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TISSNET Photo size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

Last Updated - July 30, 2018

Tata Institute of Social Sciences will release notification for TISSNET 2019 in September/October 2018. The application form will be released online and the last date to apply for the examination will be in November 2018. The examination will be conducted in January 6, 2019 (tentative).

While filling in TISSNET Application form, candidates are required to scan and upload their recent passport size photograph and signature along with other documents. The signature, photograph, and other documents must be uploaded as per the guidelines defined by the Institute. 

TISS conducts TISSNET exam (TISS National Entrance Test) for admission to M.A in Social Sciences and about 55 other M.A. Programs offered by the institute across 21 schools and 45 centres. The computer-based test consists objective type questions from General Awareness, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning. CheckTISSNET Exam Pattern

Read on to know about steps to scan, upload and resize the documents in the application form.


TISSNET Photo Specifications

Candidates applying for TISS Courses like MA program at TISS must take care of the following points while scanning and uploading their Photo:

  • The photograph must be a recently clicked passport size colour picture.
  • If the picture is taken using the flash make sure that there's no “red-eye".
  • Candidates who wear glasses have to ensure that there are no reflections and their eyes can be clearly seen.
  • Hats, caps and dark glasses are not acceptable, only religious headwear is allowed, but it must not cover your face.

TISSNET Exam: Photo Specifications 

ParticularsSpecifications
Photo SizeLess than 500 kb
Photo Dimensions113 * 170 Pixels ( * height)
Photo BackgroundPreferably White
FormatJPG, JPEG/ PNG

How to Resize Your Photo to Required Upload Size

If candidates are having any difficulty to get the desired dimensions the should follow the steps given below:

  • Go to www.picresize.com or www.resizeimage.net 
  • Upload/Browse Your photo.
  • Click on “Continue”.
  • After seeing the Preview, Scroll down to "Resize your Picture”
  • From the drop-down list - “Make My Picture”, Select "Custom Size”
  • Enter 113 Pixels as the Width and 170 Pixels as Height.
  • Click on “Resize” and then "Save As” to save the photograph.
  • Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format
  • Click "I'm Done Resizing My Image” to download the resized image.

TISSNET Signature Specifications

Along with the photograph, applicants are also required to attach scanned images of their signature. Here are the essential specifications related to the signature image as specified by TISS:

  • Signature has to be done on a white paper with Black Ink pen only.
  • It must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
  • Signature in capital letters will not be accepted.

TISSNET Exam: Signature Specifications

ParticularsSpecifications
Photo SizeLess than 500 kb
Photo Dimensions302 * 132 Pixels ( * height)
Photo BackgroundWhite
Signature InkBlack
FormatJPG, JPEG/ PNG

How to Resize Your Signature to Required Upload Size: 

If candidates are having any difficulty to get the desired dimensions the should follow the steps given below:

  • Go to www.picresize.com or www.resizeimage.net
  • Upload/Browse Your Signature.
  • Click on “Continue”.
  • After seeing the Preview, Scroll down to "Resize your Picture”
  • From the drop-down list - “Make My Picture”,  Select "Custom Size”
  • Enter 302 Pixels as the Width and 132 Pixels as Height.
  • Click on “Resize” and then "Save As” to save the photograph.
  • Select JPG/PNG as Desired Format
  • Click "I'm Done Resizing My Image” to download the resized signature.

TISSNET Unemployed Candidate (SC/ ST/ OBC -NC) Category Certificate Specifications

Candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC(NC) Category who are unemployed will have to upload their Category and Income certificate along with their photograph and signature. The specifications of the documents are mentioned below:

CertificateSpecifications
Income Certificate Size512 kb
Category Certificate Size512 kb
Income & Category Certificate FormatPDF only

How to Resize Your Certificates?

  • Check the size of your pdf document.
  • If the documents are more than the required pdf size you can compress the documents by PDF Compression site: http://pdfaid.com/compress-pdf-file.aspx
  • Compress your documents.
  • After compressing, Check the file size again. 
  • If it is of the required size, upload all the documents and complete your application form else repeat the step.

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TISSNET Unemployed Candidate (General Category) Certificate Specifications

Candidates belonging to General Category who are unemployed will have to upload their photograph and signature only. No other documents are required for the candidates belonging to General Category. 

The specifications of the documents are mentioned below:

DocumentsSpecifications
Photo Dimensions113 * 170 Pixels ( * height)
Signature Dimensions302 * 132 Pixels ( * height)
FormatIn JPG, JPEG/ PNG

TISSNET Other Documents

Candidates who are employed and General category candidates will have to upload their photograph and signature only. There is no exemption in examination fee for them. 

Note: Candidates who will pay the examination fee through cash will also be required to upload the copy of challan along with the documents.

Given below is the list of candidates who will be required to upload Income certificate:

CategoryUnemployed candidates with annual Income for FY 2017-2018 of Family and/or GuardianIncome Certificate
GeneralN/AN/A
SC/ST (Not-Eligible)Greater than INR 2,50,000 (Rs. Two Lakh Fifty Thousand)To be uploaded with the application form
OBC(NC) (Not Eligible)Greater than INR  1,00,000
(Rs. One Lakh)
To be uploaded with the application form
SC/ST (Eligible)Less Than INR 2,50,000
 (Rs. Two Lakh Fifty Thousand)
To be uploaded with the application before the last date
OBC(NC) (Eligible)Less Than INR 1,00,000
(Rs. One Lakh)
To be uploaded with the application before the last date

Unemployed candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC(NC) can upload the following income certificate in pdf form:

Source of IncomeCertificate to be uploaded
If the Applicant himself And/OR Parent/s And/Or Guardian / Other Family members employedIncome certificate from the employer / ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2016-17 for all earning members in the family, as the case may be
If the Applicant's Parent/s RetiredPension yearly certificate / ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2016-17
If Applicant's Parent is a FarmerIncome Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector or the ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2016-17
If the Applicant's Parent has Own business

1. Businesses with ITR filed: ITR Form No. 16/16A for the financial year 2016-17

2. Very small businesses / enterprises: Income Certificate issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, NaiK Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/ Collector

Note: The size of the scanned document must be less than 512kb

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Do’s and Don’ts for TISSNET Photograph and Signature

There are a few things that an aspirant must keep in mind while appearing for TISSNET.

  • During the examination, the applicant should sign in presence of invigilator, in the attendance sheet.
  • The applicant’s signature on the attendance sheet at the time of examination and on the TISSNET Admit Card should match the uploaded signature. In case of a mismatch, they will be disqualified.
  • Writing full name in capital letters in the given box will NOT be accepted as the signature. Doing so, can also lead to the cancellation of the application form. 

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