SSC CHSL 2021 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

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Mar 22, 2021

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The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) every year for recruitment in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

Applicants are recruited on posts like – Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Court Clerk.

SSC CHSL 2021 official notification was released on November 06, 2020. Applicants must attach their recent coloured passport size photograph and signature of dimensions specified by the conducting authorities.

The same photo and signature will be printed on the SSC CHSL Admit Card. Hence, while filling the application form candidates must carefully read the instructions and follow the dimensions mentioned in the article below.

SSC CHSL 2021: Important Dates

Important Dates
Important Events Dates
Notification November 06, 2020
Applications November 06, to December 26, 2020
Last date for application fee submission in online mode December 28, 2020
Last date for the generation of offline Challan December 30, 2020
Last date for application fee payment through challan January 01, 2021
Tier-I exam April 12, 2021, to April 27, 2021
Tier-II exam to be notified later

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SSC CHSL 2021 Photo Size and Specifications

Size & Specifications

While filling SSC CHSL 2021 Application Form go through the specifications required. Also, make a note that applications with blurred image will be rejected by the authorities. Here is the list of important pointers on this subject:

SSC CHSL Image Specifications
Pointers Specifications
Photo size 20 KB to 50 KB
Photo dimension 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height)
Image Format JPEG format
Photo background White
Photograph resolution 100 X 120 pixels
Photograph Date The photograph must be taken on or after October 1, 2020
Details on Photo Name and Date at the bottom of the photo (Optional)
Note: Candidates must not wear a cap or goggles while getting clicked for the photograph. Spectacles are allowed if used regularly but there must be no reflections.

Signature Specifications

SSC CHSL 2021 Signature Specifications


Along with the photo, candidates are also required to attach a scanned image of the signature. The specifications are listed below:

Pointers Specifications
Signature image size 10 KB to 20 KB
Signature dimension 4 cm (width) X 2 cm (Height)
Image Format JPEG format
Signature Background White
Signature resolution 140 X 60 pixels
Signature Style The signature must be done by the candidate with a running hand
Note: Applications with illegible signature will be rejected

How to resize image

How to Resize Photo and Signature Size?

How to resize

Uploading online images can be stressful since it is difficult to get the images under the required specifications. There are various methods using which candidates can resize passport size photo and signature.

How to resize Photo using MS Paint

  • Open your image in MS Paint.
  • Go to resize option in the toolbar
  • Uncheck “Maintain Aspect Ratio” and readjust the pixels as instructed.
  • Click on ok and check image properties for image size

Guidelines to attach photo

Guidelines to Attach Photograph in SSC CHSL 2021 Application Form

Guidelines to Attach

At the time of SSC CHSL 2021 Registration, students make errors while choosing their passport-size photograph to upload. To avoid disqualification, the following guidelines must be followed:

  • The photograph must be clicked by a professional camera. Avoid using smartphones to take pictures. The background of the photo should be white.
  • Keep eye contact with the camera, while getting clicked. Avoid wearing muffler, scarf and caps.
  • The face must be clearly visible and should cover more than 75% of the total area of the picture.
  • Also, it must be noted that a photo clicked with dim, improper light or flash must not be uploaded application form.
  • Students are allowed to wear spectacles in their photograph if used regularly.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.