Wednesday 20 March 2024

List of short forms and their full forms

List of useful short forms and their full forms

An extensive list of forms covering many subjects is provided. These terms fall under general, computer, science, IT, organizational, financial, and educational categories. 

Full forms with initial letter A

ACAlternating Current
ACPAssistant Commissioner of Police
AGMARK: Agricultural Mark
AIArtificial Intelligence
AIAAAAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
AIEEEAll India Engineering Entrance Examination
AIMSAcharya Institute of Management and Sciences
AJAXAsynchronous JavaScript and XML
ALUArithmetic Logic Unit
AM and PMAnti Meridiem and Post Meridiem
AMULAnand Milk Union Limited
ANUAsian News International
API: Application Programming Interface
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
ASCIIAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASPActive Server Page
AT&TAmerican Telephone & Telegraph Company
ATMAutomated Teller Machine
ATSAnti-Terrorism Squad
AWSAmazon Web Services

Full forms with initial letter B

B2BBusiness to Business
BA: Bachelor of Arts
BBCBritish Broadcasting Corporation
BCCIBoard of Control of Cricket in India
BCGBacillus Calmette-Guerin
BDOBlock Development Officer
BDSBachelor of Dental Surgery
BEBachelor of Engineering
BFFBest Friends Forever
BHMSBachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
BIOSBasic Input Output System
BMIBody Mass Index 
BMRBasal Metabolic Rate
BOBBank of Baroda
BODMASBracket of Division Multiplication Addition and Subtraction
BPOBusiness Process Outsourcing
BRICSBrazil Russia India China And South Africa
BSEBombay Stock Exchange
BSNLBharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Full forms with initial letter C

CA: Chartered Accountant
CAD: Computer Aided Design
CAT: Common Admission Test
CBC: Complete Blood Count
CBI: Central bureau of Investigation
CBSE: Central Board of Secondary Education
CCTV: Closed Circuit Television
CD: Compact Disc
CDS: Combined Defence Services
CEO: Chief Executive Officer
CET: Common Eligibility Test
CFA: Chartered Financial Analyst
CFL: Compact fluorescent lamp
CFO: Chief Financial Officer
CGPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average
CHO: Community Health Officer
CIBIL: Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited
CID: Crime Investigation Department
CISF: Central Industrial Security Force
CL: Casual Leave
CM: Chief Minister
CMM: Capability Maturity Model
CNG: Compressed Natural Gas
COBOL: Common Business Oriented Language
COD: Cash On Delivery
COP: Chief Of Police
CPM: Cost per Mile
CPU: Central Processing Unit
CRM: Customer Relationship Management
CRR: Cash Reserve Ratio
CS: Company Secretary
CSAT: Civil Services Aptitude Test
CSS: Cascading Style Sheet
CST: Central Standard Time
CTC: Cost To Company
CTET: Central Teacher Eligibility Test
CTO: Chief Technology Officer
CUET: Common University Entrance Test
CV: Curriculum Vitae

Full forms with initial letter D

DA: Dearness Allowance
DBMS: Database Management System
DC: Direct Current
DCP: Deputy Commissioner Of Police
DEO: District Education Officer
DGM: Deputy General Manager
DGP: Director General of Police
DIET: District Institute of Educational Training
DIY: Do it Yourself
DJ: Disc Jockey
DLF: Delhi Land and Finance
DNA: Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DNC: Dilation and Curettage
DP: Display Picture
DRDO: Defence Research and Development Organization
DSP: Deputy Superintendent of Police
DSSSB: Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board
DVD: Digital Video Disc

Full forms with initial letter E

ECG: Electrocardiogram
ECHS: Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme
ED: Enforcement Directorate
EDD: Estimated Date of Delivery
EEE: Electrical and Electronics Engineering
ELSS: Equity-linked Saving Scheme
EMAIL: Electronic Mail
EMI: Equated Monthly Installment
ENT: Ear Nose Throat
EOD: End of the Day
EPIC: Election Photo Identification Card
EPFO: Employee Provident Fund Organization
ESI: Employee's State Insurance
ESR: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
ESOP: Employee Stock Ownership Plan
ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival
ETC: Et cetera
EU: European Union
EVS: Environmental Studies

Full forms with initial letter F

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
FAX: Facsimile
FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation
FDI: Foreign Direct Investment
FHR: Fetal Heart Rate
FICCI: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
FIFA: Federation Internationale de Football Association
FIR: First Information Report
FM: Frequency Modulation
FR: False Report
FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FSSAI: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
FTI: Full-Time Equivalent
FTO: Flexible Time Off
FTP: File Transfer Protocol
FYI: For Your Information

Full forms with initial letter G

GAIL: Gas Authority of India Limited
GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
GB: GigaByte
GD: Group Discussion
GDP: Gross Domestic Product
GIF: Graphics Interchange Format
GIS: Geographic Information System
GM: General Manager
GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Test
GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
GPA: Grade Point Average
GPRS: General Packet Radio Service
GPS: Global Positioning System
GRE: Graduate Record Examination
GSLV: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle
GSM: Global System for Mobile communication
GST: Goods and Service Tax
GUI: Graphical USer Interface
GOOGLE: Global Organization Of Oriented Group Language Of Earth

Full forms with initial letter H

Hba1c: Hemoglobin A1c
HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HCL: Hindustan Computers Limited
HCV: Hepatitis C Virus
HD: High Definition
HDD: Hard Disk Drive
HDFC: Housing Development Finance Corporation
HDMI: High Definition Multimedia Interface
HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HOD: Head of Department
HP: Hewlett-Packard
HR: Human Resources
HRD: Human Resource Department
HSBC: Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
HTC: High Tech Computer
HTML: Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP: Hypertext Transfer protocol
HUDCO: Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited

Full forms with initial letter I

IAS: Indian Administrative Service
IB: Intelligence Bureau
IBM: International Business Machines
ICC: International Cricket Council
ICICI: Credit and Investment Corporation of India
ICMR: Indian Council of Medical Research
ICSE: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
ICU: Intensive Care Unit
ID: Identity Document
IDE: Integrated Development Environment
IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IELTS: International English Language Testing System
IFFCO: Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited
IFSC: Indian Financial System Code
IG: Inspector General of Police
IGNOU: Indira Gandhi National Open University
IIM: Indian Institute of Management
IIT: Indian Institute of Technology
IIIT: Indian Institute of Information Technology
IMA: Indian Military Academy
INA: Indian National Army
INR: Indian Rupee
IOS: International Olympic Committee
iOS: iPhone Operating System
IP: Internet Protocol
IPC: Interprocess Communication
IPL: Indian Premier League
IPO: Initial Public Offering
IPS: Indian Police Service
IQ: Intelligence Quotient
IRCTC: Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation
IRS: Indian Revenue Service
ISBN: International Standard Book Number
ISD: International Subscriber Dialing
ISI: Indian Standards Institute
ISIS: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
ISKCON: International Society for Krishna Consciousness
ISDN: Integrated Service Digital Network
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ISP: Internet Service Provider
ISRO: Indian Space Research Organization
IST: Indian Standard Time
IT: Information Technology and Income Tax 
ITI: Industrial Training Institute
ITR: Income Tax Return
IUD: Intrauterine Device
IVF: IN Vitro Fertilization
IVR: Interactive Voice Response

Full forms with initial letter J

JBL: James Bullough Lansing
JCB: Joseph Cyril Bamford
JEE: Joint Entrance Examination
JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University
JOB: Joining Other Business
JPG: Joint Photographic Experts Group
JRF: Junior Research Fellow
JSON: JavaScript Object Notation

Full forms with initial letter K

KB: Kilobyte
Kbps: Kilobits per second
KFC: Kentucky Fried Chicken
KPI: Key Performance Indicator
KPO: Knowledge Process Outsourcing
KRA: Key Result Area
KYC: Know Your Customer

Full forms with initial letter L

LAN: Local Area Network
LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LC: Letter of Credit
LCD: Liquid Crystal Display
LDL: Low Density Lipoprotein
LDR: Light Dependent Resistor
LED: Light Emitting Diode
LFT: Liver Function Tests
LG: Lieutenant Governor
LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
LIC: Life Insurance Corporation of India
LKG: Lower Kindergarten
LLB: Bachelor of Laws
LMP: Last Menstrual Period
LOL: Laughing Out Loud
LOP: Loss of Pay
LPA: Labor Pension Act
LPG: Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LSCS: Lower Segment Caesarean Section
L&T: Larsen and Toubro
LTA: Leave Travel Allowance

Full forms with initial letter M

MAC: Media Access Control Address
MAH: Milliamp-Hour
MAN: Metropolitan Area Network
MB: MegaByte
MBA: Master of Business Administration
MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine
MBPS: Megabits per Second
MC: Menstrual Cycle
MCD: Municipal Corporation of Delhi
MCA: Master of Computer Application
MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine
MCB: Miniature Circuit Breaker
MCQ: Multiple Choice Question
MD: Doctor of Medicine
MES: Military Engineering Service
MGNREGA: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
MI: Mobile Internet
MIS: Management Information System
MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MLA: Member of Legislative Assembly
MLM: Multi-Level Marketing
MMID: Mobile Money Identifier
MMR: Measles Mumps and Rubella
MMS: Multimedia Messaging Service
MNC: Multinational Company
MODEM: Modulator and Demodulator
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
MP: Member of Parliament
MPEG: Moving Picture Experts Group
MR: Medical Representative
MRF: Madras Rubber Factory
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRP: Maximum Retail Price
MSC: Master of Science
MTP: Medical Termination Of Pregnancy
MTNL: Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
MTS: Microsoft Transaction Server

Full forms with initial letter N

NABH: National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers
NABL: National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NCC: National Cadet Corps
NCERT: National Council of Educational Research and Training
NCP: Nationalist Congress Party
NCR: National Capital Region
NDA: National Defence Academy and National Democratic Alliance
NDTV: New Delhi Television
NEET: National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test
NEFT: National Electronic Funds Transfer
NET: National Eligibility Test
NGO: Non-Governmental Organization
NIA: National Investigation Agency
NIC: National Informatics Centre
NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NIFT: National Institute of Fashion Technology
NIFTY: National Stack Exchange Fifty
NIIT: National Institute of Information Technology
NOC: No Objection Certificate
NPA: Non Performing Assets
NPS: National Pension System
NRI: Non-Resident Indian
NSE: National Stock Exchange
NTPC: National Thermal Power Corporation
NTT: Nursery Teacher Training

Full forms with initial letter O

OC: Occupancy Certificate
OCD: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
ONGC: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
OPD: Outpatient Department
ORM: Object Relational Mapping
ORS: Oral Rehydration Salt
OS: Operating System
OT: Occupational Therapy
OTA: Officers Training Academy
OTP: One-time Password
OTT: Over the Top

Full forms with initial letter P

PA: Personal Assistant
PAN: Permanent Account Number
PPM: Parts Per Million
PCI: Press Council of India
PCO: Public Call Office
PCOD: Polycystic Ovarian Disease
PDA: Personal Digital Assistant
PDF: Portable Document Format
PF: Provident Fund
PFA: Please Find Attachment
PG: Paying Guest
PGDCA: Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application
PGT: Post-Graduate Teacher
PHD: Doctor of Philosophy
PH: Potential of Hydrogen
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
PIN: Personal Identification Number
PMO: Project Management Office
PMS: Premenstrual Syndrome
PNB: Punjab National Bank
PNG: Portable Network Graphics
PNR: Passenger Name Record
PO: Probationary Officer
POK: Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
POP: Plaster Of Paris
POS: Point of Sale
PR: Public Relations
PRT: Primary Teacher
PSC: Public Service Commission
PSLV: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
PSU: Public Sector Undertaking
PT: Physical Training
PTA: Parent Teacher Association
PTO: Please Turn Over
PVC: Poly Vinyl Chloride
PVR: Priya Village Roadshow
PVT: Private Limited
PWD: Public Works Department

Full forms with initial letter R

RAC: Reservation Against Cancellation
RADAR: Radio Detection And Ranging
RAM: Random Access Memory
RAW: Research and Analysis Wing
RBC: Red Blood Cell
RBI: Reserve Bank of India
RDA: Recommended Dietary Allowance
RDBMS: Relational Database Management System
ROM: Read Only Memory
RFID: Radio Frequency Identification
RIP: Rest In Peace
RNA: Ribonucleic Acid
RO: Reverse Osmosis
RPM: Revolutions Per Minute
RSS: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
RTE: Right to Education
RTGS: Real-Time Gross Settlement
RTI: Right to Information
RTO: Regional Transport Office

Full forms with initial letter S

SAAS: Software as a Service
SAP: systems, applications and products
SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test
SBI: State Bank of India
SC: Scheduled Castes
SCUBA: Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
SD: Secure Digital
SDK: Software Development Kit
SDM: Sub Divisional Magistrate
SEBI: Sub Divisional Magistrate
SENSEX: Stock Exchange Sensitive Index
SEO: Search Engine Optimization
SI: Sub Inspector
SIM: Subscriber Identity Module
SIP: Systematic Investment Plan
SIT: Special Investigation Team
SKU: Stock Keeping Unit
SMS: Short Message Service
SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SP: Superintendent of Police
SPF: Sun Protection Factor
SQL: Structured Query Language
SSB: Service Selection Board
SSC: Staff Selection Commission
SSL: Secure Sockets Layer
SSP: Senior Superintendent Of Police
ST: Schedule Tribes
STD: Subscriber Trunk Dialing and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
SUV: Sport Utility Vehicle
SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

Full forms with initial letter T

TADA: Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act
TB: Tuberculosis
TC: Transfer Certificate
TCS: Tata Consultancy Services
TDS: Tax Deducted at Source
TET: Teacher Eligibility Test
TGT: Trained Graduate Teacher
TLC: Total Lung Capacity
TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
TOI: Times of India
TPA: Third Party Administrator
TRAI: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
TRP: Television Rating Point
TSH: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TTYL: Talk To You Later

Full forms with initial letter U

UAE: United Arab Emirates
UG: Undergraduate
UGC: University Grants Commission
UID: Unique Identifier
UKG: Upper KinderGarten
ULIP: Unit Linked Insurance Plan
UML: Unified Modeling Language
UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund
UNO: United Nations Organization
UPA: United Progressive Alliance
UPI: Unified Payment Interface
UPSC: Union Public Service Commission
UPS: Uninterruptible Power Supply
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
US: United States
USA: United States of America
USB: Universal Serial Bus
USSR: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
UTC: Universal Time Coordinated
UTI: Urinary Tract Infection

Full forms with initial letter V

VAT: Value Added Tax
VC: Vice Chairperson
VDU: Visual Display Unit
VGA: Video Graphics Array
VIP: Very Important Person
VOLTE: Voice over Long Term Evolution

Full forms with initial letter W

WAN: Wide Area Network
WBC: White Blood Cell
WFH: Work from Home
WIFI: Wireless Fidelity
WIPRO: Western India Products
WTO: World Trade Organization
WWE: World Wrestling Entertainment
WWF: World Wrestling Federation
WWW: World Wide Web

Full forms with initial letter X

XML: eXtensible Markup Language

Full forms with initial letter Y

YTD: Year to Date
YMCA: Young Men's Christian Association

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