PGI Report 2020-21 – Schools of Rajasthan, Kerala Top in Education

New Delhi, 4 November 2022, PGI Report 2020-21: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for the year 2020-21 on 3 November 2022. As per the performance report, states including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Gujarat have attained the Level 2 Grading* in the year 2021.

Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh have emerged as the top three states in the education sector securing 903, 903, and 669 scores in 2021, respectively.

*Level-2 GradingThe level-2 grading system indicates the grades of the state schools between 901 to 950

PGI Report 2020-21 – Methodology

The Performance Grading Index (PGI) provides insights into the conditions of the school education system across India. The index uses secondary data from the National Achievement Survey (NAS) of NCERT, the mid-day meal website, the Public Financial Management System (PFMS), and the Shagun portal to grade the schools on the rank of 1000.

The PGI divides the states and union territories (UT) into ten levels on the basis of Governance Process, Learning Outcomes, Access, Infrastructure & Facilities, and Equity. Level 1 is the highest grade for the schools of states and union territories with more than 950 scores, whereas Level 10 is the lowest grade with less than 650 scores.

PGI Report 2020-21 – Ranking Indicators

The PGI structure comprises a total weightage of 1000 points across 83 indicators, including effective classroom transactions, infrastructure facilities, school safety & child protection, digital learning, and governance process.

The grade-wise list of states and union Territories is mentioned below:

Grades States/Union Territories (UT)
Level 1 (951 – 1000)
Level 2 (901 – 950)
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Maharashtra
  • Gujarat
  • Andhra Pradesh
Level 3 ( 851 – 900)
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Delhi
  • Haryana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • West Bengal
  • Odisha
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Puducherry
  • Kerala
  • Karnataka
  • Lakshadweep
Level 4 (801 – 850)
  • Ladakh
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Assam
  • Tripura
  • Jharkhand
  • Chattisgarh
Level 5 (751 – 800)
  • Bihar
  • Sikkim
  • Mizoram
  • Telangana
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Goa
Level 6 (701 – 750)
  • Uttarakhand
  • Meghalaya
  • Nagaland
  • Manipur
Level 7 (651 – 700)
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Daman & Diu
Level 8 (601 – 650)
Level 9 (551 – 600)
Level 10 (0 – 550)

PGI Report 2020-21 – Advantages

The PGI report is advantageous for students as it provides insights about the status of the school education system regarding facilities and infrastructure, level of safety, curriculum, attendance monitoring system, and teaching & learning management system.

Students can check the grades of the schools of Punjab, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh from the information given below:

States Teaching Outcomes Infrastructure Equity
Punjab 126/180 150/150 225/230
Rajasthan 168/180 115/150 217/230
Maharashtra 144/180 143/150 225/230
Gujarat 152/180 135/150 214/230
Andhra PradeshΒ  154/180 127/150 210/230

PGI Report 2020-21 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 Which state has topped the teaching outcomes of PGI ranking?

As per the Performance Grading Index (PGI) report, Rajasthan has secured the top position in the criteria of teaching outcomes.

Q2. What is PGI grading?

The Performance Grading Index (PGI) provides insights into the working conditions of the schools of states and union territories of India.

Q3. What are the indicators of PGI grading?

The Performance Grading Index (PGI) report is formulated on the basis of effective classroom transactions, infrastructure facilities, school safety & child protection, digital learning, and governance process.

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