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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

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

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  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. BPS: Bytes Per Second
  100. BMR: Burma Mines Railway
  101. BCSBI: Banking Codes and Standards Board of India
  102. BRBNMPL: Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited

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


  1. DEPB: Duty Entitlement Pass Book
  2. DIT: Department of Information Technology
  3. DAPM: Department of Administration and Personnel Management
  4. DCCB: District Central Cooperative Bank
  5. DGCI & S: Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics
  6. DBS: Department of Banking Supervision
  7. DAE: Department of Atomic Energy
  8. DDT: Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane
  9. DA: Dearness Allowance; Daily Allowance
  10. DAVP: Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity
  11. DC: Deputy Commissioner; Direct Current in Electricity
  12. DDT: Dichloro-Diphenyl Trichloro-ethane (disinfectant)
  13. DIN: Director Information Number
  14. DM: District Magistrate; Deputy Minister
  15. DMIC: Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
  16. DMK: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Political Party)
  17. DFDR: Digital Flight Data Recorder (also called Black box)
  18. DAC: Digital Axle Counter
  19. DEIO: Department of External Investments and Operations
  20. DIG: Deputy Inspector General (of Police)
  21. D.Phil.: Doctor of Philosophy
  22. DTP: Desktop Publishing
  23. DSP: Deputy Superintendent of Police
  24. DNA: de-oxyribonucleic acid
  25. DO: Demi-official (letter)
  26. DOD: Department of Ocean Development
  27. DPEP: District Primary Education Programme
  28. DPI: Director of Public Instruction
  29. DRAM: Dynamic Random Access Memory
  30. DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organisation
  31. DST: Daylight Saving Time
  32. DRES: Department of Renewable Energy Sources
  33. DTH: Direct to Home (broadcasting)
  34. DAD: Deposit Accounts Department
  35. DRI: Differential Rate of Interest
  36. DEAP: Department of Economic Analysis and Policy
  37. DAP: District Agricultural Plan
  38. DA: Dearness Allowance
  39. DC: Direct Current
  40. DIP: Disclosure and Investor Protection
  41. DIAS: Direct Internet Access System
  42. DIG: Deputy Inspector General
  43. DBT: Department of Bio-Technology
  44. DCPC: Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals
  45. DoE: Department of Electronics
  46. DoT: Department of Telecommunication
  47. DM: District Magistrate
  48. D. Litt: Doctor of Literature
  49. DOC: Department of Communication
  50. DD: Doordarshan
  51. DMK: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  52. DDT: Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloro-Ethane
  53. DLO: Dead Letter Office
  54. DLW: Diesel Loco Works
  55. DSIM: Department of Statistics and Information Management
  56. DS: Disconnecting Switch
  57. DM: District Magistrate
  58. DMK: Dravida Munetra Kazhagam
  59. DNA: Di-oxyribo-Nucleic Acid
  60. DRG: Development Research Group
  61. DMU: Diesel Multiple Unit
  62. DAL: Delhi Avoiding Line
  63. DEE: Divisional Electrical Engineer
  64. D.Sc.: Doctor of ScienceD.Sc.: Doctor of Science
  65. DF: Development Fund
  66. DOART: Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting Technology
  67. DPAP: Drought Prone Area Programme
  68. DTH: Direct to Home
  69. DD: Demand Draft
  70. DSP: Deputy Superintendent of Police
  71. DPC: Driving Power Car
  72. DPI: Director of public Instruction
  73. DVD: Digital Versatile Disk
  74. DIR: Defence of India Rules Esq- Esquire
  75. DBOD: Department of Banking Operations and Development
  76. DCC: District Consultative Committee
  77. DCW: Diesel Component Works
  78. DF: Defence Quota
  79. DME: Divisional Mechanical Engineer
  80. DP: Duty Pass
  81. DMRC: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  82. DIC: District Industries Centre
  83. DBFO: Design-Build-Finance-Operate
  84. DLBI: Double Line Block Instrument
  85. DCA: Drug and Cosmetic Act
  86. DDT: Dichloro Diphenyle Trichloroethane
  87. DGCA: Director General of Civil Aviation
  88. DLO: Dead Letter Office
  89. DPCS: Defence Satellite Communication System
  90. DRFL: Depreciation Reserve Fund
  91. DRM: Divisional Railway Manager
  92. DvP: Delivery versus Payment
  93. DCM: Department of Currency Management
  94. DMIS: Document Management Information System
  95. DSB: Designated Settlement Banks
  96. DoT: Department of Telecommunications
  97. DHMU: Diesel Hydraulic Multiple Unit
  98. DMH: Dead Man’s Handle
  99. DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organisation
  100. DRT: Debt Recovery Tribunal
  101. DoT: Department of Telecommunication
  102. DEBC: Department of Expenditure and Budgetary Control
  103. DGBA: Department of Government and Bank Accounts
  104. DICGC: Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation
  105. DS: Difference Stationary
  106. DNBS: Department of Non-Banking Supervision
  107. DEMU: Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit
  108. 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. Etc: Et Cetera
  10. E-MAIL: Electronic Mailing
  11. ECG: Electro Cardio-gram
  12. ECS: Electronic Clearing Service
  13. ECT: Electro-convulsant Therapy (electric shock treatment)
  14. EDUSAT: Education Satellite
  15. EEG: Electro-encephalography
  16. EET: Exempt Exempt Taxation
  17. EFA: Education for All
  18. EFF: Extended Fund Facility
  19. e.g.: exempli gratia; for example
  20. EMI: Equated Monthly Installments
  21. ENT: Ear, Nose and Throat
  22. EOF: End of File
  23. ERNET: Educational and Research Network
  24. Exp.: Express
  25. E & O E: Errors And Omissions Excepted
  26. ECR: East Coast Railway
  27. EMU: Electric Multiple Unit
  28. EAS: East Asia Summit
  29. ECG: Electro Cardiogram Graph
  30. EEG: Electro Encephalogram Graph
  31. EAS: Employment Assurance Scheme
  32. ECGC: Export Credit Guarantee Corporation
  33. EFT: Electronic Funds Transfer
  34. EOU: Export Oriented Unit
  35. EHTP: Electronic Hardware Technology Parks
  36. ELISA: Enzyme Linked Immuno Solvent Assay (used for testing AIDS)
  37. EMI: Equated Monthly Instalment
  38. EMS: European Monetary System
  39. EMU: Electric-Multiple Unit; Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit; (European) Economic and Monetary Union
  40. E & OE: Errors and Omissions Excepted
  41. EPROM: Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
  42. E/A: Extra time Allowed
  43. EC or ECC: Executive Chair Car
  44. EEFC: Exchange Earners’ Foreign Currency
  45. EIR: East Indian Railway
  46. ETCS: European Train Control System
  47. EY: Empty
  48. EPZ: Export Processing Zone
  49. ERDA: Energy Research and Development Administration
  50. ESCAP: Economic & Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  51. EG: Exempli Gratia
  52. ECB: European Central Bank
  53. ECS: Electronic Clearing Services
  54. ELRTS: Elevated Light Rail Transit System
  55. EU: European Union
  56. EOD: End of day
  57. ECIL: Electronics Corporation of India Limited
  58. ECG: Electro Cardiogram
  59. EDCIL: Educational Consultants India Ltd.
  60. EPR: Eastern Punjab Railway
  61. ER: Eastern Railway
  62. ERM: Exchange Rate Mechanism
  63. ERNET: Educational and Research Network
  64. ESA: European Space Agency
  65. ESCAP: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  66. ESMA: Essential Services Maintenance Act
  67. ESOP: Employee Stock Option Programme
  68. etc.: et cetera (and other things)
  69. EU: European Union
  70. EVM: Electronic Voting Machine
  71. ECR: Empty Coaching Rake
  72. ESMA: Essential Services Maintenance Act
  73. EVM: Electronic Voting Machine
  74. EXIM Bank: Export-Import Bank of India
  75. EQ: Emergency Quota
  76. EPCG: Export Promotion Capital Goods
  77. ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival
  78. EDI: Educational Development Index
  79. EDM: Electronic Data Management
  80. ENVIS: Environmental Information System
  81. EDUSAT: Education Satellite
  82. EEC: Eurasian Economic Community
  83. EACB: European Association of Co-operative Banks
  84. ECBs: External Commercial Borrowings
  85. EEG: Electro Encephalogram
  86. EET: Exempt, Exempt, Taxable
  87. ELISA: Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay
  88. ER: Eastern Railway
  89. 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 BoardFM: Frequency modulation
  77. FIEO: Federation of Indian Export Organisation
  78. FMCG: Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  79. 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. Gm.: Gram
  45. GNLF: Gorkha National Liberation Front
  46. GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
  47. GDR: Global Depository Receipt
  48. GFSR: Global Financial Stability Report
  49. GNP: Gross National Product
  50. GPF: General Provident Fund
  51. GMRT: Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope
  52. GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
  53. GNSS: Global Navigation Satellite System
  54. GNP: Gross National Product
  55. GOC: General Officer Commanding
  56. GPO: General Post Office
  57. GPRS: General Packet Radio System
  58. GPO: General Post Office
  59. GRF: Guarantee Redemption Fund
  60. GPS: Global Positioning System
  61. GSLV: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
  62. GSP: Generalised Special Preferences
  63. GST: Goods and Service Tax
  64. 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. HH: His Or Highness
  5. HMT: Hindustan Machine Tools
  6. HHPDMU: High-Horsepower Diesel Electric Multiple Unit
  7. HAC: Hindustan Aluminium Corporation
  8. HAWS: High Altitude Warfare School
  9. HCF: Highest Common Factor
  10. HDI: Human Development Index
  11. HDTV: High Definition Television
  12. HE: His (or Her) Excellency; His (or Her) Eminence; High Explosive; Horizontal Equivalent
  13. HAL: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  14. HCF: Highest Common Factor
  15. HPDMU: High-powered Diesel Multiple Unit
  16. HSCB: High-speed Circuit Breaker
  17. HT: High Tension
  18. HO: Head Office
  19. HRD: Human Resource Development
  20. HP: Handicapped Persons quota
  21. HITS: Headend In The Sky
  22. HMMWV: High Mobility Multipurpose-Wheeled Vehicle
  23. HMS: Hybrid Mail Service
  24. HP: Himachal Pradesh; Horizontal Plane; Horse Power
  25. HTTP: Hypetext Transfer Protocol
  26. HTS: High Tensile-strength Steel
  27. HDFC: Housing Development Finance Corporation
  28. HLL: Hindustan Levers Limited
  29. HUL: Hindustan Unilever Limited
  30. HURC: Hindustan Unilever Research Centre
  31. HUDCO: Housing and Urban Development Corporation
  32. HVDC: High Voltage Direct Current
  33. HFCs: Housing Finance Companies
  34. HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language
  35. HSUI: Housing Start Up Index
  36. HLAC: High Level Advisory Committee
  37. HDFC: Housing Development Finance Corporation
  38. HMT: Hindustan Machine Tools
  39. HUDCO: Housing and Urban Development Corporation
  40. HQ: Head Quarters
  41. HRDD: Human Resources Development Department
  42. HYVS: High Yield Variety Seeds
  43. HLG: High Level Group
  44. HSRL: High Speed Rail Line (Link)
  45. HC: High Court
  46. HNI: High Net-worth Individual
  47. HP: Horse Power
  48. HP: Himachal Pradesh
  49. 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. ICFOSS: International Centre for Free and Open Source Software
  27. IR: Indian Railways
  28. ISR: Indian State Railway
  29. i.e.: id est (that is)
  30. IBM: International Business Machines
  31. IATA: International Air Transport Association
  32. IATT: Inland Air Travel Tax
  33. IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  34. IBEX: Interstellar Boundary Explorer Mission
  35. ICANN: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
  36. ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organisation
  37. ICAR: Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  38. ICCR: Indian Council of Cultural Relations
  39. ICCW: Indian Council for Child Welfare
  40. ICSE: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
  41. ICU: Intensive Care Unit
  42. IEEE: Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers
  43. IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  44. IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  45. IAAI: International Airport Authority of India
  46. lAC: Indian Airlines Corporation
  47. IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
  48. IMF: International Monetary Fund
  49. IRF: Interest Rate Futures
  50. ISW: Indian Standard Wagon Works
  51. ICDS: Integrated Child Development Service
  52. ICJ: International Court of Justice (with Headquarters at the Hague)
  53. ICL: Indian Cricket League
  54. ICMR: Indian Council of Medical Research
  55. ICPA: Indian Cricket Players’ Association
  56. ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross
  57. IDA: International Development Association
  58. IDBI: Industrial Development Bank of India
  59. IGBT: Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor
  60. IMD: India Meteorological Department
  61. ITER: International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
  62. ITES: Information Technology Enabled Services
  63. ITPO: Indian Trade Promotion Organisation
  64. ITO: International Trade Organisation
  65. IPWE: Institution of Permanent Way Engineers
  66. IARI: Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  67. IBA: Indian Bank Association
  68. IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  69. IRAS: Indian Railway Accounts Services
  70. ITUC: Indian Trade Union Congress
  71. IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resource
  72. IUPEP: Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme
  73. IDSA: Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis
  74. i.e.: id est; that is
  75. IEA: International Energy Agency
  76. IES: Indian Economic Service
  77. IEX: Indian Energy Exchange
  78. IFRS: International Financial Reporting Standard
  79. IFS: Indian Foreign Service; Indian Forest Service
  80. IFTU: International Federation of Trade Unions
  81. IFWJ: Indian Federation of Working Journalists
  82. IVSR: Indus Valley State Railway
  83. ISRO: Indian Space Research Organization
  84. IPO: Initial Public Offering
  85. IBSA: India, Brazil, South Africa
  86. ICAR: Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  87. ICBM: Inter Continental Ballistic Missile
  88. IPA: Issuing and Paying Agent
  89. IRPS: Indian Railway Personnel Services
  90. IHTT: Institute of Hand-loom and Textile Technology
  91. IUMJ: Indiana University Mathematics Journal
  92. IRRA: Indian Railways Regulatory Authority
  93. ICC: International Cricket Council
  94. IISS: International Institute of Strategic Studies
  95. IMAP: Internet Mail Access Protocol
  96. IGNOU: Indira Gandhi National Open University
  97. IIPA: Indian Institute of Public Administration
  98. IISS: International Institute of Strategic Studies
  99. IIT: Indian Institutes of Technology
  100. ILO: International Labour Organisation
  101. IMA: Indian Military Academy
  102. IMET: International Military Education Training Programme
  103. IP: Internet Protocol
  104. IQ: Intelligence Quotient
  105. ISBN: International Standard Book Number
  106. ISDN: Integrated Services Digital Network
  107. ICFTU: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  108. ICICI: Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited
  109. IDR: Indian Depository Receipt
  110. IOU: I Owe You
  111. IFA: Indian Football Association
  112. ICAI: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  113. ISI: Indian Standards Institute (BIS: Bureau of Indian Standards)
  114. ISRO: Indian Space Research Organisation
  115. ITE: Intra-Group Transactions and Exposure
  116. IMF: International Monetary Fund
  117. IMO: International Maritime Organisation
  118. IN: Indian Navy; Intelligent Network
  119. INA: Indian National Army
  120. INK: International Newspaper Kiosks
  121. INMARSAT: International Maritime Satellite Organisation
  122. INMAS: Institute of Nuclear Medicines and Allied Sciences
  123. INS: Indian Naval Ship; Indian Newspaper Society
  124. ICJ: International Court of Justice
  125. ICMR: Indian Council of Medical Research
  126. ICRIER: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
  127. IAS: Indian Administrative Association
  128. InISJ: Indian Institutetute of Science Journal
  129. ICSI: Indian Company Secretaries Institute
  130. ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Industrial Disputes
  131. ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross
  132. InJME: Indian Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  133. INA: Indian National Army
  134. IMA: Internal Models Approach
  135. IRVS: Interactive Voice Response System
  136. ICSSR: Indian Council of Scientific and Social Research
  137. IDA: International Development Agency
  138. INSAS: Indian Small Arms System
  139. INSAT: Indian National Satellite
  140. INTERPOL: International Police Organisation
  141. INTUC: Indian National Trade Union Congress
  142. IOC: International Olympic Committee
  143. IP: Indian Police
  144. IPC: Indian Penal Code
  145. IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  146. IPEC: International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour
  147. IDBI: Industrial Development Bank of India
  148. IRC: Indian Railways Corporation
  149. IRCA: Indian Railway Conference Association
  150. ISKCON: International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  151. ISO: International Standards Organisation
  152. ITBP: Indo-Tibetan Border Police
  153. ITES: Information Technology enabled services
  154. INTUC: Indian National Trade Union Congress
  155. IDO: International Defence Organisation
  156. IPR: Intellectual Property Right
  157. IPS: Indian Police Service; Indian Postal Service
  158. IPTV: Internet Protocol Television
  159. IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
  160. IQ: Intelligence Quotient
  161. IR: Infra-red
  162. IRA: Insurance Regulatory Authority
  163. IRBM: Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
  164. IREP: Integrated Rural Energy Planning
  165. IDPL: Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
  166. IFA: Indian Football Association
  167. IPS: Indian Police Service
  168. IAS: Integrated Accounting Systems
  169. IGIDR: Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
  170. IST: Indian Standard Time
  171. IFCI: Industrial Finance Corporation of India
  172. IFFI: International Film Festival of India
  173. ITI: Industrial Training Institute
  174. ITU: International Telecommunication Union
  175. IVF: In-Vitro Fertilisation
  176. IVM: In-vitro Maturation
  177. IRS: Indian Remote Sensing Satellite; Indian Revenue Service
  178. ISAF: International Stabilization and Assistance Force (in Afghanistan)
  179. ISC: Inter-State Council
  180. ISCS: Integrated Smart Card System
  181. ISD: International Subscriber Dialled (telephone)
  182. ISH: Information Super Highway
  183. ISKCON: International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  184. ITI: Industrial Training Institute

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

Related: All Posts in Railways (List)


  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. MODEM: Modulator Demodulator
  45. MPEG: Motion Picture Experts Group
  46. MICR: Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
  47. MCA: Master of Computer Application
  48. MCA: Monetary Compensatory Allowance
  49. MCC: Melbourne Cricket Club
  50. MA: Master of Arts
  51. M.Sc.: Master of Science
  52. MD: Doctor of Medicine
  53. MSOE: Minimum Standards of Operational Efficiency
  54. MMBCS: Magnetic Media Based Clearing System
  55. MRVC: Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation
  56. MTP: Metropolitan Transport Project
  57. MBS: Mortgage Backed Securities
  58. M/L: Main Line
  59. MOW: Maintenance of Way
  60. MASI: Management Audit Systems Inspection
  61. MDMA: Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency
  62. MFALA: Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labourers Agency
  63. MFN: Most Favoured Nation
  64. MI: Military Intelligence
  65. Mr.: Mister
  66. Mrs.: Mistress
  67. MDMK: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  68. MRT: Medical Relief Train
  69. MSL: Mean Sea Level
  70. MNC: Multinational Company
  71. MISA: Maintenance of Internal Security Act
  72. MIT: Mechachusates Institute of Technology
  73. MLA: Member of Legislative Assembly
  74. MLC: Member of Legislative Council
  75. MPI: Macro-Prudential Indicators
  76. MSP: Minimum Support Price
  77. MA: Master of Arts
  78. MNC: Multi National Corporation
  79. MNA: Major Non-NATO Alley
  80. MRTPC: Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
  81. MODVAT: Modified Value Added Tax
  82. MEMU: Main-line Electric Multiple Unit
  83. MOT: Motoring
  84. Mxd.: Mixed
  85. MP: Member of Parliament
  86. MSEs: Micro and Small Enterprises
  87. MCA: Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  88. MUTP: Mumbai Urban Transport Project
  89. MFDF: Micro Finance Development Fund
  90. MLA: Member of Legislative Assembly
  91. MPH: Mile Per Hour
  92. MF: Mutual Funds
  93. MY: Malaysia
  94. MES: Military Engineering Service
  95. MM: Myanmar
  96. MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine &Bachelor of Surgery
  97. MED: Master of Education
  98. MSS: Market Stabilisation Scheme
  99. MEA: Ministry of External Affairs
  100. MISA: Maintenance of Internal Security Act
  101. MLC: Member of Legislative
  102. MMA: Macro Management of Agriculture
  103. MODVAT: Modified Value Added Tax
  104. MTM: Mark-to-Market
  105. MTCT: Mother to Child Transmission
  106. MFI: Micro Finance Institution
  107. MP: Madhya Pradesh
  108. MPLS: Multi Protocol Label Switching
  109. MSMEs: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Related: Constitution of India (Important for Competitive Exams)


  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. NR: Not Received
  26. NTES: National Train Enquiry System
  27. NAAC: National Assessment and Accreditation Council
  28. NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  29. NAV: Net Asset Value
  30. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  31. NASDAQ: National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
  32. NATA: Natural Aptitude Test for Architecture
  33. NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  34. NAV: Net Asset Value
  35. NB: Nota bene; note well, or take notice
  36. NCA: Nuclear Command Authority
  37. NCC: National Cadet Corps
  38. NCERT: National Council of Educational Research and Training
  39. NDS: Negotiated Dealing Systems
  40. NER: North Eastern Railway
  41. NABARD: National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
  42. NACO: National AIDS Control Organisation
  43. NPP: National Population Policy
  44. NPT: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  45. NRC: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  46. NREP: National Rural Employment Programme
  47. NRHM: National Rural Health Mission
  48. NRSA: National Remote Sensing Agency
  49. NSC: National Security Council
  50. NRDC: National Research and Development Corporation
  51. NCEP: National Committee on Environmental Planning
  52. NCERT: National Council of Education Research and Training
  53. NCR: National Capital Region
  54. NDA: National Defence Academy; National Democratic Alliance
  55. NDNC: National Do Not Call (Registry)
  56. NDPS: Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances
  57. NDRF: National Disaster Response Force
  58. NDTL: National Dope Testing Laboratory
  59. NeGP: National e-governance Plan
  60. NADT: National Authority on Drugs and Therapeutics
  61. NAEP: National Adult Education Programme
  62. NDA: National Democratic Alliance
  63. NSM: Note Sorting Machine
  64. NGO: Non-Government Organisation
  65. NHRDF: National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation
  66. NADAP: National Anti Doping Appeal Panel
  67. NDTL: Net Demand and Time Liability
  68. NEA: National Environment Authority
  69. NEDFI: North-Eastern Development Financial Institution Ltd.
  70. NEERI: National Environment Engineering Research Institute
  71. NEFA: North-East Frontier Agency
  72. NSCN: National Social Council of Nagaland
  73. NSSO: National Sample Survey Organisation
  74. NTC: National Textile Corporation
  75. NEDB: North-Eastern Development Bank
  76. NEP: National Education Policy
  77. NEPA: National Environment Protection Authority
  78. NFO: New Fund Offers
  79. NHDP: National Highways Development Project
  80. NHRC: National Human Rights Commission
  81. NIC: National Integration Council
  82. NIFT: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  83. NIO: National Institute of Oceanography
  84. NIS: National Institute of Sports
  85. NIT: National Institute of Technology
  86. NLMA: National Literacy Mission Authority
  87. NMD: Nuclear Missile Defence
  88. NTPC: National Thermal Power Corporation
  89. NV: Non-Vegetarian
  90. NRM: National Rail Museum
  91. NREGS: National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
  92. NASSCOM: National Association of Software and Services Companies
  93. NPCIL: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
  94. NRMU: National Railway Mazdoor Union
  95. NPA: Non-Performing Asset
  96. NI: Non-Interlocked
  97. NTES: National Train Enquiry System
  98. NIC: National Informatics Centre
  99. NRI: Non-Resident Indian
  100. NBFC-ND-SI: Systemically Important Non-deposit taking NBFC
  101. NCPNR: National Commitee for Protection of Natural Resources
  102. NHB: National Housing Bank
  103. NSE: National Stock Exchange
  104. NUEPA: National University of Educational Planning and Administration
  105. NAFED: National Agricultural and Marketing Federation
  106. NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement
  107. NAPP: Narora Atomic Power Plant
  108. NCB: Narcotics Control Bureau
  109. NCW: National Commission for Women
  110. NCCR: National Council for Civil Right
  111. NMDC: National Mineral Development Corporation
  112. NPL: National Physical Laboratory
  113. NPR: National Population Register
  114. NPT: (Nuclear) Non-Proliferation Treaty
  115. NRBI: National Rural Bank of India
  116. NREGA: National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
  117. NREP: National Rural Employment Programme
  118. NRF: National Renewal Fund
  119. NRI: Non-Resident Indian
  120. NRR: National Reproduction Rate
  121. NRSA: National Remote Sensing Agency
  122. NSA: National Security Act
  123. NSC: National Service Corps; National Security Council
  124. NIIT: National Institute of Information Technology
  125. NARI: National AIDS Research Institute
  126. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  127. NGO: Non-government organization
  128. NSSF: National Small Saving Fund
  129. NPS: New Pension Scheme
  130. NEFR/NFR: North-East Frontier Railway
  131. NBFC-D: Deposit taking NBFC
  132. NECS: National Electronic Clearing System
  133. NR(E)RA: Non-Resident (External) Rupee Account
  134. NDA: Net Domestic Asset
  135. NMDS: National Missile Defense System
  136. NMEP: National Malaria Eradication Programme
  137. NMHC: National Material Handling Council
  138. NRAI: National Rifle Association of India
  139. NSDL: National Securities Depository Limited
  140. NSE: National Stock Exchange
  141. NSR: National Skills Registry
  142. NTPC: National Thermal Power Corporation
  143. NWDA: National Water Development Agency
  144. NWRC: National Water Resources Council
  145. NASDAQ: National Association of Security Dealer’s Active Quotation
  146. NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  147. NBRA: National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority
  148. NBFC: Non-Banking Financial Companies
  149. NSC: National Savings Certificate
  150. NCCF: National Consumer Co operatives Federation
  151. NAV: Net Asset Value
  152. NSA: National Security Act
  153. NSC: National Security Council
  154. NPCI: National Payments Corporation of India
  155. NFA: Net Foreign Asset
  156. NR: Northern Railway
  157. NIBM: National Institute of Bank Management
  158. NEGP: National E-governance Plan
  159. NEPA: National Environment Protection Authority
  160. NFDC: National Film Development Corporation
  161. NAWADCO: National Waqf Development Corporation limited
  162. NCA: National Cricket Academy
  163. NCW: National Commission for Women
  164. NCCR: National Council for Civil Right
  165. NCERT: National Council of Educational Research & Training
  166. NCHRH: National Council for Human Resource in Health
  167. NCC: National Cadet Corps
  168. NDF: National Defence Fund
  169. NRI: Non-Resident Indian
  170. NDA: National Defence Academy
  171. NDDB: National Dairy Development Board
  172. NDF: National Defence Fund
  173. NDTL: Net Demand and Time Liabilities
  174. NCR: National Capital Region
  175. NCDRC: National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
  176. NFL: National Fertilizer Limited
  177. NHRC: National Human Rights Commission
  178. NICO: New Information and Communication Order
  179. NIDC: National Industrial Development Corporation
  180. NBFCs: Non-Banking Financial Companies
  181. NP: Nepal
  182. NIC: National Informatics Centre
  183. NIMSME: National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  184. NSSO: National Sample Survey Organisation
  185. NEFT: National Electronic Funds Transfer
  186. NEFA: North East Frontier Agency
  187. NSS: National Service Scheme
  188. NFSM: National Food Security Mission
  189. NRRDA: National Rural Road Development Agency
  190. NIF: National Innovative Foundation
  191. MIT: Ministry of Information Technology
  192. NEITCO: North Eastern Industrial Technical Consultants Organisation Limited
  193. NRFC: National Register of Foreign Collaborations
  194. NSTMIS: National Science and Technology Management Information System
  195. NIIT: National Institute of Information Technology
  196. NIMHANS: National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences
  197. NISM: National Institute of Securities Market
  198. NYSE: New York Stock Exchange
  199. NBO: National Building Organisation
  200. NIF: National Investment Fund
  201. NFS: National Financial Switch
  202. NITIE: National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering
  203. NLLM: National Legal Literacy Mission
  204. NMCC: National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
  205. NMDS: National Missile Defence System
  206. 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

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  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

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  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

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  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
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