Photograph and Signature Requirements for NEET 2018 Online Application Process

Published on : 9th February 2018
NEET Exam

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the much-awaited notification for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 on 08 February 2018. The online registration process for the examination has also started from 08 February 2018 and will remain open till 09 March 2018. Interested candidates are advised to apply well before as the official portal will become busy on the last dates of application. 

The online form filling process comprises of 4 steps:

  • Fill the Online Application Form and get the Registration Number
  • Upload Photo and Signature
  • Make Payment of Fee
  • Print Confirmation Page

All these steps are self-explanatory and can be completed easily. However, students often face issues in completing the second part i.e.  “Upload Photo and Signature”.  This is because the scanned images of Photo and Signature are required to meet the pre-specified requirements. So, don’t just rush into the application form filling process. First read the specifications regarding photograph and signature upload carefully. So, here are the specifications as stated in the official NEET 2018 notification.

Photograph Requirements -

The scanned copy of the photograph should meet the following specifications:

  • Scanned copy of your recent photograph in JPG format only.
  • Size of the photograph should be between 10 KB and 100 KB.
  • Front-facing passport size photograph with white background.
  • Name of the candidate and date of taking the photograph should be mentioned on the photograph. See below for sample image:

NEET 2018 photo size

  • The photograph must be taken on or after 01 January 2018.
  • Please don’t wear cap or goggles while getting the photograph clicked. You can wear spectacles if used regularly.
  • Computer and Polaroid generated photographs will not be accepted.

Please Note:

  • If the scanned photographs will not meet the above mentioned criteria, the form will be rejected.
  • If the photographs are found to be manipulated or digitally edited, the form will be rejected. This would be considered as use of unfair practices and would be dealt with according to the rules of unfair means.
  • It is mandatory to carry an additional passport size photograph (including name and date of taking photo) to the examination centre. It will be affixed on the attendance sheet.

Signature Requirements -

  • Make sure the scanned image of your signature meets the following requirements:
  • The scanned image of signature should be in JPG format.
  • Size of the signature image should be between 3KB and 20 KB.
  • Signature should be in running handwriting. Writing your name in CAPITAL LETTERS would not be accepted as signature.

Please make sure that scanned images of photograph and signature are uploaded in the respective field as there is no provision for editing in the photograph and signature images. It is advised to get the scanned copies of photograph and signature along with these important documents ready before hand. This will accelerate the online application process.

When you are ready with all the pre-requisites, follow the article mentioned below for the step-by-step guide application process guide.

How to Fill NEET 2018 Application Form - Step by Step 


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