The question paper will consist of 30 Multiple Choice questions. Answers will be recorded on a Computer mark sense sheet. The Marked answer sheets will be Computer processed in Australia. The questions will be graded in therms of difficulty and it is expected that most students will be able to answer many of the questions. Questions will be based on the fundamental aspects of chemistry as well as questions involving its applications in modern society.
To avoid any difference in syllabus among participating countries, all students compete on a grade and country only basis i.e.a year 8 student only completes with year 8 students from his/her own country.
Years 7-8, Years 9-10, Year 11 and Year 12.