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Statewise Literacy Rates in India

  State Literacy rate (2001 Census) (In %)
Persons Males Females
         
  INDIA 65.38 75.96 54.28
         
1 Kerala 90.92 94.2 87.86
2 Mizoram 88.49 90.69 86.13
3 Lakshadweep * 87.52 93.15 81.56
4 Chandigargh* 81.76 85.65 76.65
5 Goa 82.32 88.88 75.51
6 Andaman & Nicobar Is.* 81.18 86.07 75.29
7 Delhi* 81.82 87.37 75
8 Pondicherry* 81.49 88.89 74.13
9 Daman & Diu* 81.09 88.4 70.37
10 Himachal Pradesh 77.13 86.02 68.08
11 Maharashtra 77.27 86.27 67.51
12 Tripura 73.66 81.47 65.41
13 Tamil Nadu 73.47 82.33 64.55
14 Punjab 69.95 75.63 63.55
15 Nagaland 67.11 71.77 61.92
16 Sikkim 69.68 76.73 61.46
17 Meghalaya 63.31 66.14 60.41
18 Uttaranchal 72.28 84.01 60.26
19 West Bengal 69.22 77.58 60.22
20 Manipur 68.87 77.87 59.7
21 Gujarat 69.97 80.5 58.6
22 Karnataka 67.04 76.29 57.45
23 Haryana 68.59 79.25 56.31
24 Assam 64.28 71.93 56.03
25 Chhatisgarh 65.18 77.86 52.4
26 Andhra Pradesh 61.11 70.85 51.17
27 Orissa 63.61 75.95 50.97
28 Madhya Pradesh 64.11 76.8 50.28
29 Rajasthan 61.03 76.46 44.34
30 Arunachal Pradesh 54.74 64.07 44.24
31 Dadra & Nagar Haveli* 60.03 73.32 42.99
32 Uttar Pradesh 57.36 70.23 42.98
33 Jammu & Kashmir 54.46 65.75 41.82
34 Jharkhand 54.13 67.94 39.38
35 Bihar 47.53 60.32 33.57
Source: Provisional Population Totals: India, Census of India 2001, paper 1 of 2001