Welcome to the International Chemistry Quiz (ICQ) - Previously known as ANCQ

The ICQ 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 2021 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 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 1500 schools entering over 95,000 students in 2019, 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 ICQ, click here

In 2021, Entry costs remain at AUD$6.00 (Incl. GST) per student for hard copy entries, with a discounted rate of AUD$5.00 per student for online participants.


2021 Registration

Registrations open Monday 8 March 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021

2021 Quiz will be held on

Thursday 29 July Australia, Brunei, China, Fiji, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Western Samoa

Dates to be advised - All other Countries.

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