The All Island Interschool Chemistry Quiz, conducted annually by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, promotes the popularization of chemistry and encourages students to understand its importance in today’s world. Over 500 students from around 90 schools across the nation participate in this contest every year. The preliminary round, consisting of a written test with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), selects the top performers to move on to the second round. Thereafter, the competition takes place school-wise. Awards for the Best 10 Individual Performers and 2 Best Schools of the Country will be presented.
All students following the G.C.E. Advanced Level National Curriculum as school candidates are eligible to sit for this quiz, without any fee, which is conducted in Sinhalese, Tamil and English languages. This is an ideal opportunity offered to students to assess and display their knowledge on the subject, Chemistry.
In 2020, the preliminary round was held on the 12th of January at 12 State Universities in Sri Lanka as examination centers.