The domestic operator of TOEIC said Tuesday it will not provide its English proficiency test as part of the country's standardized university entrance exam system due to start next April because the process is too complicated.

Seven other tests offered by the private sector, including Eiken and TOEFL, are still scheduled to be part of the new system.

But the withdrawal of the Institute for International Business Communication, which administers TOEIC — the Test of English for International Communication — is a blow to domestic universities and students preparing for the new exam.