A person is counted as literate for the purpose of Census in India if he / she is__:

Answer: [B] Above 7 years of age and can read as well as write in any language

For the purpose of census 2011, a person aged seven and above, who can both read and write with understanding in any language, is treated as literate. A person, who can only read but cannot write, is not literate. In the censuses prior to 1991, children below five years of age were necessarily treated as illiterates.

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