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 2019 Quiz.

The Quiz is a truly international competition with papers translated into 7 different languages. The Quiz attracts students from across Australia and 22 other countries, including China, Germany and India. 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 94,000 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


2019 Registration

2019 Quiz will be held on

Saturday 29 June 2019 Sri Lanka

Thursday 18 July 2019 Vietnam

Tuesday 23 July 2019 Hong Kong

Tuesday 30 July 2019 Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Western Samoa

Thursday 22 August 2019 India

Saturday 31 August 2019 Indonesia

TBA Gulf Region

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

Self registration close Friday 7 June 2019