CENTA® TPO 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need to travel all the way to the centre for my CENTA® TPO exam?
CENTA® TPO prelims, as well as finals, can be taken online from the comfort of your home by choosing the slots provided by CENTA®. There will be remote and live proctoring to ensure fair conduct of the test.

I don’t know when I will be free, can I take it at odd hours?
We have multiple test slots available every month at different times. You can choose the test time that suits you the best from the slots provided by CENTA®.

I have taken CENTA® TPO before, can I take it again?
CENTA® TPO is an annual competition and you are welcome to participate in it in 2021 even if you have participated earlier. 

I do not teach in a formal setting but I am very passionate about teaching, am I eligible to take the exam?
Yes. The only eligibility criteria for the CENTA® TPO are that participants must be 18 years of age and a graduate. The competition is for teaching professionals but anyone who is interested in education is welcome.

Can I take the exam in the subject I am not currently teaching?
Yes, you can choose a subject from the given list of subject tracks, even if you are not teaching it currently. We have more than 25 test tracks across English, Hindi and Tamil. 

Can I take the exam in Hindi and other regional languages?
CENTA® TPO is currently being offered in English, Hindi and Tamil. We may add more languages later.

How will this Olympiad help me with my professional growth?
CENTA® TPO is an international platform that gives you the opportunity to evaluate your competencies and compete with teachers across the globe. Through the CENTA® TPO, you can test yourself, identify your strengths and weaknesses and explore methods to bridge the gap. CENTA® TPO has widespread recognition in the education landscape. It will be an added credential for you as thousands of private schools and Ed-tech organisations use CENTA® scores in teacher promotion, professional development and recruitment.

Can I take TPO Prelims in 2 or more Subject tracks?

Yes, you can take as many subject tracks as you wish for Prelims. Please note that each subject track you choose for the prelims will have to be paid separately.

If I take multiple subject tracks in the prelims, can I also take multiple subjects tracks for the finals?

You can only choose one subject track among the subjects you qualify for the finals.

Can I take CENTA® TPO Prelims after December?
No. The last date to take the TPO Prelims for TPO 2021 is the 31st of December, 2021. If you participate after December, you will be participating in TPO 2022.

Who all support and recognize CENTA® TPO?

CENTA® has been widely recognized nationally and internationally by various eminent bodies including NITI Aayog, United Nations and others; reputed global and Indian organizations partner with CENTA®; Thousands of private schools and Ed-tech organisations use CENTA® score in teacher promotion, professional development and recruiting.

Will my scorecard be made public?
No. The scorecards will be completely confidential and will be shared only with you. It is for the candidate to decide who they want to share their scorecards with.