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ANCQ Competition 2017

2016 ANCQ Papers are now available, please visit our store to purchase all year levels.  


All secondary students are invited to enter the 2017 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 RACI invites all students to participate in the ANCQ.

The ANCQ aims to promote interest in chemistry and the role of chemists in our society. The ANCQ is not a nationwide assessment of chemistry knowledge, but rather an opportunity to promote Chemistry and for teachers to gauge the understanding their students have of the subject.

All students receive a Certificate of Participation and we anticipate that 40% of all entrants will receive Certificates of Merit to acknowledge their efforts at Credit, Distinction and High Distinction levels. Students who obtain a perfect score of 30 out of 30 receive a Certificate of Excellence and a Plaque. Students are encouraged to engage with the questions and are not penalised for incorrect answers. Students will only be competing with other students from their country or state, in the same year level.

The ANCQ is truly an international competition with papers translated into seven different languages. The Quiz attracts students throughout Australia and 17 neighboring countries. We anticipate an even greater response for this year’s Quiz including students from  Austria and Germany.

The Quiz consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes.

The age divisions are:

  • Junior  –  Years 7-8
  • Intermediate  –  Years 9-10
  • Senior  –  Year 11
  • Final  –  Year 12

Cost per entry is $5.75 incl GST

Registrations open in March 2017, and the quiz will be held on Tuesday 1 August 2017. To register, click here.

To purchase past ANCQ papers, visit our store. 


Please note:  If you are located in Singapore you will not be able to purchase past papers from the store.  For further enquiries please email the ANCQ team at ancq@raci.org.au



National Dates and Contacts
Date Location Contact
Tue, 1 August 2017 All countries Jackie Saxby