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JEE Main 2020 Photo Size, Specification, Sample and Other Details

Updated On - October 14th 2019By - Karishma Khatri

JEE Main 2020 Registrations ended on October 10, 2019.  While registering for the JEE Main 2020 exam make sure to verify every detail before submitting. Anyhow, if a candidate makes a mistake in uploading photograph and signature, he/she can upload it again through JEE Main Application Form Correction Window.

Latest Update: NTA has commenced Form Correction Facility for JEE Main 2020 January Session. Direct Link Here

JEE Main 2020 Photo Correction Steps

  • Visit the official site of JEE Main 2020.
  • Click on the “Remove Image Discrepancy” link.
  • Candidates can login to their application page using their application form number and password.
  • Rectify the photo as per NTA specifications and click on “submit”

Read on to know about JEE Main Photo specifications, Signature size (candidate and father/mother/ guardian) and samples.The guidelines for scanning and uploading as specified by NTA must be followed by candidates. The applications will be rejected if a candidate fails to follow the given instructions.

Reasons for JEE Main 2020 Image Correction

The correction in uploaded images will be required if:

  • The photo is blurred
  • The image is not as per specifications
  • The background is not acceptable
  • The spectacles worn by the candidate have shown a red eye
  • Signature is not clear
  • Signature is in capitals
  • Image of signature is not as per specifications 

JEE Main Photo Specifications

While filling up the JEE Main registration form, a scanned image of candidate, signature and father’s/ mother’s/ guardian’s signature has to be uploaded during the submission of the application form. Make sure to keep them ready. The JEE photo specifications 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
  • However, pictures without date and name will also be accepted.
  • 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 200Kbs, 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 of JEE Main Signature Specifications:

  • Signature has to be done on a white paper with a 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

Download JEE Main Practice Papers

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 2020.

  • During the examination, applicants should sign in the 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 a 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 the application form. 

The correction form is only accessible to the candidate who has made the payment so make sure to submit the application form and make the payment. 

Scanning the Photograph & Signature for JEE Main

While scanning the required photograph and signatures for JEE Main 2020, students must keep in mind the following points.

  • Set the resolution of the 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 photographs 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 that 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 a 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, the applicant must look straight into the camera making 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.



d k manderu

Sir mera photo with d.o.b. update ho gya... Koi problem to nhi hogi na exam m

15 Oct, 2019 00:03
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Manderu, no, there would be no consequences of uploading photograph with D.O.B mentioned on it.

15 Oct, 2019 11:20

My photo background is blue, is it correct?

14 Oct, 2019 10:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hello, no, there would not be any problem if your photograph has blue background, however, photograph with light-colored background is preferred.

14 Oct, 2019 10:41
Gurram Venkat Reddy.


11 Oct, 2019 16:07
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Gurram, actually, there is no issue even if you had uploaded photograph without name and date. However, this would also do.

11 Oct, 2019 16:14
C Roselliana

Sir, I apply for B.E/B.Tech. But I want to change my apply for B.Arch, could it?

07 Oct, 2019 17:42
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Roselliana, no, this field cannot be edited using form-correction facility.

07 Oct, 2019 18:08
Abhinav yadav

Jee main 2020 Me Aadhar correction kr skte hai

23 Sep, 2019 09:46
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Abhinav, no, aadhar details cannot be corrected using form correction facility.

23 Sep, 2019 10:02

sir mother ka name glt ho gya kya shi krne ka opsition aata h kya help

27 Sep, 2019 12:31
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ashok, yes, you can edit the details using Form Correction Window facility provided by NTA.

27 Sep, 2019 13:10

is it necessary to upload gaurdian signature along with my signature ?

19 Sep, 2019 13:09
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Raunit, yes, it is mandatory to upload guardian's signature in the space provided in JEE Main application form.

19 Sep, 2019 14:46
Abhishek Kannaujia

Is it necessary to upload the photograph with name and date

17 Sep, 2019 14:44
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Abhishek, no, photos without name and date will also be accepted.

17 Sep, 2019 14:55
Nishika Jain

Can category correction be made in October when form is once submitted for JEE mains January 2019?

15 Sep, 2019 21:02
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Nishika, yes, you can change the category once correction window gets activated. You can check other details on JEE Main Form Correction from here.

16 Sep, 2019 14:09
deshpande raj

I have uploaded the photo with background colour Red does my form is accepted or rejected

13 Sep, 2019 11:25
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Raj, the form will get accepted. However, white color is supposed to be opted for uploading in application form.

18 Sep, 2019 18:06
Khushi Jain

I didn't have the same photo which i have kept on the application form can i take another photo to the exam center which is to be submited to invigilator

15 Feb, 2019 13:26
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Khushi, it there is no issue of having same photograph but make sure whichever photo you take to the exam center must be recently clicked.

15 Feb, 2019 15:14

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