GATE COAP 2020 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has commenced the registration process of GATE COAP 2020 on March 18. Candidates have to register and fill choices of programs and colleges while applying for COAP registration. The official dates for the various rounds of GATE COAP 2020 were already announced earlier. The first round of offer will be available from May 13 to 14, 2020. Candidates with valid GATE score from the year 2018, 2019 or 2020 will be eligible to participate in GATE COAP 2020 counselling. GATE COAP is the centralised counselling procedure for admission in PG Engineering programs in all participating IITs and ISc Bangalore. Seats will be allotted through the GATE COAP 2020 in order of merit and choices filled. Candidates must note that they also need to apply to the institute for which admission is desired after registering for GATE COAP 2020. Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is the portal where candidates will see the result of seat allotment made by the institute in which they have applied. The authorities have conducted GATE on February 1, 2, 8 and 9 in online mode. Candidates can find more information regarding registration, counselling and seat allotment process of GATE COAP 2020 from the article below.
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GATE COAP registration 2020

March 18, 2020 (started)

COAP Round 1 - viewing of offers and confirming their decision

May 13 to 14, 2020

COAP Round 2 - viewing of offers and confirming their decision

May 20 to 21, 2020

COAP Round 3 - viewing of offers and confirming their decision

May 27 to 28, 2020

COAP Round 4 - viewing of offers and confirming their decision

June 3 to 4, 2020

COAP Round 5 - viewing of offers and confirming their decision

June 10 to 11, 2020

COAP Seat Allotment Round for online additional rounds

Round A - June 17 to 18, 2020

Round B - June 24 to 25, 2020

Round C - July 1 to 2, 2020

Round D - July 8 to 9, 2020

What is COAP?

Common Offer Acceptance Portal, abbreviated as COAP is the portal where all the participating IITs and ISc Bangalore publish the seat allotment result. Admission in M.Tech courses at NITs and GFTIs is through CCMT portal. Candidates with valid GATE score seeking admission in M.Tech courses in any of the participating IITs or ISc Bangalore need to register in COAP portal and also apply to the institute. Candidates have to check their seat allotment status and accept/ reject the seat from COAP portal.

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GATE COAP Registration Process

Candidates with a valid score in GATE 2020 or from year 2019, 2018 will be eligible to register for COAP. Candidates have to register for GATE COAP 2020 in online mode tentatively from March. The detailed process of registration for GATE COAP is described below:

Step 1 - Register in Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) by providing the basic candidate details and GATE qualification

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Step 2 - Candidate will receive login information in email and password details in mobile phone after the completion of registration

Step 3 - Candidates have to login using the login ID and password and verify details to confirm the COAP registration

Step 4 - Apply to the institutes in which admission is desired from the institute official website

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Step 5 - Check allotment status after seat allotment round

GATE COAP Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of COAP 2020 before applying. Applications of candidates who do not meet the eligibility conditions are liable to be rejected. Candidates therefore must check the GATE COAP eligibility criteria before filling the form. The detailed eligibility criteria is discussed below

  1. Candidates must have a valid GATE score from year 2018, 2019 or 2020 to apply for COAP

  2. Should also check the eligibility criteria of institutions for which applying

  3. Candidates having more than one valid GATE scores must provided the highest score during registration. However, such candidates are advised to enter the details about other score also.

  4. Candidates having GATE score in more than one paper must provide details about all the scores

How to Register for GATE COAP 2020

Candidates are provided below the detailed step by step guide to fill the GATE COAP registration form.

Step 1 - Registration: The candidates have to provide details about the GATE paper they have qualified and their “Date of Birth” to register for COAP. The following details will be required at the time of COAP registration

  • GATE Registration Number

  • GATE Paper Code

  • GATE Score

  • Date of Birth

Candidates will be required to click on “Validate” button after entering all the above details to confirm the details submitted.

Step 2 - Provide email address and mobile phone number: After validating the basic information, candidates have to provide their current/ working email address and mobile phone number. Candidates must provide their correct mobile number and email address as all they will receive login and password instructions and also all further communication related to GATE exam will also be communicated through in it. Click on the “submit” button after entering the details

Step 3 - Receive login information in email and mobile phone: Candidates will receive their login information in the registered email address and mobile phone number. Save the login details and also write it down separately so as not to miss it.

Step 4 - Login and verify details: Candidates have to next login using the credentials received and verify the details provided them. Some additional details about candidate and additional GATE score, if any can also be provided at this stage.

Step 5 - Final submission: Candidates have to submit the GATE COAP 2020 registration form after carefully verifying all the details. They will not be able to make any corrections in their COAP registration form after final submission and so every details must be verified carefully before submission.

Step 6 - Candidates need to apply to every institute in which admission is desired after COAP registration.

Step 7 - Login after seat allotment to check admission status: Candidates will have to login after the seat allotment rounds to check their allotment status and confirm the seats allotted to them.

How to Check Admission Offers through GATE COAP 2020 Portal

Admission offers by all the participating IITs will be listed in COAP portal as per the schedule. Candidates have to login to their candidate portal using their login credentials to check the status of seat allotment. They provided steps can be followed to check COAP seat allotment result 2020.

  1. Open COAP 2020 portal

  2. Login to candidate section using the login ID and password

  3. Click on the “Seat Allotment” button

  4. Candidates will see the status as institute wise allotment of seats for every institute in which applied

  5. Candidates has to confirm the seat allotment with options from “Accept and Freeze”, “Retain and Wait”, “Reject and Wait” and “Reject”

How to Accept Seat Allotment through GATE COAP 2020

Candidates have the following options with them after the seat allotment offers. Candidates who have not been allotted any seat will have to wait for subsequent rounds for the allotment.

Option - 1: Accept and Freeze

Candidates have to select this option when they want to accept the allotted seat and do not want upgradation in any subsequent rounds of seat allotment. Those who select this option will not be considered for any seat allotment or upgrading offers in any subsequent rounds of admission

Candidates after selecting this option have to click on “Submit” button and visit the website of allotted institute for further admission process.

Option - 2: Retain and Wait

Candidates have to select this option when they want to accept the allotted seat but also want to be considered for upgrading in subsequent seat allotment rounds. Candidates selecting this option will not be considered for the other rejected offers in the current round and also if any higher preferred offer is made in the next round then the existing 'Retain and Wait' offer will get cancelled.

Candidates selecting this option have to click on “Submit” button and check the website of allotted institute for further admission process.

Option - 3: Reject and Wait

Candidates selecting this option do not want to accept any of the allotted seats but will be considered for subsequent rounds of seat allotment. Candidates have to click on “Submit” button to confirm their choice.

Option - 4: Reject

The option of reject implies to the final round of COAP where “Reject and Wait” option would imply “Reject” as there will be no further rounds of seat allotment. Reject option is selected by candidate when they do not want to accept any seat offered during GATE COAP 2020.

GATE COAP 2020 Seat Allotment Options

RoundsAvailable Options
Accept and FreezeRetain and WaitReject and Wait
Round 1YesYes
Yes
Round 2Yes
Yes
Yes
Round 3Yes
Yes/No
Yes
Round 4Yes
Yes/No
Yes
Round 5Yes
NoYes
Online Additional Rounds
Round AYesNoYes
Round BYesNo
Yes
Round CYes
No
Yes
Round DYes
No
Yes**

* No, if the candidates have already used Retain & Wait on the same offer twice. Same offer refers to the program “XYZ” of a particular Institute “ABC”.
**Candidates may have to follow spot rounds either online or offline and it could be specific to the institutes. Depending on the vacancy status and admission date, there could be a few more extra rounds from the participating institutes.

Participating Institutes of GATE COAP 2020

Candidates can check below the complete list of GATE COAP participating institutes. The list includes ISc Bangalore and all IITs, beside a few which accept admission through their own process.

GATE COAP Participating Institute 2020


GATE COAP Participating PSU 2020 - Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Contact Details

COAP 2020

Email: coap@iitm.ac.in

Telephone: 044-22578200

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GATE COAP 2020

Question: What is COAP?

Answer:

COAP is a common platform for candidates where participating institutes publish the seat allotment result and students make the choice for admission into an M.Tech. Programme in the institutes. COAP is not a portal for applying for M.Tech. admission. Candidates have to apply separately to respective Institute for M.Tech. admission. Admission Offers will be uploaded by the participating Institutes in a common time window on COAP.

Question: Is it necessary for a candidate to register at COAP?

Answer:

Yes. Candidates who apply for admission into an M.Tech. Programme in any of the participating institutes have to register for COAP as they will receive admission offers via COAP only. 

To access and make a decision on the allotted seats made by participating Institute, each candidate should register and visit COAP. Without registering at COAP, the candidate will not be able to access the offers on COAP.

Question: Can I apply for M.Tech. / Job to participating Institutes / PSUs through COAP?

Answer:

No. COAP is not an M.Tech. Admission / Job Application Portal. Every candidate should apply separately to respective Institute(s) for M.Tech. admission.

Question: Who can register for Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP)?

Answer:

Candidates seeking M.Tech admissions in any of the participating Institutes of COAP and who have a valid GATE 2020 score or from year 2019/ 2018 can register for COAP.

Question: How will I know the status of any offers?

Answer:

You can check the offer status, during the scheduled dates, by logging in to COAP (Common Offers Admission Portal) using your login id and password, sent to you by email/SMS after your registration at COAP.

Question: I have more than one valid GATE scorecards for the same paper. Which score card shall I use?

Answer:

It is advisable to register with the highest GATE Score. 
During registration, you will also provide valid GATE score details of remaining years. You will register only once but registration details will include all other GATE scores of last three years. Failing to do so will result in disqualification.

Question: I have two or three valid GATE scorecards for two or three different papers. Can I use all the scores?

Answer:

You will register only once. Subsequently, when you login COAP for the first time, you will provide all three/ two GATE scores (different papers) in one registration form. For example: if you have GATE Scores for EC and CS papers, then you can register with any one of the GATE paper score (EC or CS). And include the remaining GATE paper score when you login to COAP for the first time.

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