Photograph Requirements

  • Please pay attention to upload only a good quality photograph. The JAM Score Card will be printed with the photograph you submit.

  • 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 in COLOR and taken after 01 August 2019 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other self-composed portraits may result in the rejection of the application.

  • Request photo studio to provide the image of your photo in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width × Height) print.

  • Maximum size of the JPEG image can be 480×640 in pixels (0.3 Mega pixel) (Request photo studio to reduce it to this size if it is larger). The minimum pixel size of the JPEG image should be 240×320. The file size of the image should be in the range of 5KB to 200KB.

  • 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 or any shadow. Forehead, eyes, nose and chin should be clearly visible.

  • If you normally wear spectacles, a photograph with glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. While you may wear spectacles for the photo shoot, if glare cannot be avoided, then remove 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.


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


Sample Photographs - Accepted

accepted photo
accepted photo
accepted photo


Sample Photographs - Rejected

rejected photo

Not looking into camera

rejected photo

Improper Background

rejected photo

Wearing Colour glasses

rejected photo

Smaller in Size (Standard size is 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm)

rejected photo

Face not covering 50% area

rejected photo

Cropped from other Photo

rejected photo

Shadow on the face

rejected photo

Face covered with cloth

rejected photo

Smaller in Size (Standard size is3.5 cm X 4.5 cm)

rejected photo

Glare on spectacles

rejected photo

Improper Background Photo taken from mobile

rejected photo

Blurred Image

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