Saumya Vishnoi, 31 Oct 2018, #GATE

GATE COAP 2019 -The IITs will set up the GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) 2019 to facilitate students who will apply for the M.Tech admissions at the IITs. The admission offers will be commonly available through GATE COAP but it is mandatory for the candidates to apply for the respective IITs. All M.Tech applicants must register for GATE COAP 2019 on the basis of their GATE scores after applying to the IITs of their choice. After receipt of the admission offers from the participating IITs, candidates must confirm the admission offer of the IIT which they choose to accept through GATE COAP 2019. It must be noted that the GATE COAP 2019 is not an M.Tech Application portal. It is primarily an admission portal. Candidates can check the details about GATE COAP 2019 to understand the process, dates and more given below in the article.

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  • GATE COAP is the common admission portal which has been set up to provide a common platform for M.Tech applicants of IITs.
  • Through the common admission portal, candidates will get help to make the choice of the M.Tech programme and the participating IIT to take admission in.
  • Candidates will be able to access all available offers by registering at GATE COAP. However the candidates will be required to apply individually for the IIT M.Tech admissions 2019.

GATE COAP 2019 Important Dates


Dates (Tentative)

COAP Registration

First week of April to the last week of June 2019


Fourth week of May 2019


First week of June 2019


Third week of June 2019


Fourth week of June 2019

GATE COAP 2019 Participating Institutes

The coordinating authority will announce the list of participating IITs in GATE COAP 2019. There were 14 IITs in the list last year which is given below for the reference of the applicants.

List of Participating IITs

GATE COAP Eligibility Criteria 2019

  • The candidates must be Indian Nationals.

  • It is necessary for the candidate must to qualify either GATE 2017 or 2018 or 2019.They will be required to upload the score card of GATE 2019/2018/2017 accordingly.

  • Candidates applying for M.Tech admissions will have to meet the specific eligibility criteria of the IITs where they have applied.

  • Candidates who have completed their B.Tech from any IIT with a minimum of 8.0 CGPA and above will be eligible for direct admissions and need not register at GATE COAP 2019. Other candidates from IITs with less than 8 CGPA must have appeared for GATE and applied to the IITs before applying to COAP.

  • Candidates who have more than one valid GATE score are advised to apply using the highest GATE score. However during registration candidates must include all other GATE scores if any of the last three years. Failing to do so will result in disqualification.

  • Candidates who have appeared for GATE in different papers in different years are advised to provide all the details of all scores and papers while registering for GATE COAP 2019.

For example: When candidates have GATE Scores for EC and CS papers, then they can register with any one of the GATE paper score (EC or CS). They must however include the remaining GATE paper score when they login GATE COAP for the first time.

Similarly if candidates have multiple GATE Scores for one paper say EC, then they can register with any one of the GATE paper score (GATE 2017 or 2018 or 2019), preferably with the highest GATE score. Subsequently they must include the remaining GATE scores when they login COAP for the first time.

How to access GATE COAP 2019?

All Qualified GATE candidates applying to the IITs for M.Tech admission should register at COAP to be able to access the admission offers. Candidates can refer to the steps given below to access GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) 2019 for M.Tech admissions at IITs.

Step 1- Registration: Candidates will have to register by entering their Name, GATE Registration number(s), GATE score(s), Date of birth, Email ID, Mobile number.

Step 2- The candidates will receive an Email or SMS after registration which they must use to validate and use the given login ID to access the GATE COAP 2019 portal. The password will also be sent through sms. Candidates will be required to enter in additional GATE scores if any and submit the details.

Step 3- After successful registration, candidates will be able to access information on offers made from the IITs where they have applied.

Step 4- All offers will be uploaded and tagged with COAP registration number which is the same as GATE registration number without subject code.

Admission Offers through GATE COAP 2019

The first set of offers will tentatively be made in the fourth week of May 2019. The candidates will receive information through Email/SMS. The offers will also be displayed on the online portal. The Second and subsequent offers will be dependent upon on the availability of the seats.

Options after an admission offer is made through GATE COAP 2019

The candidates will have the following three options for all the rounds except the final or last round 

Option 1 - Accept and Freeze: The candidates can choose this option when they are willing to accept the present offer and would not like to be considered for upgradation to higher preferences in the subsequent rounds. Such candidates will have to visit the respective IIT Admission Portal after choosing the option to confirm their admission. Such candidates will not be allowed to participate further in the COAP process.


Option 2 - Retain and Wait:

Those candidates who wishes to accept one of the present offers but would also like to be considered for upgrading to their higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of offers can choose this option of retain and wait. Candidates choosing this option will not be considered for any rejected offers in the current round. They will however be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of GATE COAP 2019 admission offered the IITs where they have applied.


After choosing this option, candidates should visit the respective IIT’s Admission Portal and follow the procedure as instructed by the institute. In the subsequent round, such candidates can select only one offer from the higher preference offers.


Option 3 - Reject and Wait:

Candidates who are not willing to accept any of the offer(s) can choose this option. Such candidates will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered by any IIT.


Reject Option:

This option is for candidates who are not willing to accept any of the offers and wish to no longer participate in the GATE COAP 2019 admission process.

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