Mar 03, 2019

Australian National Chemistry Quiz

  • Crimson Education
  • Worldwide
General Tutoring Competition


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.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Anyone can enter, state and national level awards

Participation Cost


$6.00 (incl GST) per student

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


No technical skills required

Time Commitment


One-off event

Application Deadline

2020 event has been cancelled. Dates for 2021 TBA

Application Process Includes

Schools must register online