National Roman Civilization Exam

The National Roman Civilization Exam (NRCE) is designed to test a student's knowledge of ancient Roman society.

Competition Details

Introduction: The National Roman Civilization Exam (NRCE) tests students’ knowledge of ancient Roman society. This is a test on the history and culture of the ancient Romans from 753 BC to the end of the reign of Constantine the Great.

Competition Format: Students will answer 25 questions on Roman history and 25 questions on Roman civilization (5 difficult, 10 medium, 10 easy for each). 

Question breakdown: 

  • Approximately 25 questions on Roman history and 25 questions on Roman civilization (5 difficult, 10 medium, 10 easy for each)
  • Roman History: 5 Monarchy, 10 Republic, 10 Empire
  • Roman Civilization: clothing; living arrangement; food & meals; Roman theater; gladiatorial games; chariot races; religion; holidays and festivals; political and public career; roads; military; baths; geography; Roman slavery; travel & communication. (No more than 2 questions per topic).

Exam Date: 

  • Exam Registration: September 1 – October 25
  • Exam Administration: November 1 – December 10
  • These dates are for the 2023-2024 school year.

Awards will be divided into three levels, Novice (grades 8 and below), Intermediate (9 & 10), and Advanced (11 & 12)

Competition Website


This exam is generally meant for grades 6-12, but students of any grade level are allowed to participate.

Registration deadline

October 25, 2023

Our Teaching Methods

1:1 personalized curriculum

After registration, your assigned teacher and course consultant will go over course expectations, personal goals, and course plans.

Expert teachers

Aralia's instructors are teachers from top-ranking high schools and colleges across the United States. They will help you cultivate the skills and knowledge needed for college and future career

Your success

With the combination of personalized curriculum and years of teaching experience, you are set to achieve your personal and professional success

Students who previously took the class:

Throughout the years, our students have successfully gained admission or are currently attending top-ranking secondary and high schools around the world: America, Australia, Canada, China, and more:

  • Cardigan Mountain School
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Concord Academy
  • Groton School
Improving your application competitiveness, today.
Scroll to Top