CENTA TPO





CENTA TPO 2018 will be held on December 8, 2018 Saturday. Registration closes on November 26, 2018!



CENTA presents the fourth edition of Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) 2018!

  • National competition for teaching professionals
  • Relevant for school teachers, principals, supplemental teachers, volunteers and fellows, B.Ed/D.Ed students and anyone interested in teaching
  • Two-hour multiple-choice objective test format, highly practice-oriented, no negative marking
  • 46 cities in India and in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • 21 subject tracks in Primary, Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary school levels
  • Primary track also available in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu language mediums





CENTA presents the winners of Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO)

Congratulations to all the winners and also to each and every participant for being part of this national level initiative! Participants, your personalised confidential performance report with details and analysis of your performance and how it compares to other test takers, is available for download at MyCENTA

Winners of TPO 2017   Winners of TPO 2016   Winners of TPO 2015  



Partners for CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) 2018

The Hindu Group, widely known for the most revered and respected Indian daily, The Hindu, is a 137-year old institution based in Chennai, India. Education has been an area of passion for the group, evidenced by their publications devoted to this topic, such as Young World, Education Plus and The Hindu In School. Young World, in its 26 th year, has evolved into a standalone children’s magazine. Education Plus has, since 2003, featured issues, opportunities and developments relating to higher education. The Hindu In School is an 8-page newspaper, especially curated with the middle and high school students in mind.

Extending this commitment to the education ecosystem, The Hindu Group is delighted to support CENTA TPO for the fourth consecutive year, with the collective objective to empower teachers and more importantly, identify outstanding teachers across the country, and together advance the education system in India.



Reliance Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and one of India's largest private foundations. Reliance Foundation is Principal Sponsor of CENTA TPO 2018. CENTA TPO’s partnership with Reliance Foundation underscores a natural synergy of the larger objectives driving the two entities.

CENTA TPO aims to create tangible motivation for teaching as an aspirational career and for teachers to improve their skills, thereby improving the overall quality of education in classrooms across the country. This finds strong resonance with the Reliance Foundation’s prime objective to create and support innovative and sustainable solutions to address India’s most pressing developmental challenges, education being one.



TELLAL Institute UAE is CENTA TPO 2018's Lead Partner for UAE. TPO 2018 has test centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. TELLAL (Institute for Teacher Learning and Leadership for All) is a provider of internationally accredited and qualifying teacher education and leadership development. In collaboration with a number of world-class educational organisations, TELLAL supports the incubating and nurturing of new ideas around learning and teaching.

TELLAL and CENTA work closely together in creating career opportunities in UAE for teachers from India.



Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a grant-making organisation and policy think-tank focused on improving school education and learning outcomes of children from low income communities in India. Their work focuses on supporting social entrepreneurs, creating collaborative networks and research, and advocacy for policy reforms in four key areas: Educators (Teachers and School Leaders), Ed Tech, Governance and School Systems.

Central Square Foundation will collaborate with CENTA once again to publish the second edition of ‘Chalk and Challenges’, a book on best teaching practices. Top rank-holders of the Olympiad, and winners from different subject tracks and school settings will get the chance to share learnings from their real-time class-room experiences. We envision for this curated handbook to positively impact teaching-learning practice for the larger ecosystem.



Varkey Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, headquartered in London, established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children through projects encouraging enrolment in schools, worldwide teacher training programmes and advocacy campaigns.

Through initiatives like the annual Global Education and Skills Forum and the prestigious Global Teacher Prize presented therein, the foundation has been playing a significant role in motivating the teaching community across the world. The Global Education and Skills Forum brings together leaders from the Public, Private and Social sectors seeking solutions to achieve.



Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. It publishes in many countries, in more than 40 languages, and in a variety of formats – print and digital.