GATE COAP 2024: Round 4 Allotment (Out), Confirmation (Till Jun 4)

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Jun 2, 2024

GATE COAP 2024 round 4 seat allotment has been released on the official website on Jun 2, 2024, at The shortlisted candidates can view their offers and exercise their options, i.e., Accept & Freeze, Retain & Wait, Reject & Wait, for the round 5 allotment till Jun 4, 2024, up to 9 AM. IIT Kanpur will publish the GATE COAP 2024 round 5 allotment on Jun 8, 2024, at 10 AM.

Previously, IIT Kanpur launched the COAP website and candidates can view the GATE COAP 2024 dates on the official website. There will be five main rounds and five more offer rounds for the GATE COAP 2024 process. Candidates should note that GATE COAP is not an application gateway for M.Tech admission at any participating IITs.

Candidates should apply individually to the respective IITs for M.Tech programs and the PSUs for the job based on their schedules. Candidates with valid GATE scores for the years 2024/2023/2022 can register for COAP 2024.

Know More: GATE Counselling 2024

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GATE COAP 2024 Counselling

GATE COAP 2024 result for round 4 has been announced on the official website on Jun 2, 2024. Accept and freeze, retain and wait, or reject and wait are the options that are available to candidates. It's worth noting that during seat allocation if a candidate has already applied for retain and wait on the same, they will not be able to do so again.

In this instance, a candidate must choose between accepting and freezing or rejecting the offer. GATE COAP 2024 registered candidates can go through all the offers and choose an ideal one for themselves.

GATE COAP 2024 Seat Acceptance Process for Main Rounds

There are three options while filling out the counselling choices on the GATE COAP 2024 platform. They are elaborated on in detail for the reference of the candidates. Candidates assigned seats in GATE COAP 2024 must choose between accepting and freezing their positions or rejecting and waiting for the next available seat.

Option 1: Accept and Freeze

  • The candidate chooses this option if they are ready to accept the offers made to them and do not want to be upgraded to higher preferences in subsequent rounds.
  • In the succeeding rounds, candidates who choose this option will not be offered admission.
  • The candidate must click the submit button to verify that their choice has been submitted after selecting the "Accept and Freeze" option. The candidate should then go to the admission portal for the relevant academic institute and follow the instructions on the webpage there.

Option 2: Retain and Wait

  • Candidates who plan to officially accept one of the offers should choose this option if they want to be considered for an upgrade to their higher preferences, if any, in the next round of offers.
  • Candidates who choose this option won't be considered for the other offers in the current round that were turned down.
  • However, the current "Retain and Wait" offer will be withdrawn if a better-preferred offer is made in the following round. An applicant may select "Retain and Wait" just twice for the same offer (same institute and same programme).
  • The applicant will be considered for any additional higher preferences in the upcoming round(s) of admission available at the participating academic Institutes.
  • The candidate should click submit to confirm the submission of the decision after selecting the "Retain and Wait" option.

Option 3: Reject and Wait

  • If the candidate is unwilling to accept any of the offers of admission in the current round, they should choose this option.
  • The candidate will be considered for any further higher preferences in the upcoming round(s) of admission granted by any academic Institutes taking part. Please be aware that because you declined this offer, it won't be made again in the subsequent rounds.
  • The candidate should click submit to confirm the submission of the decision after selecting the "Reject and Wait" option.

Steps to Check GATE COAP 2024 Seat Allotment Result

Applicants who want to accept the seats offered through GATE COAP 2024 must finish the admissions procedure by enrolling on the institute portal, paying the required fees, and submitting the required documentation.

Steps to check the result for GATE COAP 2024 seat allotment are given below for reference.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit GATE COAP 2024 web portal, and click on the 'Login' button on the homepage.
  • Step 2: Enter the user ID and password generated after registration.
  • Step 3: Find the 'Seat Allotment' tab and click on it.
  • Step 4: View all the institutes applied for.
  • Step 5: Access the list of candidates who have chosen those institutes to give admissions or jobs to. (It must be noted that the allotment list is prepared, keeping in mind the scores attained by the candidates in GATE. The ones with a higher GATE score would be given preference over those who scored lower marks comparatively.)
  • Step 6: The candidates would be given the option to ‘accept and freeze,’ ‘retain and wait,’ ‘reject and wait’ or ‘reject’ altogether.

GATE COAP 2024 Offer Acceptance

GATE COAP aims to find the most worthy candidates for occupying the M.Tech seats in the participating institutions. To ensure that it is done fairly, certain guidelines have been proposed by the conducting authorities that the candidates must abide by such as follows.

  • The candidates must not forget to click on the ‘Submit’ button after making their choices. An unsuccessful submission counts as the candidate's absence from that particular round.
  • The candidate must not forget to visit the corresponding organization’s official website and check admission-related formalities that need to be done after acceptance of the offer.
  • The candidates need to attend every round of seat allotment till they ‘Accept and Freeze’ an offer. If the candidate has given a higher preference beforehand, then the candidate will also be considered for that particular opportunity, if it comes in the subsequent rounds. However, the candidate will not be allowed to participate in any of the further rounds of offer acceptance.

An Action Flow Chart for the entire offer acceptance process is given below.

COAP Offer Acceptance

GATE Scholarship

GATE PSU Recruitment

GATE COAP 2024 Important Dates

All the important dates relevant to GATE COAP 2024 have been updated on the official portal by the organizing committee. Students can go through the Mains round schedule in the table below. 

GATE COAP 2024 Exam Dates
Event Date
Start of Application Form Mar 19, 2024 (Out)
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 1 May 13 - 15, 2024
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 2 May 20 - 22, 2024
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 3 May 27 - 29, 2024
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 4 Jun 2 - 4, 2024
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 5 Jun 8 - 10, 2024

GATE COAP 2024 Counselling Dates for Additional Rounds

The counselling dates for additional rounds of GATE COAP 2024 are tabulated below.

GATE COAP 2024 Exam Dates
Particulars Events
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 6 Jun 15 - 17, 2024
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 7 Jun 21 - 23, 2024
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 8 Jun 27- 29, 2024
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 9 Jul 3 - 5, 2024
GATE COAP Seat Allotment Round 10 Jul 9 - 11, 2024

GATE COAP 2024 Registration

GATE COAP 2024 registration commenced on Mar 19, 2024. Candidates who want admission to one of the participating institutes or seeking a job in any of the participating PSUs should register on the portal accepting applications. Candidates can register for GATE COAP 2024 using their valid GATE scorecard, issued between 2022-2024.

GATE COAP Registration 2024 Direct Link Apply Here

COAP is simply a site where IITs and PSUs upload offers based on their selection criteria.

Steps for GATE COAP 2024 Registration

The registration process for GATE COAP 2024 is detailed below:

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the official website and click on the ‘Registration Link’ given on the page's left-hand side.
  • Step 2: Candidates will be directed to the page given below.


  • Step 3: The login information will be sent to the email address and mobile number provided by the candidate at the registration time.
  • Step 4: For verification of their details, candidates would be asked to log in using the credentials sent to their email addresses and mobile phones.
  • Step 5: The candidates have the option to add their additional GATE scores attained in the last three years, i.e., 2019-2024.
  • Step 6: Go through all the details fed and hit the ‘Submit’ button once you are done.
  • Step 7: Post the successful registration; candidates can browse through all the offers presented by the participating colleges and PSUs and choose the most suitable one.

For a clear understanding, a flowchart for GATE COAP Registration Process 2024 is attached below:

COAP Registration Flow Chart

Note: There is no registration fee for GATE COAP 2024. The candidates are advised to note down their GATE COAP Registration 2024 Numbers as they might be asked for it in the later stages.

Documents Required To Fill GATE COAP 2024 Application Form

All aspirants will have to present the following documents to register successfully for GATE COAP 2024.

  • GATE 2024 Scorecard
  • UG Scorecards
  • Scorecards of 10th and 12th grade
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • SC/ST Certificate
  • PwD Certificate.

GATE Cut off for IITs

GATE Cut off for NITs

GATE PSU Cut off

About GATE COAP 2024

IIT Kanpur announced the official notification for GATE COAP 2024 exam on the official website. As the name suggests, the Common Offer Acceptance Portal or ‘COAP’ provides the aspirants with a common platform to pursue M.Tech from the participating educational institutes or attain employment in one of the participating Public Sector Units (PSUs).

Furthermore, COAP refers to the Common Offer Acceptance Portal, the applicants should be aware that GATE COAP is not a site for M.Tech admission applications, but rather a shared window where the participating institutions and PSUs publish their offers. For admission to the M.Tech programs at each IIT, candidates must submit separate applications.

GATE COAP 2024 will witness the participation of 23 educational institutes and PSUs. The exam highlights for GATE COAP 2024 exam are as follows.

GATE COAP 2024 Exam Highlights
Exam Name COAP
Full Form Common Offer Acceptance Portal
Exam Level National
Conducting Body IIT Kanpur
Application Mode Online
Languages English
Official Website
Helpdesk GATE

GATE COAP 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure that they surpass the eligibility criteria laid out by the conducting authority before applying for GATE COAP 2024. The eligibility criteria for GATE COAP 2024 are discussed in detail below.

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India. Foreign nationals cannot apply for the offers offered by the participating institutes through GATE COAP 2024.
  • Candidates must have a valid GATE score from 2022, 2024 or 2024 to apply for GATE COAP 2024.
  • If a candidate has appeared for GATE 2024 more than once, they should present the scorecard in which they have attained the highest marks.

GATE COAP 2024 Participating Institutes

All the institutes that would be exhibiting their offers in GATE COAP 2024 are listed below.

Institutes Participating in GATE COAP 2024
Educational Institutes Participating in GATE COAP 2024
IISC Bangalore  IIT Guwahati  IIT Madras
 IIT Bhilai  IIT Hyderabad  IIT Mandi
 IIT Bhubaneswar  IIT Indore  IIT Palakkad
IIT BHU IIT ISM Dhanbad  IIT Patna
 IIT Kanpur  IIT Jodhpur  IIT Roorkee
 IIT Delhi   IIT Kharagpur  IIT Ropar
 IIT Goa  IIT Tirupati

More institutes are expected to participate in GATE COAP 2024. The list will be updated once the official GATE COAP notification is released.

GATE COAP 2024 Contact Details

In case of any doubts and queries, candidates can contact the conducting authorities via email or the helpline number mentioned below.

GATE COAP 2024 Contact Details
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Email Address GATE
Contact Number 044-22578200
Official Website


Who is eligible to register for GATE COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal)?

Applicants who have a valid GATE 2024 score or from the years 2022 and are looking for M.Tech admissions in any of the participating Institutes of COAP can register for COAP.

How to find out about any GATE COAP offers' status?

During the designated dates, you can access the Common Offers Admission Portal (COAP) using the login information that was issued to you by email or SMS after registering at COAP.

What is GATE COAP?

GATE COAP is a platform that all candidates use to choose which participating institutes to attend and where the seat allocation results are published.

Can candidates use GATE COAP 2024 to apply for a job or an M.Tech. at participating institutions or PSUs?

No, GATE COAP 2024 is not a portal for M.Tech. admissions or employment applications. Each applicant should submit a separate application to the appropriate institute(s) for M.Tech. admission.

What is the full form of GATE COAP?

Common Offer Acceptance Portal is referred to as GATE COAP.

Which years' scores will be taken into account for COAP GATE 2024?

COAP for GATE 2024 will take into account results from 2022 to 2024.

What is the document needed to register for GATE COAP 2024?

To register on COAP for GATE, a GATE scorecard, application fee receipt, engineering academic record, high school and intermediate transcripts in original, identification documentation, an SC/ ST certificate, and a PwD category certificate.

When does GATE COAP 2024 registration will commence?

GATE COAP registration commenced from Mar 19, 2024, at 2 PM.

What to do after registration in GATE COAP 2024?

Participants can select offers during specified dates, with options to 'Accept and Freeze', 'Retain and Wait', or 'Reject and Wait'. Following this, candidates need to complete the submission procedures, visit relevant portals, and adhere to the specified deadlines.

How does COAP portal work?

COAP provides a common platform for a candidate to make the most preferred choice for admission into an M. Tech program in the participating academic institutes.

What is the full form of Counselling for COAP?

Candidates can find the dates for the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) 2024 on this page. Candidates with valid GATE scores for the years 2024, 2023, and 2022 can register for COAP 2024. The Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) and Centralised Counselling for M. Tech/ M.

Who will conduct COAP 2024?

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is going to administer the COAP 2024 Registration Process, along with the COAP main offer rounds and the COAP additional offer rounds.



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