Chandigarh and Punjab emerged as the best performers in school education across indicators such as learning outcomes, equity and infrastructure in the Union Ministry of Education’s Performing Grade Index (PGI) for the year 2021-22 report released Friday.Punjab and Chandigarh have been placed in the sixth grade of the index. The PGI grades states and UTs in 10 categories. No state or UT could make it to the top five grades. Chandigarh and Punjab are on ‘Prachesta -2’ level for which a state should score between 641-700 out of total 1,000 points. Following them, there are six states and UTs at the level below. Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu have been placed at the 7th level — Prachesta-3 — with a score between 581-640 points. Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Mizoram are placed at the bottom of the pile with a score between 401-460 (Akanshi–3) . Last year, the top-performing states—Kerala, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh—had scored between 901 and 950 points out of 1,000.