(Apply Online) Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) - 2017

(Apply Online) Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) - 2017

GOAPS: GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS website) has the web address http://appsgate.iitr.ernet.in

Photograph and Signature Requirements

The GATE 2017 Online Application Processing System requires that your photograph and signature are uploaded electronically at the time of submitting your application. Uploading photograph or signature that does not meet the specifications can result in rejection of the application without any refund of the application fee.

Guidelines for Scanning

Please pay attention to upload only good quality photograph. Poor quality of the photograph submitted will lead to rejection of your GATE application, without any refund of the application fee. The GATE score card will be printed with the photograph you submit.

Photograph

1. A passport size photograph of the face of the candidate is required for application form. The photograph must be in color and taken after 1st September 2016 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other self-composed portraits may result in rejection of application.
2. Background of the photograph must be white or a very light color.
3. The face should occupy at least 75% of the area of the photograph with a full-face view looking into the camera directly.
4. The main features of the face must not be covered by hair of the head, any cloth or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.
5. If you normally wear spectacles, a photograph with glare on glasses is not acceptable in application. While you may wear spectacles for the photo shoot, if glare cannot be avoided, then remove the spectacles.
6. You must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.
7. There should be proper flash i.e., proper lighting while taking photograph.
8. Ask your photo studio to provide the image in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width x Height) print.
9. Maximum pixel resolution for JPEG: 480 × 640 (0.3 Mega pixel) (Ask your studio to reduce it to this resolution if it is higher).
10. Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG: 240 × 320.
11. The photograph must match with your appearance on the day of the examination.

Signature

1. Please draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height x Width) on an A4 white paper. Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box. The signature with all capital letters or in any other color than black and blue shall NOT be accepted.
2. Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your signature inside) scanned by a professional using a scanner. Crop it to the border of the box.
3. Only JPEG image formats will be accepted.
4. The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 160 × 560.
5. The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 80 × 280.
6. Photographs of the signatures taken using mobile phone are not acceptable, and can result in rejection of the application without any refund of the fee.

Thumb Impression Specifications

1. Please draw a rectangular box of size 3 cm × 5 cm (Height x Width) on an A4 white paper. Mark your left thumb impression within this box using a blue or black stamp pad. (Right thumb impression, if it is difficult to access the left thumb for any reason. For candidates unable to provide thumb impression for any reason, please provide impression of any finger)
2. Get the digital image of the rectangular box (with your thumb impression inside) scanned by a professional using a scanner. Crop it to the border of the box.
3. Only JPEG image formats will be accepted.
4. The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 160 × 560.
5. The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 80 × 280.
6. Photographs of the thumb impression taken using mobile phone are not acceptable, and can result in rejection of the application without any refund of the fee.

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