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How to reduce size of image for NEET or SSC-CGL application

Updated: Mar 8, 2021

One of the requirements for applying online is to keep your images within required sizes. As an example, here is requirement for image upload when applying for NEET.


  1. The Scanned image of the Passport size Photograph of the candidate should be in JPG/JPEG format and Image size should be between 10Kb to 200Kb.

  2. The Scanned image of Signature of the candidate should be in JPG/JPEG format and Image size should be between 4Kb to 30Kb

  3. The Scanned image of Left Hand Thumb impression of the candidate should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 10Kb to 50Kb

  4. The Scanned image of Class 10th Certificate of the candidate should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 100Kb to 300Kb

  5. The Scanned image of Post Card size Photograph of the candidate should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 50Kb to 300Kb


There are several websites online that provide you a one click service, and you can upload the image and download it back in desired size configurations. Without naming any such site, we would like to warn the users on data privacy on these sites. You will be uploading your photographs, aadhar card copy and signature on these sites. Should you be comfortable providing so much information about yourself to a website that is not well established ? The information can leak in many unexpected ways, the sites may be storing data in backend, or simply, you are using a public wifi network which exposes to to theft and risks.



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Reduce image size for NEET application without compromising on your data security:


If you are on windows, you can use the built in paint program to resize your image.


In windows search bar, type "paint".

You will see the paint app. Click to open it.


Once you have opened the paint application in windows, go to file menu and open picture that you want to reduce in size.



Once the file is opened, go to resize tab on the top menu.




Specify the size reduction, in % or in pixels. Normally you will be reducing your pictures anywhere between 10% to 50%. But you have to try a few times here to get the right size.




Press ok. Your picture will now be reduced in size.




That's it. You can now go to file menu and save your file. Remember, you should save it only as JPG/ JPEG format as this is one requirement of the uploaded image.



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