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Teaching Professionals Olympiad 2015*

Deadline: 15-Oct-2015

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AwardUpto cash award of INR 1,00,000, certificate
EligibilityAt least 18 years, Graduate or Diploma holder
CountryIndia
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Please contact our Helpline number 8032558796 between 10.00 AM and 05.00 PM, Monday to Friday, other than official holidays. The Helpline email address is TPO-Helpdesk@centa.org

Description

CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) is a first-of-its-kind national competition for teachers and also the first step towards the CENTA Certificates. Join fellow teachers in seven cities across the country to compete in the first edition of TPO. TPO 2015 is supported by The Hindu, HCL, Varkey Foundation and Kaizen.

TPO 2015 is based on the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) Standards, a set of well-defined competencies for teachers. TPO 2015 will cover a subset of the CENTA Standards, and interested teachers and teacher candidates can go through the practical components post the TPO, to attain the full CENTA Certificates. 
Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) offers Level 1, 2 and 3 Certificates for new, experienced and senior teachers respectively, aiming to create a career path and opportunities for teachers, and serving as a pointer for schools in their recruiting and professional development efforts.

Eligibility

CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) 2015 is open for all residents of India, who are:

  • At least 18 years of age as on the date of TPO
  • A graduate in any discipline OR a diploma holder in Education.

TPO is primarily intended for teaching professionals at the school level; i.e. school teachers, supplemental teachers at school level, and B.Ed./D.Ed./other teaching student/graduate entering the profession. However, anyone who is interested in understanding his or her own teaching competencies is welcome to participate, as long the two criteria above are met. This could include fellows and volunteers involved in teaching, parents involved with their children’s education and others exploring this interest. Please note that many of the prizes will be restricted to teaching professionals, both current and those entering the profession. However, everyone who participates will get both a rank and a personalized confidential report. 

How to apply?

Apply online.

Registration is a simple 4-step online process:

(1) Personal details (after which you will get an application number for login) 

(2) Professional details

(3) Test details

(4) Payment of fee (which can be done online or physically)

 

More Information

CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) is a 2-hour objective multiple choice test, including practical competencies of teaching in an innovative manner, through situation responses. TPO 2015 will consist of 4 sections with the following scoring:

SECTIONS No. OF QUESTIONS ALLOCATED MARKS
Subject knowledge (9 tracks to choose from) 16 25
Logical ability and communication 16 25
Classroom practice and professional competencies 32 50
  Total 64 Questions Total 100 Marks

There are no sectional time limits and you can attempt the sections in any order. There are easy, moderate and difficult questions, with different marks for each. There is no negative marking.

TPO is a computer-based test – but don’t worry if you are not used to computers; the interface is very simple and user-friendly. Once you register for TPO 2015, you will be able to Download a sample paper and also download and practice with a sample interface. You can choose from one of nine tracks for TPO 2015, based on your area of interest (please note that this may or may not be what you currently teach):

  • Primary (all subjects)
  • Middle School English
  • Middle School Maths
  • Middle School Science
  • High School English
  • High School Maths
  • High School Physics
  • High School Chemistry
  • High School Biology.

The Subject knowledge section will be different based on the track selected. The other sections will remain the same for all tracks. 

TPO 2015 is on December 5th, 2015.
TPO 2015 will be conducted in 7 cities across the country –

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai

with a few locations within each city, based on registrations.

People from outside these cities are also welcome to participate in the TPO at the nearest possible city, though both in-station and out-station participants need to take care of their own travel and other arrangements and expenses.

TPO 2015 will be conducted in three time slots 9.30 AM to 11.45 AM; 12.30 PM to 2.45 PM; 3.30 PM to 5.45 PM.

During registration, you can choose your city (which will be adhered to). You can also give your preference of location within each city and time slot – attempts will be made to accommodate these also; however, the final allocation of these is entirely at CENTA’s discretion.

CASH AWARDS FROM CENTA

  • Overall 1st rank holder: cash award of INR 1,00,000 (one lakh).
  • Overall 2nd and 3rd rank holders: cash awards of INR 50,000 (fifty thousand) each.
  • Overall 4th to 10th rank holders: cash awards of INR 10,000 (ten thousand) each.
  • Overall 11th to 30th rank holders: cash awards of INR 5,000 (five thousand) each.
  • Additional “Social Impact Awards” for outstanding performers serving students from low income segments, as decided by a panel of respected individuals.

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