCommonwealth of Independent States
18.CISFCentral Industrial Security Force
19.CITUCentre of Indian Trade Unions
20.CNGCompressed Natural Gas
21.CODCentral Ordnance Depot
22.COFEPOSAConservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act
23.СРОCentral Passport Organisation
24.CPRICentral Power Research Institute
25.CRPFCentral Reserve Police Force
26.CRRCash Reserve Ratio
27.CSIRCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research
28.CSOCentral Statistical Organisation
29.CTSComputerised Tomography Scanner
30.CVCCentral Vigilance Commission

Abbreviations staring from 'D'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.DDTDichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane
2.DFDRDigital Flight Data Recorder (Black box)
3.DIGDeputy Inspector General
4.D. Lit.Doctor of Literature
5.DMDistrict Magistrate
6.DMKDravida Munetra Kazhagam
7.DNADi-oxyrib0-Nucleic Acid
8.DPAPDrought Prone Area Programme
9.DPCDabhol Power Company
10.DPSADeep Penetration Strike Aircraft
11.DRDODefence Research and Development Organisation
12.DTHDirect to Home
13.DVDDigital Versatile Disk

Abbreviations staring from 'E'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.EASEmployment Assurance Scheme
2.ECDEuropean Central Bank
3.ECGElectro Cardiogram
4.EECEuropean Economic Community
5.EEGElectro Encephalogram
6.ELISAEnzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay
7.EMFElectromotive Force
8.EPABXElectronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange
9.EPZExport Processing Zone
10.ERDAEnergy Research and Development Administration
11.ESMAEssential Services Maintenance Act
12.EVMElectronic Voting Machine
13.EXIM BankExport-Import Bank of India

Abbreviations staring from 'F'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.FAOFood and Agriculture Organisation
2.FBIFederal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
3.FBTRFast Breeder Test Reactor
4.FCIFood Corporation of India/ Fertilizer Corporation of india
5.FDRFlight Data Recorder (Black Box)
6.FERAForeign Exchange Regulation Act
7.FEMAForeign Exchange Management Act
8.FICCIFederation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry
9.FIPBForeign Investment Promotion Board
10.FIRFirst Information Report
11.FRSFellow of the Royal Society
12.FTllFilms and Television Institute of India
13.FTZFree Trade Zone

Abbreviations staring from 'G'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.GAILGas Authority of India Limited
2.GATTGeneral Agreement on Tariff and Trade
3.GICGeneral Insurance Corporation
4.GMTGreenwich Mean Time
5.GNLFGorkha National Liberation Front
6.GNPGross National Product
7.GPFGeneral Provident Fund
8.GPOGeneral Post Office
9.GPSGlobal Positioning System
10.GSIGeological Survey of lndia
11.GSTGoods and Service Tax

Abbreviations staring from 'H'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.HACHindustan Aluminium Corporation
2.HALHindustan Aeronautics Limited
3.HCFHighest Common Factor
4.HDFCHousing Development Finance Corporation
5.HIVHuman immuno-deficiency Virus
6.HMTHindustan Machine Tools
7.HUDCOHousing and Urban Development Corporation
8.HYVSHigh Yield Variety Seeds

Abbreviations staring from 'I'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.IAAIInternational Airport Authority of India
2.IACIndian Airlines Corporation
3.IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency
4.IARIIndian Agricultural Research Institute
5.IBRDInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
6.ICARIndian Council of Agricultural Research
7.ICBMInter Continental Ballistic Missile
8.ICCInternational Cricket Council
9.ICFTUInternational Confederation of Free Trade Unions
10.ICICLIndustrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited
11.ICJInternational Court of Justice
12.ICMRIndian Council of Medical Research
13.ICSIIndian Company Secretaries lnstitute
14.IDAInternational Development Agency
15.IDBIIndustrial Development Bank of India
16.IDOInternational Defence Organisation
17.IDPLIndian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
18.IFAIndian Football Association
19.IFCIIndustrial Finance Corporation of India
20.IFFLInternational Film Festival of lndia
21.IFFCOIndian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative
22.ITUInternational Federation of Trade Unions
23.IIPAIndian Institute of Public Administration
24.IISIndian Institute of Sciences
25.IISCOIndian Iron and Steel Company
26.IITIndian Institute of Technology
27.ILOInternational Labour Organisation
28.IMAIndian Military Academy
29.IMFinternational Monetary Fund
30.INGCAIndira Gandhi Gallery for Culture and Art
31.INSIndian Naval Ship
32.INSATIndian National Satellite
33.INTELSATInternational Telecommunication Satellite
34.INTERPOLInternational Police Organisation
35.INTUCIndian National Trade Union Congress
36.IOCInternational Olympic Committee/Indian Oil Corporation
37.IPCIndian Penal Code
38.IPKFIndian Peace Keeping Force
39.IQIntelligence Quotient
40.IRBMIntermediate Range Ballistic Missile
41.IRCInternational Red Cross
42.IRDAInsurance Regulatory Development Authority
43.IRDPIntegrated Rural Development Programme
44.ISBIndian Standard Bureau
45.ISMIndian Schoo! of Mines
46.ISOInternational Organisation for Standardisation
47.ISPInternet Services Provider
48.ISROIndian Space Research Organisation
49.ISTIndian Standard Time
50.ITBPIndo-Tibet Border Police
51.TDCIndian Tourism Development Corporation
52.ITPOIndian Trade Promotion Organisation
53.ITOInternational Trade Organisation
54.ITUCIndian Trade Union Congress

Abbreviations staring from 'J'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.JMMJharkhand Mukti Morcha

Abbreviations staring from 'K'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.KGKinder Garten

Abbreviations staring from 'L'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.LASERLight Amplification By Stimulated Emission of Radiation
2.LICLife Insurance Corporation of India
3.LLBBachelor of Law
4.LLMMaster of Law
5.LMGLight Machine Gum
6.LOCLine of Control (Pakistan)
7.LoACLine of Actual Control (China)
8.LPGLiquefied Petroleum Gas
9.LSDLysergic acid di-ethylamide
10.LTTELiberation Tigers of Tamil Elam

Abbreviations staring from 'M'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.MAMicrowave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
2.MASERMaster of Arts
3.MBAMaster of Business Administration
4.MBBSBachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
5.MBTMain Battle Tank
6.MCAMonetary Compensatory Allowance/Master of Computer Application
7.MCCMelbourne Cricket Club
8.MDDoctor of Medicine
9.MFNMost Favoured Nation
10.MIMilitary Intelligence
11.MISAMaintenance of Internal Security Act
12.MITMechachusates Institute of Technology (USA)
13.MLAMember of Legislative Assembly
14.MLCMember of Legislative Council
15.MNCMulti National Corporation
16.MRCPMember of Royal College of Physicians
17.MRCSMember of Royal College of Surgeons
18.MRTPCMonopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
19.MODVATModified Value Added Tax

Abbreviations staring from 'N'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.NABARDDNational Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
2.NACONational AIDS Control Organisation
3.NAEPNational Adult Education Programmne
4.NAFEDNational Agricultural and Marketing Federation
5.NAFTANorth American Free Trade Agreement
6.NAPPNarora Atomic Power Plant
7.NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
8.NASSCOMNational Association of Security Dealer's Active Quotation
9.NCWNational Association of Software & Service Companies
10.NASDAQNorth Atlantic Treaty Organisation
11.NATONational Commission for Women
12.NCCRNational Council for Civil. Right
13.NCERTNational Council of Educational Research & Training
14.NDANational Defence Academy
15.NDDBNational Dairy Development Board (Anand, Gujara)
16.NDFNational Defence Fund
17.NEERINational Environment Engineering Research Institute
18.NEFANorth-East Frontier Agency
19.NEPANational Environment Protection Authority
20.NFDCNational Film Development Corporation
21.NFLNational Fertilizer Limited
22.NHRCNational Human Rights Commission
23.NICONew Information and Communication Order
24.NIDCNational Industrial Development Corporation
25.NIITNational Institute of Information Technology
26.NIMHANSNational Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences
27.NITIENational Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering
28.NMDSNational Missile Defence System (US)
29.NMEPNational Malaria Eradication Programme
30.NOIDANew Okhla Industrial Development Authority
31.NPCNational Productivity Council
32.NPPNational Population Policy
33.NPTNuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
34.NRDCNational Research and Development Corporation
35.NREPNational Rural Employment Programme
36.NRINon Resident Indian
37.NSCNational Security Council
38.NSSONational Sample Survey Organisation
39.NTCNational Textile Corporation
40.NTPCNational Thermal Power Corporation

Abbreviations staring from 'O'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.OGLOpen General Licence
2.OILOil India Limited
3.OKAll Correct
4.ONGCOil and Natural Gas Commission
5.OPECOrganisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Abbreviations staring from 'P'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.PCIPress Council of India
2.PCSProvincial Civil Services
3.Ph. DDoctor of Philosophy
4.PINPostal Index Number
5.PLOPalestine Liberation Organisation
6.PMPost Meridian/ Prime Minister
7.POTAPrevention of Terrorism Act
8.PSLVPolar Satellite Launch Vehicle
9.PTIPress Trust of India
10.PROPublic Relations Officer
11.PTOPlease Turn Over
12.PVCPoly Vinyl Chloride/ Paramvir Chakra
13.PVSMParam Vishisht Seva Medal
14.PWDPublic Work's Department
15.PWGPeople's War Group

Abbreviations staring from 'R'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.RADARRadio Angle Direction and Range
2.RAWResearch and Analysis Wing
3.R &DResearch and Development
4.RBIReserve Bank of India
5.RCCReinforced Cement Concrete
6.RDXResearch Developed Explosive
7.RIMCRashtriya Indian Military College
8.RMSRailway Mail Service
9.RLEGPRural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme
10.RNARibonucleic Acid
11.RPMRevolutions Per Minute
12.RSSRashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
13.RTORegional Transport Officer

Abbreviations staring from 'S'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.SAARCSouth Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
2.SACSpace Application Centre
3.SAFTASouth Asian Free Trade Agreement
4.SALSports Authority of India
5.SAILSteel Authority of India Limited
6.SAPTASouth Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement
7.SARSSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome
8.SCSecurity Council/ Supreme Court
9.SCIShipping Corporation of India
10.SCOPEStanding Conference of Public Enterprises
11.SCRASpecial Class Railway Apprentice
12.SDRSpecial Drawing Rights
13.SEBISecurity Exchange Board of India
14.SGPCSiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee
15.SHARShri Harikota Range
16.SIDBISmall Industries Development Bank of India
17.SISSecret Intelligence Service (U.K)
18.SITASuppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act
19.SLVSatellite Launch Vehicle
20.SPCASociety for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
21.SPIC MACAYSociety for the Promotion of indian Classical music and culture
22.STARSSatellite Tracking and Ranging Station
23.STDSubscribers Trunk Dialing
24.STPSoftware Technology Parks of India
25.SWAPOSouth West African People's Organisation

Abbreviations staring from 'T'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.TATravelling Allowance/Territorial Army
2.TCTransfer Certificate, Trusteeship Council
3.TELCOTata Engineering and Locomotive Company
4.TELEXTeleprinter Exchange
5.TISCOTata Iron and Steel Company Limited
7.TOEFLTest of English as a Foreign Language
8.TRATelecom Regulatory Authority of India
9.TRIPSTrade Related Intellectual Property Rights
10.TTETravelling Ticket Examiner
11.TTFITable Tennis Federation of India
12.TWATrans World Airlines (USA)

Abbreviations staring from 'U'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.UDCUpper Division Clerk
2.UFOUnidentified Flying Object
3.UGCUniversity Grants Commission
4.UHTUltra High Temperature
5.ULFAUnited Liberation Front of Assam
6.UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
7.UNDPUnited Nations Develópment Programme
8.UNEFUnited Nations Emergency Force
9.UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
10.UNESCOUnited Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organisation
11.UNFPAUnited Nations for Population Activities
12.UNHCRUnited Nations High Commission for Refugees
13.UNIUnited News of India
14.UNICEFUnited Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
15.UNOUnited Nations Organisation
16.UPSUninterrupted Power Supply
17.UPSCUnion Public Service Commission
18.USPUnique Selling Proposition
19.USSRUnion of Soviet Socialist Republic
20.UTIUnit Trust of India

Abbreviations staring from 'V'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.VATValue Added Tax
2.VDISVoluntary Disclosure of lncome Scheme
3.VCVice-Chancellor/Victoria Crosss
4.VIPVery important Person
5.VPPValue Payable Post
6.VRSVoluntary Retirement Scheme
7.VSNLVidesh Sanchar Nigam Limited
8.VSSCVikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Abbreviations staring from 'W'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.WWFWorld Wild Life Fund
2.WPIWholesale Price Index
3.WTOWorld Trade Organisation
4.WWFWorld Wild Life Fund for Nature
5.wwwWorld Wide Web
6.WEFWorld Economic Forum
7.WHOWorld Health Organisation
8.WILLWireless in Local Loop
9.WMOWorld Meteorological Organisation

Abbreviations staring from 'Y'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.YMCAYoung Men's Christians Association
2.YWCAYoung Women's Christians Association

Abbreviations staring from 'Z'

Sr.AbbreviationFull Form
1.ZBBZero Based Budgeting
2.ZPGZero Population Growth
3.ZSZoological Society
4.ZSIZoological Survey of India
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