Date: July 2017
Counter No: 23
Visa interview Experience:
VO: Pass me your passport and i20. How many universities did you apply to?
ME: 6 universities. 2 admits 2 reject and 2 are still under review.
VO: Why did you choose UTA over the other one?
ME: Explained about the curriculum and research work.
VO: When did you finish your bachelor's degree, CGPI, GRE score?
ME: Told her.
VO: Your I20 says that your program is CS. What will be your specialization and why?
ME: Data science. It's a new and brimming field has a lot of scope. It was also termed as a the sexiest job in 2016 (she gave me a smile and told that it's right I heard that too. Nice)
VO: Have you ever gone out of India?
ME: once for sports. (She looked at me all surprised. She seemed interested and starting asking more about it)
VO: What subject will you be taking in your first Semester?
ME: Named a few.
VO: Which one of them will be most fun for you?
ME: Told her data mining. Because it was my favorite even in my undergraduate.
VO: Who is going to sponsor your education?
ME: My father and I have an education loan of xxx lakhs.
VO: What your father does. And his income?
ME: Answered both.
VO: When do you have to start paying your loan back?
ME: Told her that it's after 3 years.
VO: That's like immediate after your graduation. That's a short amount of time.
(She then typed something on her computer for like 15 seconds. I was really scared by then)
VO: Congrats. I'm approving your visa. All the best.
After hearing this I practically ran out with a huge grin on my face.
- The key to crack the interview is confidence and a smile.
- Don't make them repeat their question more than once.
- Be confident about your answer. And relax.
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