Some useful ACRONYMs related to educational pursuits and their shortest explanations.

ACRONYM = an abbreviation from the initial letters of the words.

  • LPSA = Lower primary School Assistant.( LP teacher)
  • UPSA= Upper Primary School Assistant.(UP teacher)
  • HSA = High School Assistant.(High School teacher)
  • HSST= Higher Secondary School Assistant.(Higher Secondary School teacher)
  • CBSE= Central Board of Secondary education.
  • GRE= Graduate Record Examinations.  This is the gateway to higher studies in the US.
  • CAT = Common Admission Test, the most popular examination for MBA admissions.
  • CMAT = Common Management Admission Test, conducted by AICTE
  • AICTE= All India Council for Technical Education.
  • CLAT= Common Law Admission Test, conducted on rotation by 14 National Law Universities (NLUs)
  • MAT= Management Aptitude Test.
  • SAT= Scholastic Aptitude Test (originally), Scholastic Assessment Test (now).
  • GMAT= Graduate Management Admission Test.
  • SET= State Eligibility Test , for higher secondary and vocational higher secondary teacher, the applicant must possess a Master’s degree in the appropriate subjects with not less than 50% marks, and B.Ed degree in any relevant  discipline.
  • NET= National Eligibility Test, conducted on behalf of UGC,  CBSE announces NET for the post of Assistant Professor or Junior Resource Fellowship (JRF)
  • UGC= University Grant Commission.
  • AIIMS= All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • IELTS= International English Language Testing System,  designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication.
  • TOEFL= Test of English as Foreign Language,  the most widely respected English language Test in the world-  recognized by more than 9000 colleges, universities in more than 130 countries.

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