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India: Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for India from 1971 to 2016. The average value for India during that period was 93.75 percent with a minumum of 78.92 percent in 1971 and a maximum of 114.53 percent in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The primary school enrollment can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
Definition: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.