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 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 format and must be of size 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width × Height).

  • Maximum size of the JPEG image can be 480×640 in pixels (0.3 Mega pixel). The minimum pixel size of the JPEG 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 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:
A. Samples of Acceptable Photographs


B. Sample of Rejected Photographs
Not looking into camera Improper background Wearing colour glasses
Smaller in size
(Standard size is 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm)
Face not covering 50% area Cropped from other Photo
Shadow on the face Face covered with mask or cloth Facial features are partially visible
Glare on spectacles Improper background photo Blurred image