GATE 2018 Counselling, Schedule & Procedure

GATE 2018 CounsellingGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level entrance exam for admission to Post-Graduate courses in the field of technology and engineering. Candidates can get admissions into Ph.D. / M.Tech. Programmes in IISc, IITs, IISERs and other well-reputed institutions through GATE score. Every year, GATE is organized by the seven region IITs and an IISc on a rotational basis. Gate exam score is also considered one of the standard/ criteria for recruitment to private & government associations working in technical fields, apart from giving admission into the college. GATE 2018 Counselling will commence apparently in the month of April 2018. Indian institution of Technologies (IITs) will not involve/ engage in the activity of organizing a common GATE Counselling for granting admission to various PG courses. For more details read the complete article mentioned below.

GATE 2018 Counselling Important Dates

Here, we provide exam Schedule for GATE 2018 Counselling below:

EventsDates (tentative)
Online Registration will start fromApril, 2018
Date of Online choice -fillingApril, 2018
Last date for the online registration & fee paymentMay, 2018
Last date for choice fillingMay, 2018
Choice locking dateMay, 2018
Automatic locking of choice held onMay, 2018
Date of 1st round of seat allotmentMay, 2018
Seat acceptance fee payment dateMay, 2018
Date of 2nd round of seat allotmentMay, 2018
Last date for the payment of seat acceptance feeJune, 2018

GATE 2018 Counselling Procedure


The GATE CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch./M.Plan) Counselling is an online admission process which is organised by NITs and other centrally funded institutions/ establishments. Counselling will be scheduled after the result declaration. The GATE counselling procedure is thoroughly based on the GATE 2018 score card. Steps involve in the counselling procedure are:-

Step 1: Online Registration, Choice Filling, and Choice Locking:

First step includes registration. Qualified applicants need to register themselves on the CCMT official website and then submit the applicable registration fees. On the successful payment of registration fee, candidates will be permitted to fill their choices of preferred programmes. After filling with the preference the choice filling, applicants were advised to lock their filled choices at the time of the counselling process.

Step 2: Allotment of Seat, Seat Acceptance fee payment and Reporting:

This step involves allotment of seats will be done on the basis of choices filled by students and merit list. Once the applicant will be allotted the seat, they have to pay the seat acceptance fees and report to the allotted venue in person on the prescribed date and time specified by the authority.

Step 3: Admission to Allotted Institute


After seat allotment, applicants were required to complete the provisional seat confirmation process by remitting the payment of seat confirmation fee. After the payment of seat confirmation fee, applicants were able to download the provisional seat confirmation letter from the official site.

Having gained the confirmation letter from the official site, applicants should report to the allotted college with all the necessarily documents & certificates for final admission.

Documents required for GATE 2018 Counselling

  • Photo ID proof
  • DOB certificate
  • 12th class mark sheet
  • GATE 2018 Admit card.
  • Seat acceptance fee proof
  • Original GATE 2018 score card
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Category certificate (if valid)
  • Passport size coloured photograph
  • Mark sheet /score card of qualifying examination (for all semester).

Important Points

  • Firstly applicants need to qualify the GATE Cut-off to get eligible for the GATE 2018 Counselling.
  • In order to participate in the Counselling process, applicants need to fill the registration form/ application form along with the Counselling fees.
  • There will be no common GATE Counselling for the qualified applicants of the examination.
  • In the Counselling procedure, applicants also need to verify their documents.

If any applicant having query regarding GATE 2018 Counselling, then you may leave your query below in the comment box. 


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