The Australian National Chemistry Quiz contest is conducted in Sri Lanka by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon from July 1997, with the cooperation of Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.
This Quiz conducted in Sri Lanka is a unique chemical education activity designed to promote Chemistry among younger generation. It aims to promote interest in and appreciation of the role of chemistry and chemists in our society and engender a better understanding of the nature and relevance of chemistry among students. The quiz provides a major focus for secondary school students on the relevance of chemistry on an exciting and stimulating way.
The competition is held annually in the month of July by the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute, (RACI) which is the professional body for chemists in Australia and founded in 1917.
2017 Quiz on Saturday 15th July 2017
In 2017 nearly 10,000 students from 150 schools will sit for the exam to be held on Saturday, July 15th from 10.00am to 11.15am at 34 centers throughout the Island. Nearly 5000 O/ L and A/L students have applied to sit for the exam.
Examination is coordinated in Kandy by Prof. Chandani Perera, from University of Peradeniya, Matara and Galle coordinated by Prof. Hema Pathirane from University of Ruhuna. In Jaffna Dr. R. Sriharan from the Department of Chemistry, University of Jaffna is coordinating the exam. The overall coordination is done by Mr. N. I. N. S. Nadarasa, Registrar of the Institute with the able assistance of Ms. Dulanjalee Attanayake.
For details contact:
Institute of Chemistry Ceylon
341/22, Kotte Road, Welikada
(+94) 11 4015230, (+94) 11 2861653, (+94) 11 2861231
(+94) 11 2861231, (+94) 11 2861653
Australian National Chemistry Quiz ANCQ website
The Quiz is a truly international competition with papers translated into seven different languages. The Quiz attracts students from across Australia, Sri Lanka and 16 neighbouring countries, as well as Austria and Germany. The Quiz 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.
Past ANCQ papers and answers in PDF format can be purchased from this site: