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India - Youth literacy rate

89.7 (%) in 2015

In 2015, youth literacy rate for India was 89.7 %. Youth literacy rate of India increased from 61.9 % in 1991 to 89.7 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 9.97 %.

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What is youth literacy rate?

Youth (15-24) literacy rate (%). Total is the number of people age 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life, divided by the population in that age group. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.

What is India youth literacy rate?

Date Value Change, %
2015 89.7 4.09 %
2011 86.1 6.18 %
2006 81.1 6.16 %
2001 76.4 23.47 %
1991 61.9 15.09 %
1981 53.8

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