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Which of the following groups of districts witnessed lowest female literacy rate as per 2011 census?
1. Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Jalore, Chittorgarh
2. Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Banswara, Jalore
3. Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Jalore, Barmer
4. Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Barmer, Sawai-Madhopur

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Jalore, Barmer

The correct answer is Jaisalmer, Sirohi, Jalore, Barmer.

The literacy rate in these districts (literacy rate in %):

Name of State / District All Males Females
Jaisalmer 57.22 72.04 39.71
Sirohi 55.25 69.98 39.73
Jalore ​54.86 70.67 38.47
Barmer 56.53 70.86 40.63

  • The rural literacy rate of Rajasthan as per Census 2011 was 61.44%.
  • The total number of Literates in the rural area was 26,471,786. Out of which the females were 9,567,197 and males were 16,904,589.
  • The literacy rate of rural males was 76.16 % and that of rural females was 45.8 %.

  • Census:
    • In 1872 AD, the first Census was done in India in the time of Lord Mayo.
    • The first synchronised census in India took place in 1881 in the time of Lord Rippon
    • Since 1901, it has been taking place every decade.
    • Census 2011, is the 15th census and 7th after independence.
    • The slogan of Census 2011 is “Our Census, Our Future”.
    • India was the first country to adopt family planning in the world.

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