GATE COAP 2022 – Round 2 Offers ( Started), Dates Released, Eligibility, Participating Institutes

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GATE COAP 2022 – Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has opened the GATE COAP 2022 round 2 offers portal from May 27 to May 29, 2022 up to 23:59 Hrs. Candidates can check the important dates and information related to GATE COAP 2022 from this article below. Through COAP, seats of the M.Tech program are filled. Candidates are offered seats on the basis of their score in GATE 2022, 2021 or 2020. COAP is a common platform for the registered candidates to check which IIT has offered a seat in a course, to the respective candidate. Candidate can check in detail about the eligibility to apply for GATE COAP 2022, Admission offers, Options available and the process to apply from this page.

Latest – Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has opened the GATE COAP 2022 round 2 offers portal from May 27 to May 29, 2022 up to 23:59 Hrs. Click here to access the link.

GATE COAP 2022

There are 22 IITs, 01 IISc which are the participating institutes for COAP 2022. Furthermore, a PSU namely, NPCIL is one of the participating PSUs in COAP 2022. The candidates can check the complete schedule for GATE COAP 2022 from the table below.

GATE COAP 2022 Important Dates
COAP 2022 Registration starts from Mar 2022
The time window for viewing of offers and making a decision by a candidate
Round 01 20 – 22 May 2022
Round 02 27 -29 May 2022 up to 23:59 Hrs.
Round 03 03 – 05 Jun 2022
Round 04 10 -12 Jun 2022
Round 05 17 – 19 Jun 2022
Online additional rounds: Time window for viewing of offers and making a decision by a candidate
Round – A 24 – 25 Jun 2022
Round – B 30 Jun – 01 Jul 2022
Round – C 06 – 07 Jul 2022
Round – D 12 – 13 Jul 2022
Round – E 18 – 19 Jul 2022

GATE COAP 2022 Information Brochure

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Candidates can check the information brochure of GATE COAP 2022 by clicking ob below image.

What is the GATE COAP 2022?

The Common Offer Acceptance Portal or COAP was initiated in 2017 to provide a common platform for the registered candidates seeking admission to take the most preferred choice for admission into an MTech Programme in participating Institutes, or job offer from participating Public Sector Units (PSUs). While eight institutes (IIT Bombay, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Indore, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee) were involved in COAP-2017, over the years, more than twenty two institutes and a PSU (NPCIL) have come together and participated in COAP for filling their M.Tech. seats or job vacancies. Every year, the GATE organizing institute of the preceding year acts as the coordinating institute for COAP.

Who will conduct the GATE COAP 2022?

IIT Bombay is the coordinating institute for COAP 2022, and the participating institutes (23 of them) are listed in table below:

IISc Bangalore IIT Bhilai
IIT Bhubaneshwarx IT BHU,
IIT Bombay IIT Delhi
IIT Dharwad IIT Goa
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

Important Features of GATE COAP 2022

Candidates can check the important outline of GATE COAP 2022 is as follow:

  • COAP refers to Common Offer Acceptance Portal, on which all Participating Institutes / PSU’s will upload their offers in a common time window as specified.
  • The registered candidates can access the admission / job offers by registering at COAP from all the participating institutes / PSU’s where they have applied for M.Tech admissions / jobs.
  • For admission into M.Tech program 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
  • To understand the mechanism of looking at all the available offers and making a specific choice out of the offers, the candidates are advised to read the guidelines and then register at COAP 2022.
  • COAP is not an Application Portal for M.Tech admission in any participating institute. Candidates should apply separately to the respective Institute(s) for M.Tech admission / PSU for the job.
  • Each participating Institute / PSU will follow the selection procedure as per the norms and guidelines of the respective Institute.
  • To access and take a decision on the most preferred choice out of the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s), each candidate should register at COAP.
  • COAP registration is completely free. Note that providing COAP registration number has been made mandatory by the participating institutes in their M.Tech application portals.

GATE COAP 2022 Eligibility Criteria

In order to register for GATE COAP 2022, candidates need to satisfy the eligibility criteria as provided below:

  1. Candidates must be Indian Nationals.
  2. Candidates should have valid GATE scores (Qualified in GATE 2022/2021/2020).

GATE COAP 2022 Registration

In order to register, the candidate need to visit the official website of coap.iitb.ac.in. Check out the important key points for GATE COAP 2022 registration is as follow:

  • Candidates can register for COAP online only.
  • Candidates no need to pay any registration fee for COAP 2022.
  • Only those candidates who will register can check the offers made by the participating institutes. The following are the details that have to be entered by the candidate in the application form.
    • Candidate’s name
    • GATE Registration number
    • Valid GATE score(s)
    • Date of birth
    • Email ID
  • Registration will only be successful, when a candidate completes the log-in procedure with the help of the input received via Email / SMS. Email will contain a website URL for logging-in along with the log-in ID. SMS will contain the password.

The flow chart is as given below for the ease to understand for the candidates-

Flow Chart for COAP 2022 Registration and Log-in

Candidate Action Flow Chart for all Rounds of Offers

Candidate Action Flow Chart for the Decisive Round of Offers

GATE COAP 2022 Admission Offers

The purpose of COAP is to fill all the M.Tech. seats in the participating institutes and also to provide a common platform for all the participating PSU’s to upload their Job offers to the GATE Qualified candidates. The objective is to enable fair chances to all participating institutes as well as M.Tech. admission seekers/ PSU Job seekers. The offers will be displayed on the COAP portal only. The candidates get the following options in each round of the admission offer:

To realize the above goal, the following guidelines have been proposed;

Participating Institutes/PSU’s upload their offers (seats/ jobs) during some predetermined dates (See Important dates, Table 1&2) and the registered candidates can choose any one of the available offers, during each round of offers. A candidate can select a maximum of one offer out of all available offers in each round. Candidates will have the following three options in each main round.

Option 1: Accept and Freeze

  1. This option should be selected if a candidate is willing to accept one of the available offers and does not like to be considered for upgrading to higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission.
  2. Candidates selecting this option WILL NOT be considered in the subsequent round(s) of admission in any of the participating academic Institutes and PSUs. After clicking the ‘Accept and Freeze’ option, the candidate should click the submit button to confirm the submission of his/her decision.
  3. Subsequently, the candidate should visit the respective Academic Institute’s Admission Portal or PSU’s Job Portal and follow the procedure as per the instructions on the respective website

Option 2: Retain and Wait

  1. 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, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of offers.
  2. Candidates selecting this option WILL NOT be considered for the other rejected offers in the current round. However, if any higher preferred offer is made in the next round, then the existing ‘Retain and Wait’ offer will be released. However, a candidate can choose “Retain and Wait” on the same offer (same institute and same program) only twice.
  3. Nevertheless, the candidate will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered in the participating academic Institutes and PSUs. After clicking the ‘Retain and Wait’ option, the candidate should click submit to confirm the submission of the decision.

Option 3: Reject and Wait

  1. This option should be selected if the candidate is not willing to accept any of the offer(s) of admission / job in the current round.
  2. Nevertheless, the candidate will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered in any participating academic Institutes and PSUs. Please note, the same offer will not appear in the subsequent rounds as you have rejected this offer. After clicking the ‘Reject and Wait’ option, the candidate should click submit to confirm the submission of the decision.

Guideline for making choice and offer of joining at GATE COAP 2022?

  • Candidates have to complete the submission procedure by clicking the ‘submit’ button. Without completing the submission procedure, it will be treated as if the candidate has not accessed the COAP (vide 5).
  • After selecting an offer of joining / admission with “Accept and Freeze” option, the candidate should visit the concerned organization’s Web Page / Institute’s M.Tech. Admission portal for the subsequent admission / joining procedure. The admission / joining procedure should be completed by the candidate within the due date specified by the admitting institute / PSU.
  • Once a candidate declines / rejects offer(s) in a particular round, the candidate will not be considered for the same offer(s) thereafter. However, the candidate (either with option ‘Retain and Wait’ or with option ‘Reject and Wait’) will be considered for the higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of offers.
  • Candidates should visit COAP Portal during each round of offers till the decision of “Accept and Freeze” is made by the candidate. If a candidate does not access the COAP or does not take a decision during a particular round of offers, then all offers made during that round will be considered as “Rejected” by the candidate. Nevertheless, in case, the candidate has given higher preferences, then the candidate will be considered for higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of offers.

Important Instruction for GATE COAP 2022 Decisive Round of offers

In the Decisive Round of offers (last round of main rounds and all additional rounds), registered candidates will be provided with only in two options of “Accept and Freeze” or “Reject”.

  • Candidates should select the option “Accept and Freeze” if the candidate is willing to accept one of the offers. After clicking the ‘Accept and Freeze’ option, the candidate should click submit to confirm the submission of the decision. Subsequently, the candidate should visit the respective Academic Institute’s Admission Portal or PSU’s Joining Portal and follow the procedure as per the instructions on the respective website. The admission / joining procedure should be completed within the due date.
  • Candidate selects the option “Reject”, if the candidate is not willing to accept any of the offers in the current round. Then all offers made during that round will be considered as Rejected. The candidate should click submit to confirm the submission of the decision. If a candidate does not access COAP or does not take a decision during the final round of offers, then all offers made during that round, will be considered as “Rejected” by the candidate.

Note: It should be noted that during the operation time window of COAP, offers from participating institutes and PSUs will be available at COAP only. Candidates are required to take a decision on acceptance or upgrade or reject at COAP only

GATE COAP 2022 Participating Institutes

The candidates can check the complete list of IITs and IISc which are participating in COAP 2022 from below.

  1. IISC Banglaore
  2. IIT Bhilai
  3. IIT Bhubaneswar
  4. IIT BHU
  5. IIT Bombay
  6. IIT Delhi
  7. IIT Dharwad
  8. IIT Goa
  9. IIT Guwahati
  10. IIT Hyderabad
  11. IIT Indore
  12. IIT ISM Dhanbad
  13. IIT Jammu
  14. IIT Jodhpur
  15. IIT Kanpur
  16. IIT Kharagpur
  17. IIT Madras
  18. IIT Mandi
  19. IIT Pallakad
  20. IIT Patna
  21. IIT Roorkee
  22. IIT Ropar
  23. IIT Tirupati

The following is the participating PSUs of GATE COAP 2022

  1. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

About COAP

COAP is the Common Offer Acceptance Portal in which all the participating institutes upload their M.Tech. admission offers at once place and then the registered candidates will select any one of the available offers. The candidate can select maximum one offer out of available offers in each round. The candidates who accept the offer of the participating institutes will then have to complete the admission procedure before the due schedule. Candidate can also visit COAP for next round(s) of admission.

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FAQs on GATE COAP 2022

Ques: What is COAP?
Ans: 1. COAP stands for Common Offers Acceptance Portal.
2. COAP provides a common platform for a candidate to make the most preferred choice for admission into an M.Tech. Programme in the participating academic institutes. COAP is not a portal for applying for M.Tech. Admission.
3. The candidate should apply separately to respective Institute(s) for M.Tech. Admission.
4. Admission Offers will be uploaded by the participating Institutes in a common time window on COAP.
5. Each participating Institute will follow the selection procedure as per the norms and guidelines of the respective Institute. Only participating Institutes will upload their offer(s).
6. To access and make a decision on the most preferred choice out of the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s), each candidate should register and visit COAP.

Ques: Is it necessary for a candidate to register at COAP? 
Ans: Yes. All participating institutes will seek COAP registration number on their M.Tech. applications portal for admissions. Candidates who have applied for admission into an M.Tech. Programme in any of the participating academic institutes, will receive admission offers via COAP only. To access and make a decision on the most preferred choice out of the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s), each candidate should register and visit COAP. Without registering at COAP, the candidate will not be able to access the offers on COAP.

Ques: I am a Foreign National with a valid qualified GATE score. Can I register at COAP?  
Ans: No. Candidates of Foreign Nationality need not register at COAP.

Ques: I am a sponsored/ defense sponsored candidate. Can I register at COAP?  
Ans: If you have a valid GATE score, you may register at COAP.

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