Before applying online, a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/ her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.

Your online application will not be registered unless you upload your photograph and signature as specified.
Photograph Imaging
  1. The scanned copy of the photograph should be same as affixed on GATE application form.
  2. Size of file should be between 20kb-50 kb.
  3. Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50 KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.
Signature Imaging
  1. The applicant has to sign on white paper with Blue / Black Ink pen.
  2. The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
  3. The signature will be used to put on the Attendance Sheet.
  4. If the applicant’s signature on the answer script at the time of the examination does not match the signature on the Attendance Sheet/ Hall Ticket, the applicant will be disqualified.
  5. Size of file should be between 10kb - 20kb.
  6. Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20kb.
Certificate Imaging
  1. Make sure that text, signature and stamp is clearly visible on the file.
  2. Size of file should be between 10kb - 100kb.
  3. Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 100kb.
Scanning the photograph, signature and attachments:-
  1. Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch).
  2. Set Color to True Color.
  3. File Size as specified above.
  4. Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
  5. The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is : image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.
Candidates using MSWindows/ MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50kb and 20kb respectively by using MSPaint or MSOffice Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50kb (photograph) & 20kb (signature) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu.  Similar options are available in other photo editor also.
If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
Procedure for Uploading the photograph, signature or certificates:-
  1. There will be separate links for uploading Photograph, Signature or certificate on registration page.
  2. Click on the respective link for uploading.
  3. Browse and Select the location where the Scanned Photograph, Signature or certificates file has been saved.
  4. Select the file by clicking on it.
  5. Click the 'Upload' button.
Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photograph, signature or certificates as specified.
Note:  In case the face in the photograph, signature or certificate is unclear the candidate's application may be rejected.