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GATE 2018 IIT Counselling

After the declaration of GATE Results, all the participating institutes will commence admission procedure in MTech/PhD courses on the basis of GATE scores. GATE IIT Counselling Process will be carried out through COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal). 

What is GATE COAP?

COAP provides a common platform for candidates seeking admission in MTech/PhD courses in participating IITs. It is a new initiative by IITs to avoid the wastage of admission seats. To access and make a decision on the most preferred choice (out of all the M.Tech specializations) each aspirant should register at the COAP official website. 

All the participating IITs will upload admission offers in a common time window. On the basis of GATE scores, GATE cut off and choices filled, candidates are offered seats at COAP Portal. COAP provides 3 options-

  • Accept and Freeze- Visit the official website of the respective website of IIT to know the further procedure.
  • Retain and Wait- You may get upgradations in seats and in case you don’t get, you still have a seat in your hand. 
  • Reject and Wait- You reject the offered seat and wait for the upgradation.

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GATE 2018 IIT Counselling Documents Required

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:

  • GATE scorecard
  • Engineering academic record
  • Application fee receipt
  • Mark-sheet of 10th and  12th  (original)
  • SC/ ST certificate
  • PwD category certificate
  • Identification proof

GATE 2018 IIT Counselling Important Dates

The candidates are advised to check the official website of different IITs in order to get updates regarding the dates of GATE counselling procedure. The below mentioned table depict the important dates for GATE counselling procedure which are decided on the basis of the previous year’s dates.

EventImportant Date (tentative)
Registration by candidates at COAPMay 16, 2018
Round 1May 29, 2018- June 1, 2018
Round 2June 10, 2018- June 13, 2018
Round 3June 24, 2018- June 27, 2018
Round 4July 8, 2018- July 11, 2018
Round 5July 19, 2018- July 20, 2018

How COAP Works?

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GATE 2018 IIT CounsellingProcedure

In order to get admission in IITs, the candidate must check the notification regarding GATE counselling on the official website of IIT. The GATE 2018 counselling procedure for every IIT is different so the candidate must apply for the same separately. The candidates seeking admission in different postgraduate courses are required to register themselves online for GATE 2018 counselling. Different institutes of IIT will have different qualification criteria for the GATE counselling.

The GATE 2018 Counselling consists of three stages namely online registration, online seat allotment and admission into allotted institutes. These three stages are explained in brief below:

  1. Online registration

Only the GATE 2018 qualifying candidates can register themselves online for GATE 2018 counselling. Once the registration is done, the candidates are required to pay the GATE 2018 counselling fee. The payment of fee confirms the candidate’s registration. The candidates are required to fill in their preferred programs and institutes once the fee is paid.

  1. Online seat allotment

Once the candidate has completed his or her online registration, then he/ she will be allotted the seats on the basis of their GATE merit list after the various rounds of seat allotment. Once the seat is allotted to the candidate, he/ she will be required to arrive at the allotted institute for the payment of course fee.

  1. Admission into Allotted Institutes

For the purpose of admission, the candidate must bring the original documents along with them. The institute offering admission to the candidate will issue a provisional admission letter after the verification of the original documents and payment of the fee. Once all these formalities are done, the candidate must confirm their admission. The candidates must note that confirmation of the allotted seat is important because if the seat is not confirmed, it will be allotted to some other candidate.


List of Participating IITs

GATE is a national level examination which is conducted by seven IIT institutes. The authority which will conduct GATE is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. The below mentioned table represents the list of participating IIT colleges for GATE 2018:

Participating institutes
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

GATE 2018 Counselling Important Instructions

The candidates must keep in mind certain important instructions at the time of GATE Counselling in order to complete the counselling procedure without facing any discrepancy. The important instructions for GATE 2018 counselling are given below:

  • The candidate must note that all IIT institutes have separate forms for the counselling procedure.
  • The candidates must bring all the original documents at time of GATE 2018 counselling.
  • After the GATE 2018 result is declared, the candidates should keep checking the official website for updates of GATE 2018 counselling.
  • In order to increase the chances of getting admission into IITs, the candidates are advised to apply to all the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for all the programs  such as M.Tech, ME, M.Sc, etc. for which they are eligible.

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