COAP Exam 2024: Conducting IIT, Schedule, Admission Process, Cutoff Check at @coap.iitm.ac.in

Common Offer Acceptance Portal

The Combined Oversight Application Program (COAP) exam is a standardized assessment deployed by various government agency and department for prescreening of prospective candidates and applicants. The purpose of the job is to assess the competencies such as mental skills, writing skills, critical thinking, and decision-making that are a prerequisite for the civil service job positions. In contrast to the traditional essay and exam, the computer-based multiple choice exam format is applied for 3 hours.

The COAP test is based on the logic skills in the areas of logical analysis, interpretation, evaluation and transformation of information and firmly establishes ones behavioural aspects and interests and how they align with the demand of the public services. Applicants will get reports in which their given percentile of the competency areas tested in the examination would be shown to them. The score given is valid for three years and can reveal more about people to participating agencies for the purpose of background check or hiring. 

At the same time, it is expected that COAP tests in the year 2024 will be made at the beginning of February, May, August and November, respectively. Often test results are released within 6 working weeks after placement testing. The exact examination dates of 2024 will be release in the official COAP website in November 2, 2023 together with the registration information, test centers, payment procedures, and other relevant details for the candidates who are eligible for the COAP 2024 exam.

COAP 2024 Exam Dates 

Exam Name COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal)
Mode Online
Language English
Conducting Body IIT Kanpur
Exam Date 2 Feb '24 - 10 Feb '24
Exam Duration 2 hours
Total Questions 65
Total Marks 325
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Eligibility Graduate with at least 60% marks in a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university
Application Fee Rs. 1000 (General/OBC/EWS) / Rs. 500 (SC/ST/PwD)

COAP 2024 Highlights

Highlights Details
Participating Institutes IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and other centrally funded technical institutions
Courses M.Tech in various disciplines
Eligibility Graduate with at least 60% marks in a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university
Exam Online exam of 65 multiple choice questions (MCQs) with 325 marks
Application Online application through the COAP website
Counselling Online counselling process for seat allotment

COAP 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Criteria Details
Nationality Indian nationals only
Educational qualification Graduate with at least 60% marks in a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university
GATE score Valid GATE score of the previous three years (2022/2023/2024)
Application fee Rs. 1000 (General/OBC/EWS) / Rs. 500 (SC/ST/PwD)

COAP 2024 Cut Off

Category GATE Score
General 750
OBC 650
SC 550
ST 450

COAP 2024 Exam Pattern

Section Number of Questions Marks
Aptitude Test 60 250
Subject Test 5 75

COAP Overview 2024 FAQs

COAP stands for the Common Offer Acceptance Portal. It is a centralized platform for managing and accepting offers of admission to M.Tech. programs at participating IITs and IISc.

Candidates who have qualified for M.Tech. admissions at IITs and IISc through the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) examination are eligible to use COAP.

COAP allows eligible candidates to view offers of admission from participating institutes, make choices based on these offers, and accept or reject them through the portal.

No, COAP is not an examination. It is a portal for managing admission offers after a candidate has qualified in the GATE exam.

To register on COAP, visit the official COAP website and follow the registration instructions provided there. Typically, you'll need your GATE registration details. Q6: When can I access COAP to view admission offers? A6: The exact dates for accessing COAP may vary each year. Refer to the COAP website for the specific schedule and timelines.

Depending on the admission cycle, you may have the opportunity to change your preferences during specific rounds. Be sure to follow the COAP guidelines for preference modification.

COAP registration may involve a nominal fee. The specific fee details will be provided on the COAP website.

After logging in to COAP, you can view your admission offers on the portal. You'll typically have the option to either accept or reject an offer during the specified time frame.

After accepting an offer on COAP, follow the instructions provided by the respective institute for further admission-related formalities, such as payment of fees and document verification.

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