Question

According to the census of 2001 the highest literacy rate was recorded in the state of __________.

A

Kerala

B

Lakshadweep

C

Mizoram

D

TamilNadu

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A

Kerala

  •  According to the Census 2001, as many as 560,687,797 persons in the country are literate. Of these 336,533,716 are males and 224, 154,081 are females.
  •  While the overall literacy rate works out to be 64.8 %, the male literacy rate is 75.3% and that for females is 53.7%, showing a gap of 21.6 percentage points between the sexes at the national level. The gap is more in the rural areas.
  • Kerala, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Goa and Chandigarh occupy the top five positions in literacy .
  •     The literacy rates for rural population are the highest in Kerala, followed by Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, and Delhi. Fourteen (14) States / Uts have recorded less than 60 percent rural Literacy rate.

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