GATE Mechanical Counselling 2023: Check Start Dates & Admission Process

GATE Mechanical Counselling 2023: Check Start Dates & Admission Process

ByMohit Uniyal  |  Updated on: Aug 17, 2022
GATE Mechanical Counselling 2023 is conducted for admission to NITs and admissions to IITs. Candidates are required to apply separately for the two. Read about GATE ME counseling eligibility, schedule, & process for CCMT and COAP.

Candidates who receive the GATE 2023 scorecard for Mechanical Engineering and qualify for the GATE ME 2023 exam can apply for the counseling rounds for the master's seat admission to IITs mechanical seats. CCMT is organized for  M. Tech / M.Des courses admission in NITs and other state-funded Institutions. Both COAP and CCMT will require separate enrollments by the candidates. 

Various IITs jointly participate in COAP counseling 2023 for Mechanical Engineering seats in manufacturing, design, renewable energy, etc., based on the GATE ME 2023 Scorecard. Candidates who have qualified for the GATE mechanical exam (in 2023/ 2022/ 2021) and have registered for COAP 2023 can select one of the options- accept, freeze, retain, wait and reject for the seat allotted in these institutions.

GATE Mechanical Counselling 2023 - Dates & Process

Candidates who qualify in the GATE ME Exam can get admission to IITs by applying to COAP for M.Tech admission. The Counselling for IITs is done in online mode on the COAP site. Before you get to know the process of counseling for GATE, it is important to the following terms first. You will come across the following terms while applying for GATE counseling;

  1. Accept and Freeze: You have accepted the allotted seat and do not want up-gradation.
  2. Retain and Wait: You have accepted the given seat but want up-gradation. 
  3. Reject and Wait: A candidate does not want to accept any offers. 


COAP and CCMT are in charge of conducting the counseling process for the GATE ME 2023 exam. IITs and NITs will jointly announce the conducting institutes for COAP and CCMT 2023 soon after GATE ME 2023 results are out. COAP and CCMT counseling require candidates to separately apply for both to get admission to the participating institutes. 


Important Dates

GATE 2023 Exam Dates

04th, 05th and 11th, 12th February 2023

Application for GATE 2023

30th August 2022 - 30th September 2022

GATE 2023 Result Date

16th March 2023

Availability of GATE 2023 Score Card

21st March 2023

CCMT 2023

To be notified

COAP 2023

To be notified

GATE 2023 Counselling Dates



Round 1

To be notified

Round 2

To be notified

Round 3

To be notified

Round 4

To be notified

Round 5

To be notified

COAP 2023 additional rounds

To be notified

GATE ME Counselling 2023 Important Features

Candidates should also know that state and private universities can conduct their counseling based on GATE scores. Using the GATE counseling process, candidates will be allotted their respective colleges based on their GATE scores.

  • The exam conducting authority for GAte 2023 will be announced soon.
  • Candidates must apply for COAP and CCMT counseling for admission to the participating institutes.
  • Based on GATE scores, COAP is conducted for admission to IITs.
  • CCMT is conducted for admissions to NITs, IIITs, and GFITs.
  • Many institutes conduct a written test or interview for shortlisting candidates.

GATE 2023 Counselling - M.Tech Admissions into IITs

  • MTech Admissions in IITs will be done only if the candidate fills out a separate application form.
  • Candidates need to apply for COAP Counselling for admissions to IITs.
  • Candidates have to register on the individual institute’s website as well.

GATE Counselling 2023 - M.Tech Admissions into NITs, IIITs, and GFITs

  • Candidates should apply for CMT Counselling for MTech admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFITs.
  • A total of three regular rounds will take place.
  • Steps of registration, payment of the fee, and choice locking followed by the document verification will be part of the counseling process.
  • GATE scores/ranks, availability of seats, and choices locked by the candidates will determine the final seat allotment in the GATE Counselling 2023 process.

Documents Required During GATE Counselling 2023

The candidates are expected to carry their original identity card (Including Photograph), which a qualified authority has administered. In addition, the international aspirants must hold a valid Passport, a Nation Issued ID card, a Worker Identity card, or a Study card as living identity verification for GATE Mechanical Counselling 2023. The other documents that candidates would require are as follows.

  • Class 10th certificate and mark sheet
  • Class 12th certificate and mark sheet
  • Graduation mark sheet of all the semester
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • EWS Certificate (if applicable)
  • GATE Admit Card
  • Valid Photo ID
  • GATE Scorecard
  • College leaving certificate issued by the college
  • Passport size photograph of the candidate.

GATE 2023 Counselling - M.Tech Admissions into State and Private Universities

State and private universities will conduct a separate counseling process. Many universities may conduct separate written tests and interviews for the admission process. Based on the score obtained in the GATE Exam, many universities give admission. Take a look at the colleges and universities taking GATE Scores:

  • Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • COEP (College of Engineering, Pune)
  • DIAT Pune
  • DTU (Delhi Technical University)
  • IISc Bangalore
  • IITM-K (Indian Institute of Technology and Management- Kerala)
  • Maharashtra M.Tech Admission
  • NSIT
  • PEC (Punjab Engineering College)
  • PTU
  • RGIPT (Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum and Technology)
  • RGUKT Hyderabad
  • Thapar University
  • University of Hyderabad

FAQs About GATE Mechanical Counselling 2023

  • There is no common counseling process for GATE Mechanical Counselling 2023; students must apply separately for admissions in IITs and NITs/IIITs. The organizing Institutes will be announced soon for organizing these counseling.

  • CCMT 2023 counseling will be conducted for admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFITs by applying online and paying the registration fee. The organizing Institutes for CCMT counseling 2023 be announced soon on official CCMT website.

  • GATE result 2022 is expected to be out on 16th March 2023, and the availability of Score Card for download by candidates will be available on 21st March 2023.

  • You can only apply online. Candidates must register online for COAP AND CCMT 2023 and pay the registration fee to participate in the counseling process.

  • The candidate should have a valid GATE score in 2023/ 2022/ 2021 to be eligible for counseling. In addition, the candidates should have obtained the qualifying degree from a recognized Institute with a minimum of 65% or should have secured 60% (OBC category).