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Guidelines for Uploading Documents in MAH MCA CET Application Form

Last Updated - March 16, 2018

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra conducts the state-level MCA Common Entrance Test (CET) every year. Application form filling window is functional from February 7 to March 5, 2018. Visit the official website i.e. to register online for the examination.

MAH MCA CET 2018 is scheduled for March 24. While filling the online form, it requires candidates to attach passport size color photograph and signature. The coordinating body releases certain guidelines to scan and upload the documents.

Read on to know about the specifications to be followed at the time of filling MAH MCA CET 2018 Application Form. At the last, it will list the guidelines for using the scribe by the persons with disabilities in the exam.

Specifications and Guidelines for Uploading Photograph


Specifications and Guidelines for Uploading Photograph
  • Photograph Type: Passport size
  • Pattern: Colored
  • Photograph Background: Light colored, preferably white
  • Photograph File Size: 20 to 50 KB
  • Photograph File Dimensions: 35 mm x 45 mm (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
  • File Type: JPEG or JPG
  • Pixel Dimensions: 200 x 230
  • Scanning Resolution: At least 200 Dots Per Inch (DPI)
  • Date of the Photograph: Recent possible
  • Signature Needed on the Photograph: No

Other Important Points: 

  • The photo must be taken with a balanced flash making the applicant’s face well-visible. The photo with shadow on the face may be rejected by the board.
  • The photo must not have captured with the traces of sun’s reflection.
  • When the flash is used, make sure that the candidate’s eyes are not appeared red in the photo.
  • The photograph should be taken by a professional camera. Avoid to use a photograph clicked by cell phone or digital camera available at home. Those pictures might get distorted and lead to rejection.
  • The uploaded photograph must be in the colored format with the plain background. It is recommended to take it with the white background.
  • It will be fine for an applicant to wear spectacles in the photo. However, they must not wear tinted glasses or goggles in the photograph. The photo must clearly show the eyes of the applicant.
  • Candidates must look straight into the camera while clicking the photo to appear like making an eye contact to ensure a clear image. Additionally, they must not wear caps, hats, scarfs or mufflers during the click. Religious headwear is allowed, but those must not cover their face while getting the photograph captured.
  • If the size of the scanned picture is more than 50 KB, resize it using some photo editing tool.
  • Candidates need to leave their face relaxed when the photo is clicked.

Specifications and Guidelines for Uploading Signature

Specifications and Guidelines for Uploading Signature
  • Background of the Signature: White (to be written on a white plain paper)
  • Pen to be Used for Signature: Black ink pen
  • File Size of Scanned Signature: 10 to 20 KB
  • File Type: JPEG or JPG
  • Scanning Resolution: At least 200 Dots Per Inch (DPI)
  • Signature Language: English
  • Signature Date: Recent
  • Signature Style: Signature to be done with a running hand

Other Important Points

  • Upload the signature file only. Applicants often tend to upload photo file in place of signature file. This leads to rejection of their MAH MCA CET application.
  • Candidates must ensure that their signature is written by themselves.
  • Ensure that the signatures are written in running handwriting.
  • Candidates must write a signature that they can easily write on the answer sheet in the examination hall. In case some difference is found, the candidate may be restricted from attending the exam.
  • Do not write just full name in capital letters. Those will not be considered as appropriate signature.
  • The signature file must be in the JPEG or JPG file format, and must not exceed 20 KB of size. The files with any other format will be rejected.

Procedure for Uploading Photograph and Signature

Follow the simple steps below for uploading the photograph and signature files while filling the MAH MCA CET application form:

  1. Access the official website of DTE - and click the link for filling the MAH MCA CET application form.
  2. Candidates will see two different links for uploading photograph and signature - ‘Upload Photograph’ and ‘Upload Signature’.
  3. Click one of these links.
  4. Browse the location in the computer where the scanned file is located. Select the file and upload by clicking the ‘Upload’ button.
  5. Similarly, repeat the process for another file.

Guidelines for Using a Scribe by Persons with Disability

The organizing committee of the MAH MCA CET exam allows the persons with disability to bring a scribe or reader as per the exam norms. Following are the guidelines to be followed by persons with disability for using a scribe:

  • The payment of the scribe will be done by the candidate only.
  • The scribe must not be some candidate sitting in the same examination hall.
  • Candidates need to clearly specify in their MAH MCA CET application form in case they wish to get a scribe during their exam.
  • The scribe may be qualified from any academic background.
  • The candidates who would have a scribe will be provided with 20 extra minutes for attempting their exam.
  • The scribe must not help the candidates in answering any of the questions.
  • A person could not be a scribe for more than one candidates in the same examination hall.
  • If any of the above guidelines are seen to be violated, the scribe will be taken out from the examination hall.



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