Literacy facts

Most literate state: Kerala

Most literate Union Territory: Lakshadweep

Least literate state: Bihar

Least literate Union Territory: Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Indian States/Union Territories & Their Literacy Rate

S.No. State Name
Population
Literates
Literacy
1. Kerala
33,406,061
28,135,824
94.00%
2. Lakshadweep
64,473
52,553
91.85%
3. Mizoram
1,097,206
848,175
91.33%
4. Goa
1,458,545
1,165,487
88.70%
5. Tripura
3,673,917
2,804,783
87.22%
6. Daman and Diu
243,247
188,406
87.10%
7. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
380,581
294,281
86.63%
8. Delhi
16,787,941
12,737,767
86.21%
9. Chandigarh
1,055,450
805,438
86.05%
10. Puducherry
1,247,953
957,309
85.85%
11. Himachal Pradesh
6,864,602
5,039,736
82.80%
12. Maharashtra
112,374,333
81,554,290
82.34%
13. Sikkim
610,577
444,952
81.42%
14. Tamil Nadu
72,147,030
51,837,507
80.09%
15. Nagaland
1,978,502
1,342,434
79.55%
16. Uttarakhand
10,086,292
6,880,953
78.82%
17. Gujarat
60,439,692
41,093,358
78.03%
18. Manipur
2,855,794
1,908,476
76.94%
19. West Bengal
91,276,115
61,538,281
76.26%
20. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
343,709
223,230
76.24%
21. Punjab
27,743,338
18,707,137
75.84%
22. Haryana
25,351,462
16,598,988
75.55%
23. Karnataka
61,095,297
40,647,322
75.36%
24. Meghalaya
2,966,889
1,785,005
74.43%
25. Orissa
41,974,218
26,742,595
72.87%
26. Assam
31,205,576
19,177,977
72.19%
27. Chhattisgarh
25,545,198
15,379,922
70.28%
28. Madhya Pradesh
72,626,809
42,851,169
69.32%
29. Uttar Pradesh
199,812,341
114,397,555
67.68%
30. Jammu and Kashmir
12,541,302
7,067,233
67.16%
31. Andhra Pradesh
84,580,777
50,556,760
67.02%
32. Jharkhand
32,988,134
18,328,069
66.41%
33. Rajasthan
68,548,437
38,275,282
66.11%
34. Arunachal Pradesh
1,383,727
766,005
65.38%
35. Bihar
104,099,452
52,504,553
61.80%