National Youth Survey (2017)

To understand the status of youth in India, an extensive survey was conducted across 10 states of India. A total of 1800 youth were surveyed in various states which includes Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharastra, Tamil Nadu, Odisa, Bihar, Delhi/NCR and Meghalaya. The questions were asked through a questionnaraire and the responses were verified through verbal cross questioning.

Age Group

  • 18-28 Years (36%)
  • 14-18 Years (64%)

Youth's Personal Interest

  • Study (34%)
  • Sports (16%)
  • Music (11%)
  • Social Service (9%)
  • Business (9%)
  • Art (8%)
  • Technology (4%)
  • Cooking (4%)
  • Philosophy (3%)
  • Others (2%)

Career Choice

  • Government Job (34%)
  • Academics (17%)
  • Business (15%)
  • Private Job (12%)
  • Art Profession (7%)
  • Others (6%)
  • Sports (5%)
  • NGOs (4%)

Reasons for chosing the career

  • Parents Told (34%)
  • Other (24%)
  • Inspired from someone (20%)
  • Teachers Told (9%)
  • Friends Chose the same (5%)
  • Someone in neighbour chosen this Career (5%)
  • Relatives told (3%)

Support youth need to be successful in their career

  • Training (39%)
  • Guidance (30%)
  • Money (21%)
  • Platform (10%)

Reasons for deviation in career and personal interest

  • Did not have required Resources (27%)
  • No one guided me (25%)
  • Had fear of failure (24%)
  • I was not aware about professional opportunities (24%)

Reactions youth give in tough/challanging situations

  • Become angry (31%)
  • Live Alone (26%)
  • Talk to friends (16%)
  • Fights with friends (11%)
  • Cry/Weeps (6%)
  • Fight with Siblings (6%)
  • Talk to teachers (2%)
  • Idle (2%)

Qualitative parameters that make their role mode.

  • Love everyone (15%)
  • Speaks good (15%)
  • He/She is passoinate (14%)
  • Follow Values (13%)
  • Inteligent (13%)
  • He is smart (9%)
  • He is deciplined (5%)
  • He is leasder (4%)
  • Powerful (5%)
  • Any other reason (4%)
  • He is good looking (3%)

The skills, youth feel, they need to be successful in their career

  • Communication (26%)
  • Time management (20%)
  • Planning (16%)
  • Life Skills (10%)
  • Leadership (10%)
  • Technical (7%)
  • Interpersonal (5%)
  • Others (6%)