Apply NET SHRESHTA Entrance Exam 2022 | FREE Schooling for SC Students

NET SHRESHTA Entrance Exam 2022: A total of 3000 SC students will be selected for FREE schooling from Class 9 to 12. Avail FREE schooling through the NETS 2022 exam, the last date to apply is 12 April 2022.

If you are a student of class 9 or class 11, and belongs to the SC community and want to study for FREE in class 9 to 12 CBSE affiliated schools in your district then this article is for you. But first, let us understand briefly the SHRESHTA Scheme.


SHRESHTA full form Scheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas. Through the SHRESHTA scheme, the government of India is providing free schooling for the meritorious SC boys and girls in the residential schools in the country affiliated with CBSE. A total of 3000 students will be selected (30% reserved for girls) for admission in Class 9 and Class 11 under the scheme

NETS 2022 Highlights

The National Entrance Test for SHRESHTA 2022 brief is shared below.

Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
BeneficiariesClass 9 and 11 students of SC Community
Total Students Selection3000 (Tentative)
LocationAll India
Registration Last Date12 April 2022
Apply ModeOnline
Exam Date7 May 2022

NETS 2022 Entrance Exam Details

What is NETS 2022?

NETS full form is National Entrance Test for SHRESTRA. This year, National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the NETS exam on 7 May 2022.

NETS exam is a gateway to avail FREE schooling for the poor SC students in the best residential schools (CBSE affiliation) in the country. Check the details below.

NETS 2022 Syllabus

Since the NETS 2022 paper will be based on the NCERT syllabus of class 8 for admission in class 9 and class 10 syllabus for admission in class 11. You need to study the NCERT books of Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and General Awareness/Knowledge.

The NETS exam pattern subject-wise is detailed below:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal marks
Social Science25100
General Awareness/

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Students should belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) community.
  2. Students should be studying in Class 8 and Class 10 in the academic year of 2021-22.
  3. The Parent’s Annual Income should be below 2.5 Lakhs.
  4. Family income below 1 Lakh will be given more preference.
  5. The candidate must possess his/her own Aadhar card.

Age Limit:

  • Candidates applying for Class 9 should be born between 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2010 (both days inclusive).
  • Candidates applying for Class 11 should be born between 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2008 (both days inclusive).

Exam Language

The NETS 2022 exam will be conducted in two languages:

  1. English
  2. Hindi

Application Fee

The application fee for NETS 2022 is FREE as it’s for the good cause for the FREE STUDY for the Scheduled Caste (SC) students.

Selection Process

  1. Written Exam

Note 1: As per the NETS 2022 advertisement, the SHRESHTA exam 2022 will be conducted ONLINE but the NETS 2022 Information bulletin/brochure, it’s mentioned as OFFLINE.

Since there is confusion on the mode of exam, you can verify the same from your District Administration, who is responsible for school and selection, they might have the proper details about the same.

Note 2: There is a 30% Reservation for Girls students out of the total students selected.


The selected students after passing the NETS exam on a merit basis will get selected for FREE SCHOOLING either in class 9 or class 11 as per your application.

The Schools where you will get admission will be either GOVT residential schools or PRIVATE residential schools. All the schools under SHRESHTA are affiliated with the CBSE board. You don’t have to pay anything as the Central Govt of India will bear the cost.

There are already selected schools under the SHRESHTA, more schools are added from time to time. The district administration (mostly the Deputy Commissioner / DC) of your district is responsible for the selection of the schools, if you are selected for the FREE schooling then you can get in touch with the district administration to get the school details where you’ll get admission.

How to Apply for NETS Entrance Exam 2022?

If you have read the NET SHRESHTA in detail and are now interested in avail of the scheme for studying either in class 9 or 11 then you need to apply for the NETS 2022 Entrance Exam.

Here’s the step by step process to register for NETS 2022:

NETS 2022 Registration
  1. You need to apply ONLINE for the NETS 2022 registration.
  2. To register online, visit the SHRESHTA 2022 Registration Portal (For the Link, refer to Imp Web Links Section below)
  3. Once registered, fill in the details asked in the Application Form along with the required documents.

Important Dates

The important dates of NET SHRESHTA 2022 are shared below.

Online Registration Start Date12 March 2022
Online Registration Last Date12 April 2022
Correction in Application Form13 – 15 April 2022
NETS 2022 Admit Card2 May 2022 Onwards
NETS 2022 Exam Date7 May 2022 | 2 PM – 5 PM

Important Web Links

The important website links like NET SHRESHTA 2022 advertisement, registration link etc are shared below.

Official Notification / AdvertisementDownload Here
NETS 2022 BrochureDownload Here
NETS 2022 Registration LinkApply Here
Our WebsiteClick Here

Hope you have clarity on the NET SHRESHTA scheme under which the people of the Scheduled Caste community can benefit in the education sector. GOI has launched this NET SHRESHTA scheme where the class 8 and class 10 students belonging to the SC category from an Economically Weaker Section (EWS) with less than 2.5 lakhs annual income can avail of free schooling from class 9 to class 12 through NETS Exam.

The current NETS 2022 exam registration is open, if you are one of them, do apply.

We wish all the candidates the BEST OF LUCK for their NETS SHRESHTA exam 2022. May you pass the exam with flying colors and get admission to the best CBSE residential schools and make your parents proud by studying hard and smart.

NETS / NET Shreshta News


1. When is the NETS 2022 Exam?

NETS 2022 exam is on 7 May 2022.

2. Is there FREE Schooling for SC Community Students?

YES, there is FREE schooling for SC community students under the NET SHRESHTA scheme.

3. Can ST People also Apply for NET SHRESHTA scheme?

NO, it is applicable only for the SC community students.

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