Q. With reference to Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022 consider the following statements:
1.It is an annual survey that aims to provide reliable estimates of children’s enrolment and basic learning levels for each district and state in India. 
2.It is a school-based survey conducted every year in the rural areas.
3.As per the ASER 2022, the enrollment in government schools have declined..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1 only

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. ASER is an annual survey that aims to provide reliable estimates of children’s enrolment and basic learning levels for each district and state in India.

Statement 2 and 3 are incorrect. ASER is a household-based survey. As per the ASER 2022, the enrollment in government schools have increased. The report states that the percentage of children aged 11 to 14 who are enrolled in government schools has risen from 65% in 2018 to 71.7% in 2022.

Source: ForumIAS