Ali Demir, the former head of Turkey’s Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), has been moved from pre-trial detention to house arrest on Wednesday.
Demir was detained last Monday over his alleged links to Turkey’s Gülen movement as part of an investigation carried out by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
He was appointed president of the ÖSYM in 2010 by then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government, and a year after that he was accused of rigging student exams.
He was removed from office in 2015 by the government.
Turkey accuses the Gülen movement of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, although the movement denies any involvement.
Some critics claimed the Gülen movement was cheating in the exams, as it had been successful in the education sector, dominating the university entrance exams and enrolling students in colleges affiliated with the movement.
Only one incident of rigging the central exam has been the subject of investigation and trial.