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COAP 2024: GATE COAP Counselling Dates, Seat Allotment, Certificate Verification, Registration, Process

COAP Counselling 2024: IIT Kanpur will start the registration process for COAP 2024 on March 18, 2024. Students who pass the GATE exam will be able to register at
COAP 2024

COAP 2024

GATE COAP 2024 Dates: IIT Kanpur will be the coordinating institute for COAP 2024. The registration process for COAP 2024 has commenced on March 19, 2024. IIT Kanpur has also released the information brochure for COAP 2024 on the official website.

The Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is the online platform on which all participating institutes or PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) will upload their offers within a specified time period. The candidates who have registered for COAP 2024 can access the admission offers/ job offers from all the participating institutes / PSUs in which they have applied for M.Tech admissions / jobs.

For admission into M.Tech programs in any of the participating institutes or applying for a job in any participating PSU, every candidate should also apply to the corresponding Institute/ PSU separately.

COAP 2024 Information Brochure- Download

What is COAP 2024?

The Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is a platform for centralised counselling used by registered candidates for admission into various postgraduate programs in engineering, such as M.Tech/M.Des in the participating institutes. Students can make their choices of institutions and programs based on their GATE scores and their preference. The COAP facilitates the process of seat allocation and acceptance. 

Every year, the GATE organising institute of the preceding year acts as the coordinating institute for COAP. For 2024, IIT Kanpur is the coordinating institute. There are 24 institutes that will participate in COAP 2024 including IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee among others.

COAP Registration Form 2024- Direct Link

The application form is now live on the official webite - The same can be accessed from the link provided below.

COAP Registration Form 2024- Direct Link

COAP 2024 Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for COAP 2024 counselling, candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • The candidate registering for COAP 2024 must be an Indian National.
  • The candidate must possess a valid GATE score (Qualified in GATE 2024/2023/2022)

COAP 2024 Registration Process

Only those candidates who have qualified in GATE 2024/2023/2022 and wish to apply for M.Tech.admission in any of the participating institutes / job offers in PSUs are eligible to register at COAP 2024.  The registration process will commence on March 19, 2024. The detailed COAP 2024 registration process is given below:

Step 1: Visit the official COAP 2024 website,

Step 2: Click on the ‘Register’ option

Step 3: To register at COAP 2024,  the following details will be required by the candidate 

  • Name of the candidate 
  • GATE Registration number(s)
  • Valid GATE score(s)
  • Date of birth
  • Email ID
  • Mobile number

Step 4: Click on the ‘Submit’ option to submit your registration.

Step 5: You will receive login information via Email/SMS.

Step 6: Click on ‘Login’ option available on the homepage and verify registration details.

Step 7: Enter additional GATE score (if any, in the last three years) and submit.

COAP 2024 Portal: Steps to check admission offers 

Candidates can follow the steps given below to check the admission offers received: 

Step 1: Register at the COAP 2024 as per the official schedule.

Step 2: Candidates must separately apply to respective IITs and PSUs using the COAP registration number.

Step 3: If a candidate receives any offer, it will be displayed on the dashboard.

Step 4: The  following options will be given to the candidates:

  • ‘Accept and Freeze’: Candidates should select this option if he/she is willing to accept one of the offers. Subsequently, the candidate should visit the respective institute's admission portal or PSU's joining portal and complete the admission/joining procedure.
  • ‘Reject’: A candidate can select this option if they are not willing to accept any of the offers in the current round. All the offers made during that round will be considered as rejected.
  • ‘Retain and Wait’: This option should be selected if a candidate indicates his/her partial acceptance to any one of the available offers and also would like to be considered for upgrading to the candidate's higher preferences.

Step 5: After the candidate has selected and finalised an offer at COAP, they have to then visit the official website of the IIT/PSU of which they have accepted the offer and complete the admission process as per their set guidelines and dates.

COAP Seat Allotment Date 2024

The offers are provided by the participating institutes/PSUs in rounds. A total of 10 rounds are conducted in COAP counselling including 5 main rounds and 5 additional rounds. The dates for each round of COAP 2024 counselling process are given below.

COAP 2024 Schedule: Main rounds

The tentative COAP 2024 schedule for main rounds is provided in the table below.

Round Number

Time window for candidates to view offers and take a decision 

Round 1

May 13 to May 15, 2024 (till 9:00 AM)

Round 2

May 20 to May 22, 2024  (till 9:00 AM)

Round 3

May 27 to May 29, 2024 (till 9:00 AM)

Round 4

June 2 to June 4, 2024 (till 9:00 AM)

Round 5

June 8 to June 10, 2024 (till 9:00 AM)

COAP 2024 Schedule: Additional Rounds

The tentative schedule for COAP 2024 for additional rounds is given below.

Round Number

Time window for candidates to view offers and take a decision 

Round 6

June 15 to June 17, 2024 (till 9:00 AM)

Round 7

June 21 to June 23, 2024 (till 9:00 AM)

Round 8

June 27 to June 29, 2024 (till 9:00 AM)

Round 9

July 3 to July 5, 2024 (till 9:00 AM)

Round 10

July 9 to July 11, 2024 (till 9:00 AM)

COAP 2024 List of participating institutes

The following institutes will participate in the COAP 2024 counselling process.

IISc Bangalore

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

IIT Bhilai

IIT Jammu

IIT Bhubaneswar 

IIT Jodhpur


IIT Kanpur

IIT Bombay

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Delhi

IIT Madras

IIT Dharwad

IIT Mandi

IIT Gandhinagar

IIT Palakkad


IIT Patna

IIT Guwahati

IIT Roorkee

IIT Hyderabad

IIT Ropar

IIT Indore

IIT Tirupati


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it necessary for a candidate to register at COAP?

Yes, it is necessary for candidates to register at the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) as participating institutes seek COAP registration number for admission into an M.Tech program.

Who will conduct COAP 2024?

COAP 2024 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. The official schedule for COAP 2024 will be released once the GATE 2024 results are announced.

How many rounds of COAP are there?

IIT Kanpur will conduct a total of 10 rounds for COAP 2024. There will be 5 main rounds followed by 5 additional rounds.

What is COAP in lIT admission?

COAP stands for Common Offers Acceptance Portal. It is an online platform for centralised counselling where candidates can select their preferred choices for admission to M.Tech courses in top engineering institutes.

How do I participate in COAP 2024?

To participate in the COAP 2024 counselling process, candidates must visit the official COAP website and complete the registration process. Provide the necessary details, including your GATE registration number, GATE score and other relevant information. Once registered, candidates can login into the COAP portal and select their preferred M.Tech programs and participating institutes.

What are the documents to be uploaded for COAP 2024 registration?

Candidates are not required to upload any documents while registering at COAP 2024.

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