IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 85
A person is counted as literate for the purpose of Census in India if he / she is__:
[A] Above 5 years of age and can read in any language
[B] Above 7 years of age and can read as well as write in any language
[C] Above 7 years of age and can read in any language
[D] Above 6 years of age and can write in mother tongue
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.