Welcome to the ANCQ

The ANCQ is the Premium Chemical Education activity run by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

The Quiz has been in operation since 1982, growing from humble beginnings into an international event spread over 21 countries, 7 languages, 1400 schools and over 100,000 students. The quiz is not an exam but a means of promoting chemistry in schools and enthusing the students to study chemistry. Due to the wide and varied participation base, the quiz is not based on a specific syllabus, but rather the questions have been designed on a process basis, so that students should be able to deduce the answer from the material supplied.

Reports are also provided to teachers, so they can see how their students, and school, compare to others in the state or country. These statistics also enable teachers to gauge their own students’ understanding on various aspects of chemistry.

The Quiz comprises 30 multiple choice questions and takes one hour to complete.
It is split into 4 age divisions:
  • Junior Years 7-8
  • Intermediate Years 9-10
  • Senior Year 11
  • Final Year 12
  • ages - 12/13/14
  • ages - 14/15/16
  • ages - 16/17
  • ages - 17/18

The Quiz is available both in hard copy and online.

For more information about the ANCQ, click here

2018 Registration

2018 Quiz will be held on

Saturday 30 June 2018 Sri Lanka

Thursday 2 August 2018 Australia, Brunei,China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Western Samoa.

Tuesday 28 August 2018 India

To Be Confirmed Middle East

Closing date for self registration is Friday 8 June 2018 for all except India which is Friday 3 August 2018.

For Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore and Western Samoa please log on to register your school.

If you don’t have your school username/password or require further information, please contact Caroline Collins at ancq@raci.org.au

For all other countries, contact your regional coordinator.

For past papers orders, click here.