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Statewise Literacy rate in India: 2001 Census

  State Literacy Rate (%) 2001 Census Literacy Rate 1991 Census Change in Literacy Rate (1991 to 2001)
Total Male Female
  INDIA 65.38 75.96 54.28 51.63 13.75
1 Andaman & Nicobar Is.* 81.18 86.07 75.29 73.02 8.17
2 Andhra Pradesh 61.11 70.85 51.17 44.09 17.02
3 Arunachal Pradesh 54.74 64.07 44.24 41.59 13.15
4 Assam 64.28 71.93 56.03 52.89 11.52
5 Bihar 47.53 60.32 33.57 37.49 10.04
6 Chandigargh* 81.76 85.65 76.65 77.81 3.94
7 Chhatisgarh 65.18 77.86 52.4 42.91 22.27
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli* 60.03 73.32 42.99 40.71 19.33
9 Daman & Diu* 81.09 88.4 70.37 71.2 9.89
10 Delhi* 81.82 87.37 75 75.29 6.53
11 Goa 82.32 88.88 75.51 75.51 6.81
12 Gujarat 69.97 80.5 58.6 61.29 8.68
13 Haryana 68.59 79.25 56.31 55.85 12.74
14 Himachal Pradesh 77.13 86.02 68.08 63.86 13.27
15 Jammu & Kashmir 54.46 65.75 41.82 NA NA
16 Jharkhand 54.13 67.94 39.38 41.39 12.74
17 Karnataka 67.04 76.29 57.45 56.04 11
18 Kerala 90.92 94.2 87.86 89.81 1.11
19 Lakshadweep * 87.52 93.15 81.56 81.78 5.74
20 Madhya Pradesh 64.11 76.8 50.28 44.67 19.41
21 Maharashtra 77.27 86.27 67.51 64.87 12.39
22 Manipur 68.87 77.87 59.7 59.89 8.97
23 Meghalaya 63.31 66.14 60.41 49.1 14.21
24 Mizoram 88.49 90.69 86.13 82.27 6.22
25 Nagaland 67.11 71.77 61.92 61.65 5.45
26 Orissa 63.61 75.95 50.97 49.09 14.52
27 Pondicherry* 81.49 88.89 74.13 74.74 6.74
28 Punjab 69.95 75.63 63.55 58.51 11.45
29 Rajasthan 61.03 76.46 44.34 38.55 22.48
30 Sikkim 69.68 76.73 61.46 56.94 12.61
31 Tamil Nadu 73.47 82.33 64.55 62.66 10.81
32 Tripura 73.66 81.47 65.41 60.44 13.22
33 Uttar Pradesh 57.36 70.23 42.98 40.71 16.65
34 Uttaranchal 72.28 84.01 60.26 57.75 14.53
35 West Bengal 69.22 77.58 60.22 57.7 11.52
* Union Territory
             
Source: Provisional Population Totals : India . Census of India 2001, Paper 1 of 2001