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CENTA TPO 2019 (Teaching Professionals' Olympiad) is open to teachers across all boards, subjects, and classes. It is open to teachers of government and private schools. Registration for CENTA TPO is now open for all school teachers, principals, supplemental teachers, volunteers and fellows, B.Ed/D. Ed students and anyone interested in teaching. This is the fourth edition of CENTA TPO 2019 and is being held in 50 cities across India and two additional centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with 21 subject tracks for Indian candidates and 14 for Dubai candidates.

CENTA TPO is one of the many Olympiad exams that are conducted in India. TPO 2019 is supported by The Hindu. CENTA TPO to be conducted on 14 December 2019. TPO was conducted in three time-slots on the day of Olympiad. The Registrations for the Teachers Olympiad started in April 2019

Latest Update - CENTA TPO 2019 Application has started

CENTA TPO 2019 Dates

 Given below are the dates related to CENTA TPO 2019.

Events Dates 
Registration Starts Last week of April 2019
Registration Ends in Last Week of October 2019
CENTA TPO Exam Date 14 December 2019

January 2020

CENTA TPO is an objective test for Teachers. The Test will be divided into 4 sections

  • Subject Expertise
  • Classroom Communication and Professional Competencies
  • Student Assessment (subject-specific and generic)
  • Content Development (subject-specific and generic)

The teachers will be rewarded for their competencies. Primarily, it is for the school teachers or people entering this profession but any graduate applicant can appear in this Olympiad to understand their competency for Teaching.

  • TPO is quite different from the tests teachers take for regulatory requirements and it was a 2 hours computer-based test and registration fee of TPO single test track is Rs. 650. Candidates registering before 30 June 2019 had to pay an early bird fee of Rs 590 only which is inclusive of GST.
  • Olympiad was based on the CENTA draft teacher standards. The Hindu and reliance foundation are the primary partners for TPO 2019 and Varkey Foundation, Central Square Foundation are additional supporters. 

CENTA TPO 2019 - Test Track Options for Teachers

Candidates can choose from one of twenty tracks mentioned below for TPO 2019, based on the area of interest

  1. Primary English Medium (Includes English, Maths, EVS together)
  2. Primary-Hindi Medium (Includes Hindi, Maths, EVS together, all in Hindi))
  3. Primary-Tamil Medium (Includes Tamil, Maths, EVS together, all in Tamil)
  4. Primary-Telugu Medium (Includes Telugu, Maths, EVS together, all in Telugu)
  5. Primary-Marathi Medium (Includes Marathi, Maths, EVS together, all in Marathi)
  6. Middle School English
  7. Middle School Maths
  8. Middle School Science
  9. Middle School Social Studies
  10. Secondary School English
  11. Secondary School Maths
  12. Secondary School Physics
  13. Secondary School Chemistry
  14. Secondary School Biology
  15. Senior Secondary School Economic
  16. Senior Secondary School Biology
  17. Senior Secondary School Chemistry
  18. Senior Secondary School Physics
  19. Senior Secondary School Maths
  20. Senior Secondary School English

Note - The Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary School subjects are available only in English medium.

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CENTA TPO Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region All India
Class/ Age Minimum age: 18 years 
  • Nationality: Residents of India
  • Age Limit: Candidate should be at least 18 years old as on 1 January 2019
  • Academic Qualification: Graduate in any discipline OR a diploma holder in Education
  • The Olympiad is primarily for teaching professionals at the school level i.e. the school teachers, supplemental teachers at a school level, and B.Ed./D.Ed./other teaching student/graduate entering the profession.
    • But if anyone who is interested in understanding his or her own teaching competencies is welcome to participate 


CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) aims to reward, recognize and celebrate teachers and the teaching profession.

Cash Rewards from CENTA TPO

Rank Holder


National Rank 1-5 

Rs. 1,00,000 (one lakh) each

National Rank 6-10

Rs. 25,000 each

 National Rank 11 - 100

Rs. 5,000 each

All Subject Toppers

Rs. 25,000 each

National Ranks up to 500, Subject Ranks up to 50 or State Ranks up to 10 

Rs. 5,000 each

Regional and Test City Toppers

  • All Regional Toppers (the Topper of every State or Union Territory – subject to a minimum participation number) Rs 10,000 each
  • All Test City Toppers (the Topper of each 48 test cities) Rs 5,000 each

Special cash awards for students pursuing a degree in education (BEd)

  • Rank 1 - Rs 1 lakh
  • Ranks 2 and 3 - Rs 25,000 each
  • Ranks 4 to 30 - Rs 10,000 each

International Conference Sponsorship

21 Subject Toppers (Rank 1 of each subject track) to attend world’s biggest education conference, the Global Education & Skills Forum, sponsored by Varkey Foundation, in Dubai (airfare and accommodation included in the sponsorship)

National Recognition and Career Opportunities

  • The Regional Toppers will be profiled in The Hindu in early 2019.
  • 50 National Rank-holders to receive a one-year free subscription to The Hindu newspaper

Sponsored International Program at Oxford University 

2 English track Subject Toppers to attend Oxford English Language Teachers' Academy Masterclass at Oxford University*, sponsored by Oxford University Press

  • Rank 1 of Middle School English track
  • Rank 1 of either Secondary or Senior Secondary English track (higher overall scorer of the two)

14 other English track winners to be sponsored for:

  • Oxford Teachers' Academy Online training program in partnership with Oxford University: Ranks 2 & 3 of Middle School English track, Rank 2 of Secondary English track and Rank 2 of Senior Secondary English track.
  • Online Teacher Training Program: Ranks 4 to 7 of Middle School English track, Ranks 3 to 5 of Secondary English track and Ranks 3 to 5 of Senior Secondary English track.

Co-Authoring a Book

36 winners to co-author a book on teaching perspectives, facilitated by Central Square Foundation, along with winners of TPO 2017

  • Top 10 national rank-holders.
  • 21 Subject Toppers
  • Five additional winners serving in tough socio-economic settings, as decided by a panel.

Other Benefits

  • Each participant of TPO will receive a Confidential ‘Personalized Performance Report’, with detailed scores, overall and topic-wise.
  • Schools, institutes or organizations with 10 or more teachers participating will get a confidential ‘School/Organization Report’, WITHOUT individual teacher information, which we hope will help inform your overall professional development efforts.

CENTA TPO Application form and Process

Candidates have to apply online using the official website of CENTA TPO 2019 presented by the Hindu.

If the Teacher's Olympiad is not being conducted in your city, then you can choose the nearest city for the exam. The participant has to bear the travelling and accommodation cost by themselves to appear in the exam.

Steps for Filling CENTA TPO Application Form

  • STEP 1: Fill in the Personal details
  • STEP 2: Enter the Professional Details
  • STEP 3: Test Details: Candidates can choose the city. They can also give their preference of location within each city and time slot.
  • STEP 4: Fee Submission: Candidates are required to pay on-refundable Application Fee via any one of the modes discussed below:
    • Mode 1: Online (Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking)
    • Mode 2: Courier the demand draft/ cheque to the address given below on this page.

Application Form Fees

  • The Application form fee for CENTA TPO Single Test Track is Rs. 650 however, it was Rs 590 for candidates who registered before 30 June 2019.

    CENTA TPO 2019 Registration - Apply Here

CENTA TPO 2019 Test Centres

 CENTA TPO 2019 will be conducted in more than 50 cities in India and below is the list of TPO 2019 test cities






























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CENTA TPO International Test Center: Dubai and Abu Dhabi

CENTA TPO Selection Process

  • Duration of the Exam: The two-hour Computer Based test had objective type questions including practical competencies of teaching in an innovative manner, through situation responses.
  • Time Slots: TPO was conducted in 3-time slots from 9 am to11am, from 12 pm to 2 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. For candidates living in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the TPO was conducted in 3 time-slots of 7:30 am to 9:30 am, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
    • The participants can give their  preference of location within each city and time slot 

CENTA TPO Exam Pattern

The questions will be based on the below mentioned three standards.

  • There are no sectional time limits and you can attempt the sections in any order
  • Standard: There are easy, moderate and difficult questions, with different marks for each.
  • There is no Negative Marking.
  • Mode: Computer-based test


No. of Ques

Marks Allotted

Subject Expertise  
(including knowledge, conceptual understanding, pedagogy or teaching methods) 



Content Development & Planning (subject-specific and generic)



Student Assessment & Remediation (subject-specific and generic)



Professional Competencies & Classroom Communication



Total Marks



CENTA TPO Syllabus

CENTA TPO Syllabus is the same NCERT Syllabus hence the candidates can refer the NCERT textbooks for any subject. The questions asked will be application-oriented and situational-based and require a good conceptual understanding of the subject.
Given below is a brief summary of the CENTA TPO Syllabus

Section with 
marks allocated
Syllabus and Description
Subject Expertise (25 Marks)
  • Knowledge of content and procedures
  • Conceptual understanding of the content
  • Application of the content
  • Knowledge of the purpose of content in the chosen subject
Content Development
(25 Marks)
  • Learning theories and child growth stages
  •  Diversity in learning patterns
  •  Pedagogical methods
  • Learning objectives and lesson planning
  • The relevance of technology in education (basic level)
Student Assessment and
(20 Marks)
  • Student assessment: purpose, methods and tools, deriving insight
& Classroom
  • Professional competencies such as teamwork and leadership, interaction with parents and community, and understanding of
    common policies and student safety.
  • Logical Ability, including Patterns, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, Syllogisms and Venn diagrams.
  • Communication, including comprehension, Expression clarity,
    structure, sensitivity, language
  • Classroom management techniques


CENTA TPO Admit Card

CENTA TPO Admit Card will be released soon by CENTA for the exam to be conducted on 14 December 2019. Candidates can download CENTA TPO Admit Card by following the steps given below

  • Step 1 - Go to the link provided below.
  • Step 2 - Enter your Username and Password
  • Step 3 - Download your CENTA TPO Admit Card and save or print it as per the convenience.

CENTAC TPO Admit Card - Download Here


CENTA TPO Result has been declared on 30 January 2019. The candidate can check CENTA TPO Result by logging in the website of CENTA TPO. The result shows the rank of the candidate. CENTA TPO Rank Distribution will be in the following manner

  • National Rank - 1 to 500
  • Subject Rank - 1 to 50 per subject track
  • Regional Rank - 1 to 50 per region
  • City Rank - 1 to 10 per city

CENTA TPO Contact Details

No. 12, Third Floor, 80 Edifice, 
No. 2906-2907, HAL II Stage, 
80 feet road, Indiranagar, 
near the junction of Jeevan Bhima Nagar towards Kodihalli, 
Bengaluru- 560008

E-mail- TPO-Helpdesk@centa.org, team@CENTA.org

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