Performance Grading Index (PGI) for 2020-21

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The Ministry of Education has recently released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for States and Union Territories for 2020-21.

About Performance Grading Index (PGI) for 2020-21:

  • It is a unique index for evidence-based comprehensive analysis of school education systems across States and UTs.
  • The prime objective of PGI is to promote evidence-based policy-making and highlight course correction to ensure quality education for all.
  • As per the index, a total of seven States and Union Territories namely Kerala, Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh have attained Level -2 grading in 2020-21.
  • Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh are the new entrants with the highest achieved level.
  • Union Territory Ladakh has made significant improvements in PGI from Level 8 to Level 4 in 2020-21.
  • No state, however, has been able to attain the highest level of L1 so far.


  • PGI 2020-21 classified the States and UTs into ten grades of which the highest achievable Grade is Level 1 for the states scoring more than 950 points out of a total of 1000 points.  
  • The lowest grade is Level 10 which is for a score below 551.
  • The PGI structure comprises 1000 points across 70 indicators grouped into 2 categories viz.,
    • Outcomes,
    • Governance Management (GM).
  • These categories are further divided into 5 domains, viz.,
    • Learning Outcomes (LO),
    • Access (A),
    • Infrastructure and Facilities (IF),
    • Equity (E) and
    • Governance Process (GP).

Source : All India Radio