GATE 2018 Photo & Signature Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

Last Updated - March 09 2018

GATE 2018 Application Procedure requires aspirants to attach scanned images of photograph and signature in the need pattern. Upload the images on the official site at the time of filling up GATE 2018 Application Form. An online window for GATE Registration closes on October 09, 2017.

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

  • An incorrect pattern of images and sizes will not be accepted in GATE.
  • Follow the steps mentioned at “How to Apply for GATE 2018” to make your application mistake free.
  • IIT Guwahati has introduced some changes in GATE 2018 such as there is no requirement of thumb impression in GATE Registration.
  • Check the list of top GATE Coaching Centers and choose the best one for boosting GATE exam preparation.
  • In case of any discrepancy such as size, color and etc. in photograph and signature, the form is subject to rejection by authorities.

GATE 2018 Photograph & Signature Highlights

  • Only JPG/JPEG pattern of need specifications is acceptable.
  • 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 high-quality images must be uploaded in GATE Application Form.

Important Dates for GATE 2018

GATE 2018 Notification was published on July 5, 2017 at www.gate.iitg.ac.in. 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
The last date for the change in application formNovember 17, 2017No other correction in form will be entertained
Announce of GATE hall ticketJanuary 5, 2018Download GATE 2018 Hall Ticket from www.gate.iitg.ac.in
GATE 2018February 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2018IIT Guwahati will organize GATE in Multiple Dates 

Photo Specifications

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

  • Upload high-quality photograph. The photograph will appear on your GATE scorecard.


  • Use recent colored photograph. The photograph must be taken after August 1, 2017 by a professional photographer. Photographs taken from the mobile phone may get rejected.
  • passport size photograph with dimensions 3.5 cm width and 4.5 cm height of the face of the aspirant is needed.
  • Ask the photographer to offer the photo in a JPG/PEG pattern.
  • The size of the photograph should be between 2KB to 200KB.
  • The maximum size of JPEG image can be 480 * 640 pixelsAt Least size should be 240 * 320 pixels.

  • Background of the photo must not be dark. Keep it WHITE or any other light color.
  • The photograph should have a full-face view with minimum 50% of the area occupied by aspirants face. Look straight into the camera.
  • Forehead, eyes, nose, and chin should be completely visible. Main features of the face should not be covered with any cloth.
  • For aspirants 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.
  • Avoid spectacles with dark and tinted glasses.
  • The poor quality photograph will result in rejection of GATE application form without refund of fee.

Signature Specifications

Along with the photograph, aspirants also need to attach the scanned image of the signature. The essential specifications for signature as per GATE requirements are listed below: 

  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 color 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. 
  1. Get the digital image of your signature along with the box via a professional scanner.
  1. Keep the scanned image in JPG/JPEG pattern within following size limits:
  • Maximum image size: 160 x 560 pixels.
  • At Least image size: 80 x 280 pixels.
  1. Crop the image to the border of the rectangular box and upload it.

GATE 2018 Important Instructions for Photograph & Signature

  • For Signature, aspirants have to upload their signature in the suitable 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. 
  • Aspirants must bring additional copies of passport size photographs, as used during GATE Registration.
  • In presence of the examiner, a participant should sign across the photograph.
  • Applications without complete photographs are liable to be rejected.
  • The Photograph should not have cap or goggles. Spectacles are allowed if being used regularly.

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

GATE 2018 How to Edit Images?

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

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 via Picasa?

  1. Open the image on 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

GATE 2018 How to Fill Application Form?

The last date to clear 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. appsgate.iitg.ac.in to fill GATE Application Form. Check out the procedure mentioned at “How to apply for GATE 2018?” to clear GATE application form.

5 Steps for applying for GATE 2018 

Step 1: Registration via GOAPS

Step 2: Fill the application form with all the need information

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

Step 4: Pay application fee via online mode

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

GATE 2018 Form Correction

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

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

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

Nature of CorrectionDocuments Need as Proof for making Correction (Any One)
Name of aspirant10th 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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