Staff Selection Commission Declaration of Result of Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) re-examination, 2013

Finally the result are  declared and the cut off is high than previous time although no of candidates who appeared in re-exam is quite less compared to previous  the cut off have increased for unreserved category



List I : Candidates qualified in Tier-I for all posts
SC          ST         OBC         Ex.S      OH      HH         VH        UR

77.00    69.00    85.00    25.00    67.00   25.00   61.00   102.00

19570    8973   47432     3906     2135      575     470     31860         1,14,921




cgl 2013 wrIteup_



SBI PO 2014

Creating a new post after many days ,first of all i would like to thank you all for the overwhelming response ,this blog was started by me to help me and few online friends, the purpose was to have online repository of SSC related material at one place .But from last few months i was not able to contribute and answer your queries .I was disappointed by all drama surrounding SSC and hence I  was not publish new articles and the other reason  being my  new JOB which hardly permitted me to help you guys .I am working as PROBATIONARY OFFICER with STATE BANK OF INDIA .

This blog is all about SSC CGL but since  2014 CGL  dates are yet to be declared  ,let focus on one more important exam SBI PO 2014 .I have seen many  blogs and advertisement which show a jaw dropping salary for this post but if that’s your motivation i will say you  may be disappointed, its CTC which included house lease,nps ,efp contribution by the bank and other perks the inhand component is very less than that but still its a great job which provides you a opportunities to work with the biggest bank in India and ample opportunists to grow(99% SBI CHAIRMEN started as PO)

One more point i would like to clear, i have seen on various FB groups and other forums people talking about work load ,work pressure is there no doubt but name me one job where you are  paid quite handsomely(my sbi friend will kill me for this statement 😛 ) and  you have no responsibilities .If you want a 9 to 5 job this is not for you,if you want to prepare for some other fancy exam than  this job is not for you .

But if you want a good job with decent pay ,good social status ,and relatively good career growth than go for it .


So the question is where to begin ?the first thing you all must know that like any other competitive exam everything depends on speed and accuracy .There are sectional cut-offs so you cannot ignore any of the following section .


Lets start with

1. Reasoning

  •  Syllogism
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Inequality or Decision Making
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Input-Output
  • Dictionary based arrangement
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Direction based test

2. Data Analysis & Interpretation:

  •  Pie Charts
  • Bar Diagrams
  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Probability & Data Analysis


  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • CloSe Test
  • Common Error in Sentence
  •  Para Jumbled
  • Passage Based questions
  • Antonyms/synonyms
  • proverbs

note:  Basic understanding of grammar and vocabulary will help you refer WORD POWER MADE EASY  

4. GK:

Just read newspaper,follow news and gk section of this blog


Solve 2 or 3 paper per week remember speed and accuracy is the key 



ssc cgl 2013 Tier -i cut off analysis

As expected the cut off have increase by a big margin compared to last year ,as number of applicants were more and some sets were little easy but mostly importantly the preparation level of all aspirants were better this time,the awareness about the exam have increased ,the major jump in cut off was seen in Ex-Service man category which increased from 25  to 60.75 .A detailed analysis is given below for all categories Image

some random science facts

  • It is dangerous to sleep in an unventilated room with fire burning inside because the fire produces carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gases. Carbon monoxide is poisonous and can cause death.
  • The filament of an electric bulb is made of tungsten because it has a high melting point and can be heated to a high temperature to emit light.
  • Water kept in an earthen pitcher becomes cold because the pitcher has minute pores on its surface which absorb water. Water in the pores evaporates when it comes in contact with air, and produces a cooling effect.
  • A sliced apple, when exposed to air, turns brown after some time as it contains iron which gets oxidised and gives the fruit a brownish colour.
  • The freezing compartment inside a refrigerator is at the top because the air in contact with it becomes cold and heavy and sinks downwards, cooling the rest of the compartment.
  • A copper vessel left in the air for a long time turns green. This is due to the formation of copper carbonate when copper reacts with carbon dioxide and moisture present in the air.
  • A wick in a stove keeps burning continuously as kerosene rises in the wick due to capillary action.
  • The Earth rotates on its axis from west to east. This rotation makes the sun and the stars appear to be moving across the sky from east to west.
  • The sky appears blue because the light of the sun is spread or scattered by the dust particles in the air. In space the sky would appear black as there are no dust or air particles to scatter the light.
  • Food is cooked quickly in a pressure cooker because the boiling point of water increases at high pressure. Food cooks faster at high temperature.
  • In mountainous regions, the atmospheric pressure is less than it is at seal level water, therefore, boils at a lower temperature(less than 100° C) and food takes more time to cook.
  • When ice floating in a glass of water melts, the level of water remains unchanged because as a solid, ice displace an equal volume of water.
  • A man weigh more at the poles than at the equator because the polar radius of the Earth is less than the equatorial radius .Hence the gravitational pull is more at the poles than at the equator.
  • Standing in double-decker buses, particularly on the upper floor, is not allowed because on tilting, the centre of gravity of the bus gets changed and it is likely to overturn.
  • The boiling point of seawater will be more than the boiling point of pure water because the former contains salt and other impurities.
  • An ordinary clock loses time in summer because the length of its pendulum increases, and therefore, its time period also increases. The pendulum takes more time to complete each oscillation and thus loses time.
  • Whenever there is water loss from the body, secretion of saliva is reduced resulting in dryness of the mouth and stimulating the sensation of thirst. Intake of fluid then helps in restoring the loss of the water.
  • A swimmer just out of the river feels cold particularly if it is windy, because of the evaporation of water from his body surface. The evaporation is more on a windy day.
  • Alcohol is sometimes rubbed on the body of a person suffering from fever. As soon as it is applied on the body, it evaporates taking away some heat from the body. Since evaporation has a cooling effect, the body temperature can be reduced by rubbing alcohol.
  • Soft iron is used as an electromagnet because it remains a magnet only while the current passes through the coil around it and loses its magnetism when the current is switched off.
  • The person jumping out of a moving train is carried forward in the direction of the train because the person himself is in motion sharing the velocity of the train and will continue in its state of uniform motion unless it exercises some force to prevent it (Newton’s first law of motion).
  • A lightning conductor is fixed to tall buildings to protect them from the destructive effects of the lightning.
  • An electric bulb makes a bang when it is broken because there is a vacuum inside the electric bulb; when the bulb is broken air rushes in at great speed from all sides to fill the vacuum. The rushing of air produces a noise generally referred to as the “bang”.
  • A small space is left between each set of two rails of railway line to allow for their expansion in summer.
  • A bad egg floats in water because the up-thrust produced on account of displaced water by the immersed portion of the bad egg is greater than the weight of the egg.
  • Moisture gather on the outer surface of a glass tumbler containing cold water because the water vapors present in the air get cooled and appear as droplets of water on coming in contact with the cold surface of the glass tumbler.
  • The launching of Earth satellites should be from a place near the equator to take the fullest advantage of the earth’s movements. The regions of the Earth closer to the equator.
  • We experience difficulty in breathing on mountains because the pressure of the air out side is less as compared to the pressure of the pressure of air in side the lungs.
  • If a highly corked glass bottle full of water is left out of doors on a frosty night and convert into ice. There is no room available for the increased volume and this may result in bursting of the bottle.
  • Water extinguishes fire because as it evaporates, the temperature of the burning body is lowered, thus retarding or stopping the burning action also the resulting vapour surround the burning substance cutting off the oxygen supply thus inhibiting the burning process. In fact hot water will extinguish fire more quickly than cold water as hot water will vaporize faster.
  • A perspiring man feels relief when air floats by his side because the flow of air increases the rate of evaporation of perspiration from the body.
  • Water from a hand pump is warm in winter and cold in summer because in winter outside temperature is low and in summer out side temperature is higher as compared to the temperature of water obtained from underground which remains practically unchanged due to earth being bad conductor of heat.
  • A thick glass tumbler often cracks when very hot liquid is poured into it because the inner surface of the thick glass tumbler coming in contact with the hot liquid expands more in comparison with the outer surface which has relatively lower temperature. This unequal expansion of inner and outer surface causes the tumbler to crack.
  • When a gun is fired at a visible distance, the sound is herd a little after the smoke is seen because the velocity of light is much higher than that of sound.
  • A train stops when the chain is pulled because of the following mechanism. When the chain is pulled, one small valve gets opened and air enters to the under side of the piston head of the brake cylinder through pipe connection. Initially there is vacuum on both top and bottom side of the piston head. When air enters the under side of the piston head , the piston raises up due to difference of pressure and pulls the brake thus stopping the train.

Mountain ranges in various continent





Mountain ranges in various continent

Highest Mountain in the World (and Asia)
Everest, Nepal-China: 29,035 feet / 8850 meters

Highest Mountain in Africa
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: 19,340 feet / 5895 meters

Highest Mountain in Antarctica
Vinson Massif: 16,066 feet / 4897 meters

Highest Mountain in Australia
Kosciusko: 7310 feet / 2228 meters

Highest Mountain in Europe
Elbrus, Russia (Caucasus): 18,510 feet / 5642 meters

Highest Mountain in Western Europe
Mont Blanc, France-Italy: 15,771 feet / 4807 meters

Highest Mountain in Oceania
Puncak Jaya, New Guinea: 16,535 feet / 5040 meters

Highest Mountain in North America
McKinley (Denali), Alaska: 20,320 feet / 6194 meters

Highest Mountain in the 48 Contiguous United States
Whitney, California: 14,494 feet / 4418 meters

Highest Mountain in South America
Aconcagua, Argentina: 22,834 feet / 6960 meters

Books and Authors

Stitched Panorama

Books and Authors

A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul
A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking
A China Passage – John Kenneth Galbraith
Accidental Death of an Anarchist – Dario Fo
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
A Critique of Pure Reason – Immanuel Kant
A Doll’s House – Ibsen
A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
A House for Mr. Biswas – V. S. Naipaul
A Million Mutinies Now – V.S. Naipaul
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
A Passage to England – Nirad S. Choudhari
A Passage to India – E.M. Foster
A Prisoner’s Scrapbook – L.K. Adwani
A Sense of Time – H.S. Vatsyayan
A Strange and Sublime Address – Amit Chaudhary
A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennesse Williams
A Study of History – Arnold J. Toynbee
A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
A Thousand Days – Arthur M. Schiesinger
A Thousand Suns – Dominique Lappierre
A Village by the Sea – Anita Desai
A Voice for Freedom – Nayantara Sehgal
A Week with Gandhi – Louis Fischer
A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
Absolute Power – David Baldacci
Adam Bede – George Eliot
Adonis – P.B. Shelley
Adventure of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
Afternoon Raag – Amit Chaudhary
Agni Veena – Kazi Nazrul Islam
Akbarnama – Abul Fazal
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
All Quiet on the Western Front – Erick Maria Remarque
All the King’s Men – Robert Penn Warren
All the President’s Men – Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
All Things Bright and Beautiful – James Herriot
All’s Well that Ends Well – William Shakespeare
Amar Kosh – Amar Singh
An American Dilemma – Gunnar Myrdal
An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser
An Area of Darkness – V.S. Naipaul
An Autobiography – Jawaharlal Nehru
An Equal Music – Vikram Seth
An Idealist View of Life – Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Anandmath – Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
And Quiet Flows the Don – Mikhail Sholokhov
Angels in America – Tony Kushner
Animal Form – George Orwell
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Antony and Cleopatra – William Shakespeare
Ape and Essence – Aldous Huxley
Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
Arrowsmith – Sinclair Lewis
As You Like It – William Shakespeare
Asia and Western Dominance – K. M. Panikkar
Asina Drama – Gunnar Myrdal
August 1914 – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Autobiography of an Unknown Indian – Nirad S. Choudhari

Babbit – Sinclair Lewis
Back to Methuselah – George Bernard Shaw
Bndicoot Run – Manohar Malgaonkar
Beginning of the Beginning – Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh
Being Digital – Nicholas Negroponte
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Ben Hur – Lewis Wallace
Beyond the Horizon – Eugene O’Neill
Bharat Bharati – Maithili Sharan Gupt
Biographia Literaria – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Black Holes and Baby Universes – Stephen Hawking
Blood, Brain and Beer – David Ogilvy
Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
Born Free – Joy Adamson
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Bread, Beauty and Revolution – Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
Breakthrough – Gen. Moshe Dayan
Bubble, The – Mulk Raj Anand
Business @ Speed of Thought – Bill Gates
Byzantium – W.B. Yeats

Cadillac Desert – Marc Reisner
Caesar and Cleopatra – George Bernard Shaw
Candida – George Bernard Shaw
Candide – Voltaire
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Centennial – James A. Michener
Chemmeen – Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov
Chidambara – Sumitranandan Pant
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage – Lord Byron
Chitra – Rabindra Nath Tagore
Choma’s Drum – K. Sivaram Karanth
Chronicle of a Death Foretoid – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Circle of Reason – Amitav Ghosh
Circles of Silence – Preeti Singh
City of Joy – Dominique Lapierre
City of Djinns – William Dairymple
Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
Coming of Age in Samoa – Margaret Mead
Common Sense – Thomas Paine
Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx
Confessions – J.J. Rousseau
Confessions of an English Opium Eater – Thomas De Quincey
Confidential Clerk – T.S. Eliot
Conquest of Self – Mahatma Gandhi
Coolie – Mulk Raj Anand
Count of Monte Cristo – Alexander Dumas
Coverly Papers – Joseph Addison
Creation – Gore Vidal
Crescent Moon – Rabindra Nath Tagore
Crime and Punishment – Feodor Dostoyevsky
Crisis into Chaos – E.M.S. Namboodiripad
Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton

Darkness at Noon – Arthur Koestler
Darkness Visible – William Styron
Das Kapital – Karl Marx
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
Days of Grace – Arthur Ashe and Arnold Ram Prasad
Death in Venice – Thomas Mann
Death of a City – Amrita Pritam
Death of a Patriot – R.E. Harrington
Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
Debacle – Emile Zola
Decameron – Giovanni Boccaccio
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Edward Gibbon
Descent of Man – Charles Darwin
Deserted Village – Oliver Goldsmith
Devdas – Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
Dilemma of Our Time – Harold Joseph Laski
Diplomacy – Henry Kissinger
Discovery of India – Jawaharlal Nehru
Distant Drums – Manohar Malgaonkar
Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
Divine Life – Swami Sivananda
Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak
Doctor’s Dilemma – George Bernard Shaw
Don Juan – Lord Byron
Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes
Dr. Jkyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
Durgesh Nandini – Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Down Under – Bill Bryson
Dust to Dust – Tami Hoag

Earth – Emile Zola
Eminent Victorians – Lytton Strachey
Emma – Jane Austen
Ends and Means – Aldous Huxley
English August – Upamanyu Chatterjee
Envoy to Nehru – Escott Reid
Essays of Elia – Charles Lamp
Essays on Gita – Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
Eternal Himalayas – Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia
Ethics for New Millennium – The Dalai Lama
Expandin Universe – Arthur Stanley Eddington

Faces of Everest – Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia
Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
Family Reunion – T.S. Eliot
Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
Farewell the Trumpets – James Morris
Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
Fasting Feasting – Anita Desai
Father and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
Faust – J.W. Goeth
Final Days, The – Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
First Circle – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
Forsyth Saga – John Galsworthy
Fortynine Days – Amrita Pritam
Freedom at Midnight – Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
French Revolution – Thomas Carlyle
Friends and Foes – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
From Here to Eternity – James Jones

Ganadevta – Tara Shankar Bandopadhyaya
Gandhi and Stalin – Louis Fisher
Gardener – Rabindra Nath Tagore
Gathering Storm – Winston Churchill
Ghasiram Kotwal – Vijay Tendulkar
Gitanjali – Rabindra Nath Tagore
Glimpes of World History – Jawaharlal Nehru
Godan – Prem Chand
Golden Threshold – Sarojini Naidu
Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck
Good Times, Bad Times – Harold Evans
Goodby, Mr. Chips – James Hilton
Grammar of Politics – Harold Joseph Laski
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
Guide – R. K. Narayan
Gulag Archipelago – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Gulliver’s Travels – Janathan Swift
Gypsi Masala – Preeti Nair

Half a Life – V.S. Naipaul
Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Harvest – Manjula Padmanabhan
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J. K. Rowling
Heat and Dust – Ruth Prawer Jhabwala
Heri Apparent – Dr. Karan Singh
Heritage – Anthony West
Heroes and Hero Worship – Thomas Carlyle
Himalayan Blunder – Brigadier J.P. Dalvi
Hindu View of Life – Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Hinduism – Nirad S. Choudhari
Homage to Catalonia – George Orwell
How to Know God – Deepak Chopra
Hullabaloo in a Guava Orchard – Kiran Desai
Human Factor – Graham Green
Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
Hungry Stones – Rabindra Nath Tagore

Iacocca – Lee Iacocca
Ideas and Opinions – Albert Einstein
I Follow the Mahatma – K.M. Munshi
Idols – Sunil Gavaskar
If I am Assassinated – Z.A. Bhutto
If Only – Geri Halliwell
Ignited Minds – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
In Evil Hour – Gabriel Garcia Marques
In Memoriam – Alfred Lord Tennyson
In Search of Gandhi – Richard Attenborough
India in the New Millennium – Dr. P.C. Alexander
India Changes – Taya Zinkin
India Discovered – John Keay
India Divided – Rajendra Prasad
Indian Emerging Power – Stephen Philip Cohen
India- Another Millennium – Romila Thapar
India- Unbound – Gurcharan Das
India of Our Dreams – M.V. Kamath
India Remembered – Percival and Margaret Spear
India Wins Freedom – Abul Kalam Azad
India’s Priceless Heritage – N.A. Palkiwala
Indian Philosophy – Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi – Katherine Frank
Inscrutable Americans – Anurag Mathur
Inside Asia, Inside Europe, Inside Africa etc – John Gunther
Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri
Intimacy – Jean Paul Sartre
Invisible Man – H.G. Wells
Is Paris Burning – Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre
Isabella – John Keats
Islamic Bomb – Stev Weissman & Herbert Krouney
It was Five Past Midnight in Bhopal – Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro
Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Swatt

Jai Somnath – K.M. Munshi
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Jean Christopher – Romain Rolland
Julius Caeser – William Shakespeare
Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
Junglee Girl – Ginu Kamani
Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton

Kalpana Chawla- A Life – Anil Padmanabhan
Kamasutra – Vatsyayana
Kane and Abel – Jeffrey Archer
Kanthapura – Raja Rao
Kashmir : A Tragedy of Errors – Tavleen Singh
Kayar – Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Kenilworth – Sir Walter Scott
Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
Kim – Rudyard Kipling
King Lear – William Shakespeare
Kubla Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ladies Coupe – Anita Nair
La Peste – Albert Camus
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D. H. Lawrence
Lajja – Taslima Nasreen
Last Burden – Upamanyu Chatterjee
Last Things – C.P. Snow
Le Contract (Social Contract) – J.J. Rousseau
Lead Kindly Light – Vincent Shean
Leaders – Richard Nixon
Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
Less Miserables – Victor Hugo
Leviathan – Thomas Hobbes
Life Divine – Sri Aurobindo
Life is Elsewhere – Milan Kundera
Life of Samuel Jhonson – James Bosewell
Living History – Hillary Clinton
Lolita – Vladimir Nobakov
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – Allan Sillitoe
Long Day’s Journey into Night – Eugene O’Neill
Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela
Look Back in Anger – John Osborne
Lord of the Files – William Golding
Love Story – Erich Segal

Macbeth – William Shakespeare
Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann
Mahatma Gandhi and his Apostles – Ved Mehta
Main Street – Romain Rolland
Malgudi Days – R.K. Narayan
Man and Superman – George Bernard Shaw
Man of Property – John Galsworthy
Man, Beast and Virtue – Luigi Pirandello
Man-eaters of Kumaon – Jim Corbett
Managing for the Future – Peter Drucker
Managing for Results – Peter Drucker
Mankind and Mother Earth – Arnold Toynbee
Many Worlds – K.P.S Menon
Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
Mein Kampf – Adolf Hitler
Memories of Hope – Gen. Charles de Gaulle
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – John Gray
Middle March – George Eliot
Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
Moby Dick – Hermann Melville
Moonwalk – Michael Jackson
Mother India – Katherine Mayo
Mother – Maxim Gorky
Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare
Murder in the Cathedral – T.S. Eliot
My Days – R.K. Narayan
My India – S. Nihal Singh
My Life and Times – V.V. Giri
My Music, My Life – Pandit Ravi Shankar
My own Boswell – M. Hidayatullah
My Presidential Years – R. Venkataraman
Mystic River – Dennis Lehane
My Son’s Father – Dom Moraes
My Truth – Indira Gandhi

Nana – Emile Zola
Never At Home – Dom Moraes
New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy – Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Nice Guys Finish Second – B. K. Nehru
Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
Nisheeth – Uma Shankar Joshi
No Full Stops in India – Mark Tully
Nostradamus and his Prophecies – Edgar Leoni
Nostromo – Joseph Conrad

O’ Jerusalem – Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
Odakkuzhal – G. Shankara Kurup
Of Human Bondage – W. Somerset Maugham
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
On The Threshold of Hope – Pope John Paul II
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One World and India – Arnold Toynbee
One World – Wendell Wilkie
Operation Bluestar: The True Story – Lt. Gen. K.S. Brar
Operation Shylock – Philip Roth
Othello – William Shakespeare
Our Films, Their Films – Satyajit Ray
Out of Africa – Isak Dinesen

Painter of Signs – R.K. Narayan
Pakistan Cut to Size – D.R. Mankekar
Pakistan: The Gathering Storm – Benazir Bhutto
Pale Blue Dot – Carl Sagan
Panchatantra – Vishnu Sharma
Paradise Lost – John Milton
Pather Panchali – Bibhuti Bhushan
Patriotic Gore – Edmund Wilson
People Like Us – Pavan Verma
Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
Plain Speaking – N. Chandrababu Naidu
Pleading Guilty – Scott Turow
Portrait of India – Ved Mehta
Post Office – Rabindra Nath Tagore
Prelude – William Wordsworth
Preoccupations – Saemus Heaney
Present at the Creation – Dean Acheson
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli
Principa Mathematica – Bertrand Russel
Prison Diary – Jayaprakash Narayan
Private Lives – Noel Coward
Profiles in Courage – John F. Kennedy
Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw

Rabbit, Run – John Updike
Rangbhoomi – Prem Chand
Rape of Bangladesh – Anthony Mascarenhas
Ravan and Eddie – Kiran Nagarkar
Rebel, The – Albert Camus
Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
Red Earth and Pouring Rain – Vikram Seth
Red Star Over China – Edgar Snow
Reflections on the French Revolution – Edmund Burke
Remembering Babylon – David Malouf
Rendezvous with Rama – Arthur C. Clark
Revolution from Within – Gloria Steinem
Riding the Storm – Harold MacMillan
Riot: A Novel – Shashi Tharoor
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – William L. Shierer
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
Room at the Top – John Braine
Rabaiyat-I Omar Khyyam – Edward Fitzgerald

Saket – Maithili Sharan Gupt
Sanctuary – William Faulkner
Scam, The: Who Won, Who Lost , Who Got Away – Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal
Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthome
Seven Lamps of Architecture – John Ruskin
Seven Summers – Mulk Raj Anand
Sexual Behaviour in the American Male – Alfred Kinsey
Shadow and Act – Ralph Ellison
Shape from Ladakh – Bhavani Bhattacharya
Shape of Thing to Come – H.G. Wells
She Stoops to Conquer – Oliver Goldsmith
Siddharta – Hermann Hesse
Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
Six Characters in Search of an Author – Luigi Piradello
Six Easy Pieces – Richard P. Feyman
Slaughter House Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered – Ernst Schumacher
Snakes and Ladders: Essays on India – Gita Mehta
Snow Country – Yasunari Kawabata
Sohrab and Rustam – Mathew Arnold
Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence
Sophie’s Choice – William Styron
Story of My Life – Moshe Dayan
Strangers and Brothers – C.P. Snow
Strife – John Galsworthy
Stupid White Men – Michael Moore
Sun Stone – Octavio Paz
Sunny Days – Sunil Gavaskar
Swami and Friends – R.K. Narayan

Talisman – Sir Walter Scott
Tarzan of Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tempest – William Shakespeare
Tender is the Night – E. Scott Fitzgerald
Tenth Insight – James Redfield
Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle
The Affluent Society – John Kenneth Galbraith
The Age of Reason – Jean Paul Sartre
The Agenda – Bob Woodward
The Agony and the Ecstasy – Irving Stone
The Ambassadors – Henry James
The Applecart – George Bernard Shaw
The Arrangement – Elia Kazan
The Banyan Tree – Hugh Tinker
The Best and the Brightest – David Halberstam
The Better Man – Anita Nair
The Big Fisherman – Lloyd Douglas
The Bride’s Book of Beauty – R.J. Waller
The Cancer Ward – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The Call of the Wild – Jack London
The Canterbury Tales – Geoffery Chaucer
The Captive of the Caucasus – Alexander Pushkin
The Cardinal – Henry Morton Robinson
The Caretaker – Harold Pinters
The Castle – Ranz Kafka
The Cat and Shakespeare – Raja Rao
The Changing World of the Executive – Peter Drucker
The Civil War – Shelby Foote
The Clown – Heinrich Boll
The Coup – John Updike
The Court Dancer – Rabindra Nath Tagore
The Crucible – Arthur Miller
The Day of the Locust – Nathaniel West
The Death of Vishnu – Manil Suri
The Degeneration of India – T.N. Sheshan
The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
The Double Helix – James D. Watson
The End of a Beautiful Era – Joseph Brodsky
The End of History and the Last Man – Francis Fukuyama
The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer
The Eye of the Storm – Patrick White
The Far Pavilions – M.M. Kaye
The Faraway Music – Svetlana Allilueva
The Feminine Mystique – Betty Friedan
The Fifth Horseman – Larry Collins and Domnique Lapierre
The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
The Forbidden Sea – Tara Ali Baig
The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
The Fury – Salman Rushdie
The Ginger Man – J.P. Donleavy
The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
The Godfather – Mario Puzo
The Golden Gate – Vikram Seth
The Grapes and the Wind – Pablo Neruda
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
The Great Challenge – Louis Fischer
The Great Indian Novel – Shashi Tharoor
The Guns of August – Barbara Tuchman
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
The Horse Whisperer – Nicholas Evans
The Green Knight – Iris Murdoch
The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
The Hot Zone – Richard Prelurid
The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
The Humboldt Gift – Saul Bellow
The Idiot – Feodor Dostoyevsky
The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
The Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri
The Interpreters – Wole Soyinka
The Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
The Joke – Milan Kundera
The Judge – Steve Martini
The Judgement – Kuldip Nayar
The Keeper of the Keys – Milan Kundera
The Last Temptation of Christ – Kazant Zakis
The Legends of Khasak – O.V. Vijayan
The Making of a Midsummer Night’s Dream – David Selboume
The Mandarin – Simon de Beauvoir
The Masters – C.P. Snow
The Man Who Killed Gandhi – Manohar Malgaonkar
The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare
The Middle Ground – Margaret Drabble
The Mind of the C.E.O. – Jeffrey E. Garten
The Minister’s Wife – Amaresh Mishra
The Miser – Moliere
The Moon and Sixpence – W. Somerset Maugham
The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie
The Night Manager – Johnie Cane
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin
The Other Side of Midnight – Sidney Sheldon
The Painted Veil – W. Somerset Maugham
The Pickwick Papers – Charles Darwin
The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene
The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale
The Private Life of Chairman Mao – Dr. Li Zhisui
The Proper Study of Mankind – Isaiah Berlin
The Rain King – Saul Bellow
The Rape of the Lock – Alexander Pope
The Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
The Rights of Man – Thomas Hardy
The Road Ahead – Bill Gates
The Robe – Lloyd C. Douglas
The Roots – Alex Haley
The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
The Second World War – Winston Churchill
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra
The Sheltering Sky – Paul Bowles
The Shoes of the Fisherman – Morris L. West
The Social Contract – Rousseau
The Songs of India – Sarojini Naidu
The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
The Spirit of the Age – William Hazlitt
The Story of My Experiments with Truth – Mahatma Gandhi
The Strange and Sublime Address – Amit Chaudhary
The Struggle in My Life – Nelson Mandela
The Sword and the Sickle – Mulk Raj Anand
The Testament – John Grisham
The Third Wave – Alvin Tofler
The Total Zone – Martina Navaratilova
The Tree of Man – Patrick White
The Trial – Franz Kafka
The Trotter-Nama – Allan Sealy
The Unfurnished Man – Patrick White
The Vendor of Sweets – R.K. Narayan
The Victim – Saul Bellow
The Volcano Lover – Susan Sontag
The Wasteland – T.S. Eliot
The Way of all Flesh – Samuel Butler
The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith
Theory of War – John Brady
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Thirteenth Sun, The – Amrit Pritam
Thom Birds – Collen McCullough
Thousand Cranes – Yasunari Kawabata
Three Horsemen of the New Apocalypse – Nirad C. Chaudhary
Time Machine – H.G. Wells
Tin Drum – Gunther Grass
Tinker, Tailor Soldier – John Le-Came
Tome Jones – Henry Fielding
To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
Train to Pakistan – Khushwant Singh
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller
Tryst with Destiny – S. Gopalan
Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
Two Leaves and a Bud – Mulk Raj Anand

Ulysses – James Joyce
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Under the Net – Iris Murdoch
Unsafe at Any Speed – Ralph Nader
Unto The Last – John Ruskin
Untold Story – General B.M. Kaul
Up from Slavery – Booker T. Washington
Utopia – Thomas Moore

Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann
Vanity Fair – William Thackeray

Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett
Waiting for the Mahatma – R.K. Narayan
Wake up India – Annie Besant
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
Westward Ho – Charles Kingsley
What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School – Mark. H. Mc Cormack
Who is Kalam? – R. Ramanathan
Who moved my cheese? – Dr. Spencer Johnson
Wings of Fire – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Winter Solstice – Rosamunder Pilcher
Witness to an Era – Frank Moraes
Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence
World Within Worlds – Stephen Spender
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Yayati – V.S. Khandekar
Year of the Upheaval – Henry Kissinger
Yesterday and Today – K.P.S. Menon
You Can Win – Shiv Khera

Zen and the Art of Motocycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig

Railway zones


Sl. No Name Abbr. Date Established Route km Headquarters Divisions
1. Central CR 05-11-1951 3905 Mumbai Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur
2. East Central ECR 01-10-2002 3628 Hajipur Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur
3. East Coast ECoR 01-04-2003 2677 Bhubaneswar Khurda Road, Sambalpur and Waltair
4. Eastern ER 04-1952 2414 Kolkata Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda
5. North Central NCR 01-04-2003 3151 Allahabad Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi
6. North Eastern NER 1952 3667 Gorakhpur Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi
7. North Western NWR 01-10-2002 5459 Jaipur Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur
8. Northeast Frontier NFR 15-01-1958 3907 Guwahati Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangia, Lumding, Tinsukia
9. Northern NR 14-04-1952 6968 Delhi Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow, Moradabad
10. South Central SCR 02-10-1966 5803 Secunderabad Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded, Vijayawada
11. South East Central SECR 01-04-2003 2447 Bilaspur Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur
12. South Eastern SER 1955 2631 Kolkata Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi,
13. South Western SWR 01-04-2003 3177 Hubli Hubli, Bangalore, Mysore
14. Southern SR 14-04-1951 5098 Chennai Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Salem,[12] Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
15. West Central WCR 01-04-2003 2965 Jabalpur Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota
16. Western WR 05-11-1951 6182 Mumbai Mumbai Central, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara
17. Metro Railway, Kolkata MR 31-12-2010 26 Kolkata
Total 64105

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