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Photograph Requirements

  • Please pay attention to upload only a good quality recent photograph. JAM 2024 Admit Card and Scorecard will be printed with the photograph that you submit during application.
  • The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination.
  • A passport size (3.5 cm Width × 4.5 cm Height) photograph of the face of the candidate is required for the application form.
  • The photograph must be recent and must be in COLOUR. Photographs of poor resolution taken using a mobile phone and other self-composed portraits may result in the rejection of the application.
  • The photograph is required in JPEG/JPG format and must be of size 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width × Height).
  • Maximum size of the JPEG/JPG image can be 480×640 in pixels (0.3 Mega pixel).
    The minimum pixel size of the JPEG/JPG image should be 240×320 in pixels. The file size of the image should be in the range of 50 kB to 200 kB.
  • Background of the photograph must be white or a very light colour.
  • The face should occupy at least 50% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.
  • The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth/facemask or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
  • If glare cannot be avoided then take the photo without the spectacles
  • You must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.
  • Poor quality of the photograph submitted will lead to rejection of your JAM application, without any refund of the application fee.

Tips for Resizing Image

Some samples of acceptable good-quality photographs and unacceptable poor-quality photographs are shown below:

A. Samples of Acceptable Photographs


B. Samples of not Acceptable Photographs