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Abbreviations or full forms approach to shorten words or a group of words so that it can be quoted conveniently at places without the hassle of writing long and cumbersome words. Generally it consists of bringing together the first letter of each individual word of a group of words. For example British Broadcasting Corporation can be easily written as BBC. Normally the words which are used more frequently tend to develop short forms of themselves and later known from short forms only. Also comanies generally are later known from there short form only. Terms having shorter and easy to pronunce names are known and called from both short and long names.
Short Form
Full Form
Very Important Person
Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
International Organisation for Standardisation
International Organization for Standardization
Information System Organisation
Central Board of Secondary Education
Public Works Department
Act Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995
Central Bureau of Investigation
Central Bureau of Investigations
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation
Short Message Service
Indian Naval Ship
Doctor of Philosophy
HyperText Markup Language
Master of Arts
Mileage Allowance
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
Industrial Training Institute
Indian Telephone Industries
National Council for Vocational Training
Lower Division Clerk
Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange
No Objection Certificate
No-Objection Certificate
Inter State Bus Terminus
Member of Legislative Assembly
Border Security Force
Benefit Sharing Fund
British Broadcasting Corporation
Income Tax
World Wide Web
Postal lndex Number
Combined PreMedical Test
Bachelor of Law
Bachelors of Law
Bus Rapid Transit System
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Hindustan Computers Limited
Radio Angle Direction and Range
Internet Services Provider
Command Area Development
Monetary Compensatory Allowance / Master of Computer Application
Interactive Voice Response System
Unique Identification
Block Development Officer
Master of Business Administration
Masters of Business Administration
Department of Space
Cost per Click
Central Pay Commission
Civil Procedure Code
Central processing centre
Employees State Insurance Corporation
Employees’ State Insurance Corporation
Employees' State Insurance Corporation
District Institute of Education and Training
Data Entry Officer
District Educational Officer
Board of Control for Cricket in India
National Council of Educational Research & Training
National Council of Educational Research and Training
Visa International Service Association
T-tolerance E-excellence A-adorable C-charming H-honest E- educator R- reliable
Oil & Natural Gas Commission
Oil and Natural Gas Commission Limited
Employees Provident Fund Organisation
Steel Authority of India Limited
Trunk Automatic Exchange
National Cadet Corps
Sewage Treatment Plant
Software Technology Park Scheme
Software Technology Park
Line of Control (Pakistan)
Letter of Credit
Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited
Direct to Home
Micro Small and Medium Enterprise
Security Exchange Board of India
Security & Exchange Board of India
Public–Private Partnership
Public Private Partnership
Public –Private Partnership
Initiative of Change
Lake of sorrow(L) Ocean of tears(O) Valley of death(V) End of life(E)
Department of Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Siddha and Homoeopathy
Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidhha & Homoeopathy
Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy
Registrar of Companies
National Informatics Centre
Sikkim Sangram Parishad
Samyukta Socialist Party
Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited
Industrial Credit & Investment Corporation of India
Un-interrupted Power Supply
Improvement of Crop Statistics
Indian Civil Service
Communist Party of India
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General full forms