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The official notification for IAS 2019 has been released by UPSC on February 19, 2019. Last Day to fill the application form is March 18. The prelims exam is scheduled on June 2, 2019.
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While filling application form, Candidates often make mistakes in uploading signature/photo in the wrong sizes etc. Read on to check the complete guidelines given for uploading scanned photograph and signature. Failing to follow the specifications will result in cancellation of candidature.
|Photograph||20 – 300 kBs||JPG|
|Signature||20 – 300 kBs||JPG|
Aspirants must take care of few points while scanning and uploading their photo. The specifications are listed below:
Photo Size: 20 - 300 KBs
Image Format: JPG/ JPEG only
Photo Dimensions: 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).
Photo Background: White
After scanning and uploading photo, candidates are also required to attach a scanned image of signature. The essential specifications are listed below:
Signature Image Size: 20 - 300 KBs
Image Format: JPG/ JPEG only
Signature Dimensions: 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height)
Signature Background: White
During filling application form, it is quite normal to make errors while choosing the photograph. Candidates often upload photographs which are not in accordance with the specifications laid down by UPSC and hence, such images get rejected.
The common mistakes committed by candidates and correct sample of the photograph are given below:
Avoid uploading selfies in the form. Upload a photograph taken from a rear professional camera. Avoid using a cell phone to click a picture as the image might get distorted. Photographs with a colored background (light/dark) are not accepted.
Photo with side faces or no eye contacts with the camera will be rejected. Look straight into the camera making an 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 the form.
Sit in well lighting while clicking the photo as pictures with shadow on the face is quite unclear and not accepted by the board. The face should be clearly visible in the photo. Check that the image uploaded must not be of poor digital resolution (100 x 75).
Spectacles are totally allowed while getting clicked 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.
Candidates following the above instructions will be able to submit the form without any hassle. Read other details and important documents required for filling the form.
Candidates will be asked to fill the following details carefully. Before submitting the form students must review the form once.
|Candidate’s Name||Father’s Name||Mother’s Name||Date of Birth|
|Mobile Number||Gender||Nationality||Postal Address||Identity Proof|
|Total Annual Family Income||Reservation Category||Graduation Details||Post Graduation details (if any)||Marital Status|
|Scanned Signature||Scanned Photograph||City Option for Exam Center||Subject Stream||Declaration|
Candidates must keep the following documents ready before applying for the exam: