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 2017 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 gauge 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
  • Intermediate Years 9-10
  • Senior Year 11
  • Final Year 12
  • ages - 12/13/14
  • ages - 14/15/16
  • ages - 16/17
  • ages - 17/18

For more information about the ANCQ, click here


2017 Registration

2017 Quiz will be held on

Saturday 15 July 2017 Sri Lanka

Tuesday 1 August 2017 Australia, Brunei,China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Western Samoa.

Wednesday 23 August 2017 India

Closing date for registration is Friday 2 June 2017 for all except India which is Friday 28 July 2017.

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.