Tamil Nadu is making all efforts to ensure that the Common Entrance Test for MBBS admissions, proposed by the Centre, does not come through, the government stated in a release on Thursday.

The State had represented to the Centre that the entrance exam for MBBS in Tamil Nadu had been scrapped to give students from rural areas and poorer backgrounds a good chance to secure a medical seat.

The State had impleaded itself in the Supreme Court petition and a government lawyer appeared during the hearing on September 17 to express its position.

Further, the Health Minister had participated in the Central Council of Ministers of Health and Family Welfare to express the State's stand on the issue of common entrance test for MBBS admissions, the release added.