India: Primary school enrollment

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Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 108.15
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2022
 Average 92.38
 Min - Max 77.41 - 108.31
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1971 to 2022. The average value for India during that period was 92.38 percent with a minimum of 77.41 percent in 1971 and a maximum of 108.31 percent in 2008. The latest value from 2022 is 108.15 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 74 countries is 101.44 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
India - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
India - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1971-2022

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.

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