The Education Minister Peter Weir has said it would be difficult to facilitate children sitting the transfer tests in their own primary schools the BBC has reported.
Peter Weir's comments were in reply to a parent who wrote to the minister asking him to intervene so primary seven pupils to sit the tests in the school they attend. Children taking the tests currently sit them in grammar schools or further education colleges.
Registration for the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) opens today.
If you wish for your child to sit the AQE's Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) you must register them before the closing date using the 2017-18 AQE Registration Form.
Registration Forms are available from the AQE website, from an AQE Grammar School or from the AQE Office. Some Primary Schools may also be able to give you a form.
Proposals for a common transfer test have been agreed by the two organisations that run the exams BBC News NI has reported.
The draft proposals have been put forward by negotiators representing the AQE and the PPTC and a consultation will now take place where grammar school principals and boards of governors with be part of the consultation process. However, a single test is unlikely to be in operation for at least two to three years even if there is agreement.