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AFCAT 2018 Photo Size, Dimensions, Format and Other Details

Last Updated - June 25, 2018

Candidates applying for AFCAT 2018 entrance exam have to fill up the application form by attaching a color passport size photo and signature of the prescribed dimensions. 

Before aspirants fill up the AFCAT Application Form 2018, they should read the instructions carefully and adhere to the prescribed dimensions. The official notification for AFCAT 2018 was released on December 25, 2017. AFCAT is conducted twice in a year AFCAT 1 and AFCAT 2. 

AFCAT 1 has been successfully conducted on February 25, 2018 and AFCAT II will be conducted in the month of August 2018. AFCAT 2018 Application Form online submission has been started from 16th June 2018. AFCAT 2 2018 Application Form submission will be closed on 15th July 2018, candidates are advised to apply online on or before the last date.  

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is a national level entrance exam which is conducted for the aspirants who want to join Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officer in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical). 

AFCAT 2018 Photo Size and Specifications

While filling out the application form for AFCAT 2018, candidates need to pay attention to the prescribed specifications. Some important pointers related to photo size are as follows:

  • AFCAT 2018 photo size: 10 to 50 Kb
  • AFCAT 2018 photo background color: White
  • Image format: JPEG/JPG
  • Photo resolution: 100 x 120 pixels

Note that the passport photo should not have a cap or sunglasses. Spectacles are permitted if used on a regular basis.

Check AFCAT Exam Pattern 

AFCAT 2018 Signature and Thumb Impression Specifications

Uploading images online can seem to be a difficult process given the prescribed specifications. However, there are many simple methods that can be used to resize the passport photo, signature and the thumb impression.

How to Resize Photo using MS Paint

  • Open the image with MS Paint
  • Go to the toolbar and select the ‘Resize’ option
  • Uncheck ‘Maintain Aspect Ratio’ and readjust the pixels as per prescribed specifications
  • Click on ‘Ok’ and check the image properties of the image

How to Resize Photo using Windows Photo Gallery

  • Select the photo to be resized from Windows Photo Gallery
  • From the properties menu click on ‘Edit’
  • Click on ‘Resize’ and set preset option
  • Next, click ‘Custom’ option from the list
  • Enter prescribed dimensions
  • Click ‘Resize and Save’

How to Resize Photo using Photoshop

  • Select the image to be resized
  • Click on ‘Image’ drop down menu and select ‘Image Size’
  • Type in the prescribed dimensions in the width and height box
  • Next, uncheck the box ‘Constraint Proportions’
  • Click on ‘Ok’

Check AFCAT Syllabus 

Guidelines to Attach Photograph on AFCAT 2018 Application Form

Candidates tend to make errors while filling up the AFACT 2018 application form especially while selecting the photo to be uploaded. In order to avoid being disqualified, aspirants need to keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • The passport size photo must be taken using a professional camera. Avoid using smartphones. Ensure that the background is white.
  • Eye contact must be maintained with the camera when the photo is being taken. Avoid wearing caps, scarfs and mufflers.
  • Face must be visible and should cover 75% of the photo area.
  • Ensure that proper lighting is used while taking the photo. Avoid flash, improper lighting or dim light setting that can lead to disqualification of the application.
  • Students are permitted to wear spectacles if worn regularly.

In case the images scanned and do not meet the prescribed specifications, then it can be rectified during form correction.



1 Comment
Chanchal Bhati

maam signature aur thumb print ki b dimensions bataiye. site per guidelines wala link kaam nhi kar raha.

13 Jul, 2018 17:31
Akansha Expert

Hi Chanchal, You can Try after Some time it will be work, and you will get the information.

17 Jul, 2018 17:28

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