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JEE Main 2019 Photo Size, Specification, Sample and Other Details

Last Updated - September 28, 2018

JEE Main Guidelines 2019 related to Photo size and Signature are now available at As per the latest updates, the examination will be conducted twice a year in January and April by the National Testing Agency (NTA). CBSE will no longer hold the examination. The registration window for JEE Main 2019 will become functional in September (January session) and February (April session) respectively. Engineering and architecture aspirants are required to scan and upload their photograph and signatures as per the specifications defined by the authorities in the online applications. 

Even though the regulating body has changed, the guidelines for scanning and uploading are same. The applications will be rejected if a candidate fails to follow the given instructions. Read on to know about JEE Main Photo specifications, signature size (candidate and father/mother/ guardian) and samples. 

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JEE Main Photo Specification

Before filling up the online form, scanned image of candidate’s photo, signature and father’s/ mother’s/ guardian’s signature. All of these documents must be uploaded during the submission of application form. The photo size details are as follows:

  • Recent passport size color or black/white photo with candidate's name and date of taking that picture printed on it as shown below:
JEE Main Photo Sample, JEE Photo Sample
  • The picture should have been clicked against a light-colored, preferably white background.
  • Applicant should be looking straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
  • If the picture is taken using a flash make sure that there's no "red-eye".
  • Spectacles are allowed, but make sure that there are no reflections and the eyes can be seen clear.
  • Hats, caps and dark glasses are not acceptable, only religious headwear is allowed, but it must not cover your face.
Note: Candidates may keep 6-8 identical photographs in reserve for use at the time of entrance examination, Seat Allocation Process and Admission.

JEE Main Photo Sample

JEE Main Photo
JEE Main Photo Specifications
Dimensions3.5cm X 4.5cm
File Size10kb - 200kb
Preferred BackgroundWhite
Note: If the size of the file is more than 40Kb, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the no. of color’s, DPI resolution, etc., during the process of scanning.

JEE Main Signature Specifications

Along with the photograph, applicants are also required to attach scanned images of their signature and their father’s/mother’s/guardian’s signature. Listed below are the essential specifications:

  • Signature has to be done on a white paper with Black Ink pen.
  • It must be signed only by the applicant and father/mother/guardian (separately) & not by any other person.
  • The applicant’s signature on the attendance sheet at the time of examination and on the call letter should match the uploaded signature. In case of any mismatch, they will be disqualified.
JEE Main Signature
JEE Main Signature Specifications
Dimension3.5cm X 1.5cm
File Size4KB –  30KB
Signature BackgroundWhite
StyleRunning Hand

Do’s and Don’ts for JEE Main - Photo and Signature

There are a few things that a candidate must keep in mind while appearing for JEE Main 2019.

  • During the examination, applicant should sign in presence of invigilator, across the photograph.
  • Students must bring additional copies of the submitted passport size photographs, clearly depicting the image with proper colors.
  • The photograph should not have cap/hat or sunglasses.
  • Spectacles are allowed only if being regularly used.
  • Polaroid photos are not acceptable.
  • Upload your signature and your guardian’s signature in the appropriate box provided in JEE Main Application Form in running handwriting.
  • 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 application form. 

Scanning the Photograph & Signature for JEE Main

While scanning the required photograph and signatures, students must keep in mind the following points.

  • Set the resolution of scanner to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch) and also set Color to True Color.
  • File Size should be as specified above.
  • Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the signature/photograph, then by using the upload editor crop the image to the final size (as mentioned above).
  • The image file for both signature and photograph should be in JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpeg.
  • Candidates can check Image dimensions by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon. Candidates using MS Office/MS Windows can easily obtain signature and photo in .jpeg format by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager.
  • If the file size, dimensions and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
  • While registering online, candidates will be provided with a link to upload their photograph and signatures.

Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature 

  • Two separate links will be there for uploading Photograph and Signature.
  • Click on the link "Upload Photograph / Signature".
  • Click on Browse and select the location where the Scanned Photo/ Signature file has been saved.
  • Select the respective file by clicking on it.
  • Select the 'Upload' option, and press enter.

Guidelines to attach photograph in JEE Main Application Form

During JEE Main Registration, candidates tend to make errors while choosing the photograph. They often upload images which are not in accordance with the specified instructions and hence, such images get disqualified. Here are some of the common mistakes that candidates can commit:

  1. The uploaded photo should be clicked by a professional camera. Avoid using mobile phone’s camera to click a picture as the image of the face gets distorted. The photograph’s background should be white.
JEE Main 2017
  1. For a clear image, applicant must look straight into the camera making an eye contact. Also, avoid wearing muffler/scarf as it may cover your face. In the photograph, the face must be covering more than 75% of the total area.
JEE Main 2017
  1. Photo having a shadow on the face, which is quite unclear, will not be accepted. Candidate’s face should be clearly visible in the photograph. Also, make sure that the uploaded image is not of poor digital resolution (100 x 75).
JEE Main 2017
  1. Wearing spectacles in the photo is acceptable for candidates having eyesight problems, but avoid wearing tinted glasses or sunglasses in the photo. The photo with light or too much glare on the spectacles will not be accepted.
JEE Main 2017

Note: The uploaded images not meeting the mentioned photo requirements can be changed during JEE Main Form Correction. Candidates can edit the photograph by uploading an appropriate photo in the application form and submit the form again. The submitted application form will immediately reflect the changes.

JEE Main 2019 Registration Schedule

NTA will release the entire schedule for Mains 2019 shortly. But, the session wise exam and registration dates have been released at They are as follows:

EventJanuary SessionApril Session
Release of JEE Main 2019 NotificationAugust 2018February 2019
Availability of JEE Main Application FormSeptember 1, 2018February 2019
Last date to fill Online FormSeptember 30, 2018February 2019
JEE Main Exam Dates 2019January 6 – 20, 2019
(8 different sittings, select only 1)
April 7 – 21, 2019
(8 different sittings, select only 1)

Check detailedJEE Main 2019 Schedule



Pritam Bhattacharya

Sir my signature is not been accepted and showing image disrepency still now and my exam city is therefore not being displayed i am scared sir pls help

21 Oct, 2018 16:19
Akansha Expert

Hi Pritam, You may please check this link for getting Discrepancy Correction detail in JEE mains.

23 Oct, 2018 17:29
kunal garg

Sir i have posted a very bad distorted image with a good background.will my form be accepted

14 Oct, 2018 14:33
Akansha Expert

Hi Kunal, If it didn't show any error so the application is Accept by the authority programme.

17 Oct, 2018 16:37
Sangeetha Marimuthu

I have uploaded the photograph with blue background but I doesn't have any warning or reminder, whether my application is approved? Blue(light) colour is accepted or not?

08 Oct, 2018 22:13
Akansha Expert

Hi Sangeetha, If it didn't show any error so the application is Accept by the authority programme. Blue(light) colour is accepted.

09 Oct, 2018 12:50
sharma jeet

Sir I had uploaded my signature with blue ink is there any problem

08 Oct, 2018 20:47
Akansha Expert

Hi Jeet, If it didn't show any error so the application is Accept by the authority programme. Blue(light) colour is accepted.

09 Oct, 2018 13:28
sharma jeet

Sir I had forgotten my password and now I have to make correction so can I do it

08 Oct, 2018 20:46
Akansha Expert

Hello Jeet, You can generate your password with the option forget the password through by Message or Registered mail id.

09 Oct, 2018 13:29
Sudhir Kawadkar

Sir I have submitted the form but my name and date is not written on the photo how can I correct it please reply date of birth given photo or application form fill date please rpl sir

08 Oct, 2018 09:48
Akansha Expert

Hi Sudhir, You may please check the official website to get the correction application and for getting the procedure you can check mentioned above for How to correct the Application error.

08 Oct, 2018 10:49
Puneet Arya


08 Oct, 2018 08:16
Akansha Expert

Hi Puneet, If it didn't show any error so the application is Accept, or you need to correct at the time of correction period.

08 Oct, 2018 11:04
murali pollam


03 Oct, 2018 18:07
Akansha Expert

Hi Murali, If it didn't show any error so the application is Accept by the authority programme.

03 Oct, 2018 18:17
sachin kumar

Sir I have submitted the form and confirmation letter has been generated but my name and date is not written on the photo how can I correct it please reply

26 Sep, 2018 13:07
Prince Yadav

sir,i have not written name an date on my photo,will my form be rejected?

25 Sep, 2018 22:15
Akansha Expert

Hi Prince, 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 application form or for more information please contact to the Exam authority. Yes it may create the problem of application.

26 Sep, 2018 12:44

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