CENTA® TPO (Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad)

After 5 years in India and UAE, CENTA® TPO now goes global and ONLINE! So you can take CENTA® TPO 2020 from the comfort of your home!

CENTA® TPO 2020 is a two-stage competition:

  • Prelims: 90-minute online MCQ-based (Multiple Choice Questions) test which can be taken anytime, anywhere!
  • Finals: January, 2021 – again online.

The top 5000 scorers from the prelims will be invited for the finals.

Benefits of CENTA® TPO

  • As always, exciting & prestigious rewards and recognition for rank-holders.
  • Digital badge for everyone who scores more than 50% in the prelims (even if one is not selected for the Finals).
  • Fully confidential, personal scorecard for each participant – available only through individual login; individual candidates can decide who they want to share their scores with.
  • Fun way to assess competencies while competing with the best.
Rewarding, Recognizing and Celebrating Teachers

Special prizes for CENTA® TPO 2020

Eligibility for CENTA® TPO 2020

  • Anyone who is 18 years of age and is a graduate – The competition is especially for teachers but anyone who is interested in education is welcome.
  • Top 5000 candidates from CENTA TPO Prelims (Open between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020) will be shortlisted for the Finals.
  • All candidates who are shortlisted for the Finals will receive an email/ SMS with their invite for the Finals in January, 2021.

Fees for CENTA® TPO 2020

  • The fee for CENTA® TPO 2020 is INR 1500 per subject track. There is NO additional fee for the finals.
  • We are offering a discounted fee of INR 1000 per track for the month of October.
  • A candidate can be invited for up to three subject tracks (if he/ she has taken up to three tracks in CENTA® TPO prelims)

Format of CENTA® TPO 2020– Prelims

  • Available in 16 subject tracks – you can take the test in any track of your choice
  • You can take the test anytime, anywhere based on your preference
  • Need a computer with webcam, microphone and stable internet connection
  • Test duration: 90 minutes
  • Test design:
    • 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
    • Only one correct answer per question
    • No negative marking
    • 3 sections: Subject Understanding (50 marks), Teaching or Pedagogical Practices (25 marks), Communication (25 marks)
    • Questions can be attempted in any order; no section-wise time limit.
    • CENTA tests are acclaimed by several teachers and school leaders to be highly practice-oriented even in MCQ format!
  • Applicable for all school boards – topics used in the Subject Understanding section are mostly common topics for that grade level, across boards.

Format for CENTA® TPO finals: Click here

Subjects for CENTA® TPO 2020

CENTA® TPO 2020 will be available in 16 subject tracks.

Primary (Grades I-V)

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Language, Mathematics & EVS (in Hindi medium)
  4. Language, Mathematics & EVS (in Telugu medium)

Secondary School (Grades IX-X)

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Biology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Physics

Middle School (Grades VI-VIII)

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Science

Senior Secondary School (Grades XI-XII)

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics

Common track across grades: Computer Science

Click on the subject to view the detailed syllabus

Computer Science
Middle School Science
Primary (Hindi Medium)

Sample questions

  • Please visit MyCENTA to access Sample questions, with analysis to help you understand the rationale of correct vs incorrect options better.
  • Watch this webinar: The Art and Science of Answering CENTA TPO Questions


Click here to see the complete list of CENTA TPO 2019 winners.

“This is a wonderful method of reflecting on your practice. It is a challenge to think on the feet and wonder where we are going as teachers. The nuances made me think and plan better in my classroom.”

Sumit Mandhwani, Shiv Nadar School, Noida

“Incredible test! It has challenged me to brush up my concepts – I enjoyed it thoroughly!”

Pearl Lobo, Redbricks School, Ahmedabad

“I would recommend every teacher to participate in the TPO as it will be a platform for them to enhance their competency. TPO made me realize that teachers must constantly learn and update our knowledge to be effective.”

Elavarasi Raja, Panchayat Union Primary School Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram

Many State Governments in India have been supporting CENTA TPO since 2015.