Semester 2 is of 40 marks. The syllabus consists of six units: Map of India, Mineral and Energy Resources, Agriculture, Manufacturing Industries, Transport, Waste Management.
On an outline map of India, candidates will be required to locate, mark and name the following:
Mountains, Peaks and Plateaus: Himalayas, Aravali, Vindhyas, Satpura, Western and Eastern Ghats, Nilgiris, Mount Kanchenjunga, Deccan Plateau, Chota Nagpur Plateau.
Plains: Gangetic Plains and Coastal plains - (Konkan, Malabar, Coromandel).
Desert: Thar (The Great Indian Desert).
Rivers: Indus, Jhelum, Satluj, Ganga, Yamuna, Kosi, Chambal, Betwa, Bhrahmaputra, Narmada, Tapti, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Cauveri, Tungabhadra.
Water Bodies: Gulf of Kutch, Gulf of Khambhat, Andaman Sea, Chilka Lake.
Longitude: Standard Meridian (82°30’E).
Direction of Winds: South West Monsoons (Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal Branches), North East Monsoons.
Distribution of Minerals: Oil - Mumbai High (Offshore Oil Field), Coal - Jharia.
Soil Distribution: Alluvial and Red Soil.
Cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Allahabad.
Population - Distribution of Population (Dense and sparse).
Importance and classification
Importance and Modes - Roadways (National and State highways, Golden quadrilateral, NSEW corridor), Railways, Airways and Waterways - Advantages and disadvantages.