COAP Application Form 2020: GATE COAP 2020 registration Online

COAP Application Form 2020: COAP 2020 registration process has been started from March 18 2020. Admission process will be started under COAP after the declaration of GATE Result 2020.

After the activation of COAP 2020 portal, candidates having a valid GATE scorecard (2018, 2019 OR 2020) will be able to register under COAP in order to accept the offers made by the participating organizations.

Note: COAP has revised the offers rounds schedule check revised date below

COAP 2020 Registration

COAP Application Form 2020

Candidates waiting for COAP registration 2020 can scroll down to get complete information about COAP 2020. Here they get information about COAP, all the participating institutes, eligibility criteria, registration process, and some FAQs.

GATE COAP 2020- Details

Portal Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) 2020
Article category Registration information
Organising Institute Institute of Information Technology (IIT), Madras (Chennai)
Year 2020
Course offered M.Tech
Application status April 2020
Mode of registration Online
Official website

COAP 2020- Important Dates/Schedule

COAP Activities Dates (Tentative)
Registration by candidates at COAP starts 18th March 2020
Last date of registration To be notified
1st round of offers June 10 to 11 2020
2nd round of offers June 17 to 18 2020
3rd round of offers June 24 to 25 2020
4th round of offers July 8 to 9 2020

COAP Application Form Eligibility

All the candidates seeking admission to M.Tech. programs must satisfy the eligibility criteria for COAP. Check the eligibility criteria for COAP 2020 below-

  • Candidates must be of Indian nationality.
  • Candidates must have qualified GATE 2020 or 2019 or 2018 and have valid scorecard.
  • Candidates having qualified all the GATE exams in all the specified years (i.e. 2018, 2019 or 2020) and with different trades have to use the GATE scorecard with the highest scores. However, at the time of registration, they have to provide all the scorecards
  • Apart from fulfilling the COAP eligibility criteria, applicants are also required to satisfy the eligibility requirements of the IITs for which they have applied.
  • Candidates who graduated or graduating from IITs having a valid GATE score is applicable.
  • Candidates graduated or graduating in B.Tech. degree from IITs and having CGPA of 8.0 or above are not required to register on COAP. Such candidates can directly apply to the respective institute for admission to M.Tech.

COAP 2020 Registration

As COAP is an online admission platform, GATE candidates have to register only through the online mode. Hence, no other mode of application will be available. 

The registration procedure will begin from April 2020.  Candidates must read all the guideline and instructions regarding the admission and registration process. They have to fill all the genuine and accurate details in the registration form. Once applicants have submitted the registration form no request for change will be accepted.

Check the registration procedure for COAP below-

  • Step I- Registration at COAP
    • Applicants have to visit the official COAP 2020 portal.
    • They have to click on the “Register Now”.
  • Step II- After initial registration, candidates have to read the procedure and instructions provided.
  • Step III- They have to accept the terms of instructions
  • Step IV- Now they have to enter all the details such as Name, GATE Registration number, GATE score, Date of birth, Email ID, and Mobile number.
  • Step V- Candidates have to click on “Submit” button to submit registration.
  • Step VI- Log-in information
    • After submitting registration, candidates will receive the log in information through SMS and email. Email will contain the website URL and login details whereas SMS will contain the password details.
  • Step VII- Candidates have to log in using the URL and other details and have to verify the registration details.
  • Step VIII- They can enter the additional GATE score (if any).
  • Step IX- They have to submit the registration.
  • Step XI- Once they have registered, they can access information about the job offers made by PSUs and other offers made by the participating IITs. Offers will be tagged with COAP registration no.

Click here to Register COAP 2020

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Registration fee

  • No registration fee is applicable for any candidate applying for COAP. Any information regarding the same will be updated here.
COAP 2020 Registration

COAP 2020- Offer flow charts

After successful registration, GATE candidates have to check the offers make by the institute and candidates have to choose their preferred offer and continue further. It will be conducted in various rounds.

The complete flow chart for exercising offers is as follows-

  • COAP Flow chart for candidate’s action for all rounds (except for final rounds)
GATE COAP 2020 registration
  • COAP Flow chart for candidate’s action for final rounds of offer
COAP final round flow chart

GATE COAP 2020- Important Documents

It is mandatory for all the candidates to carry all the necessary documents and relevant certificate with them at the time of reporting/ admission. The list of all the documents important from the point of view of COAP and GATE admission are as follows-

  • Valid GATE scorecard
  • Application fee receipt
  • Engineering academic record
  • High school mark sheet in original
  • Intermediate mark sheet in original
  • Identification proof
  • SC/ ST certificate
  • PwD category certificate

Candidates found without any of the aforementioned documents will not be provided admission and his/her candidature will be canceled.

COAP- About

Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is basically an online portal that provides a platform to all the candidates seeking admission to M. Tech program to choose the most preferred admission offer from various participating institutes.

COAP is a portal where all the participating institutes and organizations upload their offers and registered candidates have to choose among these offers. Candidates must keep in mind that it is not an admission portal and therefore, candidates should apply separately to their preferred institute. They just have to use COAP for accessing the offers and making decisions on the most preferred choice.

The participating institutes of COAP include-

IISC Bangalore
IIT Bhubaneswar
IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Guwahati
IIT Indore
IIT Hyderabad
IIT Jodhpur
IIT ISM Dhanbad
IIT Kharagpur
IIT Kanpur
IIT Madras
IIT Roorkee
IIT Patna
IIT Mandi
IIT Tirupati
IIT Ropar


Is it necessary for candidates to register at COAP?

Yes, it is compulsory for the candidates seeking admission to M.Tech programs to register at COAP. Without registration, they will not be able to receive and access admission offers made by the participating institutes.

What are the prerequisites for COAP registration?

Candidates must have a valid GATE score card, email ID and a mobile no.

Is it necessary to send hard copies of any reporting documents?

No, there is no need to send hard copy any of the document.

How many offers a candidate can make in each round?

Candidates can select maximum one offer among all the offers available in each round. Candidates cannot select multiple offers at a time.

Can a Foreign National with valid GATE scorecard register at COAP?

No, foreign national candidates are not required to register at COAP.

Can a candidate under the Quality Improvement Program (QIP) register at COAP?


Can a sponsored candidate register at COAP?


Can a defence sponsored candidate register at COAP?


How candidates will know about the status of any job/ offer?

Candidates can check the job/offer status by logging in COAP by using the ID and password during the scheduled dates.

Whether the admission/job offer will be made available at the official website of the respective institute of organization?

No, admissions and job offers will be made available only on the COAP official website and it can be accessed only by the registered candidates.

What are the steps that candidates have to follow after accepting an offer?

They have to visit the official website of the concerned institute/organization and have to complete the admission formalities within the stipulated dates.

Will all the participating organization and institutes have same no. of admission rounds?

No, not necessarily as it totally depends upon the selection process of the institutes. Candidates can refer the official website of concerned institutes.

Candidates can email or make a call the contact details provided below in case of any query regarding COAP-

Phone No.- 044-22578200

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