The RSC3 is hosted by the The Royal Society of Chemistry – world's leading science community. It originated from the Chemistry Challenge which has been held in the UK for over 20 years. The challenge happen simultaneously in over 40 different regions in China, including a team-based competition with a preliminary written test and a final practical test in either Chinese or English. Participants of the national final have the chance to attend some of the world's top scientific activities. The chemistry competition 'Top of the Bench' hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry is the oldest and most well-known competition of its kind in the UK. In order to adapt the contest to the needs of Chinese students, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) along with ASDAN China and the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) are introducing 'Rising Star Chemistry Competition China (RSC3), which is based on the 'Top of the Bench' competition structure and rules. This competition is organized and judged by RSC members and the results are fully recognized by the RSC and BUCT. From 2015, more than 11000 students from 300 schools have participated.
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Gold: Top 60 teams from across regions
Silver: Top 15%
Bronze: Top 35%
Regional honorable award: Regional Top 10 (Ranking without finalists)
National awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
National top 10 teams awards
National competition participation awards
A. Preliminary: Written test
This examination lasts for 60 minutes and consists of 100 multiple choice questions.
B. Final: Practical Examination
The final examination includes 3 rounds of experiment based challenges with each round lasting for 90 minutes.