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Documents Required to Fill NEET 2021 Application Form: Photo Specifications, Scanned Images

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: April 07, 2021 | NEET UG

NTA has prescribed specifications for the images that are to be uploaded during registration. Candidates must carefully upload their documents for NEET 2021 applications as it is a crucial step in the process.

Documents for NEET Application

NTA will soon be releasing the application date for NEET 2021. The NEET 2021 exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses is scheduled to take place on August 1, 2021. So, this is high time for aspirants to get themselves well acquainted with the procedure and documentation for NEET 2021 application. Uploading the documents diligently should be the top priority of candidates as one small mistake can lead to an unsuccessful attempt in submitting the application form. 

NTA (National Testing Agency), which is the conducting body of NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) has prescribed specifications for the images that are to be uploaded during registration. We have mentioned every single detail in the article below. Interested candidates may go through the details below to ensure a successful submission. 

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List of Documents Required for NEET 2021 Application

Mentioned below is the full list of documents that one must possess at the time of the NEET 2021 registration/ application. 

  • Candidate’s photograph

  • Signature

  • Left-hand thumb impression

  • Class 10 mark sheet

  • Class 10 Passing Certificate

  • Class 12 mark sheet

  • Class 12 Passing Certificate

  • ID proof (for instance, Adhaar Card) 

Photo Specifications for NEET 2021 Application

To upload the image of a candidate’s photograph, signature, Class 10 Passing Certificate, and left-hand thumb impression, it needs to be scanned. While scanning the images/ documents, there are certain specifications that one needs to keep in mind. The details for each document is mentioned in the table below.


Image Specifications

Image Size

Image Dimensions

Image Format

Candidate’s Photograph

  • Image must have been captured after 1st September 2020

  • The photograph should be of postcard size

  • There must be the candidate’s name and date of capture written at the button

  • Must have a white background

  • 80 per cent of the image area must contain the candidate’s face

  • Ears must be visible 

50 KB - 300 KB

4 cm X 6 cm



  • The photograph must be of passport size

  • Must have a white background

  • 80 per cent of the image area must contain the candidate’s face

  • Must have been taken after 1st Sept 2020

  • There must be the candidate’s name and date of capture written at the button

10 KB - 200 KB

4 cm X 6 cm


Candidate’s Signature 

  • Must have been signed with a black pen

  • Must have been signed-in running handwriting

  • Must have a white background

4 KB - 30 KB



Left-hand Thumb Impression

  • Must have been imprinted on a white paper

  • Candidates must use blue ink

10 KB - 50 KB



Class 10 Passing Certificate

Must be scanned

100 - 400 KB



How to Upload Images/ Documents for NEET 2021 Application?

While filling the NEET 2021 application, when candidates reach the images uploading step, this is how they will have to go about. 

  • Click on the button reading ‘Upload your recent signature and photograph’.

  • A list of documents that need to be uploaded will open on the computer screens. 

  • Click on the ‘Choose File’ button present in front of the document’s name.

  • Then clicking on the ‘Browse’ button will help candidates locate the file. 

  • Once located, click on ‘Next’.    

  • With this, a new webpage will open displaying the documents that were chosen by the applicant. 

  • If all the documents are correct, candidates can click on the ‘Next’ button and then press ‘Upload’ to complete the process. 

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Is it okay if I'm wearing a cap in my photograph for NEET 2021 application?

NTA requires 80 per cent of the image to contain the candidate's face with exposed ears. Upon failing to meet this requirement, the image could become a cause of the application standing cancelled.  

Which hand do I need to use for thumb impression while filling NEET 2021 application?

You are required to submit a scanned copy of your left-hand thumb impression for NEET 2021 application. The impression must have been imprinted with blue ink. 

Can I submit a photograph with blue background for NEET 2021 applications?

No, you are required to submit a photograph with only a white background. Upon failing to do so, your application will stand cancelled. 

What documents do I need for NEET 2021 registration?

For NEET 2021 registration, the documents that one will be required to complete the process include Candidate’s photograph, Signature, Left-hand thumb impression, Class 10 mark sheet, Class 10 Passing Certificate, Class 12 mark sheet, Class 12 Passing Certificate, ID proof (for instance, Adhaar Card), etc. 

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