AFCAT Photo Size, Dimensions, Format and Other Details

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Jun 12, 2019

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Candidates applying for AFCAT 2019 entrance exam have to fill up the application form by attaching a color passport size photo and signature in the prescribed format. Before beginning the registration procedure, candidates should read the instructions carefully and adhere to the prescribed dimensions.

This year, AFCAT 2019 is scheduled for February 16 and 17 in CBT mode. Registration window closed on December 30. The following article details out the specifications for the important documents that must be uploaded in the application form for the exam.


AFCAT 2019 Photo Size and Specifications

While filling out the application form for AFCAT 2019, candidates need to pay attention to the prescribed specifications. Some important pointers related to photo size are as follows:

  • AFCAT photo size: 10 to 50 Kb
  • AFCAT photo background color: White
  • Image format: JPEG/JPG
  • Photo resolution: 100 x 120 pixels

Note: The passport photo should not have a cap or sunglasses. Spectacles are permitted if used on a regular basis.

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AFCAT Signature and Thumb Impression Specifications

Uploading images online can seem to be a difficult process given the prescribed specifications. However, there are many simple methods that can be used to resize the passport photo, signature and the thumb impression.

How to Resize Photo using MS Paint

  • Open the image with MS Paint
  • Go to the toolbar and select the ‘Resize’ option
  • Uncheck ‘Maintain Aspect Ratio’ and readjust the pixels as per prescribed specifications
  • Click on ‘Ok’ and check the image properties of the image

How to Resize Photo using Windows Photo Gallery

  • Select the photo to be resized from Windows Photo Gallery
  • From the properties menu click on ‘Edit’
  • Click on ‘Resize’ and set preset option
  • Next, click ‘Custom’ option from the list
  • Enter prescribed dimensions
  • Click ‘Resize and Save’

How to Resize Photo using Photoshop

  • Select the image to be resized
  • Click on ‘Image’ drop down menu and select ‘Image Size’
  • Type in the prescribed dimensions in the width and height box
  • Next, uncheck the box ‘Constraint Proportions’
  • Click on ‘Ok’

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Guidelines to Attach Photograph on AFCAT Form

Candidates tend to make errors while filling up the AFACT 2019 application form especially while selecting the photo to be uploaded. In order to avoid being disqualified, aspirants need to keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • The passport size photo must be taken using a professional camera. Avoid using smartphones. Ensure that the background is white.
  • Eye contact must be maintained with the camera when the photo is being taken. Avoid wearing caps, scarfs and mufflers.
  • Face must be visible and should cover 75% of the photo area.
  • Ensure that proper lighting is used while taking the photo. Avoid flash, improper lighting or dim light setting that can lead to disqualification of the application.
  • Students are permitted to wear spectacles if worn regularly.

In case the images scanned and do not meet the prescribed specifications, then it can be rectified during form correction.


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

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