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CENTA TPO 2019





TPO in India


Date: December 14th, 2019 (Saturday).

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 649 (inclusive of GST) per Subject Track (You can register for up to three tracks). Get a discount of 10% using the referral code EARLYBIRD (valid till 30th September, 2019).


Locations: 75+ test centers


Agra
Ahmedabad
Aizawl
Aurangabad
Bengaluru
Bhopal
Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh
Chennai
Coimbatore
Dehradun
Delhi
Faridabad
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Gurugram
Guwahati
Gwalior
Hubli-Dharwad
Hyderabad(including Secunderabad)
Indore
Jaipur
Jammu
Jamnagar
Jodhpur
Kalyan - Dombivli
Kanpur
Karimnagar
Kochi
Kolhapur
Kolkata
Kota
Kozhikode
Kurnool
Lucknow
Ludhiana
Madurai
Manali
Mumbai(including Thane)
Mysore
Nagpur
Navi Mumbai
Noida
Ooty-Kunnoor
Patna
Pondicherry
Port Blair
Prayagraj
Pune
Raipur
Ranchi
Rohtak
Salem
Shimla
Siliguri
Srinagar
Surat
Tirunelveli
Tirupati
Trichy
Trivandrum
Udaipur
Vadodara
Varanasi
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam




TPO in India


All you need to know about TPO 2019 format, syllabus and the kind of questions you can expect - CENTA Founder & CEO, Ramya Venkataraman explains in this 5-minute watch!


Format:
  • 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
TOTAL100

Subjects:
  • 23 subject tracks options in TPO 2019
  • 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 track (Language, Maths & EVS together)*
*Available in six mediums (all questions will be in the medium chosen):
1. English
2. Hindi
3. Kannada
4. Marathi
5. Tamil
6. Telugu

*Class 1 to 5
Middle School English
Middle School Maths**
Middle School Science**
Middle School Social Studies
*Class 6 to 8
**Available in English, Hindi and Telugu mediums
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 (except where indicated above), Secondary and Senior Secondary School subjects are currently available only in English medium.

Syllabus:

TPO tests a subset of competencies from the CENTA Standards.

  • The test is board-agnostic and applicable for all boards (CBSE, ICSE, State Boards, IB, IGCSE, etc.). However, the topics tested in the Subject Expertise section are broadly (but not exclusively) aligned to the NCERT curriculum. This section will include questions on knowledge, conceptual understanding, application, competency and thinking skills in your chosen subject(s).
  • For all other sections, the questions focus on conceptual understanding of your respective subjects and application of pedagogical techniques. Questions framed are such that they are practice-oriented. Teachers should already be familiar with most of the topics and techniques on account of their training process, interaction with their respective subject and the experience of teaching these subjects.

Please see the detailed syllabus for TPO 2019    Here.

Note: There are NO prescribed textbooks for TPO preparation.

To access Sample Questions click here.



Take the TPO Sample Quiz


TPO 2019 will have four sections covering (a) Subject Expertise, (b) Content Development & Planning, (c) Student Assessment & Remediation and (d) Professional Competencies & Classroom Communication.

Please click here to see few sample questions, across subjects and sections. For more questions and analusis of selected questions, please signin MyCENTA (at m.centa.org). Please check it on mobile for better experience.


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





TPO 2019 - Ranks & Prizes in India


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 of the 66 test cities) Rs 5,000 each

Special cash prizes for students pursuing a Degree or Diploma in Education

  • Rank 1 Rs 50,000
  • Ranks 2 and 3 Rs 25,000 each
  • Ranks 4 to 15 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.

  • Profiles of Regional Toppers to be published in The Hindu group of publications


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)

* To be eligible for this award, the winner must have atleast 3 years of teaching. Subject to additional criteria as prescribed by the University.

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.

*Subject to additional criteria as prescribed by the University.


Winners to co-author a book on teaching perspectives, facilitated by Central Square Foundation, along with winners of TPO 2017 and TPO 2018:

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

  • Each participant will receive a Confidential Performance Report which consists of insights on their scores and inputs for professional development, along with how they fared against teachers across India.
  • TPO Certificates are provided to all rank holders.
  • Schools, Organizations, B.Ed. colleges and other TEIs that rank holders belong to, will also receive TPO Certificates.
  • Profiles of B.Ed. colleges / other TEIs with winners will be shared with schools in that region.
  • Top 100 TPO rank holders received a 75% scholarship to pursue the CENTA Certification and Micro-Credentials - India’s certification of excellence for school teachers.
  • Top 100 TPO rank holders received a 75% scholarship to pursue the CENTA Certification and Micro-Credentials - India’s certification of excellence for school teachers.
  • All TPO participants enjoy regular access to a range of opportunities related to career and professional development exclusively available for CENTA community of teachers.


* All ranks are subject to meeting a certain cut-off score.

** Winner’s test centre location (and NOT place of residence) are considered for Regional and Test City ranks.