Abbreviations for General Awareness Section

Abbreviations are important part of general awareness section of IBPS and recruitment exams. In every recruitment exam there are at least 3-4 questions regarding Abbreviations. I have extracted list of most seen abbreviation from bank exams.

I have made a list of important abbreviations for IBPS PO 2013 and other important exams this year :-

a.m. - Ante Meridiem
A.A.I. - Airport Authority of India
ATM - Automatic Teller Machine
AIDS - Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
ASEAN - Association of South-East Asian Nations
BSF - Border Security Force
BCG - Bacillus Calmette Guerin
CTBT - Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
ECG - Electro Cardio Graph
EPF - Employee Provident fund
ESI - Employee state insurance
EST - Eastern standard time
FAO - Food and agriculture organization
FBI - Federal bureau of investigation
FCI - Food corporation of India
FIR - First information report
GATT - General agreement on tariffs and trade
GMT - Greenchwich mean time
ICICI - Industrial credit and investment corporation of India
INSAT - Indian National Satellite
ISI - Inter service organisation
ISRO - Indian space research organisation
IST - Indian standard time
LTTE - Liberation of tigers tamil ealern
MODVAT - Modified value added tax
p.m. - Post meridiem
PAN - Permanent account number
PCO - Public call office
PIN - Postal index number
PTI - Press trust of India
POK - Pakistan occupied Kashmir
RSVP - Repodendeze's il vous plait
SHO - Station house officer
TADA - Terrorist and disruptive act
UTI - Unit trust of India
WHO - World health organisation


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  1. This site is really useful for preparation sir... thank you very much

  2. A slight modification. LTTE is Liberation tigers of Tamil Ealam. Please corrrect it.

  3. Good collection. thanks sir.

    Please note sir. ATM-Automated teller machine not Automatic


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