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GATE 2022 Photo size and Signature Guidelines: Check Photo Size, Dimension and Format

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Sonal Vaid

Content Curator | Updated On - Sep 28, 2021

GATE 2022 Photo-size and Signature Guidelines have been released by IIT Kharagpur along with the official brochure on July 31, 2021. To complete the registration process, applicants must upload a high-quality recently scanned photograph along with scanned signature. Without the proper size of the image and signature, GATE Application Form 2022 will not be accepted by the concerned authority.

The application process can be concluded only with the correct format of the photograph and signature i.e., .jpg or .jpeg. Along with the correct size of the photograph, the uploaded signature needs to be signed in running handwriting. The same photograph and signature will be displayed on GATE admit card which will be used for the verification process along with the photo ID proof. Read the article below to know more about GATE 2022 Photo-size and Signature Upload Guidelines. 

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GATE 2022 Photo-size & Signature Highlights

GATE 2022 Photo-size and Signature Guidelines Highlights

Documents Size Dimensions (Width x Height) Format
Passport size Photograph 5 KB -200 KB 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm  JPEG / JPG format
Signature 5 KB -200 KB 2 cm x 7 cm JPEG / JPG format

GATE 2022 Photo-size Specifications

GATE 2022 Photo-size Specification

Candidates applying for the national level exam must take care of GATE Photo details, photo size, etc. while attaching their photograph with GATE 2022 Application Form. Listed below are important points related to the same:

  1. Upload a high-quality photograph. The photograph will appear on your GATE scorecard.
  2. The coloured photo must be taken after August 1, 2021 by a professional photographer. Photographs taken from a mobile phone or other self-composed portraits may result in rejection of the application.
  3. Dimensions: A passport size photograph with a 3.5 cm width and 4.5 cm height of the face.
  4. Format: JPEG only
  5. Standard Print size: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm (width X height)
  6. Maximum size: 480 * 640 pixels (0.3 Mega pixel) | Minimum size: 240 * 320 pixels.
  7. Background of Photo: White or a light colour
  8. The face of the candidate must cover 60% - 70% of the above-mentioned size of the photograph.
  9. Forehead, eyes, nose, and chin should be clearly visible. The main features of the face should not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth, or any shadow.
  10. Both the ears MUST be visible on the photo.
  11. The photo should be without any cap/ hat.
  12. For candidates who wear spectacles, photographs with glare on the glasses will not be accepted. If glare cannot be avoided, don’t wear spectacles in the photoshoot.
  13. Avoid spectacles with dark and tinted glasses.
  14. The poor quality photographs will result in rejection of GATE application form without a refund of fee.

GATE 2022 Photograph Sample

GATE Photo Sample

Specifications of GATE 2022 Photograph

Particulars Size Dimension and Other Specifications Format
Passport size photograph in the white background 5 kb -200 kb 3.5 cm Width × 4.5 cm Height with 60% - 70% of Face Coverage Pixels Range from 240x320 – 480×640  In JPEG / JPG format

GATE 2022 Signature Specifications

GATE 2022 Signature Specifications

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

  1. Take an A4 white paper.
  2. Draw a rectangular box with the following dimensions:
    • Breadth = 2 cm
    • Width = 7 cm
  3. Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within the box. The height or width of the signature should be at least 80% of the respective height or width of the rectangular box.
  4. Signature by any other person or in any other colour will be rejected.
  5. Signature in all CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
  6. Format: JPEG only
  7. Maximum Size: 160 X 560 pixels | Minimum Size: 80 X 280 pixels
  8. The size of the signature should be between 5KB to 200KB.
  9. Get the digital image of your signature along with the box through a professional scanner.
  10. Crop the image to the border of the rectangular box and upload it.
  11. If the applicant’s signature, on the exam day, does not match the signature on GATE 2022 Admit Card, the applicant will be disqualified.

GATE 2022 Signature Sample

GATE Signature Sample

GATE 2022 Signature Specifications

Particulars Size  Other Specifications Format
Signature in running handwriting 5 kb-200 kb Area of signature must cover 70-80% of the image. Pixels Range from 80×280 – 160×560 Sign with black or dark blue colour ink only. In JPEG / JPG format

GATE 2022 Supporting Documents

List of Supporting Documents for GATE 2022

Other than uploading the photograph and signature, candidates must keep the following documents handy before initiating the process for GATE Registration. All the supporting documents mentioned below need to be uploaded while filling the online application form. 

  • Photo ID
    • You have to upload the PDF file of any one of the following valid photo identity. 
    • Valid IDs are Aadhaar- UID, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee ID, and Driving License.
    • For international candidates, only a valid Passport / Government issued ID / College ID / Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification document.
    • If you do not have any of these as your identity proof then please obtain any one of them before filling the application.
  • Category (SC/ ST) Certificate
    • Candidates who belong to SC or ST category have to upload a valid documentary proof to get the concession in the application fee. A certificate issued by the authorized officials will be valid.
    • OBC-NCL and EWS candidates are not required to upload any category certificate while filling the online application form.
  • Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate
    • Person with Disability (PwD) candidates should attach a recently obtained PwD certificate issued by the competent authority.
    • The benefit would be given to those who have a minimum 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability.
  • Certificate of Dyslexia
    • Dyslexic candidates should attach a proper dyslexic certificate issued by any authorized Dyslexia Association.
    • The scribe will be provided by the GATE authorities.

GATE 2022 Specification of Documents to be Uploaded Online 

Here, in the table below some features about the important documents are mentioned.

Documents Required Details Format
Photo ID Proof UID, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee ID, and Driving License PDF Format
Category Certificate wherever applicable SC/ST
PwD Certificate wherever applicable PWD candidate more than 40% of disability
Certificate of Dyslexia Dyslexic candidates

Note: No certificate for candidates appearing in GATE 2022 from OBC-NCL and EWS category is required.


Edit Images for GATE 2022 Applications

How to Edit Images for GATE 2022 Application Form?

Candidates do not require to edit scanned images that may decrease the quality of that images. For the registration process, uploading low-quality images will not be acceptable. There are a few ways by which candidates can edit those images as per the required specifications of GATE 2022.

Images can be cropped, edited, compressed by available online tools viz.

  • Pisaca,
  • Free Online Photo Editor,
  • Photo Pea,
  • Luna Pic,
  • Cam Scanner,
  • MS Paint etc.

How to edit GATE 2022 Image through Picasa?

  1. Open the image on your 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

Important Instructions for GATE 2022 Photo-size & Signature Guidelines

  • The signature on the photograph must be done in presence of the invigilator.
  • Candidates must bring additional copies of passport size photographs, as used during GATE Registration.
  • The Photograph should not have a cap or goggles. Spectacles are allowed if being used regularly.
  • Applications without clear photographs are liable to be rejected.
  • For Signature, upload your 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 GATE 2022 Exam Center, the Center Superintendent will collect the candidate’s Post Card size (4”x6”) photograph affixed on Performa.


GATE 2022 Exam Dates

GATE 2022 Exam Dates

Announcement for GATE 2022 has been made by IIT Kharagpur on July 31, 2021 at gate.iitkgp.ac.in. Below are the most important GATE 2022 Exam Dates are tabulated.

GATE 2022 Events Dates (Out)
GATE 2022 Application Form September 2, 2021 to September 28, 2021(Extended)
GATE 2022 Form Correction October 26, 2021 to November 1, 2021
GATE 2022 Exam Date February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022

GATE 2022 Photo-size & Signature FAQs

GATE 2022 Photo Size and Signature Guidelines FAQs

Ques. Is it mandatory to upload the scanned photograph for GATE 2022 during the application process? Can I submit the application form without a photograph?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to upload the scanned photograph. Without the photograph, the GATE application form will not be accepted.

Ques. What to do if I face a problem while uploading the photograph or the signature during the application process of GATE 2022? Who do I need to inform?

Ans. First of all, you must know that without the correct format of the photograph and signature your documents will not be uploaded properly. In spite of uploading the photograph and signature with the correct format, still if you unable to upload it through the application portal, you can contact the exam conducting body.

Ques. If I only have a black and white photograph, can I upload it for GATE 2022? Will it be acceptable?

Ans. No, it will not be acceptable by the concerned authority. You need to require upload only colored and recent GATE 2022 Photograph.

Ques. Will there be any problem if I sign in only capital letters and upload them? Is it acceptable for GATE 2022?

Ans. If you sign with only capital letters, it will strictly reject by the authorized body. A signature with running handwriting is only acceptable.

Ques. Do I need to sign the same signature that uploaded during the application process of GATE 2022 at the time of the examination? Or does not require any signature?

Ans. Yes, you will be asked to sign at the time of the examination in the exam hall. And, you are required to sign the same signature in front of the invigilator in the exam hall.

Ques. Do I need to attach the same GATE 2022 Photograph with the same format uploaded during the application process on the admit card for GATE 2022? Is it required for appearing in the exam?

Ans. No, you do not require to attach any photograph on the downloaded admit card of GATE 2022.

Ques. Can I send my recent colored passport size photograph through my registered mail ID to the exam conducting body, if I am unable to upload it online? Or, can I send it by post to the office address?

Ans. No, no photograph of candidates will be accepted neither via mail nor by post. You must upload the photograph only during the application process through online mode and on the official website.

Ques. Can I upload the photograph for GATE 2022 in .png format? Will it be accepted by the authority?

Ans. No, you will have to upload the photograph only in .jpg format as per the guidelines set by the exam conducting body.

Ques. Can I upload the mobile image of the signature for the application process of GATE 2022? Can I do the same for the photograph?

Ans. No, only scanned photographs and signatures will be accepted for the application process of GATE 2022. No other mode for either photograph or signature will be accepted to appear in the entrance test.

Ques. Is it mandatory to upload only the most recent photograph for GATE 2022 Application process? Or, can I upload the photograph taken three years back?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to upload only the most recent photograph to complete the application process of GATE 2022. No photograph of one year or six months back will be accepted by the exam conducting body. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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