Indian states ranking by literacy rate

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Literacy rate map of India, 2011.[1]

This is a list of the States and Union Territories of India in order of literacy rate. This information was compiled from 2011 and 2001 census of India.[2][3]

Rank India/State/Union Territory Literacy Rate (%) - 2011 Census Literacy Rate (%) - 2001 Census Decadal Difference (%)
India 74.04 64.83 9.21
1 Kerala 93.91 90.86 3.05
2 Lakshadweep 92.28 86.66 5.62
3 Mizoram 91.58 88.80 2.78
4 Tripura 87.75 73.19 14.56
5 Goa 87.40 82.01 5.39
6 Daman & Diu 87.07 78.18 8.89
7 Puducherry 86.55 81.24 5.31
8 Chandigarh 86.43 81.94 4.49
9 Delhi 86.34 81.67 4.67
10 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 86.27 81.30 4.97
11 Himachal Pradesh 83.78 76.48 7.30
12 Maharashtra 82.91 76.88 6.03
13 Sikkim 82.20 68.81 13.39
14 Tamil Nadu 80.33 73.45 6.88
15 Nagaland 80.11 66.59 13.52
16 Manipur 79.85 69.93 9.92
17 Uttarakhand 79.63 71.62 8.01
18 Gujarat 79.31 69.14 10.17
19 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 77.65 57.63 20.02
20 West Bengal 77.08 68.64 8.44
21 Punjab 76.68 69.65 7.03
22 Haryana 76.64 67.91 8.73
23 Karnataka 75.60 66.64 8.96
24 Meghalaya 75.48 62.56 12.92
25 Odisha 73.45 63.08 10.37
26 Assam 73.18 63.25 9.93
27 Chhatisgarh 71.04 64.66 6.38
28 Madhya Pradesh 70.63 63.74 6.89
29 Uttar Pradesh 69.72 56.27 13.45
30 Jammu & Kashmir 68.74 55.52 13.22
31 Andhra Pradesh 67.66 60.47 7.19
32 Jharkhand 67.63 53.56 14.07
33 Rajasthan 67.06 60.41 6.65
34 Arunachal Pradesh 66.95 54.34 12.61
35 Bihar 63.82 47.00 16.82


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%.[4]

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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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