GATE 2021 Counselling, Eligibility and Schedule of CCMT and COAP Counselling

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
    Exams Prep Master

    GATE CCMT and GATE COAP counselling process are conducted every year for admission into NITs and IITs respectively. All the GATE qualifying candidates have to apply separately for CCMT and COAP. All the offers related to admission will be made on these platforms only and candidates will also get the opportunity to accept, reject or hold the offers. 

    • COAP is a common platform where all the participating IITs will upload admission offer letters in the common time window. Check GATE IIT Counselling
    • CCMT is also a Centralized Counselling for M.Tech admission in NITs. For participating in CCMT, candidates have to apply online after the declaration of resultThe total number of CCMT participating institutes has been increased to 49 from 46. Read More GATE CCMT Counselling
    • Both COAP and CCMT are the gateway for admissions and without going through these counselling process no candidate will be able to get admission in IITs or NITs. 

    Read on to know more about GATE counselling, important dates, the procedure of applying, and other important details.

    Important: COAP 2020 special round A seat allotment result has been released by IIT Madras on July 22, 2020.Candidates can check their COAP seat allotment result from the official website i.e. coap.iitm.ac.in. Check Here
    The Round 2 result of GATE CCMT 2020 for admission into NITs has been released on July 28, 2020, and the last date for Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee, Document uploading, and specifying Willingness August 4, 2020. Check Here

    GATE 2021 CCMT Counselling

    GATE CCMT 2021 Counselling 

    Features of CCMT 2021

    • Candidates have to report to the participating centers during the seat allotment process (after any round).
    • There they have to pay the Seat Confirmation fee and another fee along with other necessary formalities.
    • All National Spot Round Registered Candidates will have to visit any Reporting center for the document verification process.

    CCMT Eligibility

    • Candidates must have valid GATE score
    • A minimum of 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks must be acquired in the qualifying exam (For General and OBC). 
    • For SC/ST/PwD category candidates, the eligibility is set at a minimum of 6.0 CGPA or 55% marks.

    CCMT 2021 Admission Process

    Pre - Allotment Process

    • Register on the Official portal of CCMT.
    • The registration fee for CCMT is INR 2200 for OC/OB and INR 1700 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
    • Fill the correct and verifiable information during registration and choice filling process.
    • You can change, reorder, delete or add programmes or institutes as per your preference.

    Seat Allotment

    • Candidates Will be allotted seats on the basis of the ranks in GATE 2021.
    • Those who have been allotted seats have to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee of INR 20000 through online mode.
    • Thereafter, report at any one of the reporting centers on the given date.
    • Candidates have to produce the original documents for verification.

    Getting Admitted To ‘Allotted Institute’

    • All the candidates who have been allotted seats and reported at any Reporting Centers during any of the three rounds (i.e. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round) have to complete the provisional seat confirmation process by paying ‘Seat Confirmation Fee’ (10,000) on the given date.
    • The balance fee with respect to allotted institutes has to be paid to the respective allotted Institute at the time of physical reporting (after 3rd round of allotment and internal sliding) at the allotted institute.
    • The tentative fee of all PIs is displayed on CCMT website. Read More: GATE CCMT Counselling

    Schedule of GATE CCMT 2021 Regular Rounds

    For participating in CCMT follow the below-mentioned calendar of CCMT 2021 dates for the admission process in NITs. Candidates can check the dates for both rounds in the table below:

    EventsDates (Tentative)
    Online Registration & Fee Payment and Online Choice FillingMay 2021
    Online Choice LockingJune 2021
    Automatic Locking of saved choicesJune 2021
    Publication of Round-1Seat AllotmentJuly 2021

    Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee, Document uploading and specifying Willingness

    (On last date, fee payment will be allowed up to 2 PM only while document uploading and specifying willingness can be done till 11.59 PM)

    July 2021
    Online Document Verification by officers of Allotted InstituteJuly 2021
    Online Change of Willingness / WithdrawalJuly 2021
    Publication of Round-2 Seat AllotmentJuly 2021

      GATE 2021 COAP Counselling

      IITs M.Tech Admission through GATE 2021 (COAP)

      For participating in admission rounds of M.Tech in IITs, candidates have to register online at GATE COAP. 

      • It is a common platform where all the participating IITs will upload admission offer letters in the common time window.
      • Based on GATE scores and applications submitted by candidates, COAP will offer admission. 
      • Candidates seeking M.Tech admissions (and also applied) in any of the participating Institutes of COAP and who have a valid GATE score can register at COAP.
      • GATE conducting body will not organize any counselling program. Read More:  GATE COAP Counselling

      GATE COAP 2021 Dates

      Important dates regarding COAP registration and round offers are mentioned below:

      EventDates (Tentative)Available Options: Accept & FreezeRetain & WaitReject & Wait
      Registration by candidates at COAPMarch 2021---
      Round 1June 2021YesYesYes
      Round 2June 2021YesYesYes
      Round 3June 2021YesYes/ No*Yes
      Round 4July 2021YesYes/ No*Yes
      Round 5July 2021YesNoYes

      NOTE: State Universities M.Tech Admission through GATE: Post declaration of GATE result, state universities, and other private institutes will conduct GATE counselling for admission to M.Tech programs. Candidates are advised to visit the respective website of the institutes to get more information.

      GATE 2021 IISc Counselling

      IISc Bangalore Admission through GATE

      Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) provides a common platform for the candidate to make the most preferred choice for admission into M.Tech Programmes through GATE in participating institutions (IISc & IITs). Admission offers for M Tech programmes of IISc for all the above disciplines and also for M.Des. (from GATE stream) will be made on COAP. Candidates will have to register on COAP and must update the COAP registration number on Applicant’s Interface. Please visit the website coap.iitm.ac.in to register as per the instructions given therein.

      • Based on GATE scores and certain eligibility criteria defined by IISc Bangalore, the admission rounds take place. 
      • Candidates possessing a minimum of the second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply for admission in Research Programs (PhD/MTech)-
      • 70% weight will be given GATE  score and 30% weight will be given to written test or personal interview.

      GATE Counselling

      All the regular students (except M.Mgt) who join the Institute are eligible for a scholarship from CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT/AICTE/ DAE (NBHM) depending upon their mode of entry. IISc provides MHRD scholarship for selected students whose mode of entry is not through any of the above agencies. Scholarships from many Indian and multinational agencies and business houses are also available for meritorious students. Know More  GATE Financial Assistance

      Important Documents Required During Counselling

      Documents Required During Counselling

      At the time of counselling, candidates would be required to carry the following documents:

      • Class 10th certificate and mark sheet
      • Class 12th certificate and mark sheet
      • Graduation mark sheet of all the semester
      • Caste certificate (if applicable)
      • EWS Certificate (if applicable)
      • GATE Admit Card
      • Valid Photo ID
      • GATE Scorecard
      • College leaving certificate issued by the college
      • Passport size photograph of the candidate.

      Other Universities Accepting GATE score

      Many other Universities also use GATE Scorecard as a parameter for seat allotment in postgraduate courses offered by them. Here we are providing you with the preferred colleges for pursuing M.E./M.Tech other than IITs and NITs.

      • Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology
      • Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
      • COEP (College of Engineering, Pune)
      • DAIICT (Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology)
      • DIAT Pune
      • DTU (Delhi Technical University)
      • IISc Bangalore
      • IITM-K (Indian Institute of Technology and Management- Kerala)
      • IGDTU
      • LNMIIT
      • Maharashtra M.Tech Admission
      • NSIT
      • PEC (Punjab Engineering College)
      • PTU
      • RGIPT (Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum and Technology)
      • RGUKT Hyderabad
      • Thapar University
      • University of Hyderabad

      Admission to these institutes can be sought after applying separately for each of them. Different Universities will release their eligibility criteria and schedule for admission.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      GATE Counselling 2021 FAQs

      Ques. Who will conduct GATE 2021 counselling?

      Ans. There is no common counselling process for GATE 2021; students have to apply separately for admissions in different institutions through COAP (for IITs) and CCMT (for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs). You have to apply separately for the institutes in which you want to take admission for their counselling process.

      Ques. How can I apply for the counselling process for admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs?

      Ans. The counselling process for admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs is conducted by CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/MArch). You can register on the official website of CCMT i.e. ccmt.nic.in. The registration window will open from April 29, 2020.

      Ques. When will the registrations for CCMT start?

      Ans. The registrations for CCMT 2021 will start in the month of June 2021. You have to apply online for the CCMT counselling process. After that candidates have to report at their respective reporting centers for the admission process. 

      Ques. What is the last date for registration for CCMT?

      Ans. Last date for registration for CCMT 2021 will be notified on official wesite. After this date you will not be able to apply for the admissions in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of CCMT i.e. ccmt.nic.in. 

      Ques. What is the eligibility criterion for CCMT?

      Ans. For applying for CCMT a candidate must have a valid GATE score of 2019/2020/2021. Other than this, general and OBC candidates should have a minimum of 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks must be acquired in the qualifying exam.

      Ques. Is there any relaxation in the eligibility criterion of CCMT for SC/ST candidates?

      Ans. Yes, there is a relaxation in the qualifying exam criterion for SC/ST/PwD category candidates, they should have a minimum of 6.0 CGPA or 55% marks in the qualifying exam.

      Ques. What is the registration fee for CCMT?

      Ans. The registration fee for CCMT is Rs. 2200/- for General and OBC candidates. Yes, there is a relaxation in fee for SC/ST/PwD candidates. The registration fee for CCMT is Rs. 1700/- for them. You can submit the registration fee only through SBI MOPS (i.e., Net banking/Credit Card / Debit Card or e-Challan at any branch of SBI).

      Ques. How will I be allotted seat under CCMT?

      Ans. The seats will be allotted on the basis of the ranks in GATE. CCMT Admission Process includes 3 steps:

      • Pre - Allotment Process
      • Seat Allotment
      • Getting Admitted To ‘Allotted Institute’

      In these 3 rounds you can accept, reject seats.

      Ques. What is meant by Floating option in the counselling?

      Ans. If a candidate wishes to be considered for the next round for all preferred choices, he can select Floating option.

      Ques. What is meant by Sliding option in the counselling?

      Ans. If a candidate wishes to be considered for the next round for higher preferred choice only within the institute allotted, then he can choose sliding option.

      Ques. What is meant by freezing option in the counselling?

      Ans. If a candidate wishes to accept the allotted institute, then he can choose freezing option.

      Ques. What is Seat Acceptance Fee?

      Ans. It is the fee collected when the candidate accepts the seat allotted to him/her. It is a part of the Institute fee, which is adjusted against the finally allotted Institute’s admission fee. Before coming to Reporting Center, the candidates have to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee i.e. ₹ 20,000/- for all Categories.

      Ques. What is Seat Confirmation Fee?

      Ans. It is the fee that is charged after the candidate has finally accepted the seat. The Seat Confirmation Fee is ₹10, 000/- for all Categories.

      Ques. What is NSR and What is the eligibility criterion for NSR round?

      Ans. After the completion of 3 rounds of CCMT counselling, the National Spot Round (NSR) is conducted for all the vacant seats. The eligibility criterion for NSR is as follows-

      • All the candidates who have taken the withdrawal or not reported to any centre in earlier rounds for document verification or allotted institute for final admission.
      • Candidates whose allotted seat is canceled in earlier rounds due to non-fulfillments of any criteria but still they fulfill eligibility requirements for admission.
      • All eligible candidates who did not register for earlier three rounds i.e. fresh candidates.

      Ques. What is NSR Participation Fee?

      Ans. The NSR Fee for Gen/OBC candidates is ₹ 42,200/- (₹ 40,000/- NSR Participation fee + ₹ 2200/- Registration fee) while for SC/ST/PwD candidates, it is ₹ 11,700/- (₹ 10,000/- NSR Participation fee + ₹ 1700/- Registration fee).

      Ques. I want to take admission in IISc Bangalore, what is the process for that?

      Ans. Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) provides a common platform for the candidate to make the most preferred choice for admission into M.Tech Programmes through GATE in participating institutions (IISc & IITs). Admission offers for M Tech programmes of IISc for all the above disciplines and also for M.Des. (from GATE stream) will be made on COAP. Candidates will have to register on COAP and must update the COAP registration number on Applicant’s Interface. Please visit the website coap.iitm.ac.in to register as per the instructions given therein.

      Ques. How can I apply the counselling process for admission in IITs?

      Ans. For the counselling process of IITs, a candidate will have to register on GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP). Yes, you have to apply both at IIT and the COAP portal in order to ensure your seat in IITs.

      Ques. When will the COAP Registration start?

      Ans. The registration process for COAP will start in June 2021. Candidates can visit the official website i.e coap.iitm.ac.in in order to apply for the counselling process. 

      Ques. What is the eligibility criterion for COAP?

      Ans. The eligibility criterion is as follows-

      • A candidate must have a valid GATE score card of 2019/2020/2021
      • A candidate fulfills the criterion of respective IITs.
      • A candidate must have applied at the COAP portal.

      Ques. What is the process for admission to state universities for M.Tech?

      Ans. All the state universities and other private institutes will conduct individual GATE counselling for admission to M.Tech programs after the declaration of results.

      Ques. What are the important documents required at the time of GATE counselling?

      Ans. Following is the list of all important documents required at the time of GATE counselling-

      • Provisional seat allotment letter.
      • Self-Attested Copy of GATE Score Card (2019/2020/2021)
      • Photo ID proof.
      • Birth certificate.
      • 12th class mark sheet.
      • Mark sheet of qualifying examination (all semester).
      • Degree/Provisional Certificate
      • Category certificate (if applicable).
      • Three Passport size colored photograph.
      • Seat acceptance fee proof.
      • Printout of the Registration form & locked choices.
      • Migration Certificate
      • Transfer Certificate
      • One set of self-attested photocopy of all the original documents.

      A candidate has to be present for the counselling and in no case any other person can represent the candidate.

      *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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      19 Comments
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      B Abinaya

      Can i get any experts number so that i can clear my thoughts regarding GATE?

      15 Sep, 2019 00:20
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      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Abinaya, helpline numbers for GATE are as follows: 011-26591749 and 011-26596137.

      18 Sep, 2019 15:46
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      sayyed

      I had some backolgs in 3rd semester and i had cleared them in 4th semester.Shall I get seat in any IIT after clearing gate.

      12 Sep, 2019 00:20
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      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Sayyed, yes, you may apply for admission in IIT after clearing the backlogs. Check detailed Eligibility Criteria for this exam from here.

      12 Sep, 2019 11:11
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      Sahil shailh

      sir I am having 59% in 12th......then is there any scope for me after gate

      19 Aug, 2019 00:20
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      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Sahil, first of all, you will be eligible to appear in GATE only after you have done graduation. Moreover, kindly mention the field in which you want to know your scope.

      19 Aug, 2019 11:11
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      Manisha Bisen

      Meri gate m 1210 rank h or mai civil branch n obc category ki hu to muje kon sa iit ya nit mil skta h

      22 Jun, 2018 12:01
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      Ritika Sharma

      Hi Manisha, To get an idea which college you will get please check the link:- Cutoff.

      03 Aug, 2018 11:24
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      ANKIT KANT SAXENA

      Hi! I am interested in doing M.tech in Power systems or Power electronics, I got gate score of 565 gen category EE branch, i wanted to know whether i will get any IIT's or NIT's. my preference would be NIT raipur or bhopal..

      27 Mar, 2018 00:20
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      Bhawna Vedwal

      You can get admission in NIT raipur or NIT bhopal. for more deatils you can check our cutoff page with this link : Cutoff

      04 Jun, 2018 14:43
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      Soubhik baral

      After gate result do i need to apply for M.TECH separately in the respective websites for iits?or there will be a common portal ??Am confused plz help?

      20 Mar, 2018 00:20
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      Bhawna Vedwal

      For M.Tech. Admission, candidate should visit respective participating Institute(s) application portal and apply as per their choice.Candidate should also register at COAP to access the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s).

      05 Jun, 2018 11:33
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      Snehit magdum

      Sir, i have done my Aeronautical engineering from Karnataka state open university which is UGC approved but not AICTE approved. If i score a good rank in GATE can i get admission in top colleges like IITs or my degree not being AICTE approved is going to be a problem for me?

      08 Dec, 2017 00:20
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      Bhawna Vedwal

      Hello Snehit, You can get admission without any problem.

      16 May, 2018 12:06
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      venkat mamidala

      sir when university counselling start

      14 Jun, 2017 15:39
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      Bhawna Vedwal

      Hello Venkat, The counselling process starts after the result announcement. The date of counselling has announced on official website and also mentioned on brochure.

      10 May, 2018 16:46
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      Neetu Sarna

      Is it possible to take admission in M tech civil Engg. without any counseling or Gate qualified

      24 Apr, 2017 00:20
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      Admin

      Hi Kamlesh, there are ways to get admission to M. Tech Courses without appearing in GATE exam. You may apply for the admission under any of the category mentioned below:

      1. Sponsored Candidates: If you are working in some industry for more than three years and can prove that your employer agrees to allow you to pursue the course by letters from authority, you may apply under this category.
      1. Quality Improvement Program (QIP): This is started by Govt. of India to improve the quality of teaching staff in state colleges by giving them a chance to attend India’s top most engineering schools. All the faculty members having three years or plus experiences are eligible for this.
      1. Admission to Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs): They conduct their own exam for the admission. You may apply and try to get admission for Master of Engineering. These colleges are deemed universities and have good infrastructure and placements.

      26 Apr, 2017 16:32
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      DEEPAK KUMAR

      i am from civil engineering department general category. my gate score is 722 marks-64.32 rank 947.i am interested in structural engineering and construction management. which iit or nit have a chance. which type of other branch i can get in iit. thank you

      06 Apr, 2017 00:20
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      Admin

      Hi Deepak, you may get details on the colleges based on your GATE scores, please click the link for same http://exams.collegedunia.com/gate/rank-predictor

      06 Apr, 2017 14:47
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      thanooja vanam

      Hi, my gate score is 411(out of 1000) in gate 2017 ,which is the best college and course I get for m.tech program?

      05 Apr, 2017 20:42
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      Bhawna Vedwal

      Hello Thanooja, To get information regarding best colleges for M.TECH. you can go through with this link. College list.

      07 May, 2018 12:31
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      karthik komati

      586 is my GATE 2017 score out of 1000 in ECE (EC) paper(rank 2980). ..do I have any chance of getting into TOP NITs for pursuing mtech VLSI branch?

      02 Apr, 2017 18:46
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      Bhawna Vedwal

      Hello Karthik, To get information regarding M.TECH colleges you can use this link. M.TECH colleges.

      07 May, 2018 12:15
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      Midhun Sasikumar

      I have acquired a GATE 2017 rank of 8179 with score 451. I would like to pursue MTech. in VLSI or Embedded System. Could you please suggest me a list of good colleges according to my score.

      02 Apr, 2017 00:20
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      Bhawna Vedwal

      Hello Midhun, To get information regarding college list according to your score ,you can go through with this link. GATE cutoff.

      07 May, 2018 12:10
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      ABHISHEK MISHRA

      my gate 2017 score is 446 EE branch which good colleges can i get for m.tech program

      28 Mar, 2017 06:28
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      Admin

      Hi Abhishek, to get good colleges according to your GATE score, please find the link http://exams.collegedunia.com/gate/rank-predictor

      28 Mar, 2017 13:31
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      Mahesh Ambadas Dhakanemah

      My CSE GATE-2017 score is 10.91. which best engineering college can I get in for M.Tech program?

      27 Mar, 2017 00:20
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      Admin

      Hi Mahesh, as per the scores, you may apply for private colleges. For more details, you may find the link http://collegedunia.com/engineering-colleges

      27 Mar, 2017 11:49
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      Arun gupta

      My gate marks in 2017 in chemical branch is 56 what,s my cut off

      06 Mar, 2017 11:59
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      Gurdeep singh

      sir/mam , i have got 443 GATE 2016 score from sc category and i want to get admission in mtech 2017 program can you please suggest me any good college and can i get any nit or iit please help..?

      06 Mar, 2017 11:59
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      POONAM BHATU WAGH

      I am now in 3rd yr civil engg. For preparation of GATE, should i go for the direct study of the notes by the GATE academies or should i make my own notes. Please suggest me. I am very confused and my time is wasting now.

      06 Mar, 2017 11:59
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      Zeeshan Abbas

      Hi poonam I am zeeshan and I am in final year civil engineering, ryt after my 6th sem i joined a coaching institute which provide classes only on weekends and it really helped me a lot, I was able to prepare it in systematic way. AND if u think you could do it with out a coaching its good, but ull have to work very hard,instead if u join an institute it will help u study in a qualitative way.u dont have to waste so much time on deciding what to study and what not to.HOPE ITS HELPFULL .GOOD LUCK

      23 Apr, 2017 14:14
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      s.arvind krishnan

      what is the cut off of psu in gate and for iit and nit for gate

      06 Mar, 2017 11:59

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