In which year was the first complete census held in India?
Answer by Student
So, the correct answer is (B): 1881 .
Detailed Answer by Teachoo
Let’s check all the options
Option (A) 1872
- The first attempt to conduct a census in India was made in 1872. However, it was not complete and systematic. It covered only a part of the country and used different methods and criteria. So, this is
Option (B) 1881
first complete and synchronous census
in India was held in
. It covered the entire country and used uniform definitions and procedures. It was conducted under the supervision of Lord Ripon, the then Viceroy of India. So, this is
Option (C) 1951
- The first census in independent India was held in 1951. It was the ninth census in the series that started from 1881. It introduced some new features such as population projection and sample surveys. So, this is
- Option (D) 2011 - The latest census in India was held in 2011. It was the fifteenth census in the series that started from 1881. It used advanced technology such as biometric data and satellite imagery. So, this is incorrect .❌
Thus, option (B): 1881 is correct .