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GPAT 2021 Image Correction: Photo Size, Specifications, and Other Details
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NTA will start an image correction facility for the candidates who have not uploaded the images as per the guidelines. Candidates can remove the image discrepancy by visiting the official website i.e. gpat.nta.nic.in. It must be noted that the images of the photograph and signature must be uploaded as per the guidelines of the exam conducting body. 

  • GPAT 2021 is scheduled to be held on February 22 and 27, 2021. 
  • Candidates planning to take the exam can apply for the same till January 22, 2021. 
  • While filling the online application form, candidates must fill each detail correctly to avoid any kind of discrepancy. 
  • The exam authority has defined the specifications of the images that are to be uploaded while filling GPAT 2021 application form. In this article, we are going to discuss the same briefly. 

Direct link to remove GPAT Image Discrepancy


GPAT Photograph Specification

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

  • Photo Format: JPG/JPEG format.
  • Photo Size: between 10 kb–200 kb.
  • The photograph can be either colored or black/white. However, please ensure that the same has a very clear contrast.
  • The picture should have been clicked against a light-colored, preferably white background.
  • The 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: If the size of the file is more than 200 kb, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the no. of color’s, DPI resolution, etc., during the process of scanning.

GPAT Signature Specifications

Along with the photograph, applicants are also required to attach scanned images of their signature. Listed below are the essential specifications:

  • Sign Format: JPG/JPEG format.
  • File Size: between 4 kb–30 kb.
  • It is advisable to sign with Black Ink on plain white paper for the applicants’ specimen signature.
  • 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.

GPAT Photo and Sign Sample


How to Remove Image Discrepancy?

NTA has provided the facility to remove image discrepancy. Candidates can do the same by following the steps given below:

  1. Visit the official website i.e. gpat.nta.nic.in
  2. Click on the link stating ”Remove Image Discrepancy”. 
  3. Login using the user id and password. 
  4. The candidate’s dashboard will appear. 
  5. Upload the image and click on “submit”

Do’s and Don’ts for GPAT - Photo, and Signature

  • Candidates are advised to upload the correct image, adhering to the specifications as NTA will not provide any scope of correction/alteration once the application is submitted.
  • Scanned photograph and specimen signature should not be in any other format other than JPG/JPEG.
  • It is advisable that the applicant’s photograph is clear, taken professionally.
  • Please keep in mind that there should not be any obstruction like hats, caps or dark glasses covering the face in the photograph.
  • The specimen signature should be that of the applicant only and not of 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, the candidate in question will be disqualified.

Scanning The Photograph & Signature for GPAT

  • The following steps need to be undertaken for scanning the applicant’s photograph and signature. For uploading with the GPAT Application.
  • The resolution of the scanner should be set at a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch) and color set to True Color.
  • Select the required file type.
  • Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the signature or photograph.
  • Scan and save the image.

Guidelines to Attach Photograph in GPAT Application Form

  • Uploading the photograph and specimen signature is the third step in the GPAT online application process.
  • Candidates would be required to upload the images right after registering for GPAT and filling the application form for the same.
  • Make note that you will not be able to make in changes in the application form once you upload the images.
  • As visible in the screenshot above, you will have to select the files containing the correct photograph and the specimen signature, enter the captcha as it appears, check the disclaimer and hit the upload button to complete the process.

Highlights of GPAT 2021 Registration

NTA has released the official notification for GPAT 2021 and the online application process is currently ongoing. The schedule of events with respect to GPAT registration is tabulated below:

Event Date
GPAT 2021 Online Application December 23, 2020 – January 22, 2021
Deadline for payment of Application Fee January 23, 2021
Availability of Admit Card 15 days prior to exam date
Scheduled date for GPAT 2021 February 22 and 27, 2021

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