GATE 2021 IIT COUNSELLING
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Candidates seeking admission in IITs should apply on the admission portal at respective IITs and register at COAP. Only the successfully registered candidates will be able to receive the admission offers. Candidates with valid GATE score (2019/2020/2021) will be eligible to participate in COAP 2021 counselling. Download GATE Scorecard
Read on to know more about GATE IIT Counselling, important dates, registration process, eligibility criteria, participating IITs, and other related information.
Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) provides a common platform for a candidate to make the preferred choice for admission into M.Tech programs in participating IITs. COAP is introduced to overcome the scenario of vacant seats and to provide admission to many other deserving candidates. Earlier, a number of M.Tech program seats left vacant due to many reasons such as offers for a job from PSU, admission to other institutes.
COAP is the platform for Participating Institutes where Admission offers will be uploaded by IITs in a common time window. To access the offers made by participating IIT, each candidate will also have to register at COAP in addition to applying for admission.
For admission in IITs, check the notification regarding GATE counselling on the official website of IIT. Counselling procedure for every IIT is different so candidates must apply for the same separately. The candidates seeking admission in different postgraduate courses are required to register themselves online for GATE counselling. Different institutes of IIT will have different qualification criteria for the GATE Counselling.
GATE COAP consists of three stages namely online registration, online seat allotment, and admission into allotted institutes. These three stages are explained in brief below:
It is very important for candidates to carry some documents along with them in order to avoid any kind of failure in the GATE counselling procedure. Some of the important documents to be carried by the candidates are stated below:
Important dates regarding COAP registration and round offers are mentioned below:
|Round||Dates (Tentative)||Accept and Freeze Option||Retain and Wait Option||Reject and Wait Option|
|Round 1||June 2021||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Round 2||June 2021||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Round 3||June 2021||Yes||Yes/ No*||Yes|
|Round 4||July 2021||Yes||Yes/ No*||Yes|
|Round 5||July 2021||Yes||No||Yes|
Tentative Schedule of online additional rounds:
|Event||Date||Available Option: Accept & Freeze||Retain & Wait||Reject & Wait|
|Round – A||July 2021||Yes||No||Yes|
|Round – B||July 2021||Yes||No||Yes|
|Round – C||August 2021||Yes||No||Yes|
|Round - D||August 2021||Yes||No||Yes*|
You just need to follow the simple steps as mentioned below:
Step 1: Open COAP 2021 Portal.
Step 2: Log in with valid details
Step 3: Click of Seat Allotment
Step 4: Now you can see the institute wise seat allotments and now you need to confirm your seat by choosing Accept and Freeze, Retain and Wait, Reject and Wait.
GATE is a national level examination which is conducted by seven IIT institutes. The below-mentioned table represents the list of participating IIT colleges for GATE COAP:
|IIT Madras M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Delhi M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Roorkee M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Guwahati M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Bombay M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Kanpur M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Kharagpur M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Gandhinagar M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT BHU M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Jodhpur M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Hyderabad M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Patna M.Tech admission||Click Here|
|IIT Mandi M.Tech admission||Click Here|
The candidates must keep in mind certain important instructions at the time of GATE COAP in order to complete the counselling procedure without facing any discrepancies. The important instructions for GATE counselling are given below:
Ques. How will GATE IIT Counseling be conducted?
Ans. GATE IIT counseling will be conducted after the confirmation of offer for admissions by IITs through a portal - Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP). The portal will display which IIT has offered seats for admissions to M.Tech program
Ques. What is COAP?
Ans. Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is an initiative by IITs where candidates can check the status of their application for M.Tech admissions to IITs through GATE. It is not an M.Tech admission portal. Candidates must register at respective IIT portals for applications and then register at COAP portal.
Ques. In case I have applied for IIT, do I need to apply again for COAP?
Ans. Yes, for admissions through COAP, candidates will have to apply separately through COAP portal. All GATE qualified should register at COAP portal for making a decision against their offer.
Ques. Are foreign nationals who have qualified GATE eligible to apply for COAP?
Ans. No, foreign students need not to apply for COAP. Only Indian citizens can apply for COAP counseling.
Ques. Will the counseling process be online or offline?
Ans. The offer of admission and further allocation process will be conducted online only. All the GATE qualified and eligible candidates need to register at COAP. You also need to register separately for the institutes in which you are seeking admission.
Ques. What is the minimum eligibility requirement to appear for counseling?
Ans. candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Technology with a valid GATE score to apply for GATE IIT Counseling. Candidates undergoing examinations of the final year of the course are also eligible to apply.
Ques. What is the procedure for admissions through GATE IIT Counseling?
Ans. The entire admission process will be divided into three phases:
Ques. Can I pay the admission fee later and wait for further allocation?
Ans. In case, candidates do not pay the admission fee, their candidature for that seat will be canceled. Their seat will be allotted to another candidate in further admission rounds.
Ques. What are the documents required for admission?
Ans. candidates must present the following documents in original as well as photocopies at the time of admissions:
Ques. Which are the participating institutes?
Ans. Candidates can apply for following participating IITs:
Ques. In the case of GATE scores in multiple subjects, how should I apply?
Ans. In this case, candidates will have to apply again. But during the registration process, they have to select “Additional Gate score” option and submit multiple choices.
Ques. What is the process for registration for GATE IIT Counseling through COAP?
Ans. Candidates can follow the procedure given below for GATE IIT Counseling through COAP registration:
Ques. What is the procedure after the offer of the seat?
Ans. After receiving the offer for admission by IITs, candidates can exercise any one of the following options:
Ques. What does Accept & Freeze option mean?
Ans. This option means that the candidate accepts the offer for admissions without any wish to upgrade to higher preferences if any.
Ques. What does the Retain & Wait option mean?
Ans. These options indicated that the candidate is accepting the present seat offered but will also be like to be considered for up-gradation in higher preferences in further rounds. Candidates opting for Retain & Wait will not be considered for upgrading for any of the rejected seats in this round.
Ques. Is there any procedure to be followed after the “Accept & Freeze” and “Retain & Wait” option?
Ans. After choosing this option, candidates must visit the respective IIT’s Admissions Portal and follow the further admissions process.
Ques. How many institutes can I opt for after Retain & Wait option?
Ans. Candidates opting for this choice can choose only one institute from higher preference offers in subsequent rounds.
Ques. What does the Reject & Wait option mean?
Ans. The option is available for those candidates who are not willing to accept the offer (s) for admission. Such candidates will be considered for other higher preferences in further rounds of GATE IIT counseling if any.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College