CENTA® TQ (Teaching Quotient) and Certification

CENTA® Teaching Quotient (TQ) is an objective, online yet practice-oriented assessment of the most important competencies for teaching. CENTA® Micro-Credentials are in-depth objective plus practical assessments leading to certifications on specific competencies. CENTA® Principal Certification is for principals and other school leaders. 

Benefits of CENTA® Teaching Quotient (TQ)


  • Any teacher or anyone interested in teaching (a teaching degree or experience is NOT a pre-requisite)
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Graduate in any discipline (D.Ed. / D.El.Ed. holders will be exempted from the graduation requirement)
  • Cannot take CENTA® TQ in same test track more than once within 3 months and more than 4 TQ tests in total in the space of 12 months


  • Registration fee for the CENTA® TQ test is USD 19 / Rs. 1500 (+GST in India) per test-track.
  • In the spirit of helping teachers in the current situation, CENTA® TQ is available at a 33% discount – i.e. only USD 13 / Rs. 1000 (+GST in India).

CENTA® TQ format

  • A 90-minute online test
  • 50 Multiple Choice questions for 100 marks
  • Subject Understanding (50 marks), Teaching or Pedagogical Practices (25 marks), Communication (25 marks)
  • Based on Level 1 competencies as defined in CENTA® Standards
  • Applicable for all school boards and segments
  • Topics used in the Subject Understanding section are mostly common topics for that grade level, across boards.

Subjects available for CENTA® TQ

Please note that all subjects are available in two variants – for physical classroom teaching and online teaching. Assessments for Section 2 and Section 3 are customized based on mode of teaching.
The TQ is currently available in the following subjects, we will be adding more in the coming weeks.

Primary (Grades I-V)

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Language, Mathematics & EVS (in Hindi medium)
  • Computer Science (available as a grade agnostic subject in TPO)

Secondary School (Grades IX-X)

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science (available as a grade agnostic subject in TPO)

Middle School (Grades VI-VIII)

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Computer Science (available as a grade agnostic subject in TPO)

Senior Secondary School (Grades XI-XII)

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Computer Science (available as a grade agnostic subject in TPO)

In addition to these tracks, we have launched two new tracks: Early Childhood Education* and Critical Thinking and Communication*.

*not available as a subject track for CENTA TPO 2020

Click on the subject to view the detailed syllabus

Computer Science
Critical Thinking and Communication
Middle School Science
Primary (Hindi Medium)
Social Studies

What would you need to take CENTA® TQ Anytime/ Anywhere

  • Laptop / desktop with a working web camera
  • Stable internet connection
  • You can take the test only at the time you choose while registering

View CENTA TQ Badge holders.

“I am an online tutor the test helped me understand my lacking in terms of classroom pedagogical practices.”

Md. Nauqee Kauser, Virginia, USA

“Very thankful to CENTA for the swift action of making this (TQ) available during COVID and also issuing reports which makes it tangible for us.”

Sanjeev Kumar Tyagi, Hisar, Haryana