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June 30, 2022 • 10:54 am

COAP Counselling 2022 – GATE Admission Process for IITs

As results of the GATE 2022 exam were declared on 17th March 2022, the qualified candidates will now be looking for admissions in their desired institutes for MTech/ ME/ PhD programmes through GATE counselling.

According to the latest update, IIT Bombay has opened the official portal to organize additional rounds in COAP 2022 Counselling Process. The offer portal for Round B is now open after successful completion of Round A . Candidates can login to take action in round B till 1st July 2022, 11:59 P.M.  

But, before applying for the GATE Counselling Process, it is essential to know about its notifications, dates, and other important details.  In this blog, we have provided all the necessary information regarding GATE Counselling 2022. 

GATE Counselling Important Points  

GATE Counselling 2022 Eligibility Criteria 

How to Fill COAP 2022 Application Form 

    COAP Admission Procedure 2022 

    Online Registration for GATE Counselling 2022 

    COAP Choice Filling & Locking Process 

    Seat Allotment and Physical Reporting in COAP 

Documents Required for GATE Counselling 2022 

Participating Institutes in GATE Counselling  

FAQs for GATE Counselling  



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Key Points for GATE Counselling 2022 


Every aspirant should keep some points in mind while going for the COAP 2022 counselling. Knowing these details will help you simplify your registration and final admission procedure. 

The important points for GATE 2022 counselling are as follows: 

Candidates who clear the GATE 2022 cut-off will be qualified for the Counselling process as COAP 2022 depends on the GATE score.

Document Verification will be required during the counselling process. 

No common GATE counselling will be done for qualified candidates. 

Candidates need to fill out the GATE registration form and the counselling fees to appear for COAP.  

Here, we have provided the dates for the main and additional rounds of GATE 2022 admission process for your reference:



Dates for Main Rounds of COAP Counseling


Round No

Time window to

view offers and take a decision

Options available to candidates

Accept & Freeze

Retain & Wait


Round 1

20th  ̶  22nd May




Round 2

27th  ̶  29th May




Round 3

3rd  ̶  5th June


Yes/ No*


Round 4

10th  ̶  12th June


Yes/ No*


Round 5

17th  ̶  19th June






Dates for Additional Rounds GATE COAP Counseling


Round No

Time window to

view offers and take a decision

Options available to candidates

Accept & Freeze

Retain & Wait


Round – A

24th  ̶  25th June




Round – B

30th June  ̶  1st July




Round – C

6th  ̶  7th July




Round - D

12th  ̶  13th July




**Round - E

18th  ̶  19th July






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GATE Counselling 2022 Eligibility Criteria 


While applying for the GATE counselling process, it is important that you should know about its eligibility criteria.  

The eligibility criteria for COAP Counselling includes the necessary qualification that makes a candidate eligible for admission in their desired institutes.

So, here we have listed down the eligibility criteria for the COAP counselling process:



COAP 2022 Eligibility Criteria:


The candidate must be of Indian nationality.

The candidates must possess a valid GATE Scorecard.



How to Fill COAP 2022 Admission Form


With the results declared, candidates will be eagerly looking to fill in the application form for COAP counselling procedure. So, you must know all the steps required to fill in the application form before GATE Counselling 2022. 

Check out the flowchart given below, which will make your COAP registration process hassle-free:




COAP 2022 Admission Procedure


To help you understand the COAP 2022 admission process, we have provided the major steps involved in the process below: 

Register on the official website of COAP 2022.

Read the procedure carefully and follow the instructions.

Enter the required personal details.

Click on Submit button.

Use the details sent on your Email/SMS for logging in to the portal.



Online Registration for GATE Counselling 2022


Candidates who have qualified in GATE 2022/ 2021/ 2020 and wish to apply for M.Tech. admission in any participating institutes / PSUs job offers are eligible to register at COAP 2022. After successfully completing registration at COAP, you will be able to access information on offers made by the participating institutes.



Documents Required while Registration


During the registration process, candidates must carry some of the necessary documents. Check out the list of necessary details required for filling COAP registration form below:

Candidate's Name

Registration number of GATE 2022

GATE Score

Date of Birth (DOB)


Personal phone number


After submitting the registration form, you must re-login to verify your registration details. Once the process is complete, you can view the admission offers on the official portal.



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COAP Choice Filling & Choice Locking


After completing the registration process on the official COAP portal, you can avail the option for choice filling and choice locking.

If a candidate opted for the "retain and wait"  choice in Round 1 and wants to "retain and wait" the same offer again in Round 2, they must select the same option in Round 2. If no action is taken in Round II, then all current offers, including the "retain and wait" offer from Round 1, will be considered "REJECTED".


IIT Roorkee will not make any new offer in Round 2. Fresh offers will be made again from Round 3 onwards.

Choice Filling: You need to fill in the details of your preferred institute and specialization courses that you want to opt for.

Choice Locking: You can lock the choice of preferred institutes and specialized courses that you want to select.


The choice filling & locking is done through a standard process given below:

Accept and Freeze: For candidates who do not want to consider upgrading to higher preferences.

Retain and Wait: For candidates who want to consider upgrading to higher preferences in further counselling rounds.

Reject and Wait: For candidates who are unwilling to accept any offers made in the current round. They will wait for higher preferences in the further rounds.

Check out the flowchart below to know the COAP Choice filling & Choice locking process in detail:

GATE Flow Chart



Seat Allotment and Physical Reporting for COAP


After the candidates confirm their seats, they must pay the seat acceptance fees enforced by the allotted institutes. With the successful fee payment, you will be able to download your provisional seat allotment confirmation letter from the official COAP portal.

The seat allotment process will be done purely based on choices filled by aspirants and merit basis.

After completing all the above steps, you need to report to the allotted institute for the final admission procedure.



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Documents Required for GATE Counselling 2022


While reporting for final admission at the allotted institutes, you must carry the necessary documents. Missing any of the documents for counselling will lead to the termination of the whole counselling process.

The documents required during the final admission procedure are:

Original GATE scorecard

Admit card

Provisional seat allotment letter

Date-of-Birth certificate

Photo ID proof

12th class mark sheet

Marksheet / Scorecard of qualifying examination (for all semesters).

Passport size coloured photograph

Category certificate (if applicable)

Seat acceptance fee proof



Participating Institutes in GATE Counselling


Below we are providing the list of IITs that are participating in the GATE Counselling Procedure. Check out the institutes for your reference.


List of Participating Institutes in COAP

IISC Bangalore

IIT Bhilai

IIT Bhubaneswar


IIT Bombay

IIT Delhi

IIT Dharwad


IIT Guwahati

IIT Hyderabad

IIT Indore

IIT ISM Dhanbad

IIT Jammu

IIT Jodhpur

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Madras

IIT Mandi

IIT Palakkad

IIT Patna

IIT Roorkee

IIT Ropar

IIT Tirupati





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for GATE Counselling 2022


Here we are sharing the frequently asked questions by the aspirants regarding GATE Counselling 2022.

In case you have any doubts or queries regarding GATE 2022 counselling, you can relate to these frequently asked questions mentioned below:


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

Answer: Yes, all participating institutes will seek COAP registration numbers on their M.Tech. Applications portal for admission. Candidates who have applied for admission into an M.Tech. Programme in any participating academic institutes will receive admission offers via COAP only.


Question: How will I know the status of any admission offer in COAP?   

Answer: You can check the offer status, during a priori scheduled dates, by logging in to COAP using your login id and password.


Question: How can I participate in CCMT counselling?

Answer: To participate in the CCMT counselling, you need to register at the official CCMT portal. It is important that you should know about the Complete CCMT admission Procedure before applying for CCMT counselling.


Question: Will additional spot admission rounds of offers be available at COAP?  

Answer: No, after the Main and Additional rounds at COAP, no offers will be available at the portal. Some Institutes may like to fill the vacancy with additional / spot rounds, for which candidates should follow the guidelines of the respective institute separately.



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We hope this blog has provided you with the required information related to GATE Counselling 2022. Candidates seeking admission to IIT institutes for their post-graduation must apply for the COAP counselling process before the last date.

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