Official sponsor for the International Chemistry Quiz

School of Chemistry

Competition Date Time Allowance
20 - 22 August 2024 60 Minutes

Key Dates for ICQ 2024 : 

Registrations Close Date: Printable Quiz: 31 July 2024 / Online Quiz: 15 August 2024

Answer Sheets upload close: 31 August 2024

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About the International Chemistry Quiz (ICQ)

The ICQ stands out as a unique chemistry education initiative, providing a dynamic and focused exploration of chemistry for school students between years 7 - 12. It aims to kindle interest in chemistry and underscore the crucial role of chemists in society. It serves as an opportunity for teachers to gauge their students' understanding of chemistry and acts as a platform to encourage students to pursue studies and careers in chemistry. Going beyond standard syllabus content, the Quiz is designed to be engaging and thought-provoking. With questions that encourage students to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, ICQ is truly an international competition, attracting participants from Australia and across the world. Come explore the world of chemistry!

Join the ICQ

Ready to be part of the International Chemistry Quiz journey? Join our Mailing List ! We'll keep you in the loop throughout the year with details on each step of the ICQ quiz process.

We will send out a guide on how to register and purchase the Quiz on our platform. Through our platform you can access your teacher account, quiz materials, and student results.

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Register your students for this competition.

"In the Quiz, our students can experience that the things they learn at school can be applied outside regular school lessons, even in an international framework. it is cool to know that somewhere in the world, such as Australia or Malaysia, other students are working on the same questions."

-Prof. Dr. Claudia Bohrmann-Linde, Germany

ICQ is a fun Quiz with exceptional questions that challenge the students, act as a learning tool and hone their critical thinking, analytical & observational skills. The comprehensive results report helps them assess their strengths and soft spots. The RACI Certificate is a matter of pride and decorates their resumes for over a decade."
-Dr Brijesh Pare President, India 

"Excellent introduction into Chemistry for our younger participants."
"I was a little concerned about how the online version would run, if technical problem appear, but my worst fears were not realised and it ran very well."
"Great quiz to inspire students to excel in Chemistry.

International Partners

Connect with our International Partners

We have international partners all over the world. To learn more about the International Chemistry Quiz (ICQ) in your country, contact your local coordinator below.

If your country’s coordinator is not listed, don’t worry! Simply join our mailing list, and we’ll get back to you soon with the information you need.

Ready to embark on a global chemistry adventure? Connect with us and your in-country coordinator!




Middle East


Quiz Format:

  • Online Quiz 
  • Printable Quiz 


The quiz comprises 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered within 60 mins. 


Entry Categories:

  • Junior Division 1 (Ages 12 - 13 / Year 7)
  • Junior Division 2 (Ages 13 - 14 / Year 8)
  • Intermediate 1 (Ages 14 - 15 / Year 9)
  • Intermediate 2 (Ages 15 - 16 / Year 10)
  • Senior (Ages 16 - 17 / Year 11)
  • Final (Ages 17 - 18 / Year 12)


Tools Allowed:

For those participating in the quiz online, please await instructions from your teacher before proceeding. You have only one opportunity, so make it count! Further details can be found in the FAQs document; ensure to download it.


Online Quiz Instructions:

For those participating in the quiz online, please await instructions from your teacher before proceeding. You have only one opportunity, so make it count! Further details can be found in the FAQs document; ensure to download it.


🚫 Internet Access Restriction:

Access to the internet is strictly prohibited during the quiz, except for accessing the online quiz site.

Once the results are ready, we'll be sending out an email to all coordinators.
What to Expect:
  • Individual School Report: Each school will receive a comprehensive report detailing their students' performance.
  • Student Certificates: Recognize your students' achievements with individual certificates.

All students receive an award according to the criteria below.

Awarded to a student who has 100% correct answered.

High Distinction
Awarded to a student who is in the top 10% of their year and region.

Awarded to a student who is in the next 20% of their year and region.

Awarded to a student who is in the next 20% of their year and region.

Awarded to a student who has participated in the competition and received no higher award.


Students who obtain a perfect score of 30 out of 30 receive a Lapel Pin.

What's the purpose of the ICQ?
The ICQ aims to foster an understanding of chemistry's essence and significance among high school students, nurturing an interest in further exploration of the subject and highlighting its pivotal societal role. Moreover, the questions are tiered in difficulty, ensuring accessibility for a wide range of students.


Does ICQ follow a specific curriculum?

ICQ is not your typical syllabus test. While some questions align with the Australian Curriculum, the quiz isn't handcuffed to it. The aim? To keep things interesting and promote chemical thinking. We want students to apply their knowledge beyond what's covered in syllabus documents.

How are certificate levels decided?
Achievement levels are determined by comparing student performances across participating countries within the same grade. Depending on their results, students may receive certificates ranging from Excellence to Participation, with those achieving a perfect score earning an ICQ Lapel Pin.

Do students win any prizes?
In addition to certificates corresponding to their achievement level, students who excel, including those with perfect scores, are rewarded with a gleaming ICQ Lapel Pin.

How does the Online Quiz work?
The Online Quiz is a timed event, completed within a span of 60 minutes. However, students should await their teacher's approval before diving in. The questions mirror those in the hard copy paper, with calculators permitted but mobile phones and internet-connected devices strictly prohibited.

Can schools choose a different quiz date?
Our quiz extends over a 3-day period, affording flexibility for students to participate at their convenience. This setup enables students across various year levels to undertake the quiz simultaneously, simplifying supervision for teachers.

How can I check the results?
Once the results are available, detailed instructions will be provided via email on how to access the results. Teachers can then log in to the ICQ Admin Portal to download school reports and student results. 

How can my child participate if the school isn't involved?
If your child is eager to partake but the school isn't onboard, approach their teacher. It's plausible to arrange for a small group to undertake the online quiz during lunch breaks or after school hours.

How can a new school get involved?
Join our Mailing List to receive comprehensive guidance and step-by-step booklets, facilitating seamless participation in the ICQ.

The competition must be conducted in a controlled environment where students can be directly supervised in person. Provide a safe place to store student's mobile phones during the competition. The online competition has its own timer.

Each student must be provided with:


  • Their own desk and chair
  • Ample supply of pencils, erasers and scrap paper
  • A computer or tablet with internet access (for online competitions only).


Only teachers and staff at a verified school, homeschool, or coaching clinic can register students in RACI ICQ competitions.


To register as a coordinator for your school, please visit the ICQ Admin Portal.

Please note that your account requires manual approval by the RACI ICQ Coordinator. We appreciate your patience during this process, and kindly allow 1-3 business days for the approval to take place.

If you can't find your school in our admin portal, please email us at to request adding a new school.

For existing coordinators, you can approve new users for your school.

Note: Competition updates and information will be emailed to the person who placed the order. If this person is not running the competition, they will need to forward any communications from us to the competition coordinator.


Detailed instructions on how to place an order are available for download.


How to Place Order

ICQ Teacher's Guide

Detail information for How to run ICQ : ICQ Teacher's Guide


Key points for ICQ online quiz

  • Teachers will need to log in to our ICQ Admin Portal before the competition to export and print usernames and passwords
  • Each username is unique and cannot be reused for different students.


Key points for ICQ printable quiz 

  • Teachers will need to log in to our  ICQ Admin Portal  before the competition to generate, download and print student answer sheets and the quiz papers.
  • Answer sheets have unique QR codes and cannot be photocopied
  • Completed answer sheets should be uploaded to our admin portal for processing and grading by 31 August 2024.

Important Notice to Students


Are you interested in participating in the International Chemistry Quiz? Please talk to your school teacher to get in touch with us. 


How to find your results: Reach out to your teacher. They'll provide insights into your performance.


Top Achievers: ICQ 2023 Schools List with a Perfect Score 

State School
VIC, Australia  Melbourne High School
NSW, Australia Sydney Boys High School
NSW, Australia Sydney Grammar School
NSW, Australia Cherrybrook Technology High School
NSW, Australia Presbyterian Ladies College
SA, Australia Pembroke School
WA, Australia Willetton Senior High School

Country  School Name

Xi'an Gaoxin No. 1 High School


Yew Chung International School, Beijing


Shanghai Shangde Experimental School


Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy


Shanghai Jinshan World Foreign Language School


Shanghai Foreign Language School Aff. to Sisu


Shanghai Yan'an Middle School


Shanghai East Foreign Language School Aff. to Sisu

Country  School Name
Hong Kong

St. Margaret's Co-Ed English Secondary & Primary School

Hong Kong

CCC Kei Yuen College

Hong Kong

Ying Wa Girls' School

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College

Hong Kong

PLK Tang Yuk Tien College

Hong Kong

King's College

Hong Kong

Valtorta College

Hong Kong

Heep Yunn School

Hong Kong

Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei School

Hong Kong

CCC Heep Woh College

Hong Kong

Queen's College

Hong Kong

Hkuga College

Hong Kong

St Paul's Co-Educational College

Hong Kong

Bishop Hall Jubilee School

Hong Kong

S.K.H. Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School

Hong Kong

Diocesan Boys' School

Hong Kong

Belilios Public School

Hong Kong

Po Leung Kuk Celine Ho Yam Tong College

Hong Kong

STFA Leung Kau Kui College

Hong Kong

Po Leung Kuk No. 1 W.H. Cheung College

Hong Kong Christian Alliance S C Chan Memorial College
Hong Kong Wah Yan College, Kowloon
Hong Kong Pui Ying Secondary School
Hong Kong Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School
Hong Kong St. Paul's College
Hong Kong STFA Tam Pak Yu College

Country  School Name
Singapore Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Singapore Raffles Girls' Secondary School
Singapore Hwa Chong Institution

Country  School Name
Philippines Philippine Science High School, Main Campus

Country  School Name

Bodindecha School (Sing Singhaseni)


Mahidol Wittayanusorn School


Triamudomsuksa School


Patumwan Demonstration School

Thailand Srinakharinwirot University

The Newton Sixth Form School

Country  School Name

Presidium School Gurgaon


Allen Career Institute Bodakdev Ahmedabad


Allen Career Institute Rajkot


Allen Career Institute Sikar


Allen Career Institute Chennai

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