Acronyms You Should Know for Competitive Exams

Useful Acronyms to know if you are preparing for any Recruitment or entrance exam:

Massive list of Common Abbreviation and Acronyms you Should know for various Competitive exams preparation. Various Railway terms, Banking acronyms, Government Departments, Indian, International organizations, political parties, Technical terms, Defence, Politics, courses, Country names, Organizations, Universities, Companies, Brands and Educational institutions full name that are useful for various Government and Entrance Exams.


  1. 1A: First class Air-conditioned
  2. 2A: Air-conditioned 2-tier sleeper
  3. 2S: Second-class Sitting
  4. 3A: Air-conditioned 3-tier sleeper
  5. 4G:  Fourth Generation

Related: The most useful Idioms and their Meaning


  1. AEOI: Atomic Energy Organisation Of Iran
  2. AE: Automatic Emergency
  3. ABM: Anti Ballistic Missiles
  4. ABVP: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
  5. AC: Alternating Current; Ashoka Chakra
  6. ACU: Asian Currency Union
  7. AD: anno Domini; in the year of Lord Christ
  8. ADC: Aide-de-Camp; Access Deficit Charge
  9. ADF: Asian Development Fund
  10. AG: Accountant General; Adjutant General
  11. AIR: All India Radio; Annual Information Report
  12. AFTC: Audio Frequency Track Circuiting
  13. AF: Afghanistan
  14. ASEAN: Association of South East Asian Nations
  15. ASSOCHAM: Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  16. ART: Accident Relief Train
  17. ARTS: Advanced Railway Ticketing System
  18. AC: Alternating Current
  19. AAP: Aam Aadmi Party
  20. AD: Anno Domin
  21. AU: Australia
  22. ABCP: Asset Backed Commercial Paper
  23. AFI: Annual Financial Inspection
  24. AAFI: Amateur Athletics Federation of India
  25. ACC: Associated Cement Company
  26. ACE: Association of Consulting Engineers
  27. AIMA: All India Management Association
  28. ALH: Advanced Light Helicopter
  29. AAA: Asian Athletics Association
  30. ASCI: Administrative Staff College of India
  31. AASU: All Assam Students Union
  32. AE/AEN: Assistant Engineer
  33. AEC: Accident Enquiry Committee
  34. ANMI: Association of National Exchanges Members of India
  35. ACU: Asian Clearing Union
  36. AML: Anti-Money Laundering
  37. AM: ante meridiem; before noon
  38. AMC: Army Medical Corps; Asset Management Companies
  39. AME: Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers
  40. APC: Agricultural Prices Commission
  41. APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  42. APPLE: Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment
  43. APPU: Asian Pacific Postal Union
  44. ARC: Asset Reconstruction Company
  45. ARDR: Agricultural and Rural Debt Relief
  46. ASAT: Anti-Satellite weapon
  47. ASC: Army Service Corps
  48. ASCI: Advanced Strategic Computing Initiative
  49. ASCII: American Standard Code for Information
  50. ASEAN: Association of South-East Asian Nations
  51. ASEM: Asia-Europe Meeting
  52. ADEE: Assistant Divisional Electrical Engineer
  53. ADME: Assistant Divisional Mechanical Engineer
  54. AIBEA: All India Bank Employees Association
  55. AJT: Advanced Jet Trainer
  56. AITMC: All India Trinamool Congress
  57. ANC: African National Congress
  58. APEC: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
  59. ADF: Augmented Dicky Fuller
  60. ASER: Annual status of Education Report
  61. AMFI: Association of Mutual Funds in India
  62. AAI: Airport Authority of India
  63. AGP: Asom Gana Parishad
  64. ADR: Asset Development Reserve
  65. ABM: Anti Ballistic Missile
  66. AD: Ano Domini
  67. AERB: Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
  68. AIR: All India Radio
  69. ASIMO: Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility
  70. ASLV: Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
  71. ASMA: Antarctica Specially Managed Area
  72. ASSOCHAM: Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  73. ATA: Air Time Authority; Allen Telescope Array
  74. ATC: Air Traffic Controller
  75. ATM: Automatic Teller Machine
  76. ATR: Action Taken Report
  77. ATV: Automatic Transfer Vehicle
  78. AUM: Assets Under Management
  79. AVC: Army Veterinary Corps
  80. AVM: Additional Volatility Margin
  81. AWACS: Airborne Warning and Control System
  82. AIR: Annual Information Report
  83. AITUE: All India Trade Union Congress
  84. ASWAC: Airborne Surveillance Warning and Control
  85. ATS: Anti Tetanus Serum
  86. AICTE: All India Council for Technical Education
  87. AMU: Asian Monetary Unit
  88. ADRs: American Depository Receipts
  89. AITUC: All India Trade Union Congress
  90. AM: Ante meridiem
  91. ACP: Alarm Chain Pulling
  92. ADE/ADEN: Assistant Divisional Engineer
  93. ATM: Automatic Teller Machine
  94. AI: Air India
  95. APEDA: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
  96. APSC: Army Postal Services Core
  97. AFI: Athletics Federation of India
  98. AFMC: Armed Forces Medical College
  99. AT&T: American Telegraphic and Telephone Co. Ltd.
  100. ARC: Administrative Reforms Commission
  101. AIADMK: All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  102. AIFI: All India Financial Institution
  103. ADB: Asian Development Bank
  104. ARP: Air Raid Precaution
  105. ADS: Air Defence Ship
  106. AEC: Atomic Energy Commission
  107. AERE: Atomic Energy Research Establishment
  108. AG: Accountant General
  109. ABS: Automatic Block Signalling
  110. ACD: Anti-Collision Device
  111. AIRF: All-India Railwaymen’s Federation
  112. AS: Accounting Standard
  113. ASM: Assistant Station Master
  114. AG: Accountant General
  115. AGOC: Asian Games Organisation Committee
  116. AHQ: Air Head Quarters
  117. AHQ: Army Head Quarters
  118. ALM: Asset Liability Management
  119. AVJM: Anusheelan Vaichariki Jan Madhyam
  120. ATC: Automated Train Control
  121. AC: Air-Conditioned
  122. ACC: Air-Conditioned coach or class
  123. AICC: All India Congress Committee
  124. AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  125. AIFE: All India Football Federation
  126. AeSIJ: Aeronautical Society India Journal
  127. ACCC: Air-Conditioned Chair Car
  128. ATP: Automatic Train Protection
  129. ANBC: Adjusted Net Bank Credit
  130. AD: Authorised Dealer
  131. AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  132. AIL: Aeronautics India Limited
  133. AIMPLB: All India Muslim Personal Law Board
  134. AIR: All India Radio
  135. ATS: Automatic Train Stop
  136. AVB: Automatic Vacuum Brake
  137. AP: Andhra Pradesh
  138. ABCI: Association of Business Communicators of India
  139. ATS: Automatic Train Stop
  140. AERA: Airport Economic Regulatory Act
  141. AMA: Advanced Measurement Approach
  142. APS: Annual Policy Statement
  143. AP: Arunachal Pradesh
  144. ASLV: Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle

Related: Resume Verbs You should use to get your Dream Job


  1. BC: Business Correspondent
  2. BSE: Bombay Stock Exchange
  3. BE: Budget Estimates
  4. BIS: Bank for International Settlements
  5. BoP: Balance of Payments
  6. BCP: Business Continuity Planning
  7. BASI: Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India
  8. BTC: Bankers’ Training College
  9. BA: Bachelor of Arts
  10. BFSI: Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
  11. BOI: Business Optimism Index
  12. BRIC: Brazil, Russia, India and China
  13. BC: Before Christ
  14. BS: Braking in Series configuration
  15. BHEL: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  16. BWEL: Bharat Wagon and Engineering Co., Ltd.
  17. BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
  18. BFS: Board for Financial Supervision
  19. BP: Blood Pressure
  20. BARC: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
  21. BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
  22. BC: Before Christ; Board of Control; British Columbia; Battery Commander
  23. BCG: Bacillus Calmette Guerin—Anti-Tuberculosis Vaccine
  24. BICP: Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices
  25. BIFR: Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
  26. BMRTC: Bangalore Metropolitan Rail Transit Corporation
  27. BHS: Bharatiya Hindu Sena
  28. BAFT: Bankers’ Association for Finance & Trade
  29. BPLR: Benchmark Prime Lending Rate
  30. BB&CI / BB&CIR (BBCIR): Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway
  31. BCBS: Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
  32. BPT: Bombay Port Trust (MPT)
  33. B2B: Busines to Business
  34. B2C: Business to Consumer
  35. BIOS: Basic Input Output System
  36. BKU: Bharatiya Kisan Union
  37. BMD: Ballistic Missile Defence System
  38. BOLT: BSE On-Line Trading (System)
  39. BOSS: Bharat Operating System Solutions
  40. BPO: Business Process Outsourcing
  41. BPR: Bottom Pressure Records
  42. BRO: Border Road Organisation
  43. BBS: Bulletin Board Service
  44. BIOS: Basic Input Output System
  45. BIT: Binary Digit
  46. BMP: Basic Management Programme
  47. BSA: Bilateral Swap Arrangements
  48. ASM: Assistant Station Master
  49. BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party
  50. BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
  51. BIO-TOIL: Biological Toilet
  52. BJD: Biju Janata Dal
  53. B/L: Branch Line
  54. BPS: Blue Parcel Service
  55. BA: Bachelor of Arts
  56. B.Sc.: Bachelor of Science
  57. BCG: Bacillus Calmette Guerin
  58. BD: Bangladesh
  59. BBUNL: Bharat Bhari Udyog Nigam, Ltd.
  60. BSL: Block Section Limit
  61. BCCI: Board of Cricket Control in India
  62. BG: Broad Gauge (Railway tracks)
  63. BAMS: Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
  64. BARC: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
  65. BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
  66. BTIS: Bio-Technology Information System
  67. BPC: Brake Power Certificate
  68. BCom: Bachelors of Commerce
  69. BVR: Beyond Visual Range
  70. BT: Bhutan
  71. BEML: Bharat Earth Movers Limited
  72. BCR: Bengal Central Railway
  73. BESA: British Engineering Standards Association
  74. BC: Before Christ
  75. BCG: Bacillus Calmette Guerin
  76. BEL: Bharat Electronics Limited
  77. BSP: Bahujan Samaj Party
  78. BFSI: Banking Financial Services and Insurance
  79. BSP: Braking in Series-Parallel configuration
  80. BPT: Bombay Port Trust (MPT)
  81. BPSS: Board for Regulation and Supervision of Payment and Settlement Systems
  82. BF: Business Facilitator
  83. BSR: Basic Statistical Returns
  84. BSNL: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
  85. BOAC: British Overseas Airways Corporation
  86. BREAD: Basic Research Education and Development Society
  87. BENELUX: Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg
  88. BIFR: Board of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction
  89. BIMSTEC: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation
  90. B.Ed: Bachelor of Education
  91. B Pharma: Bachelor of Pharmacy
  92. BSE: Bombay Stock Exchange
  93. BSF: Border Security Force
  94. BSNL: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd
  95. BSF: Boarder Security Force
  96. BPL: Below Poverty Line
  97. BPO: Business Process Outsourcing
  98. BPR: Business Process Re-engineering
  99. BMR: Burma Mines Railway
  100. BCSBI: Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
  101. BRBNMPL: Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited

Related: Architecture Abbreviations and Acronyms


  1. CGRA: Currency & Gold Revaluation Account
  2. CD: Certificate of Deposit
  3. CVPS: Currency Verification and Processing System
  4. CSAA: Control Self Assessment Audit
  5. CCEA: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
  6. COS: Central Office of Standards
  7. CAD: Command Area Development
  8. CA: Chartered Accountant
  9. CABE: Central Advisory Board of Education
  10. C & AG: Comptroller & Auditor General
  11. CAIR: Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  12. CAPART: Council for People’s Action and Advancement of Rural Technology
  13. CAS: Chief of Army Staff; Chief of Air Staff; Conditional Access System
  14. CAG: Comptroller and Auditor General
  15. CFO: Chief Financial Officer
  16. CHD: Consumer Health Division
  17. CTC: Cost to Company
  18. CARE: Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere
  19. CR: Central Railway
  20. CB: Citizen Band (Radio)
  21. CBI: Central Bureau of Investigation
  22. CBFC: Central Board of Film Certification
  23. CCPA: Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs
  24. CD: Conference on Disarmament
  25. C-DAC: The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
  26. CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access
  27. CECA: Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
  28. CRIS: Centre for Railway Information Systems
  29. CA&FO: Chief Accounting and Finance Officer
  30. CARS: Central Accounting and Reporting System
  31. CBO: City Booking Office
  32. CLW: Chittaranjan Loco Works
  33. CA: Chartered Accountant
  34. CCIL: Clearing Corporation of India Limited
  35. CASE: Commission for Alternative Sources of Energy
  36. CBDT: Central Board of Direct Taxes
  37. CDC: Consultancy Development Centre
  38. CCEA: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
  39. CCMB: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
  40. CC: Cubic Capacity
  41. CA: Canada
  42. CBI: Central Bureau of Investigation
  43. CC: Chair Car
  44. CCS: Chief Commercial Superintendent
  45. CCTV: Closed-Circuit TV
  46. CERN: European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Pronounced CERN in French)
  47. CFC: Chlorofluro Carbon
  48. CFS: Container Freight Station
  49. CHOGM: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
  50. CIA: Central Intelligence Agency (of U.S.A.)
  51. CIBIL: Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd
  52. CIC: Chief Information Commissioner
  53. CID: Criminal Investigation Department
  54. C-in-C: Commander-in-Chief
  55. cif: cost, insurance and freight
  56. CIS: Commonwealth of Independent States
  57. CDO: Coaching Depot
  58. CLS: Colour Light Signalling
  59. CRAR: Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets Ratio
  60. CEE: Chief Electrical Engineer
  61. CFTS: Chief Freight Traffic Superintendent
  62. CFS: Container Freight Station
  63. CoR: Certificate of Registration
  64. CID: Criminal Investigation Department
  65. CITU: Centre of Indian Trade Union
  66. CHA: Custom House Agent
  67. C2C: Consumer to Consumer
  68. CAT: Common Admission Test
  69. CGI: Common Gateway Interface
  70. CNN: Cable News Network
  71. CRIS: Centre for Railway Information System
  72. CISF: Central Industrial Security Force
  73. CITES: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
  74. CITU: Centre of Indian Trade Unions
  75. CLAWS: Centre for Land Warfare Studies
  76. CM: Command Module; Chief Minister
  77. CMP: Common Minimum Programme
  78. CNG: Compressed Natural Gas
  79. CNN: Cable News Network
  80. CNS: Chief of the Naval Staff
  81. CO: Commanding Officer
  82. CME: Chief Mechanical Engineer
  83. CCS: Cabinet Committee on Security
  84. COIS: Coaching Operations Information System
  85. CERN: European Organisation for Nuclear Research known
  86. CAD: Current Account Deficit
  87. Conc.: Concessional fare
  88. CRS: Chief Reservations Supervisor
  89. CT: Control Tower
  90. CFSA: Committee on Financial Sector Assessment
  91. CABE: Central Advisory Board of Education
  92. CACCI: Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry
  93. CADP: Command Area Development Programme
  94. CCI: Cricket Club of India
  95. COCR: Confirmatory Oscillograph Car Run
  96. COFC: Container on flat car
  97. CCR: Counterfeit Currency Report
  98. CDOs: Collateralised Debt Obligations
  99. CTC: Centralised Traffic Control
  100. CTR: Complete Track Renewal
  101. CP: Commercial Paper
  102. CinC: Commander-In-Chief
  103. CMC: Computer Maintenance Corporation
  104. CSER: Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway
  105. CMC: Calcutta Metro Corporation
  106. CVD: Countervailing Duty
  107. CTI: Central Training Institute
  108. CTU: Centralized Training Unit
  109. CVM: Coupon Validating Machine
  110. CPDO: Centralised Public Debt Office
  111. CAS: Conditional Access System
  112. CASA: Current Account and Savings Account deposits
  113. CCI: Cricket Club of India
  114. CBS: Consolidated Banking Statistics
  115. CAS: Central Account Section
  116. CIS: Commonwealth of Independent States
  117. CIC: Central Information Commission
  118. COFMOW: Central Organization for the Modernization of Workshops
  119. CONCOR: Container Corporation of India
  120. COD: Central Ordnance Depot; Cash on Delivery
  121. CPCB: Central Pollution Control Board
  122. CPI: Communist Party of India
  123. CPI(M): Communist Party of India (Marxists)
  124. CPU: Central Processing Unit
  125. CR: Central Railway
  126. CRAC: Cyber Regulation Advisory Council
  127. CRDi: Common Rail Direct injection
  128. CRISIL: Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited
  129. CODs: Central Office Departments
  130. CBI: Central Bureau of Investigation
  131. CBSE: Central Board of Secondary Education
  132. CR: Confidential Report
  133. CDS: Credit Default Swap
  134. CRCS: Central Register of Co-operative Societies
  135. CD: Certificate of Deposit
  136. CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access
  137. CDRI: Central Drug Research Institute
  138. CPC: Cheque Processing Centre
  139. COOIS: Central Organization for Operations Information Systems
  140. CORE: Central Organization for Railway Electrification
  141. CTS: Complaint Tracking System
  142. CA: Concurrent Audit
  143. CRM: Customer Relationship Management
  144. CTC: Calcutta Tramways Corporation
  145. CHOGM: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
  146. CIA: Central Intelligence Agency
  147. CID: Criminal Investigation Department
  148. CACP: Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
  149. CRM: Customer Relationship Management
  150. CRR: Cash Reserve Ratio
  151. CRPF: Central Reserve Police Force
  152. CSIR: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  153. CTBT: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
  154. CTT: Commodities Transaction Tax
  155. CVRDE: Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment
  156. CBS: Core Banking Solutions
  157. CFMS: Centralised Funds Management System
  158. CBLO: Collateralised Borrowing and Lending Obligation
  159. CCB: Central Co-operative Bank
  160. CTS: Cheque Truncation System
  161. CPIs: Consumer Price Indices
  162. CIS: Commonwealth of Independent States
  163. CITU: Centre of Indian Trade Unions
  164. CPFF: Commercial Paper Funding Facility
  165. CPI-IW: Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers
  166. CII: Confederation for Indian Industry
  167. CM: Chief Minister
  168. CCRS: Currency Chest Reporting System
  169. CLAT: Common Law Admission Test
  170. CMP: Common Minimum Programme
  171. CNG: Compressed Natural Gas
  172. CPPC: Central Pension Payment Cell
  173. CPADS: Centralised Public Accounts Department System
  174. CAMELS: Capital Adquacy, Asset Quality, Management, Earnings, Liquidity, Systems and Control
  175. CPI: Communist Party of India
  176. CPI (M): Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  177. CDR: Corporate Debt Restructuring
  178. CMCPS: Compulsorily and Mandatorily Convertible Preference Shares
  179. CPI: Consumer Price Index
  180. CTR: Cash Transaction Receipt
  181. CNLU: Chanakya National Law University
  182. CNPC: China National Petroleum Corporation
  183. COD: Central Ordnance Depot
  184. CWC: Central Water Commission
  185. CRR: Cash Reserve Ratio
  186. CD: Certificate of Deposit
  187. CFT: Combating Financing of Terrorism
  188. CVC: Central Vigilance Commission
  189. COFEPOSA: Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act
  190. CPO: Central Passport Organisation
  191. CPRI: Central Power Research Institute
  192. CCC: Central Complaints Committee
  193. CC: Air-conditioned chair car
  194. CPMG: Corporate Performance Monitoring Group
  195. CPI-AL: Consumer Price Index- Agricultural Labourers
  196. CAB: College of Agricultural Banking
  197. CICs: Credit Information Companies
  198. CENVAT: Central Value Added Tax
  199. CSD: Customer Services Department
  200. CMIS: Currency Management Information System
  201. CPI-RL: Consumer Price Index-Rural Labourers
  202. CPIO: Central Public Information Officer
  203. CPI (ML): Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
  204. CPWD: Central Public Works Department
  205. CRPF: Central Reserve Police Force
  206. CRR: Cash Reserve Ratio
  207. CSIR: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  208. CGFTMSE: Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises
  209. CPSEs: Central Public Sector Enterprises
  210. CSGL: Constituant Subsidiary General Ledger
  211. CBDT: Central Board of Direct Taxes
  212. CoBoSAC: Corporate Bonds and Securitisation Advisory Committee
  213. C-D: Currency-Deposit
  214. CSO: Central Statistical Organisation
  215. CSTO: Collective Security Treaty Organisation
  216. CTS: Computerised Tomography Scanner
  217. CSF: Consolidated Sinking Fund
  218. CR: Contingency Reserve
  219. CSO: Central Statistical Organisation


  1. DEPB: Duty Entitlement Pass Book
  2. DAPM: Department of Administration and Personnel Management
  3. DCCB: District Central Cooperative Bank
  4. DGCI & S: Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics
  5. DBS: Department of Banking Supervision
  6. DAE: Department of Atomic Energy
  7. DDT: Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane
  8. DA: Dearness Allowance; Daily Allowance
  9. DAVP: Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity
  10. DC: Deputy Commissioner; Direct Current in Electricity
  11. DDT: Dichloro-Diphenyl Trichloro-ethane (disinfectant)
  12. DIN: Director Information Number
  13. DM: District Magistrate; Deputy Minister
  14. DMIC: Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
  15. DMK: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Political Party)
  16. DFDR: Digital Flight Data Recorder (also called Black box)
  17. DAC: Digital Axle Counter
  18. DEIO: Department of External Investments and Operations
  19. DIG: Deputy Inspector General (of Police)
  20. D.Phil.: Doctor of Philosophy
  21. DTP: Desktop Publishing
  22. DSP: Deputy Superintendent of Police
  23. DNA: de-oxyribonucleic acid
  24. DO: Demi-official (letter)
  25. DOD: Department of Ocean Development
  26. DPEP: District Primary Education Programme
  27. DPI: Director of Public Instruction
  28. DRAM: Dynamic Random Access Memory
  29. DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organisation
  30. DST: Daylight Saving Time
  31. DRES: Department of Renewable Energy Sources
  32. DTH: Direct to Home (broadcasting)
  33. DAD: Deposit Accounts Department
  34. DRI: Differential Rate of Interest
  35. DEAP: Department of Economic Analysis and Policy
  36. DAP: District Agricultural Plan
  37. DA: Dearness Allowance
  38. DC: Direct Current
  39. DIP: Disclosure and Investor Protection
  40. DIAS: Direct Internet Access System
  41. DIG: Deputy Inspector General
  42. DBT: Department of Bio-Technology
  43. DCPC: Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals
  44. DoE: Department of Electronics
  45. DoT: Department of Telecommunication
  46. DM: District Magistrate
  47. D. Litt: Doctor of Literature
  48. DOC: Department of Communication
  49. DD: Doordarshan
  50. DMK: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  51. DDT: Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloro-Ethane
  52. DLO: Dead Letter Office
  53. DLW: Diesel Loco Works
  54. DSIM: Department of Statistics and Information Management
  55. DS: Disconnecting Switch
  56. DM: District Magistrate
  57. DMK: Dravida Munetra Kazhagam
  58. DNA: Di-oxyribo-Nucleic Acid
  59. DRG: Development Research Group
  60. DMU: Diesel Multiple Unit
  61. DAL: Delhi Avoiding Line
  62. DEE: Divisional Electrical Engineer
  63. D.Sc.: Doctor of Science
  64. DF: Development Fund
  65. DOART: Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting Technology
  66. DPAP: Drought Prone Area Programme
  67. DTH: Direct to Home
  68. DD: Demand Draft
  69. DSP: Deputy Superintendent of Police
  70. DPC: Driving Power Car
  71. DPI: Director of public Instruction
  72. DVD: Digital Versatile Disk
  73. DIR: Defence of India Rules Esq- Esquire
  74. DBOD: Department of Banking Operations and Development
  75. DCC: District Consultative Committee
  76. DCW: Diesel Component Works
  77. DF: Defence Quota
  78. DME: Divisional Mechanical Engineer
  79. DP: Duty Pass
  80. DMRC: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  81. DIC: District Industries Centre
  82. DBFO: Design-Build-Finance-Operate
  83. DLBI: Double Line Block Instrument
  84. DCA: Drug and Cosmetic Act
  85. DDT: Dichloro Diphenyle Trichloroethane
  86. DGCA: Director General of Civil Aviation
  87. DLO: Dead Letter Office
  88. DPCS: Defence Satellite Communication System
  89. DRFL: Depreciation Reserve Fund
  90. DRM: Divisional Railway Manager
  91. DvP: Delivery versus Payment
  92. DCM: Department of Currency Management
  93. DSB: Designated Settlement Banks
  94. DoT: Department of Telecommunications
  95. DHMU: Diesel Hydraulic Multiple Unit
  96. DMH: Dead Man’s Handle
  97. DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organisation
  98. DRT: Debt Recovery Tribunal
  99. DEBC: Department of Expenditure and Budgetary Control
  100. DGBA: Department of Government and Bank Accounts
  101. DICGC: Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation
  102. DS: Difference Stationary
  103. DNBS: Department of Non-Banking Supervision
  104. DEMU: Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit
  105. DETC: Diesel-Electric Tower Car


  1. ECR: Export Credit Refinance
  2. EME: Emerging Market Economies
  3. EBT: Electronic Benefit Transfer
  4. EMF: Electromotive Force
  5. EPABX: Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange
  6. EPIC: Elector’s Photo Identity Card
  7. ESOS: Employees Stock Option Scheme
  8. EEA: Exchange Equalisation Account
  9. E-MAIL: Electronic Mailing
  10. ECG: Electro Cardio-gram
  11. ECS: Electronic Clearing Service
  12. ECT: Electro-convulsant Therapy (electric shock treatment)
  13. EDUSAT: Education Satellite
  14. EEG: Electro-encephalography
  15. EET: Exempt Exempt Taxation
  16. EFA: Education for All
  17. EFF: Extended Fund Facility
  18. e.g.: exempli gratia; for example
  19. EMI: Equated Monthly Installments
  20. ENT: Ear, Nose and Throat
  21. EOF: End of File
  22. ERNET: Educational and Research Network
  23. Exp.: Express
  24. ECR: East Coast Railway
  25. EMU: Electric Multiple Unit
  26. EAS: East Asia Summit
  27. ECG: Electro Cardiogram Graph
  28. EEG: Electro Encephalogram Graph
  29. EAS: Employment Assurance Scheme
  30. ECGC: Export Credit Guarantee Corporation
  31. EFT: Electronic Funds Transfer
  32. EOU: Export Oriented Unit
  33. EHTP: Electronic Hardware Technology Parks
  34. ELISA: Enzyme Linked Immuno Solvent Assay (used for testing AIDS)
  35. EMI: Equated Monthly Instalment
  36. EMS: European Monetary System
  37. EMU: Electric-Multiple Unit; Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit; (European) Economic and Monetary Union
  38. EPROM: Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
  39. EC or ECC: Executive Chair Car
  40. EEFC: Exchange Earners’ Foreign Currency
  41. EIR: East Indian Railway
  42. ETCS: European Train Control System
  43. EPZ: Export Processing Zone
  44. ERDA: Energy Research and Development Administration
  45. ESCAP: Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  46. ECB: European Central Bank
  47. ECS: Electronic Clearing Services
  48. ELRTS: Elevated Light Rail Transit System
  49. EU: European Union
  50. EOD: End of day
  51. ECIL: Electronics Corporation of India Limited
  52. ECG: Electro Cardiogram
  53. EDCIL: Educational Consultants India Ltd.
  54. EPR: Eastern Punjab Railway
  55. ER: Eastern Railway
  56. ERM: Exchange Rate Mechanism
  57. ERNET: Educational and Research Network
  58. ESA: European Space Agency
  59. ESCAP: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  60. ESMA: Essential Services Maintenance Act
  61. ESOP: Employee Stock Option Programme
  62. etc.: et cetera (and other things)
  63. EU: European Union
  64. EVM: Electronic Voting Machine
  65. ECR: Empty Coaching Rake
  66. ESMA: Essential Services Maintenance Act
  67. EVM: Electronic Voting Machine
  68. EXIM Bank: Export-Import Bank of India
  69. EQ: Emergency Quota
  70. EPCG: Export Promotion Capital Goods
  71. ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival
  72. EDI: Educational Development Index
  73. EDM: Electronic Data Management
  74. ENVIS: Environmental Information System
  75. EDUSAT: Education Satellite
  76. EEC: Eurasian Economic Community
  77. EACB: European Association of Co-operative Banks
  78. ECBs: External Commercial Borrowings
  79. EEG: Electro Encephalogram
  80. EET: Exempt, Exempt, Taxable
  81. ELISA: Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay
  82. EXIM Bank: Export Import Bank


  1. FCI: Food Corporation of India
  2. FVCIs: Foreign Venture Capital Investors
  3. FBT: Fringe Benefit Tax
  4. FIU-IND: Financial Intelligence Unit-India
  5. FIPB: Foreign Investment Promotion Board
  6. FPS: Focus Product Scheme
  7. FRL: Full Reservoir Level
  8. FMD: Financial Markets Department
  9. FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
  10. FAO: Food and Agriculture Organisation
  11. FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation (of the U.S.A.)
  12. FCNR: Foreign Currency (non-resident) Accounts Scheme
  13. FDR: Flight Data Recorder; Fixed Deposit Receipt
  14. FEMA: Foreign Exchange Management Act
  15. FERA: Foreign Exchange Regulations Act
  16. FICCI: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  17. FEDAI: Foreign Exchange Dealers’ Association of India
  18. FDI: Foreign Direct Investment
  19. FCCB: Foreign Currency Convertible Bond
  20. FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization
  21. FEDL: Fully Electrified Double Line
  22. FFMVFT: Frequency-modulated Voice-frequency Telegraph
  23. FC: Financial Commissioner
  24. FC: Foreign Collaborations
  25. FT: Foreign Tourist
  26. FII: Foreign Institutional Investors
  27. FIPB: Foreign Investment Promotion Board (of India)
  28. FLAG: Fibre Optic Link Around the Globe
  29. FM: Field Marshal; Frequency Modulated
  30. FPSB: Financial Planning Standards Boards (India)
  31. FRBM: Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
  32. FSSA: Food Safety and Standards Authority (of India)
  33. FSA: Financial Services Authority
  34. FAO: Food and Agriculture Organisation
  35. FBTR: Fast Breeder Test Reactor
  36. FCI: Fertilizer Corporation of India
  37. FII: Foreign Institutional Investor
  38. FSF: Financial Stability Forum
  39. FTA: Free Trade Area
  40. FTP: File Transfer Protocol
  41. FC: Forward Caste
  42. FM: Finance Minister
  43. FOR: Free On Rail
  44. FOR: Forward motion
  45. FRLs: Fiscal Responsibility Legislations
  46. FAO: Food & Agriculture Organisation
  47. FC: Financial Conglomerate
  48. FOF: Flow of Funds
  49. FEMA: Foreign Exchange Management Act
  50. FICA: Federation of International Cricketer’s Association
  51. FICCI: Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  52. FED: Foreign Exchange Department
  53. FLCC: Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling Centre
  54. FCNR(B): Foreign Currency Non-Resident (Banks)
  55. FATF: Financial Action Task Force
  56. FC: First Class
  57. FDI: Foreign Direct Investment
  58. FIR: First Information Report
  59. FIPB: Foreign Investment Promotion Board
  60. FRS: Fellow of the Royal Society
  61. FTA: Free Trade Agreement
  62. FCI: Food Corporation of India
  63. FDI: Foreign Direct Investment
  64. FERA: Foreign Exchange Regulation Act
  65. FRRO: Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office
  66. FNRM: Friends of the National Rail Museum
  67. FROA: Federation of Officer’s Associations
  68. FITL: Funded Interest Term Loan
  69. FTII: Films and Television Institute of India
  70. FTZ: Free Trade Zone
  71. FST: Financial Sector Technology
  72. FIFA: Federation Internationale de Football Association
  73. FRBM: Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
  74. FI: Financial Institutions
  75. FCAs: Foreign Currency Assets
  76. FSB: Financial Stability Board
  77. FM: Frequency modulation
  78. FIEO: Federation of Indian Export Organisation
  79. FMCG: Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  80. FRB: Floating Rate Bond


  1. GFCE: Government Financial Consumption Expenditure
  2. GIPSA: General Insurer’s (Public Sector) Association of India
  3. GCC: General-purpose Credit Card
  4. GPS: Global Positioning System
  5. GSI: Geological Survey of India
  6. GUAM: Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova
  7. GIPR: Great Indian Peninsular Railway
  8. GAGAN: GPS-aided Geo-augmented Navigation
  9. GAIL: Gas Authority of India Limited
  10. GAIN: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  11. GATS: General Agreement on Trade in Services
  12. GATT: General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  13. GCA: General Currency Area
  14. GCC: Gulf Cooperation Council
  15. GSDP: Gross State Domestic Product
  16. GDP: Gross Domestic Product
  17. GPF: General Post Office
  18. GK: General Knowledge
  19. GAIL: Gas Authority of India Limited
  20. GATT: General Agreement on Tariff and Trade
  21. GIC: General Insurance Corporation
  22. GM: General Manager
  23. GRP: Government Railway Police
  24. GSLV: Geostationary Launch Vehicle
  25. GCC: Gulf Cooperation Council
  26. GFD: Gross Fiscal Deficit
  27. GCM: Greatest Common Measure
  28. GEF: Global Environment Fund
  29. GHQ: General Headquarters
  30. GIC: General Insurance Corporation
  31. GIST: Graphics and Intelligence-based Script Technology
  32. GMPS: Global Mobile Personal Communications System
  33. GSIR: Great Southern of India Railway
  34. GSA: General Sales Agent
  35. GoI: Government of India
  36. G7: Group of Seven (US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, japan and Canada) G8 includes G7 plus Russia
  37. GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineer­ing
  38. GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Test
  39. GSP: Generalised System Preference
  40. GUI: Graphical User Interface
  41. GST: Goods and Services Tax
  42. GIST: Global Institute of Science and Technology
  43. GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
  44. GNLF: Gorkha National Liberation Front
  45. GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
  46. GDR: Global Depository Receipt
  47. GFSR: Global Financial Stability Report
  48. GNP: Gross National Product
  49. GPF: General Provident Fund
  50. GMRT: Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope
  51. GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
  52. GNSS: Global Navigation Satellite System
  53. GNP: Gross National Product
  54. GOC: General Officer Commanding
  55. GPO: General Post Office
  56. GPRS: General Packet Radio System
  57. GPO: General Post Office
  58. GRF: Guarantee Redemption Fund
  59. GPS: Global Positioning System
  60. GSLV: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
  61. GSP: Generalised Special Preferences
  62. GST: Goods and Service Tax
  63. GSTP: Global System of Trade Preferences


  1. HTM: Held-to-Maturity
  2. HLCCFM: High Level Coordination Committee on Financial Markets
  3. HR: Human Resources
  4. HMT: Hindustan Machine Tools
  5. HHPDMU: High-Horsepower Diesel Electric Multiple Unit
  6. HAC: Hindustan Aluminium Corporation
  7. HAWS: High Altitude Warfare School
  8. HCF: Highest Common Factor
  9. HDI: Human Development Index
  10. HDTV: High Definition Television
  11. HE: His (or Her) Excellency; His (or Her) Eminence; High Explosive; Horizontal Equivalent
  12. HAL: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  13. HCF: Highest Common Factor
  14. HPDMU: High-powered Diesel Multiple Unit
  15. HSCB: High-speed Circuit Breaker
  16. HT: High Tension
  17. HO: Head Office
  18. HRD: Human Resource Development
  19. HP: Handicapped Persons quota
  20. HITS: Headend In The Sky
  21. HMMWV: High Mobility Multipurpose-Wheeled Vehicle
  22. HMS: Hybrid Mail Service
  23. HP: Himachal Pradesh; Horizontal Plane; Horse Power
  24. HTS: High Tensile-strength Steel
  25. HDFC: Housing Development Finance Corporation
  26. HLL: Hindustan Levers Limited
  27. HUL: Hindustan Unilever Limited
  28. HURC: Hindustan Unilever Research Centre
  29. HUDCO: Housing and Urban Development Corporation
  30. HVDC: High Voltage Direct Current
  31. HFCs: Housing Finance Companies
  32. HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language
  33. HSUI: Housing Start Up Index
  34. HLAC: High Level Advisory Committee
  35. HDFC: Housing Development Finance Corporation
  36. HMT: Hindustan Machine Tools
  37. HUDCO: Housing and Urban Development Corporation
  38. HQ: Head Quarters
  39. HRDD: Human Resources Development Department
  40. HYVS: High Yield Variety Seeds
  41. HLG: High Level Group
  42. HSRL: High Speed Rail Line (Link)
  43. HC: High Court
  44. HNI: High Net-worth Individual
  45. HP: Horse Power
  46. HP: Himachal Pradesh
  47. HRMS: Human Resources Management System


  1. IRDA: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
  2. IGR: Indian Government Railways
  3. IMR: Indian Midland Railway
  4. IAF: Indian Air Force
  5. IA: Intermediate In Arts
  6. IWMP: Integrated Watershed Management Programme
  7. IUSSTF: Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
  8. ISSP: Indian Scientific Satellite Project
  9. IST: Indian Standard Time
  10. IAAI: International Airport Authority of India
  11. IAAS: Indian Audit and Accounts Service
  12. IADF: International Agricultural Development Fund
  13. IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
  14. IAF: Indian Air Force
  15. IAMC: Indian Army Medical Corps
  16. IAS: Indian Administrative Service
  17. ITBP: Indo-Tibet Border Police
  18. ITDC: Indian Tourism Development Corporation
  19. ICICI: Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited
  20. IIP: Index of Industrial Production
  21. IIPM: Indian Institute of Planning and Management
  22. INR: Indian Rupees
  23. ISEC: Institute for Social and Economic Change
  24. IT: Information Technology
  25. ITC: Indian Tobacco Company
  26. IR: Indian Railways
  27. ISR: Indian State Railway
  28. IATA: International Air Transport Association
  29. IATT: Inland Air Travel Tax
  30. IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  31. IBEX: Interstellar Boundary Explorer Mission
  32. ICANN: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
  33. ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organisation
  34. ICAR: Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  35. ICCR: Indian Council of Cultural Relations
  36. ICCW: Indian Council for Child Welfare
  37. ICSE: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
  38. ICU: Intensive Care Unit
  39. IEEE: Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers
  40. IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  41. IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  42. IAAI: International Airport Authority of India
  43. lAC: Indian Airlines Corporation
  44. IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
  45. IMF: International Monetary Fund
  46. IRF: Interest Rate Futures
  47. ISW: Indian Standard Wagon Works
  48. ICDS: Integrated Child Development Service
  49. ICJ: International Court of Justice (with Headquarters at the Hague)
  50. ICL: Indian Cricket League
  51. ICMR: Indian Council of Medical Research
  52. ICPA: Indian Cricket Players’ Association
  53. ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross
  54. IDA: International Development Association
  55. IDBI: Industrial Development Bank of India
  56. IGBT: Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor
  57. IMD: India Meteorological Department
  58. ITER: International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
  59. ITES: Information Technology Enabled Services
  60. ITPO: Indian Trade Promotion Organisation
  61. ITO: International Trade Organisation
  62. IPWE: Institution of Permanent Way Engineers
  63. IARI: Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  64. IBA: Indian Bank Association
  65. IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  66. IRAS: Indian Railway Accounts Services
  67. ITUC: Indian Trade Union Congress
  68. IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resource
  69. IUPEP: Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme
  70. IDSA: Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis
  71. IEA: International Energy Agency
  72. IES: Indian Economic Service
  73. IEX: Indian Energy Exchange
  74. IFRS: International Financial Reporting Standard
  75. IFS: Indian Foreign Service; Indian Forest Service
  76. IFTU: International Federation of Trade Unions
  77. IFWJ: Indian Federation of Working Journalists
  78. IVSR: Indus Valley State Railway
  79. ISRO: Indian Space Research Organization
  80. IPO: Initial Public Offering
  81. IBSA: India, Brazil, South Africa
  82. ICAR: Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  83. ICBM: Inter Continental Ballistic Missile
  84. IPA: Issuing and Paying Agent
  85. IRPS: Indian Railway Personnel Services
  86. IHTT: Institute of Hand-loom and Textile Technology
  87. IUMJ: Indiana University Mathematics Journal
  88. IRRA: Indian Railways Regulatory Authority
  89. ICC: International Cricket Council
  90. IISS: International Institute of Strategic Studies
  91. IMAP: Internet Mail Access Protocol
  92. IGNOU: Indira Gandhi National Open University
  93. IIPA: Indian Institute of Public Administration
  94. IISS: International Institute of Strategic Studies
  95. IIT: Indian Institutes of Technology
  96. ILO: International Labour Organisation
  97. IMA: Indian Military Academy
  98. IMET: International Military Education Training Programme
  99. IQ: Intelligence Quotient
  100. ISBN: International Standard Book Number
  101. ISDN: Integrated Services Digital Network
  102. ICFTU: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  103. ICICI: Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited
  104. IDR: Indian Depository Receipt
  105. IFA: Indian Football Association
  106. ICAI: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  107. ISI: Indian Standards Institute (BIS: Bureau of Indian Standards)
  108. ISRO: Indian Space Research Organisation
  109. ITE: Intra-Group Transactions and Exposure
  110. IMO: International Maritime Organisation
  111. IN: Indian Navy; Intelligent Network
  112. INA: Indian National Army
  113. INK: International Newspaper Kiosks
  114. INMARSAT: International Maritime Satellite Organisation
  115. INMAS: Institute of Nuclear Medicines and Allied Sciences
  116. INS: Indian Naval Ship; Indian Newspaper Society
  117. ICJ: International Court of Justice
  118. ICRIER: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
  119. IAS: Indian Administrative Association
  120. InISJ: Indian Institute of Science Journal
  121. ICSI: Indian Company Secretaries Institute
  122. ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Industrial Disputes
  123. ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross
  124. InJME: Indian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  125. INA: Indian National Army
  126. IMA: Internal Models Approach
  127. IRVS: Interactive Voice Response System
  128. ICSSR: Indian Council of Scientific and Social Research
  129. IDA: International Development Agency
  130. INSAS: Indian Small Arms System
  131. INSAT: Indian National Satellite
  132. INTERPOL: International Police Organisation
  133. INTUC: Indian National Trade Union Congress
  134. IOC: International Olympic Committee
  135. IP: Indian Police
  136. IPC: Indian Penal Code
  137. IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  138. IPEC: International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour
  139. IDBI: Industrial Development Bank of India
  140. IRC: Indian Railways Corporation
  141. IRCA: Indian Railway Conference Association
  142. ISKCON: International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  143. ISO: International Standards Organisation
  144. ITBP: Indo-Tibetan Border Police
  145. ITES: Information Technology enabled services
  146. INTUC: Indian National Trade Union Congress
  147. IDO: International Defence Organisation
  148. IPR: Intellectual Property Right
  149. IPS: Indian Police Service; Indian Postal Service
  150. IPTV: Internet Protocol Television
  151. IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
  152. IR: Infra-red
  153. IRA: Insurance Regulatory Authority
  154. IRBM: Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
  155. IREP: Integrated Rural Energy Planning
  156. IDPL: Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
  157. IFA: Indian Football Association
  158. IPS: Indian Police Service
  159. IAS: Integrated Accounting Systems
  160. IGIDR: Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
  161. IFCI: Industrial Finance Corporation of India
  162. IFFI: International Film Festival of India
  163. ITI: Industrial Training Institute
  164. ITU: International Telecommunication Union
  165. IVF: In-Vitro Fertilisation
  166. IVM: In-vitro Maturation
  167. IRS: Indian Remote Sensing Satellite; Indian Revenue Service
  168. ISAF: International Stabilization and Assistance Force (in Afghanistan)
  169. ISC: Inter-State Council
  170. ISCS: Integrated Smart Card System
  171. ISD: International Subscriber Dialled (telephone)
  172. ISH: Information Super Highway
  173. ISKCON: International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  174. ITI: Industrial Training Institute

  175. ITU: International Telecommunication Union
  176. IFFCO: Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative
  177. ISA: Information Systems Audit
  178. IIBM: Indian Institute of Bank Management
  179. IRCON: Indian Railways Construction Company
  180. InJTP: Indian Journal of Theoretical Physics
  181. IFPRI: International Food Policy Research Institute
  182. IFTU: International Federation of Trade Unions
  183. IFWJ: Indian Federation of Working Journalists
  184. IAS: Indian Administrative Service
  185. IIT: Indian Institute of Technology
  186. IMPCOPS: Indian Medical Practitioners Co-operative Pharmacy and Stores
  187. IPL: Indian Premier League
  188. ISD: International Subscriber Dialing
  189. INSAP: Indian National Science Academy
  190. IRCOT: Indian Railways Central Organization for Telecom
  191. IEM: Industrial Entrepreneurs Memoranda
  192. IRSE: Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  193. IRSEE: Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  194. IGCAR: Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
  195. IGMDP: Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
  196. IGNCA: Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
  197. ISO: International Standardisation Organisation
  198. ISP: Internet Service Provider
  199. ISS: International Space Station
  200. ISTRAC: ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network
  201. ITDC: Indian Tourism Development Corporation
  202. IIM: Indian Institute of Management
  203. IBA: Indian Banks’ Association
  204. IIFT: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
  205. IDMD: Internal Debt Management Department
  206. IIFA: International Indian Film Academy
  207. IIPA: Indian Institute of Public Administration
  208. IIS: Indian Institute of Sciences
  209. IT-BPO: Information Technology – Business Process Outsourcing
  210. IRSME: Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  211. IRSS: Indian Railway Stores Services
  212. IIT: Indian Institute of Technology
  213. ITO: International Trade Organisation; Income-tax Officer
  214. ITU: International Tele-communication Union
  215. IUC: Interconnect User Charge
  216. IRCTC: Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation
  217. IREB: Indian Railways Executive Board
  218. IISCO: Indian Iron and Steel Company
  219. ILO: International Labour Organisation
  220. IMA: Indian Military Academy
  221. IAEA: International Atomic Energy of India
  222. IVR: Interactive Voice Response
  223. IPDIs: Innovative Perpetual Debt Instruments
  224. ICAR: Indian Council for Agricultural Research
  225. IRSSE: Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  226. IRSTE: Indian Railway Signal and Telecom Engineering
  227. IASC: Inspection and Audit Sub-Committee
  228. IMDT: Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act
  229. INGCA: Indira Gandhi Gallery for Culture and Art
  230. IDRBT: Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology
  231. IRFC: Indian Railways Finance Corporation
  232. IRIATT: Indian Railways Institute of Advanced Track Technology
  233. ISAS: Institute of Space and Astronomical Science
  234. ISB: Indian Standard Bureau
  235. ISE: International Stock Exchange
  236. ISS: Institute of Social Sciences
  237. ISACA: Information Systems Audit and Control Assessment
  238. IPCC: Inter-Govermental Panel on Climate Change
  239. IMD: India Millennium Deposits
  240. IIA: Institute of Internal Auditors
  241. IT: Information Technology
  242. IRTS: Indian Railway Traffic Services
  243. INS: Indian Naval Ship
  244. INS: Indian News Paper Society
  245. INSDOC: Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre
  246. ISRS: Indian Steam Railway Society
  247. IFRS: International Financial Reporting Standards
  248. IES: Integrated Establishment System
  249. ITO: International Trade Organization
  250. ITR: Integrated Test Range
  251. ICCOMS: Integrated Computerised Currency Operations and Management System
  252. IPCs: Irrevocable Payment Commitments
  253. IIP: Index of Industrial Production
  254. IMFC: International Monetary and Financial Committee
  255. INTELSAT: International Telecommunication Satellite
  256. INTERPOL: International Police Organisation
  257. INTUC: Indian National Trade Union Congress
  258. INTACH: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
  259. ICAS: Indian Council of Ayurveda & Siddha
  260. ICSSR: Indian Council of Social Sciences Research
  261. INC: Indian National Congress
  262. IPR: Intellectual Property Rights
  263. IISc: Indian Institute of Science
  264. ILD: Institute for Labour Development
  265. ITB: International Tourist Bureau
  266. ICAC: International Cotton Advisory Committee
  267. IMD: India Meteorological Department
  268. IRBM: Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
  269. IRICEN: Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering
  270. IRIEEN: Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering
  271. ISMS: Information Security Management System
  272. IIFCL: India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited
  273. LCA: Light Combat Aircraft
  274. LIS: Library and Information Science
  275. INXFAC: Indian Naval Extra-Fast Attact Craft
  276. IOC: Indian Oil Corporation
  277. IOC: International Olympic Committee
  278. ICT: Information and Communication Technology
  279. IN: India
  280. IJRSP: Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics
  281. IIApN: Indian Institute of Astrophysics Newsletter
  282. IQ: Iraq
  283. IP-RR: Interest Payment – Revenue Receipt
  284. IPKF: Indian Peace Keeping Force
  285. IRBM: Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
  286. IRC: International Red Cross
  287. ILO: International Labour Organisation
  288. IRIMEE: Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur
  289. IRISET: Indian Railways Insitute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications, Secunderabad
  290. IODP: Integrated Officers Development Programmes
  291. IPKF: Indian Peace Keeping Force
  292. IRS: Indian Remote Sensing Satellite
  293. IRDA: Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
  294. IRDP: Integrated Rural Development Programme
  295. ISI: Inter Services Intelligence
  296. IRB: Internal Ratings Based
  297. IRMS: Indian Railway Medical Services
  298. IRPHA: Indian Railway Public Health Association
  299. ISO: International Organisation for Standardisation
  300. ISM: Indian School of Mines
  301. IFS: Indian Foreign Service or Indian Forest Service
  302. IRS: Indian Revenue Service
  303. IMD: India Meteorological Department
  304. IAF: Indian Air Force
  305. ITO: Income Tax Officer
  306. IG: Inspector General (of Police)


  1. JTTF: Joint Terrorism Task Force
  2. JP: Japan
  3. JK: Jammu & Kashmir
  4. JCO: Junior Commissioned Officer
  5. JNNURM: Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
  6. JPC: Joint Parliamentary Committee
  7. JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
  8. JWG: Joint Working Group
  9. J&J: Johnson & Johnson
  10. JMM: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
  11. JCO: Junior Commissioned Officer
  12. JEE: Joint Entrance Examination
  13. JD(U): Janata Dal (United)
  14. JVP: Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
  15. JMM: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
  16. JLG: Joint Liability Group
  17. JNNURM: Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
  18. Jn.: Junction


  1. KCC: Kisan Credit Cards
  2. KRCL: Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd.
  3. KVR: Kangra Valley Railway
  4. KW: Kuwait
  5. KG: Kinder Garten
  6. Kg.: Kilogram
  7. Kw.: Kilowatts
  8. KG: Kindergarten
  9. Kg: Kilogramme
  10. KPO: Knowledge Process Outsourcing
  11. KMRT: Kolkata Mass Rapid Transit
  12. KRDC: Konkan Railway Development Corporation
  13. KYC: Know Your Customer
  14. KP: Korea, Dem. Peoples Rep Of (North Korea)
  15. Km.: Kilometer
  16. KMPH: Kilometre Per Hour
  17. KR: Korea, Republic Of (South Korea)
  18. KVIC: Khadi and Village Industries Commission


  1. LCD: Liquid Crystal Display
  2. LTTE: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
  3. Lt: Lieutenant
  4. LPA: Long Period Average
  5. LRDSS: Long Range Decision Support System
  6. LIC: Life Insurance Corporation of India
  7. LLB: Bachelor of Law
  8. LAC: Line of Actual Control
  9. LCA: Light Combat Aircraft
  10. LDC: Least Developed Countries
  11. LHC: Large Hadron Collider
  12. LIC: Life Insurance Corporation (of India)
  13. LLP: Limited Liability Partnership
  14. LOAC: Line of Actual Control
  15. LTA: Light Transport Aircraft
  16. LTTE: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
  17. LLM: Master of Law
  18. LMG: Light Machine Gum
  19. LCD: Liquid Crystal Display
  20. LLC: Limited Liability Company
  21. LSE: London Stock Exchange
  22. LK: Sri Lanka
  23. TPDS: Live Train Position Display System
  24. Ltd.: Limited
  25. LVC: Last Vehicle Check
  26. LAF: Liquidity Adjustment Facility
  27. LQ: Ladies Quota
  28. LoC: Line of Control
  29. LLB: Bachelor Of law
  30. LMP: Licentiate in the practice of Medicine
  31. LRTS: Light Rail Transit System
  32. LoC: Line of Control (Pakistan)
  33. LoAC: Line of Actual Control (China)
  34. LPG: Liquefied Petroleum Gas
  35. LSD: Lysergic acid diethylamide
  36. LI: Loco Inspector
  37. LCM: Lowest Common Multiple
  38. LDC: Lower Division Clerk
  39. LMG: Light Machine Gun
  40. LPG: Liquefied Petroleum Gas
  41. Lt.Gov.: Lieutenant Governor
  42. LIBOR: London Inter-Bank Offer Rate
  43. LB: Lowest daily outstanding Balance
  44. LOI: Letter of Intent
  45. LIC: Life Insurance Corporation
  46. LBW: Leg Before Wicket Ltd-Limited
  47. LS: Lok Sabha
  48. LMG: Light Machine Gun

Related: Animal vocabulary


  1. MSE-CDP: Micro and Small Enterprises Cluster Development Programme
  2. MoU: Memorandum of Understanding
  3. MFDEF: Micro Finance Development and Equity Fund
  4. MMS: Multi Modal Settlements
  5. MAT: Minimum Alternative Tax
  6. MER: Mars Exploration Rover
  7. MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  8. MCF: Master Control Facility
  9. MEP: Minimum Export Price
  10. MES: Military Engineering Service
  11. METSAT: Meteorological Satellite
  12. MFA: Multi-Fibre Agreement
  13. MFN: Most Favoured Nation
  14. MIP: Moon Impact Probe
  15. MMS: Multimedia Messaging Service
  16. MMTC: Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation of India
  17. MNC: Multi-national Corporation
  18. MNIC: Multi-purpose National Identity Card
  19. MRSP: Model Railway Society of Pune
  20. MASER: Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
  21. MBA: Master of Business Administration
  22. MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  23. MBT: Main Battle Tank
  24. MP: Madhya Pradesh
  25. MCO: Military Control Office
  26. M/E: Mail/Express
  27. MRTS: Mass Rapid Transit System
  28. MMMF: Money Market Mutual Fund
  29. MD: Managing Director
  30. MT: Movable Type
  31. MPD: Monetary Policy Department
  32. MAT: Minimum Alternate Tax
  33. MODEM: Modulator-Demodulator
  34. MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  35. MRTPC: Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
  36. MRTS: Mass Rapid Transit System
  37. MSA: Maritime Safety Agency
  38. MSCF: Maritime Security Cooperation Framework
  39. Mss: Manuscript
  40. MTCR: Missile Technology Control Regime
  41. MTO: Multilateral Trade Organisation
  42. MVC: Maha Vir Chakra
  43. M-Cap: Market Capitalisation
  44. MICR: Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
  45. MCA: Monetary Compensatory Allowance
  46. MCC: Melbourne Cricket Club
  47. MA: Master of Arts
  48. M.Sc.: Master of Science
  49. MD: Doctor of Medicine
  50. MSOE: Minimum Standards of Operational Efficiency
  51. MMBCS: Magnetic Media Based Clearing System
  52. MRVC: Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation
  53. MTP: Metropolitan Transport Project
  54. MBS: Mortgage Backed Securities
  55. M/L: Main Line
  56. MOW: Maintenance of Way
  57. MASI: Management Audit Systems Inspection
  58. MDMA: Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency
  59. MFALA: Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labourers Agency
  60. MFN: Most Favoured Nation
  61. MI: Military Intelligence
  62. Mr.: Mister
  63. Mrs.: Mistress
  64. MDMK: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  65. MRT: Medical Relief Train
  66. MSL: Mean Sea Level
  67. MNC: Multinational Company
  68. MISA: Maintenance of Internal Security Act
  69. MIT: Mechachusates Institute of Technology
  70. MLA: Member of Legislative Assembly
  71. MLC: Member of Legislative Council
  72. MPI: Macro-Prudential Indicators
  73. MSP: Minimum Support Price
  74. MA: Master of Arts
  75. MNC: Multi National Corporation
  76. MNA: Major Non-NATO Alley
  77. MRTPC: Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
  78. MODVAT: Modified Value Added Tax
  79. MEMU: Main-line Electric Multiple Unit
  80. MOT: Motoring
  81. Mxd.: Mixed
  82. MP: Member of Parliament
  83. MSEs: Micro and Small Enterprises
  84. MCA: Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  85. MUTP: Mumbai Urban Transport Project
  86. MFDF: Micro Finance Development Fund
  87. MLA: Member of Legislative Assembly
  88. MPH: Mile Per Hour
  89. MF: Mutual Funds
  90. MY: Malaysia
  91. MES: Military Engineering Service
  92. MM: Myanmar
  93. MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine &Bachelor of Surgery
  94. MED: Master of Education
  95. MSS: Market Stabilisation Scheme
  96. MEA: Ministry of External Affairs
  97. MISA: Maintenance of Internal Security Act
  98. MLC: Member of Legislative
  99. MMA: Macro Management of Agriculture
  100. MODVAT: Modified Value Added Tax
  101. MTM: Mark-to-Market
  102. MTCT: Mother to Child Transmission
  103. MFI: Micro Finance Institution
  104. MP: Madhya Pradesh
  105. MPLS: Multi Protocol Label Switching
  106. MSMEs: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Related: Important questions about Genghis Khan


  1. NOC: No Objection Certificate
  2. NMEP: National Malaria Eradication Programme
  3. NMITLI: New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative
  4. NOIDA: New Okhla Industrial Development Authority
  5. NAB: New Arrangement to Borrow
  6. NAA: National Airport Authority
  7. NABARD: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development..
  8. NACIL: National Aviation Company of India Ltd
  9. NADA: National Anti-Doping Agency
  10. NAEP: National Adult Education Programme
  11. NAFTA: North America Free Trade Agreement
  12. NAG: National Air Guard
  13. NAM: Non-aligned Movement
  14. NAMA: Non-Agriculture Market Access
  15. NPC: National Productivity Council
  16. NDS – OM: Negotiated Dealing System – Order Matching
  17. NCDRC: National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
  18. NRAA: National Rain Fed Area Authority
  19. NBFC-ND: Non-deposit taking NBFC
  20. NFIR: National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
  21. NABARD: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
  22. NOF: Net Owned Funds
  23. NDDB: National Dairy Development Board
  24. NSE: National Stock Exchange
  25. NTES: National Train Enquiry System
  26. NAAC: National Assessment and Accreditation Council
  27. NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  28. NAV: Net Asset Value
  29. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  30. NASDAQ: National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
  31. NATA: Natural Aptitude Test for Architecture
  32. NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  33. NAV: Net Asset Value
  34. NCA: Nuclear Command Authority
  35. NCC: National Cadet Corps
  36. NCERT: National Council of Educational Research and Training
  37. NDS: Negotiated Dealing Systems
  38. NER: North Eastern Railway
  39. NABARD: National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
  40. NACO: National AIDS Control Organisation
  41. NPP: National Population Policy
  42. NPT: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  43. NRC: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  44. NREP: National Rural Employment Programme
  45. NRHM: National Rural Health Mission
  46. NRSA: National Remote Sensing Agency
  47. NSC: National Security Council
  48. NRDC: National Research and Development Corporation
  49. NCEP: National Committee on Environmental Planning
  50. NCERT: National Council of Education Research and Training
  51. NCR: National Capital Region
  52. NDA: National Defence Academy; National Democratic Alliance
  53. NDNC: National Do Not Call (Registry)
  54. NDPS: Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances
  55. NDRF: National Disaster Response Force
  56. NDTL: National Dope Testing Laboratory
  57. NeGP: National e-governance Plan
  58. NADT: National Authority on Drugs and Therapeutics
  59. NAEP: National Adult Education Programme
  60. NDA: National Democratic Alliance
  61. NSM: Note Sorting Machine
  62. NGO: Non-Government Organisation
  63. NHRDF: National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation
  64. NADAP: National Anti Doping Appeal Panel
  65. NDTL: Net Demand and Time Liability
  66. NEA: National Environment Authority
  67. NEDFI: North-Eastern Development Financial Institution Ltd.
  68. NEERI: National Environment Engineering Research Institute
  69. NEFA: North-East Frontier Agency
  70. NSCN: National Social Council of Nagaland
  71. NSSO: National Sample Survey Organisation
  72. NTC: National Textile Corporation
  73. NEDB: North-Eastern Development Bank
  74. NEP: National Education Policy
  75. NEPA: National Environment Protection Authority
  76. NFO: New Fund Offers
  77. NHDP: National Highways Development Project
  78. NHRC: National Human Rights Commission
  79. NIC: National Integration Council
  80. NIFT: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  81. NIO: National Institute of Oceanography
  82. NIS: National Institute of Sports
  83. NIT: National Institute of Technology
  84. NLMA: National Literacy Mission Authority
  85. NMD: Nuclear Missile Defence
  86. NTPC: National Thermal Power Corporation
  87. NRM: National Rail Museum
  88. NREGS: National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
  89. NASSCOM: National Association of Software and Services Companies
  90. NPCIL: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
  91. NRMU: National Railway Mazdoor Union
  92. NPA: Non-Performing Asset
  93. NI: Non-Interlocked
  94. NTES: National Train Enquiry System
  95. NIC: National Informatics Centre
  96. NRI: Non-Resident Indian
  97. NBFC-ND-SI: Systemically Important Non-deposit taking NBFC
  98. NCPNR: National Commitee for Protection of Natural Resources
  99. NHB: National Housing Bank
  100. NSE: National Stock Exchange
  101. NUEPA: National University of Educational Planning and Administration
  102. NAFED: National Agricultural and Marketing Federation
  103. NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement
  104. NAPP: Narora Atomic Power Plant
  105. NCB: Narcotics Control Bureau
  106. NCW: National Commission for Women
  107. NCCR: National Council for Civil Right
  108. NMDC: National Mineral Development Corporation
  109. NPL: National Physical Laboratory
  110. NPR: National Population Register
  111. NPT: (Nuclear) Non-Proliferation Treaty
  112. NRBI: National Rural Bank of India
  113. NREGA: National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
  114. NREP: National Rural Employment Programme
  115. NRF: National Renewal Fund
  116. NRI: Non-Resident Indian
  117. NRR: National Reproduction Rate
  118. NRSA: National Remote Sensing Agency
  119. NSA: National Security Act
  120. NSC: National Service Corps; National Security Council
  121. NIIT: National Institute of Information Technology
  122. NARI: National AIDS Research Institute
  123. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  124. NGO: Non-government organization
  125. NSSF: National Small Saving Fund
  126. NPS: New Pension Scheme
  127. NEFR/NFR: North-East Frontier Railway
  128. NBFC-D: Deposit taking NBFC
  129. NECS: National Electronic Clearing System
  130. NR(E)RA: Non-Resident (External) Rupee Account
  131. NDA: Net Domestic Asset
  132. NMDS: National Missile Defense System
  133. NMEP: National Malaria Eradication Programme
  134. NMHC: National Material Handling Council
  135. NRAI: National Rifle Association of India
  136. NSDL: National Securities Depository Limited
  137. NSE: National Stock Exchange
  138. NSR: National Skills Registry
  139. NTPC: National Thermal Power Corporation
  140. NWDA: National Water Development Agency
  141. NWRC: National Water Resources Council
  142. NASDAQ: National Association of Security Dealer’s Active Quotation
  143. NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  144. NBRA: National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority
  145. NBFC: Non-Banking Financial Companies
  146. NSC: National Savings Certificate
  147. NCCF: National Consumer Co operatives Federation
  148. NAV: Net Asset Value
  149. NSA: National Security Act
  150. NSC: National Security Council
  151. NPCI: National Payments Corporation of India
  152. NFA: Net Foreign Asset
  153. NR: Northern Railway
  154. NIBM: National Institute of Bank Management
  155. NEGP: National E-governance Plan
  156. NEPA: National Environment Protection Authority
  157. NFDC: National Film Development Corporation
  158. NAWADCO: National Waqf Development Corporation limited
  159. NCA: National Cricket Academy
  160. NCW: National Commission for Women
  161. NCCR: National Council for Civil Right
  162. NCERT: National Council of Educational Research & Training
  163. NCHRH: National Council for Human Resource in Health
  164. NCC: National Cadet Corps
  165. NDF: National Defence Fund
  166. NRI: Non-Resident Indian
  167. NDA: National Defence Academy
  168. NDDB: National Dairy Development Board
  169. NDF: National Defence Fund
  170. NDTL: Net Demand and Time Liabilities
  171. NCR: National Capital Region
  172. NCDRC: National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
  173. NFL: National Fertilizer Limited
  174. NHRC: National Human Rights Commission
  175. NICO: New Information and Communication Order
  176. NIDC: National Industrial Development Corporation
  177. NP: Nepal
  178. NIC: National Informatics Centre
  179. NIMSME: National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  180. NSSO: National Sample Survey Organisation
  181. NEFT: National Electronic Funds Transfer
  182. NEFA: North East Frontier Agency
  183. NSS: National Service Scheme
  184. NFSM: National Food Security Mission
  185. NRRDA: National Rural Road Development Agency
  186. NIF: National Innovative Foundation
  187. MIT: Ministry of Information Technology
  188. NEITCO: North Eastern Industrial Technical Consultants Organisation Limited
  189. NRFC: National Register of Foreign Collaborations
  190. NSTMIS: National Science and Technology Management Information System
  191. NIIT: National Institute of Information Technology
  192. NIMHANS: National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences
  193. NISM: National Institute of Securities Market
  194. NYSE: New York Stock Exchange
  195. NBO: National Building Organisation
  196. NIF: National Investment Fund
  197. NFS: National Financial Switch
  198. NITIE: National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering
  199. NLLM: National Legal Literacy Mission
  200. NMCC: National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
  201. NMDS: National Missile Defence System
  202. NIPFP: National Institute of Public Finance and Policy


  1. OTS: Office of Thrift Supervision
  2. OBC: Other Backward Class
  3. OBE: Off- Balance Sheet Exposures
  4. OSD: Officer on Special Duty
  5. OD: Overdraft
  6. OGL: Open General Licence
  7. OAS: Organisation of American States
  8. OAU: Organisation of African Unity
  9. OBC: Other Backward Communities
  10. OBU: Offshore Banking Unit
  11. ODA: Official Development Assistance
  12. ODF: Open Document Format
  13. ODS: Ozone Depletion Substances
  14. OIC: Organisation of Islamic Countries
  15. OIGS: On India Government Service
  16. OIL: Oil India Limited
  17. OM: Order of Merit
  18. ONGC: Oil and Natural Gas Commission
  19. OPEC: Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  20. OSCE: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  21. OSD: Officer on Special Duty
  22. OXML: Open Extended Marking Language
  23. OIL: Oil India Limited
  24. OEC: Orgenisation for Economic Cooperation Development
  25. OTC: Over-the-Counter
  26. OIC: Overseas Indian Citizenship
  27. OIGS: On Indian Government Service
  28. OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  29. ODI: Offshore Derivative Instruments
  30. OBC: Other Backward Classes
  31. OLTAS: Online Tax Accounting System
  32. OK: All Correct
  33. OBC: Other Backward Classes
  34. OMO: Open Market Operation
  35. OMS: Open Market Sales
  36. OPEC: Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries
  37. ORFS: Online Returns Filing System
  38. OSMOS: Off-Site Monitoring and Surveillance
  39. OIL: Oil India Limited
  40. ONGC: Oil and Natural Gas Commission
  41. OPEC: Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  42. OTC: Over-the-Counter
  43. OCI: Overseas Citizen of India
  44. OFC: Optical Fibre Cable
  45. ONGC: Oil and Natural Gas Commission
  46. OTS: One-Time Settlement

Related: You know, what are your fundamental rights?


  1. PIN: Personal Identification Number
  2. PACS: Primary Agricultural Credit Socity
  3. PAC: Public Accounts Committee
  4. PAC: Professional Aptitude Council
  5. PAN: Permanent Account Number
  6. PCS: Provincial Civil Services
  7. PAD: Public Accounts Department
  8. Ph.D: Doctor of Philosophy
  9. PMG: Post Master General
  10. PCA: Prompt Corrective Action
  11. POL: Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants
  12. PAC: Political Affairs Committee; Public Accounts Committee
  13. PACER: Programme for Acceleration of Commercial Energy Research
  14. PAN: Permanent Account Number (of Income-Tax)
  15. PATA: Pacific-Asia Travel Association
  16. PCS: Public Civil Service; Punjab Civil Service
  17. PIB: Press Information Bureau
  18. Pin Code: Postal Index Number Code
  19. PIO: Persons of Indian Origin
  20. PLF: Plant Load Factor
  21. PM: Post Meridiem; after-noon; also Postmaster; Prime Minister; post-mortem (after death)
  22. PMG: Postmaster General
  23. PN: Participatory Note
  24. PO: Post Office; Postal Order
  25. POPs: Persistent Organic Pollutants; Point of Purchase
  26. POTA: Prevention of Terrorism Act
  27. POW: Prisoner of War
  28. PP: Public Prosecutor; Particular Person
  29. PRO: Public Relations Officer
  30. PS: Post Scriptum; Post Script; written after
  31. PSC: Public Service Commission
  32. PATSER: Programme Aimed at Technological Self Reliance
  33. PSCS: Promotion and Support to Consultancy Services
  34. PMEGP: Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme
  35. PCPS: Perpetual Cumulative Preference Shares
  36. PESO: Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation
  37. PETA: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  38. PFCL: Power Finance Corporation Limited
  39. PFRDA: Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
  40. PDI: Perpetual Debt Instruments
  41. PSB: Public Sector Bank
  42. PWD: Public Works Department
  43. PR: Pakistan Railways
  44. PD: Primary Dealer
  45. PSS Act: Payment & Settlement Systems Act
  46. PAN: Permanent Account Number
  47. Ph. D: Doctor of ‘Philosophy
  48. PHDCCI: Progress, Harmony and Development Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  49. PIL: Public Interest Litigation
  50. PLO: Palestine Liberation Organisation
  51. P&G: Procter and Gamble
  52. PLC: Programmable Logic Controller
  53. PSE: Public Sector Enterprises
  54. PSLV: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
  55. PTA: Preferential Trade Area
  56. PTI: Press Trust of India
  57. PTO: Please Turn Over; Privilege Ticket Order
  58. PUFA: Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids
  59. PVC: Param Vir Chakra
  60. PVSM: Param Vishisht Sewa Medal
  61. PWD: Public Works Department
  62. POP: Point-of-Purchase
  63. PPP: Purchasing Power Parity
  64. PSU: Public Sector Undertakings
  65. PTI: Press Trust of India
  66. POW: Prisoner of war
  67. PDO: Public Debt Office
  68. POTA: Prevention of Terrorism Act
  69. PTC: Power Trading Corporation
  70. PRO: Public Relations Officer
  71. PTO: Please Turn Over
  72. PDO-NDS: Public Debt Office – Negotiated Dealing System
  73. PFRDA: Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
  74. PK: Pakistan
  75. PMRY: Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana
  76. PNCP: Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Share
  77. PDS: Public Distribution System
  78. Pax: The number of people
  79. PVC: Paramvir Chakra
  80. PVC: Poly Vinyl Chloride
  81. PVSM: Param Vishisht Seva Medal
  82. PIO: Person of Indian Origin
  83. PCV: Passenger Carrying Vehicle
  84. POET: Passenger Operated Enquiry Terminal
  85. PH: Parliamentary Quota
  86. PNR: Passenger Name Record
  87. POL: Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants
  88. POW: Palace on Wheels
  89. PIL: Public Interest Litigation
  90. PQWL: Pooled Quota Wait List
  91. PMLA: Prevention of Money Laundering Act
  92. PF: Provident Fund
  93. PTO: Please Turn Over
  94. PTI: Physical Training
  95. PE: Private Equity
  96. PM: Prime Minister
  97. PFCE: Private Final Consumption Expenditure
  98. PSLV: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
  99. PMK: Pattali Munnetra Kazhagam
  100. PCS: Provincial Civil Service
  101. PIGS: Poor Indian Graduate Student
  102. PRS: Passenger Reservation System
  103. PWI: Permanent Way Inspector
  104. PPP: Public Private Partnership
  105. PGPBF: Post Graduate Programme in Banking & Finance
  106. PIT: Personal Income Tax
  107. PSU: Public Sector Undertaking


  1. QCBS: Quality and Cost Based Selection
  2. QIB: Qualified Institutional Buyer
  3. QIP: Qualified Institutional Placement
  4. QMG: Quarter Master General
  5. QR: Quantitative Restriction
  6. QMS: Quality Management System


  1. RAW: Research and Analysis Wing
  2. R&D: Research & Development
  3. REER: Real Effective Exchange Rate
  4. RAF: Rapid Action Force
  5. RAM: Random Access Memory
  6. RBI: Reserve Bank of India
  7. RCC: Reinforced Concrete Cement
  8. RDF: Rapid Development Force
  9. RDS: Radio Data Servicing
  10. RDSS: Radio Determination Satellite Service
  11. REACH: Rehabilitate, Educate and Support Street Children
  12. RLO: Returned Letter Office
  13. RLV: Reusable Launch Vehicle
  14. RPM: Revolution Per Minute
  15. RPO: Recruitment Process Outsourcing; Regional Passport Officer
  16. RRB: Regional Rural Bank
  17. RRPI: Rural Retail Price Index
  18. RSS: Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh
  19. RSS: Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh
  20. RAF: Rapid Action Force
  21. RIMC: Rashtriya Indian Military College
  22. RLEGP: Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme
  23. RBI: Reserve Bank of India
  24. RCC: Remote Control Centre
  25. REV: Reverse motion
  26. RCS: Registar of Co-operative Societies
  27. REGP: Rural Employment Generation Program
  28. RSVP: Repondez s’il vous plait (Fr.) reply, if you please
  29. RTGS: Real Time Gross Settlement System
  30. RCF: Railway Coach Factory
  31. RU Russian Federation
  32. RAC: Reservation Against Cancellation
  33. RLWL: Running Line Waiting List
  34. RE: Revised Estimates
  35. RDX: Research Department Explosive
  36. ROM: Read Only Memory
  37. RPM: Revolutions Per Minute
  38. REGRET/WL1: No More Booking Permitted
  39. RLWL: Remote Location Wait List
  40. REGP: Rural Employment Generation Programme
  41. RJD: Rashtriya Janata Dal
  42. RSVP: Repondez S,ll Vous Plait (reply, if you please)
  43. RIDF: Rural Infrastructure Development Fund
  44. RDSO: Research, Design and Standards Organization
  45. ROMA: Railway Officers’ Medical Association
  46. RoA: Return on Assets
  47. RAC: Reservation Against Cancellation
  48. RAW: Research & Analysis Wing
  49. RNCPS: Redeemable Non-Cumulative Preference Shares
  50. RPF: Railway Protection Force
  51. RBIA: Risk Based Internal Audit
  52. RMS: Railway Mail Service
  53. RPF: Railway Pension Fund
  54. RCC: Regional Complaints Committee
  55. RSC: Railway Staff College
  56. RNRI: Returned Non Resident Indian
  57. RS: Rajya Sabha
  58. RP: Residence Permit
  59. RTO: Regional Transport Office
  60. RVNL: Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd.
  61. RR: Refreshment Room
  62. RRC: Reactor Research Centre
  63. RRF: Railway Reserve Fund
  64. RBSC: Reserve Bank Staff College
  65. RB: Railway Board
  66. RBSS: Railway Board Secretariat Services
  67. RDI: Research & Development by Industry
  68. REC: Regional Engineering Colleges
  69. RTR: Ready to Run
  70. RTI: Right to Information
  71. RITES: Rail India Technical and Economic Services
  72. RTP: Reserve Tranche Position
  73. RC: Reconstruction Company
  74. ROE: Return on Equity
  75. ROSC: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes
  76. RTRC: Railway Testing and Res
  77. RPCD: Rural Planning and Credit Department
  78. RRB: Regional Rural Bank
  79. RPNNL: Rashtriya Pariyojana Nirman Nigam Limited
  80. RCIL: Railtel Corporation of India, Ltd.
  81. RTGS: Real Time Gross Settlement
  82. RWWCO: Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organization
  83. RLD: Rashtriya Lok Dal


  1. SEBI: Securities and Exchange Board of India
  2. SECI: Solar Energy Corporation of India
  3. SEC: Securities and Exchange Commission
  4. SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation
  5. SAIL: Steel Authority of India
  6. SCR: South Central Railway
  7. SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  8. SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation
  9. SAFTA: South Asian Free Trade Area
  10. SAIL: Steel Authority of India Limited
  11. SAPTA: SAARC Preferential Trading Agreement
  12. SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  13. SATNAV: Satellite Navigation (Initiative)
  14. SAVE: SAARC Audio Visual Exchange
  15. SC: Security Council; Supreme Court; Scheduled Caste
  16. SCI: Shipping Corporation of India
  17. SCO: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
  18. SCOPE: Standing Conference on Public Enterprises
  19. SDO: Sub-Divisional Officer
  20. SDR: Special Drawing Rights (created by the World Bank)
  21. SEBI: Securities and Exchange Board of India
  22. SFC: Strategic Forces Command
  23. SGPC: Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee
  24. SGRY: Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojana
  25. SGSY: Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
  26. SIDBI: Small Industries Development Bank of India
  27. SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
  28. S/L: Shunting Limit
  29. SPTM: Self-Printing Ticket Machine
  30. SER: South Eastern Railway
  31. Sensex: Sensitive Index
  32. SAD: Shiromani Akali Dal
  33. SG: Singapore
  34. SDDS: Special Data Dissemination Standards
  35. SAMIS: Service Area Monitoring and Information System
  36. SEZ: Special Economic Zone
  37. SFC: State Finance Corporations
  38. SAP: State Agricultural Plan
  39. SARFAESI: Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest
  40. SLR: Sri Lanka Railways
  41. SIR: South Indian Railway
  42. SBI: State Bank of India
  43. SIDBI: Small Industries Development Bank of India
  44. SIT: Special Investigation Team
  45. SITE: Satellite Instructional Television Experiment
  46. SLR: Statutory Liquidity Ratio
  47. SMS: Short Messaging Service; Subscriber Management System
  48. SOS: Save Our Souls—distress signal
  49. SPG: Special Protection Group
  50. SPIN: Software Process Improvement Networks
  51. SPV: Solar Photo Voltaic
  52. SQUID: Super-conducting Quantum Interference Device
  53. SRE: Space Capsule Recovery Experiment
  54. SRV: Submarine Rescue Vessel
  55. SSN: Social Security Number
  56. STARS: Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station
  57. START: Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
  58. STEP: Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park
  59. SCRA: Special Class Railway Apprentice
  60. SEB: State Electricity Board
  61. S&T: Signaling & Telecommunications
  62. SC: Scheduled Caste
  63. STD: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  64. SCB: Scheduled Commercial Bank
  65. SIDC: State Industrial Development Corporation
  66. STT: Securities Transaction Tax
  67. SWAN: State-wide Area Network
  68. SWIFT: Society for Worldwide Financial Telecommunications
  69. SIS: Secret Intelligence Service
  70. SITA: Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act
  71. SMS: Subscriber Management System
  72. SNIPES: Society for the National Institutes of Physical Education and Sports
  73. SDL: State Development Loan
  74. SHS: Shivsena
  75. SR: Southern Railway
  76. SEBI: Securities and Exchange Board of India
  77. SLBM: Submarine Launch Balistic Missile
  78. SACP: Special Agricultural Credit Plans
  79. SAD: Single Administrative Document
  80. SFMS: Structured Financial Messaging System
  81. SC: Securitisation Companies
  82. SGL: Subsidiary General Ledger
  83. SHG: Self-Help Groups
  84. SP: Samajwadi Party
  85. SPCA: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
  86. SPICMC: Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical music and culture
  87. STPI: Software Technology Parks of India
  88. SSD: Satellite System Division
  89. SSN: Social Security Number
  90. STD: Subscribers Trunk Dialing
  91. SP: Samata Party
  92. SIPS: Systemically Important Payment System
  93. SFURTI: Scheme for Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries
  94. SDR: Special Drawing Rights
  95. SITP: Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks
  96. SMO: Special Market Operations
  97. SLAF: Second Liquidity Adjustment Facility
  98. SEO: Search Engine Optimization
  99. SEO: Satellite for Earth Observation
  100. SLA(IC): Sundry Liabilities Account (Interest Capitalisation)
  101. ST: Scheduled Tribe
  102. SL: Sleeper class
  103. SEATO: South East Asia treaty Organization
  104. SIV: Structured Investment Vehicle
  105. SP: Superintendent of Police
  106. SME: Small and Medium Enterprises
  107. SLB: Securities Lending and Borrowing
  108. StCB: State Co-operative Bank
  109. STCRC: Short-Term Co-operative Rural Credit
  110. SPMCIL: Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd.
  111. SPV: Special Purpose Vehicle
  112. SC: Supreme Court
  113. SC: Schedule Caste
  114. SATO: South Atlantic Treaty Organization
  115. SATTE: South Asian Travel and Tourism Exchange
  116. SCHIL: Stock Holding Corporation of India
  117. SCI: Shipping Corporation of India
  118. SCL: Space Corporation Limited
  119. SDR: Special Drawing Rights
  120. SEARCH: Society for Environmental Awareness and Rehabilitation of Child and Handicapped
  121. SEATO: South East Asia Treaty Organization
  122. SEEPZ: Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone
  123. SREP: Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process
  124. SSP: Senior Superintendent of Police
  125. SIRO: Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  126. SDM: Sub-Divisional Magistrate
  127. SAP : System Analysis and Program Development
  128. SM: Station Master
  129. SLR: Statutory Liquidity Ratio
  130. SLBC: State Level Bankers’ Committee
  131. SIFI: Systemically Important Financial Intermediaries
  132. SALT: Strategic Arms Limitation Tax
  133. SIDBI: Small Industries Development Bank of India
  134. STR: Suspicious Transaction Report
  135. STRIPS: Separate Trading for Registered Interest and Principal of Securities
  136. ST: Scheduled Tribe
  137. SBI: State Bank of India
  138. SAFMA: South Asian Free Media Association
  139. SAHR: South Asians for Human Rights
  140. SAI: Sports Authority of India
  141. SDI: Strategic Defence Initiative
  142. STO: State Treasury Office
  143. SFURTI: Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavangers
  144. SSS: Securities Settlement System

Related: India Freedom Fight Quiz


  1. TADA: Terrorism and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act
  2. TFCI: Tourism Finance Corporation of India
  3. TAC: Technical Advisory Committee
  4. TA: Traveling Allowance
  5. TB: Tuberculosis
  6. TAG: Technical Advisory Group
  7. TAFCUB: Task Force for Urban Co-operative Bank
  8. TBO: Town Booking Office
  9. TMS: Train Management System
  10. TS: Train Superintendent
  11. TA: Travelling Allowance; Territorial Army
  12. TAAI: Travel Agents Association of India
  13. TACDE: Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment
  14. TADA: Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act
  15. TAPS: Tarapur Atomic Power Station
  16. TB: Tuberculosis
  17. TDC: Transport Development Council
  18. TDS: Tax Deduction at Source
  19. TDSAT: Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal
  20. TERLS: Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
  21. TIFR: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
  22. TIN: Tax Information Network
  23. TINXSYS: Tax Information Exchange System
  24. TISCO: Tata Iron and Steel Company
  25. TMC: Terrain Mapping Camera
  26. TMO: Telegraphic Money Order
  27. TFP: Total Factor Productivity
  28. TCP: Transfer Call Protocol
  29. TFT: Thin-Film Transistor
  30. TIFR: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
  31. TMO: Telegraphic Money Order
  32. TTFI: Table Tennis Federation of India
  33. TWHS: Traditional Water Harvesting Systems
  34. TWMF: Third World Monetary Fund
  35. TWSI: Tourism and Wild Life Sozciety of India
  36. TMO: Telegraphic Money
  37. TV: Television
  38. TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
  39. TNT: Tri-nitro-toluene (high explosive)
  40. TPP: 20-Point Programme
  41. TRAI: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
  42. TRIMs: Trade Related Investment Measures
  43. TRIPS: Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
  44. TRP: Television Rating Points; Tax Return Preparer
  45. TRYSEM: Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment
  46. TTE: Travelling Ticket Examiner
  47. TTF: Tourism Task Force
  48. TTFI: Table Tennis Federation of India
  49. TDP: Telugu Desam
  50. TMC: Trina Mool Congress
  51. TN: Tamil Nadu
  52. TAB: Train Air Brake
  53. TAWD: Train Actuated Warning Device
  54. TMS: Train Management System
  55. T/out: Turnout
  56. TT: Timetable
  57. TFM: Total Fatty Matter
  58. TPA: Third Party Administrator
  59. TSS: Toxic shock syndrome
  60. TTE: Travelling Ticket Examiner
  61. TQ: Tatkal Quota
  62. TDSAT: Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal
  63. TELEX: Teleprinter Exchange
  64. TRELS: Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
  65. TGIT: Telecom Group on Information Technology
  66. TIFAC: Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council
  67. TRT: Traffic Recovery Time
  68. TMSM: Training Methods and Skills for Managers
  69. TFTS: Trade for Trade Settlement
  70. TXR: Train Examiner
  71. TIN: Tax Information Network
  72. TALF: Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility
  73. TFC: Twelfth Finance Commission
  74. TACDE: Tactics & Aircrafts Development Establishment
  75. TAPS: Tarapur Atomic Power Station
  76. TB: Tuberculosis
  77. TCI: Trading Corporation of India
  78. TS: Trend Stationary
  79. TTE: Traveling Ticket Examiner
  80. TELEX: Tele Printer Exchange
  81. TQM: Total Quality Management
  82. TUFS: Technology Upgraded Fund Scheme
  83. TELCO: Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co.
  84. TMT: Thermo Mechanically Treated
  85. ToRs: Terms of References


  1. USFDA: United States Food and Drug Administration
  2. NSCOM: United Nations Special Commission
  3. UNTAG: United Nations Transition Assistance Group
  4. UGC: University Grants Commission
  5. UNMISS: United Nations Mission in South Sudan
  6. UDC: University Development Commission
  7. UFO: Unidentified Flying Object
  8. UHT: Ultra High Temperature
  9. UPS: Uninterrupted Power Supply
  10. UAE: United Arab Emirates
  11. UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  12. UF: United Front
  13. UFO: Unidentified Flying Object
  14. UGC: University Grants Commission
  15. ULFA: United Liberation Front of Assam
  16. UN: United Nations
  17. UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  18. UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
  19. UNEF: United Nations Emergency Force
  20. UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
  21. UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
  22. UNFPO: United Nations Fund for Population Activities
  23. UNCRC: United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child
  24. UK: United Kingdom
  25. US: United States
  26. UNCITRAL: United Nations Commission in International Trade Law
  27. UPTN: Universal Personal Tele Number
  28. UPU: Universal Postal Union
  29. UIDAI: Unique Identification Authority of India
  30. UANC: United African National Council
  31. UBLF: United Bengali Liberation Front
  32. UDC: Upper Division Clerk
  33. ULFA: United Liberation Front of Asom
  34. USSR: Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
  35. UNCED: United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
  36. UNCHS: United Nations Commission on Human Settlements
  37. UDI: Unilateral Declaration of Independence
  38. UEEM: Universalization of Elementary Education Mission
  39. ULFA: United Liberation Front of Assam
  40. UNAEC: United Nations Atomic Energy Commission
  41. UNCLOS: United Nations Conference on Law of the Sea
  42. UNCSTD: United Nations Conference on Sciences and Technology for Development
  43. UNCTC: United Nations Counter Terrorism Committee
  44. UEC: Universal Emergency Communication
  45. UPF: Unity Power Factor
  46. UPA: United Progressive Alliance
  47. UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  48. UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  49. UNHRC: United Nations Human Rights Commission
  50. UNI: United News of India
  51. UNICEF: United Nations International Children’s (Emergency) Fund
  52. UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
  53. UNRRA: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  54. UNTAC: United Nations Transitional Authority for Cambodia
  55. UPA: United Progressive Alliance
  56. UPSC: Union Public Service Commission
  57. URL: Uniform Resource Locator
  58. UTIL: Unit Trust of India
  59. USA: United States of America
  60. USAID: United States Agency for International Development
  61. UNI: United News of India
  62. UNISPACE: United Nations Conference on Exploration and Peaceful Usage of Outer Space
  63. USIS: United States Information Service
  64. UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
  65. UBD: Urban Banks Department
  66. UT: Union Territory
  67. USD: United States Dollar
  68. UPTN: Universal Personal Telephone Number
  69. USA: United States of America
  70. USIS: United States Information Service
  71. UNICEF: United Nation International Children’s Emergency Fund
  72. UNESCO United Nation Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
  73. UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  74. UNECAFE: United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and Far East
  75. UNEF: United Nations Emergency Force
  76. UNFCC: United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change
  77. UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
  78. UNFPA: United Nations Framework for Population Activities
  79. UNHCR: United Nations High Commission for Refugees
  80. UCB: Urban Cooperative Bank
  81. UNO: United Nations Organization
  82. UAR: United Arab Republic
  83. USITC: United States International Trade Corporation
  84. UNRRA: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  85. UTS: Unreserved Ticketing System
  86. UPROV: Union for Protection of New Varieties of Plants
  87. UPSC: Union Public Service Commission
  88. UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Libra
  89. UNMOVIC: United Nations Monitoring Verification and Inspection Commission
  90. UNICO: Umbrella Organisation for Large Cooperative Banks in Europe
  91. UP: Uttar Pradesh
  92. UNME: Urban Non-Manual Employees
  93. UCN: Uniform Code Number

Related: All Countries in Oceania


  1. VKGUY: Vishesh Krishi Gram Udyog Yojana
  2. VPP: Value Payable Post
  3. VRDE: Vehicle Research and Development Establishment
  4. VRS: Voluntary Retirement Scheme
  5. Vol: Volume
  6. VAT: Value Added Tax
  7. VCO: Viceroy Commissioned Officer
  8. VAT: Value-added Tax
  9. VC: Vice-Chancellor; Vice Counsel; Victoria Cross; Vir Chakra
  10. VDIS: Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
  11. VHRR: Very High Resolution Radiometer
  12. VIP: Very Important Person
  13. VLSI: Very Large Scale Integration
  14. VOIP: Voice Over Internet Protocol
  15. VPN: Virtual Private Network
  16. VPP: Value Payable Post
  17. VRS: Voluntary Retirement Scheme
  18. VSAT: Very Small Aperture Terminals
  19. VAR: Vector Autoregression
  20. VTMS: Versel Traffic Management System
  21. VVF: Village Volunteer Force
  22. VG: Vegetarian
  23. VIRUS: Vital Information Resources Under Siege
  24. VRML: Virtual Reality Modelling Language
  25. VPN: Virtual Private Network
  26. VC: Vice-Chancellor
  27. VIC: Virtual Information centre
  28. VSNL: Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited
  29. VSSC: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
  30. VC: Vice-Chancellor
  31. VC: Victoria Cross
  32. VABAL: Value Based Advanced License
  33. VIP: Very Important Person
  34. VPP: Value Payable Post
  35. VaR: Value at Risk
  36. VHP: Vishwa Hindu Parishad


  1. WEF: World Economic Forum
  2. WGEEP: Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel
  3. WIPR: West of India Portuguese Railway
  4. WR: Western Railway
  5. WCCB: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
  6. WCAR: World Conference Against Racism
  7. WEF: World Economic Forum
  8. WFC: World Food Council
  9. WGIG: Working Group on Internet Governance
  10. WWF: War Wounded Foundation
  11. WWW: World Wide Web
  12. WB: World Bank
  13. WWFI: World Wide Fund for Nature India
  14. WWPA: World Wild Life Protection Agency
  15. WAP: Wheel and Axle Plant
  16. WANO: World Association of Nuclear Operators
  17. WAY: World Assembly of Youth
  18. WEF: World Economic Forum
  19. WB: West Bengal
  20. WADA: World Anti-Doping Agency
  21. WAP: Wireless Application Protocol
  22. WAVE: Wireless Access for Virtual Enterprise
  23. WDF: Wasteland Development Force
  24. WEF: World Economic Forum
  25. WFP: World Food Programme
  26. WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
  27. WGIG: Working Group on Internet Governance
  28. WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organisation
  29. WLL: Wireless in Local Loop
  30. WMD: Weapons of Mass Destruction
  31. WR: Western Railway
  32. WTO: World Trade Organisation (previously called GATT); also World Tourism Organisation
  33. WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get
  34. WL, W/L: Waiting List; Wait-Listed
  35. WHO: World Health Organization
  36. WMO: World Meteorological Organization
  37. WPI: Wholesale Price Index
  38. WINISIS: Window Integrated Set of Information System
  39. WWF: World Wild Life Fund
  40. WADR: Weighted Average Discount Rate
  41. WFTU: World Federation of Trade Union
  42. WIDF: Women’s International Democratic Federation
  43. WTO: World Trade Organisation
  44. W/T: Without Ticket
  45. WEO: World Economic Outlook
  46. WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
  47. WIPSA: Women’s Initiative for Peace in South Asia
  48. WMA: Ways and Means Advances
  49. WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organisation
  50. WITT: Waterfalls Institute of Technology Transfer
  51. WSIS: World Summit on the Information Society
  52. WSS: Weekly Statistical Supplement


  1. XBRL: eXtensible Business Reporting Language
  2. Xmas: Christmas
  3. XML: Extensible Markup Language


  1. Y-o-Y: Year-on-Year
  2. YMCA: Young Men’s Christian Association
  3. YWCA: young women’s Christian Association


  1. ZTC: Zonal Training Centre
  2. ZBB: Zero Base Budgeting
  3. ZETA: Zero Energy Thermo Nuclear Assembly
  4. ZPZ: Zero Population Growth
  5. ZIFT: Zygote Intra fallopian Transfer
  6. ZIP: Zone Improvement Plan
  7. ZS: Zoological Society

About the author


I always look for new topics to write about which not only help people to understand something new but to write its best version to make everyone happy.

1 Comment

error: Content is protected !!