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GATE 2018 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

Last Updated - October 18, 2017

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GATE 2018 Application Process requires candidates to attach scanned images of photograph and signature in the required format. Upload the images on the official site at the time of filling up GATE 2018 Application Form. Online window for GATE Registration closes on October 09, 2017.

The images must be uploaded in the application form with required specifications. No facility to change the uploaded image after the closure of application submission window will be available. Read More GATE Form Correction

GATE 2018 Photograph & Signature Highlights 

  • Only high-quality images must be uploaded in GATE Application Form.
  • The file size of the photograph should be between 2 KB and 200 KB.
  • The file size of the signature should be between 2 KB and 150 KB.
  • Only JPG/JPEG format of required specifications is acceptable.

GATE 2018 Important Dates

GATE 2018 Notification was published on July 5, 2017 at The exam is scheduled for February 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018 in multiple sessions.

EventDateReference Link
Availability of GATE application formSeptember 1 – October 9, 2017It has been extended till Monday i.e. Oct 9
Last date for change in application formNovember 17, 2017No other correction in form will be entertained
Release of GATE admit cardJanuary 5, 2018Download GATE 2018 Admit Card from
GATE 2018February 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2018IIT Guwahati will conduct GATE in Multiple Dates 

GATE 2018 Photo Specifications

Candidates applying for GATE 2018 must take care of GATE 2018 Photo details, photo size, etc. while attaching their photograph withGATE 2018 Application Form. Here is the list of some important pointers:

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  1. Upload high quality photograph. The photograph will appear on your GATE scorecard.
  2. Use recent coloured photograph. The photograph must be taken after August 1, 2017 by a professional photographer. Photographs taken from mobile phone may get rejected.
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  1. passport size photograph with dimensions 3.5 cm width and 4.5 cm height of the face of candidate is required.
  2. Ask the photographer to provide the photo in a JPG/PEG format.
  3. The size of the photograph should be between 2KB to 200KB.
  4. Maximum size of JPEG image can be 480 * 640 pixelsMinimum size should be 240 * 320 pixels.
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  1. Background of the photo must not be dark. Keep it WHITE or any other light colour.
  1. The photograph should have a full-face view with at least 50% of the area occupied by candidates face. Look directly into the camera.
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  1. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible. Main features of the face should not be covered with any cloth.
  1. For candidates who wear spectacles, photograph with glare on the glasses will not be accepted. If glare cannot be avoided, don’t wear spectacles in the photo shoot.
  1. Avoid spectacles with dark and tinted glasses.
  1. The poor quality photograph will result in rejection of GATE application form without refund of fee.
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GATE 2018 Signature Specifications

Along with the photograph, candidates are also required to attach scanned image of signature. The essential specifications for signature as perGATErequirements are listed below:

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  1. Take an A4 size plain white paper.
  2. Draw a rectangular box with following dimensions:
  • Breadth = 2 cm
  • Length = 7 cm
  1. Sign with black or dark blue ink pen inside the box. Signature in any other colour will be rejected.
  2. Signature in all CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
  3. The size of the signature should be between 2KB to 150KB.
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  1. Get the digital image of your signature along with the box through a professional scanner.
  1. Keep the scanned image in JPG/JPEG format within following size limits:
  • Maximum image size: 160 x 560 pixels.
  • Minimum image size: 80 x 280 pixels.
  1. Crop the image to the border of the rectangular box and upload it.
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Important Instructions for GATE 2018 Photograph & Signature

  • In presence of the invigilator, an applicant should sign across the photograph.
  • Candidates must bring additional copies of passport size photographs, as used during GATE Registration.
  • The Photograph should not have cap or goggles. Spectacles are allowed if being used regularly.
  • Applications without clear photographs are liable to be rejected.
  • For Signature, candidates have to upload their signature in the appropriate box given in the online application 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 cancellation of the application form. 

Note: At GATE 2018 Exam Center, the Center Superintendent will collect candidate’s Post Card size (4”x6”) photograph affixed on Performa.

How to Edit Images for GATE 2018?

Editing scanned images may degrade the quality of the images. As uploading of the low quality of images is not acceptable in GATE Registration. There are a few ways by which you can edit the images as per the required specifications of GATE 2018

Images can be cropped, edited, compressed by available online tools. They are- Pisaca, Free Online Photo Editor, Photo Pea, Luna Pic, Cam Scanner, MS Paint etc.

How to edit GATE image through Picasa?

  1. Open the image in PC
  2. Download Picasa
  3. Go to Crop → Add Aspect Custom Ratio → Add the Dimensions for Width & Height
  4. Make the changes
  5. Save it for uploading

How to Fill GATE 2018 Application Form?

The last date to complete GATE 2018 Registration is October 05, 2017. Applications received after the due date will not be accepted. Visit the official website of GOAPS i.e. to fill GATE Application Form. Check out the process mentioned at “How to apply for GATE 2018?” to complete GATE application form.

5 Steps for applying for GATE 2018 

Step 1: Registration through GOAPS

Step 2: Fill application form with all the required information

Step 3: Upload Photograph, Signature, Thumb impression and required documents

Step 4: Pay application fee through online mode

Step 5: Submit the form and take printout for future reference.

GATE Form Correction

IIT Guwahati has issued notification for making corrections in GATE 2018 Application Form in case of any overall discrepancy in the information. The option to modify details is applicable to certain fields only.

For GATE Form Correction, you need to send a request email form registered email id to respective zonal GATE offices indicated on the form. The mail must mention the Enrollment id of candidate and nature of cirrection in the form besides containing scanned attachment of document required as proof for making the changes.

Check the table below to know the fields where changes are applicable:

Nature of CorrectionDocuments Required as Proof for making Correction (Any One)
Name of candidate10th class/SSLC certificate, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar ID Driving License
Date of BirthBirth certificate, 10th class/SSLC certificate, Passport
Name of Parent/GuardianVoter ID, Passport, Aadhaar ID, Driving License
Academic Qualification Details – 
  1. Qualifying Degree
  2. Year of Qualifying Degree
  3. Have you Graduated in the above Degree?
Degree certificate or Final year/Semester mark sheet or Certificate with seal and signature of HoD/principal/competent authority (format available on the website)



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