General Knowledge: Important Abbreviations for Entrance Exams

If we observe the trend for Past Exams for various Entrance Exams we will find that a couple of questions based on Abbreviations are always asked. Here is a small list that we have put together for you. Please go through and try to remember as many as you can.

This is useful for Banking Exams (Clerk, PO, MT), SSC, FCI and other Entrance Exams.

Sr. No. Abbreviation Stands For
1 AAFI Amateur Athletics Federation of India
2 AAPSO Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organisation
3 AASU All Assam Students Union
4 ABM Anti Ballistic Missile
5 AC Alternate Current OR Air Conditioner
6 ACC Ancillary Cadet Core
7 AD Ano Domini (After the birth of Jesus)
8 ADB Asian Development Bank.
9 AERE Atomic Energy Research Establishment
10 AGOC Asian Games Organisation Committee
11 AICC All India Congress Committee
12 AICTE All India Council of Technical Education
13 AIDS Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
14 AIFE All India Football Federation
15 AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences
16 AIL Aeronautics India Limited
17 AIMPLB All India Muslim Personal Law Board
18 AIR All India Radio (Broadcasting)
19 AITUE All India Trade Union Congress
20 AM Anti Meridian (Before Noon)
21 ANC African National Congress
22 APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
23 APSC Army Postal Services Core
24 ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
25 ASLV Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle
26 ASI Archaeological Survey of India
27 ASSOCHAM Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (India)
28 ASWAC Airborne Surveillance Warning and Control
29 ATS Anti Tetanus Serum
30 BAMS Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
31 BARC Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
32 BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
33 BC Before Christ (Before the birth of Jesus)
34 BCG Bacillus Calmette Guerin (Anti TB Vaccine)
35 BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India
36 BEL Bharat Electronics Limited
37 BENELUX Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg
38 BHEL Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited
39 BIFR Board of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction (Formerly Industrial Reconstruction Finance Board)
40 BIMSTEC Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation
41 BIS Bureau of Indian Standards
42 B Pharma Bachelor of Pharmacy
43 BSF Border Security Force
44 CAD Command Area Development
45 CAG Comptroller and Auditor General
46 CARE Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere
47 CASE Commission for Alternative Sources of Energy
48 CBI Central Bureau of Investigation
49 CBSE Central. Board of Secondary Education
50 CCEA Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
51 CCS Cabinet Committee on Security
52 C-DAC Centre For Development of Advance Computing
53 CDMA Code Division Multiple Access
54 CDRI Central Drug Research Institute
55 CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
56 CID Criminal Investigation Department
57 CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
58 CISF Central Industrial Security Force
59 CITU Centre of Indian Trade Unions
60 CLAT Common Law Admission Test (Started May 2008)
61 CNG Compressed Natural Gas
62 COD Central Ordnance Depot
63 COFEPOSA Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Act
64 CPO Central Passport Organisation
65 CPRI Central Power Research Institute
66 CRPF Central Reserve Police Force
67 CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
68 CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
69 CSO Central Statistical Organisation
70 CTS Computerised Tomography Scanner
71 CVC Central Vigilance Commission
72 DDT Dichloro Diphenyle Tri-chloroethane
73 DFDR 'Digital Flight Data Recorder (Black box)'
74 DIG Deputy Inspector General
75 D. Lit. Doctor of Literature
76 DM District Magistrate
77 DMK Dravida Munetra Kazhagam
78 DNA Di-oxyribo-Nucleic Acid
79 DPAP 'Drought Prone Area Programme
80 DPC Dabhol Power Company
82 DRDO Defence Research and Development Organisation
83 DTH Direct to Home
84 DVD Digital Versatile Disk
85 EAS Employment Assurance Scheme
86 ECD European Central Bank
87 ECG Electro Cardiogram
88 EEC European Economic Community
89 EEG Electro Encephalogram
90 ELISA Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay
91 EMF Electromotive Force
92 EPABX Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange
93 EPZ Export Processing Zone
94 ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration
95 ESMA Essential Services Maintenance Act
96 EVM Electronic Voting Machine
97 EXIM Bank Export-Import Bank of India
98 FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation
99 FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)
100 FBTR Fast Breeder Test Reactor
101 FCI Food Corporation of India / Fertilizer Corporation of India
102 FDR Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)
103 FERA Foreign Exchange Regulation Act
104 FEMA Foreign Exchange Management Act
105 FICCI Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry
106 FIPB Foreign Investment Promotion Board
107 FIR First Information Report
108 FRS Fellow of the Royal Society
109 FTII Films and Television Institute of India
110 FTZ Free Trade Zone
111 GAIL Gas Authority of India Limited
112 GATT General Agreement on Tariff and Trade
113 GIC General Insurance Corporation
114 GMT Greenwich Mean Time
115 GNLF Gorkha National Liberation Front
116 GNP Gross National Product
117 GPF General Provident Fund
118 GPO General Post Office
119 GPS Global Positioning System
120 GSI Geological Survey of India
121 HAC Hindustan Aluminium Corporation
122 HAL Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
123 HCF Highest Common Factor
124 HDFC Housing Development Finance Corporation
125 HIV Human Immuno-deficiency Virus
126 HMT Hindustan Machine Tools
127 HUDCO Housing and Urban Development Corporation
128 HYVS High Yield Variety Seeds
129 IAAI International Airport Authority of India
130 lAC Indian Airlines Corporation
131 IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
132 IARI Indian Agricultural Research Institute
133 IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
134 ICAR Indian Council of Agricultural Research
135 ICBM Inter Continental Ballistic Missile
136 ICC International Cricket Council
137 ICFTU International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
138 ICICI Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited
139 ICJ International Court of Justice
140 ICMR Indian Council of Medical Research
141 ICSI Indian Company Secretaries Institute
142 IDA International Development Agency
143 IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
144 IDO International Defence Organisation
145 IDPL Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited
146 IFA Indian Football Association
147 IFCI Industrial Finance Corporation of India
148 IFFI International Film Festival of India
149 IFFCO Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative
150 IFTU International Federation of Trade Unions
151 IIPA Indian Institute of Public Administration
152 IIS Indian Institute of Sciences
153 IISCO Indian Iron and Steel Company
154 IIT Indian Institute of Technology
155 ILO International Labour Organisation
156 IMA Indian Military Academy
157 IMF International Monetary Fund
158 INGCA Indira Gandhi Gallery for Culture and Art
159 INS Indian Naval Ship
160 INSAT Indian National Satellite
161 INTELSAT International Telecommunication Satellite
162 INTERPOL International Police Organisation
163 INTUC Indian National Trade Union Congress
164 IOC International Olympic Committee / Indian Oil Corporation
165 IPC Indian Penal Code
166 IPKF Indian Peace Keeping Force
167 IQ Intelligence Quotient
168 IRBM Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
169 IRC International Red Cross
170 IRDA Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
171 IRDP Integrated Rural Development Programme
172 ISB Indian Standard Bureau
173 ISM Indian School of Mines
174 ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
175 ISP Internet Services Provider
176 ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
177 IST Indian Standard Time
178 ITBP Indo-Tibet Border Police
179 ITDC Indian Tourism Development Corporation
180 ITPO Indian Trade Promotion Organisation
181 ITO International Trade Organisation
182 IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resource
183 ITUC Indian Trade Union Congress
184 JMM Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
185 KG Kinder Garten
186 LASER Light Amplification By Stimulated Emission of Radiation
187 LIC Life Insurance Corporation of India
188 LLB Bachelor of Law
189 LLM Master of Law
190 LMG Light Machine Gum
191 LoC Line of Control (Pakistan)
192 LoAC Line of Actual Control (China)
193 LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
194 LSD Lysergic acid diethylamide
195 LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam
196 MA Master of Arts
197 MASER Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
198 MBA Master of Business Administration
199 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
200 MBT Main Battle Tank
201 MCA Monetary Compensatory Allowance / Master of Computer Application
202 MCC Melbourne Cricket Club
203 MD Doctor of Medicine
204 MFN Most Favoured Nation
205 MI Military Intelligence
206 MISA Maintenance of Internal Security Act
207 MIT Mechachusates Institute of Technology (USA)
208 MLA Member of Legislative Assembly
209 MLC Member of Legislative Council
210 MNC Multi National Corporation
211 MRCP Member of Royal College of Physicians
212 MRCS Member of Royal College of Surgeons
213 MRTPC Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
214 MODVAT Modified Value Added Tax
215 NABARD National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development
216 NACO National AIDS Control Organisation
217 NAEP National Adult Education Programme
218 NAFED National Agricultural and Marketing Federation
219 NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
220 NAPP Narora Atomic Power Plant
221 NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
222 NASDAQ National Association of Security Dealer's Active Quotation
223 NASSCOM National Association of Software & Service Companies
224 NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
225 NCW National Commission for Women
226 NCCR National Council for Civil Right
227 NCERT National Council of Educational Research & Training
228 NDA National Defence Academy
229 NDDB National Dairy Development Board
230 NDF National Defence Fund.
231 NEERI National Environment Engineering Research Institute
232 NEFA North-East Frontier Agency
233 NEPA National Environment Protection Authority
234 NFDC National Film Development Corporation
235 NFL National Fertilizer Limited
236 NHRC National Human Rights Commission
237 NICO New Information and Communication Order
238 NIDC National Industrial Development Corporation
239 NIIT National Institute of Information Technology
240 NIMHANS National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences
241 NITIE National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering
242 NMDS National Missile Defence System (US)
243 NMEP National Malaria Eradication Programme
244 NOIDA New Okhla Industrial Development Authority
245 NPC National Productivity Council
246 NPP National Population Policy
247 NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
248 NRDC National Research and Development Corporation
249 NREP National Rural Employment Programme
250 NRI Non Resident Indian
251 NSC National Security Council
252 NSSO National Sample Survey Organisation
253 NTC National Textile Corporation
254 NTPC National Thermal Power Corporation
255 OGL Open General Licence
256 OIL Oil India Limited
257 OK All Correct
258 ONGC Oil and Natural Gas Commission
259 OPEC Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
260 PCI Press Council of India
261 PCS Provincial Civil Services
262 Ph. D Doctor of 'Philosophy
263 PIN Postal lndex Number
264 PLO Palestine Liberation Organisation
265 PM Post Meridian / Prime Minister
266 POTA Prevention of Terrorism Act
267 PSLV Polar. Satellite Launch Vehicle
268 PTI Press Trust of India
269 PRO Public Relations Officer
270 PTO Please Turn Over
271 PVC Poly Vinyl Chloride / Paramvir Chakra
272 PVSM Param Vishisht Seva Medal
273 PWD Public Work's Department
274 PWG People's War Group
275 QED Quod Erat Demonstrandum (Which was to be proved)
276 QEF Quod Erat Faciendum (Which was to be done)
277 QEI Quod Erat Inveniendum (Which was to be found)
278 QMG Quarter Master General
279 RADAR Radio Angle Direction and Range
280 RAW Research and Analysis Wing
281 R & D Research and Development
282 RBI Reserve Bank of India
283 RCC Reinforced Cement Concrete
284 RDX Research Developed Explosive
285 RIMC Rashtriya Indian Military College
286 RMS Railway Mail Service
287 RLEGP Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme
288 RNA Ribonucleic Acid
289 RPM Revolutions Per Minute
290 RSS Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
291 RTO Regional Transport Officer
292 SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
293 SAC Space Application Centre
294 SAFTA South Asian Free Trade Agreement
295 SAI Sports Authority of India
296 SAIL Steel Authority of India Limited
297 SAPTA South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement
298 SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
299 SC Security Council/Supreme Court
300 SCI Shipping Corporation of India
301 SCOPE Standing Conference of Public Enterprises
302 SCRA Special Class Railway Apprentice
303 SDR Special Drawing Rights
304 SEBI Security Exchange Board of India
305 SGPC Siromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee
306 SHAR Shri Harikota Range
307 SIDBI Small Industries Development Bank of India
308 SIS Secret Intelligence Service (U.K)
309 SITA Suppression of .Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act
310 SLV Satellite Launch Vehicle
311 SPCA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals
312 SPICMC Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical music and culture
313 STARS Satellite Tracking and Ranging Station
314 STD Subscribers Trunk Dialing
315 STPI Software Technology Parks of India
316 SWAPO South West African People's Organisation
317 TA Travelling Aliowance / Territorial Anmy
318 TELCO Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company
319 TELEX Teleprinter Exchange
320 TISCO Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited
321 TNT Tri-nitro-toluene
322 TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
323 TRAI Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
324 TRIPS Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights
325 TTE Travelling Ticket Examiner
326 TTFI Table Tennis Federation of India
327 TWA Trans World Airlines (USA)
328 UDC Upper Division Clerk
329 UFO Unidentified Flying Object
330 UGC University Grants Commission
331 UHT Ultra High Temperature
332 ULFA United Liberation Front of Assam
333 UNASUR Union of South American Nations (Spanish: UniĆ³n de Naciones Suramericanas)
334 UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
335 UNDP United Nations Development Programme
336 UNEF United Nations Emergency Force
337 UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
338 UNESCO United Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organisation
339 UNFPA United Nations for Population Activities
340 UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees
341 UNI United News of India
342 UNICEF United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
343 UNO United Nations Organisation
344 UPS Uninterrupted Power Supply
345 UPSC Union Public Service Commission
346 USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
347 UTI Unit Trust of India
348 VAT Value Added Tax
349 VDIS Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme
350 VC Vice-Chancellor / Victoria Cross
351 VIP Very Important Person
352 VPP Value Payable Post
353 VRS Voluntary Retirement Scheme
354 VSNL Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited
355 VSSC Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
356 WEF World Economic Forum
357 WHO World Health Organisation
358 WILL Wireless in Local Loop
359 WMO World Meteorological Organisation
360 WWF World Wild Life Fund
361 WPI Wholesale Price Index
362 WTO World Trade Organisation
363 WWF World Wild Life Fund for Nature
364 WWW World Wide Web
365 YMCA Young Men's Christians Association
366 YWCA Young Women's Christians Association
367 ZBB Zero Based Budgeting
368 ZSI Zoological Survey of India

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