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GATE Counselling 2022: Dates, Eligibility, Process, Documents Required for COAP and CCMT

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Sonal Vaid

Content Curator | Updated On - Oct 7, 2021

IIT Kharagpur will not be conducting any centralized GATE Counselling 2022. Instead, two different counselling processes will be held for admission to M.Tech colleges in India- CCMT and COAP. CCMT and COAP counseling processes are conducted every year for admission into NITs and IITs respectively. Candidates who have qualified GATE Cutoff 2022 are eligible for the counseling. 

  • COAP is a common platform where all the participating IITs upload admission offer letters in the common time window. Check GATE COAP Counselling
  • CCMT is also a Centralized Counselling for M.Tech admission in 52 NITs and CFTIs. Check GATE CCMT
  • Both COAP and CCMT are the gateway for admissions and without going through these counseling processes no candidate will be able to get admission based on GATE scores.

Read the article to know more about GATE counseling 2022, important dates and much more

Eligibility Criteria

GATE Counselling 2022: Eligibility Criteria

Category Eligibility Criteria
GATE Scorecard Valid GATE Score on any of the three years (2019/2020/2021). Valid GATE Score on any of the three years (2019/2020/2021).
Minimum Marks Varies according to Institution ≥6.5 CGPA or 60% (OC/OB categories) or 55% (SC/ST/PwD categories) from a recognized university.*

*Note: Percentage conversion to CGPA or vice versa is not allowed.

Note: The course eligibility depends on the combination of degree, streams and GATE exam. Special eligibility is required to become eligible for admission in some institutes. Check GATE CCMT Special Eligibility

GATE Counselling:COAP

GATE Counselling 2022: COAP

To participate in the admission rounds of M. Tech courses, the students need to register online on the official website of GATE COAP 2022. Given below are some of the features of the counseling process.

  • GATE COAP is a common platform where all the participating institutes will upload admission offer letters in the common time window.
  • COAP will offer admission based on GATE scores and applications submitted by candidates. 
  • COAP is a counseling process. Hence, the students need to apply separately to the desired institutes for admissions. Read More: GATE COAP 2022 Counseling

GATE COAP 2022 Dates

Important dates regarding COAP registration and round offers are mentioned below:

Round No. Dates Available Options
Accept & Freeze Retain & Wait Reject & Wait
Registrations 4th week of March 2022 - - -
Round 1 4th week of May 2022 Yes Yes Yes
Round 2 1st week of June 2022 Yes Yes Yes
Round 3 2nd week of June 2022 Yes Yes/ No* Yes
Round 4 3rd week of June, 2022 Yes Yes/ No* Yes
Round 5 4th week of June 2022 Yes No Yes

NOTE: State Universities M.Tech Admission through GATE: Post declaration of GATE result, state universities, and other private institutes will conduct GATE counseling for admission to M.Tech programs. Candidates are advised to visit the respective website of the institutes to get more information.

COAP 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • The candidates must possess a valid GATE Score

COAP 2022 Admission Process

Pre Allotment Process

  • Register at the official website of COAP 2022.
  • Read the procedure carefully and follow the instructions.
  • Enter your personal details
  • Click on Submit button
  • Use the details sent on your Email/SMS for logging in to the portal.

Admission Acceptance Process

  • Login to the portal.
  • Locate the Seat Allotment option and find under it institute-wise allotment details.
  • The candidates will have the provision to select one out of the following three options.
    • Accept and Freeze: This option is to be selected if the candidate is willing to accept one of the offers and does not want to consider upgrading to higher preferences. Such candidates will not be considered for further COAP counseling rounds. 
    • Retain and Wait: This option is to be selected if a candidate indicates partial acceptance and is willing to consider upgrading to higher preferences in further counseling rounds. Such candidates won't be considered for other rejected offers in the current round. In case a higher preference is offered, then the existing 'Retain and Wait' offer will be released. 
    • Reject and Wait: This option is to be selected if a candidate is not willing to accept any offers made in the current round. Such candidates will be considered for higher preferences made in further counseling rounds. 
  • Click on the submit button and complete the admission process further.
GATE CCMT Counseling

GATE CCMT Counseling 2022

GATE CCMT Counselling 2022 is a centralized system for admissions to M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan/ M.Des in top institutes such as NITs, IIEST Shibpur, and some IIITs and GFTIs. It offers a common platform for students and makes the counseling process easier. 

GATE CCMT Counselling 2022: Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
CCMT Registration 1st week of June 2022
Last date for Registration  1st week of July 2022
Resolution of issues related to Fee Payment 1st week of July 2022
Last date of Choice Filling 1st week of July 2022
Automatic Locking of Saved Choices 1st week of July 2022
CCMT Round 1
Publication of Round 1 CCMT Seat Allotment 1st week of July 2022
Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee 1st week of July 2022
Document Verification 2nd week of July 2022
Resolution of issues 2nd week of July 2022
CCMT Round 2
Publication of Round 2 CCMT Seat Allotment 2nd week of July 2022
Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee 3rd week of July 2022
Document Verification 3rd week of July 2022
Resolution of issue 3rd week of July 2022
CCMT Round 3
Publication of Round 3 CCMT Seat Allotment 4th week of July 2022
Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee 4th week of July 2022
Document Verification 4th week of July 2022
Reporting to the institute 4th week of July 2022
Withdrawal of admission 4th week of July 2022

GATE CCMT Counselling 2022: Dates for Special Counselling Rounds

Apart from the main counselling schedule, authorities will also conduct special counselling rounds for CCMT. These rounds are conducted based on the availability of seats at participating NITs and CFTIs. Students can expect the Special Counselling rounds for CCMT 2022 to begin somewhere in the first week of August 2022.

CCMT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must possess a valid GATE score
  • A minimum of 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks must be acquired in the qualifying exam (For General and OBC). 
  • For SC/ST/PwD category candidates, a 5% relaxation is given to the candidates in the qualifying percentage.

CCMT 2022 Admission Process

Pre - Allotment Process

  • Register on the Official portal of CCMT.
  • The registration fee for CCMT is INR 2200 for OC/OB and INR 1700 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
  • Fill in the factually correct information. 

Seat Allotment

  • The seats will be allotted based on the ranks secured in GATE 2022. 
  • Those who have been allotted seats need to pay INR 20,000 as a seat acceptance fee.
  • Report to the reporting center along with all the documents.
  • Get your documents verified.

Getting Admitted To ‘Allotted Institute’

  • The candidates whose documents have been successfully verified need to provisionally reserve their seats by paying INR 10,000. 
  • The balance fee with respect to allotted institutes has to be paid to the respective allotted Institute at the time of physical reporting to the allotted institute. Read More: GATE CCMT Counselling
Counselling For IISc Bangalore

GATE Counselling 2022: For IISc Bangalore

To get admitted to IISc Bangalore, the candidates need to go through IISc Counseling. Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) provides a common platform for the candidates to make the most preferred choice for admission. Before registering on COAP, the students need to keep in mind the following pointers.

  • The admission rounds are conducted based on the GATE scores and eligibility criteria defined by IISc Bangalore. 
  • 70% weightage will be given to GATE score and 30% weightage will be given to written tests or personal interviews.
  • Candidates possessing a minimum of the second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply for admission in Research Programs (Ph.D./MTech)-
Frequently Asked Question

GATE Counselling 2022 FAQs

Ques. Is it mandatory to register for COAP Counseling 2022?

Ans. The candidates who wish to apply to the M. Tech. programs need to mandatorily register themselves in COAP 2022. These candidates will receive admission offers via COAP only. If the candidates do not register at COAP, they will not be able to access the offers.

Ques. Can the students apply to PSUs through COAP 2022?

Ans. No, the students can not apply to PSUs through COAP 2022. COAP is a counseling process. The candidates who wish to apply an M.Tech. Admission / Job Portal needs to do that separately to the respective Institute(s).

Ques. Who is eligible to register for COAP Counseling 2022?

Ans. The candidates who wish to get admitted to the M.Tech program in any of the participating Institutes of COAP need to register for COAP. Provided they have a valid GATE 2022 score or of year 2021/ 2019.

Ques. Can one submit more than one GATE score for COAP Counseling 2022?

Ans. The candidates have a provision to submit the two or three GATE Scores. For this, the candidates need to register only once. For instance, if the candidates possess GATE Scores for XL and NM papers, then they can register with any one of the GATE paper scores (XL or NM). And include the remaining GATE paper score when they login to the COAP portal for the first time.

Ques. When will COAP Counseling 2022 be conducted?

Ans. GATE counseling will be conducted after IITs confirm the offer of admissions through COAP. The portal will display which institute has offered seats for admissions to the M.Tech program.

Ques. Can one apply for CCMT 2022 offline?

Ans. No, the students can not apply to CCMT 2022 offline. The portal will be opened online and it is expected from all the candidates that they register to CCMT via online mode only.

Ques. In how many rounds will CCMT Counseling 2022 wind up?

Ans. Generally, CCMT Counseling winds up in three rounds. However, subsequent rounds can be taken place due to unforeseen circumstances. The students are advised to check the official website regularly for such updates. 

Ques. How many choices can the candidates fill in CCMT Counseling 2022?

Ans. In CCMT Counseling 2022, the candidates can fill as many choices as they want to. There is no limitation. 

Ques. When will CCMT Counseling 2022 take place? 

Ans. CCMT Counseling 2022 will take place after the declaration of results of GATE 2022. The candidates are advised to check the official website for all the latest updates regarding the counseling process.

Ques. What is the choice locking in CCMT Counseling 2022?

Ans. Choice Locking in CCMT Counseling 2022 is the process of the final submission of choices. Once the candidates lock their choices they do not have the provision to modify them. Hence, the candidates are advised to fill their choices carefully. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Can i get any experts number so that i can clear my thoughts regarding GATE?
Hi Abinaya, helpline numbers for GATE are as follows: 011-26591749 and 011-26596137.
I had some backolgs in 3rd semester and i had cleared them in 4th semester.Shall I get seat in any IIT after clearing gate.

Hi Sayyed, yes, you may apply for admission in IIT after clearing the backlogs. Check detailed Eligibility Criteria for this exam from here.

sir I am having 59% in 12th......then is there any scope for me after gate
Hi Sahil, first of all, you will be eligible to appear in GATE only after you have done graduation. Moreover, kindly mention the field in which you want to know your scope.
Meri gate m 1210 rank h or mai civil branch n obc category ki hu to muje kon sa iit ya nit mil skta h

Hi Manisha, To get an idea which college you will get please check the link:- Cutoff.

Hi! I am interested in doing in Power systems or Power electronics, I got gate score of 565 gen category EE branch, i wanted to know whether i will get any IIT's or NIT's. my preference would be NIT raipur or bhopal..

You can get admission in NIT raipur or NIT bhopal. for more deatils you can check our cutoff page with this link : Cutoff

After gate result do i need to apply for M.TECH separately in the respective websites for iits?or there will be a common portal ??Am confused plz help?

For M.Tech. Admission, candidate should visit respective participating Institute(s) application portal and apply as per their choice.Candidate should also register at COAP to access the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s).

Sir, i have done my Aeronautical engineering from Karnataka state open university which is UGC approved but not AICTE approved. If i score a good rank in GATE can i get admission in top colleges like IITs or my degree not being AICTE approved is going to be a problem for me?
Hello Snehit, You can get admission without any problem.
sir when university counselling start
Hello Venkat, The counselling process starts after the result announcement. The date of counselling has announced on official website and also mentioned on brochure.
Is it possible to take admission in M tech civil Engg. without any counseling or Gate qualified
ruby pakhariya

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.
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
ruby pakhariya

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

Hi, my gate score is 411(out of 1000) in gate 2017 ,which is the best college and course I get for program?

Hello Thanooja, To get information regarding best colleges for M.TECH. you can go through with this link. College list.

586 is my GATE 2017 score out of 1000 in ECE (EC) paper(rank 2980). I have any chance of getting into TOP NITs for pursuing mtech VLSI branch?

Hello Karthik, To get information regarding M.TECH colleges you can use this link. M.TECH colleges.

I have acquired a GATE 2017 rank of 8179 with score 451. I would like to pursue MTech. in VLSI or Embedded System. Could you please suggest me a list of good colleges according to my score.

Hello Midhun, To get information regarding college list according to your score ,you can go through with this link. GATE cutoff.

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

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

My CSE GATE-2017 score is 10.91. which best engineering college can I get in for M.Tech program?
ruby pakhariya

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

My gate marks in 2017 in chemical branch is 56 what,s my cut off
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..?
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.
Hi poonam I am zeeshan and I am in final year civil engineering, ryt after my 6th sem i joined a coaching institute which provide classes only on weekends and it really helped me a lot, I was able to prepare it in systematic way. AND if u think you could do it with out a coaching its good, but ull have to work very hard,instead if u join an institute it will help u study in a qualitative way.u dont have to waste so much time on deciding what to study and what not to.HOPE ITS HELPFULL .GOOD LUCK
what is the cut off of psu in gate and for iit and nit for gate

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