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As per 2011 census, which of the following states had the highest literacy rate ?
1. Mizoram
2. Goa
3. Himachal Pradesh
4. Tripura

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Mizoram

The answer is Mizoram.

  • Mizoram is ranked 3rd in the overall literacy rate among the states/union territories in India.
  • The literacy rate in Mizoram has seen an upward trend and is 91.33 % as per the 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 93.35 % while female literacy is at 89.27 %.

  • Literacy in India:
    • The 15th official census in India was calculated in the year 2011, finds:
      • The literacy rate in India in 2011 was found to be 74.04%.
      • Kerala has the highest literacy rate in India. It is followed by Lakshadweep and Mizoram.
      • The lowest literacy rate in India is seen in the state of Bihar.
      • The top 3 and bottom 3 Literacy States:
State Literacy
First 3 States/UT  
Kerala 93.91 %
Lakshadweep 92.28 %
Mizoram 91.58 %
Last 3 States/UT  
Rajasthan 67.06 %
Arunachal Pradesh 66.95 %
Bihar 63.82 %

  • Census Facts 2011:
    • Thane district of Maharashtra is the most populated district of India.
    • Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh is the least populated.
    • Kurung Kumey of Arunachal Pradesh registered the highest population growth rate of 111.01 %.
    • Longleng district of Nagaland registered a negative population growth rate of -58.39%
    • Mahe district of Puducherry has the highest sex ratio of 1176 females per 1000 males.
    • Daman district has the lowest sex ratio of 533 females per 1000 males.
    • Serchhip district of Mizoram has the highest literacy rate of 98.76 %.
    • Alirajpur of MP is the least literate district of India with the figure of 37.22 % only.
    • North East Delhi has the highest density with a figure of 37346 persons per 1km2.
    • Dibang Valley has the least density of 1 person per km2.

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