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 2015 Quiz.

The Quiz is a truly international competition with papers translated into seven different languages. The Quiz attracts students throughout Australia and 17 neighbouring countries including Austria and Germany. The Quiz is not a nationwide assesment of chemistry knowledge, but rather an opportunity to promote chemistry and teachers for 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

2015 Registration

2015 Quiz will be held on

Thursday 23 July 2015 Australia, Brunei,China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietname and Western Samoa.

Thursday 3 September India

Closing date for registration is Tuesday 9 June 2015 for all except India which is Friday 31st July.

For Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore and Western Samoa, Please log on to register your school and/or order past papers.
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 Individual past papers orders, click here.