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 23 countries, 7 languages, 1400 schools and over 94,000 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
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The Quiz is available both in hard copy and online.

Click here for more information about the ANCQ.


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

TBA Tanzania

Registrations open: Monday 4 March 2019 to Friday 7 June 2019

For Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Western Samoa please login to register your students.

For all other countries, please contact your regional coordinator.

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

Click here to purchase ANCQ past papers.