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India - Adult literacy rate

72.23
(%)
in 2015

Adult literacy rate of India increased from 48.22 % in 1991 to 72.23 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 11.01 %.

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Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life.

Date Value Change, %
2015 72.23 4.22 %
2011 69.30 10.43 %
2006 62.75 2.85 %
2001 61.01 26.53 %
1991 48.22 18.30 %
1981 40.76