NEET Photosize and Signature Details

    Aanchal Thakur Aanchal Thakur
    Exam Prep Master

    As per the official notification released by NTA, NEET 2020 is scheduled for May 3, 2020. NEET Registrations began from December 2, 2019 and closed on January 6, 2020. The application form correction window will open on January 15 and close on January 31, 2020. Candidates can check the following details and assess whether they have filled the correct details on their NEET 2020 Application form.

    Latest Update: As a part of security measures taken by NTA to curb malpractices, candidates have to provide class XII roll number while filling the NEET Application Form. Candidates also have to submit scanned images of their postcard size photographs, left-hand thumb impression, and class X passing certificate along with their passport size photograph and signature this year. Aspirants may also be asked to upload their live photo on the exam day from the venue. 

    NEET 2020 Important Dates


    Release of NEET 2020 Notification

    September 2, 2019 
    NEET 2020 Registration (Open)December 2, 2019
    Last day of NEET 2020 RegistrationJanuary 6, 2020 
    Application Form Correction WindowJanuary 15, 2020 – January 31, 2020
    NEET 2020 Admit Card Releases onMarch 27, 2020
    NEET 2020 Exam DateMay 3, 2020
    NEET 2020 Result will release on June 4, 2020
    Commencement of NEET CounsellingJune 19, 2020

    Read on to check the complete guidelines given by the exam authority that must be followed at the time of uploading scanned photograph and signature in NEET Application Form 2020. Failing to follow the specifications will result in cancellation of candidature.

    A brief about Documents Specifications are as follows:

    Photograph10 to 200 kbJPG/JPEG
    Signature4 to 30 kbJPG/JPEG
    Post Card Size Photograph50 to 300 kb (4”X6”)JPG/JPEG
    Left Thumb Impression10 to 50 kbJPG/JPEG
    Class X Passing Certificate100 to 400 kbJPG/JPEG

    NOTE: In case of any eventuality of left thumb being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression may be used. The photograph should be covering 80% of face, ears clearly visible and the background should be white.

    Also Check NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

    NEET Photo Specifications

    NEET 2020 Photo Specifications

    Medical aspirants while scanning and uploading their Photo must take care of few points listed below:

    • Photo Size: 10 Kb to 200 Kb
    • Photo Background: White
    • Details on NEET Photo: The photograph should be covering 80% of face with ears clearly visible.
    • Format: The Photograph should be in JPG/JPEG format only.
    Note: Photograph should not have cap or goggles. Spectacles are allowed if used regularly.

    Also Check NEET 2020 Syllabus

    NEET Signature Specifications

    NEET 2020 Signature Specifications

    Along with the photo, candidates are also required to attach a scanned image of signature and right-hand index finger impression. The essential specifications are listed below:

    • Signature Image Size: 4 Kb to 30 Kb
    • Signature Background: White
    • Signature Style: Signature should be done with a running hand
    • Image Format: JPG/JPEG only
    Note: Any corrections related to Photo or signature will be notified on the registered Email and SMS. 

    Also Check NEET Paper Analysis

    NEET 2020 Left-Hand Thumb Impression

    With the uploading of photo and signature, candidates are required to upload their left-hand thumb impression as well. Details of the same are listed below:

    • Impression Photo Size: 10 kb to 50 kb
    • Background: White
    • Ink: Only Blue ink is acceptable for taking impression.
    • Format: JPG or JPEG only
    • In case of any eventuality of left thumb being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression may be used.

    NEET Post Card Size Photograph

    NTA has asked the medical aspirants appearing for NEET 2020, to carry one postcard size photograph at the time of examination. The photo should be similar to the one uploaded in NEET Admit Card

    • Postcard Photo Size: 4-inch x 6-inch, Size – 50 kb to 300 kb
    • Background: white only.
    • Format: JPG or JPEG only
    Note: Mention name, Application Form number, roll number of Examination on the backside of the photo. It will be collected by the Invigilator after matching the photograph with the candidate appearing in NEET.

    NEET Class X Certificate Upload

    Candidates are also required to upload a scanned copy of the class X certificate.

    • Size of Certificate: 100 kb to 400 kb 
    • Format: JPG or JPEG only

    Important Do's and Dont's

    Do’s and Don’ts for NEET Photograph & Signature

    • Candidate must mention their Name, Application Form Number and Roll Number on the reverse side of the photograph
    • Bring extra copies of passport size photographs, clearly indicating the name of the candidate along with the date of taking the photograph.
    • Applications without clear photographs are liable to be rejected.
    • For signature, upload the signature in the appropriate box given in the form in running handwriting.
    • Writing full name in the box in capital letters will NOT be accepted as the signature. Doing so can lead to the cancellation of the application form.
    Note: At NEET Exam Centre, the Centre Superintendent will collect candidate’s Post Card size (4”x6”) photograph affixed on Performa.

    NEET Photograph Attachment Guide

    Guidelines to Attach Photograph in NEET Application Form

    During registration, it is quite natural to make errors while choosing the photograph. Candidates often upload photographs which are not in accordance with the instructions and hence, such images get rejected. The common mistakes committed by the candidates and the correct sample of the photograph are given below:

    • Upload a photograph taken by a professional camera. Avoid using a cell phone to click a picture as the image might get distorted. Photographs with a coloured background (light/dark) are not accepted.
    • Look straight into the camera making eye contact for a clear image. Also, avoid wearing scarfs/muffler. Do not use it to cover your face. The face must cover more than 75% of the total area of the photograph. The photo clicked in improper lighting or flash must not be uploaded in NEET Application Form.
    • The photo with shadow on the face is quite unclear and not accepted by NTA. The face should be clearly visible in the photo. Check that the image uploaded must not be of poor digital resolution (100 x 75).
    • Wearing spectacles in the photo is acceptable but avoid wearing tinted glasses or goggles in the photo. The photo with too much glare or light on the spectacles will not be accepted.

    Note: The scanned image not meeting the photo requirements can be changed during NEET Form Correction. Candidates can upload an appropriate photo in the form and submit it again. The correct photo will be updated immediately in the form.



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