Indian states ranking by literacy rate

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This is a list of the States of India in order of Literacy rate. This information was compiled from NFHS-3 and the 2001 census of India.[1][2] National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is a large-scale, multi round survey conducted by the International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai designated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India. NFHS-3 was released on 11 Oct 2007.[3][4]

Rank State Literacy Rate (%) - [2013 Estimate] Literacy Rate (%) - 2001 Census[2] Literacy Rate (%) - 2011 Census  % Increase
1 Kerala 91.91 91.91 1.0%
2 Mizoram 94.4 88.8 91.6 2.80%
3 Tripura 94.65 73.19 87.8 14.61%
4 Goa - 87.39 82 6.57%
5 Himachal Pradesh 86.5 76.48 83.8 7.32%
6 Nagaland 85.9 76.88 82.9 6.02%
7 Sikkim 86.2 68.81 82.2 13.39%
8 Maharashtra 83.2 66.59 80.1 13.52%
9 Tamil Nadu 83.0 73.45 80.3 6.85%
10 Punjab 83.1 69.65 79.7 7.05%
11 Manipur 100.0 99.74 98.8 97.06%
12 Uttarakhand 82.5 71.62 79.6 7.98%
13 Gujarat 81.2 69.14 77.3 7.13%
14 West Bengal 80.2 68.64 77.1 8.46%
15 Haryana 79.7 67.91 76.6 8.69%
16 Karnataka 79.6 66.64 75.6 10.96%
17 Meghalaya 79.5 62.56 75.5 12.94%
18 Odisha 76.8 55.08 73.45 10.42%
19 Assam 76.5 25.2 73.2 9.95%
20 Uttar Pradesh 75.2 56.27 71.7 13.43%
21 Chhattisgarh 74.5 64.66 71 6.34%
22 Madhya Pradesh 74.0 60.53 70.6 10.07%
23 Jammu and Kashmir 72.2 55.52 68.7 13.18%
24 Andhra Pradesh 90. 60.47 67.89 0
25 Jharkhand 70.6 53.56 67.6 14.04%
26 Rajasthan 70.1 60.41 67.1 6.69%
27 Arunachal Pradesh 71.4 54.34 67 12.66%
28 Bihar 68.8 47 63.8 16.8%
29 Telangana Not Available[5] - - -

In September 2013, the State Government of Tripura claimed that the state has surpassed Kerala as the most literate state in India, with a literacy rate of 94.65%.[6]

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The graph shows the literacy rate of the 28 states of India and India (as whole) in 2011 (green) as compared to in 2001 (blue). Union territories have not been included.

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