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Government Job Abbreviations and Acronyms

Government Job  Abbreviations & Acronyms 


Government Job  Abbreviations & Acronyms
Government Job  Abbreviations & Acronyms

Almost all eligible job seekers in India, at least once try to grab a government job according to their liking and qualifications. All fill the recruitment application form whether offline or online to apply for a particular government job. Filling up of government application form is long and important task which should be done very carefully.

Job seekers must try to read the complete detailed latest government job advertisement and try to understand all the nitty gritty of the application form filing process and its requirements.


Abbreviations in Government Jobs advertisements


Most of  the times, detailed government job advertisements use some common abbreviations and acronyms which are very common in nature and obvious. But many job seekers while applying first time get confused about them try to get full forms from various sources.

Some of the abbreviations and acronyms having multiple full forms and hence, job  seeker may get confused.  Government recruitment agencies in India use a lot of government acronyms to describe the various information.

We are trying to help such job seekers here and below is the list of very common abbreviations and acronyms which are used while understanding the detailed government job document and also while applying for a particular government job.  This guide lists acronyms and abbreviations commonly used by the Indian government recruitment process only. Each acronym is defined herewith



List of Government Job Abbreviations and Acronyms


Here is the list of common government job related abbreviations and acronyms, which you may use in regular application form filing etc. -


  1. UPSC - Union Public Service Commission
  2. PSC - Public Service Commission
  3. SSC - Staff Selection Commission / Short Service Commission
  4. PSC - Permanent Service Commission
  5. PC - Permanent Commission
  6. IBPS - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
  7. GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
  8. CLAT - Common Law Admission Test
  9. CSAT - Civil Services Aptitude Test
  10. CSE - Civil Services Examination
  11. CAT - Common Admission Test
  12. UGC NET - University Grant Commission - National Eligibility Test
  13. CSIR NET - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - National Eligibility Test
  14. NDA - National Defence Academy
  15. CCE - Common Entrance Examination
  16. ORA - Online Recruitment Application
  17. UR - Unreserved
  18. OBC - Other Backward Class  
  19. EWS - Economically Weaker Section
  20. BC - Backward Class
  21. SC - Schedule Class
  22. ST - Schedule Tribe
  23. PWD - Persons With Disabilities
  24. OH - Orthopaedically Handicapped
  25. HH - Hearing Handicapped
  26. OA - One Arm
  27. CL - One Leg
  28. Ex.SM - Ex Serviceman
  29. DD - Demand Draft
  30. IDA - Industrial Dearness Allowance
  31. CDA - Central Dearness Allowance
  32. DA - Dearness Allowance
  33. LTC - Leave Travel Concession
  34. LTA - Leave Travel Allowance
  35. HRA - House Rent Allowance
  36. CCA - City Compensatory Allowance
  37. PF - Provident Fund
  38. CPF - Contributory Provident Fund
  39. GPF - Government Provident Fund
  40. PSU - Public Sector Undertaking
  41. OM - Office Memorandum
  42. GD - General Duty
  43. NCC - National Cadet Core
  44. PAN - Permanent Account Number
  45. RR - Recruitment Rules
  46. DOPT - Department of Personnel and Training (GoI)
  47. GoI - Government of India
  48. UT - Union Territory
  49. PCS - Provincial Civil Service 
  50. IAS - Indian Administrative Service.
  51. IFS Indian Foreign Service.
  52. IPS - Indian Police Service.
  53. IPTAFS - Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service 
  54. IAAS - Indian Audit and Accounts Service 
  55. IRS - Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) 
  56. IDAS - Indian Defence Accounts Service 
  57. IRS - Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) 
  58. IOFS - Indian Ordnance Factories Service 
  59. ICAS - Indian Civil Accounts Service 
  60. IRTS - Indian Railway Traffic Service 
  61. IRAS - Indian Railway Accounts Service 
  62. IRPS - Indian Railway Personnel Service 
  63. RPF -  Railway Protection Force 
  64. IDES - Indian Defence Estates Service 
  65. IIS - Indian Information Service 
  66. ITS - Indian Trade Service 
  67. ICLS - Indian Corporate Law Service 
  68. IES - Indian Economic Service
  69. ISS - Indian Statistical Service
  70. CDS - Combined Defence Service
  71. AFHCS - Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service 
  72. DANICS - Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service 
  73. DANIPS - Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'
  74. DJ - District Judge
  75. AFP - Armed Forces Personnel
  76. CBRT - Computer Based Recruitment Test
  77. SO - Section Officer
  78. AC - Assistant commandant
  79. CAPF - Central Armed Police Forces
  80. RTI - Right To Information
  81. GO - Government Order
  82. IT - Information Technology
  83. SBI - State Bank of India
There are many more which will be update here soon. 

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