Welcome to the ANCQ

The ANCQ is a unique chemical education activity. It provides a major focus for secondary school students on the relevance of chemistry in an exciting and stimulating way. The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), cordially invite all students at your school to participate in the 2016 Quiz.

The Quiz is a truly international competition with papers translated into seven different languages. The Quiz attracts students from across Australia and 17 neighbouring countries as well as Austria and Germany. The Quiz is not a nationwide assesment of chemistry knowledge, but rather an opportunity to promote chemistry and for teachers to guage the understanding their students have of the subject.

The Quiz is available in both hard-copy and online formats.

With over 1,600 schools entering over 110,000 students last year, we recommend that you consider students from your school for this prestigious competition.

The age divisions are;

  • Junior Years 7-8
  • Junior Years 9-10
  • Senior Year 11
  • Senior Year 12
  • ages - 12/13/14
  • ages - 14/15/16
  • ages - 16/17
  • ages - 17/18

For more information about the ANCQ, click here

2016 Registration

2016 Quiz will be held on

Thursday 21 July 2016 Australia, Brunei,China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Western Samoa.

Tuesday 23 August 2016 India

Closing date for registration is Tuesday 7 June 2016 for all except India which is Friday 29 July.

For Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore and Western Samoa, please log on to register your school.
If you don’t have your school username/password or require other information, please contact Jackie Saxby at ancq@raci.org.au

For all other countries, contact your regional coordinator.

For past papers orders, click here.