International Literacy Day 2020: Kerala most literate state in India, check rank-wise list – education


With 96.2 per cent literacy, Kerala has once again emerged as the most literate state in the country, while Andhra Pradesh featured at the backside with a rate of 66.4 per cent, showed a outline based on National Statistical Office (NSO) survey.

The outline on ‘Household Social Consumption: Education in India as a part of 75th round of National Pattern Survey – from July 2017 to June 2018’ provides for state-wise detail of literacy rate a few of the persons aged seven years and above.

According to the study, after Kerala, Delhi has the most productive literacy rate at 88.7 per cent, followed by Uttarkhand’s 87.6 per cent, Himachal Pradesh’s 86.6 per cent and Assam’s at 85.9 per cent.

Alternatively, Rajasthan is the second one worst performer with literacy rate at 69.7 per cent, followed by Bihar at 70.9 per cent, Telangana at 72.8 per cent, Uttar Pradesh at 73 per cent and Madhya Pradesh at 73.7 per cent.The study has pegged the overall literacy rate in the country at approximately 77.7 per cent. In rural areas, the literacy rate is 73.5 per cent in comparison to 87.7 per cent in urban areas of the country.


Kerala – 96.2%

Delhi – 88.7%

Uttarakhand- 87.6%

Himachal Pradesh — 86.6%

Assam – 85.9

Maharashtra – 84.8

Punjab -83.7

Gujarat – 82.4

Tamil Nadu – 82.9

West Bengal -80.5

Haryana – 80.4

Odisha – 77.3

Jammu and Kashmir – 77.3

Chhattisgarh — 77.3

Karnataka – 77.2

Jharkhand – 74.3

Madhya Pradesh — 73.7

Uttar Pradesh – 73

Telangana — 72.8

Bihar- 70.9%

Rajasthan- 69.7

Andhra Pradesh —66.4

Rural India Literacy Rate – 73.5

Urban India Literacy Rate — 87.7

All India Literacy Rate (Rural +Urban) -77.7

At all-India level, the male literacy rate is higher at 84.7 per cent in comparison to 70.3 per cent among women.The survey showed that the male literacy rate is higher than female literacy rate among all states. In Kerala, the male literacy rate is 97.4 per cent in comparison to 95.2 per cent among females.

In a similar fashion, the male literacy rate in Delhi stood a 93.7 per cent higher than 82.4 per cent among females.Even in the worst performing states, there was once a appreciable hole in female and male literacy rate.In Andhra Pradesh, male literacy rate is 73.4 per cent, higher than 59.5 per cent among females (of the age of seven year or above).In Rajasthan, the hole was once even wider as male literacy rate stood at 80.8 per cent in comparison to 57.6 per cent of females.In Bihar, the male literacy rate was once also higher at 79.7 per cent in comparison to 60.5 per cent of females.A pattern of 64,519 rural households from 8,097 villages and 49,238 urban households from 6,188 blocks was once surveyed all-over India.

The outline also revealed that almost 4 per cent of rural households and 23 per cent of urban household possessed computer.

Among persons of age 15-29 years, almost 24 per cent in rural areas and 56 per cent in urban areas were ready to function a pc.

Almost 35 per cent of persons of age 15-29 years reported use of internet all through the 30 days prior to the date of survey. The proportions were almost 25 per cent in rural areas and 58 per cent in urban areas

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