India: Literacy rate

(measure: percent; Source: UNESCO)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

India: Literacy rate

: For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1981 to 2018. The average value for India during that period was 59.4 percent with a minimum of 40.76 percent in 1981 and a maximum of 74.37 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2018 is 74.37 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 77 countries is 85.65 percent. 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.
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