India: Literacy rate

(measure: percent; source: UNESCO)

India: Literacy rate

: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for India from 2001 to 2011. The average value for India during that period was 64.35 percent with a minumum of 61.01 percent in 2001 and a maximum of 69.3 percent in 2011. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.