Indian states ranking by literacy rate

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Literacy rate map of India, 2011.[1]
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

Literacy rate in India is uneven and as such, different States and Union Territories of India have differences in their literacy rates. The following table shows the 2011 and 2001 census data and decadal difference in percentage.[2][3]

Rank India/State/Union Territory Literacy Rate (%) - 2011 Census Literacy Rate (%) - 2001 Census Decadal Difference (%)
1 Kerala 93.91 90.86 3.14
2 Lakshadweep 92.28 86.66 5.62
3 Mizoram 91.58 88.80 2.78
4 Tripura 87.75[a] 73.19 13.56
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 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
India 74.04 64.83 9.21
25 Odisha 73.45 63.08 10.37
26 Assam 73.18 63.25 9.93
27 Chhattisgarh 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 Jharkhand 67.63 53.56 14.07
32 Andhra Pradesh 67.4[b] -- --
33 Rajasthan 67.06 60.41 6.65
34 Arunachal Pradesh 66.95 54.34 12.61
35 Telangana 66.5[c] -- --
36 Bihar 63.82 47.00 16.82

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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][5]
  2. ^ As per a government report dated May 2014 (based on the 2011 census data), literacy rate of Andhra Pradesh is 67.4%.[6]
  3. ^ Census 2011 data was calculated for unified Andhra Pradesh. As per Times of India report which quoted the literacy rates of Telangana as 66.5%.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranking of states and union territories by literacy rate: 2011" (PDF). Government of India. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011, Chapter 6 (State of Literacy), p.14" (PDF). Government of India. 
  3. ^ "India at a glance". Government of India. 
  4. ^ "Tripura has achieved first position in literacy". decccan herald. 2013-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Tripura beats Kerala in literacy". Times of India. 8 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Demography, Andhra Pradesh Government, p. 41, January 2016
  7. ^ Nag, Kingshuk (2 June 2014). "T-party today: India’s 29th state Telangana is born". Times of India.