GATE COAP 2018 official website is functional now. It is The tentative dates for the round of offers have also been announced. The GATE qualifiers who, have registered with any of the IITs, need to register for Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) as well. Candidates are not to confuse COAP with IIT M.Tech admission registration. That has to be done via the official website of each institute. It is only a common platform for checking which IIT has offered a seat in a course, to the respective candidate. Candidates can check the date, registration process, admission process, FAQs, IIT M.Tech admission date, and more details on GATE COAP 2018 from this page.

Latest: Closing Date of registrations for GATE COAP 2018 has been revised. Scroll down to check the same.

COAP 2018 Important Dates

All the crucial dates for CAOP 2018 are as follows. The registration has already been started. The candidates can check the complete date of COAP 2018 from below,

COAP GATE 2018 Important Dates
The online registration for COAP 02 Apr 2018
Closing of the website for online registrations 20 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018
Round No Time window for viewing of offers and making decision by Candidates
Round 1 of offers 24 to 27 May 2018
Round 2 of offers 5 to 8 Jun 2018
Round 3 of offers 16 to 19 Jun 2018
Round 4 of offers 26 to 29 Jun 2018

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COAP GATE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

It is important for the candidates to fulfill the eligibility criteria of COAP 2018. It is as follows:

  • The applicant should be a citizen of India
  • Candidate must have a valid GATE 2016 or 2017 or 2018 score.
Note – Apart from this, the candidates will also have to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the respective institute to get admission.

COAP GATE 2018 Registration

The candidates have to register for COAP 2018 separately. It important to register, so that the offered choice can be accepted or rejected. To register for COAP, the candidates need to click on the “Register Now” button and then follows the steps below:

COAP 2018 Offers – Accept, Retain, Withdraw and Process

Once login, the candidates will be able to access information on offers made from the participating institutes. All the offers will be uploaded online and will be tagged with COAP Registration Number.

  • The COAP Registration Number will be the same as GATE Registration Number, without the subject code.

The process for COAP Admission Offers is as follows:

First Step – To start with, candidates will have multiple offers and they need to select the most preferred one. The candidates can either Accept an offer or Retain it or Reject it.

  • Accept / Freeze an offer means that you are satisfied with it and would like to take admission in this only.
  • Retain and Wait means that you accept the offer but would also like to consider higher choices as well.
  • Reject and Wait is also an option and it indicates that you reject all the offers in this round but would like to try your luck in next rounds.

Second Step – If the candidate opts the Accept option, then they need to visit the official website of the institute and finish the admission formalities.

However, if a candidate opts for Retain and Wait option, then they need to wait for the next round of COAP.

Candidates who don’t wish to choose any of the offers are required to select the Reject and Wait option. Then, the candidate needs to visit the COAP 2018 in next round.

  • It should be noted that if none of the three options is chosen then the system will automatically consider it as Reject and Wait.

Have a look at the flow chart below to understand the process well.

GATE 2018 COAP Participating Institutes and Application for M.Tech Admission

As stated above, the COAP is only for the IIT admission. Hence, all the participating institutes are the IITs. The candidates can check the participating institutes and the details about M.Tech admission from below:

IIT Starting of Application Last Date to Apply Check Details
IIT Madras 07 Mar 2018 15 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
IIT Kanpur 15 Mar 2018 04 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
IIT Patna 09 Mar 2018 05 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
IIT Delhi 16 Mar 2018 02 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
IIT Ropar 11 Mar 2018 09 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
IIT Roorkee 19 Mar 2018 13 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
IIT Kharagpur 21 Mar 2018 18 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
IIT Varanasi (BHU) 26 Mar 2018 10 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
IIT Guwahati 22 Mar 2018 16 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
ISM Dhanbad 14 Mar 2018 20 Apr 2018 Click HereAnnounced!
IIT Hyderabad Mar / Apr 2018 Mar / Apr 2018 Click Here – Starting Soon
IIT Indore Mar / Apr 2018 Mar / Apr 2018 Click Here – Starting Soon

FAQs on COAP 2018

Some of the most common queries on COAP GATE 2018 are as follows:

Q. I have applied for IIT. Do I need to apply for COAP again?
A. Yes, every candidate needs to apply separately for COAP.

Q. I have GATE score but I a foreign student. Can I register for COAP?
A. Only the Indian citizens can apply for COAP.

Q. Can I apply for PSU jobs via COAP and which PSUs participate in it?
A. Candidates cannot apply for IIT or PSU via COAP. Only the offered seat or job will be announced via it. If any PSU will participate in COAP GATE 2018 or not, will be announced soon.

Q. I have multiple GATE score in the same subject paper. Through which one should I apply?
A. Apply with the highest score. It should be noted that the GATE score should be of last three years only.

Q. I possess GATE score for multiple subjects. Can I use all the scores?
A. Yes, you may but you do not have to register for it again. Simply choose the “Additional GATE Score” option during registration and submit multiple choices.

COAP 2018 Contact Details:

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 044-22578200

Help-Desk Timings: 9:30am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:30pm (Monday-Friday)

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