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AIIMS 2018: Uploading Photograph/ Size (Photo/ Signature)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-2018) registration form starts from 2nd Week of February 2018. In the final step of registration (Step-6) the candidate has to upload scanned photograph, signature and left thumb impression. The candidate must note that you must read all the instructions for uploading recent passport size photograph.

Important Notes:

  1. Your photograph must have white background
  2. Your face is clearly visible
  3. Size of the image is between 50-100 kb
  4. Only .jpg/.jpeg/.gif/.png format images are accepted
  5. The photograph should not be blurred in the process of editing.


Below is the correct process of uploading Scanned Photograph, Signature for the AIIMS-2018 entrance test.

Digital image of your photo can be made in two ways

  1. Clicking your photo using a digital device (camera etc)
  2. Scanning of already available photograph

1. A.Photo from Camera/ Digital Device:

  1. Stand against a white background.
  2. Click color photograph in bright light using any digital device (preferably with > 5-megapixel resolution). Avoid using flash as it
  3. There must be no shadow on the white background.
  4. Look straight into the camera (to avoid angulation of face).
  5. Ensure that your eyes and both ears are clearly visible on the photograph.

1.B. Editing of digital photograph

  • Transfer the photograph from the digital device to a computer/laptop.
  • Crop the photograph such that your head, shoulders are visible and occupy most of the image.
  • Resize the image to 50 – 100 Kb (maintain aspect ratio, i.e. height and width ratio to avoid distortion of image)

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  1. One (1) recent color passport size photograph with white background is required.
  2. It should be taken professionally.
  3. Black & White / Polaroid photographs are NOT acceptable.
  4. Photograph MUST be taken on or after 15-09-2017.
  5. Candidate must have digital/softcopy of passport size photograph, Signature & Left Thumb Impression and save them as “CandidatePhotograph.jpg” “Signature.jpg” and “LeftThumbImpression.jpg” (supported formats include gif, png, jpg, jpeg). Keep size of photograph image between 50-100 kb, Signature image between 10-50 kb and LeftThumImpression image between 10-50 kb.

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Scanning of passport size photograph

  1. Draw a Box of 3.5 horizontal and 4.5 vertical size (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) on a white sheet of paper using a pencil.
  2. Paste the photograph in the box drawn.
  3. Put the paper with the photograph in the scanner and scan only the box with photograph (do not scan the whole sheet of white paper). Set the scanning to 200 dpi and scan the photograph. During scanning most software allows selection of the desired area for final scanning after initial preview & scan.
  4. Save the scanned images as jpg/jpeg/gif/png as “Photograph.jpg” or “Photograph.jpeg” or “Photograph.gif” or “Photograph.png”
  5. Resize the scanned image to 50 – 100 Kb. Use any image editing software to size the image. Maintain the aspect ratio (i.e. relationship of height vs width while resizing)

There are more images, but make sure you follow the instruction.

Left Thumb Impression

  1. Candidate should put his/her Left Thumb Impression in an area of 4” x 3” on paper with a stamp pad.
  2. Sean that paper. Supported formats of the images include gif, png, jpg, jpeg.
  3. Cut Left Thumb Impression area of 4″ x 3″ and save it as “LeftThumbImpression.jpg”.
  4. Keep size of Signature minimum, as the maximum size limit is 10 KB to 50 KB.

Click “Browse” Button right to the signature field.


  1. Draw a box of 3 cm x 6 cm (width*height) on a white paper sheet with a pencil.
  2. Take a thick tip black/blue ink pen (preferably fountain pen).
  3. The person who will be appearing in the examination should sign within the drawn box (full signature).
  4. Sean that paper. Supported formats of the images include gif, png, jpg, jpeg.
  5. Cut Signature area of 2″ x 3″ and save it as “Candidate Signature.jpg”. Keep the size of Signature minimum, as the maximum size limit is 10 KB to 50 KB.

The following kind of signatures are NOT acceptable:

aiims sign

  • Signature containing Initials only
  • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS
  • Signature with overwriting

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  1. Ramesh Valiyarampath

    Is the size of scanned images in centimeter or inches?

  2. What is the size of photo ,signature and thumb impression to be uploaded ,in KB

    • Hello Shalan milan,
      For photograph, the size is between 50-100 kb, Signature image between 10-50 kb and LeftThumImpression image between 10-50 kb.
      All the best

  3. can i put my last year already scanned photo in application form and also in photo do we need name and date?

  4. is this time name & date not necessary with photograph of appl ?

  5. this time name is to be mentioned in the photograph?

  6. No clear instruction about photos signature and thump impression. In the aims registration thump could be 4cm x 3cm was mentioned but in this feedback session the size was mentioned as inches. So pl give clear instructions about photos signature and thump

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