GATE counselling 2021 will be conducted through two different platforms – CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech) and COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal). Candidates are required to choose the platform for GATE counselling 2021 based on the institute they wish to get admission in. Admissions to IISc Bangalore and all the IITs are done by registering at the COAP. On the other hand, admission to all the NITs, IIEST Shibpur, and some IIITs and GFTIs is done through CCMT.
Candidates with a valid GATE score 2021/2020/2019 will be eligible to participate in the GATE counselling 2021. GATE counselling through CCMT will have three regular rounds followed by two special ones. Special rounds for CCMT 2021 will be conducted for filling up of vacant seats in the CCMT participating institutes. On the other hand, for admission through COAP, candidates have to apply on the official websites of different participating institutes individually. Also, along with the registration at different institutes, candidates have to register for COAP.
Read this article further for complete information on GATE counselling 2021 including stepwise procedure, participating institutes, etc.
Candidates willing to get admission in IITs, IISc Bangalore or take part in the PSU recruitment are required to participate through COAP. Common Offer Acceptance Portal is not an application portal for M.Tech admission; rather, it is a platform where the participating institutes upload their admission offers and the prospective candidates accept those offers. Candidates can find complete details on COAP 2021 below.
GATE counselling via COAP is held through five main rounds and four additional rounds (if the seats remain unoccupied). All the rounds will have a specified schedule. The table below mentions the important dates related to GATE counselling 2021 through COAP.
|Events||Important Dates (expected)|
|Start of COAP registration 2021||Third week of March 2021|
|Last date to complete COAP registration 2021||To be notified|
|Round 01||Last week of May 2021|
|Round 02||First week of June 2021|
|Round 03||Second week of June 2021|
|Round 04||Third week of June 2021|
|Round 05||Last week of June 2021|
|Round A (Additional Round)||First week of July 2021|
|Round B (Additional Round)||Second week of July 2021|
|Round C (Additional Round)||Last week of July 2021|
|Round D (Additional Round)||First week of August 2021|
*Candidates must note that the exact dates for GATE counselling via COAP 2021 will be updated as soon as the IIT-Bombay releases the official information brochure.
*Each additional round will be treated as a decisive round and candidates cannot choose the option ‘Reject and Wait’ in any of the additional rounds.
Candidates need to register for Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) after the release of the GATE result. Participating institutes and PSU’s upload their respective admission and recruitment offers on the COAP. Candidates are able to register at COAP 2021 if they fulfil the following eligibility criteria.
1. Candidates must secure a valid GATE score in any of the following academic years for COAP 2021 registration:
2. Candidates must be an Indian National
During COAP registration 2021, candidates need to enter some basic details related to the GATE exam they sat for. COAP registration is free for the candidates. However, they are required to pay registration fees to apply for different participating institutes.
The steps to be followed to register for COAP are as follows:
1st Step – Visit the official website of COAP
2nd Step – Click on the text reading ‘Registration Link’
3rd Step – Enter the following details in specified boxes:
4th Step – Click on ‘Validate’ button
5th Step – Enter the captcha code as appearing in the image
6th Step – Click on ‘Submit to Register’ button
Common Offer Acceptance Portal provides three different features to the candidates via the same window. Candidates have to use the features directly or indirectly during GATE counselling 2021. The functions associated with COAP 2021 after the offer has been made are as follows.
#1 ACCEPT AND FREEZE
#2 RETAIN AND WAIT
#3 REJECT AND WAIT
Candidates must note that in the last round of the GATE counselling of COAP, they will only be left with the ‘Accept and Freeze’ and ‘Reject’ option.
Participating institutes/PSUs will make offers to candidates in every round of COAP 2021. Candidates have to choose either of the three options discussed above in each round. The detailed procedure for GATE counselling 2021 through COAP is as follows.
Candidates must note that if they do not choose any of the three options in a particular round or do not visit the COAP portal, the ‘Reject and Wait’ or ‘Reject’ option (as per the criterion in the round) gets chosen automatically.
As already discussed, candidates will have majorly three options during the GATE counselling 2021 i.e. ‘Accept and Freeze’, ‘Retain and Wait’ and ‘Reject and Wait’. Candidates can check the table below to know the round-wise options available via COAP 2021.
|Round||Accept and Freeze||Retain and Wait||Reject and Wait|
A total of 21 institutes in India participate in the GATE counselling via the means of COAP. The list of participating institutes in COAP 2021 is as follows.
|Institute Name||Origin of Institute||Abbreviation Used|
|Indian Institute of Science||Bangalore||IISc|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Bhilai||IIT BH|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Bhubaneshwar||IIT BBS|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Varanasi (BHU)||IIT (BHU)|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Bombay||IIT B|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Delhi||IIT D|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Goa||IIT GOA|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Guwahati||IIT-G|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Hyderabad||IIT-H|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Indore||IIT-I|
|Indian Institute of Technology||ISM Dhanbad||IIT (ISM)|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Jodhpur||IIT-J|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Kanpur||IIT-K|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Kharagpur||IIT KGP|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Madras||IIT-M|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Mandi||IIT-Mandi|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Pallakad||IIT-PKD|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Roorkee||IIT-R|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Ropar||IIT-RPR|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Patna||IIT-P|
|Indian Institute of Technology||Tirupati||IIT-TP|
CCMT is a common or centralized counselling platform for offering M.Tech, M.Arch and M.Des admission to the prospective candidates with a valid GATE score. CCMT 2021 is applicable for admissions in all NITs, IIEST Shibpur, some IIITs and some GFTIs For more details on GATE counselling through CCMT 2021, check this article further.
GATE counselling via CCMT 2021 will involve multiple events. Refer to the table below for important dates regarding CCMT 2021.
|Events||Important Dates (Expected)|
|Start of online registration, fee payment, choice filling||Last week of April 2021|
|Last date to register and fill choices||Second week of June 2021|
|Online Choice Locking||Until second week of June 2021|
|Automatic locking of saved choices||Second week of June 2021|
|Round 1 seat allotment||Third week of June 2021|
|Payment of Seat Acceptance fee||Third week of June 2021|
|Online Document Verification by officers of Allotted Institute||Last week of June 2021|
|Online Seat withdrawal and Online Willingness change for Round 1||Last week of June 2021|
|Round 2 seat allotment||First week of July 2021|
|Payment of Seat Acceptance fee||First week of July 2021|
|Online Document Verification by officers of Allotted Institute||First week of July 2021|
|Online Seat withdrawal and Online Willingness change for Round 2||Third week of July 2021|
|Round 3 seat allotment||Last week of July 2021|
|Payment of Seat Acceptance fee||Last week of July 2021|
|Online Document Verification by officers of Allotted Institute||Last week of July 2021|
|Online admission in the Finally Allotted Institute||Last week of July 2021|
|Online Withdrawal from the Admitted Institute||Until second week of August 2021|
|Events||Important Dates (Expected)|
|Advertisement related to the availability of vacant Seats||First week of August 2021|
|Online Registration, payment of registration fee, Special round participation fee, |
Online choice filling
|Second week of August 2021|
|Online choice locking||Second week of August 2021|
|Automatic locking of saved choices||Second week of August 2021|
|Publication of special Round-1 seat allotment||Second week of August 2021|
|Document uploading and specifying willingness||Second week of August 2021|
|Online document verification by officers of the allotted institute||Third week of August 2021|
|Online change of willingness/withdrawal||Third week of August 2021|
|Publication of special round-2 seat allotment||Last week of August 2021|
|Online document uploading||Last week of August 2021|
|Physical reporting and document verification at the allotted institute||Last week of August 2021|
Candidates have to satisfy the eligibility criteria for CCMT 2021 in order to participate in the counselling process. The conducting body rejects ineligible candidates during document verification. CCMT 2021 eligibility criteria is as follows
1. Candidates having a valid GATE score from the following admission years are marked eligible for GATE CCMT Counselling 2021.
2. Candidates having a graduation degree with a minimum of 6.5 CGPA or 60% (55% incase of reserved categories) from a recognized university are eligible to participate in CCMT 2021
Some institutes have their own special set of eligibility criteria. Click here to check the institute-wise special eligibility criteria required to be fulfilled by the candidates.
The conducting authority will hold the GATE CCMT counselling 2021 majorly in three stages. Check the CCMT counselling stages below:
1st Stage – Online Registration, Choice Filling and Locking
2nd Stage – Seat Allotment, Seat Acceptance Fee Payment, Documents Uploading and Verification, Willingness
3rd Stage – Online Document Verification and Admission at the Finally Allotted Institute
All the three stages of the GATE counselling via CCMT are essential as they play a role in the admission of the candidate in the participating institutes. The stage-wise procedure for CCMT 2021 is as follows.
STAGE 1: ONLINE REGISTRATION AND CHOICE FILLING/LOCKING
STAGE 2: SEAT ALLOTMENT, PAYMENT, UPLOADING DOCUMENTS, SUBMITTING WILLINGNESS, VERIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS
STAGE 3: ONLINE DOCUMENT VERIFICATION AND ADMISSION
Candidates must note that the procedure for all the regular rounds will remain the same as mentioned above
In the second stage of CCMT counselling, candidates have to upload certain documents for verification purposes. The online document verification is done to check the basic eligibility of the candidates. Documents required for the online document verification are as follows.
After the verification of the documents, officials will issue the Online Document Verification Certificate (ODVC). Candidates will be able to download the ODVC after accessing the official candidate portal of CCMT 2021. The ODVC certificate will include the following information:
Candidates must preserve their ODVC for future references. However, the verification officers also do the physical verification of candidates’ documents.
After all the regular rounds are conducted, the conducting body hosts special rounds to fill the unoccupied seats in the participating institutes. Candidates have to go through the registration and choice filling again for the special rounds. If the candidate is allotted a seat in any of the special rounds, the earlier allotted seat will be automatically cancelled.
The following kinds of candidates can participate in the CCMT special rounds:
1st Type – Candidates who did not register for the regular rounds of the CCMT 2021 are eligible
2nd Type – Candidates who participated in the regular rounds of CCMT are also eligible, irrespective of the withdrawal
3rd Type – Candidates who participated in the regular rounds but did not get any allotment through CCMT 2021
4th Step – Candidates who participated in the regular rounds of CCMT 2021 but got their allotment cancelled during the document verification process
A merit list is prepared for the allotment of seats through CCMT considering the valid GATE scores of 2019/2020/2021. There can be instances when two or more candidates have a similar score. Following criteria will be used for the determination of merit in cases of ties:
The conducting NIT will release the opening and closing ranks for CCMT 2021 after the conclusion of the process. The CCMT 2021 is yet to be conducted. However, candidates can visit the official website of CCMT (ccmt.nic.in) to check the CCMT cut off from past years.
Click here to check the CCMT cut off over the official website.
While reporting at the allotted institute, candidates will have to carry a certain set of documents for physical verification by admission authorities. The physical document verification will only lead to awarding the final allotment letter to the candidate. Documents to be carried for physical document verification are as follows.
Candidates participating in the CCMT regular or special rounds will come across certain types of fees i.e. seat acceptance fee and the registration fee. Candidates can check the amount of fees to be paid during CCMT 2021 below.
|Non-refundable registration fee (GEN/GEN-EWS/OBC) – Rs. 2,500 |
Non refundable registration fee (SC/ST/PwD) – Rs. 2,000
Seat Acceptance Fee subject to adjustment (GEN/GEN-EWS/OBC) – Rs. 30,000 (Rs. 40,000 for Special Round)
Seat Acceptance Fee subject to adjustment (SC/ST/PwD) – Rs. 10,000
Following are the 51 participating institutes of GATE CCMT for M.Tech., M.Arch. and M.Des admissions.
CCMT Participating Institutes
|1||Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar||201|
|2||Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur||202|
|3||Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal||203|
|4||Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad||204|
|5||National Institute of Technology Agartala||205|
|6||National Institute of Technology Calicut||206|
|7||National Institute of Technology Delhi||207|
|8||National Institute of Technology Durgapur||208|
|9||National Institute of Technology Goa||209|
|10||National Institute of Technology Hamirpur||210|
|11||National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal||211|
|12||National Institute of Technology Meghalaya||212|
|13||National Institute of Technology Nagaland||213|
|14||National Institute of Technology Patna||214|
|15||National Institute of Technology Puducherry||215|
|16||National Institute of Technology Raipur||216|
|17||National Institute of Technology Sikkim||217|
|18||National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh||218|
|19||National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur||219|
|20||National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra||220|
|21||National Institute of Technology, Manipur||221|
|22||National Institute of Technology, Rourkela||222|
|23||National Institute of Technology, Silchar||223|
|24||National Institute of Technology, Srinagar||224|
|25||National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli||225|
|26||National Institute of Technology, Warangal||226|
|27||Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat||227|
|28||Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur||228|
|29||National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand||229|
|30||National Institute of Technology Mizoram||230|
|31||National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh||231|
|32||Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior||301|
|33||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad||302|
|34||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram, Chennai||303|
|35||Pt. Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacture Jabalpur||304|
|36||Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara||308|
|37||International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar||309|
|38||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow||310|
|39||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Pune||311|
|40||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kurnool||317|
|41||National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi||402|
|42||Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology||403|
|43||School of Planning and Architecture: Vijayawada||404|
|44||Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, District Howrah||405|
|45||Central University of Rajasthan||406|
|46||Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh||407|
|47||National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad||408|
|48||School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal||413|
|49||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra||416|
|50||Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar||418|
|51||University of Hyderabad||421|
Candidates who have taken the GATE in 2019/2020/2021 will be eligible for counselling. For CCMT, candidates must have a CGPA of 6.5 in graduation. The only additional eligibility requirement for COAP is having an Indian Nationality.
No. There is no choice filling process in COAP. However, candidates have to visit the official websites of the institutes individually and fill their respective application form. The offers, if any, will be uploaded at the COAP portal.
No, candidates can register for COAP and CCMT in online mode only. Offline mode is not available for participation in the GATE counselling 2021.
Yes, candidates can avail the reservation claim in such a case. However, the candidates will have to produce the documents supporting the category claim at the time of online uploading of documents. Failing the same, the current allotment will get cancelled and the category will be considered as general for subsequent rounds.
No. Candidates must only fill the choices in CCMT counselling for which they are interested in. If the candidate does not pay the seat acceptance fee for the allotted seat, he/she will not be considered for any further rounds of CCMT counselling. However, such candidates can participate in the special rounds.
It is advisable to use the GATE scorecard which has the highest score.
No. Candidates can only accept one offer out of all the available offers in one round of counselling.
No. Candidates will only have the ‘Reject’ or ‘Accept’ option in the last round of GATE counselling 2021 through COAP.
Yes, candidates have to register at the COAP portal again for participation in GATE counselling 2021.
If candidates don’t accept any of the offers, the same will get rejected automatically after the last date. Also, the offers rejected once will never reflect in any subsequent rounds of the GATE counselling 2021 via COAP.
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