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What is the average literacy rate of Madhya Pradesh according to 2011 census?
1. 24.33%
2. 70.6%
3. 58.19%
4. 75.2%

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 70.6%

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  • Total number of literates in Madhya Pradesh as per 2011 census is 4,38,27,193 wherein 1,79,79,056 are females and 2,58,48,137 are males.
  • In 2011, the literacy rate of Madhya Pradesh is 70.6 percent as compared to 63.7 percent in the year 2001.


Literacy rate in Madhya Pradesh

  • Female and male literacy rates in 2011 are 60.0 percent and 80.5 percent respectively.
  • In 2001, the female literacy rate was 50.3 percent whereas the male literacy rate was 76.1 percent.
  • in 2011 the literacy rate is slipped to the 28th position among the Indian states.


  • The literacy rate of India in 2011 is 74.0 percent.
  • The literacy rate among females is 65.5 percent whereas the literacy rate among males is 82.1 percent.
  • In order of higher literacy rates; Kerala, Lakshadweep, and Mizoram states hold first, second and third positions respectively.
  • In female literacy, Kerala is the first while Mizoram and Lakshadweep hold second and third positions among all States and Union Territories.

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