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GATE 2018 Counselling - CCMT, COAPS and Other Institutes

Updated On - February 19th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

GATE 2018 Counselling- There is no common counselling held for admission to post graduate programs. After the declaration of GATE Result, all the participating institutes will commence admission rounds on the basis of GATE Scores

IITs will conduct GATE counselling 2018 through COAP. COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal) provides a common platform for candidates to make the most preferred choice for admission in MTech programs in IITs. All the participating IITs will upload admission offers in a common time window. For taking part in admission rounds, aspirants should register at COAP website. Click here to know more about GATE COAP

For admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, GATE 2018 Counselling will be done through CCMT (Centralized Counselling for MTech/MArch). CCMT is an online admission program for getting enrolled NITs and Central Funded Technical Institutes such as IIITM Gwalior, NIFFT Ranchi etc. Click here to know more about GATE CCMT Counselling

Post declaration of results, GATE Participating Institutes will announce their separate GATE Cut Offs. On the basis of GATE cut offs, the participating institutes (other than IITs, NITs, CFTIs) will release their merit lists for admission through GATE

Important Dates for GATE Counselling 2018

EventDate (Tentative)
GATE 2018February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018
IISc Bangalore M.Tech admission through GATE 2018February 2018
IITs M.Tech admission through GATE 2018 (COAP)March 2018
GATE 2018 ResultMarch 17, 2018
NITs M.Tech admission through GATE 2018 (CCMT)April 2018
State Universities M.Tech admission through GATE 2018March – July 2018

IISc Bangalore Admission Through GATE

Before the announcement of GATE Results, IISc Bangalore releases the application form in February 2018. Based on GATE scores and certain eligibility criteria defined by IISc Bangalore, the admission rounds take place. Candidates possessing a minimum of second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply for admission in Research Programs (PhD/MTech)-

GATE Counselling, IISc Bangalore admission through GATE

GATE Financial Assistance- 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.

IIT MTech Admission Through GATE 2018

By now, for participating in admission rounds of MTech in IITs, candidates have to register online at GATE COAPS. 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. 

State Universities MTech Admission Through GATE

Post declaration of GATE result, state universities and other private institutes will conduct GATE counselling for admission to MTech programs. 

CCMT 2018 Counselling 

CCMT 2018 Counselling – For participating in CCMT 2018 candidates have to apply online from April 10, 2017 – May 11, 2017. Candidates can apply for all the 31 NITs and CFTIs through GATE CCMT Counselling. 

Features of CCMT 2018

  • This year SVNIT Surat is organizing CCMT 2018 for GATE qualifying candidates.
  • Participating Institutes will act as Reporting Centers
  • Candidates have to report to the reporting centers during the seat allotment process (after any round). There they have to pay the Seat Confirmation fee and other fee. They also have to complete other formalities too.
  • All freshly registered National Spot Round Registered Candidates are required to visit at any Reporting centers for documents’ verifications for consideration of their candidature.

CCMT 2018 Eligibility

  • Candidates must have valid GATE score of 2016/2017/2018
  • Candidate must have secured minimum of 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks in qualifying exam (For General and OBC).  For SC/ST/PwD category candidates have to secure minimum of 6.0 CGPA or 55% marks.

CCMT 2018 Admission Process

Pre - Allotment Process: Candidates are to register on the Official portal of CCMT.  Candidates have to register for CCMT from April 10 – May 11, 2017. The registration fee for CCMT is Rs. 2200/- for OC/OB and Rs.1700/- for SC/ST/PwD candidates. Candidates need to fill the correct and verifiable information regarding them during registration and choice filling process. Candidates are free to change, reorder, delete or add programmes or institutes as per their preference.

Seat Allotment: Candidates Will be allotted seats on the basis of the ranks in GATE 2018. Candidates who have allotted seats have to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee of Rs. 20000 through online mode. After that they have to report any one of the reporting center 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 Institute 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.

CCMT 2018 Dates

For participating in CCMT you need to follow the below-mentioned calendar of CCMT 2018 dates for the admission process in NITs or CFTIs. The process will begin from the release of brochure followed by the application process, 3 rounds of seat allotment and result declaration.

ActivitiesTentative Date
AdvertisementApril 03, 2018
Availability of CCMT 2018 websiteApril 03, 2018
Online CCMT registration startsApril 10, 2018
Start date of online choice fillingApril 10, 2018
Last date of online registration and fee payment (₹ 2000/- for OC/OB and ₹ 1700/- for SC/ST/PwD)May 08, 2018 (till 11:59 PM)
Last date of online choice fillingMay 11, 2018 (till 11:59 PM)
Locking of ChoicesMay 08 – 11, 2018 (till 11:59 PM)
Automatic locking of choicesMay 11, 2018 (at 11:59 PM)
1st Round of allotmentMay 21, 2018
Payment of Seat Acceptance fee of ₹20,000/- through Net Banking or Debit Card or Credit Card from own computer, OR through e-challan at any SBI branch followed by reporting at any Reporting Centre after 1st round of allotmentMay 22 - Mat 25 2018
2nd Round of allotmentMay 29, 2018
Seat Acceptance fee of ₹20,000/- through Net Banking or Debit Card or Credit Card from own computer, OR through e-challan at any SBI branch followed by reporting at any Reporting Centre after 2nd round of allotmentMay 30 - June 02, 2018
3rd Round of allotmentJune 11, 2018
Seat Acceptance fee of ₹20,000/- through Net Banking or Debit Card or Credit Card from own computer, OR through e-challan at any SBI branch followed by reporting at any Reporting Centre after 3rd round of allotmentJune 12 - 15, 2018
Payment of Provisional Admission Confirmation Fee of ₹10,000/- through Net Banking or Debit Card or Credit Card from own computer, OR through e- challan at any SBI branchJune 16 - 22, 2018
Internal Sliding result declarationJune 25, 2018
Vacancy declaration for NSRJuly 04, 2018
Fresh registration for National Spot Round (NSR) – (Fresh and Withdrawal applicants only)July 05 - 14, 2018
Payment of ₹42,000/- for OC/OB (Rs 40,000/- NSR Participation Fee + Rs 2000/- Registration Fee) and ₹11,500/- for SC/ST/PwD (Rs 10,000/- NSR Participation Fee + Rs 1500/- Registration Fee) through Net Banking or Debit Card or Credit Card from own computer, or through e-challan at any SBI branch.July 05 - 14, 2018
Choice filling for National Spot Round (NSR)July 05 - 15, 2018
Locking of choices for NSR.July 05 - 15, 2018
Document verification of NSR registered candidates*July 17 - 20, 2018
NSR seat allotmentJuly 23, 2018
Classes startClasses will commence as per the respective Institute’s Academic Calendar(please refer CCMT website or respective PI website)

Other Universities Accepting GATE score

Many other Universities also uses GATE Scorecard as a parameter for seat allotment in post graduate courses offered by them. First of all we are providing you the preferred colleges for pursuing M.E./M.Tech after IITs and NITs.

  • AdiShankara 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)
  • 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

For getting admission in these institutes you have to separately apply to the individual colleges you are interested in. Different Universities will release their eligibility criteria and schedule for admission. Mentioned below are dates of availability of application form of some of the preferred colleges for pursuing M.E./M.Tech.

M.Tech Admission Through GATE in Other Institutes Application Form

Institute NameAvailability of Application form (Tentative Dates)
Amrita UniversityFebruary 21, 2018 – May 15, 2018
CUSATMarch 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018
DAIICTApril 14, 2018 – June 7, 2018
Delhi Technological UniversityMay 7, 2018 – June 6, 2018
LNMIITFebruary 13, 2018 – May 15, 2018
Nirma UniversityMay 17, 2018 – June 27, 2018
PDPUApril 22, 2018 – June 15, 2018
RGIPTMay 11, 2018 – June 26, 2018
Thapar UniversityApril 2, 2018 – June 12, 2018
UPESSeptember 30, 2017 – May, 2018

*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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Neetu Sarna

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

24 Apr, 2017 00:20

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

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

Hi Deepak, you may get details on the colleges based on your GATE scores, please click the link for same

06 Apr, 2017 14:47

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

28 Mar, 2017 06:28

Hi Abhishek, to get good colleges according to your GATE score, please find the link

28 Mar, 2017 13:31
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

Hi Mahesh, as per the scores, you may apply for private colleges. For more details, you may find the link

27 Mar, 2017 11:49
Arun gupta

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

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

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

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
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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