GATE COAP 2021 - Check GATE COAP Registration, Key Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Round Offers, Counselling, Participating IITs at coap.iitm.ac.in

GATE COAP 2021 - GATE COAP counselling for the year 2021 will commence on May 13 at IIT Delhi, Candidates must apply for GATE COAP 2021 in which the registration is expected to begin in the third or fourth week of March. GATE 2021 COAP is a centralised admissions process for all participating IITs and ISC Bangalore PG Engineering programmes. GATE COAP counselling in 2021 is open to candidates who have a valid GATE score from the years 2019, 2020, or 2021. Candidates must fill out an application and choose from a variety of programmes and institutes. Get more information about GATE COAP 2021, Eligibility Criteria, GATE COAP 2021 Registration, Round Offers, Counselling, Participating IITs and other updates in this article.

B Hari Aditya | Updated: Mar 25, 2021, 14:53 IST

GATE COAP 2021 - Check GATE COAP Registration, Key Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Round Offers, Counselling, Participating IITs at coap.iitm.ac.in

GATE COAP 2021 - Check GATE COAP Registration, Key Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Round Offers, Counselling, Participating IITs at coap.iitm.ac.in

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New Update On 25.03.2021: GATE COAP 2021 counselling will begin on May 13 at the IIT Delhi. Candidates must register for GATE COAP 2021, which will begin in the third or fourth week of March, tentatively. GATE 2021 COAP is a centralised admissions process for PG Engineering programmes at all participating IITs and ISc Bangalore. Candidates who have a valid GATE score from the years 2019, 2020, or 2021 are eligible to participate in GATE COAP counselling in 2021. Candidates must register and select programmes and institutes. Read the complete article to know more about GATE COAP 2021.

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GATE COAP 2021 Key Dates

GATE COAP 2021 Events

GATE COAP 2021 Dates (Tentative)

GATE COAP registration 2021

Last week of April 2021

COAP Seat Allotment Round 1

Second week of May 2021

COAP Seat Allotment Round 2

Third week of May 2021

COAP Seat Allotment Round 3

First week of June 2021

COAP Seat Allotment Round 4

Second week of June 2021

COAP Seat Allotment Round 5

Third week of June 2021

COAP Additional Seat Round A

July 2021

COAP Additional Seat Round B

July 2021


Eligibility Criteria for GATE COAP 2021

Candidates who want to pursue M.Tech programs at IITs and ISc Bangalore must check if they satisfy the  Eligibility Criteria for GATE COAP 2021. Only eligible candidates can register for GATE COAP counselling. Check out the eligibility norms set to register for COAP:

  • Applying Candidates must be an Indian National
  • The Candidate should have a valid GATE score from the year 2019/ 2020/ 2021.
  • If a candidate has a GATE score in more than one paper, then he/she should provide details about all the scores.
  • Candidates with more than one valid GATE score should enter the highest score during registration. However, details about all the other scores will be required.
  • Candidates must make sure to fulfil the eligibility criteria specified by the respective institute in which they are applying.
  • GATE COAP 2021 Process
  • Candidates who desire to pursue M.Tech program at the IITs should know the complete process of COAP registration seat allotment. 

GATE COAP 2021 Admission Process

Candidates who desire to pursue M.Tech program at the IITs should know the complete process of COAP registration seat allotment. We have provided detailed information about the GATE COAP 2021 for the reference of the candidates:

  • Candidates who qualify GATE only can register themselves online for GATE counselling.
  • After registration, the candidates are required to pay the GATE counselling fee.
  • The successful payment of fee will confirm the registration of the candidate. 
  • Candidates should fill in their preferred programs and institutes after making the payment.
  • After successful online registration, the candidate will participate in various rounds of seat allotment, in which the candidates will be allotted the seats on the basis of their GATE merit list.
  • After the seat allotment, the candidate should visit the allotted institute for admission and fee payment.
  • During admission, the candidates should provide the original documents along with them for Document verification. 
  • Upon successful verification of the original documents, the candidates should pay the course fee at the allotted institute.
  • The institute, which offers admission to the candidate, will issue a provisional admission letter after document verification and fee payment. 
  • After this step, the candidate must confirm their admission at the allotted institute.
  • Candidates should note that confirmation of the allotted seat is important. Because, if the seat is not confirmed by the candidate, it will be allotted to some other candidate.

GATE COAP 2021 Registration Process

To Participate in the GATE COAP 2021 counselling process, the eligible candidates should first register themselves. The step by step registration process is given below for the reference of the candidates:

  • Candidates should visit the COAP Portal.
  • Candidates should register online by providing the basic details of the candidate and GATE qualification and click on ‘Register’.
  • After successful registration, Candidates will receive login information in the registered email and password details in the mobile phone.
  • Candidates should log in using the login ID and password provides. 
  • Candidates should verify the details entered while registering.
  • Now the candidates must apply to the institutes in which they seek admission from the institute’s official website.
  • Candidates can then check allotment status after the seat allotment round.

GATE COAP 2021 Admission Offer Round Dates (Tentative)

Candidates who have registered successfully should move further to the seat allotment round. Candidates must read the guidelines carefully. We have provided the steps to fill the seat allotment below. Important dates regarding COAP admission round offers are mentioned below:

Admission Round Tentative Dates

Round Dates (Tentative)

Admission Option

Accept and Freeze Retain & Wait

Reject & Wait

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

NOTE:

  • * No, if the candidate has already used “Retain & Wait” on the same offer twice. The same offer refers to the program “ABC” of a particular Institute “XYZ”.
  • Rounds 1-4 will have three options: Accept & Freeze, Retain & Wait, Reject & Wait.
  • Round 5 will be a Decisive Round. Hence, the candidates should only 'Accept and Freeze' and 'Reject' options to select.

1) Accept & Freeze: 

  • A candidate can select this option, while seat allotment process, if he/she is willing to accept the offers available and does not like to be considered for upgrading to higher preferences in the forthcoming rounds.
  • Candidates who choose this particular option will not be considered for admission offer in the subsequent round.
  • After selecting the 'Accept and Freeze' option, the candidate should click the "Submit" button to confirm the submission of his/her decision.
  • The candidate should then visit the respective Academic Institute's Admission Portal and follow the procedure provided as per the instructions on the respective website.       

2) Retain & Wait: 

  • Candidates who indicate his/her partial acceptance to any one of the available offers can choose the "Retain & Wait" option.
  • The option means that the candidate would like to be considered for upgrading to the higher preferences of the candidates, if any, in the subsequent round of offers.
  • Candidates who select "Retain & Wait" option will not be considered for the other rejected offers in the current round.
  • But, if any higher preferred offer is made in the next round then the existing 'Retain and Wait' offer will be released.
  • It should be noted that the candidate can choose “Retain and Wait” on the same offer (same institute and same program) only twice.
  • The candidate will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered in the participating academic Institutes.

3) Reject & Wait: 

  • Candidates who are not willing to accept any of the offers of admission in the current round can choose "Reject & Wait".
  • These candidates will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered in any participating academic Institutes.
  • Candidates should note that the same offer will not appear in the subsequent rounds as he/she has rejected this offer.
  • After choosing the "Reject and Wait" option, the candidate should click submit to confirm the submission of decision.
  • Candidates will not be able to choose the “Retain & Wait” option more than twice on a specific offer.

Online Additional Rounds Tentative Dates

Round Dates (Tentative)

Admission Option

Accept and 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*

NOTE:

  • Candidates can follow the spot rounds either online or offline.
  • The mode of allotment will be specific to the institutes.
  • Based on the admission date and vacancy status, there can be a few more extra rounds from the participating institutes.
  • These additional rounds A, B, C, and D are independent rounds.
  • Each round will be treated like a Decisive Round where the candidates can only 'Accept and Freeze' and 'Reject' options in these rounds.

Action Flow Chart for all Rounds of Offers

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Action Flow Chart for the Decisive Round of Offers

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Documents Required for GATE COAP 2021

After the seat allotment round, the candidates are directed to provide their documents for verification at the time of admission. It is essential for the candidates to carry the following documents along with them to the GATE COAP 2021 counselling. Candidates should carry all the required documents which will avoid any kind of failure in the GATE COAP 2021 counselling procedure. Here's a list of some important documents that are to be carried by the candidates:

  • Mark-sheet of 10th and  12th  (original)

  • Identification proof

  • GATE scorecard

  • Engineering academic record

  • Application fee receipt

  • SC/ ST certificate

  • PwD category certificate

Participating Institutes

The institutes that are participating at GATE COAP 2021 are:

  1. IISC Bangalore

  2. IIT Bhilai

  3. IIT Bhubaneswar

  4. IIT BHU

  5. IIT Bombay

  6. IIT Delhi

  7. IIT Goa

  8. IIT Guwahati

  9. IIT Hyderabad

  10. IIT Indore

  11. IIT ISM Dhanbad

  12. IIT Jodhpur

  13. IIT Kanpur

  14. IIT Kharagpur

  15. IIT Madras

  16. IIT Mandi

  17. IIT Palakkad

  18. IIT Patna

  19. IIT Roorkee

  20. IIT Ropar

  21. IIT Tirupati

GATE COAP 2021 Important Instructions

Candidates should follow the important Instructions while participating in GATE COPE 2021 in order to successfully complete the counselling procedure without facing any discrepancies. Some of the important instructions for GATE COAP 2021 counselling are given below:

  • Candidates should Note that COAP is not an Application Portal for M.Tech. Admission in any participating institutes.

  • Candidates should apply separately to the respective Institute where they seek to get M.Tech. admission.

  • Each Institute will follow the selection procedure as per the norms and guidelines of the respective Institute.

  • The participating IITs will upload their offers on COAP in a time window as given here.

  • Each candidate should register at COAP, in order to access and make a decision on the most preferred choice out of the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s).

  • Candidates should that all the participating IIT institutes have separate/different forms for the GATE COPA 2021 counselling procedure.

  • Candidates must bring all the original documents at the time of GATE COAP 2021 counselling.

  • After the declaration of GATE result, the candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for updates of GATE counselling.

  • Candidates can increase the chances of getting admission into IITs, by applying to all the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for all the programs such as ME, M.Tech, M.Sc, etc. for which they are eligible.

Disclaimer: The above information is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Site.
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Exams 2021 - FAQ

1. What is Accept & Freeze in GATE COAP 2021?

A candidate can select this option, while seat allotment process, if he/she is willing to accept the offers available and does not like to be considered for upgrading to higher preferences in the forthcoming rounds.

2. When will the GATE COAP 2021 commence?

The GATE COAP 2021 counselling is expected to commence in May 2021.

3. Is COAP an application Portal for M.Tech. Admission at IITs?

Candidates should Note that Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is not an Application Portal for M.Tech. Admission in IITs and ISc Bangalore.

4. What is Retain & Wait option in GATE COAP 2021?

Candidates who indicate his/her partial acceptance to any one of the available offers can choose the "Retain & Wait" option. The option means that the candidate would like to be considered for upgrading to the higher preferences of the candidates, if any, in the subsequent round of offers.

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