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Avail FREE Schooling SC Students through NET SHRESHTA Entrance Exam 2022

NET SHRESHTA 2022 Entrance Exam: FREE education for 3000 SC Students under the SHRESHTA scheme from Classes 9 to 12. Avail today by appearing in the NETS 2022 Entrance Exam.

Suppose you are from the SC community and interested in studying but are struggling for quality education because of low-income family conditions. In that case, there’s a relief for you as the Government of India, under the SHRESHTA scheme, has a facility of giving your FREE education from class 9 onwards till class 12 in the residential schools affiliated to the CBSE board.

To avail of the free education, you need to appear for the NETS Exam 2022. NETS stands for National Entrance Test for SHRESHTA.

NETS Entrance Test 2022 Highlights

Scheme NameScheme for Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas | SHRESHTA
Scheme BeneficiarySC students of Class 8, and Class 10
Exam NameNational Entrance Test for SHRESHTA | NETS
Exam Date7 May 2022
Last Date to Apply12 April 2022 | 5 PM

NET SHRESHTA 2022 Details


The Govt scheme SHRESHTA provides high-quality education for meritorious SC students in CBSE affiliated reputed residential schools. Approximately 3,000 seats would be provided in classes 9th and 11th, fully funded by the Central Government.

The National Entrance Test for SHRESHTA (NETS) will be an online test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for selecting students for admission in Classes 9 and 11. There is no fee for the examination. The test will be conducted in all States and Union Territories of India. The test centers will be communicated to the students via their NETS admit cards.


  • Students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), studying in class 8th and 10th in the current academic year (2021-22).
  • The parent’s annual income is up to Rs. 2.5 lakh.

Age Limit

  • Candidates applying For Class 9 should be born between 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2010.
  • Candidates applying for Class 11 should be born between 1st April 2004 to 31st March 2008.

Application FEE

There is NO application fee for the SC student.


The SHRESHTA (NETS) 2022 comprises one paper having four sections

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • General Awareness/Knowledge

The paper will be based on the NCERT syllabus of class 8 for admission in class 9 and the class 10 syllabus for admission in class 11.

Selection Process

Written Test: To get selected for the FREE education under NET SHRESHTA, candidates (students) need to appear for the Written Test.

Once the NETS 2022 result is declared on 20th May 2022, the web counseling for the students will start from 21st May till 31th May 2022. The SC students with merit rankings may get selected for admission in Class 9, and Class 11 at the residential schools decided by their district administration.

How to Apply for NETS 2022?

Without a doubt, if you are eligible for the NET SHRESHTA scheme, you should avail the FREE education opportunity. Do apply before the last date is gone. Follow the below steps o apply for NET SHRESHTA 2022.

  • Interested and eligible SC students may register online through the online portal (Link shared below in the web link section).
  • Registration Portal would remain open till 12th April 2022

Important Dates

NETS 2022 Apply (Online) – 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
NETS 2022 Result Date20 May 2022
NETS Admission Counselling21 May – 31 May 2022

Important Web Links

NETS 2022 Official Advertisement / NotificationDownload Here
NETS 2022 BrochureDownload Here
NETS 2022 Application LinkApply Here
Our WebsiteClick Here


1. When will SHRESHTA NETS 2022 be conducted?

SHRESHTA NETS 2022 will be conducted on 7th May 2022.

2. Is there any Application Fee for appearing in the SHRESHTA NETS 2022?

No, there is no fee.

3. Are There Free Education for SC Students in India?

Yes, Under the SHRESHTA scheme, SC Students in India can avail Free Education from Class 9 to Class 12 in CBSE-affiliated residential schools. You need to appear for the NET SHRESHTA exam conducted by NTA every year.

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