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GATE Counselling 2023 - COAP Dates, CCMT Dates, Documents, Seat Allotment

Updated By Puja Ravi on 05 Feb, 2023 10:51

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GATE Counselling 2023

GATE 2023 counselling process will be conducted to provide admissions to those candidates who cleared the GATE 2023 entrance exam with the minimum qualifying marks. However, the exam authority does not conduct the counselling process of GATE. For IITs, a Centralized Online Admission Process (COAP) is conducted for admission in M.Tech and PSU recruitment. On the other hand, the online admission process for NIT, IIIT and GFTI is called Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT). You can check the details regarding CCMT and COAP by clicking on the links below.

The GATE 2023 result will be released on March 16, 2023. 

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The counselling process for GATE 2023 will differ as per the type of Institute selected by the candidates. For example, to secure a spot in any of the IITs via the GATE counselling process, the candidates have to register themselves for the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) and based on the GATE scores, admission to eligible candidates will be offered. However, for admission into Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and National Institute of Technology (NITs), the candidates have to register themselves, first, for Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT).  There will be several other state and private Institutes all across the country that will conduct their own counselling process based on the scores obtained by the candidates in GATE.

GATE 2022 Counselling Dates

The latest GATE 2023 counselling schedule will be uploaded in the following table - 


Important Dates

GATE 2023 Exam  

February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023 

IITs M.Tech Admission through GATE 2023

To be Notified

GATE 2023 Result Declaration 

March 16, 2023

Availability of GATE 2023 Score Card

March 21, 2023

CCMT 2023

To be Notified

COAP 2023

To be Notified

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How to Register for GATE 2023 Counselling?

 The candidates will be required to follow the given steps to register for the GATE 2023 Counselling process.

Steps to Register for GATE 2023 Counselling

Step 1: Click on the GATE 2023 Counselling link available below.

Step 2: The candidates will be redirected to the CCMT 2023 official website.

Step 3: The candidates have to click on the ‘CCMT 2023: Online registration, Fee payment and Choice filling’ link in the Current Events section.

Step 4: For logging in, the candidates have to enter their GATE registration ID.

Step 5: The candidates then must fill all the text boxes with relevant details such as basic information, Institutes and courses.

Step 6: The candidates have to pay the registration fee online for completion of CCMT 2023 registration.

The GATE 2023 centralised counselling procedure will be conducted for admissions into M.Tech Post Graduate Programme in National Higher Educational Institutes in India. There are various GATE participating institutes that organise their own separate counselling procedures. 

Candidates who wish to apply for M.Tech programmes into IITs, NITs, GFITs, and CFTIs will have to apply through CCMT (short for Centralized Counselling for M.Tech) and those who wish to apply for M.Tech programmes in IITs, will have to apply through COAP (short for Common Offer Acceptance Portal). State and private universities will also have their own counselling process based on GATE scores. 

GATE 2023 Counselling Procedure Highlights

Scroll through some of the important highlights of the GATE counselling process:

  • GATE 2023 counselling will depend on the scores of the candidates

  • In the counselling process, candidates will have to verify their documents

  • There will not be any common GATE counselling for qualified candidates for the exam

  • Candidates qualifying for the GATE cut-offwill be eligible for GATE counselling

  • For counselling, candidates will have to fill out the GATE registration form, along with the counselling fees

  • Admission into IITs and IISC Bangalore is done on the basis of GATE scores

Admissions into IISc Bangalore M.Tech Programme through GATE 2023

The admission procedure will be conducted on the basis of GATE scores. The choices of colleges and programmes have to submit by the applicants while filling out the application form. Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria before applying. The IISc Bangalore M.Tech admission process based on the GATE 2023 scores can be found in a detailed manner from the link provided below - 

IISc Bangalore M.Tech admission based on the GATE 2023 scores

Admissions into IITs in M.Tech Programme through GATE 2023

For M.Tech programmes in IITs, the candidates will have to register through the COAP (short for Common Offer Acceptance Portal), which is a common platform for the candidates to apply for their preferred IITs. The registrations process of COAP will start after the announcement of the GATE 2023 result. Candidates seeking M.Tech admissions in any of the participating Institutes of COAP and who have a valid GATE score (2023, 2022, 2021) can register at COAP. 

The following link will help the readers find out in detail about the M.Tech admission process in the IITs based on the GATE 2023 scores through a process called GATE COAP - Click here!

Admissions into State Universities through GATE 2023

Post announcement of GATE results, state universities and other private institutes will be organising the GATE counselling procedure for admission to M.Tech programmes tentatively from the month of March to July 2023. The separate application forms will have to be filled by the candidates according to the institute they are applying for. The selection process will depend upon the institutes individually.

Admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs M.Tech Programmes through GATE 2023

Candidates can apply for all the 30 NITs and 9 CFTIs through GATE CCMT Counselling. Filling of programme and institute choices have to be done by the candidates after which allotment will be done according to the candidates’ rank in the GATE exam and preferences selected during CCMT registration.

Detailed GATE Counselling Process 2023 through CCMT

To participate in the GATE counselling process, candidates will have to register themselves with CCMT. The admission into various post-graduate courses will depend on the GATE score.

Stage 1: Registration

GATE registration is the first step in the counselling process. To take part in the counselling rounds, all the qualified candidates will have to first register themselves, failing which they will not be allowed to participate in the GATE 2023 counselling procedure. After registering, candidates will have to fill in their correct details to proceed further.

Stage 2: Choice Filling and Locking

After successful registration, the next step that follows is choice filling and locking. Here, candidates will have to make the choices regarding the courses. It is advisable for the candidates, to fill the most preferred choice on the top. After filling the choices, candidates will have to lock their choices by using the choice locking option.

Note: No modifications shall be made in the choices after locking the same.

Stage 3: Seat Allotment

This is the most important stage of the GATE 2023 counselling process. Here, candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of the choices filled by the candidates, their rank, and the availability of seats at that rank.

Stage 4: Reporting

It is the final stage of the GATE 2023 counselling process. This stage involves reporting at the nodal centre and then document verification.

Click here for the detailed CCMT counselling process 2023

Documents Required for GATE 20223 Counselling

Given below are the list of some of the documents required for the GATE counselling process:

  • GATE admit card

  • GATE scorecard

  • Date of Birth Certificate

  • Provisional seat allotment letter

  • Class 12th mark sheet

  • Photo ID proof

  • Passport-size photograph (coloured)

  • Seat acceptance fee proof

  • Mark sheet of qualifying examination (all semester).

  • Degree/Provisional Certificate

  • Printout of the Registration form & locked choices.

  • Category Certificate (if valid)

Financial Assistance for GATE 2023

Except for the M.Mgt students, all the other students will be eligible for a scholarship from UGC/CSIR/DBT/ICMR/DAE(NBHM)/AICTE on the basis of their entry mode. MHRD scholarships can be availed some IISc students provided they fulfil the MHRD scholarship eligibility criteria. The meritorious students can avail several scholarships offered by top Business tycoons and Indian & Multinational agencies.

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FAQs about GATE Counselling Process

How will the students be allotted seats to NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs through GATE counselling?

The students will be allotted seats for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs through GATE CCMT counselling.

How will be the students allotted seats to IITs through GATE counselling?

The students will be allotted seats for IITs through GATE COAP counselling.

How will be the seats allotted for GATE counselling?

The seats in the GATE counselling process will be allotted on the basis of GATE score.

What is the GATE counselling fee?

Every candidate who has qualified for the GATE counselling process will have to pay a counselling fee.

Where can I register for GATE counselling?

The candidates will have to register for GATE counselling through the CCMT official website.

What are the various documents to be produced for GATE Counselling?

The various documents to be produced for GATE Counselling include qualifying degree mark sheets, GATE score card, hall ticket, seat allotment letter, transfer certificate and reservation certificate.

Is it compulsory to register for GATE Counselling?

Yes, without registration, no candidates will be allowed to appear for the GATE Counselling process.

What are the different stages of the GATE Counselling process?

The different stages of GATE Counselling process include Registration, choice filling & locking, seat allotment and reporting.

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