CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) is a unique national competition in India, and has been launched in Dubai this year,
to reward, recognize and celebrate teachers.
CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) is a first-of-its-kind national competition to reward, recognize and celebrate teachers and also the first step towards the CENTA Certificates. Now in its third year, TPO comes to Dubai with its first International center, CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad TPO 2017 will be held on December 9th, 2017 (Saturday) in three time slots.
TPO 2017 is based on the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) Standards, a set of well-defined competencies for teachers. TPO will cover a subset of the CENTA Standards and candidates can go through the practical assessment post the TPO to attain the full CENTA Certificates.
Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) offers Level 1, 2 and 3 Certificates for new, experienced and senior teachers respectively, aiming to create a career path and opportunities for teachers, and serving as a pointer for schools in their recruiting and professional development efforts. TPO is common for teachers of all experience levels.
|Section||Marks||Number of questions|
|Subject Expertise (including teaching methods) (Specific to your subject track)||40||25|
|Classroom Practice and Professional Competencies (Common for all subject tracks)||40||25|
|Logical Ability and Communication (Common for all subject tracks)||20||14|
* Please note that the subject(s) you choose for TPO may or may not be your current subject; it is entirely your choice.
TPO Challenger is an additional option available in Middle school Maths, Science and English. Candidates will take the main two hour test and an additional section for 1.5 hours after a short break. For more details on TPO Challenger, click here.
Click here to download a broad Syllabus for TPO.
Click here to download a broad Syllabus for TPO Challenger.
What is Challenger and in which subject track is it being offered?
For how long is the Challenger?
TPO Challenger is a 3 hour 30 minutes test-
|1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. GST||Same test as the regular TPO in the chosen subject track|
|3:30 P.M. to 3:45 P.M. GST||Break|
|3:45 P.M. to 5:15 P.M. GST||In-depth test for Challenger participants|
To register for TPO Challenger, in the ‘Test details’ part of the registration form, select ‘Middle School Maths Challenger’ or ' Middle School English Challenger' or ‘Middle School Science Challenger’ as your test track.
Ranks to be declared
|Overall Ranks||1 to 500|
|Subject Ranks||1 to 50 per subject track|
|City Ranks (only for cities with large participation)||1 to 10|
|TPO Challenger||1 to 50 per challenger track|
* All ranks are subject to meeting a certain cut-off score
** Place of residence (NOT test centre) will be used for City ranks.
*** City ranks will be based on performance of both Indian and Dubai participants.
|What are the prizes?||Who all get them?|
|Certificates and Career Opportunities|
|100+ Cash Awards||Cash Awards to be won
Rank 2&3: AED 2500
Rank 4 to 10: AED 500
Rank 11 to 50: AED 250
Rank 2&3: AED 2500
Rank 4 to 10: AED 500
|National Recognition in The Hindu||Profiles of rank holders to be published in the The Hindu of publications.|
|International Conference Sponsorship, Dubai||17 winners to attend Global Education & Skills Forum, by Varkey Foundation in Dubai, with airfare and accommodation sponsored.
|Co-author a Book facilitated by Central Square Foundation||38 winners to co-author a book|
|Sponsored two-week International Program at Oxford University||2 English Challenger Track Winners to attend Oxford English Language Teachers' Academy Masterclass at Oxford University|
|Training Sponsorship by Oxford University Press||16 English Challenger Track Winners|
Date: December 9th, 2017 (Saturday)
Time Slots for TPO:
Time Slots for TPO Challenger:
* However, some of the Subject Tracks may not be available in all the time slots (details in the registration form).