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CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) 2016

Deadline: 03-Nov-2016

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AwardCash award upto Rs 1,00,000 and a certificate, sponsor invitation
EligibilitySchool Teachers
Scholarship provider contact details

No. 12,
3rd Floor,
80 Edifice, No. 2906-2907,
80 feet road,
Near Jeevan Bhima Nagar,
Bengaluru – 560008
Phone: +91-8880390557


CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) 2016 is a first-of-its-kind national competition to reward, recognize and celebrate teachers and also the first step towards the CENTA Certificates. The TPO 2016 is going to be held in 22 cities across India. TPO 2016 is supported by The Hindu, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Varkey Foundation, HT Parekh Foundation (HDFC) and Central Square Foundation.


  • At least 18 years of age as on 1st January 2017
  • A graduate in any discipline or a diploma holder in Education.
  • Any school teachers, principals, educators, B.Ed, D.Ed and other students entering the profession.
  • However, anyone who is interested in understanding his or her own teaching competencies is welcome to participate.

How to apply?

Registration is online only.

The registration fee for TPO for a single test track is Rs. 450 (inclusive of 15% service tax and all other charges). The registration fee for TPO Challenger is Rs. 750 all-inclusive. Payment can be made online, in which case the Registration Confirmation will be available immediately. In case online payment is not possible for you, we are also providing options of making a Demand Draft deposit or cash deposit in any HDFC Bank branch close to your location, or couriering a Demand Draft to us.

Any group of 10 or more participating teachers from the same school or organization, who are paying together, can do a common registration and payment through the ‘Institutional Registration’ option.

Registration is a simple 4-step process, seeking Personal, Professional and Test related details, followed by payment.

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Format, Syllabus & Tracks

CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) is a two-hour objective multiple choice test, including practical competencies of teaching in an innovative manner, through situation responses. TPO is a computer-based test – but do not worry if you are not used to computers; the interface is very simple and user-friendly, as last year’s participants also confirmed! TPO 2016 will have three sections with the following scoring pattern. There are no sectional time limits and you can attempt the questions in any order. Different questions have different marks. There is no negative marking.


           Allocation of Marks

        Approximate number of                            questions

     Subject Expertise (including           pedagogy or teaching methods)       (Specific to your subject track)



         Classroom Practice and                Professional Competencies           (Common for all subject tracks)



 Logical Ability and Communication       (Common for all subject tracks)




               Total 100 marks

            Approx. 64 questions

While the second and third sections are common for all subject tracks, the first section differs based on subject track. TPO 2016 offers 11 Subject Tracks plus two Challenger tracks to choose from, based on your area of interest (please note this may or may not be the subject that you are currently teaching, and is entirely your choice). The Primary Track is available in both English and Hindi mediums, while the rest are in English medium.

       Primary – English medium 
   (English, Maths, EVS together)

         Primary – Hindi medium 
   (Hindi, Maths, EVS together, all                       in Hindi)

          Middle School English
          Middle School Maths
   Middle School Maths Challenger
         Middle School Science
  Middle School Science Challenger
     Middle School Social Science

            High School English
            High School Maths
            High School Physics
          High School Chemistry
             High School Biology

Please note that in Middle School Maths and Middle School Science, you have the option of ‘TPO Challenger’, where you will need to take the main two-hour test in that track and then take an additional section for another 1 hour, after a short break.

Most TPO participants register for one test track. However, you can choose register for a maximum of three by selecting appropriately in the ‘Test details’ page of the registration form and paying corresponding registration fees.

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