Full Forms List

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An abbreviation or short form is a word or phrase in a long form that has been shortened. When people find it difficult to speak or recall long sentences, words, or phrases, they will shorten them. There are numerous short forms that we have heard or used but are unaware of their full expanded versions. We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly used/important full forms that are frequently used. This will also help you in competitive exams such as Bank Exams, IBPS Recruitment Exams, UGC NET or CSIR NET, IIT JAM, SSC, and RRB, and so on. In this blog, we have given a list of the most common abbreviated versions in alphabetical order. Check it out!

Full Form List: “A”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.ABSAnti-Locking Braking System
2.ACEAngiotensin-Converting Enzyme
3.ACTAmerican College Test
4.ADAAeronautical Development Agency
5.ADBAsian Development Bank
6.ADCBAbu Dhabi Commercial Bank
7.ADRAmerican Depositary Receipt, Alternative Dispute Resolution
8.ADS in MedicalAcquired Demyelinating Syndrome
AEAccount Executive
9.AFAIKAs Far as I know
AGMAnnual General Meeting
10.AIEEEAll India Engineering Entrance Examination
11.AIIBAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank
12.APECAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
13.AFKAway from the keyboard
14.ALAccountant at Law
15.ALCAutomatic Live Control
16.ALMAsset and Liability Management
17.AMUAligarh Muslim University
18.AOAArticles of Association
19.APGVBAndhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
20.APLAbove Poverty Line
21.APMAdministered Pricing Mechanism, Application Performance Monitoring
22.ARCAsset Reconstruction Company
23.AROAssistant Review Officer
24.ARDRAgricultural and Rural Debt Relief
25.ASAAmerican Standards Association
26.ASAPAs Soon As Possible
27.ASBAApplication Supported by Block Amount
28.ASEANAssociation of South-East Asian Nations
29.ASEMAsia-Europe Meeting
30.ASFAdvanced Systems Format
31.ASSOCHAMAssociated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
32.ATRAction Taken Report
33.ATMAsynchronous Transfer Mode
34.ATMAutomated teller machine
35.AMAnte Meridiem
36.ANOAcademic New Office
37.AUAstronomical Unit

Full Form List: “B”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.BASICBeginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
2.BAEBefore Anyone Else
3.BAFBachelor of Accounting and Finance
4.BARBest Available Rate
5.BBEBachelor of Business Economics
6.BBKBank of Bahrain and Kuwait
7.BBLBig Bash League, Be Back Later
9.BCABachelors of Computer Applications
10.BCCBlind Carbon Copy
11.BCBefore Christ
12.BCBSBasel Committee for Banking Supervision
13.BCSBIBanking Codes and Standards Board of India
14.BDCBlock Development Council
15.BDEBusiness Development Executive
16.BEBachelor of Engineering
17.B.EdBachelor of Education
18.BEOBlock Education Officer
19.BFSBrеadth-First Sеarch
20.BHIMBharat Interface for Money
21.BHMSBachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Science
22.BIFRBoard of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
23.BIMSTECBay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
24.BJPBharatiya Janata Party
25.BITSATBirla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test
26.BLOBBinary Large Object
27.BOBranch office
28.BODBiochemical Oxygen Demand
29.BOIBank of India
30.BOLTBSE On-Line Trading (System)
31.BOPBalance of Payments
32.BOTBuild, Operate and Transfer
33.BPLBelow Poverty Line
34.BPOBusiness Process Outsourcing
35.BRICSBrazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
36.BSFBorder Security Force
37.BScBachelor of Science
38.BSCSBiological Sciences Curriculum Study, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
39.BSEBombay Stock Exchange
40.BSGBharat Scouts and Guides
41.BSPBahujan Samaj Party.
42.BSRBasic Statistical Returns
43.BSTCBasic School Teaching Certificate
44.B.TechBachelor of Technology
45.BTSBangtan Soneyeondan
46.BYEBe with Your Everytime

Full Form List: “C”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.C & AGComptroller & Auditor General
2.CAChartered Accountant
3.CABECentral Advisory Board of Education
4.CACPCommission of Agriculture Cost and Price
5.CADCapital Account Deficit
6.CAGController and Auditor General of India
7.CAMELSC – Capital adequacy, A – Asset quality, M – Management quality, E – Earnings, L – Liquidity, S – Sensitivity to Market Risk
8.CAPARTCouncil for People’s Action and Advancement of Rural Technology
9.CARCapital adequacy ratio
10.CARECredit Analysis & Research Ltd.
11.CBSCore banking solution
12.CCClearing Corporation of India Limited
13.CCICompetition Commission of India
14.CCILClearing Corporation of India limited
15.CDCertificate of Deposit
16.CDSLCentral Securities Depository Limited
17.CECAComprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
18.CEPAComprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
19.CFRACombined Finance and Revenue Accounts
20.CGLCombined Graduate Level Examination
21.CHOGMCommonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
22.CIBILCredit Information Bureau (India) Ltd
23.CIIConfederation of Indian Industry
24.CISCommonwealth of Independent States
25.CITESConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species
26.CITUCentre Of Indian Trade Unions
27.CMPCommon Minimum Program
28.COCapital Outlay
29.COBOLCommon Business-Oriented Language
30.CPCommercial Paper
31.CPIConsumer Price Index
32.CPI (AL)Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labors
33.CPI (IW)Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers
34.CRARCapital to Risk Weighted Asset Ratio
35.CRACredit Reporting Agency
36.CRISILCredit Rating Information Services of India Limited
37.CRRCash Reserve Ratio
38.CRPCCode of Criminal Procedure
39.CRPFCentral Reserve Police Force
40.CSIRCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research
41.CSATCivil Servant Aptitude Test
42.CTOChief Technology Officer

Full Form List: “D”

S.No.Short FormsFull Form
1.DADearness Allowance; Daily Allowance
2.DAPDevelopment Action Plan
3.DBODDepartment of Banking Operations & Development
4.DBS Bank LtdThe Development Bank of Singapore Ltd.
5.DCADepartment of Company Affairs
6.DCMDepartment of Currency Management
7.DDDemand Draft
8.Data Dissemination Standards
9.DICGCDeposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation of India
10.DIGDeputy Inspector General of Police
11.DMADepartmentalized Ministries Account
12.DMLTDiploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
13.DTPDesktop Publishing

Full Form List: “E”

S.No.Short FormFull Forms
1.ECAEssential Commodity Act
2.ECBExternal Commercial Borrowings
3.ECSElectronic Clearing Service
4.EDUSATEducation Satellite
5.EEEExempt Exempt Exempt
6.EEFC AccountExchange Earners Foreign Currency Account
7.EGOMEmpowered Group of Ministers
8.EMIEquated Monthly Installment
9.EMSEuropean Monetary System
10.EPFEmployees Provident Fund
11.EPFOEmployees Provident Fund Organization
12.ERNETEducational and Research Network
13.ESAEuropean Space Agency
14.ESCAPEconomic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacify
15.ESMAEuropean Securities and Markets Authority
16.ESOPEmployee Stock Option Program
17.ETFExchange Traded Fund
18.EUEuropean Union
19.EXIMExport Import Bank of India

Full Form List: “F”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.FAOFood and Agriculture Organization
2.FCCBForeign Currency Convertible Bond
3.FCNRForeign Currency (Non-Resident) Accounts Scheme
4.FDIForeign Direct Investment
5.FEMAForeign Exchange Management Act
6.FERAForeign Exchange Regulations Act
7.FICCIFederation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
8.FIIForeign Institutional Investors
9.FIPBForeign Investment Promotion Board (Of India)
10.FMCGFast Moving Consumer Goods
11.FPOFollow on Public Offer
12.FTAFree Trade Area

 Full Form List: “G”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.GATTGeneral Agreement On Tariffs And Trade
2.GCCGulf Cooperation Council
3.GDPGross Domestic Product
4.GDRGlobal Depositary Receipt
5.GKGeneral Knowledge
6.GNPGross National Product
7.GOIGovernment of India
8.GSTGoods and Service Tax

 Full Form List: “H”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.HDFCHousing Development Finance Corporation Limited
2.HDIHuman Development Index
3.HMUHit Me Up
4.HSBCHong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
5.HVACHeating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Full Form List: “I”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.IAAIInternational Airport Authority Of India
2.IAASIndian Audit and Accounts Service
3.IADFInternational Agricultural Development Fund
4.IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency
5.IASBIncremental Capital-output Ratio, International Accounting Standards Board
6.IBRDInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development
7.ICAIInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India
8.ICARIndian Council of Agricultural Research
9.ICCWIndian Council for Child Welfare
10.ICDSIntegrated Child Development Service
11.ICICIIndustrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
12.ICMRIndian Council of Medical Research
13.IMOIn my opinion
14.ICRAInvestment information and Credit Rating Agency
15.ICRCInternational Committee of Red Cross
16.IDAInternational Development Association
17.IDBIIndustrial Development Bank of India
18.IDRIndian Depository Receipts
19.IESIndian Economic Service
20.IEXIndian Energy Exchange
21.IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development
22.IFCInternational Finance Corporation
23.IFRSInternational Financial Reporting Standard
24.IFSCIndian Financial System Code
25.IFTUInternational Federation of Trade Unions
26.IFWJIndian Federation of Working Journalists
27.IIPThe Index of Industrial Production
28.IIPAIndian Institute of Public Administration
29.IISSInternational Institute of Strategic Studies
30.ILOInternational Labor Organization
31.IMFInternational Monetary Fund
32.IMOInternational Maritime Organization
33.IMHOIn My Humble Opinion
34.IMRBIndian Market Research Bureau
36.INMARSATInternational Maritime Satellite Organization
37.INRIndian Rupee
38.INTERPOLInternational Police Organization
39.INTUCIndian National Trade Union Congress
40.IOCInternational Olympic Committee
41.IPInterest Payment
42.IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
43.IPECInternational Program on Elimination Of Child Labor
44.IPOInitial public offer
45.IPRIntellectual Property Right
46.IRDAInsurance Regulatory and Development Authority
47.IREPIntegrated Rural Energy Planning
48.ITATIncome Tax Appellate Tribunal
49.ITOInternational Trade Organization; Income-Tax Officer
50.ITUInternational Tele-Communication Union

Full Form List: “J”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.JNNURMJawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission

Full Form List: “K”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.KPOKnowledge Process Outsourcing
2.KTUKerala Technological University
3.KYCKnow your customer

Full Form List: “L”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.LAMPSLarge-sized Adivasi Multipurpose Societies
2.LICLife Insurance Corporation (Of India)
3.LLPLimited Liability Partnership
4.LPCLand Possession Certificate, Licensed Professional Counselor

Full Form List: “M”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.MAMoving Average, Master of Arts
2.MAITManufacturers’ Association for Information Technology
3.MATMinimum Alternative Tax
4.MCAMinistry of Company Affairs, Master of Computer Applications
5.MCAPMarket capitalization / Mid cap
6.MDGMillennium development goals
7.MEPMinimum Export Price, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing
8.MFAMulti-Fiber Agreement, Master of Fine Arts
9.MFIMicro Finance Institution
10.MFINMicro Finance Institution Network
11.MFNMost Favored Nation
12.MGNREGAMahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
13.MIBORMumbai Interbank offer rate
14.MICRMumbai Interbank offer rate
15.MNCMulti-National Corporation
16.MRPMaximum Retail Price
17.MRTPCMonopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
18.MRTSMass Rapid Transit System
19.MSMEMicro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
20.MSPMinimum Support Price
21.MTMail Transfer, Metric Ton
22.MTOMultilateral Trade Organization, Make to Order/Made to Order.

Full Form List: “N”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.NABARDNational Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
2.NAEPNational Adult Education Program
3.NAFEDNational Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd
4.NAFTANorth America Free Trade Agreement
5.NAMNon-Aligned Movement
6.NAMANon-Agriculture Market Access
7.NASDAQNational Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
8.NASSCOMNational Association of Software and Services Companies
9.NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
10.NAVNet Asset Value
11.NBFCNon-Banking Finance Companies
12.NCAERNational Council Of Applied Economic Research
13.NCERTNational Council Of Education Research And Training
14.NCPCRNational Commission for Protection of Child Rights
15.NDCNational Development Council
16.NEFTNational Electronic Fund Transfer
17.NEGPNational E-Governance Plan
18.NEPNational Education Policy
19.NFONew Fund Offers
20.NGONon-Governmental Organization
21.NHAINational Highways Authority of India
22.NHDPNational Highways Development Project
23.NHRCNational Human Rights Commission
24.NICNational Industrial Classification, Network Interface Card
25.NIFTNational Institute of Fashion Technology
26.NIONational Institute of Oceanography
27.NLMANational Literacy Mission Authority
28.NMDCNational Mineral Development Corporation
29.NNPNet National Production
30.NOHFCNon-operative Financial Holding Company
31.NPANon-Performing Asset
32.NPRNational Population Register
33.NRINon-Resident Indian
34.NSCNational Statistical Commission, National Savings Certificate
35.NSDLNational Securities Depository Limited
36.NVMNever Mind

Full Form List: “O”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.ODOver Draft
2.ODAOfficial Development Assistance
3.OECDOrganization of Economic Co-Operation and Development
4.OGLOpen General License
5.OICOrganization of Islamic Countries
6.OILOil India Limited
7.ONGCOil And Natural Gas Commission
8.OPECOrganization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries
9.OSCEOrganization For Security And Cooperation In Europe

Full Form List: “P”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.PACPublic Accounts Committee
2.PACSPrimary Agriculture Credit Societies
3.PANPermanent Account Number (Of Income-Tax)
4.PATAPacific-Asia Travel Association, Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment
5.PCIPer capita income, Peripheral Component Interconnect
6.PDPrimary Deficit, Public Domain
7.PDOPublic Debt Office, Panchayat Development Officer
8.PDSPublic Distribution System
9.PILPublic Interest Litigation
10.PIOPersons Of Indian Origin
11.PNParticipatory Note
12.PNBPunjab National Bank
13.POPrincipal Office, Probationary Officer
14.POPPoint Of Purchase, Post Office Protocol, Point of Presence
15.PPFPublic Provident Fund

Full Form List: “Q”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.QIBQualified Institutional Buyer
2.QIPQualified Institutional Placement
3.QLEDQuantum Dot Light Emitting Diode
4.QRQuantitative Restriction, Quick Response

Full Form List: “R”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.RBIReserve Bank Of India
2.RDBMSRelational Database Management System
3.RERevenue Expenditure
4.RECRural Electrification Corporation
5.RIDFRural Infrastructure Development Dund
6.RMBRenminbi (Chinese)
7.RRRevenue Receipts, Rajasthan Royals
8.RRBRegional Rural Bank
9.RSETIRural Self Employment Training Institute
10.RSSRashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
11.RTGSReal Time Gross Settlement

Full Form List: “S”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.SAARCSouth Asian Association for Regional Co-Operation
2.SAFTASouth Asian Free Trade Area
3.SAILSteel Authority of India Limited
4.SAMSocial Accounting Matrix, Severe Acute Malnutrition
5.SAPTASAARC Preferential Trading Agreement
6.SARFAESI ACTThe Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002
7.SBIState Bank of India
8.SCSchedule Caste
9.SCOShanghai Cooperation Organization
10.SCOPEStanding Conference On Public Enterprises
11. SDDSSpecial Data Dissemination System
12.SDFShipping Declaration Form
13.SDRSpecial Drawing Rights
14.SEBISecurities and Exchange Board of India
15.SEWASelf-employed Women’s Association
16.SEZSpecial Economic Zone
17.SFCState Financial Corporation
18.SGLSubsidiary General Ledger, Spatial Graph Language
19.SIDBISmall Industries Development Bank of India
20.SLRStatutory Liquidity Ratio
21.SNStudent Nurse, Say Nothing, Serial Number, Special Needs
22.SSISmall-Scale Industries
23.STSchedule Tribe
24.STDRSpecial Term Deposit Receipt

Full Form List: “T”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.TCTemporary Change, Transfer Certificate
2.TDSTax Deduction at Source
3.TIFRTata Institute Of Fundamental Research
4.TINTax Information Network
5.TINXSYSTax Information Exchange System
6.TISCOTata Iron and Steel Company
7.TPDSTargeted Public Distribution System
8.TRAITelecom Regulatory Authority Of India
9.TRIMSTrade Related Investment Measures
10.TRIPSTrade Related Intellectual Property Rights

Full Form List: “U”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.UCOUnited Commercial Bank
2.UNUnited Nations
3.UNCTADUnited Nations Conference On Trade And Development
4.UNDPUnited Nations Development Program
5.UNEFUnited Nations Emergency Force
6.UNEPUnited Nations Environment Program
7.UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization
8.UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner For Refugees
9.UNHRCUnited Nations Human Rights Commission
10.UNICEFUnited Nations International Children’s (Emergency) Fund
11.UNIDOUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization
12.UNRRAUnited Nations Relief And Rehabilitation Administration
13.USUnited States
14.USDUS Dollars
15.USEUnited Stock Exchange

Full Form List: “V”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.VATValue-Added Tax
2.VBAVisual Basic for Applications
3.VCVenture Capital
4.VDISVoluntary Disclosure Of Income Scheme
5.VVIPVеry Vеry Important Pеrson

Full Form List: “W”

S.No.Short FormsFull Forms
1.WCWWorld Championship Wrestling
2.WEFWorld Economic Forum
3.WHOWorld Health Organization
4.WIPOWorld Intellectual Property Organization
5.WLLWireless Local Loop
6.WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get


What are the full forms starting with “V”?

VAT: Value-Added Tax
VC: Venture Capital
VDIS: Voluntary Disclosure Of Income Scheme

What are the full forms starting with “W”?

WEF: World Economic Forum
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization

What is the full form of GDP?

THe full form of GDP is Gross Domestic Product.

We have tried to add the most common and important full forms for any Competitive Exams and Government Exams. We hope the information provided was helpful. For more educational content, stay connected with Leverage Edu. Happy learning!

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