GATE 2014 : Photograph and Signature Requirements

GATE 2014 : Photograph and Signature Requirements

The GATE 2014Online Applicant Interface requires that copies of your photograph and signature be uploaded as an electronic file at the time of submitting your application. Uploading photographs or signatures that do not meet specifications can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the fee.

Photograph Requirements

Please pay attention to upload good quality photograph. Poor quality of photographs submitted will lead to rejection of your GATE application, without any refund of the application fees. The GATE Score card will be printed with the photograph you submit.

  1. The photograph must be in color and must be taken in a professional studio. Photograph taken using a Mobile phone and other self-composed portraits are NOT acceptable.
  2. Photograph must be taken in a White or a very light background.
  3. The photograph must have been taken after 1st July 2013.
  4. In the photograph, the face should occupy about 50% of the area, and with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.
  5. The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
  6. If you normally wear spectacles, glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses for the photo shoot.
  7. You must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.
  8. Ask your photo studio to provide the image in a JPEG format and also on a standard 4.5 cm × 3.5 cm print (pixel width 300 x 400)
  9. Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG: 320 × 240
  10. Maximum pixel resolution for JPEG: 640×480 (0.3 Mega pixel) (Ask your studio to reduce it to this resolution if it is higher)
  11. File size should be between 10KB and 100KB.
  12. For your own benefit it may be prudent not to intentionally change your facial features or hair style as in the photograph until the day of the exam.

Signature Specifications

  1. Please draw a rectangular box of size 7 × 2 cm on an A4 white paper. Put your signature with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
  2. Get the signature digitally image scanned by a professional using a scanner, and get the image cropped to the box by the professional.
  3. Only JPEG image formats will be accepted.
  4. Pixel width and height should be 400 x 200.
  5. The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 400 × 150.
  6. The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 800 × 300.
  7. File size should be between 10KB and 100KB.
  8. Photographs of the signatures taken using mobile phone are not acceptable, and can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the fee.

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