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 invites all students at your school to participate in the 2018 Quiz.

The Quiz is a truly international competition with papers translated into 7 different languages. The Quiz attracts students from across Australia and 20 other countries, including India, Germany and China. 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 1400 schools entering over 100,000 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


2018 Registration

Registrations open Monday 5 March 2018

2018 Quiz will be held on

Saturday 30 June 2018 Sri Lanka

Thursday 19 July 2018 Vietnam

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

Tuesday 28 August 2018 India

Note - If the quiz date clashes with another school event some flexibility does exist to change the date. For more infomation contact Caroline Collins by email at ancq@raci.org.au or telephone (+61) 03 9328 2033

Registrations close Friday 8 June 2018