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TPO in India

Date: December 8th, 2018 (Saturday).

Time Slots

The test is conducted in three time slots.

9 AM to 11 AM
12 Noon to 2 PM
3 PM to 5 PM

* We allocate your preferred timeslot on best effort basis. Register early to get the venue and time slot of your preference. However, some of the Subject Tracks may not be available in all the time slots (details in the registration form).

Registration fee: Rs 590 (inclusive of GST) per Subject Track. (You can register for up to three tracks).

Locations: 46 Cities in India

Navi Mumbai

TPO in India

All you need to know about TPO 2018 format, syllabus and the kind of questions you can expect - CENTA Founder & CEO, Ramya Venkataraman explains in this 5-minute watch!

  • Two-hour, multiple choice test, only one correct answer, no negative marking.
  • Competencies tested are based on the CENTA Standards. Only a sub-set of competencies are tested as explained in the Syllabus document.
  • Computer-based but with a very simple interface – knowledge of computers is not required.
  • Four sections, totally 64 questions, 100 marks, no section-wise time limit, questions can be attempted in any order
SectionCompetencies coveredMarks
1Subject Expertise: 15 questions25
2Content Development & Planning: 17 questions (subject-specific and generic)25
3Student Assessment & Remediation: 12 questions (subject-specific and generic)20
4Professional Competencies & Classroom Communication: 20 questions30

  • 21 subject track options in TPO 2018
  • A candidate can participate in more than one subject track (maximum of 3).

* Please note that participants are free to choose any subject/s for participating in TPO. Chosen subjects need not be the same as subjects they currently teach / practice.

Primary – English medium (English, Maths, EVS together)
Primary – Hindi medium (Hindi, Maths, EVS together, all in Hindi)
Primary – Kannada medium (Kannada, Maths, EVS together, all in Kannada)
Primary – Marathi medium (Marathi, Maths, EVS together, all in Marathi)
Primary – Tamil medium (Tamil, Maths, EVS together, all in Tamil)
Primary – Telugu medium (Telugu, Maths, EVS together, all in Telugu)
*Class 1 to 5
Middle School English
Middle School Maths
Middle School Science
Middle School Social Studies
*Class 6 to 8
Secondary School English
Secondary School Maths
Secondary School Physics
Secondary School Chemistry
Secondary School Biology
*Class 9 to 10
Senior Secondary School English
Senior Secondary School Maths
Senior Secondary School Physics
Senior Secondary School Chemistry
Senior Secondary School Biology
Senior Secondary School Economics
*Class 11 to 12

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


TPO tests a subset of competencies from the CENTA Standards.

  • For subject-specific questions, common topics from the NCERT syllabus are used, though the testing itself is applicable for all boards (CBSE, ICSE, State Boards, IB, IGCSE, etc.) and focuses mainly on conceptual understanding and application of the topics.
  • For questions related to teaching practices, the focus is on understanding and application of common techniques, and several situation-based questions are used to make the test practice-oriented.

Please see the detailed syllabus for TPO 2018    Here.

Once you register for TPO 2018, you will be able to download sample questions through your MyCENTA account. You can also follow us on Facebook to get updates on sample questions.

Take the TPO 2018 Sample Questions Quiz

TPO 2018 will have four sections covering subject expertise, content development, student assessment and classroom management & professional competencies.

Take Quiz Primary track in English Medium (mix of Language, Math & EVS)

Take Quiz Primary track in Hindi Medium (mix of Language, Math & EVS)

Take Quiz Middle School English

Take Quiz Middle School Maths

Take Quiz Middle School Science

More sample questions with answer analysis for all subject tracks is available upon registration. Please click here to register now. Registration closes soon.
TPO 2018 is available in 21 test tracks (the sample questions quiz currently available is for only four of the tracks).

All you need to know about TPO 2018 format, syllabus and the kind of questions you can expect - CENTA Founder & CEO, Ramya Venkataraman explains in this 5-minute watch!

TPO in India

TPO 2018 Ranks to be declared
  • National Ranks 1 to 500
  • Subject Ranks 1 to 50 per subject track
  • State/UT Ranks 1 to 50 per region* **
  • Test City Ranks 1 to 10 per city*
All ranks are common across India and UAE, and subject to meeting a certain cut-off score.

*Winner’s test centre location (and NOT place of residence) will be considered for Regional and Test City ranks.
**If participation from a particular State/UT is below a minimum number, it will be combined with neighbouring States/UTs for ranking.

TPO 2018 Prizes

Each Reliance Foundation Teacher Award will include a cash prize (see below) and citation.

National and Subject Toppers

  • National Ranks 1 to 5 Rs 1 lakh each
  • All Subject Toppers Rs 25,000 each
  • National Ranks 6 to 10 Rs 25,000 each
  • National Ranks 11 to 100 Rs 5,000 each
  • National Ranks up to 500, Subject Ranks up to 50 or State Ranks up to 10 Rs 2000 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 prizes for B.Ed. students

  • Rank 1 Rs 1 lakh
  • Ranks 2 and 3 Rs 25,000 each
  • Ranks 4 to 30 Rs 10,000 each
*In case you are eligible for two cash awards, on account of your participation in the same subject track, you will receive only the higher one and not both.
**Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards are applicable only to winners participating in India.

  • 30 winners of CENTA TPO 2018 will be part of a television show along with an eminent National Panel, to celebrate the pride of the teaching profession.

  • 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)

  • Profiles of Regional Toppers to be published in The Hindu group of publications
  • 50 National Rank-holders to receive a one-year free subscription to The Hindu newspaper

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.

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 Track Toppers
  • 5 additional winners serving in tough socio-economic setting

  • 15 Regional Language Medium Subject Track Winners (Ranks 1,2,3 in each of Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu) to receive a Smartphone each.

  • Every participant will receive a Confidential Performance Report with insights on scores and how he/she fared against other teachers at a national level, along with inputs to assist in professional development.
  • TPO Certificates for all Rank-Holders
  • All Schools, Organizations, B.Ed. colleges and other TEIs with any rank-holder to receive TPO Certificates
  • Profiles of B.Ed. colleges / other TEIs with winners to be shared with schools in the region
  • TPO TOP 100 Rank-Holders will enjoy a 75% scholarship to pursue the CENTA Certification and Micro-Credentials, India’s certification of excellence for school teachers.
  • TPO TOP 101-500 Rank-Holders will enjoy a 40% scholarship to pursue the CENTA Certification and Micro-Credentials, India’s certification of excellence for school teachers.
  • All TPO participants will enjoy regular access to a range of opportunities in recognition, career and professional development exclusively for the CENTA Community of teachers.

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