NEET Photo Size - Specifications, Documents and More

NEET 2020 was conducted on 13th September and 14th October 2020, results for the same were announced on 16th October 2020. NEET 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 12th September 2021. The conducting body for NEET exams, the NTA (National Testing Agency) released the application forms on 13th July 2021.

NEET-UG 2021 Size of Photo

The online filling of the NEET application form has the following 4 steps:

  • Apply online by filling in the details to register
  • Uploading of scanned documents
  • Make payment
  • Print the confirmation page

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Table of Contents:

Documents That Should Be Carried To The Exam Hall
What Are The Documents That Should Be Uploaded for NEET 2021?
Specifications of NEET Documents 2021
Discrepancies In Image

Out of these, one of the significant steps is the uploading of documents to the portal, specifically the NEET Photo (postcard/passport) with the specifications mentioned in the information brochure released by the NTA. Turns out that candidates find it difficult and are often stuck at this step of the online filing process. When candidates arrive at this step, due to incorrect dimensions of images and documents, the page tends to show errors mostly.

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To combat this issue, candidates often take to social media, seeking online assistance from different interactive platforms to get a comprehensive sense of the specifications of different documents that should be uploaded. In view of this, we at BYJU’S bring to you the breakdown of the detailed process and specifications explained in a further simplified manner after closely going through the procedure mentioned on the official website. This shall immensely help candidates to fill in the form in one go. Learn more about it.

Documents That Should Be Carried To The Exam Hall

Candidates must carry only these documents to the exam hall, failing at which candidates will not be allowed to sit in the examination hall:

  • Print out of admit card along with the passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the application form)
  • Passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the application form) to paste on the attendance sheet in the exam hall. One photograph is enough
  • One Postcard size, colour photograph (4″X6″) with a white background to be pasted on the proforma that is downloaded along with the NEET admit card which will be handed over to the examiner in the exam hall.
  • Valid ID proof (original), any one of these – Aadhaar card/PAN card/Voter ID/Driving License/Ration card/Passport/Class 12 roll number provided by the board/any valid photo ID proof issued by Government
  • PwD certificate issued by Competent Authority (if applicable)
  • Scribe (Letter of undertaking to use own scribe, if applicable)

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What Are The Documents That Should Be Uploaded for NEET 2021?

Follow the list below to know the documents that are mandated by the NTA to be uploaded while online submission of the application form:

  • Most recent passport size photograph
  • Most recent postcard size photograph
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Candidate’s left-thumb impression
  • Class 10 Marksheet

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Specifications of NEET Documents 2021

Candidates must follow this set of guidelines to be able to meet the requirements of the images specified. For this, you can use online tools available or simply even a “Paint” application available on your laptops/desktops.

Candidates must submit their signature and refrain from any malpractice, forgery etc in which case the candidature is subject to cancellation, furthermore, a case will be filed against such candidates using the UFM and criminal action shall be launched against them as per the Country’s law.

The specifications of the documents are as indicated in the table below:

Document Format Specification
Latest Passport size Photograph  JPG  Size: 10 kb to 200 kb
Post Card size photograph (4”X6”) JPG Size: 10 kb – 200 kb
Signature JPG Size: 4 kb to 30 kb
Left-hand thumb impression* JPG File size: 10 kb to 200 kb
Class X passed the certificate PDF File size: 50 kb to 300 kb
Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) PDF File size: 50 kb to 300 kb
PwBD certificate PDF File size: 50 kb to 300 kb
Citizenship Certificate/ Embassy Certificate or any Documentary proof of

Citizenship certificate

PDF File size: 50 kb to 300 kb

I. Specifications Of NEET Documents 2021 – Passport Size Photograph

  • Focus of the photo should majorly be on the face with 80% and greater face coverage
  • Photo must be recent
  • Clear visibility of the ears
  • Background of the photo should be white in colour
  • Background of the photo should be plain and not have any objects or scenery
  • Caps/shades and such accessories are not acceptable
  • If you use spectacles regularly, then take them on. Would be better to take without them to keep away light glares
  • Photographs should not be attested
  • Computer-generated photographs and usage of Polaroid is not permitted

II. Specifications Of NEET Documents 2021 – Postcard Size Photograph

  • You can use the same passport size photograph, resize it to get a postcard photo.
  • Keep handy, at least 5 of these photos for further rounds of admission

III. Specifications Of NEET Documents 2021 – Signature

  • Signature should not be in Cap locks
  • Signature should be in running handwriting on a white sheet of paper with a black ink pen
  • Image should be scanned to upload

IV. Specifications Of NEET Documents 2021 – Left-thumb Impression

  • As per NTA, the image must be scanned to upload
  • Thumb impression must not be blurry, must be clear
  • Smudged impressions are not allowed

V. Specifications Of NEET Documents 2021 – Class 10 Marksheet

  • Scan the passing certificate of Class 10 to upload
  • Ensure the image for its clarity and visibility of all details
  • Upload it to the portal with the required dimensions as described above

Note: Candidates must ensure that the uploaded documents meet all the requirements mentioned in this article. If one fails to upload even one of these documents due to various reasons, the NEET application form will not be submitted, and hence further steps shall be stalled. The next step in line after uploading documents is the payment of fee, which will not take place until the documents are not uploaded with the mentioned specifications, subsequently, the candidate will not be registered. Hence document uploading is an important step in the process.

Discrepancies In Image

In the instance where a candidate faces any differences/issues in the NEET Photo 2021 size, specifications, document format etc, the NTA shall keep the candidate informed about the same either via email or SMS.

Image-Correction Procedure

  • Visit the official website, ntaneet.nic.in and click on the ‘NEET candidate login’ tab
  • Fill in your application number and password (as entered while filling the online form)
  • Click on the option of uploading documents (signature/photograph) that the screen displays
  • Upload the corrected image as per specification
  • Verify the image and then click on submit
  • You will receive an OTP on mail and phone number
  • Enter the same
  • NEET Correction slip is generated
  • Print it out

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